Quantcast
Music

Music

Today, Pussy Riot continued their demands for justice and police reform in Russia with a new song and video, “Track About Good Cop.” The song imagines a future in which Russian police and citizens are partners in creating a safe and just society. It’s a stark contrast to the country’s reality, in which police arrest Russians for speaking out against their corrupt and violent government. The video shows Pussy Riot members dressed in police uniforms dancing happily, while singing lyrics like “Me and the cop,...
For the third year in a row, TUFFEST will take over South Seattle to uplift and emphasize the voices of people of color, women, nonbinary, trans, and gender nonconforming musicians and artists. TUFFEST is an all-day and all-night annual celebration put on by TUF, a Seattle-based collective. This year’s fest will be held for free on July 14th in Judkins Park. TUF’s mission is to challenge the white cisgender male norm that exists within electronic music and media. The collective pursues this through representation and uplifting...

It’s been a shitty couple of weeks. Given the political climate, the actual climate, and that little old impending nuclear war...well, sometimes we need solid tunes to get us through the day OR get us off our asses. Enjoy this Summer Empowerment Playlist, chock-full of bad ass babes pumping out killer jams: You're making protest posters: "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson   You had a badass day at work and totally shut down Chad: "Bossy" by Kelis  Oh, and you also shut down Todd when he tried to steal your...
   To celebrate BUST's 25th anniversary, we're bringing some of our favorite cover stories online. Here's our interview with Florence Welch from our June/July 2011 issue. From art school dropout to Grammy-nominated artist, Brit singer Florence Welch is cool as hell. Here, she reveals what it's like to be a sudden celebrity and what happened when she had the world's worst hangover. Florence Welch cannot believe what I am telling her. “Whaaaaat?” she says into the phone incredulously. She’s drawing out her words, apparently in so much shock she...
Alicia "Alice" Armendariz, a.k.a. Alice Bag, is more than a riotous vocalist with a sharp tongue and explosive delivery. Yes, she is known for igniting a fierce femme fire within the late '70s L.A. punk scene with her pioneering band the Bags, but that is just where her musical story really took root. For more than four decades, the East L.A.-born artist has created powerful, defiant music that pushes the boundaries of the status quo (her band credits are long and varied: Cholita!, Castration Squad,...
 Queer women are having a moment in pop music. After much anticipation, Janelle Monáe officially came out as queer in a Rolling Stone interview. Kehlani also confirmed on Twitter that she considers herself queer, after making headlines kissing Demi Lovato onstage in April. In the video for “I Need A Woman to Love,” from a compilation album of reimagined wedding songs, Kesha officiates a lesbian wedding. In the videos for “Make Me Feel” and “PYNK,” Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson play a couple (amidst speculations...
Having a bad day? Just watch this video of 10-year-old girl from Ghana DJ Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh, famously known as DJ Switch. Having gained popularity thanks to a viral video from BBC News Africa, the young superstar is making waves across the world due to her energetic music and bright personality. The young DJ chose her name because she “switch[es] up people’s happiness.” She can be seen in the video standing on top of cinder blocks, so she can reach her DJ equipment, smiling into...
  To celebrate BUST's 25th anniversary, we're bringing some of our favorite cover stories online for the first time. Here's our  story with Missy Elliott from our Summer/Fall 1998 "Girlfriends" issue. A minute ago, the question on everyone’s lips was, “Whazzup with the chick in that crazy Hefty Bag jumpsuit?” Now Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is the buzz in the music industry. At twenty-five she’s been nominated for three Grammys, three MTV video awards, and two Soul Train awards. After starting her own label, Goldmind, she’s developed and produced acts...
“I Like It,” the latest single off Cardi B’s album Invasion of Privacy, hit number one on the Billboard charts yesterday, making Cardi the first female rapper to ever top the charts twice. Even before this milestone, Cardi B had already made history as the first female rapper to snag No. 1 in almost 20 years with last summer’s hit “Bodak Yellow.” Check out “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, below, and read more on Pitchfork.  Serena Williams Kicks Ass At Wimbledon The tennis superstar is back at the championship...
This Pride Month, we're celebrating LGBTQ musicians and artists who inspire us. Check out these 7 musicians to find your next queer anthem! Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara, the twin sisters that created your favorite hits like “Closer” and even “Everything is AWESOME!!!” from The LEGO Movie, have been open about their queer identity since they debuted on the music scene in 1998. In addition to penning LGBTQ anthems such as “Boyfriend,” the sisters have started their own eponymous foundation that is dedicated to awareness...