Once you have reached the zenith of fame and become an international household name, then who’s to say you shouldn’t have a go at a whole new career? You know, indie pop siren to low-down dirty DJ. Well, maybe Björk isn’t planning an entirely new redirect, but she sure will twist some vinyl with Alex Ross and Brandon Stosuy of Stereogum in the name of charity. Last night in Brooklyn, hundreds of fans flooded the Escher-like labyrinth of ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
in Music Stuff
on Apr 30, 2010
Legendary poet rocker Patti Smith was the featured guest at last night’s installment of the Live from the New York Public Library series in Manhattan, and the evening was nothing short of magical. There to promote her new memoir, Just Kids, Smith had a spirited chat with moderator Paul Holdengräber, performed three gorgeous acoustic numbers, and even stuck around afterward to sign books and chat with the sold-out crowd.
During the interview portion, ... Read More
Many many years ago I took a trip to Olympia, Washington for the purpose of seeing the rock opera The Transfused. I stayed in Olympia for ten days and had a great time (The Transfused was awesome and Wynne Greenwood sat next to me during the show and offered me a stick of gum,) but the highlight of the trip was walking down some random street and seeing Rachel Carns, formerly of The Need, walking towards me toweling her wet hair, having just come from the local ... Read More
She & Him, the beautiful, magical music duo comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are going on a summer tour after a string of successful shows this year at Coachella and SXSW. The tour will be in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Volume Two, which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Top 200.
Volume Two has been on repeat at the BUST office, and we can't wait until our June/July music issue, which features She & Him on the ... Read More
Our writer Aurora Montgomery went to the Elvis Perkins in Dearland show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last week and fell madly in love with the band. (One member in particular.)
Here is a review of the show that got Aurora so twitterpated:
Elvis Perkins took the stage sans In Dearland (his accompanying band) and started strumming an acoustic guitar and singing quietly into his microphone. The room was dark, the crowd was quiet and transfixed; all eyes were forward ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Apr 28, 2010
Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog.
I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Apr 27, 2010
As part of the indie-music takeover of North London that is the Camden Crawl, this coming Sunday BUST Craftacular is putting together its own supergoup of crafting talent in a one-off DIY Lounge event. The all-star line-up will be making, screen-printing (this BUSTy design pictured below is one of the options) and customising tote-bags from 12-6pm at The Pirate Castle. Check out loads of cool bands, including 20-girl super group Gaggle (pictured)
You can have this ... Read More
Our writer Aurora Montgomery went to the Dosh show at Union Hall in Brooklyn last week and wrote all about it. Here it is!
Dosh is comprised of Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh and Michael Lewis. Together they play a myriad of instruments looped and layered on top of each other, building a beautiful hybrid of electronic, improvisational jazz and pop music. I was able to see them last Thursday in the dark and intimate underbelly of Brooklyn’s Union ... Read More
BY Intern Laura
in Music Stuff
on Apr 26, 2010
Thao and Mirah With the Most of All, a collaborative project by Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, first performed at this year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco. If you missed it, fear not because the duo will be hitting the road this summer! Taking turns performing each other's songs together, the collaboration breathes new life into already beloved songs. See dates below.
6-08 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
06-09 ... Read More
Friday is now twice as nice because MIA released a new track today called "Born Free." The sound is a slight departure from her earlier albums as it loses the drum-machine, beat produced sound, and instead opts for a punk-rock, fuzzed out riff and reverbed vocals. We love it!
M.I.A.- Born Free by FirstUp!
Her much awaited album is coming out June 29th of this year. This song will hold us over for a little while, but we'll be needing ... Read More