• Damn Fine Music Fest: A Celebration of Twin Peaks at Cheer Up Charlies

      Welcome to the town of Twin Peaks, director David Lynch’s fascinating and surreal TV show spanning three seasons over the last 28 years. Incorporating eerie and haunting visuals, a moody score by Angelo Badalamenti and a cast of intriguing characters, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty to reflect on and plot points that leave more questions remaining unanswered. With a fanbase spread worldwide and a multitude of themed parties taking place last year for the highly anticipated arrival of the new season, 22 Austin TX based musicians teamed up to form five “supergroups” and create an original half hour score based on five characters from Twin Peaks. With no…

  • THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This week I’m chatting with Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving, a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. I wanted to pick her brain about her side-hustle, the jewelry she creates and where she finds her customers. 1. When did you decide to start your own business and why did you choose to use Etsy? I’ve always had dreams of being my own boss. As a kid I thought I’d start a fashion magazine or run a boutique, but my first real attempt at entrepreneurship began in 2016. I’d already been using Etsy to buy and sell handmade…

  • Under the Blue Light with Pearl Charles

    Artist: Pearl Charles Photographer: John Allen Producer: Nathan Edge HMU: Kate Leatherwood Styling: Nicky Turner   Inspiration for this photoshoot was taken from retro photography, a mix of psychedelia and screenshots from The Holy Mountain. Organic patterns were mixed with linear symbolism to evoke ethereal mysticism. All images were taken on 35mm film.                    Under the Blue Light with Pearl Charles   Over the sounds of crying cicadas and under the blue light of a much needed bug zapper, I caught up with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Pearl Charles in the middle of her coast to coast US summer tour. Following the show…

  • THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.  This month I am interviewing Natalie Taggart of Wealthy Witch about making big life changes, working with fear and our relationships with money. 1. You created Wealthy Witch after facing your own life shift, from corporate to your true path. How did you learn to trust the voice inside you and what was that experience like? We all have that voice inside of us, it’s just a matter of how deeply we choose to listen. This can be a process, since it’s not exactly something we’re tested on in high school! For me, that voice made its…

  • Peach Kelli Pop’s Allie Hanlon Interview & Instagram Takeover

    Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   Peach Kelli Pop‘s fourth full length album, Gentle Leader, comes highly anticipated after a three year hiatus. Their first release off Canadian label Mint Records, Peach Kelli Pop founder Allie Hanlon departs from a solo effort to a more complex collaborative process with sisters Gina and Sophie Negrini, and drummer Andrew Bassett of The Mean Jeans. Gentle Leader‘s ten tracks stand strong on their own, incorporating elements of doo-wop, fuzzy lo-fi distortion, hypnotizing and energetic indie-pop, layered with a distinct air of vulnerability and warm intimacy. We had the chance to chat with Allie Hanlon about her recent release, life on the…

  • We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

      Based out of New York, Margalit Cutler‘s artwork struck us as totally bold, totally honest, and totally refreshing. From her animations, sculptures, illustrations and mini-comics, Cutler has created commissioned pieces for Rookie Mag and Protocols and updates her Instagram regularly with original and eye-catching work. She took some time out of her schedule to answer questions we had about her creative process, her stance on female sexuality and tips for other artists.   ANON: How long have you been making art for?  Margalit Cutler: I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. I recently went home for Passover, and my mom was showing off an illustrated…

  • A Stark Release in a Senseless World: An Interview with Death of Lovers

    Photography: Ben Rayner   Often our patience is tried in the years anticipating a band’s release, but Death of Lovers proves their craft is worth the wait. Following up to their 2014 EP, The Acrobat (released last November off Dais Records) is a remarkable album drawing forth nostalgic 80’s synthscapes yet pulses with a distinct vision and voice. Amidst a perpetually busy touring schedule with Nothing, the quartet’s small pocket of recording time for their LP  still allowed their innovation to thrive, juxtaposing polished with rawness, the grittiness of life with light at the end of the tunnel. Death of Lovers has announced three upcoming tour dates with fellow Dais…

  • Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers

    Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers By Jay Armstrong There are times when sitting down to write about a band feels impossibly hollow, working more to void the attraction of the songs they create. Qualifiers and labels by nature are divisive, this becomes less an issue once we have held hands with a band for a while, walked around the block a few times in late night conversation becoming truly familiar. New bands get scapegoated at the feet of needing to explain where a band should be compartmentalized without being given the breadth of space and time to grow into themselves. I can’t sit through another…

  • Interview Series: Rayne and MJ on Gender Confirmation Surgery

      Currently residing in Austin, TX, sisters Rayne and MJ have created a series of web videos discussing first hand transgender experiences. Transitioning to a female about six years ago, Rayne faced many challenges and has come a long way on her journey since 2011 — learning how to pass, starting on hormones, going to school and becoming a web designer. Initially not having gender confirmation surgery in the forefront of her mind, Rayne’s course has led to surgery being one of her main sources of dysphoria. Both sisters will be embarking to Thailand for Raine’s gender confirmation surgery at the end of August, with her surgery to take place…

  • Visceral Revelations: An Interview With Dave Depper

    Website || Instagram || Facebook || Twitter   A driving force within a unit, Dave Depper is no stranger to casting his talents for a host of Northwestern bands. From Fruit Bats, Ray LaMontagne, Robyn Hitchcock and currently Death Cab for Cutie, his multifaceted music career has landed him both in recording studios and being on the road for long stretches of time. After a night with friends to see who could craft 20 songs in 12 hours, Depper’s creativity resulted in a vast array of genres and sounds, gradually narrowed down to infectious and intimate synth-pop tracks. Maintaining a clear vision of his first solo record, Emotional Freedom Technique…

  • Don’t Let the Average Impede You: An Interview With Acey Monaro of Go Fever

    Photo Credit: Roger Ho Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   In a city of bustling competition, Go Fever strikes gold when it comes to carving out a distinct space for themselves in Austin. Enveloped in a burgeoning indie scene, the band had a knack for making the right moves straight from the get-go, after the five-piece came to fruition last year. Raised in the Australian countryside, lead singer Acey Monaro grew up crafting bold lyrics and playing solo performances before moving permanently to Texas to form what is now the powerhouse act Go Fever, including members from exceptional local acts Sweet Spirit, Glass Grapes and Star Parks. Their…

  • An Interview with Tears Run Rings

    Website || Facebook || Twitter   Six years in the making, Tears Run Rings‘ highly anticipated full length album In Surges was released last Friday via Deep Space Recordings. Despite the quartet living in three separate cities, the band used the powers of online collaboration to mix and record In Surges’ ten tracks in separate studios while occasionally flying to record together in the same physical space. In keeping with their standing ethereal quality, Tears Run Rings sonic soundscapes cascade with impressive cacophonous reverb dispersed with moments of fragile, dreamier tranquility. Laura Watling and Matthew Bice’s vocals especially stand out as vibrant, shifting between background ominous tones and beautifully striking…

  • Schwein! An Interview and Single Release

    Schwein! Interview and “Cindy Make Him” Single Release Interview by Jay Armstrong Photographs by Isaiah Mancha   More often than not the people you encounter with music have an ego overshadowing their skill, the art taking a backseat to the caricature they align their lives to portray. Then there is the anomaly that is Matt Schwein—all substance, no ego, a dedication to his craft unparalleled, all with a positive heart of gold and an always friendly disposition. Both of us arriving in Austin within months of each other and having taken notice early on how both our paths crossed and mirrored the other rather similarly with our assimilation and ever…

  • 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.  Check out their music via their Bandcamp and follow them on social media to keep up with them for the rest of their tour! Bandcamp / Instagram / Twitter – – – – – – – – – – – – ANON: So, how did y’all first get involved with music? Wyatt: Uh, just by…

  • Black Representation Matters

    Illustration by Sonia Margolin   The representation of black people in television, literature, and film has a direct correlation with black activism. These are powerful mediums that can reach wider audiences and convey unique points of view and narratives. There has been a lot of diminutive characterization and misrepresentation of black people. Many studies reveal that these stereotypes can be very harmful for viewers of all ages, especially to the self-esteem of children. There are many overused archetypes on television shows. The roles that are written for black people are very simple, one-dimensional characters with a specific trait or gimmick, often for comedic value. African Americans are rarely ever cast…

  • Heaven or Hotel Vegas with Death Valley Girls

      Death Valley Girls came to fruition in 2013 after frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel created their otherworldly vision of surfy doom rock, complete with astral visions that stemmed from Bloomgarden’s prior time spent at a mental institution and reading about alien conspiracy theories. Now a quartet, the band released their sophomore album Glow in the Dark in June of this year and have taken their hometown of Los Angeles by storm. Bloomgarden fervently stands by likens being in a band to being in a gang — “it’s a collective and we are all psychically linked and thus would defend each others’ honor ’til the death,” she states. Death…

  • 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 using clothing vs. a full blown addiction to the material? Fashionista analyzes the harrowing journey of April (Amanda Fuller) who runs a vintage clothing store with her partner Eric (Ethan Embry). As distrust and infidelity begin to create an undeniable rift in their relationship, April delves further and further into her (literal) mountains of clothes…

  • Getting To Know Attic Ted

      You might remember 2002 as the year of K-Mart’s bankruptcy, Kelly Clarkson, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but for some, 2002 was the year of Attic Ted. Forming in the fall of 2002 in Austin, Texas, this crazy acid trip carnival experience, otherwise known as Attic Ted, has managed to constantly push boundaries and take experimental music to a whole new level without ever once looking back. Despite having rotating musical contributors throughout the years, Attic Ted has remained consistent in their sound and style. Attic Ted is often played as a solo show these days, with technology making band practice basically obsolete. Who is this man behind the mask? None…

  • Deerhoof Takeover!

      Spanning over twenty years and 13 studio albums, Deerhoof is one of those rare bands that are constantly embarking on musical leaps and bounds, exploring musical terrain that has yet to be uncovered while simultaneously constructing their own niche of avant-garde noise pop. Comprised of vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki, guitarists’ John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez, and long-standing drummer from 1994 Greg Saunier, the quartet are seriously dedicated to their constant flux of musical experimentation. Their long-standing fans along with those that are discovering Deerhoof for the first time immediately recognize the band’s commitment to sticking with what they do best — “I think it resonates that we just keep on…

  • The Me You Know Is A Reactionary Me: Part 3 – Jimmy Wildcat

    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…

  • The Me You Know Is A Reactionary Me: Part Two – Corey Baum

    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   Our first interview of this three part series with Caleb Dawson can be found here. Part 2 – Corey Baum I hadn’t initially planned on interviewing Corey Baum but he happens to be in the yard playing what must be the worst pickup game in the history of basketball with Jeff from Banditos so I figured he wouldn’t mind sitting down over a few beers to discuss music instead. We go back and forth with the normal bs for a second before…

  • Wax Idols Takeover!

    Photo by Matt Licari   Hether Fortune’s third album American Tragic from her project Wax Idols embraces raw emotional vulnerability with powerful authority in its nine-track glory. Call it post-punk, call it goth, call it synth-pop, no matter how you spin it, Fortune entwines musical threads from a range of genres and influences to create a sound that’s uniquely intimate and feels both modern and nostalgic. From her recent divorce to working through personal health issues, Fortune also questions sexism and gender privilege in her lyrics, particularly with her track “Deborah”. In an interview with Vice, she states that “[t]his song is a big ‘fuck you’ […] specifically to straight…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Besnard Lakes Are A Mystical World of Their Own: An Interview with Olga Goreas

      What began as the band’s namesake and getaway for inspiration, The Besnard Lakes’ yearly retreat to their cabin at Besnard Lake in rural Saskatchewan was nearly compromised after a ring of fire surrounded it for several days last year. Perhaps the realization of the ephemerality of things near and dear to the band helped to further enhance their expanded soundscapes and soaring psychedelia in their fifth album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, to be released tomorrow on JagJaguwar. I was more than happy to have the opportunity to interview bassist and vocalist Olga Goreas about the band’s upcoming album, the supernatural influences surrounding their music and visuals, and where the…

  • An Interview with Jacco Gardner

      Between his busy 150+ show tour schedule and working on his next album, up and coming psych musician Jacco Gardner (pronounced ‘Ya-ko Gard-ner’) managed to squeeze in a little interview with us during his stop in Dallas for his July 5th show with EZTV and Dinner at Club Dada. Seriously, what a guy. I feel as though this was less of an interview and more of a hangout sesh because this guy was fun and easy to talk to. And he just so happens to have an extensive knowledge of music and movies, which is always cool to discuss.   ANON: To start, what was your primary inspiration behind…

  • Unbound in the Middle: An Interview with Alta Violet’s River Jones

      River Jones’ released his self-titled EP for his highly anticipated new indie-rock project, Alta Violet, in late March of this year. Reminiscent of Elliott Smith and The Beatles, Jones’ style is immaculate and well crafted, seeing as he has already carved out a name for himself in the bustling Austin music scene. Always having been a prolific writer since his adolescent years, Jones’ states that “if I stopped writing yesterday, I would never need to write a new song again and I would have a careers worth of catalog songs”. Not only does Jones sing and play the drums, bass, guitars and keys on his album, he also recorded…

  • An Interview with Sanae of Moon Duo

        First thingʼs first, have you had a chance to check out the McDonaldʼs food truck? I heard something about how they were trying to get people to play for free and that they didnʼt have a budget to pay anyone. Thatʼs insane.   Like the Taco Bell food truck wasnʼt insulting enough. Right.   A lot of your recordings seem to have taken place in very isolated pristine and pure conditions like Colorado. How do you cope with that experience to the polar opposite conditions of playing to a hectic consumerist environment like SXSW? Recording in places like home in Colorado or Portland gives us the mental space…

  • Artist Spotlight: Cary Fagan

    Where I’m From: Born in Phoenix, Arizona.   What kind of equipment do you use?   I have a variety of cameras but recently I’ve been fascinated by the Yashica T3, and my Konica AF.       Do you seek out inspiration or does it come naturally to you?   I seek it all the time. It comes and goes, but it doesn’t pour out of me daily. I think I am most inspired when I am shooting in the moment, or if I am in love with something, or i come across a foreign film.      Best Experience(s):   Probably shooting out of country for the first time since taking photography more…

  • An Interview With Mikel Ledesma

    Meet Mikel Ledesma; based out of Fort Worth, this up and coming director is one you’ll want to keep on your radar. Recently finishing his directorial shorts Shattered and Losing Your Flames earlier this year, both films step into unbound territory and tackle controversial subjects to help spread Ledesma’s message and broaden viewer’s opinions and perspectives. Ledesma took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions on what he hopes to accomplish with his films, his advice for young filmmakers out there, and what he has next in store for us.     What inspired each of your movies?   I wanted to make a strong come back…

  • Get Them While They’re Young: The Art of Darren Cullen

      It’s rare these days to get though a four-minute commercial break without seeing at least one loan related advert, and even rarer to meet someone who isn’t – in some way or another – indebted to a corporate giant. Both are indicative of society’s increasingly warped relationship with money, but with the world of finance as abstract as it now is, how can people possibly be expected to relate to it in any real way? This abstraction is, of course, all part of the economic game, a game that plays by it’s own rules; our laissez-faire government sits back and watches banks pluck money out of thin air time…

  • Ak’chamel: A Mysterious Collective

      Ak’chamel, The Giver of Illness, are a music collective based out of Texas. Blending together audio and visual elements in textured shadows and overlaps, they aim to stimulate your senses in the most haunting and surreal way. Their most recent project, “My Form Has Been Extinguished”, is a 60 minute VHS film that follows “a faceless shaman who becomes engaged in a cosmic quest to incarnate the primordial spirits of destruction and chaos present in the universe from the beginning of time.” In keeping their identity immaculately hidden, they add an extra layer to their mysterious and psychedelic aura, both on screen and off.   What made you want…

  • ANON Magazine and dubJproductions Present: Featherface Tape Release Party

    In need of a mid-week release? Come on down to The Mohawk on Wednesday night for dubJproductions and ANON Magazine’s mixtape party! We’ll be selling pretty vintage goodies and issue one of our magazine for you all, on top of a killer musical line up to boot! We took a moment to ask a member from each band five questions for you to get to know them a little bit better, both on stage and off.   ON DELAY   Which On Delay show has stood out for you as your most memorable performance? Our first show at Hotel Vegas was a heavy hitter and we seemed to be in…

  • Raw Paw and Not Gallery Present: CANNED

    Looking for weekend plans? We got you covered – Sean Morgan, local Austin artist and painter, will be showcasing his exhibit, CANNED, on September 26th at Not Gallery. Sean received his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas and continues to thrive as an artist in Austin’s local community. We interviewed Sean about his art and what you can expect from his show and book release this Friday evening.     What has been your background with art? What mediums do you work with? I have always been making stuff and once I left high school that started to multiply and then I guess now I’m an artist.…

  • Women On Our Radar: Natalie Ribbons and Lauren Bruno

    Natalie Ribbons // Tele Novella It’s impossible to miss Natalie Ribbons with her unique sense of vintage fashion and swirling vocals brought forth onstage with her band, Tele Novella. With a track on the Wes Anderson tribute album, I Saved Latin!, covering The Velvet Underground’s “Stephanie Says” and a tour in the works, this is certainly one Austin-based act that is a must-see.     What initially inspired you to start playing music? How did Tele Novella come together? I started playing music at a pretty young age and took piano lessons from age 5-16. I was never a very stellar piano player, though. It wasn’t until I started going…

  • 6th Annual UTOPiAfest: An Interview With Aaron Brown

    We had the pleasure of chatting with festival director, Aaron Brown, of UTOPiAfest, a fest that prides itself on a capped audience of 2000, the incredible backdrop of Utopia, Texas being its fest grounds, and a festival that not only brings audiences music but a true escape (really what more could you ask for?). Aaron revealed what it’s like to take on the task of throwing the event together, what makes it so different from your typical musical festival, and what this year’s audience can expect as UTOPiAfest enters its sixth year when the fest kicks off this Friday, September 12!     What makes Utopiafest different from other festivals?…

  • Get To Know Them: Broods

    What catches the eyes when you see Caleb and Georgia Nott is more than their good DNA, but the music they embellish and craft, this brother- sister duo is taking on the music charts with their electro pop meets indie alternative vibe, so what’s left to say is take a listen for yourself and see how these Notts will have your stomach in one. Signed to Capitol Records, touring with Haim and with their full length album, Evergreen, released last month, Caleb and Georgia are taking the music industry by storm, and leaving a blizzard of their music for us to hear and captivate in. Caleb and Georgia took a…

  • What We’re Loving: VERUM

    Take a look into your closet. Chances are you’ll see a rainbow of cheap tanks, flimsy tees, and trendy-for-about-five-minutes skirts filling in the gaps between your more precious pieces. It’s nearly impossible to avoid buying into the massive industry of fast fashion, especially if you’re on a student’s budget and like to switch up your look from day to day, and with high fashion becoming cheapened by rampant logomania and a decreased attention to the craftsmanship that makes designer desirable in the first place, these so-called investment pieces often aren’t worth the investment anymore.   Fashion is art, but it’s hard to see the artistry when fashion becomes more about…

  • Get To Know Them: Olivver

    Since starting his solo career, Bryan Sammis has been busy creating unique, soulful, and hauntingly beautiful music under the artist name Olivver.  He recently released his first music video for the song “Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People),” and we had the chance to talk to him about his music, his creative process, his new clothing company, and of course, pizza.   ANON: After you and The Neighbourhood parted ways, did you immediately jump into your solo work or was there a period of rest and catching up? Olivver: I took a couple days to reflect and to weigh my options and figure out what I really wanted to do with…

  • Health, Beauty, and the Pursuit of Ice Cream: ANON Talks with Danielle Cuccio

    Confession: I dread the gym. Although I love the feeling I get after a great workout, something about repeating the same boring exercises over and over while surrounded by sweaty men just doesn’t do it for me. For this reason, I’m always on the lookout for alternative ways to get off the couch and feel good about my body. For a while I was a fairly competent jogger, but pounding the pavement can get old pretty quickly- and it can be tough on your body, especially in the summer heat. As a result, I’ve fallen into the trap of skipping out on exercise altogether. But after talking to Danielle Cuccio,…

  • Get To Know Them: Naomi Punk

    Naomi Punk’s music is simple but crazy, it’s both light and heavy on your ears, and it represents what the Seattle and Olympia areas are morphing into. As they prepare to release their second studio album Television Man, I had the chance to speak to them about their new work, their hometown, their art, and of course, pizza.   ANON: When you were recording The Feeling you didn’t have a lot of recording time or space. How did recording Television Man differ, and did it change the sound of the final product? Naomi Punk: Well actually, we did have a lot of time to work on The Feeling, we worked…

  • ANON Talks: Dead Gaze

    Disclaimer: You might need to crank your volume for this one.   Our friends from Dead Gaze were cool enough to hangout with us for a little while in between playing gigs and hanging out with other cool bands at SXSW. Also, don’t forget to check out one of our favorite tunes from their album Brain Holiday.   SXSW Anon Talks – Dead Gaze from ANON Magazine on Vimeo.

  • Interview With Matt Wolf, Director Of ‘Teenage’

    Last week, we had the chance to talk with Matt Wolf, director of the new independent film ‘Teenage’. The film discusses the lives of teenagers all over the world from the 1900s to the 1950s, focusing on the creation of the modern teenager, along with difficulties and experiences they faced with creating this new youth culture.     ANON: What inspired you to take on this project? Matt Wolf: I was inspired by Jon Savage’s book Teenage. I was a longtime fan of Jon’s writing— he wrote the definitive history of punk rock,  England’s Dreaming. What I loved about Teenage is all the hidden histories and forgotten biographies that Jon uncovered. I felt like he…

  • ANON Talks: Blouse

    We are still (admittedly) on a SXSW high. Scrolling through the bands we saw, heard, and chatted with, we wanted to share a sit down (er, um…stand up) sesh we had with Blouse. Note: They were a little soft spoken, so you may have to turn up yo volume.   ANON Talks SXSW – Blouse from ANON Magazine on Vimeo.   Want to hear more from Blouse? Of course you do. Check out some of our favorite songs by them below!    

  • Get To Know Them: Cheval Sombre

    When you listen to Cheval Sombre’s music, it evokes a sense of freedom within you, like a road trip with no map or uncharted territory. His music has an airiness that keeps you floating from track to track. The artist recently released a teaser video for his new single, “It’s Not Time,” and we had a chance to ask the artist a few questions about his inspiration, touring, and what he has planned for the future. His answers, much like his music, were poetic, thought provoking, and made us hopeful that we’ll be hearing much more new music from the talented artist. Speaking of, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has announced Cheval Sombre on the bill for a…

  • ANON Talks: Panama

    So a little over two weeks ago at this little event called SXSW, we got the chance to speak with various artists who came from all over the world to perform at the festival, fully knowing how chaotic and disorganized it truly is. Regardless of this, the artists had a great time and were willing to sit down with us between running to shows and shared some of their thoughts. The first of these artists to talk with us was Jarrah McCleary of Panama. He’s a cool dude with a definite passion for music (and is a little soft spoken). Turn up your speakers and enjoy! If you want to…

  • JUAN WAUTERS talks SXSW, The Beatles, Selfies, and More

    Going into this interview, I knew nothing about Juan Wauters.  When I asked my brothers about him, they told me about The Beets and played some of his music, and it was great.  When I walked into Red 7 for his show, he had an American flag, a banner, and a luchador behind him.  I had no idea what I was about to see.  What I did see was pure gold.  I was lucky enough to score an interview with Juan Wauters.  Let me just tell you, he is an awesome guy!   ANON: How are you liking SXSW so far? Juan Wauters: We just rolled in.  We haven’t been…

  • Get to Know Them: SKATERS

    New York based band SKATERS has been working and travelling nonstop ever since they signed with Warner Brothers Records in early 2013.  Now they’re about to release their very first LP, Manhattan, and we had the chance to talk with lead vocalist Michael Cummings.  We discussed the new album, influences, touring, and pizza (of course). Note: For those of you who haven’t listened to SKATERS yet, they’re basically the new Strokes, which is awesome. Trust us. We know these things. ANON:  Almost right after you all signed with your label you headed off to South By Southwest. How do you feel about the week-long chaos of that festival? MC:  We were making…