BY Mariana Garces in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
August is coming to a close (where did the month go??) and a lot of our Busties will be going back to school this fall, so we thought we would compile our intern staff's favorite songs of the past month (new and old!) to wrap up the summer, now that the dog days are over. The nights are already getting cooler, we're all secretly aching to get back to wearing cute boots and knee high socks, and I for one am ready to drink hot coffee again. I mean, I'm not going to ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
It's 2014 and this is officially Nicki Minaj’s year. She rang in the new year with February’s “Lookin Ass” (which literally annihilated the male gaze) and made headlines with her “Baby Got Back”-reclaiming “Anaconda”. Now let’s remember how we all got to know and love her in the first place: her track-dominating features. Ursulatheseabitch, an 8tracks user, created a dance (and/or tears) inducing mega mix ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
I’m going to begin this article by admitting that I was never Taylor Swift’s biggest fan, HOWEVER, I want to seriously applaud her for her recent feminist awakening and mention that I’m now finally allowing myself to listen to her music and I’m not hating it.
Taylor Swift has been a media target since teardrops fell on her guitar back in 2006. Since then, she has been criticized for a veritable laundry list of bullshit such as: who she's ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
Get psyched! Musician and rapper Lizzo's new collaboration with Caroline Smith, "Let 'Em Say," will be performed on Saturday, Sept. 27, live at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The proceeds from the concert, which is presented by 89.3 The Current and Radio K will go to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. And you can listen to the dope new track here!
Lizzo's familiarity with gospel, R&B, rock and classical music can be heard ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 27, 2014 |
Singer/songwriter/rapper Lauryn Hill is an advocate for social justice and has always been outspoken when addressing issues of inequality for African American’s and women and many other marginalized groups of people ever since her career has begun.
Though she was performing her song “Black Rage,” long before the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri took place, she decided to re-release an old recording of the song in lieu of recent ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Aug 27, 2014 |
Good news, West Coast babes! This October marks the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment.
On the 18th and the 19th, bands of all genres, shapes and sizes will take the stage against the backdrop of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The line-up is impressive, and includes performances by Outkast, The New Pornographers, Massive Attack, Alt-J, Janelle Monáe and 21 other ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 26, 2014 |
In surprising news of the day, Big Boi (of OutKast) is an obsessive Kate Bush fan. Unsurprisingly, so are many other musicians and writers and celebrities and regular people because Kate Bush is the shit. Even though the Spin article that catalogs Big Boi’s intense love is about three years old, it’s always worth reminding people of the dream musical collab that has yet to happen. Nowadays, Bush is pretty busy. Tonight marks the first time ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 26, 2014 |
Australian multi-instrumentalist Lara Meyerratken, AKA El May, has fashioned her own brand of romantic, gorgeous retro indie-pop that can speak to your broken heart while simultaneously making you want to get up and dance. “Thrills” is no exception. Jam-packed with infectious synth beats, bouncy percussion, and simple piano chords, the track has Meyerratken urging an introverted lover to let loose and have fun. El May’s voice is powerful, ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 26, 2014 |
Could there be a better album than Gemma Ray’s Milk For Your Motors to transition us from the ice-cream brightness of summer to the chilly, moody, whiskey-soaked ides of fall? Definitely not. This killer follow-up to Gemma Ray's equally strong Island Fire balances light and dark on a razor's edge, that eerie interplay between the creepy and the mundane that David Lynch has been toiling in for decades.
In fact, much of Milk For Your Motors feels ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 25, 2014 |
On Sept. 14, Amy Winehouse will receive a birthday gift only fit to honor the legend on what would have been her 31st birthday. The late singer is being immortalized in bronze by Scott Eaton (a Jeff Koons collaborator) for Stables Market, in her Camden hometown.
Winehouse in an issue of BUST Magazine
We at BUST have always been huge Amy fans. From her timeless voice and style to her incredible spirit, Amy has become an icon. Amy’s father ... Read More