Heads up BUSTies! China's largest music festival, Modern Sky Festival, is set to come to the U.S. for the first time ever! That means a two-day musical gathering of both U.S. and Chinese bands (including BUST favorite Cat Power!) in New York's Central Park at Rumsey Playfield on October 4th and 5th, 2014.
Not only will there be rockin' bands for two straight days, but Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg Food Market will provide festival ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Sep 12, 2014
Have you ever felt uncomfortable taking a cab with a male driver? How would you feel if another lady was driving instead?
Starting Sept. 16, a new cab service called SheRides will be offering cab services for ladies only through their app (which will be available in the Apple Store). Available in Westchester, Long Island and the NYC area, the cabs will be driven by female drivers donning pink scarves, and cater to women exclusively.
SheRides was started by Stella ... Read More
One of the most distinctive and enigmatic figures in pop culture was Nico (1938–1988). Starting on Sept. 11, the very lovely and talented Tammy Faye Starlite with be performing her homage to the great lady. In "Nico: Underground", Ms. Starlight plays the grande dame as she takes us on a tour of her unorthodox life.
Incorporating many of Nico's original songs as well as the ones she so famously covered penned by heavies like ... Read More
on Aug 26, 2014
Attention New York City babes! “Black Moon,” is an exhibition coming to Manhattan and you all better prepare to have your minds blown.
“Black Moon” was created in November 2013 by five friends – four brilliant fine artists and one passionate gallerist, and the two days the group spent together in a Los Angeles studio exploring and celebrating art, music, friendship and everyone’s favorite time of year.
“Black Moon” ... Read More
on Aug 12, 2014
Two months ago, I moved to New York City from a much smaller town and I can honestly tell you, I’ve been catcalled or talked to by strangers in public more in the past two months than in my entire life.
When I’m walking down the street and a guy yells, “Hey mami, smile for me,” I’m grossed out, offended and, frankly, a bit terrified. When I’m at Jamba Juice and another customer comes up to me and says, “My friend thinks ... Read More
on Jul 29, 2014
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.
In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jun 17, 2014
I've never had to resist the urge to punch someone in the face as much as I did this past weekend.
Let me give you some context. I work as a bartender at one of New York's biggest concert venues. 99% of the time, it's totally awesome. I get to see cool shows for free, hang out with some of the most interesting characters I've ever had the pleasure to work with and walk out in the wee hours of the morning with cash in my pocket. It's definitely ... Read More
We may not have enough affordable apartments, space, or cheap and easy ways to get around, but New York City is never lacking in one thing: Free Concerts. This summer is no exception - save a buck and celebrate some of the best female musicians with these 7 great shows.
1. Janelle Monáe
June 4, 8 p.m. - Prospect Park Bandshell
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Monáe these days. A six time Grammy nominee, her soulful pop sound ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 28, 2014
I Love Train Delays.
I guess I’m outnumbered among New Yorkers. In a city where speed-walking is the norm and takeout is standard fare for lunch because it saves time to work at your desk, I find myself getting caught up in the whirlwind of the day. With my brain trying to do so many things at once, I’m past exhausted by the time I pack up my bags to head home.
But this morning, when the train conductor’s strong Brooklyn accent ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 26, 2014
Yesterday on my way home from work I stopped by the grocery store to pick up something for dinner. I wandered the aisles, grabbing a bit of this and that from the shelves—“I need paper towels, right?” “Mmm, that looks delicious. I deserve a treat!” Unfortunately I found that, when I finally reached the cash register, my ‘this and that’ ended up costing over $20.00! Now, $20 may not seem like ... Read More