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San Francisco-based band Be Calm Honcho makes easy, breezy indie-pop that’ll make you anxious for hazy summer, and saying “fuck you” to all that work you should be doing.  At times, the quartet echoes sounds of classic blues bands, with guitarist Alex’s jazzy solos and lead singer Shannon’s powerhouse vocals, that channel the smoldering, mystical stylings of Alex Winston. It's a wonderfully dynamic sound that you have to hear for ... Read More
Female musical artists have been blowing up both the mainstream and alternative charts the past couple of months. We are only 21 days into March, Women's History Month might I add, and a number of talented ladies have released some of the most bad-ass albums and singles we have heard all year. Here are a few of the favorites from this month that you should definitely listen to and keep on your radar. 1.) MøDanish electro-pop artist, Karen Marie ... Read More
As a several year veteran of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (which, for those in the know, is the dubious lovechild of Burning Man and Coachella), I now feel able to offer advice on that fraught annual conundrum: should I go to _____ music festival? Your friends are probably going. Kirsten Stewart is probably going. And above all things, a newly reunited OutKast might be going – and if anything in this world is worth braving foul weather, crowds, noise, ... Read More
Rose Windows is much more than a “psychedelic” rock band. This septet fuses folk, jazz, and blues to craft a sound that shows off the Seattleites’ penchant for weird-wave instrumentation and haunting group harmonies. Rabia Qazi provides soaring, soulful vocals alongside Veronica Dye who plays one mean flute. Their debut LP The Sun Dogs was released in June on ultimate indie label Sub Pop, and features some strange, epic ballads reminiscent of ‘60s and ... Read More
It is a match made in heaven. Seriously. The new single "Q.U.E.E.N."  from Janelle Monae, featuring Erykah Badu, has us dancing up a storm. This is the first track released from her upcoming album. The album is entitled The Electric Lady and it is funky, slinky, jazzy and cinematic. The single features Monae's signature velvet vocals and an infectious energy. Add Erykah Badu doing what she does best, throwing down a flawless and effortless ... Read More
Today, it's easy to take female jazz musicians for granted. When they’re up on stage doing their groove thang or you’re rocking out to an album, you may not be aware of what females had to go through just to have the right to play jazz.   This is where director Judy Chaikin steps in with her new documentary The Girls In The Band.  Intern Melissa called up the inspirational director to discuss her latest work and life as a lady in the ... Read More
                                           Little Maeby’s all grown up and she’s getting into the music business. Tobias would be so proud! Tomorrow night, BUST cover girl and Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat is making her jazz singing debut at Littlefield. The Brooklyn show also includes the adorable girl group Supercute! singing ... Read More
If anyone of you guys love jazz (or watched channel 7 this morning), then you'll be excited to know that Tony Bennett is coming out with another album! The Grammy-award-winning hit-maker will have you swinging your hips as he lays one down with some of the most popular names in music today. The new album Tony Bennett: Duets II, which will be out on September 20th, features the voices of singers like Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and ... Read More