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    Up & Coming: Ysenia Valdez

    Photo: Dayane Ohira   Ysenia Valdez is the editor-in-chief of Cabra Magazine, but also works as Zineland’s newest intern in New York City. We interviewed Ysenia to find out more about how she started her own printed publication before turning 21 and what her next big goals are with the fashion industry as her playing field. To find out more, stay up-to-date with her Instagram!   Ysenia’s IG || Cabra || Cabra IG || Zineland || Zineland IG   ANON: Ysenia, at what age did you realize that you wanted to work in a creative field? Did it just sort of come to you or have you always been interested in fashion…

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    G.L.O.S.S. and the Importance of Politics In Music

    We can never change the atrocities, we can only hope that through them we may find ways to once more shape our compassion and sadness into beautiful reflections of art worthy enough to stand as beacons in time marking the eternal place where our hearts bore the burden of complete sadness or that our anger and frustration will be channeled into collective rallying cries for our intelligent like-minded peers to stand behind.

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    D. face painT.ingS.

    Words: Fishspit I was talkin’ to my dear pal Lil-e on the horn the other night… well …let’s start from the beginning. Lil-e’d sent me a letter where she said she was doing some “face painting” for this thing. I was like, “What the fuck? I need some explanation on this one.” So when I was talking to her on the phone, I said, “What in Judas’s name is up with this ‘face painting’ gig?” “Oh,” she said, “That was for charity.” I immediately pictured in my sorry old head that some charity she was working for was setting up outside some stadium down there in Portland where Lil-e lives,…

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    I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live’s Moody Theater

    Words: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) Photography: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram)   Despite wishing I had the opportunity to squeeze in a John Carpenter movie marathon before Thursday evening at ACL Live’s Moody Theater, it didn’t prevent me from sitting upright in my seat, absolutely spellbound at Carpenter’s genius to create ominous and memorable compositions across the entire forty year span of his career.     John Carpenter’s show opened up with Escape From New York’s main title, eliciting cheers and excitement from the audience that remained consistent throughout his near hour and a half set. Joining him onstage included the backup band for Tenacious D, as well as his…

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    Natural Child Takeover!

    Okey Dokey (9/16) is the latest full-length from Nashville, TN’s Natural Child. The band’s first new music in two years is also the debut release on their new label, Natural Child Records and Tapes. The album was recorded in Memphis and Chicago, where the band worked with Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas). Let’s get a few things about Natural Child out of the way: they’re not retro, not the bastard sons of Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top, not barnstormers or foot stompers or country-fried bumpkins sharing their latest “stew.” To some they are saviors, to others they’re the soundtrack to countless substance- fueled nights. To themselves, they’re a rock ‘n’…

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    D A Y D R E A M . || 白 昼 夢

    Photographer: Jayme Javier (Canada) Model: Dawn McIntosh (Canada) Flower Artist: Koichi Wada (Japan)   A detachment from reality, a visionary fantasy while awake.   This is a collection of photos from the surreal flower studio, Dramatic Flowers, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. I am a photographer based in Lethbridge, Alberta.  As I was on a recent trip to Japan with Dawn McIntosh, we met with Koichi Wada,  a flower artist based in Tokyo.  We had the chance to experience the unique opportunity  of shooting a fantasy themed set of pictures and stay the night in his flower shop which was filled with arrangements he had made. This was an overseas collaboration bringing people together…

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    Up & Coming: Heaven Starr

    Photo: Colin Sussingham   Heaven Starr is a model and muse currently residing in Austin, TX. She travels back to New York every so often for modeling and is also working on her upcoming project, Chiquita Magazine. Chiquita Magazine primarily focuses on embracing the natural and powerful individuality of women. Heaven’s Instagram || Chiquita’s Instagram   ANON: So Heaven, what exactly do you do and how did you start seeking interest in these things? Heaven: Well I started modeling at the age of 12, my dad was big into photography and he would always take photos of me growing up with his canon A1 film camera. When I was 17,…

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    Pity Sex Takeover!

    Bandcamp || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter    Despite what images the band’s name may conjure, Pity Sex stray away from regrets with their increasingly experimental and innovative nature, starting with their first EP for Dark World and continuing throughout their musical career to their most recent album, White Hot Moon. The band formed in 2011 in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, while meeting guitarist/vocalist Britty Drake who was booking shows in her basement. The band moved in together and has since ventured to tour across the world, including Europe and Australia, with the hopes to branch out and play shows in non-English speaking countries in the near…

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    Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

      What We Want – S T F U Shackles – Video Captain Bligh – Slim Photon Feel the Clamps – Spray Paint Full Moon in Daylight (Wave Hands Like Clouds remix) – Victoria Noll Finland – Vet Trip Ah Ha Zodiac – Desilu He’s Got Depth – High Church  

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    Artists On Our Radar: Zoë Trautz

       Artist: Zoë Trautz ( Instagram ) I’m a self-taught artist living in Austin, Texas. I have a biology degree and I work part time at a nonprofit where I feed parrots, and part time on all the drawings that I make for free and show no one. My work is informed by my education in biology and psychology, and my experience with mental illness. I’m inspired by surrealism, outsider art, biological illustrations, hallucinations and human faces. Some artists I like are John Wesley, Jim Woodring & Salvador Dali.                   

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    accidents

    accidents by C. H. Gorrie     Kneeling in the middle of my street, holding the unconscious man’s head, I was steeped in the stench of cheap vodka streaming from his mouth. His shallow breathing rattled like a failing engine as blood dribbled down his chin in splayed lines.   The accident happened so quickly, so abruptly, it gave me butterflies. The color of everything paled.   I had just finished talking with my neighbor Simon, who was getting into his friend Chad’s car across the street, when the man came careening down our hill on his bike in a thirty- mile-an- hour blur. He was going so fast that…

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    Irreversible Marks

    Irreversible Marks By Jessica Lynn Whitaker   On June 10, 2015, I walked into a clinic with a cough and a lump on my neck and said, jokingly, “I have to make sure I don’t have cancer.” The doctor who saw me never uttered the word “cancer” but as I navigated the confusing lingo of health insurance policies—as I was stabbed with a needle and exposed to radiation, as I was poked and prodded—the word “cancer” echoed through my blood. It coiled in the pit of my stomach. It stuck in the back of my throat. It danced around me, unspoken yet understood. It wasn’t until a month later that…

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    Listen While You Look

    Photographer: Tajana Dedić-Starović ( Instagram / Facebook )   Tajana initiated her project, Listen While You Look, as a means to combine listening to a song while viewing a particular photo for a complete visual and aural experience. It also became a means for her to promote a selection of songs and bands that she appreciates.   [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YcfiSR-wg[/embedyt]         [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sfUsHAN-gc[/embedyt]         [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkSzV6jAkhQ[/embedyt]         [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ6ofd0pB_c[/embedyt]         [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHITmcKUGik[/embedyt]         [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxg4C365LbQ[/embedyt]    

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    Mixtape Monday With Kanine Records

      Founded in 2002 in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, Kanine Records stemmed from an idea that Lio and Kay Kanine had, which was simply to share their joint love for local bands and music with the rest of the world. Lio Kanine had been involved with DJing and booking bands at venues around town and they decided to release a 20 track compilation of unsigned acts from Brooklyn and New York City entitled NY: The Next Wave. The response they received was so much more than the two ever expected, eventually earning them worldwide recognition. Since the success of NY: The Next Wave, Lio and Kay have been releasing critically…

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    Dressing Up the Kitties by Daddy

      How and why did life get so complicated . . . so difficult? Mental illness and booze have ravaged me since age 13. But I remember . . . god I remember. Younger days . . . maybe it was age 4 or 5. I’d go to see my cousin. She was the same age as me. She lived on a farm. I’d go stay a while. And there were always plenty of cats on that farm. Some were wild . . . they killed the rats. And a few were tame. The big mama cat would have her litter . . . and when I came to the…

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    Artists On Our Radar: Claudio Parentela

    Claudio Parentela is a freelance artist, photographer and journalist based in Catanzaro, Italy. His work has been displayed in many zines, magazines and websites throughout his career, both internationally and locally. Website || Tumblr || Facebook                                

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    The Bolos: Today San Antonio…Tomorrow The World

      Two years ago as Austin’s complacency felt saturated by the overall stagnation of rock n roll, I came across The Bolos. They were young, hungry, and most importantly not just another band jumping shark and attempting to poorly play psyche. From the very beginning they stood out as a band with grit, shaping music out of creativity rather than a need to feel cool, a rare band from San Antonio to not lean on the region as a crutch but instead using it to incubate their noise and presence into something worth more than scene nods and not having to pay the cover whenever hitting up the local spot.…

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    Big City Lights

    Photographer: Ina Parakhina ( Instagram ) Model: Amelia Ellen Wignell Makeup: JO-L Melbourne Makeup Artist Styling: Nik Shimmin ( Instagram ) “Big City Lights” was by the bright lights, warm tones and constant buzz of cities worldwide. This collaboration of Melbourne based artists and label, Flare Street, captures the romantic city atmosphere, Friday night musings and spirited antics.   Flares: Flare Street / Gold Top: Flare Street   Flares: Flare Street / Velvet Top: French Vintage       Flares: Flare Street / Jacket: Bettina Liano     Flares: Flare Street / Shirt: Dolce & Gabbana   Flares: Flare Street / Skivvy: Stylists’ Own  

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    Order Issue 5 “Consumed”

      We’re back and at it with a new print zine! Issue 5 of ANON Magazine is out and features work from around the globe based on consumer culture and materialism –  “Consumed” includes photography, prose, written articles, and comics/art from multiple individual’s take on consumerism. We encourage you to think about the multitude of ways that materialism affects your day-to-day life and in what ways it can be positive or negative. The 60-page zine can be purchased under our Shop section here. We only charge the original cost of printing each zine, nothing extra! For international orders, please send your shipping info to anonmagazine1@gmail.com for a quote. Thank you…

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    The Me You Know Is A Reactionary Me: Part Three

    The Me You Know Is A Reactionary Me Being A Burnout in the Face Of Consumerism Caleb Dawson, Corey Baum, & Jimmy Wildcat interviewed by Jay Armstrong This is the third of a three part interview series; Check out our first with Caleb Dawson here and our second with Corey Baum here.   Part 3 — Jimmy Wildcat There are few people you could ever interact with who are more resigned than Jimmy Wildcat (Bad Lovers, Rocky & the Wildcat, The Reputations, The Rich Hands). His Rock n Roll facade is a careful construct used to protect the quasi-insane borderline genius taking place in his head. He’s the only person…