Singer-songwriter Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, have been getting down and staying down with each other in their personal lives, but now they are joining forces as Thao & Mirah and releasing a self-titled debut. The album will be released on April 26th with label, Kill Rock Stars. The couple, which went on tour together last year, recorded the album in a two week period with help from producer, Merril Garbor of tUnE-yArDs, and other ... Read More
Great music is magical. It can trigger a real emotional, or mental response and reaction. This has definitely been exemplified by the haunting, rather cryptic music of Anika’s self-titled debut LP (produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak> on Stones Throw). Here is BUST's review: There are a lot of chicks out there today emulating female musical icons of the ’60s and ’70s while putting a new twist on things. So far, no one’s done it ... Read More
I am a Pittsburgh native, which means I am obligated to spend every Sunday of the late summer into early fall watching the Steelers play (and this season, beat) various other teams in the NFL. This season, though, I've been finding it hard to push aside my ideals and totally support my team. As some of you may know, our star quarterback (and former golden boy) Ben Roethlisberger was accused of rape this past spring. Surprisingly, this was not the first time this ... Read More
What better way to have a good laugh than with The Phat Pack? Hosted by the hilarious duo of Miss CKC and TMC, The Phat Pack combines the silliness and splendor of the 80’s Brat Pack and The Frat Pack. Combining side-splitting, relevant jokes and even some hilarious hip-hop routines to put Shazzazz to shame, you’re guaranteed to have a good time with these guys! The group is comprised of the brilliant writer/comedian/freestyler Carolyn Castiglia, ... Read More
Obama’s State of the Union played on normal political cliché; “We have fought fiercely for our beliefs”, or “What comes at this moment will be determined by us” to inspire and unify the American public. Most speeches build up the audience, in this case, “the American family” and then let us in on some tragedy or fault, only to rise us up again with a new found sense of hope. We’re supposed to overcome. Barak ... Read More