BY Amy Bucknam
in Music Stuff
on Nov 09, 2012
It's finally the end of a really scary election year; one in which men tried to take away our rights and take control of our bodies. To celebrate the protection of our rights, let's check out this wild music video that flips the issue of reproductive rights on its head.
Shilpa Ray, of the really awesome Brooklyn blues-punk band Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, commented on the red hot issue of reproductive rights in her new music video for the song ... Read More
Jessica Delfino is a regular riot. Well, maybe a little irregular, given that her comedy comes in the form of a tune provided by a guitar or a ukulele. As both a musician and a comedian, Delfino has two kinds of performances to put on seamlessly this Friday at the New York Comedy Festival event “Solid Gold,” taking place at 7:30 at the Breslin’s Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel. She’s hilarious, but she is not to be laughed at: after killing ... Read More
Last week, before the storm, I caught Regina Spektor at The Beacon Theatre. It seems so long ago, yet in my social media Sandy haze, it’s only now that I bring myself to write this review. While my area stayed out of harm’s way, somehow not being able to leave the apartment made it hard to do anything besides eat Oreos and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I saw Spektor play relatively recently at United Palace Theatre, but hers is one ... Read More
Like Tina Fey, all of us at BUST, and most women with ears, you are probably, extremely, overwhelmingly exhausted of hearing old white men talk about how much legislation they want to slap on your uterus. Shilpa Ray is tired of it, too, and so asked her Facebook friends what the reproductive rights debate might look like if men were the objects of said legislation. One of her pals, musician Michael Leviton, wrote, "Every time a man ejaculates and fails to ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
in Music Stuff
on Oct 30, 2012
Azealia Banks, the formerly small-time badass rapper from Harlem, is making some big things happen. Most recently, Banks banged out some tunes with a couple big names in the biz.
In an interview with Brazil’s Mix TV, Banks confirmed rumors that she has been working with Lady Gaga, but explained that, oddly enough, the two collaborated “from afar” via the Internet.
“We have a song called ‘Red Flame’ and we also have a song called ... Read More
Wanda Jackson may be approaching her 75th birthday, but the Queen of Rockabilly shows no signs of slowing down. On her 31st album, Jackson goes back to her roots with the signature mix of rockabilly and country that made her famous in the late 1950s. Unfinished Business features five new tracks and five covers of tracks by artists from Etta James to Woody Guthrie to the Rolling Stones. Produced by established folk musician Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle), ... Read More
If you like mysteriously dark yet candy-sweet indie pop, Chaos Chaos’s S is the EP for you. Chaos Chaos is comprised of multitalented Brooklynite sisters Chloe and Asy Saavedra, formerly child stars of the indie pop band Smoosh. They play an array of instruments, including synthesizers, acoustic piano, many different types of drums, and saxophone, and they also use experimental vocals. Like BUST favorite Amanda Palmer, they funded their album ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 25, 2012
Imagine a land where boys play with dolls and girls want to grow up to be firemen – and nobody makes fun of them for it. A land where girls don’t worry about being pretty and happily proclaim, “I like what I look like.” A land where boys know that it’s alright to cry. A land where “you’ll do what you like, and be who you are.”
This is the land imagined in the album, book, and TV special Free To Be…You ... Read More
Known for its robotic vocals (courtesy of a vocoder), Black Moth Super Rainbow has always been difficult to understand, both literally and figuratively—see also the masks the band members wear onstage and their aversion to press. For their fifth album, though, they’ve learned to use their words, discussing the many facets of love on tracks like “Hairspray Heart” and “Like a Sundae.” Kickstarter donations from fans funded ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
in Music Stuff
on Oct 23, 2012
In an extremely personal and honest new song, Angel Haze comes clean: she raps about being repeatedly sexually abused as a child by more than one attacker. Distressingly, when she told others about it, they either wouldn’t believe her or placed the blame on her.
The assault she dealt with during her upbringing obviously caused a lot of pain - both physical and mental. “I was afraid of myself, I had no love for ... Read More