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Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lauren and I recently quit my job in music marketing to return to my first love: writing. BUST has been so kind as to allow me a venue for this time of rediscovering that music can actually be awesome and not just a product to be shoved down people's throats. Currently my body is still sore from the combination of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's birthday show on Friday at Mercury Lounge and hanging out with BUST at the ... Read More
Neverland’s got nothing on the whimsical world constructed by Pearl and the Beard. The N.Y.C. based trio carries listeners on their backs through a DIY dreamland that is unpredictable, yet safe and warm like the comfort of one’s own bed.  The band’s debut album God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson is adventurous and may require a compass. Pearl and the Beard pairs the mythical and distant, as in the track “Vessel” a ... Read More
While listening to Melissa Czarnik's Raspberry Jesus, her second album on Milwaukee based label Hyperdrive Motivator Productions, I found myself repeatedly picking up the CD cover and looking at her picture in amazement. Perhaps this is a controversial statement, but I needed to remind myself that the soulful hip-hop jams I was hearing were indeed coming from this little fresh faced hipster looking girl. Czarnik is a native of Milwaukee and her first album ... Read More
I'm in LA right now working on our very special December issue, and man is it nice here! How do you California people stand it? It's always so NICE here!?? I could get used to this. Anyway, came across this ridiculous video for my fave new song off the latest Weezer album, featuring those lovable Jackasses; it's dudes being dudes, and it's pretty awesome. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
Last Tuesday I received the email of my life. It was from The Dresden Dolls mailing list and as it turned out, which you may already know, the Dolls were heading out on a mini tour, which would be started by a 10-Year Bandiversary show in NYC at the Fillmore. On Halloween, no less! This is frickin' fabulous, as the pair hasn't toured in a good three years. In case you are curious, here's what the rest of the dates look like:     NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ... Read More
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