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  Are the winter blues getting you down? No fear, BUST favorites Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have a new album to keep you warm through the worst of the Polar Vortex. "Give the People What They Want," released yesterday, is full of the soul-funk music and high energy singing with which audiences and critics alike have fallen in love.   Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been giving the people what they want since the mid-90s with their electric live ... Read More
We've blogged (gushed?) about her before - Dachiya Atkinson, the six-going-on-seven year old badass B-girl who has skills that will make you tear up with joy and envy. How can she be so cool?!Check out her feature in the music video for "Platoon" by Jungle. The tracksuit...the nodding...the effortless coolness! This tiny package of unlimited fierceness has confidence that I aspire to. Cheers to you B-Girl Terra, and to my 8th ... Read More
Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches (try saying that five times fast...) paid a lovely tribute to Janelle Monae's hit single "Tightrope" during Billboard's  recent "Women In Music" event, and a clip of that performance is now online! If you weren't already a fan of lead singer Lauren Mayberry's high, haunting soprano, recall that she's a fiercely loud opponent to sexism in the music industry. We reported on her defense of the female artist in an October ... Read More
I know we all live in a perpetual state of watching/talking about/admiring Beyoncé, Beyoncé, and the cult of Beyoncé, but what's St. Bey up to herself? Turns out she's watching covers of her own songs, and she took to Facebook to post a pretty fantastic one by sister duo Chloe and Halle. Chloe and Halle cover "Pretty Hurts" from Ms. B's new album, and augment it with gorgeous harmonies and simple piano. It's a very grown-up song for sisters ... Read More
You couldn’t put Mariel Maher into a metaphorical box if you tried. Maher, AKA Seasick Mama, isn’t going to settle for just one type of sound, instrument, musical influence, collaborator, or hair color for that matter. Maher is all about experimentation and trying new things, and it’s working out pretty well so far. With no vocal training, Seasick Mama made her debut onto the scene with her electro-poppy Dead Like Money EP back in February. In ... Read More