On Saturday night Leslie Hall, of Leslie & The LY's, took to the stage at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and charmed the pants off of every single member of the audience. (Well, not really. She did express her disappointment in how few pairs of pants were actually removed and tossed her way during her ultra-fun song “No Pants Policy”).
But it’s the high energy and lovable presence of Leslie that captivates her crowd and pretty ... Read More
Love letters: what could possibly be more fun and wonderful to send or receive?! They are truly one of the world’s most romantic gestures of all time. There is simply nothing like taking the time to appreciate your love interest by allowing your heart to flow through your fingertips when you connect pen to paper. It doesn’t have to matter if it’s the tingly bubble-gum butterflies or the deeply rooted unconditional devotion that we feel towards ... Read More
Yes, you read that correctly: butt song from Hell. Hieronymous Bosch’s enigmatic triptych The Garden of Earthy Delights, created around 1500 AD, features in its right-most panel a vision of Hell, the conclusion to the narrative of the divine Creation, the union of Adam and Eve, and life on Earth. The work is so richly symbolic that scholars have battled over the intentions of even its smallest details; surprisingly, I had yet to read any news on the ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Feb 12, 2014 |
If you are over this Polar Vortex as much as every other person on the internet, Tacocat is here to save the day with their surf-rock period anthem "Crimson Wave." This catchy song makes me feel like I am at the best beach party ever, with dancing sharks and mermaids, while menstruating my cares away. Crabs and cramps have never sounded like so much fun and once you watch the music video below, you'll understand why.
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The indie rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Young Rival has released the very first random dot autostereogram music video for their single Black Is Good. In other words, it’s the first damn Magic Eye music video ever, and it just blew my mind!
I finally gave it a view this morning, and trust me, I totally realize how silly I must have looked sitting in the office staring intensely at the snowy screen of my computer.
But just like all those cross-eyed hours ... Read More
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