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    Andre Veloux: Building Blocks of Change

      British pop artist Andre Veloux expresses social commentary on gender and femininity through the use of a creative medium – Lego bricks. After teaming up with the Krause Gallery in the Lower East Side of New York, they committed to continue working together and will be exhibiting a collection of Veloux’s pieces for the gallery this June. The main focus of his work, entitled Building Blocks of Change, examines the ways women are viewed by society and the expectations that are made of them. A series of his portraits focuses on famous women in the media who have been agents of great changes, ranging from Jane Fonda to Lady…

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    Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

      Teenage Crime Wave – Pageantry You Will – Street Crys Filtered – Field Guide Bad Vibes Forever – Psychic Killers Odds – Cold Heart of Space Suzanne – Claire Morales & Gollay The River – Reddening West In the Heavens Meadow – FiRES WERE SHOT  

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    Gerd Ludwig’s “Sleeping Cars” Exhibition at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery

      Located in Los Angeles, California, the Fahey/Klein Gallery is dedicated to displaying and selling 20th century and contemporary fine art photography. One of their current exhibitions is Gerd Ludwig’s collection for Sleeping Cars. Ludwig’s series features resting cars at night on the streets of Los Angeles, emphasizing the varying surroundings and the personalities that these vehicles begin to embody. His inspiration came from a visiting writer who asked while in a traffic jam with Ludgwig, “I wonder where all these cars go to rest at night.” Ludwig’s exhibition encourages the viewer to become a voyeur and construct their own story behind each vehicle. These scenes of late night resting…

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    Two Decades in the Making: An Interview With The Veldt

    With the recurrent emergence of 90’s shoegaze bands, The Veldt is a band that stands apart from the pack. Formed in the late 80’s, The Veldt combined elements of reverb with soul and funk, creating a sonic pathway that was truly their own. They fast gained notoriety working with the likes of Robin Guthrie and playing venues with The Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine. However, the major record labels at the time attempted to mold them into something easily accessible and mainstream, so The Veldt yet again went their own individual route and self-releasing their 2008 album, White Music for Black People. Jump forward to 2016, The Veldt have picked…

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    Invisible Theatre

    Photographer: Tim Gao ( Instagram )    Street photography is not just a sharp triggering of shutter to shape the outside world in the form of light and shadow. It is simultaneously a curious observation and emotional perception of what’s happening in the ordinary streets at any moment when unpredictable dramas and realities are actually taking place. I have lived in Shanghai for over nine years and I explore Shanghai, where urban city and residential lanes are hidden and unknown to me and impact my emotional attachment to the city. Street photography not only enables me to create a documentary view of the unique Shanghai street and the culture behind…

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    Land of Milk and Honey

    Words and Photos: Olivia B Panella ( Instagram )   You seem to be foreign and yet you are my home? We are related, yet my last name is Panella Yes, my fathers. I wear a gold star of David around my neck, and that says to you I am home. The beach, the desert, the valley, the mountain, the milk and the honey. Are they yours or mine? My second visit, is it my home now? The language isn’t innate An American accent. The land of milk and honey, The land of chaos and terror. The faith connection confused with physical form A place where my American passport holds…

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    SXSW Music: An Interview with Emily Nokes of Tacocat

      Upon listening to Tacocat, you can’t help but dance and groove along to their energetic power pop-punk tunes. Self described as “feminist sci-fi”, Tacocat’s quirky melodies and tongue in cheek feminist lyrics were a breath of fresh air last week at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Vocalist Emily Nokes took a moment to answer some of our questions about their record label Hardly Art (be sure to purchase Tacocat’s upcoming album, Lost Time, on April 1st), the punk scene in Seattle and Nokes’ picks for feminist music and media.   ANON: Your upcoming album title, Lost Time, and track “Dana Katherine Scully” make reference to sci-fi classic TV show The…

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    SXSW Film Reviews: The Master Cleanse and Chevalier

    The Master Cleanse   Meaninglessly drifting through life, Paul Berger (Johnny Galecki) stumbles across a TV commercial advertising a quiet retreat and the promise of coming out renewed. Despite the sinister sounding release he’s signed, Berger nevertheless is on board with his master cleanse. Joining Paul on his retreat to the middle of the woods is love interest Maggie (Anna Friel) and couple Eric (Kyle Gallner) and Laurie (Diana Bang). Their spiritual guide, played by Anjelica Huston, first and foremost asks them to consume four jars of a disgustingly pre-made mixture, causing them to literally expel their insecurities. The film could have easily gone down the slapstick comedic route, but…

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    Nightmare Air Takeover!

      Arriving in Austin, Texas this week for their stretch of SXSW tour dates, Los Angeles based band Nightmare Air bring no shortage of reverb-laden soundscapes and shimmery vocals to their live performance. Consisting of Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, Nightmare Air have already been on the radars of Filter Magazine, Deli Magazine and Toronto Star, to name just a few. ANON Magazine was eager to interview Dupuis and Miller about the music scene in Los Angeles, their favorite spots to hit up in Austin, and their love of childhood arcades.   ANON: Nightmare Air has played large festivals from the likes of SXSW in Austin, Texas to…

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    Trevor Sensor Website Takeover!

      At the very bottom of it, the point of art is to help people feel less alone. In my short time as a performer and songwriter, this is something I’ve constantly attempted to do–but, unfortunately, I can’t truly tell you whether or not I’ve actually succeeded at it. I can only go off of what really turns me on as someone who experiences art. Attempts to translate my love for David Lynch and Woody Allen films into a different medium, or books like “Swann’s Way” or “Tropic of Cancer,” or any painting by Magritte–for songs are different animals than all these things. And in an age where it seems…

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    Illustrations by Kat Kon

    Artist: Kat Kon Kat Kon is an illustrator originally from Greece and currently based in London. Her greatest inspiration comes from pop and outsider culture. Kon uses mostly fine line marker pens but her work is generally recognized for looking digital because of her precision with bold colors and lines. She recently collaborated with The Bettys (a New York female art collective) as well as designed album artwork for the band Skating Polly. Three of her illustrations inspired by the TV shows Girls and Transparent were shown at the Critics’ Choice Awards in California.   Illustration of Kelli Mayo from the band Skating Polly 2015   Illustration of Vassia Roxy 2012…

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    Mixtape Monday: SXSW On Your Radar

      Bedsit Infamies – Adult Books Burn Masculinity – The Spook School Lemonheart – Dead Leaf Echo The Timebound Bloos – Crown Larks Hadavar Haamiti – Vaadat Charigim Nolsey – Sorority Noise Understanding Fruit – The Octopus Project Sunday is Monday at Midnight – The Stargazer Lilies Garbage on Glue – The Blind Shake Summertime – Death Valley Girls Talk – Tacocat Contagious – Sick of Sarah  

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    Keeping It (Real) Local: A Guide to SXSW 2016

    Despite the ever looming cloud of basic-bro culture and the evil Doritos mass-media corporatizaton strangling out the last death-rattle of all which was once pure and true in the world, SXSW remains greater than every Coachella, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bonnaroo ever put together combined. Each year I watch someone’s younger sister and their tag along carbon-copy battery-eating robot clones unload their bags in my living room with a notebook well scripted with an airtight itinerary of bands they need to see, cross-referencing via text with some other car full of douche bags about their flawless time-table only to go home talking about how “epic” the week was for…

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    Suzies Takeover!

      Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Suzies is an eclectic mix of psychedelic instrumentation and androgynous style. The members are no strangers to the music scene, having nurtured various musical projects from Haunted Leather to The Omecs. Consisting of Luke Bonczyk on guitar and vocals, Casey Huizenga on drums and vocals, Kyle Huneau on bass and vocals, Ross Turcotte on organ and Shane Tripp on lead guitar, the members cite influences ranging from The Brian Jonestown Massacre to The Stooges to Can. Forming in October of 2015, Suzies has already gained notoriety within their hometown and are currently embarked on a week-long tour supporting local friends Heaters in the…

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    When the Beach Boys Say Forever, They Mean FOREVER: Still America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band 50 Years Later

    Words by: Merri Palmer Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III   I thought I knew what rock ‘n’ roll was until I saw The Beach Boys. My generation grew up on Beach Boys’ surf rock, a sound so familiar and quintessential to American life that it may as well have been baseball, or apple pie, or stars and stripes. I have a sharp childhood memory of singing “Barbara Ann” at the top of my lungs in a restaurant bathroom. As those harmonies eked through the raspy speakers and into my soul, I knew this was music. As I grew older, friends got into boy bands and pop, hip-hop and metal. I felt…

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    Le Butcherettes Takeover!

      Teresa Suárez, better known as Teri Gender Bender and front-woman of Le Butcherettes, spent her former years growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she witnessed the violent and misogynistic treatment of women first-hand. The balancing act of chaos and corruption tied together with the peacefully religious in her community allowed her to always consider both sides of the coin and gain perspective. As an adolescent, she found solace and escape in punk and hardcore music. Her music idols ranged from Henry Rollins/Black Flag to Shirley Manson, and in 2007 she formed her musical project, Le Butcherettes. Teri Gender Bender’s live performance is unlike any other; with her intense and…

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    Human Error

    Human Error Saying soy embarazada to express embarrassment Locking work and car keys inside the gallery Letting the cat out an hour before dark Interpreting I missed you as I love you A clinic is bombed by accident I say goodbye to rainbow days No more sweetness and light This human error is the end of our humane era   – Mairead Hadley ( Instagram )  

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    Music Video Premiere: River Jones’ “Radio Waves”

      Austin, Texas’ very own River Jones has a knack of pleasantly surprising us every now and then with his incredibly unique and personal solo project after periods of pensively working hard at his craft. Contrary to his previous work we’ve featured, Jones’ music video for “Radio Waves” is a more spirited and optimistic track, perfectly suited for imminent spring days. Directed by River Jones and Sarah Mullinnix, “Radio Waves” uses overlapping images and kaleidoscopic color schemes, capturing a dream-like state of dizzying forms and bold lyrics popping in front of your eyes. Jones gravitates towards the past, referring back to prior memories of love and describing the object of…

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    Mortenbay Fig Chronicles

    Illustrations & Words: Jon Ludtke Aside from drawing, Ludtke also writes and creates films. He finished his first film feature titled “The Woodsman” (which you can watch on YouTube) and is currently working on his first novel. He adores cats and hates the winter months.                

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    Alexa Chung Wore This Lipstick to the Met Gala

    Alexa Chung wore this lipstick to the Met Gala, so we had to buy it too. Nars’ Brigitte gives our (lips | front tooth | bathroom drawer) that perfect brick-y, nude-y, rose color we’ve been searching for for, like, e v e r. Get it before we buy them all first. Thirty-two dollars to be (pin thin | envied | invited to the Met Gala)? We’ll take everything you’ve got.   NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte, $32 on sephora.com   Margaret Williamson Bechtold is a creative consultant, fashion editor and culture writer who’s recently relocated to Austin from NYC. You can follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.