Bounce queen and BUSTie Big Freedia is probably the foremost authority we have on twerking, and she has a lot to say about Miley Cyrus. When BUST reached out to Big Freedia, she sent us an official statement on the Miley Cyrus twerk-gate. She said, “Get me and Miley together so I could give her ass some lessons.” The New Orleans musician shared some insight on the current twerking craze, its origins in New Orleans’ bounce scene, and why ... Read More
I recently caught Beats Antique at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. The all-instrumental band, comprised of David Satori (guitar, viola, and percussion), Tommy Cappel (keys, percussion), and Zoe Jakes (belly dancer, composer, and producer) fuses Middle Eastern tribal sounds with experimental world music and electronica. Lynx, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Colorado, was the opening act and wowed the crowd with her electronic folk-pop ... Read More
  I have repeatedly tried to teach myself to bounce. As much as I wiggle, my ass is just not having it. Because of my own failure (and believe me, I keep trying), I can't help but be impressed by those fly few who can truly shake dat booty. Bounce enthusiasts in New York better hold onto their hot pants: a week long bounce extravaganza is taking over the city starting next Monday, April 2nd. The week of events culminates in an Easter Sunday bounce-a-thon ... Read More
   "NOLA bounce comes to New York once again! Featuring Big Freedia! The Queen diva! For this night only in Brooklyn! Come out and show your support by shaking yer asses high in the air!" With a promising line-up of Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Team Robespierre, Japanther and our BUST sweetie, Big Freedia, the Vans House Party tomorrow should be bananas! This summer series of shows is at the House of Vans which is located on 25 Franklin St. Brooklyn ... Read More
Come join Big Freedia in shaking your BUST bootays to some loud Bounce music! It should be a wild night, with lots of bass and boozy, sweaty dancing goodness.Big Freedia is going to performing tomorrow on Driggs Ave, Brooklyn. The party is being thrown in a century old Polish dance hall. She will be joined by DJ Rusty Lazer, DJ Barney, and the sultry/fierce vocals of LaurenSara. If you're shy about your booty popping abilities, be sure to check out New York School ... Read More

Learn to Bounce

BY Kate Senecal in Music Stuff |

  Hailing from New Orleans, Big Freedia; Bounce's queen Diva who was featured in out Men We Love issue; is spreading the buzz about Bounce (a sexed-up, booty-shaking based, call and response style of hip-hop) by playing shows all over the country and demanding that folks shake it until they can’t stand up anymore. If you're in the New York City area and you've been to any of these performances, gotten totally pumped about Bouncing, but felt a little self ... Read More
If you ever get a chance to see Big Freedia live, do not hestitate. Go. The bounce artist and butch-queen gives the most amazing live show I’ve ever seen. The audience danced so hard, you had to scrape ass off the floor. The New Orleans artist performs a spin-off of the popular down-south genre bounce, coined Sissy Bounce by the media. Sissy bounce incorporates fierce and fabulous queer performance and gender-bending in to he booty-shaking and bass dropping ... Read More
Better bring your hot pants 'cause it's booty bounce time!  Legendary bounce dancer Altercation is hosting a bounce class tonight, and all are welcome. Stop by Party Expo, 929 Broadway Ave in Brooklyn, at 7:30 for the two hour class.  Dress for a work out!  The class is a sliding scale of ten to twenty dollars.  See you ... Read More
New Orleans bounce, the energetic, call-and-response style of hip hop from NOLA, is officially taking over!  The music comes with the signature and enigmatic booty bounce dance, and you can learn how to shake it like one of the best at the bounce dance class next Tuesday, June 1st. Altercation, one of renowned bounce artist Big Freedia's top dancers, is hosting the class in Brooklyn, which is open to any and all skill levels.  Check out the video below ... Read More
  Bounce Music performers and promoters in New Orleans have been invited to a showcase at this year's South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin.  They are all creators and originators of what we call Bounce, which has become the music of the streets of New Orleans. Some of the performers are- Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Big Freedia, Partners n' Crime, Vockah Redu, Magnolia Shorty and Miss Tee. For those that don't know, Bounce Music is merely the latest ... Read More
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