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  Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
Tune in musical folks - we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers ... Read More
  A wistful blend of folk acoustics and kittenish pop synths are just half of Denver-based musician Esme Patterson's new album, Woman To Woman. Patterson is well known for her work as a vocalist for the band Paper Bird and has performed and collaborated with other groups like Tennis, Shakey Graves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Jaina, and Reed Foehl. This is Patterson's second solo release and it couldn't be coming out at a better time. Patterson's newest musical ... Read More
If you’re as done with this week as we are, the moody, experimental sounds of Jihae are a perfect fit right about now. Not only is the South Korean singer crafting a weird-wave, synth-meets-rock-then-says-hey-to-soul genre of her own, but as a multimedia artist she incorporates her artistic vision into all aspects of her music. Take, for example, her latest work, the video for “Illusion of You,” the single off her fourth album of the same name. ... Read More
The past few years have seen an explosion of retro-leaning, surf-y bands with style for days. But our favorites, bar none, are the Dum Dum Girls. Led by frontwoman Dee Dee Penny, the band is known for its updated girl-group sound and goth-princess stagewear. Think the Shangri-Las (if they smoked a lot more weed) or the Ronettes (if they traded their beehives for black leather jackets.) Their third LP Too True finds the band departing from its ’60s ... Read More
Ever since I became a full-fledged fangirl for Tweens, I’ve been dying to hear anything and everything from the trashy punk-rock Cincinnati trio. Their doo-wop-inspired songs and teenage angst-y lyrics will make you want to dance your heart out and then crash your ex-boyfriend’s house party. Now they’ve released a video for “Forever,” a garage-pop track about feeling just a little anxious about commitment. Though the video is far from ... Read More
Usually music festival season inspires a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months of my life).   Luckily for those of you in LA, a super-affordable festival is headed your way! Brokechella, an arts and music ... Read More
A bunch of BUST editors and friends were asked to judge Jonathan Toubin’s  Soul Clap and Dance-Off  a few weekends ago, and we had SOOOOO much fun! Above is a pic of the winner, Elizabeth Arnold (aka #66) who's moves were undeniable. The second runner up was also fantastic, but we didn't catch his name because, frankly, judging is hard work and you need to drink the entire time, so by 2 am we were pretty wasted. Sorry #100! Special guest DJs  ... Read More
Last night was one of those moments in music history you'll always wish you'd been there for. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. An all-female lineup, Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett, joined Nirvana to cover their biggest hits. On top of that, the event was open to the public in New York City for the first time. And yes, that is an accordion in bassist Krist ... Read More
Upset has the makings for being one of the best bands out there right now and surprise, surprise: they totally are. Former drummer for Best Coast and Vivian Girls, Ali Koehler, takes on guitar and lead vocals, ex-La Sera member Jennifer Prince sings and plays lead guitar, and last we have drummer Patty Schemel of Hole and Death Valley Girls fame. The trio’s collective punk roots shine through on their latest project, Upset, the band you wish existed when you ... Read More
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