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I love taking someone who has never previously had the pleasure to their first Sufjan Stevens show. Naturally, one would assume that his performances are pretty much all about emotional banjo songs and tender moments, and while there were a few of those at his show at the Beacon Theatre the other night, there were also projection screens, light up costumes, balloon drops, beach balls, and dancing. Dancing? Yup, boy's got some moves. Sufjan opened with a plugged-in ... Read More
Teaching girls to play loud instruments, form a band, command a stage, and all-around empower themselves in many ways is what rock camp is all about. Of all the feminist causes near and dear to my heart, rock camp is one of the most inspiring and consistently rewarding-and I can't help but wish I had spent a week at camp as a kid, middle-schooler, or teen. That's why it's a great idea to support Girls Rock Camp Alliance's benefit show at Park Slope's Rock Shop. ... Read More
Our pal and music contributor Everett True turned us on to my new favorite, Agent Ribbons, a fantastic trio from Austin Texas. Here is their latest video, Dada Girlfriend, off the excellent Chateau Crone, out now on Antenna Farm records. Look for an in depth interview with the band in our upcoming Dec/Jan issue. Also, check out the song I'm Alright in the BUST Radio player on the right hand column of the home page. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view ... Read More
  Let’s say you’ve decided to take a mid-afternoon lie-down and have put your iTunes on shuffle because you’re too tired to make that perfectly relaxing playlist. You’re just about dozing off as the Fleet Foxes play, and then WABAM! Soulja Boy starts playing. Or, let’s say you and your friends are three sheets to the wind and you just know that a Motown sing-along is inevitable except oh no! You’re drunk and who has the ... Read More
Managing Editor of BUST, Emily Rems, was asked to speak on yesterday’s edition of Soundcheck radio show, on NPR affiliate WNYC, about Led Zeppelin’s epically infamous “Stairway to Heaven.” She was joined by die-hard metal fan and blogger Phil Freeman in debating the worth and significance of this classic and “timeless” hit. Despite being a long-time appreciator of the band, Rems is on point as usual in remarking on the ... Read More