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    Vintage Vixen

    Ladies, it’s hitting that time of the year when it’s HOT outside, and when it comes to clothes, less is definitely more. With that being said, let’s talk lingerie. With clothes being more revealing, you want to be sure to have some cute little under-things. We’ve all seen the great Dita Von Teese by now (unless you live under a rock), and man, isn’t she hot? I only wish I could look like a 1940’s pin-up doll in real life. OH WAIT, YOU CAN. With lingerie, you need to stop thinking rhinestones and neon with words on the back saying “Ride This” or whatever. Instead, think lace, mesh, and satin.…

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    What Would You Do?

    I’m sad to say that the following story isn’t one of my own, but when I heard it, I found it so bizarre that I had to tell everyone somehow. I heard this funny story while I was sitting and eating with one of my roommates, and, although I won’t be able to do the account justice, I was laughing my head off. My roommate began by telling me that after college, one of her sister’s good friends decided to uproot her life, and move to New York for a taste of the fast life. We will refer to this person as “Jane” for lack of knowing her actual name.…

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    LAUNCH PARTY

    Hey you guys, So it’s been 2 months now that ANON Magazine has been up and running. Woo! What does that mean?   IT’S TIME TO PARTY.   And yes, that means WE WANT YOU THERE. Bring your party pants. Because it’s a pants party. Okay, not really… but please wear pants, or at least clothes of some sort.   When, you ask? 4/20/2013   Where? IT’S A SECRET (we’ll release it on the event page later!)   How Much? $5.00 For Pre-Ordered Tickets $10.00 For Tickets At The Gate CASHCASHCASHCASHCASH and bring extra! (YOU’LL WANT TO)   Who? We’ll be announcing the bands closer to the party date! Follow…

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    Album Analyst: Comedown Machine

    When I think of The Strokes, who are the original kings of alternative rock, the difference between them and most other bands is in the legacy that they have created for themselves, and in the near cult following they have amassed. Their music can be described as a journey, a progression as the band explores new sound from album to album. While most fans worship the band that debuted “Is This Ist,” and await the triumphant return to that sound like the second coming of Christ, time and time again they insist on pushing their music to places they’ve never been before. “Comedown Machine” continues that legacy, and ushers in…

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    Indie Radar – SKATERS

    Quite possibly the greatest thing out of the New York scene since The Strokes, SKATERS capture an addictive, garage-pop sound that fuses elements of punk and indie dreaminess into a glorious combination of sounds. These sounds cannot simply be categorized into just one genre of music. I fell in love with this band during my adventure at SXSW, galavanting about the streets of Austin in search of new music. My journey took me to the Local Natives set at The Mohawk, and, there on the set list, a humble band named SKATERS from New York City. The show really blew me away. The Lead singer, Michael Cummings, swaggered out onto…

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    Mixtape Monday: Everybody Hates Mondays

    As the title says, everybody hates Mondays. It’s almost an understatement. Mondays remind us of all the stress to come in the week; it’s the day we’ve got to recover from our crazy drunken weekend and put the adult pants back on. Mondays suck. So, with that said, take a listen to this playlist. I guarantee it’ll at least make today suck a teensy bit less.     [8tracks url= “http://8tracks.com/anonmagazine/lets-get-away-from-here” height=”500″ width=”600″ playops=”shuffle”]

  • NEAT-O

    The End Of An Era: My Chemical Romance

    So long, and goodnight… “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.” – My Chemical Romance But…but…HOW COULD THEY? I’m NOT okay with this. Let’s be real, My Chem was probably your favorite band at some…

  • STUFF

    The Art Of Moving On

    It’s Sunday afternoon, or morning for you, as you are just waking up after a long night of partying and drinking your heartbreak away. You drag yourself out of bed, drink about a gallon of water, and swallow some Tylenol to get rid of your killer headache. You check your phone, and embarrassingly read a total of four drunk texts that you sent to the guy who broke your heart about — you glance at the calendar — 23 days ago. On Facebook, after stalking your ex’s page, and staring aimlessly at the picture of him and a girl that he was tagged in, you type up a long, drawn out…

  • THE LOOK

    Summer: Deandri x Mink Pink

    Take the girl next door, mix her with the rebellious 1990’s Angelina Jolie, and boom! This look happens. A lot of people have a tendency to wear what’s normal or expected during spring and summer, such as: pastels, neons, lots of colors, blah blah blah. Oh, you’re mixing it up with a bright colored top, chunky necklace, and white shorts? How original of you. You wear what everyone and their mom is wearing. So, now is the time to grow a pair, and wear what you want. BE REBELLIOUS. Take a flirty dress, mix it with some bright lipstick and hot tights. Who’s judging you? Top it off with some rockin’…

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    Indie Radar: Said The Whale

    Like every responsible person 21 and up, I spent my St. Patty’s day getting way too drunk and slurring my words, but the main difference is that I watched the Vancouver-based, Juno-Award winning band, Said the Whale, play a private show in my friend’s (Lincoln) backyard.  Way to boost your indie cred, Lincoln; props bro, props.     Said the Whale is an indie rock band with some folk influence and a little bit of soul who executed their style wonderfully.  There was merely a tarp on which the 5-piece band set up their equipment and the sound system was actually provided by Lincoln himself, but this did not detract…

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    Mixtape Monday: Chill Out

    Sit back and relax. This week is a time to recuperate from the festivities and craziness of spring break. After a successful week at SXSW for some of our staff members, we decided to throw in a few of our favorite tunes from the festival. Enjoy!   [8tracks url= “http://8tracks.com/anonmagazine/mixtape-monday-v” height=”500″ width=”500″ playops=”shuffle”]    

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    We Love Miista

      Nothing says ‘spring fling’ better than Miista’s spring line of shoes mixed with some playful patterns and colors! Instead of going with the traditional florals for spring, mix it up and bring in some bold fall hues with the spring pastels. Miista’s line of shoes is classy yet crazy- a definite statement piece that’s worth the money.   This UK brand was started in 2010 by Laura Villasenin, and has quickly become a hot brand in the fashion world. With the perfect mixture of elegance and artistic edginess, Miista shoes are one of a kind. It’s rare to find a pair of shoes that you could wear with rolled…

  • THE LOOK

    Suits Gone Wild: The Tie-Dye Trend In Menswear

    With the multiple fashion weeks we’ve seen this year, a common trend has become quite prevalent: tie-dyed menswear. Tie-dye is nothing new, as we can see in the old photo albums that our parents have kept from the 60’s, but it has definitely made a strong comeback in the fashion world this year. Throughout the course of the year we’ve seen women’s designers like Rodarte and House of Holland give tie-dye a whole new meaning, making the runway feel like a travel back in time to the good ‘ole groovy days. However, this big push for tie-dye has leaked into menswear. I know, “tie-dye is nothing new,” but when is…

  • STUFF

    A Real Celebrity: Demi Lovato

    A lot of celebrities, whether their forté is in dancing, singing, or acting, put on a performance every day of their lives. They don’t eat enough, look flawless while jogging or getting a cup of coffee, and in a lot of cases, pretend they’re nice, talented people; when in reality, they’ve got egos the size of elephants, and a voice that only sounds pleasant with an auto-tune disguise. While most journalists and bloggers are paying attention to celebs winning the most awards, I’ve been keeping my eye out for the ones who are most resilient against the stereotypes that come along with being famous. One of my most favorites of…

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    How I Got Here, & Where I Am Going – A Poem by Rhett Schroers

    How I Got Here, & Where I Am Going Author: Rhett Schroers ~ She asked me how I got here And I replied with a story That I was long gone Before you had known me  ~ I had plans with an angel But I left her in a forest Chased the smoke And turned back to see My plans burned downed to ashes  ~ Remnants of the angel’s essence Remind me of my idiocy And looking back in time Is staring into your eyes A deep ocean so blue With depths unknown  ~ And it is easier to get lost Than it is to be found In this crazy…

  • STUFF

    To The Guys: Stop Trying To Control How Women Look

    Alright, so, I should probably put it out there that I often find myself relating to Squidward. We both suck at the clarinet (I’ve never actually attempted to play, but I’m taking an educated guess here), and we both have a lot of pet peeves. If you’re not a fan of people who complain and rant a lot, you probably don’t want to read this. Although, I promise it won’t be that bad. Something that I’ve seen a lot of lately is guys making comments implying that girls do everything to please them, and I’m really tired of it. This may come as a surprise to some of you men…

  • NEAT-O

    The Mowgli’s – Love’s Not Dead EP

    The Mowgli’s have been taking the folk-indie world by storm  since the release of their EP, “Love’s Not Dead,” back in October. They have especially been captivating the airwaves with their immensely catchy, musical smile of the song “San Francisco,” which has become insanely popular. There’s something about their sound that simply puts a smile on my face. There is something in their music that feels like it’s a conduit for the soul, very similar to what John Lennon had in his music. Whatever it is, “Love’s Not Dead” is definitely something everyone should be a part of. The eight-piece indie group, reigning from California, can really only be described…

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    Indie Radar – Le Trouble

    When it comes to indie music, there are some things that the listener can come to expect. Whether it’s indie-rock or folk, there is a status-quo to music, and a comfortable boundary of tried and not-tried. In many ways, when I hear a new band, I find myself cataloging their sound in my mind, comparing them to the sound of both new and old bands alike. The first time I heard Le Trouble’s daring work, I was stumped. I couldn’t really think of anything that sounded quite like it. There’s just something different, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. The result of a Quebec born guitarist/songwriter and…

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    New Phoenix Single – “Entertainment”

    February 18th, almost four years after Phoenix released their killer record “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” the band released their first new studio content. The track is a single, titled “Entertainment,” off their upcoming record “Bankrupt!,” which is expected to drop April 23rd. I’ve been a huge phoenix fan since their release in 2009, and let me tell you, it has been a long four years. Over time, my hope faded slowly. Possibilities of having to replay “Lisztomania” over and over again until the end of time seemed more possible with each passing year. However, now my prayers have been answered. Of course, the bar has been set extremely high by their…

  • NEAT-O

    Tame Impala – Lonerism

    The first time I heard Tame Impala’s debut album, Innerspeaker, I couldn’t believe that they were from this decade. The Australian outfit has managed to resurrect the psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, and forge it with the emerging indie-rock genre of our time. Along with this, they have created something truly magical. The sound is something truly unique; sounding much like the bastard child of Pink Floyd and Cream, with dirty, fuzzy, fat guitar tones that I think would even make Jimi Hendrix proud. In October of last year, with the release of Lonerism, Tame Impala has rocketed into a future in the limelight of independent rock. When…

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    SXSW 2013: A Place To Start

    It’s that time of the year again.   While some venture to the Gulf to frolic half-naked in front of thousands of people in search of that week long buzz, looking to make a couple of bad decisions that might put you in a Girls Gone Wild video, I will be at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, a week long adventure for music lovers like myself. Here is a short list of artists I am excited to see next week amongst the chaos and the half dazed nightly walks in the live music capital of the world.   Suuns Eureka the Butcher Foxygen AbdeCaf Shlohmo BADBADNOTGOOD Widowspeak AM &…

  • STUFF

    Facebook 101: Relationship Etiquette

      Let’s be honest, social networking can either make or break a relationship. “OMG, we’re Facebook Official?” Admit it, that’s a big deal in today’s technologically formulated society, and the way we conduct ourselves in the realms of social media gives our friends and followers a chance to make perceptions about our personalities and personal lives. With this being said, we should lay down some loose guidelines for Facebook relationship etiquette, which we will refer to from now on as FRE. The first rule of FRE: Refrain from posting intimate pictures of make out sessions or obnoxious statuses of affection. NO kissing pictures, the last thing people want to see when they…

  • STUFF

    Awkward Situations Anonymous

    Somehow, no matter how much precaution I take, I am unable to avoid the inevitable awkwardness that pops up in my everyday life. I’ve become accustomed to blank stares and confused faces, so it doesn’t bother me that much anymore, but every so often I’ll be in a situation that, when reflected on, brings shame and thoughts like, “why me?” to my mind. Back in high school, I worked with a guy, let’s call him “Philip.” He was older than me, and had quite the mature aura about him. I had a little middle school girl crush on him, which I would have never admitted back then. Occasionally, we would…

  • NEAT-O

    The “DRIVE” Soundtrack Is Musical Genius

    Okay, so let me start off by saying how great is the movie  Drive? I was under the impression, before I saw the film, that Ryan Gosling was just another sissy pretty-boy. Maybe I only had that opinion because I watched half of “The Notebook,” but I was completely wrong. That dude is… well, a badass; and the movie is nothing short of phenomenal. The screenplay, the writing, and the acting are all award-worthy, in my opinion. What I really want to call attention to, however, is the soundtrack. A soundtrack, in a lot of ways, can end up making or breaking a movie; and in Drive, Cliff Martinez has…

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    Mainstream Electronica: A Bright Future

    Mainstream Electronica? This is something that I’m really getting excited about. Not that this is the first time that electronic music has been commercialized into the mainstream, but the scope and scale at which it is happening right now has me really optimistic for the future. More than anything in else this post, I want to just give shout outs to some of my favorite lesser known electronic artists and genres, and encourage people togo check them out. If you give it a try,I guarantee that you’ll find at least a few gems that will change your music world.   For fans of artists like MGMT, STRFKR, Neon Indian, Discovery,…

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    Chicanos Eaten by Icelandic Trolls: A Poem by Valerie Huerta

    Chicanos Eaten by Icelandic Trolls By Valerie Huerta   Kids are lighting fireworks on the two streets that make a Horseshoe where the Dallas county line breaks off into anarachy; a word that looks like two lines of dirt made by the same child’s hand.   Mrs. Peña’s kindergarten class was just released an hour early to jump the junkyard fence and make a phalanx of Oldsmobile and El Dorado bumper/ hubcaps.   My Mexican Grandma, in the mint shrub, is hiding with a Holy-Water Nerf gun, bracing Sancho, the Pekinese with a sinus infection, and the only creature that can smell Eyafjallajökull smouldering high in the South of Iceland,…

  • NEAT-O

    Indie Radar – Fitz & The Tantrums

    So, here at ANON, we’re going to be doing a weekly blog about up and coming artists, or artists that deserve a shout out for the amazing music that they create. We are doing this just to spread the word and hopefully create a few more fans if we can. If you have any recommendations or a band of your own that you think we should write about, leave a comment, and we’ll get around to it! Kicking off the first ever weekly Indie Radar is Fitz & The Tantrums, a six piece outfit from Los Angeles that has managed to create the most groovy blend of indie pop and…

  • STUFF

    Sleeping: An Underrated Bond

    “I want to sleep with you.” Now, after hearing that, your initial thoughts are probably along the lines of “I’m about to get laid,” or something of that sort. However, in this modern day and age, the activity of sleeping has transformed into something else; it has become a new form of bonding between two people. I’ll admit, saying that I sleep with someone usually gets me some weird looks, and even some awkward head tilting, but I am here to tell you that sleeping together is not about sex. When I say that I want to sleep with someone, I honest-to-God want to sleep… and possibly cuddle. All of the above,…

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    Mixtape Monday: Rebellion

    In a world where the old and bitter control all the power, in a state of crumbling rights, it’s important to remember who to stay true to: ourselves. Don’t blindly accept the facts; question what is told, and discard what should be replaced. Music transcends the evil of the world and is a beacon of untouchable hope to us all.   [8tracks url= “http://8tracks.com/anonmagazine/mixtape-what-day” height=”550″ width=”550″ playops=”shuffle”]

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    Guys: 9 Signs That You’re In The Friend Zone

    Well, it happened again. I’m not exactly sure what brought it on this time, but whatever I did, it worked… in the wrong way. I sometimes wonder if it’s me being too polite, me caring too much about their feelings, or me just trying to be as chivalrous as possible. I would never want to make myself out to be the perfect guy, because that’s far from the truth. However, I try very hard to be different than the other guys that are my age. Needless to say, I was friend zoned again. I think I’ve actually lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard the phrase, “you are…

  • STUFF

    There Is No One Alive Who Is You-er Than You.

      So, you’re in a relationship, or pursuing one, maybe looking for a casual fling, or maybe you’re like me and have gone through the “admire from afar” phase.  Currently and amazingly, I am in a stable and long-lasting relationship of nearly two years.  I sometimes like to think I know what I’m talking about but the truth of relationships is that no matter whom it’s with or how happy you might be, you’ve signed up for a giant shit show.  I love my other half to death, but hot damn, it’s a rollercoaster not only between the two of you, but most of the difficult battles are internal.  No matter…

  • THE LOOK

    Style Inspiration: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

    Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion – one of the best cult classics. At least, in my opinion it is. I hope that I’m not the only one who grew up wishing that I could be one of the fashionably-fantastic-bitchin’-blondes in this movie. Regardless, if that was just my dream or the dream of many other people, those girls had style. From working out to ‘working it’ (at their reunion), Romy and Michele knew how to dress. What lesson can we take from these babes of fashion? First, be true to yourself. Did Michele let a clunky back brace stop her from being a babe? NOPE. So, neither should you! Secondly, platforms, platforms,…