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BUST HQ is one of those places that's crawling with all kinds of new music. As I'm sort of a strange person with pretty particular taste, I don't often listen to a lot of it, but today I was forwarded the music of Arron Dean, and loved it.  Raised on a small farm in an area called Knoppieslaagte outside of Johannesburg, amid the country's political upheaval, Arron followed his muse stateside to play jazz in Boston. Disheartened by the general apathy people ... Read More
What better way to give a celebratory memorial to Ari Up than a PUNKY REGGAE BIRTHDAY PARTY? This Sunday, January 16th, Dunia Best and Aram Sinnreich (Brave New Girl, Agent 99), the Punk Professor Vivien Goldman, Joly McFie of Punkcast.com and friends are honoring the pioneering lead singer of bands True Warriors, the Slits, and New Age Steps. Honoring Ari Up is an incredible assortment of talent. Led by Musical Director Ira Heaps, the original and current members ... Read More
When I first saw Project 60/40 perform, I was floored. Four ladies so talented, creating a style of music so unique- I dare say it's unparalleled- made me want to know more about them right away. After some research and a coffee date with the performers themselves, I learned that they use their classical backgrounds to reinvent modern music, and vice-versa, breathing new life into old favorites and making contemporary tunes accessible to all generations. As they ... Read More
Black women have long been part of rock music’s cultural landscape, from Lauryn Hill to Betty Davis to Tina Turner to Missy Elliot. But mention people who rock, and black girls will rarely show up at the top of a list most likely populated by aging white dudes with expensive guitars. Black Girls Rock Inc., a New York based non-profit whose mission it is to empower young women of color through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service ... Read More
It appears that the not so subtle whisper of autumnal fancies is creeping into my Ipod in an exceptionally fabulous way. The crisp breeze and changing of the leaves harkens the sweet romantic sounds of my favorite smorgasbord of sultry Parisian pop, which always includes a healthy dose of Serge Gainsbourg. Compelling me to observe the world in the most imaginary of ways, his picturesque crooning and composition turns my everyday mundane into a stylized French ... Read More
Personal music libraries are like fingerprints. Each is unique and fascinating in it’s own special way. Some are more refined around the edges, and others just down right awful.  Think you have nothing in common with your grandma’s taste in toe tapping tunes?  Or maybe you are looking to find the missing link between your 12 year old, bubble gum pop infested past, and your current romance with the latest Best Coast record?  What really is ... Read More
Self-taught pianist, poet, producer, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will be previewing her latest revue "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching..." for one night only in New York City at the new Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 PM. Super sweet! You can purchase tickets for $10 here. You can also purchase tickets for the actual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in ... Read More
This Sunday, August 1st,  Roberta's Pizza of Bushwick will host The Cure for a Cure. Several independent artists will gather in the garden to perform covers of The Cure in order to raise money for the Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Foundation from 2-9pm. Heritage Foods, Pies n Thighs, and, of course, Roberta's will be working the grill while you enjoy cool brews from Union Beer Distributors and listen to great live music.  If that's not enough to get ... Read More
At this week's Converse: Three Artists, One Song show in Brooklyn, there were incredible mash-up performances by Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. The unlikely combination of sweet ballad singing, rapping, and poppy/punky guitar playing made for an incredible summer song that anyone would love, and should push "California Gurls" out of the water. Don't believe me? Listen to "All Summer" below. You need ... Read More
It's Wednesday. It's the afternoon in the summer. So what do to do? Stay inside and play video games of course! Or even better/equal to that, surfing the interwebs for videos.  Check out this pretty sweet music video by the Guild. For any girl who was play an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role play game), I'm sure you've experienced this at least once, (even if you pick a male avatar!) I know I have. Oh the joys of pixels!  You need to a ... Read More
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