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 Jun 01, 2014 |
We may not have enough affordable apartments, space, or cheap and easy ways to get around, but New York City is never lacking in one thing: Free Concerts. This summer is no exception - save a buck and celebrate some of the best female musicians with these 7 great shows.1. Janelle Monáe
June 4, 8 p.m. - Prospect Park Bandshell
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Monáe these days. A six time Grammy nominee, her soulful pop sound ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Feminizzle on May 20, 2014 |
The Maya Rudolph Show is like being kicked in the face with a sparkly tap shoe, and I want more.Maya Rudolph, long-time former SNL cast member and star of the hit movie Bridesmaids, said in an interview with Seth Meyers, "Young folks have probably never experienced the joys of corny but wonderful but grand, feather boas and sparkles and people singing songs and telling corny jokes but guests dropping in and stopping by…" True, I don't think I have ... Read More
“All kids need to know this message […] you can be great,” explains the photographer Eunique Jones of her project Because Of Them We Can, a series if images in which kids dress up as inspirational figures in African American history and women’s history. The children, in engaging with figures who have achieved great acts of courage and activism, work to challenge prejudices about both race and gender.
Seen here as those ... 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 Brittany Allen in Music Stuff on Jan 10, 2014 |
Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches (try saying that five times fast...) paid a lovely tribute to Janelle Monae's hit single "Tightrope" during Billboard's recent "Women In Music" event, and a clip of that performance is now online!
If you weren't already a fan of lead singer Lauren Mayberry's high, haunting soprano, recall that she's a fiercely loud opponent to sexism in the music industry. We reported on her defense of the female artist in an October ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Music Stuff on Dec 13, 2013 |
Despite a year of lows for women in the media, there were several ladies smashing the patriarchy in the music business this year. Here are some of our favorites!
Batches and Cookies – Lizzo feat. Sophia ErisThis video has it all. Badass ladies riding motorcycles? Check. Queer pride? Check. Baked goods? Check. Check. Check. Lizzo and Sophia Eris are incredibly talented lyricists whose clever bars will have you hooked after one listen. The video ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Dec 06, 2013 |
It's Friday evening, which means the weekend is your oyster! Two point five days of doing whatever you want...that's deserving of a pretty killer soundtrack, right? Whether you're in need of a low-key kick-back track or an intense "let's go out!" anthem, we've got you covered!
1.) St. Vincent - "Cheerleader"2.) Lianna La Havas - "Forget"3.) Charlie XCX - "SuperLove"4.) Janelle Monae - "Dance Apocalyptic" 5.) AlunaGeorge - ... Read More
BY Laurie in Music Stuff on Sep 04, 2013 |
The Fantastic Janelle Monae (BUST's current cover girl) has released her latest album, Electric Lady via stream and we've got it right here. It is AMAZING! (I am freaking out over track 2 "Given Em What They Love" featuring Prince). Have a listen and pick up the latest issue of BUST at your local newsstand or order here and read our interview with the freaky Electric Lady herself. The album will be available in stores September 10th.
Janelle ... Read More
Our latest Aug/Sept BUST cover star, Janelle Monáe, has a word or two for those sexists in the music industry.
In a recent interview with NMETV, the songstress gives her opinion on sexism in the music industry. Monáe talks about how the industry expects women to fit into a certain category and prescribes certain ways of dressing, behaving, and even singing. But our queen is not gonna stand for that, no way no how!
Monáe starts the interview by ... Read More