Tall Black Japan: The Introduction

Tall Black Japan: The Introduction

Since a young age I was always interested in Japanese culture, even before I knew what Japan was. I played their video games and watched their animes: Mario, Final Fantasy, and One Piece to Studio Ghibli films like Howe's Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke, Bayonetta, and other fascinating pieces of work. With the crazy technology that I would see on TV, tied in with the amazing sushi, ramen, and taki I consumed, I wanted to explore more…

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Tall Black Japan

Tall Black Japan

I left my place in San Marcos and started packing the moment I hit Austin. My airline allows for 1 checked luggage, 1 carry on, and my backpack which is filled with drawing tools and my Surface Pro 4.

For people who don't know, I'm headed for Japan…

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Zac West: The Human Influence Interview

Zac West: The Human Influence Interview

Infused in the syncopated flickering of LA's bright lights is a curiosity. A curiosity for the unknown. A curiosity waiting to be explored by the swelling up of music, art and performance. Most artists share this curiosity but it's the ones hungry enough to pursue it that eventually realize its value. One such artist is the aspiring musician by the name of Zac West...

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Raise Her Voice Revisited, Vol. 2: @shielamusic

Raise Her Voice Revisited, Vol. 2: @shielamusic

In our ongoing series before each edition of Raise Her Voice, we reach out to former participant in the show and ask them about the experience and other questions about their artistry. For Volume 2, we're gonna publish interviews leading up to the sixth (!) edition of Austin's famous Raise Her Voice showcase, this Friday at Cheer Up Charlie's... 

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Raise Her Voice Revisited

Raise Her Voice Revisited

Tonight is 2018’s first installment of Human Influence’s famous “Raise Her Voice” series. In looking forward to tonight’s events, we caught up with two artists who performed at the last Raise Her Voice concert on December 7, 2017...

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Tsoku Maela: The Human Influence Interview

Tsoku Maela: The Human Influence Interview

Tsoku Maela creates conceptual photography pieces conveying mental landscapes surrounding the African community. He focuses on showing subtle, unseen perspectives. Starting his art career recently in 2014, Tsoku “broke onto the international Art fair market for the first time in October 2016 at LagosPhoto festival”. Throughout his time, he has expanded into film. However, this interview examines his conceptual portraits through a lens of dreams, mental illness, and the intimacy the camera offers the artist...

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Tiskettasket

Tiskettasket

Frank Wo/Men Collective has a new show coming up for 1 weekend only, Tiskettasket. If you are not familiar with Frank Wo/Men Collective [FWMC], TL:DR they are an absurdly funny physical theatre company and it’s a must see for art enthusiasts...

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Flower Boy Album Review

Flower Boy Album Review

Tyler, the Creator has been experimenting with more than rap recently with Camp Flog Gnaw, and his venture into television with Vice.  After the drop of the Cherry Bomb documentary Tyler came back and dropped his new unexpected album Scum Fuck Flower Boy.  He teased the A$AP Rocky track Who Dat Boy and 911/Lonely with Frank Ocean before dropping the project.  With this new album, it feels like a conclusion to Tyler’s previous years and an introduction to his new life...

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Assumptions

Assumptions

I had been having trouble concentrating at work this past month cus our damn phones keep telling us a nonstop stream of news from back home, seeing our friends in civil disobedience, getting gassed & locked up by the National Guard, but when we were in that studio, nothing else existed...

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3 Reasons Why I Travel

Besides people asking me “how do you afford to travel so much?” I often get asked, “why do you travel so much?” I usually give a generic answer like “because I want to see the world” or “because it frees my mind.” Although both of those statements are true, there is also a deeper explanation: I travel because it opens my mind to new experiences, gives me the opportunity to learn about new cultures, and connects me to humans that I never dreamed of meeting...

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