POP Montreal starts today!

It's about that time! POP Montreal starts today and runs until Sunday the 25th, so it's time to break out those show-hopping shoes. Every year is special, but 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the grassroots festival. We can't believe how fast the time has gone by, but, you know, as Oettinger said, "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." Anyhoo, this year definitely won't disappoint.

Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, John Jacob Magistery & More at OUMF Festival de la Rentrée

School’s back in session which means you need to celebrate with  OUMF’s Festival de la Rentrée and DJ Jazzy Jeff. No, the Fresh Prince won’t be there, he’s busy creating an army of squinty children who don’t understand how capital letters work but you should go to this festival anyway and listen to DJ Jazzy Jeff spin. Besides Jazzy Jeff, the lineup includes Scratch Bastid, John Jacob Magistery, Marie-Pierre Arthur, I.D.A.L.G., Corridor, and more.

Graffiti Festival: Under Pressure 2016

This past weekend was the 21st edition of the Under Pressure graffiti festival in Montreal.

Artful Vision | Malcolm Pinnell

"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." - Gust

The Local With Shades of Culture's Orion Revolution Curiel

The Local: a tête-à-tête with some of the scene's hardest working heroes.

Video Premiere: Shades of Culture "Hip Hop Sh!t"

Remember Shades of Culture? Well, you should. The trio, comprised of Revolution, DShade and DJ Storm, have often been credited as one of the pioneering acts in Montreal hip hop, largely due to their ability to break out of Quebec and gain recognition Canada-wide. They also broke barriers by not aligning themselves solely with other hip hop acts; they did a considerable amount of touring with skate punk bands, and managed to win over audiences who didn't consider themselves receptive to hip hop.

Montreal's Mural Fest 2016

It's Grand Prix weekend in Montreal! But if you're like us and the Crescent Street X race car scene isn't your thing, don't sweat it... it's also Mural Fest 2016! St. Laurent has been closed to traffic, and shops, bars and restos will be spilling out into the street. Head over to watch artists from all over paint amazing murals in real time, check out outdoor exhibitions and DJ sets (A-Trak's back home in MTL and playing on June 12th!), sign up for some pretty interesting conferences (MissMe's giving a talk on June 16th), or even take a guided tour of the murals.

Tonight in MTL: Station 16 presents Outside the Box

Tonight in MTL: Gallery Station 16 is opening a special pop-up location at Centropolis Laval featuring artwork by Laurence Vallières -- a Montreal based artist best known for her larger than life sculptures of animals made entirely out of recycled cardboard.

The Local With Station 16 Gallery's Adam Vieira

The Local: a tête-à-tête with some of the scene's hardest working heroes.

The Local With Montreal Skater Barry Walsh

The Local: a tête-à-tête with some of the scene's hardest working heroes.


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