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Patrick Rochon – Light Painting Master

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August 1st, 2009

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A more gifted writer than myself is needed to properly describe the work of Montreal native Patrick Rochon. The form being photographed is a starting point, to which various colors are added by a process he calls “light-painting.” [ Continue Reading ]

La Fin du Jazz

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July 16th, 2009

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The End of Jazz

Closing a musical 13 days, Ben Harper was the final touch to the Montreál Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal).  [ Continue Reading ]

Art is more than pretty pictures

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July 10th, 2009

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Art: the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. [ Continue Reading ]

Stevie Wonder – Free Montreal Show, June 30 2009

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July 3rd, 2009

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When Montreal celebrates, we do it in style. Our team wins the Stanley Cup? We hold a parade (and yes, a riot) that no city can match. Host the Olympics? We build a monstrosity of a stadium with a price tag of over a billion dollars. Have the 30th edition of our International Jazz Festival? Well, we decide, rain or shine, to throw a party for half a million people, with the legendary Stevie Wonder providing the entertainment.

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9 Questions with… The Catalyst

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June 18th, 2009

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I’m used to feeling quite safe whenever Matt Bailie is around. As one of the doormen at well known Montreal watering hole MadHatters (slogan: The Best Dive in Town!), Matt is charged with protecting drunken morons (i.e. me) from themselves and other equally inebriated patrons. So when I first heard his band The Catalyst, I was a bit shocked.  You can’t help the uneasy, ominous feeling that develops in your gut as a result of their ultra heavy sound. Drums pound with an almost inhuman ferocity, while discordant guitars chug out machine gun rhythms and virtuoso-level leads. All this is topped with Bailie’s tortured howls and (let’s face it) downright scary grunts. Proving that our music scene is more than pansy-asses with tight jeans, bad haircuts and limp wrists, The Catalyst brings the metal like few others, combining the intricacy and melody of early Metallica and Pantera with the death metal vocals and breakdowns of New Wave of American Heavy Metal bands like Lamb of God. But enough from me. Here’s bassist Mike Marino, telling you what the metalheads of need to know. [ Continue Reading ]

Light at the End of the Tunnel

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June 17th, 2009

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Montreal photographer, Christa Fairchild‘s Lure of the Desert gallery features breathtaking photos that capture Arizona and Utah’s landscapes beautifully.

However, what makes her work truly stunning is the way she captures the light filtering through the desert walls. [ Continue Reading ]

ATTN: Block Party this Saturday

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May 29th, 2009

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This Saturday, May 30 at the corner of rue Bagg and boul. St. Laurent, come out and see what being devastatingly hip is all about [ Continue Reading ]

Chris Ryniak is way cooler than you

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May 27th, 2009

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Chris Ryniak was born as a baby in 1976. That’s what it says in his profile on his website. I’ve decided that we’re friends, now, because we both have that in common. Except that I was born ten years later. [ Continue Reading ]

Drop your shop

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May 27th, 2009

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Shopdropping is part arts-and-crafts, part consumer terrorism.  Instead of walking into a store, laying down your hard-earned cash, and walking out with unmet expectations and the yoke of economic slavery weighing heavily upon your back, why not covertly paste art onto those same crappy products to brighten the day of the next fool who walks in?  [ Continue Reading ]

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