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I would say that I listen to about 30+ different bands on any given week, and to be quite frank, most of them sort of bleed right into the next. I like to sit at my desk and listen to each new CD that comes into the BUST office with care, in its entirety, and then at the end I will make my evaluation by taping a little note to the cover that says something like, "this sounds like farts," or, "this is decent, but in an annoying way." When pressed to define ... Read More

Class Actress? Class Act

BY Lisa in Music Stuff |

Any band that cites Madonna’s first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me. And in the case of the forthcoming EP from Class Actress (it hits ears Feb. 9), another and another and another. After totally falling for the Brooklyn trio’s throwback synthiness and lead singer Elizabeth Harper, who has a voice like buttah, I had to check them out at the Highline Ballroom last night, where they opened for Au Revoir Simone. They took the ... Read More
OMG, Jane Fonda twittered this and I missed it? "Sean Penn brought Mickey Avalon (@mickeyave) to our xmas party. He sang "Do The Jane Fonda" and I danced. Fun!!!" How awesome would it have been to witness this glorious meeting? Wow. Also, very excited to hear that Mickey will have a new CD out this year on Interscope- Can't wait! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video photo by aliya naumoff (originally shot for ... Read More
It's the end of the decade, (or thank god this year is over). Here is BUST's wrap up of 2009’s best music releases. Music Editor Laurie’s list: 1. Fever Ray  Fever Ray (Mute) 2. Gemma Ray Lights Out, Zoltar! (Bronzerat) 3. Neko Case  Middle Cyclone (Anti) 4. Deradoorian  High Road (love pump united) 5. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp) 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  it's blitz (interscope) 7. Devendra Banhart  What will be (warner bros) 8. ... Read More

Cro-Mags in NY

BY Ali C in Music Stuff |

One of my favorite bands ever has a show coming up, and I can't wait! The hardcore legends and New York natives, Cro-Mags, will be playing at Santos Party House on Tuesday, December 29th. Anyone who has seen this band live knows what a great show they put on, and considering this is a hometown jam for them, I'm betting it's going to be bananas. So get ready to sing along and get sweaty! photo courtesy of ... Read More
Finally!  A teaser trailer for The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Emphasis on the word 'teaser' -- it's less than a minute long. But you get to see 1) Dakota wearing some amazing '70s red streak blush and 2) K-Stew smash a chair. I've already watched it 3 times in the past 10 minutes. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Photo courtesy steadydietoffilm.typepad.com, video courtesy ... Read More
It seems Brooklyn is the place to be tonight -- in addition to the Beauty Bar vodka party, BUST's own Susan Juvet is hosting a release party for her new Free Danger record at Death By Audio in Williamsburg. There will be performances by Pictureplane, Javelin, Jones, and Moss of Aura -- and after all that, the Free Danger DJs will be spinnin' till the wee hours. So bring $7 and a little extra cash for cheap beer -- we promise you'll have a good time. Photo courtesy ... Read More
I have been going sort of nuts over Hidden, the new These New Puritans album, which is set to be released by Domino on March 2nd. I wasn't familiar with the band until recently, but now I'm hooked and will be forced to sniff out their first release, Beat Pyramid, as well.  The first single off of Hidden is called "We Want War," and happens to be my favorite song off of the album. I usually hate when that happens, but luckily the rest of the CD is just as ... Read More
Even though I was sick as a dog and filled with green boogers from the shoulders up, I ran-skipped all the way to the BUST office when I got word that my Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers had arrived. "I hope you don't have to send these back; the box is huge," my editor informed me. And I'm glad that I don't have to send them back too because at this point, I would put on a onesie and wrestle someone to the ground to be able to keep these things.  Joey Roth lives in ... Read More
I don’t know about you but there is only one record I reach for at this time of year – Phil Spector’s ‘A Christmas Gift for You.' From the ‘ringadingadingdongding’ of Sleigh Ride to the multi layered Frostie the Snowman, it’s the only soundtrack you’ll ever need for wrapping, baking and decorating. Now I don’t want to dwell on the distinctly un-festive things which have happened to Phil since he produced the ... Read More