BY Diana Denza
on Jun 07, 2012
Remember when the Vatican blasted the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (aka about 80 percent of American sisters) for focusing on the poor and hungry instead of railing against reproductive rights and gay people?
Well, those “radical feminist” gals haven’t taken the criticism lying down. And with public support behind them, The New York Times reports that sisters from Network, a liberal-leaning Catholic lobby group, will ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
in Music Stuff
on May 14, 2012
Ani DiFranco, (amazing and gutsy feminist folk singer), wants her fans to help her make a video for her song Mariachi, from her new album Which Side Are You On? That means you! Go on, make a video! It can be anything you want. Just have fun with it. (Remember what Ani told us: “I need back up! I need company! I need to be inspired!”) Then send in your submission, and the footage will be put together to make an “official” video. Also, when ... Read More
British artist Gemma Ray is releasing a new album, "Island Fire," on May 29 and is touring this May to promote the record. She's also released her first video off the new record, "Rescue Me."
The video features Ray as a 1950s housewife grocery shopping as she day dreams about being "a million miles away" from the technicolor aisles of the supermarket, hoping that someone will rescue her. The combination of Ray's soothing voice, the melancholy melody of the song ... Read More
Singer and guitarist Zoe Boekbinder describes her personal style as "geek glam," but her music's been praised as old-school folk-y pop. A theater nerd in high school, she took up singing after her friends goaded her on. After school, Boekbinder and her sister formed a band called Vermillion Lies--an outfit that produced albums in 2006 and 2008. After the release of their second album, the two went their separate ways musically, but never stopped recording ... Read More
Brazilian punky groovesters CSS (above) are hitting the road with MEN, JD Samson’s disco-flavored post-Le Tigre project/performance art collective (below), and you can bet that butts will be shaking and BUST will be stoked. To celebrate their North American tour together, both bands collaborated on a tour-exclusive, limited-edition split 7” (entitled We Are Friends 7") featuring original artwork and brand-new remixes of each other’s songs. ... Read More
Brooklyn band the Shondes are hitting the road this fall to promote their new album Searchlights, out September 20 ( Exotic Fever Records, pre-order here to receive a signed CD or LP and bonus poster by artist Katy Weselcouch). The genderqueer quartet is building a reputation as rock 'n' roll’s next revolutionaries, drawing on both riot grrrl and traditional Jewish music influences, delivering powerful and impassioned ... Read More
The genre-bending, ground-breaking 1990's duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are announcing the reunion of their band Cibo Matto. We've always loved them and their food themed lyrics (Do you know your chicken??), as well as their wacky banana music videos, and beautiful harmonies. They are starting their "YEAH BASICALLY CIBO MATTO" tour this summer, and will be playing on the West and East Coasts. Cibo Matto will even be hitting up some places in the ... Read More
Are you missing the crazy, monotone shenanigans of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie in “Flight of the Conchords” as much as I am? Just two seasons of the quirky TV show was not enough! The duo was featured as our coverdudes in the April/May 2008 Men We Love issue, and we’re still madly in love with them.
Assuming you BUSTy ladies out there are just as obsessed as we are and happen to be in New York for the weekend (or whenever, ... Read More
First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, are making their second trip to the States to promote their album "The Big Black & The Blue," which will be officially released in North America on May 25th. By the strength of their music, it's surprising to find out that Klara and Johanna are just 17 and 19 years old. Klara's deep and powerful voice is reminiscent of such seasoned players as Neko Case, ... Read More