“Punk godmother” Patti Smith recently received the Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish award which has been given out annually since 1992 to notable talents from Bjork to Zeppelin. The late ABBA lyricist and manager Stig Anderson created the prize to recognize the musical achievements of artists from a variety of genres and cultures, ensuring that the world would thank him for more than just “Dancing Queen” (but seriously, Mr. ... Read More
BY Nikki in Music Stuff on Aug 30, 2011 |
New York is inundated with music festivals, but there's nothing quite like the Tinderbox Music Festival -- an all-female showcase -- which returns to NY on Saturday, September 10th for its second year!BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor Tinderbox, which not only features a diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists, but also donates 100% of their net proceeds to Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Both organizations provide ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Music Stuff on Aug 20, 2011 |
A little bit '60s psychedelic revival', a little bit 'garage rock', and all 'up in your face'. Here are two clips of the Pandoras performing for the Los Angeles cable show, "L.A. IN!", circa 1985. This is my kind of band.
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BY Eileen Milman in Music Stuff on Aug 17, 2011 |
"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
BY Dylan Stableford in General on Aug 16, 2011 |
Like a growing number of touring bands with loose Bonnaroo ties, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals now headline their own music festival. Held over two days overlooking Burlington, Vermont's picturesque Lake Champlain last weekend, Grand Point North featured a lineup—handpicked by Potter—stacked with relatively unknown acts, many of them local Vermont bands seemingly on the verge of a national breakout--something Potter, from nearby Waitsfield, knows a ... Read More
BY Annelise S in Music Stuff on Jul 27, 2011 |
When noise/punk band Mika Miko split up, telephone-microphone hybrid fans were left heartbroken across the sprawl of greater Los Angeles (and beyond). Mika Miko were known for raising hell in DIY settings and venues, especially at downtown L.A.'s The Smell, where they played their final show in January 2010.
Today, however, I am thrilled to inform everyone of Mika Miko's resurrection of sorts. No, the band is not back together. But the group's sister duo, ... Read More
BY Annelise S in Movies on Jul 13, 2011 |
Calling all New Englanders: From the Back of the Room, a documentary chronicling female involvement in the diy punk community, is going on tour through your home state!
ABOUT THE FLIM:
“Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies ... Read More
BY Nikki in Music Stuff on Jul 05, 2011 |
Free admission, free music, free copies of BUST, cheap drinks, and lady rockers -- what more do you need? Stop by Public Assembly next Thursday, July 14th, at 8 PM for FeelingAnxious PR 's Women Rock! Showcase, sponsored by BUST Magazine and Modern Vintage Recordings.The night will include performances by:8 PM - Ghostwise9 PM - Emily Zuzik10 PM - Misty Boyce11 PM - Claire London11:30 PM - Lisa JaeggiSee you at the show!Public Assembly70 North 6th StreetBrooklyn, ... Read More
BY Nikki in Music Stuff on Jun 30, 2011 |
Kick off your holiday weekend at Santos Party House's all-night party tomorrow, Friday, July 1st! Cherie Lily and Spencer's Gifts present a blow-out bash sponsored by BUST Magazine, featuring an amazing line up which includes:
Jonte': Star choreographer, dance pop phenomenon, and Japanese designer in his only full US show before he returns to Japan.
Amanda Lepore: Famous transgender artist, singer, perfumist, and David LaChapelle muse.
Cazwell: Internet sensation ... Read More
BY Eileen Milman in Artsy on Jun 29, 2011 |
List this one under "Reasons Why I Love the Internet", because this website dedicated to photographs of Morrissey posing with cats is nothing but PURE JOY. Morrissey, is my favorite mopey, angst-ridden musician. He understands doomed relationships, being lonely in nightclubs, wanting to bludgeon people in their beds... and cats.
Morrissey is a passionate animal rights advocate, and has worked a lot with PETA, so it's not completely random that he has so many ... Read More