BY Fatimah Hameed in Music Stuff on Jan 28, 2014 |
Folksinger, activist, and wonderful old dude, Pete Seeger passed away Monday at age 94.
There's a lot to say about Seeger--his legacy combines poetry and politics, and his music has influenced countless artists and activists over the years. With his work for labor, civil rights, and anti-war movements, he always seemed to be there to support progress and humanity, Tom Joad-ing his way through the last century.Dorian Lynskey puts it well in his piece for The ... Read More
My goodness, where exactly were you at 13 years-old in terms of utilizing creative talents and working towards establishing your career. Clearly my tweenage pastimes of jumping on beds and drinking slushies on the curb have led me to where I can be found now.
But for energetic, teenaged Elle Morgan, who began DJing at 11 years-young, becoming one of the world’s most popular young DJs is starting to look like her reality. This girl has got the balance down ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 15, 2014 |
Are the winter blues getting you down? No fear, BUST favorites Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have a new album to keep you warm through the worst of the Polar Vortex. "Give the People What They Want," released yesterday, is full of the soul-funk music and high energy singing with which audiences and critics alike have fallen in love.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been giving the people what they want since the mid-90s with their electric live ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Jan 15, 2014 |
It looks like everyone's favorite tight rope walker, Janelle Monae, will be dancing and singing through the beloved sets of Sesame Street. We love this former BUST cover girl, and we're kinda losing our minds with excitement!
In this great behind the scenes clip, we see Monae singing "The Power of Yet," a song that teaches kids and adults alike the importance of perseverance, with cast favorites like Big Bird, Ernie and Cookie Monster. There is even a ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Music Stuff on Jan 07, 2014 |
I know we all live in a perpetual state of watching/talking about/admiring Beyoncé, Beyoncé, and the cult of Beyoncé, but what's St. Bey up to herself? Turns out she's watching covers of her own songs, and she took to Facebook to post a pretty fantastic one by sister duo Chloe and Halle.
Chloe and Halle cover "Pretty Hurts" from Ms. B's new album, and augment it with gorgeous harmonies and simple piano. It's a very grown-up song for sisters ... Read More
We know, we know. It's already New Year's Eve, so what do you want with another year-end list? To be honest, Laurie and I meant to do this weeks ago, but the traditional list-making season fell smack in the middle of our traditional February/March print deadline, so you can guess what took precedence. But think of all the things you can do with this appropriately timed year-end list: Play it tonight at your New Year's house party! Listen to it in its entirety ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Music Stuff on Dec 20, 2013 |
What are you doing tonight? Catching up on those New Girl episodes you missed? Re-watching the Beyoncé videos for the umpteenth time? Change of plans! Make your way down to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar instead for a night full of music from BUST-approved ladies.
For the generous price of $0, you’ll see SISU, Lizzo, U.S. Girls, and DJ Sheila B put on one hell of a show. This BUST curated lineup is guaranteed to have you dancing the whole damn ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Music Stuff on Dec 17, 2013 |
In case you forgot (which I'm SURE you didn't), BUST is having a party at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this Friday, December 20th, and YOU ARE ALL INVITED.
We're bringing together fantastic lady-artists SISU, Lizzo, U.S. Girls, and our very own DJ Sheila B. for a free show!
Doors open at 6pm at 165 Banker Street at Brooklyn Night Bazaar's new Greenpoint location with free admission to good food, good drank, good mini-golf, and GREAT music.
I'll just leave you with ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Music Stuff on Dec 16, 2013 |
As fans of girl rock (durr!) we're super excited about the launch of Brit website thegirlsare.com's first ever print issue of TGA, to complement its up-to-the-minute content online. After growing tired of finding music magazines in the 'men's interest' section, Editor Annette Barlow decided to do something about it. And how glad are we that she did? TGA will finally offer a real alternative to the male-dominated music press here in the ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Music Stuff on Dec 13, 2013 |
Despite a year of lows for women in the media, there were several ladies smashing the patriarchy in the music business this year. Here are some of our favorites!
Batches and Cookies – Lizzo feat. Sophia ErisThis video has it all. Badass ladies riding motorcycles? Check. Queer pride? Check. Baked goods? Check. Check. Check. Lizzo and Sophia Eris are incredibly talented lyricists whose clever bars will have you hooked after one listen. The video ... Read More