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As we in the BUST offices anxiously wait for the snow to melt and a warmer breeze to pass through, we couldn’t be more stoked on all of the music festivals of 2013. It won’t be hard to find a fest featuring some of your favorite artists (and other super cool goings-on) since they’re happenin’ all over the place. We’ve compiled a list of festivals you won’t want to miss this spring and summer.Noise PopWhere? San Francisco, ... Read More
Is it just us, or has porn been getting a lot more awesome over the past few years? With increasingly subversive plots and down-to-earth stars, there's never been less shame in getting down and dirty. Hell, it might even become noble, thanks to the Berlin activists behind Fuck for Forest (via Grist). The group's modus operandi is right there in the name: Fuck for Forest uses the profits of their sexy home videos to buy portions of the increasingly ... Read More

Movie Review: Starlet

BY Amy Bucknam in Movies |

  Two women find unlikely friendship through a series of random events in Sean Baker’s film Starlet. Jane (Dree Hemingway) is a very thin, blond 21-year-old with a carefree attitude and a provocative lifestyle.  The story begins when Jane buys a thermos containing $10,000 at the yard sale of an older woman in her eighties, Sadie (Besedka Johnson).  Jane’s attempt to return the thermos and the money within it are met with Sadie slamming ... Read More
Ever since Niki and the Dove’s debut EP popped up in the BUST office last fall, I’ve been dying to see them live (and blasting their spacey, technicolor dance pop on repeat at the gym). Last week at the Under the Radar day party, I managed to catch one of their many sets at SXSW, and they absolutely lived up to the hype I’d been building in my head for months. The rest of the crowd seemed to feel the same, because Niki and the Dove finally got ... Read More
Seeing Zola Jesus at the beginning of a festival like SXSW is a perilous activity, because the singer's so good at her job that you might end up holding the rest of the performers to an impossibly high standard. The first time I saw Zola Jesus was last year, on the first night of CMJ, and I spent the subsequent four days complaining that every other band was terrible. Last week at the Fader Fort, she was the final performer of the day, so I had time to get ... Read More
Every year, the Fader Fort at SXSW is a watershed event for festival goers, particularly those with small wallets and no badges. Last week’s edition was as insane as ever, with enough free beer to keep you tipsy for four days’ worth of indie hip-hop acts and experimental punk bands. I came, admittedly, for the free beer, and also to see Zola Jesus, about whom I will never stop rhapsodizing. But the Fader Fort is like Hotel California as sponsored by ... Read More
If you were on the fence about SXSW, start packing your bags and hitch a ride to Austin now ‘cause friends of BUST The Shondes are going to be there! The violin-infused indie-feminist pop-rock band will be making its  way to Austin during their spring tour. If you haven’t heard of The Shondes yet, watch the video for their high powered single “Are You Ready?”  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
There was a time in which I was totally oblivious to how popular a band was. Usually my naivety went along the lines of: “This band is awesome, everyone must love them!” Now I know that's not quite the case and, whenever I can, I try and spread the word of awesome, small time or local bands I’ve fallen in love with.  At last year’s SXSW, favorite bands I’d never heard of included Best Coast and Hunx and His Punx, who have both ... Read More
This past week I was able to catch some of the most stylish South by Southwesters walking to and from the massive amount of shows and parties going on. From 6th Street to Waterloo Records, spring style was popping up everywhere. While I hear it's still chilly where I live in NYC, my hometown, Austin, Tx, decided to skip spring altogether and head right for summer sunshine. While it's both a blessing and a curse, one thing's for sure: it sure is refreshing to see ... Read More
Thursday was one of BUST's awesome SXSW events featuring Harvard, This Time Next Year, Wild Orchard Children, Orbs, Gatsbys American Dream, and Eisley. The bands were amazing, especially Eisley, who I'd always wanted to see! Their melodic songs definitely set the mood for the rest of the evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time, including myself. I made some new BUST-loving friends, had a few drinks and rocked out to some great music! Here are just ... Read More
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