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New Music - Blue Jean Queen Explodes Our Hearts With "Wild Wild Woman"

New Music – Blue Jean Queen Explodes Our Hearts With “Wild Wild Woman”

Between Stevie Nicks on "Edge of Seventeen" and Deana Carter with "Strawberry Wine," now there is an equal which somehow manages to draw comparisons to both at the same time. "Wild Wild Woman" is powerful, perfect, and rises into the realm of greatness by transcending forever beyond the person who created it to represent a...
New Video(s): Lord Friday the 13th - "Bigots Beware"

New Video(s): Lord Friday the 13th – “Bigots Beware”

Marking the first single from their Irrational Anthem EP, Lord Friday the 13th are celebrating with the release of THREE(!) videos for "Bigots Beware." Hey, with this extra time on our collective hands, at least they are putting it to good use. All we have been doing is refusing to put on pants while watching...
New Video: Loteria - "Rhythm Revue"

New Video: Loteria – “Rhythm Revue”

For those who might be unfamiliar; when someone says "Austin music," either with acute awareness or down on the collective subconscious level, they are talking about Loteria. 
New Video: Calliope Musicals - "Color/Sweat"

New Video: Calliope Musicals – “Color/Sweat”

As with the 2019 album in which this is the title track from, we witness here yet another moment where Calliope Musicals prove to us they have an acute grasp on their collective output; stunning us by their growth and intriguing us along with their familiarity. Truly the band, their music, and this Jerry Sparkman...
Mixtape Monday: Incorruptible Deconstruction

Mixtape Monday: Incorruptible Deconstruction

Mixtape Monday: Incorruptible Deconstruction Comet Gain | Baby Jesus | The Schizophrenics | Meat Belt | The Lindas | The Milkshakes | Special Interest | Empty Markets | Liquids | Boing Boing | Lyres | Skegss | The Premonitions | Shadow Show | Spice | Les Posters | The Naysayers | Fossil Arm
New Video: Flower Graves - "Ociin"

New Video: Flower Graves – “Ociin”

I see Sheila Vand in that scene of perfection; all stylized and rhythmic, imagining had A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night been made six years later. She places the record on to fill the silence and space, love is precarious after all, possibly this could have been the song washing over the uncertainty between...
New Music: Blue Jean Queen

New Music: Blue Jean Queen

Is anyone else over completely the perpetual reminders that Rockyanne Bullwinkle is perfect?
Artist Spotlight: Virginia (Vajaja) Meza

Artist Spotlight: Virginia (Vajaja) Meza

Meza's paintings are centered on familiarity while bathing the viewer in invoked emotion. One piece can be heavy, another whimsically optimistic; all are alive and memorable in a naturalistic expression of the best kind.
New Music: Kay Odyssey - "No Birds Sing"

New Music: Kay Odyssey – “No Birds Sing”

So maybe you were thinking this mood to put on some Mazzy Star in your search for self-motivation while floating across the sea of emotional confusion called for something more of the moment; escapist memories made attached to something of your own. Kay Odyssey cries out from the wilderness for you to do just that—near...
New Music Video: The Sour Notes - "Peak"

New Music Video: The Sour Notes – “Peak”

The Sour Notes continue earning believers with their heads down and hearts full. Their latest single"Peak" has a warmly fitting video directed by everyone's favorite familiar face Matzoh Ball to go with it, sending home completely the Slanted and Enchanted post-Go-Betweens aesthetic they have embodied since moment one. For all those thirsty for the beautifully...
Album Review: Andrew Cashen - Guava Jazz

Album Review: Andrew Cashen – Guava Jazz

This album is about as jazzy as Morrisey's personality is tolerable but on the scale of listenable it leans decidedly more towards "highly" than it does "Jethro Tull." We recommend putting it on repeat while going toes up in some sunshine for a few hours, it was meant for being stuck at home looking for...
New Video: Louisianna Purchase - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

New Video: Louisianna Purchase – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Fresh, inventive, inspiring; no one has hit the fashion world with the passionate, affecting, force of Jackson Montgomery (JXNART) in as long as our eyes have been looking to its lighthouse to keep us from crashing onto the tired shores of ανιαρός.
New Video: Dry Guy - "Something To Do"

New Video: Dry Guy – “Something To Do”

Disaffected. Restless. Malcontent. If the collective unconscious had a talent beyond stoking the coals beneath our neurosis and honing in on the malaise of our be-here-now reality—learning bass perhaps, possibly figuring out how to structure a few minutes of noise—then no doubt in this foul-year-of-our-lord-Lemmy, "Something To Do," the quarantine inspired video from Dry Guy,...
New Music: Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad - "Tiger's Den"

New Music: Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad – “Tiger’s Den”

Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad are not a band solely hyping us on where they are, nor is it the unexpected notable progress we feel from them at every show played, it is where they are going getting us excited to be in proximity of what they are doing.
New Music: Country Legend Roky Moon - "Choo Choo"

New Music: Country Legend Roky Moon – “Choo Choo”

It seemed impossible to love Roky Moon any more than we already did. We were wrong.
Mixtape Monday: SXSW SPIRIT

Mixtape Monday: SXSW SPIRIT

"Don't ask me why I obsessively look to rock 'n' roll bands for some kind of model for a better society... I guess I glimpsed something beautiful in a flashbulb moment once, and perhaps mistaking it for a prophecy have been seeking its fulfillment ever since. And perhaps that nothing else in the world ever...
Album Review: Attic Ted - "Kafka Dreaming"

Album Review: Attic Ted – “Kafka Dreaming”

Kafka Dreaming is a love letter to the possibilities of defining one's own boundaries over succumbing to expectations; even if those expectations are self-imposed. This album is a testament of the distance covered and growth felt on their journey.
Video Premier: Pelican Johnny - "Givin' Up On You"

Video Premier: Pelican Johnny – “Givin’ Up On You”

Shot straight to tape by Andy Gately, the new video for Pelican Johnny's "Givin' Up On You" is a visceral slice of hot n ready nineties reverence. The single itself is a solid balance between the sounds he often finds himself swaying between making it as good of song as any at allowing those new...
Album Review: Schwein - Easy Does It

Album Review: Schwein – Easy Does It

....a John Cale broken boldness sort of journey from open to close all swept over with a thousand hushed mystic ohms weaving the ride along. To break down the album track by track would be an injustice to its cohesive nature. Each song shakes hands with the next, peaks and valleys reflecting the same orgiastic...
Video Premier: Crocodile Tears - "Tuned Out"

Video Premier: Crocodile Tears – “Tuned Out”

Crocodile Tears make date music for the blank generation, cruising music for the down and outs,  and are about as safe as good rock n roll can get. If this were 1980 they would rule the world.
Album Review: Warish - Down In Flames

Album Review: Warish – Down In Flames

Everything about Warish is off the cuff and hazy; they are equal parts walking through the horror section in the glory days of mom and pop video stores coupled with that experience felt playing the mixtapes your cool uncle or cousin snuck into your hands from time to time to show you a world far...
New Music Video: The Sun Machine - "Cumbia de Lagrimas"

New Music Video: The Sun Machine – “Cumbia de Lagrimas”

Austin's teen sensation hearthrobs The Sun Machine are out to prove there is more to junior high than homework and sleepovers. They do a damn fine job at doing just that on their latest grindcore/dreampop hit "Cumbia la Lagrimas."
Artist Spotlight: Austin Armstrong

Artist Spotlight: Austin Armstrong

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.
Beerland: Unpaid Staff Strikes Deep in the Heart of Our Community

Beerland: Unpaid Staff Strikes Deep in the Heart of Our Community

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...
New Video: Teenage Cavegirl - "Space Girl"

New Video: Teenage Cavegirl – “Space Girl”

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...
New Video: Attic Ted - "Skip to the Lulu"

New Video: Attic Ted – “Skip to the Lulu”

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...
BEST of SXSW 2019: Show Photos (part 2)

BEST of SXSW 2019: Show Photos (part 2)

BEST of SXSW 2019: Show Photos (part 2) Banditos | Thelma and the Sleaze | Muther | Surfbort | Annabelle Chairlegs | John Wesley Coleman III | Pscience
Steven's Visions: Vol. 1

Steven’s Visions: Vol. 1

Steven's Visions: Volume 1 Show photography by Steven Gonzalez
Album Review:  Harlem Puts Us To Sleep With Oh Boy

Album Review: Harlem Puts Us To Sleep With Oh Boy

Had this been their first album it would have been fine, a stepping stone not so much listened to by anyone but still exists in the background, a reminder of where they came from. As an album this far into the game, as something they have arrived at, Oh Boy sounds about as good as...
Fanclub: All The Same EP and Instagram Takeover!

Fanclub: All The Same EP and Instagram Takeover!

Fanclub: All The Same EP and Instagram Takeover! By Jay Armstrong   I meant every word I said back in August gushing over Fanclub. What I did not know then, even in the light of such positive feelings, is how much getting their latest six songs would hit when playing it. This All The Same...
Artist Spotlight: Samantha Wendel

Artist Spotlight: Samantha Wendel

As with the often cryptic dimensions of her most ambitious pieces, Wendel's being hides there secretly to be seen only if one feels driven to invest the energy to stare passionately into the abyss of her creativity.
Artist Spotlight: I.S Mancha

Artist Spotlight: I.S Mancha

Photographer I.S. Mancha captures ideological American optimism through nostalgic romantic eyes. Carl Jung once wrote, “who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes,” Mancha does both.
Artist Spotlight: Annalise Natasha Gratovich

Artist Spotlight: Annalise Natasha Gratovich

Artist Spotlight: Annalise Natasha Gratovich One tends to be captured by art either through the unique immersive process by which it is created or the work itself has an inexplicably captivating sense of wonder in completion. The greatest of artists– those who become catalysts for the aspiring seeking motivations in those striving to create beauty...
Willy Vanilla - "American Neck"

Willy Vanilla – “American Neck”

Willy Vanilla – “American Neck” By Jay Armstrong Willy Vanilla’s American Neck is lighthearted as hell. If only talent were allowed to speak in a space devoid of ego-maniacal ambitions more often. Every song has its own spine, its own strut. These guys aren’t trying to force an angle or end result. They don’t fall...
Lake of Fire Music Video Premiere: Crater

Lake of Fire Music Video Premiere: Crater

Bandcamp || Facebook || Instagram   Delving deep into experimental territory with rock and psych influences, Austin’s very own Lake of Fire have crafted an amalgam of sounds into one solid debut LP, Crater, released today on Fishbum Records. Their official video (citing the same title as their LP) was shot in Texas’ expansive landscape...
Bustin' Loose - Trouble Boys Video Premiere and Tour Kickoff

Bustin’ Loose – Trouble Boys Video Premiere and Tour Kickoff

Trouble Boys – Bustin’ Loose By Jay Armstrong Video Premiere and Tour Dates   Last month when we said “Trouble Boys make the best goddamn rock and roll Austin has felt this side of The Skunks,” you can believe we meant it. As they head out on tour this week here is your chance to...
Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys Bigger Than the Both of Us By Jay Armstrong In my own living room, as I’m hitting stride on some puffed chest ego stroking story about kicking dust with Cheetah Chrome and Bobby Liebling on some otherwise forgettable night of recent past, a friend interrupts asking “who are they? Should I know them?”...
ANON Premiere: The Sour Notes Cover The Ronettes' "When I Saw You"

ANON Premiere: The Sour Notes Cover The Ronettes’ “When I Saw You”

Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Known for their contagious indie pop and rock sensibilities, Austin’s very own The Sour Notes are paying tribute to songs they hold near and dear to their heart. Their premiere for the next single off their covers’ album, This Is Not Our Music, is a stunning rendition...
Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole....
The Face Plant that Woke a Bus

The Face Plant that Woke a Bus

  The Face Plant That Woke a Bus   The Number 5 bus brings together students, shoppers, seniors and the blind, normally quietly. But on Sunday afternoon, one face plant got everyone talking. “Oh shit!” the man yelled as he tripped onto the bus stopped at 45th and Guadalupe. A ponytailed man in the back...
Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots By: Jay Armstrong   Sure I’ve written warmly about them before, sure seeing them on a bill raises the quality standard of an excuse I need to stay under a blanket reading for the night, yet there has always been an underlying intangible which kept me from fully...
SASS

SASS

SASS By Jay Armstrong   In a world of sham and plastic, where the view of the future optimistic finds itself walled by new condos and business park skyscrapers, knowing we can’t go back, what we have now and what we choose to do with it is detrimental. The importance lies in counting our allies,...
Hyperreal Film Club VHS Zine Release Party

Hyperreal Film Club VHS Zine Release Party

Website || Instagram || Facebook   Keeping the DIY scene thriving in Austin, Texas, collective Hyperreal Film Club prides itself on embracing more than just the film medium. Immersing themselves in art installations, electronic music, experimental collage, and tearing apart constraints on structures and expectations of art, founders David McMichael, Jenni Kaye and Tanner Hadfield...
Fleet Foxes at ACL Live

Fleet Foxes at ACL Live

Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Fleet Foxes at ACL Live in Austin, Texas                    
Artists On Our Radar: Luis Roa

Artists On Our Radar: Luis Roa

Artist: Luis Roa ( Instagram ) Based in Austin, TX, Luis Roa’s inspiration for his artwork stems from his interest in nature and old religious worlds.   Coyona   Deathmask   Flowerhead   Totem  
Live at The Mohawk: of Montreal Review

Live at The Mohawk: of Montreal Review

  Writer: Troy Gonzales ( Instagram ) Photographer: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram )   It was a deliciously cool Thursday night in Austin and the devoted gathered at the Mohawk once again for the return of of Montreal and its psychedelic glam rock/electronic dance party. The opening band Christina Schneider’s Jepeto Solutions from New York...
Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Shopping Local This Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Years right around the corner, the staff at ANON Magazine wanted to highlight our top choices for keeping it local this holiday season. Helping our Austin, TX economy and shops to thrive helps keep our community alive, paves the way for more jobs in the city, reduces environmental waste and keeps...
An Interview with The Garden

An Interview with The Garden

An Interview with The Garden By: Anthony Flores I had a chance to meet with and interview The Garden before one of their shows in Austin on this last tour. Asking them all of the questions Becky and I have wondered was great, especially since they were some of the nicest people I have met. ...
Blondi's Salvation US Tour Documentary

Blondi’s Salvation US Tour Documentary

  Back on April 28th,  Blondi’s Salvation (based in Nantes, France) arrived in Austin, Texas to begin their first US tour with LEVITATION Fest, which earlier that day was sadly canceled. With courage in their hearts and a drive to share music with our country, they pressed on and played many shows around the United...
Fantastic Fest's Fashionista: A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery Inside a Woman's Psyche

Fantastic Fest’s Fashionista: A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery Inside a Woman’s Psyche

  When it comes to films about addiction and recovery, there’s a plethora of titles that explore these themes in terms of drug use and sexuality. Director Simon Rumley examines these topics through a different lens that is universal to all of us — at what point do we separate creating our own individual identity...

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