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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: Meghan Baas

Artist Spotlight: Meghan Baas

Like our fathers driving alone through the night listening to Seger's "Night Moves," the photography of Meghan Baas bleeds nostalgic tears for the timeless irreplaceable MOMENT; the living memories felt infinite from creation on.
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.
Fresh Threads: Burger City

Fresh Threads: Burger City

Burger City designs are meta modernizations of the lost craft hand printed zines which faded with the coming on of the internet whose sole purpose of creation was for the love of loving the bands and sharing that love through channeled inspiration to close friends.
The Reputations: Loving Them Is Easy

The Reputations: Loving Them Is Easy

The Reputations radiate in what would best be called the Stevie Nicks effect. Loving them is easy.
Film Review: Bumblebee Rules!

Film Review: Bumblebee Rules!

Don't ask a film rooted in time stamped nostalgia to entertain you, ask it to transport you back once more into the Neverland of your heart. Bumblebee will not not let you down!
Album Review: Drunk Mums - Urban Cowboy

Album Review: Drunk Mums – Urban Cowboy

Drunk Mums are one of the last vestiges of wild expressive cool left in the world. Quite possibly one of the last for all of existence!
Artist Spotlight: Bella Kirchner

Artist Spotlight: Bella Kirchner

Intentional or not, Austin based photographer Bella Kirchner can sink your soul with a mere glimpsing of her prints. Kirchner has an acute sense of the thread connecting the life bridge from hopeful idealistic youth to ever alive truth in aging and the encapsulated wonder of it all. There is simplicity within the frame of...
Album Review: John Wesley Coleman III - Cuckoo Bird Sings A Song

Album Review: John Wesley Coleman III – Cuckoo Bird Sings A Song

Spoken through Kerouacian prose allowing your mind belief in the transcendence of a moment and meaning and everything else which our hearts find positive and defeating in these beat days of our karmic souls
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...
New Attractions - "Hole In My Heart"

New Attractions – “Hole In My Heart”

New Attractions – “Hole In My Heart” By Jay Armstrong   It is no secret that my love for The Rich Hands goes deep. Not a week passes without throwing on one of their records, especially Take Care, so hearing the New Attractions first release “Hole In My Heart” obviously hit with a blind force...
New Crush: Fanclub

New Crush: Fanclub

New Crush: Fan Club by Jay Armstrong After all these years hanging in the back refusing to acknowledge beyond waning disinterest the failed synth attempts to sell pop for popularity one could easily grow weary and suspect of all things falling in that direction.  Never though will that be the case, I sit candle lit...
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?”...
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....
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...
Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

It is no simple task to express the alive and the confusion of touching the all in those fading days of youth when the near violent sweep within us from weeping sadness and blind burning excitement shifts in a single breath leaving us lost as our knowledge fails us beneath the screaming of our hearts...
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,...
Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror By Jay Armstrong     Take some advice from a dude sitting in his boxers eating three day old cold pizza; find something you geek about and celebrate it. Ask those around you to celebrate it with you. Make it a THING. Maybe you are a...
IT: A Film Above the Criticism

IT: A Film Above the Criticism

IT A Film Above the Criticism By Jay Armstrong As nostalgic exploitation and cultural appropriation choke the soul out of the last vestiges of creativity, we look back on the golden age of cult fanaticism through the lens of IT, our cold shallow like/not-like hearts boldly warmed to life once more through what we are...
Rock N Roll, Politics, & Seattle: An Interview with Dopers

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...
Fast and Loose: The Rich Hands Becoming Gods

Fast and Loose: The Rich Hands Becoming Gods

Fast and Loose The Rich Hands Becoming Gods By Jay Armstrong   Rock n Roll will never die, anyone who tells you it has or soon will is simply growing older, putting on the lame armor of burning out adulthood while slinking off to be forgotten in their anonymous lives, or they are the kind...
Betrayers: 12 Songs To Haunt You

Betrayers: 12 Songs To Haunt You

BETRAYERS 12 Songs To Haunt You Review By Jay Armstrong Three years….three years, what a lifetime lays between then and now in this live fast die young freewheelin’ time we lucky few have found ourselves tried and shaped by. Three years since the last proper Betrayers release and before the album even takes shape we...
Film Review: Raw

Film Review: Raw

Raw by Jay Armstrong   Today marks my fifth time watching Raw. Drop what you are doing, call into work, close this article, and go see the film in the proper religious form it demands. There is a solid chance it will only remain in theaters for a couple of days so, seriously, stop waving...
Jon Chamberlain: Representing the Void

Jon Chamberlain: Representing the Void

Jon Chamberlain: Representing the Void By Jay Armstrong “Capturing people when they let their guard down is what makes a portrait special to me.” – Jon Chamberlain   While the art is familiarized and internally grasped by so many, photographers find themselves shadowed by our swipe-swipe-swipe indulgences in this digital age, no longer do we...
Drunk Mums: Promise, Potential, Substance

Drunk Mums: Promise, Potential, Substance

Drunk Mums Promise, Potential, Substance By Jay Armstrong   Albeit ideal, with how syrupy their self-titled album was in 2012 there seemed only two directions Drunk Mums could go; off to the forgotten edges of rock n roll existence, rubbing shoulders with the likes of bands such as Milk N Cookies who got it right...
2016 'Best Of' Review

2016 ‘Best Of’ Review

  Becky Bacsik   Best Songs 1. “The Axis” – Thee Oh Sees 2. “Robot Stop” – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 3.“Give Violence A Chance” – G.L.O.S.S. 4. “Angel Cum Clean” – Elvis Depressedly 5. “First And Last Men” – ORB Favorite Local Song: “Western Playland” – Holy Wave and “Even Steven” – Tele...
Schwein! An Interview and Single Release

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...
Film Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them By Jay Armstrong Kevin Smith once spoke of being invited on the set of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, “The moment I stepped on the Millennium Falcon 10 years dropped off my life. Suddenly I was in my 30’s, and I hadn’t done ‘Cop Out,’...
Baby Bangs: Owning Our Baby Hearts

Baby Bangs: Owning Our Baby Hearts

Baby Bangs: Owning Our Baby Hearts By Jay Armstrong   A few months back I was in the early stages of piecing together a house show when I received a text from Bryan Roberts (The Dizzease /Booher ) saying there was a newer band out of San Antonio, Baby Bangs, who I should hit up...
Film Review: Hell Or High Water

Film Review: Hell Or High Water

Amidst all the greatness we have had the privileged to see this year, Hell or High Water sits firmly at number one as what will be revisited with thirst over and over again infinitum.
Natural Child: Still Ain't Stoppin'

Natural Child: Still Ain’t Stoppin’

Natural Child's latest album Okey Dokey doesn't just grow on you, it creates an insatiable thirst to devour it song for song on repeat.
Secret Bad Boys: They Said They'd Never Win, We Knew They Had To

Secret Bad Boys: They Said They’d Never Win, We Knew They Had To

Here's to Secret Bad Boys for giving us something gloriously shitty to believe in.
Film Review: The Neon Demon

Film Review: The Neon Demon

Only a handful of films have ever been able to touch on the double-standards of beauty, The Neon Demon may be the most honest. There is a risk of taking the experience as mere hyperbole, it cuts much deeper than that as honesty often does
G.L.O.S.S. and the Importance of Politics In Music

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...
The Bolos: Today San Antonio...Tomorrow The World

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...
The Me You Know is a Reactionary Me: Part One

The Me You Know is a Reactionary Me: Part One

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   Consumerism; the very reason art gets demolished by capitalism, the lake of fire those driven to escape by some form of creation must swim through, where wolves...
Film Review: The Lobster

Film Review: The Lobster

  In a world where fatalism and duty are the ideological approach most subscribe to about relationships it is unbelievable how rarely a film comes along which looks straight at that bleak closed way of thinking and gives us an honest diagnosis of the disease. Yorgos Lanthimos interrogates modern relationships in The Lobster with pointed...
Pookie and the Poodlez - Young Adult

Pookie and the Poodlez – Young Adult

Living in Oakland there might seem to be far more bands than necessary swinging from the same complacent rock ‘n’ roll vine, for the rest of us around the world though, our thirst cannot be quenched for the talent and sound that area consistently offers up to us. Pookie and the Poodlez has remained strictly...
Keeping It (Real) Local: A Guide to SXSW 2016

Keeping It (Real) Local: A Guide to SXSW 2016

Despite the ever looming cloud of basic-bro culture and the evil Doritos mass-media corporatizaton strangling out the last death-rattle of all which was once pure and true in the world, SXSW remains greater than every Coachella, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bonnaroo ever put together combined. Each year I watch someone’s younger sister and their...
Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part II

Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part II

Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part 2 In a world of faux social connection bands rise out of hype to show no substance once fully in the light. In this moment of no tolerance for giants, where longevity and ego are despicable to nearly all, bands get discarded before coming close to catching stride...
Born Bad Seeds: Gross Pointe

Born Bad Seeds: Gross Pointe

  Be it from age or simple cosmic awareness, somewhere along the path we become less a reflection of the external, our own tiny voices finding strength in some collective subconscious of US, we close our eyes in true Jordan Catalano fashion to open them with a rift unfathomable between what we have become and...
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