• NEAT-O

    Advance Review: Iceage’s ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love’

      Excitement has been rapidly building leading into the release of Plowing Into The Field Of Love, the bold and forceful third album by Copenhagen’s Iceage. After sharing four distinct songs (three of which were named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork, all of which were lauded by The FADER and many other respected outlets) off a record stacked with standouts, the band is offering a stream of the entire album for anyone to embed. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage. It is the anthemic sound…

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    Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

    Mixtape Monday : Tracks In Your Town from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio.   I Left My Room – The Rotten Mangos Night Watch – videoing 45 Revolutions Per Minute – Oil Boom Any Other Way– Semihelix Peace of Mind – Little Radar Broken Pal World – Baby Robots Xtal Saturation – Total Unicorn Disappear – Bloody Knives  

  • STUFF

    White Wine and Jack Daniels

    Nineteen is an unremarkable age, but the birthday itself was nothing short of wonderful. I was home at the time, which was actually sort of disappointing. I would have loved getting blackout drunk with my school friends, perhaps forcing them to go dancing at the little club in Cambridge that plays 80’s new wave on Saturday nights because it’s my birthday and I can. But instead, I was wrapping up my long-awaited spring break at home in Texas. Maya had flown down to visit me halfway through the week. We spent a couple of days in Austin, saw the sights of my hometown, and fattened ourselves up with an embarrassing…

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    Chicago’s Riot Fest

    Day 1: Once upon a time, Riot Fest Chicago turned into a swamp and alligators and babies covered in mud were found in mosh pits. Just kidding. If there was one word to describe this day it’d be miserable. The line up was sick as could be. But the mud – if I never see mud again in my life it’ll be too soon. For those of you who are not familiar, Riot Fest is a punk/alternative festival themed as a carnival with games, rides, Ferris wheels, and a freak show. As for the lineup, I started my day off with Plague Vendor, a small alternative punk band from California…

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    Raw Paw and Not Gallery Present: CANNED

    Looking for weekend plans? We got you covered – Sean Morgan, local Austin artist and painter, will be showcasing his exhibit, CANNED, on September 26th at Not Gallery. Sean received his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas and continues to thrive as an artist in Austin’s local community. We interviewed Sean about his art and what you can expect from his show and book release this Friday evening.     What has been your background with art? What mediums do you work with? I have always been making stuff and once I left high school that started to multiply and then I guess now I’m an artist.…

  • NEAT-O

    A Weekend At UTOPiAfest

      Festivals are everywhere, every weekend, for every type of personality. There are music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, and everything in between. If you have a favorite past time, there’s probably a festival dedicated to it. I’ve attended the larger festivals numerous times and while they offer attendees the chance to see some of music’s biggest names mixed with up and coming artists, they also are a great source of stress. To get from one main stage to the other is an odyssey-sized journey. Then you have to make the hardest decisions all weekend. Who do you see? Who do you not see and regret it later? Where do…

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    Mixtape Monday: Your World’s On Fire

    Monday Mixtape: Your World’s On Fire from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio.   Walk In – Bethany Curve Skull Eyes – True Widow Somedays – Tess Parks Swimming Pool – Idiot Glee I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark… and Lonely – Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What’s – The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa Lindsy– Jason Anderson Crasher – Astrobrite

  • STUFF

    The Alcohol Diaries: Vodka in a Sprite Bottle

    My friends and I met Carlos at yet another frat party in Allston. Fraternity guys at parties usually fall into two camps: those who are creepy and those who are uninterested and unable to begin a conversation with girls they don’t know. Which is okay, as I too have trouble striking up conversations with people I’ve never met (and never really had any desire to meet) while bad rap music blares in the background and there’s nothing but warm beer to drink. But anyway, Carlos was different. He was comfortable, but not cocky. He dressed well and talked to us like it came naturally to him. He was a little…

  • STUFF

    Is Science a Choice?

    TL;DR: No Every once in a while I’ll come across a person who chooses not to believe in evolution or the big bang theory or any other scientific principle that has been taught to us since like fourth grade. I love those worn out excuses of that’s just a “theory”, or that’s just your “opinion”, or any other literally psychotic scapegoat of an excuse to keep living in some fantastical fairy world where theories like “gravity” and “evolution” just don’t exist, apparently. Next time I float into space I’ll remind myself that gravity (LIKE IT’S EVEN REAL) is just a stupid, dumb, poopy, made-up theory. I guess you could say I am pretty serious about…

  • NEAT-O

    $3 Shows Fundraiser for Lobo Sucio Creative

    Lauren Bruno, founder of $3 Shows, has worked with large non-profits for several years. After a while, she turned her sights on smaller, locally-based groups. When she saw that local non-profit groups didn’t have a budget for events or promotion, due to all of their money going toward their missions, she told us, “I saw a need to really help these organizations… put together a worthy event to showcase what they’re doing.” During our phone interview, she stressed Community, Collaboration, and Cross Promotion, or what she called the Three C’s. These 3 C’s are what she strives to accomplish with $3 Shows. “I want people… to walk away with a…

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    Guitarist Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab for Cutie

    It is rumored that Death Cab is putting the finishing touches on a new Los Angeles untitled album to be released in early 2015. This is to be the last album made with Chris Walla. Now, after seventeen years and eight studio albums, the time has come for co-founder, producer, and guitarist to go his own way and leave the band.     We can’t help but wonder what is next for our beloved Death Cab. After the undeniably brilliant album Narrow Stairs, it is popular belief that they had a falling off album in Codes and Keys. The future remains uncertain with Walla’s departure, and fans are on edge.…

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    Mixtape Monday: The Future Is Free

    Mixtape Monday: The Future is Free from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio.   Beyond Clueless – Summer Camp Almost Vince – Lubec Pink Moon – Nick Drake 1996 – Haunted Summer July, July! – The Decemberists Aria – NEWMOON She’s Lost Control – Joy Division Harbor – Weed Hounds

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    The Alcohol Diaries: Boxed Wine in a Water Bottle

    If I could’ve, I probably would have flown straight back to Texas after my first night of college. I was living in a run-down dorm on the bottom-right corner of the Boston Common with five other girls, who were my first and only friends at the time. On the first night we left our doors open. All 800 new freshmen were thrashing blindly in every direction, trying to snatch as many friends as possible before classes started. There was an air of desperation and a desire to one-up, impress and reign supreme in the high school-like environment of an exclusive private college. We would soon come to realize that the…

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    Women On Our Radar: Natalie Ribbons and Lauren Bruno

    Natalie Ribbons // Tele Novella It’s impossible to miss Natalie Ribbons with her unique sense of vintage fashion and swirling vocals brought forth onstage with her band, Tele Novella. With a track on the Wes Anderson tribute album, I Saved Latin!, covering The Velvet Underground’s “Stephanie Says” and a tour in the works, this is certainly one Austin-based act that is a must-see.     What initially inspired you to start playing music? How did Tele Novella come together? I started playing music at a pretty young age and took piano lessons from age 5-16. I was never a very stellar piano player, though. It wasn’t until I started going…

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    6th Annual UTOPiAfest: An Interview With Aaron Brown

    We had the pleasure of chatting with festival director, Aaron Brown, of UTOPiAfest, a fest that prides itself on a capped audience of 2000, the incredible backdrop of Utopia, Texas being its fest grounds, and a festival that not only brings audiences music but a true escape (really what more could you ask for?). Aaron revealed what it’s like to take on the task of throwing the event together, what makes it so different from your typical musical festival, and what this year’s audience can expect as UTOPiAfest enters its sixth year when the fest kicks off this Friday, September 12!     What makes Utopiafest different from other festivals?…

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    Get To Know Them: Broods

    What catches the eyes when you see Caleb and Georgia Nott is more than their good DNA, but the music they embellish and craft, this brother- sister duo is taking on the music charts with their electro pop meets indie alternative vibe, so what’s left to say is take a listen for yourself and see how these Notts will have your stomach in one. Signed to Capitol Records, touring with Haim and with their full length album, Evergreen, released last month, Caleb and Georgia are taking the music industry by storm, and leaving a blizzard of their music for us to hear and captivate in. Caleb and Georgia took a…

  • THE LOOK

    On Our Radar: Chaser x Brand

    Take of a whiff of something more than the sweet smelling fervor of the roses this summer, chase the sun with the Chaser Brand, a brand that is more tantalizing to the eyes than any smell to the senses. It would be an understatement to say that Chaser Brand is a brand slowly bursting into the scene of the fashion industry. With their retailers being some of the most exclusive and most posh stores on the market, one can only guess that Chaser lives up to their expectations of the dignified definition of opulence. Chaser Brand mixes contemporary, subtle styles with a laid back alternative trend that first draws in…

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    Mixtape Monday: Round & Dizzy

    Mixtape Monday: Round & Dizzy from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio.   Birthday – Night School Kevin Decline – Paul Gonzenbach it is secrets – bangbakc Kiss Them For Me – Siouxie and the Banshees Big Black Witchcraft Rock – The Cramps Top Bunk – Gauntlet Hair Golden – The Fledgelings Weird Circles – Tera Melos

  • STUFF

    Beer Reviews: Kadigan from New Republic Brewery

    Kadigan is a blonde ale brewed right here in College Station, Texas at New Republic Brewery, and is an excellent introduction to craft beer for newbies as well as a solid ale for craft beer drinkers. A happy golden ale, Kadigan is brewed with magnum and saaz hops, resulting in some delicate floral and citrus flavors and an extremely light note of bitterness to balance things out. With 2-row and golden promise hops, the malt character is toasty and mild. The aroma is light and palatable, smelling like flowers and spice with a mellow, clean hint of malt.   Great for long nights and hot weather, Kadigan is the perfect…

  • NEAT-O

    OKADA Presents: Division of Self

    OKADA creates the type of ambient, neo-classical soundscapes that could make staring at an empty coffee cup for 45-minutes a beautifully life-changing experience. Lengthy string compositions, visceral samples of the human voice, and aloof, repetitive synths make this unknown artist a worthy listen for anyone who gives a shit about art. The album is best listened all the way through.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcIWDt5G-s   Find out more about OKADA on his website and pre-order “Division of Self” on his Bandcamp page.

  • THE LOOK

    On Our Radar: FatefulFashion

    FatefulFashion, an international fashion blog created by Georgia Hall and Alexis Mendoza, lives true to its name. Fashionistas Georgia and Alexis, based out of Fresno, California, and Adelaide, Australia, met on the Titanic Memorial Cruise in 2012, where their love for fashion sparked a conversation in the buffet line. As fate would have it, they have since inspired each other to wield their passion for fashion across the globe and have plans to open an online store. Check out FatefulFashion’s blog, where they include their favorite trends and styling, and keep up to date with the girls on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We can’t wait to see what these two…