Montreal

ZÏlon Lazer | The Pioneer

Our regular arts and culture contributor, Karyn Gray, speaks to the original street art king, ZÏLON LAZER, about his oft under-publicized and under-appreciated trailblazing.

FOCUS | Adi Khavous

An outcast throughout most of his life, Adi Khavous, also known as Adida Fallen Angel, found refuge in art and music, and a world where he truly belongs.

Rad Hourani

Hailed as the first Canadian to enter the realm of legends, Rad Hourani is lining up next to some big names with his invite to become a member of Paris Haute Couture. Celebrating his five years in unisex fashion, the Phi Centre in Montreal, will welcome Hourani as guest curator for the entire month of November.

Le Couleur | Voyage Amoureux [VIDEO]

Franco-Pop disco outfit Le Couleur have released their video for "Voyage Amoureux" off of their EP, Voyage Love. Directed by Julien Manaud aka French Fox, the video was shot entirely on an iPhone with a budget of $600 and is described as a spage-age, retro throwback that perfectly encapsulates Le Couler's disco flavoured brand of French dream-pop.

Fresh Paint Gallery | Alpha-Bête: Can't We All Just Get Ensemble?

It may be cliché, but art is a universal language. It speaks to everyone, transcending the boundaries of culture and tongue, and appeals directly to the heart and mind of the individual. It unites people. Perhaps this is why Montreal stands out as a city of artists. In the largest bilingual city in North America, the pervasive presence of art, from street to gallery, seems particularly relevant, as it promotes expression, understanding and unity in a place where things sometimes get lost in translation. 

Frank & Oak

We hate to break it down into such simplistic, teen terms, but Montreal’s Frank & Oak are just, cool. They make us ION females want to be men, or at least hope they start up a women’s collection soon. Sold exclusively online, they design, manufacture and sell an individually curated collection of menswear each month.

POP Montreal International Music Festival

As you all know by now, we are big fans of the indie festival, Pop Montreal, and have been for a while. Spanning from September 25-29, this year’s line up of artists and events certainly delivers.

The Fine Line

Where do the worlds of fine art and tattoo art meet, if at all? Is it in the art itself, or in the artist who creates it? What came first, the chicken or the tree falling in the forest? Apparently, having some experts clarify things wouldn’t hurt. Two artists, Krista Bursey and Joel Conroy, talk to Karyn Gray about their art, both fine and tattoo, and whether there’s really a line dividing them.

Elephant Stone | Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin [VIDEO]

While Elephant Stone prepare for the Eastern US leg of their summer tour next week, the band has released the third video from their sophomore record Elephant Stone, "Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin." Check out the psychedelic pop video below, and

Gawd | The Creator

Some of the world’s greatest works of art were commissioned and acquired by the Catholic Church, and to this day the Vatican still has large amounts of work in their vaults. Murals from the 1400s, masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel, were meant to spread the word of God. Although the Church may have lost its influence, along with many of its followers, over the last few decades, it is clear that using art to tell a story was used to it's fullest potential by the Church, and that Gawd still works in mysterious ways.

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