BUST is a women’s pop culture magazine who’s tagline is, ‘Smart. Fierce. Funny. Proud to be female’. They aim to provide an uncensored view on the female experience.
The magazine started off as a zine in New York in 1993, lovingly put together and distributed by its creators, Debbie Stoller, Laurie Henzel and Marcelle Karp. Now a successful glossy and online magazine, Bust also sponsors Craftacular, an award-winning celebration of DIY culture which features vintage stalls, handmade vendors, DIY activities, food, DJs and a plethora of activities to entice all ages. Craftacular was initially just held in NYC, but is now also a big smash in London.
Those of you who know me will know I’ve been an honorary member of Sugarfoot Stomp for many years now, DJing at all manner of events from vintage wedding fairs to club nights and after show parties.
For those of you who don’t know, Sugarfoot Stomp are Doris, Daisy, Dixie, Daphne, Dorothy, Dorkas, Dacia and Dakota. A group of good-time gals sent to scintillate the ears with damn fine music from the 1920s-1960s. Armed with gingham, bunting and confectionary and often joined by their trusty accomplice and filmmaker Film Ficciones; whose visuals add a bizarre backdrop to the night, the Sugarfoot collective have played at numerous events and festivals including The Flatpack Festival, Supersonic, The Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Mostly Jazz and The Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
During their ten-year reign, not only have the gals become well established in Birmingham but they have also played in various venues across London including The Queen of Hoxton, The Abbey in Kentish Town and Chinawhite. As early pioneers of modern nights specialising in vintage music, the Stompers were featured in a 2005 edition of Dazed and Confused magazine. The ladies have been spinning tracks in all manner of places across Britain such as subways, country manors, art galleries and even the oldest working cinema in the UK. So as you can imagine, I’m always more than happy to join in the fun and games.
Catch me DJing this Sunday at the BUST Magazine Craftacular from 12-2pm