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We’re excited to be premiering the music video for “Cryin' My Eyes Out” from Shannon Shaw’s new solo album. Shaw’s solo project, Shannon in Nashville, is a departure from her band Shannon and the Clams’ golden, garage-y surf rock. Her new music underscores her rich vocals with vintage vibes. still from "Cryin' My Eyes Out" Shaw relocated to Nashville to write her aptly-named solo album with a few of her buddies, including Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who produced and played guitar, and a handful of...
This weekend, I will be attending Elements Lakewood Camping Festival, which will take place on the gorgeous 60-acre lakefront & wooded property in Lakewood, PA. The three-day festival (May 25-27, 2018) will feature an incredible lineup with headlining acts including Claude VonStroke, City of the Sun, Desert Hearts and Sphongle. The stacked lineup will be held acorss over 8 stages, several including of which built by the incredible design team, The Reliquarium. Although I am stoked about the lineup, it is the abundance of wellness and health programs...
Bad ass Brooklyn band, A Deer A Horse, has teamed up with #HappyPeriod for a benefit concert this Thursday, May 24th, at Brooklyn Bazaar. The concert's mission is to end the stigma around menstruation and to raise funds to benefit #HappyPeriod. #HappyPeriod's goal is to ensure that no one who menstruates has to go without menstrual products. The organization works with different outlets to collect, assemble and distribute menstrual products for people who otherwise cannot afford them. 100% of the proceeds go to Happy Period. photo by...
We're excited to premiere the music video for Portland-based dream rock band Ezza Rose's new song "No Means No," a song that connects with the #MeToo movement. The song shares a name with Ezza Rose's new album.   "Don't wanna tell you that 'No means no,'" singer Ezza Rose (who shares a name with her band) proclaims as we see men with blurred-out faces harass women on the sidewalks, in the office, on public transportation, and in the park. In a statement, Rose explains the line: “Words have...
  We’re excited to share that Erykah Badu is BUST’s cover star for our June/July 2018 issue, aka our 25th anniversary issue! For our 25th anniversary, we wanted to choose an icon who began her career around the same time BUST was born—and Badu is the perfect choice. She is as relevant, interesting and groundbreaking today as she was when she first burst onto the scene in the early ‘90s. We’ve included a few quotes below from our ten-page cover story, written by Jamia Wilson and photographed...
Taleen Kali, a cosmic punk in the L.A. noise rock scene who has opened for Madame Gandhi and Kimya Dawson, is releasing her debut solo album, Soul Songs, on Lolipop Records this summer. We're excited to premiere her first single "Lost & Bound" here. Kali tells BUST via email, “‘Lost & Bound’ is about finding yourself again after being lost. I wanted to write a song that was really dark but also danceable, so I wrote a dirge dedicated to a 'lost self,' and I added...
Capturing everyone from punk pioneers to rap revolutionaries, iconic music photographer Janette Beckman is always pointing her lens toward the future  For over 40 years, British photographer Janette Beckman has been a fixture on the underground scene, creating a body of work that is stored deep in the memory banks of music fans everywhere. You may have seen her shots on the covers of seminal albums like the Police’s Outlandos D’Amour, New Edition’s Candy Girl, and EPMD’s Unfinished Business, or on singles like the B-52s’ “Love...
Karin Dreijer, aka Fever Ray, took to the stage at the Brooklyn Hangar this past weekend as part of the Red Bull Music Festival. The concert kicked off her 2018 world tour. Dreijer appeared wearing a padded body suit, with a bald head and fabulous, garish, glam makeup. She was accompanied by synthesizers and percussion. Two dancers shared backup vocal duties while interacting with Dreijer, combining movement and dance. The light show was stunning, with enough lasers and special effects to rival Genesis or Pink Floyd...
  Here are the album reviews from our April/May 2018 issue! We're featuring new music from artists like Frankie Cosmos, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, and Sunflower Bean.  And we've got a Spotify playlist for you, too:   FRANKIE COSMOSVessel(Sub Pop) Whether she’s writing about eating leftover rice late at night, her phone dying, or wasting time on a train, Frankie Cosmos songwriter Greta Kline has a knack for weaving poetry out of small, simple moments. Though she’s moved away from home recording, the prolific songwriter (Vessel marks her...
  This coming Wednesday, female artists from Jade Bird to Lola Kirke will be performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to raise funds for the Americana Music Association. The association, also known as the AMA, aims to work closely with artists and media involved in American Roots music. The Tribute to Women in Americana benefit also will aim to tackle the gender imbalance within the genre by highlighting an impressive lineup of female artists covering songwriting legends like Dolly Parton and Carole King. The show is...