• Heavy Times’ “Psychic Punk”

      Progress has such negative connotations, the mere idea of it being attached to some band we are stoked for makes us cringe. More often than not “progress” is a term used as a shield by those who value self-gain over integrity when justifying why the album they are now promoting sounds like a desperate attempt at making a few dollars instead of pushing themselves towards the dangerous fringe area of existence called creativity. Some bands though catch our attention early having something ingrained in their aesthetic that gets us rallying behind them before the output matches the ambition. Heavy Times are one such band. Sometimes it’s once the progress…

  • The Add-Me on Facebook Cop-Out

      The “Add Me on Facebook” cop-out is the great escape maneuver of our time; the politest “I’m not particularly interested but don’t want to be a dick”, or “not right now but maybe in a couple of weeks” response in existence. Is it lazy? Sure. Does it keep potentially very nice people at arm’s length? Absolutely. But when you’re single and looking (and occasionally doing more than just looking), you can’t just hand your phone number out like it’s a Domino’s coupon. The “Add Me on Facebook” cop-out is a carefully formulated form of discretion for the modern single woman. I guarantee that if Sex and the City were…

  • Harmony In Hell: A Halloween-Themed Album

    Photo by Rambo   Claire Morales and Daniel Markham (Austin, TX) have teamed up to write a Halloween-themed album for the month of October. While initially concocting a song about a serial killer, the duo was inspired to write more dark and ominous tracks and the project spiraled off from there with ten songs and combined illustrations created in a span of a few weeks. The album was fueled by candy, coffee, long walks and secret rituals that will continue to remain secret. Morales and Markham hope to instill feelings of unease and jitters with their spook-filled melodies within you this Halloween season.   Harmony in Hell by Daniel Markham…

  • Slooom: An Audio and Visual Experience

      Lauren Bruno, the creative director of $3 Shows and singer-songwriter for Les RAV, has set on new adventures into the world of electronic music and artistic video composition with her project, Slooom. Working with director Ryan Orenstein, music producer Delwin Campbell, and a cast and crew of over forty people, Slooom can’t wait to share with you their audio and visual experience. Set to be released as a three part series, check out their 15 second teaser trailer for part one of their series, “Honey”:     You can also follow their updates for their upcoming May 1st, 2015 release of “Honey” through their Facebook event.    

  • CHARLY BLISS TAKEOVERRR

    Heyyy everybodyyyyy we’re Charly Bliss, and we’re hamburgling ANON Magazine for the next 24 hours! If ya don’t know us, feel free to check out our music videos and tunes, we luv u 😉         Find us at: Instagram: @charlybliss Facebook: Facebook.com/charlybliss http://charlybliss.bandcamp.com/  

  • Losing Your Flames

    Losing Your Flames was developed by Sara York and Mikel Ledesma to show the devastating effects of bullying on today’s society. Coming out is a very personal experience, and each individual should set the time and place to tell their friends they are gay. But the world isn’t always kind when others find out, and sometimes that unkindness is too much to take. LGBT youth are 4 times more likely and questioning youth are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers. When confronted with anger and teasing from friends and family, LGBT young are left with nowhere to turn. Losing Your Flames provides a platform for…

  • Social Networking: Connection Replaced By Competition

    I’ll preface this as I preface most of my “possibly important life lesson” rants with a quick anecdote about one of my relationships. My boyfriend and I had a fight the other day. It wasn’t over anything particularly serious and there was no yelling from either party, however, our little spat left a bad taste in my mouth that I can’t seem to shake. Allow me to rewind a little: the day we fought marked the launch of Instagram’s much-tweeted-about introduction of Instagram Video, or as they really should have called it, Instavid (in case you’ve been living under a rock with no wi-fi, users can now post short video…

  • Facebook 101: Relationship Etiquette

      Let’s be honest, social networking can either make or break a relationship. “OMG, we’re Facebook Official?” Admit it, that’s a big deal in today’s technologically formulated society, and the way we conduct ourselves in the realms of social media gives our friends and followers a chance to make perceptions about our personalities and personal lives. With this being said, we should lay down some loose guidelines for Facebook relationship etiquette, which we will refer to from now on as FRE. The first rule of FRE: Refrain from posting intimate pictures of make out sessions or obnoxious statuses of affection. NO kissing pictures, the last thing people want to see when they…

  • Facebook Affection: A Rant

    Prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, because I am about to rant your face off. Now, Valentine’s Day was a while ago, and on that fine day, your news feed was probably filled with unusually affectionate things. Of course, that is to be expected. However, then you come across the girl who writes things such as “Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without the best boyfriend in the world,” and “You make my days brighter and my heart feel like a butterfly in metamorphosis…blah blah blah.” You get the picture. Now, these kinds of comments are permissible on Valentine’s Day, but what pisses me off is the kind of…

  • How To Deal: Seeing Facebook Friends In Public

    Awkward 101: Seeing Facebook Friends In Public You recently just became friends with someone on Facebook. Naturally, the first thing that you decide to do is stalk all of their pictures all the way back to 2007; you know, just to get a general “lay of the land” for what they look like (and you’re just a typical Facebook creep like myself). So, you start to look through their wall, comments, statuses, etc. until you finally get bored and call it a day. So, you’re walking on campus the next day, and BOOM. There’s that person that you were creeping on for 45 minutes last night, only because you had…