I would say that I listen to about 30+ different bands on any given week, and to be quite frank, most of them sort of bleed right into the next. I like to sit at my desk and listen to each new CD that comes into the BUST office with care, in its entirety, and then at the end I will make my evaluation by taping a little note to the cover that says something like, "this sounds like farts," or, "this is decent, but in an annoying way." When pressed to define ... Read More
Did the Monday morning return to work leave you feeling a bit down? Never fear my friends, thanks to the beauty of YouTube, the universe has blessed us with mindless entertainment at the click of a mouse. Do you consider yourself a crazy cat person? (Shhh...your secret is safe with me). Even if felines aren't your cup of tea, you can't help but laugh at this montage of ridiculous cat clips, set to the rap-tastic stylings of BoyfriendsInc. WARNING: You might want ... Read More

Class Actress? Class Act

BY Lisa in Music Stuff |

Any band that cites Madonna’s first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me. And in the case of the forthcoming EP from Class Actress (it hits ears Feb. 9), another and another and another. After totally falling for the Brooklyn trio’s throwback synthiness and lead singer Elizabeth Harper, who has a voice like buttah, I had to check them out at the Highline Ballroom last night, where they opened for Au Revoir Simone. They took the ... Read More
  In the new year we all stock up on new supplies: organizers, planners, and the usual calendar. Lauren Marsella sent us a neat little calendar today that's a bit unconventional, funny, and snarky. Instead of typical photos of puppies or canonical art pieces, Marsella has drawn portraits of dead celebrities.   Celebs are featured in the month he or she took the big sleep. Featuring some of the late and greats: Bea Arthur, Michael Jackson and John Updike ... Read More
Our good friend and frequent photography contributor, the brilliant Danielle St. Laurent, is a worldwide traveler who pops in and out of international airports like they were the corner candy shop. (Weird metaphor, I know; I'm just trying to say she's in them alot!) Anyway, on a recent trip to Nairobi, Danielle spotted the following in a tiny Nairobi airport:What the WHAT?? That's a giant blow-up poster featuring BUST, Self, BUST, and Ebony! We're like SPAM over ... Read More