One of the more exciting parts of putting together each print edition is getting to sort through the submissions in awe of the creatives we share our small section of the universe with. One of the more disappointing parts is having to narrow down those submissions to fit within the space limitations of a tangible medium. We could only choose one poem from Christopher Savage to feature in Junkie Business. Here is a chance to get all the more familiar with his work.
There was a time when this band would have been solid simply by making noise here beside us as a word of mouth, "have you heard them yet," experience. Their hushed confidence was born for it yet now they stand as one of the last buoys of hope, a reminder of what this town is supposed to be about, of what this town should still be defined by, rock n roll so damn good, unique, upstanding we almost forget they rub shoulders in the same spaces as familiar faces on the regular. The glory days ain't gone.
Somewhere between the New York Dolls and Paul Collins' Beat runs the subconscious thread stitching these burnouts together with a fuel burning manifest destiny pushing Fast Eddy out of Denver as though Seger himself sent his late seventies spirit right across time and space to whisper the word GO into their anxious ears.
Anon Magazine: Mixtape Monday
Bong Joon-ho walks a tightrope between hard hitting movies with a message and entertaining popcorn fare. His sensitivity for his characters and intelligence handles the former, his wildly creative filmmaking style takes care of the latter. It is this wonderful mix which makes him such a unique and powerful voice in modern cinema.
Oddball Vintage began with the intention of showing what skipping class in the 90's might have looked like in a way which would encompass youth and tenderness in the process, how perfect these turned out could not have been anticipated.
Mixtape Monday - Jungle Time? The Fast Talkers | The Squares | Wizzard King | Plymouth Fury | Warum Joe | The Brats | Baby Shakes | Schwein | Q4U | Pale Lips | The Pathetix | Magic Rockers of Texas | Shakin Street | The Rats | Wurve | Thunders | Green Dreams | Lie | The Gaggers | Fast Eddy | Dinos Boys | GLOSS
Preorders are now open for the Junkie Business print along with new shirts put together by FSG Prints and buttons. As well we are so super super super excited to announce the release show party will be at Hotel Vegas on Wednesday August 28th and (heart swoons) will have Haze County | Loteria | The Bad Lovers | andTeenage Cavegirl helping us celebrate.
It takes time to get where we are going, things evolve, our foot may ease the pedal off the floor a bit but in its place you get to feel that suspension tapping out the quarter mile rhythm on a back road burn sesh without a cop in site and sunlight still left to freeze a few frames eternal with each glancing off at the horizon; long story short Thelma and the Sleaze just traded in their ninety-one Mustang for a seventy-four Coup De Ville and they are riding around in it like the album sales already paid the damn thing off.
Having gone hard for five solid years now, spoon feeding Drunk Mums to every poor bastard I rub shoulders with, now less than a week until these Australian gods finally (FINALLLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) smell up Hotel Vegas, I daydream of the halo hazed optimism, the restored faith in a very alive still kicking spirit of rock n roll coming off these dudes as they climb out of the van to feel this over-hyped city for themselves.
With the announcement of Annabelle Chairlegs heading out on tour with Black Joe Lewis comes the Vanessa Pla directed video for “Candle Apple Red." This band has been creeping in on world domination for like six years now continually leaving us with the same question as always; where the hell is the new album?!?!? If you are reading this and live under a rock, smoke one with a purpose, find three other losers and go check them out live for the first time–unlike your favorite Thai spot, these guys deliver. On a side note; the flyer created by Ben Tipton (via Burger City) is dope as ALWAYS!
Anon Magazine Mixtape Monday: Rounders, Kickers and Hard Livin'
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is a fantasy about how movies influence reality, which in turn influence movies, etc. etc. forming a pop culture circle– as we all know no one plumbs the hidden depths of pop culture quite like Tarantino.
"I have no idea what the hell I am doing. I’m just trying to document the things happening around me. I think life is wild and beautiful and super chaotic. I want to capture all of that somehow. I love life and I think that’s what I want my photos to say about me, that I am living and enjoying it. No matter how frightening or fun it all may be, I am grateful to be alive and to see." - Derek Vaugh Nunez Strahan
In celebration of those positive addictions we feel passionate about in our lives the upcoming print theme is JUNKIE BUSINESS. Deadline Aug. 13th. Submit any forms of expression to email@example.com XOXOXOXO
With now expected minimalist poetic prose Dan Rico matches his words this go 'round with bare lain instrumentation to deliver a personal yet all encompassing expression of the social societal malaise and the personal regret of the wasted fingertip bygone days to give us on "Let's Go Back" an all in togetherness Stand By Me ending credits sort of song which within seconds sets creeping tears trickling from our reminiscent hearts.
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This week we asked photographer Steven Gonzalez to put together the mixtape. This is his gift to you.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco offers no answers just profound redemption through our confusion. Speaking directly to it words of wise comfort; it is acceptable not knowing the way. It is acceptable to bare the burden of scars. It is acceptable to feel angry. It is acceptable to struggle with the truth. In the end the dust we kick up in circles will settle and we must move on as all who were great before us had to as well; not down a path backwards facing the past, no instead we must step into the unknown confusion with merely flashlights and our love going boldly into that dark…
Steven's Visions: Vol. 4X Featuring: X | Dilly Dally | Street Sects | Cosmic Chaos | Youth Code | Emma Ruth Rundle
Anon Magazine Mixtape Monday: The Source Candi Station - "Be An Old Man's Sweetheart" Modern Sound Corporation - "Safari" Indeep - "Buffalo Bill" The S.O.S. Band - "Just Be Good To Me"
Still thinking of you- How the thunder chased at our heels, How the rain pulled us closer. Our bodies exposed only in bursts of lightening- Bound by forces of nature.
Thelma and the Sleaze have been on that slow grind up for way too long! Let us hope one of the most worthy bands around finally see their constant wild ride live shows and ripping slow burn noise get them the sustained respectability they deserve when this full length which me, you, and everyone we know have been edge of our seat waiting on for years gets here.
to lay at our feet this somber, soft-spoken, heartbreaking melody of remembrance and reason at a time in our collective history where we need it as much, if not more, than ever. Sing us home Willie. Hold us as we nurse our wounds. Guide us once more to boldly remember the truth in our current climate. Challenge those of us losing our footing on the path of empathy. Willie Nelson, thank you eternally for being our rock.
Geraldine Rojas is part of The Screaming Flower team out of Laredo who along with Sagradazine will be releasing throughout the summer a collaborative clothing collection, a lookbook, as well as putting on shows–one of which will have Austin favs Chill Bill on the bill. This Summer Intro basically sums up their whole introspective appreciation for all things summer be they reflective, expressive, or both.
Through the photographs of Austin Armstrong we feel the bridge from our place in this moment to the past. There is an ideology to every single shot, a line running through the all of appreciation, understanding, a therapeutic closeness holding hands with time eternal.
When film grabs you, it never really lets you go.
Who says it's too hot for leather?
...both sides of this record are natural unique cohesive noise; it did not come by accident. When Teenage Cavegirl someday find themselves listed in the annals of that which kept the dream alive in those back-building years of Austin, remember to remind your kids they did not get there by accident, they earned it, Candy Cigarettes was merely the moment we lifted our blasé disaffected lenses to see the band for who we should have recognized their potential to be all along.
Rest easy Roky, we hope you knew how much having you here with us mattered.
Whatever happens, however things go forward, we can only hope these employees get paid what they are due with interest and that whether Beerland remains or not we can at least see this chapter coming to an end with the warm belief that despite the worst our community came together once more to protect what defines our love which is not an address or a fading painted wall in a claustrophobic space, no our love has never had an address attached to it, our love is about each other and despite every cheap shot thrown our way we continue to pick each other up to carry our collective dreams safely…
Jesus Christ, someone send this video to every confused twelve year old before they mistakenly subscribe to Guitar World and start off down that disappointing path of Incubus respect which somehow leads to Steve Vai. There is room in this town for every facet of cool but if you are going to try, you better be going all in like these guys or you might as well head back to Alabama or wherever you were born to be forgotten in.
A false sense of simplicity gradually peels back as Tyler Krasowski's autobiographical expression of a small forest ventured to as a child between subdivisions in suburban Chicago comes to life in all its magnificent dangerous possibilities
Mixtape Monday: Tuning Out Crazies at the Laundromat
Steven's Visions Volume 3: Featuring Neighborhood Brats | Night Beats | Cosmonauts | Beach Fossils | The Well | Boy Harsher | Adolescents | Monolord | Grivo | Christian Bland and the Revelators |
Calling all fans of straight-to-video, filmed on videocassette horror; Attic Ted have something special lined up for you. "Skip to the Lulu" is directed by Jeffrey Garcia who kicks up nostalgic dust of Cannibal Cookout, The Video Dead, and Video Violence. Without leaning towards schlock humor the way Scott Barber did on Roky Moon's memorable "Creatures of the Night," this video embodies the weird yet serious methodos of Attic Ted– a notable balance to say the least. This is the first look at their new album Kafka Dreaming which will be out later this week.
Ever love a pup so much it breaks your heart just looking at them? That's how we feel about Luna whose first birthday is this week!
Directed by the amazing Shannon Wiedemeyer, shot and edited by Vanessa Pla, featuring Alyssa Golden. This "Uppercut" vid obviously deepens our already endless love for Fanclub. They remain flawless.
Existential chaos being the lens of the all encompassing today, it is through the work of Kyle Carter in which we find solemn comforting zen ease in which to center ourselves through visual release.
Director Triana Hernandez has a full grasp on the image the band is building their dominance on, with a minimalist shot on videocassette approach we get Wake in Fright vibes that neither skew Amyl and the Sniffers in the slightest from focus on the song itself while solidifying what anyone who has caught them live wants to see encapsulated; the unadulterated, theatrically raw, in the moment now of a band changing our existence for the better.
Mixtape Monday: For the Johnny Rockers
Crawford does a damn fine job calling out, as the magazine has done since the very beginning, to those of us born with the stifling boot heel attempts of plastic herd culture to snuff the sense of passion and purpose eating us black sheep alive in the nowhere nothing cul-de-sac wasteland, his words a reassuring echo in the darkness that we are not islands waiting to silently be forgotten beneath the rising tide of cultural cardboard climate change.
Chad VanGaalen – “Friendly Aliens” Bishop Allen – “Quarter to Three” The Riptides – “Tomorrow Tears” Fire Exit – “Timewall” Shatterbox – “Too Much Traffic” Don Kriss – “The Dove and the Eagle” House of Harm – “Past Life” Cough Cool – “Plastic Jewelry” Snail Mail – “Dirt” Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby – “Here Comes My Ship” Camp Cope – “Sagan-Indiana” Microwave – “Drown” Wand – “Melted Rope” Dick Stusso – “This is What I’m Doing” The Gizmos – “The Midwest Can Be Alright” Ringo Deathstarr – “Drag” Mjujeres – “Seattle Waves” The Almighty Defenders – “The Ghost With the Most” Apache Dropout – “Tired Old Story” Brower –…
Best of SXSW 2019 Part 3 Amyl and the Sniffers | The Mystery Lights | Banditos | Leo Rondeau
"Hologram" speaks to how our vantage point in life changes inescapably with time while the results of the finite feeling beneath it all remains the conclusion regardless of our ever shifting inner-zeitgeist. We find as the song develops the message to be solace found by accepting the idea of being ineffectual or complacent as largely self-imposed. The heart is a rallying motivational in that all of us are small on the scale of reality while no one–including (especially) ourselves–has real power to hold us their.
The Tough Shits have me once more daydreaming of owning an El Camino just so I can blast this album on repeat blazing across west Texas on the way to California. Overall verdict: Burning in Paradise must be immersed in, an experience as a whole which rises above all condescending criticism, it magnetizes in waves of perfection prepared to climb the "here we are now entertain us" modus operandi of the current stasis felt as we seemingly stretch and yawn from the past couple back-building years. The corpse of Rock n Roll is reanimating once more in a big way.