• The Darts’ Instagram Takeover!

    Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Already on the public’s radar before their first self-titled EP release, psych-rock act The Darts are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Stemming from both Phoenix and Los Angeles, the quartet’s desert psych sound digs up influences from Austin’s The Black Angels as well as honing in on the sounds of 60’s girl-pop groups with a grittier edge. Comprised of members Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny), Rikki Styxx (The Dollyrots), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots) and Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon), their multi-talents and cohesiveness has gained them notoriety prior to their initial EP release in the fall of 2016 to their…

  • Jennie Vee Takeover

    Photographer: Corinne Schiavone Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Seamlessly combining the melancholic and gritty with the dreamy and wistful, LA-based artist Jennie Vee is on ANON Magazine’s radar this week. Growing up in small town Ontario, Vee had an affinity for dark, post-punk acts like The Cure and Joy Division. Moving from Canada to England, Nashville and New York, Vee settled into the city to record her debut album, Spying, and play solo gigs. Establishing significant connections with visual artist Katrin Albert and Grammy award winning producer Chris Lord-Alge, she also spent the spring of 2015 playing bass with Courtney Love on the Endless Summer Tour with Lana Del…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Treasures

      Treasures was a devised performance piece incorporating mask and puppets.  The piece was originally developed as part of The Cave installation.    A group show, The Cave was presented at Frontrunner Gallery March 16th-31st, 2012. Produced by Corinne Beardsley, 20 artists and performers built a cave out of cardboard and wheat pasting newsprint to paint, draw, install sculpture, soundscapes, and host performances of music and theater. The show inhabited two spaces at 59 Franklin St. – a 400 square foot gallery, and its project space in the deep caverns of the building. The audience discovered the dark spaces using crafted flashlight torches. The Cave was a post-apocalyptic space that had been abandoned…