Kid Sister (AKA Melisa Young) is really fun to talk to on the phone. For the first five minutes of our conversation she asked me questions about where I was from, having called me out on my Midwestern accent. Born and raised in suburban Illinois herself, Melisa credits the drought of suburban entertainment options for the creativity that grew from it. When there's nowhere to go but the yarn barn and the local Walmart, might as well start banging some pots and pans ... Read More
Debate is raging in the BUST office about whether or not Lady Gaga is awesome. We all agree that her look is crazy amazing, but her music leaves some of us saying 'eh,' and at least one saying that 'Paparazzi' sounds a little too much like the Berlin slow jam 'Take My Breath Away.'
I, however, am not one of these naysayers. I love all things Gaga, especially since the premiere of her epic 'Bad Romance' vid -- I have literally not watched anything else all week. ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Nov 11, 2009
The music video begins rather innocently: two pretty girls, a tall blonde with a guitar and a petite brunette with a ukulele, smile sweetly and sing an ode to blossoming romance. “And like can lead to like-like/And like-like can lead to looove,” they coo. “Sure as the stars above/I’d really like to fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.” Oh! But that’s as raunchy as it gets; the comedy folk duo, who go by the name Garfunkel & Oates, ... Read More
If you're in the mood for an evening featuring tasty vegan treats from Terry Hope Romero (it's the Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar dude!), music galore, a raffle supporting a worthy cause (the Sylvia Rivera Law Project), and DJs dishing beats for a night of endless dancing, then hey, Hartzveytik: A Heartbreak Survival Society Social might be for you.
On November 14th at Southpaw in Brooklyn, you have the chance to see acts such as Soft Power (with Mary ... Read More
Oh Julian Casablancas, I am so incredibly happy/giddy/gaga that you have decided to take a break from The Strokes and give your sexy drawl a space of its own.
Casablancas just released his first solo album last week and word on the street is that this new work, Phrazes For The Young, is pretty nifty. I've already listened to the first single, '11th Dimension' and yowzas, this song is my new obsession. I could never understand it when people could listen to a song ... Read More