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Kirsten McCrea | The Hustler

Artist Kirsten McCrea has been described as “the kind of person you would want to hang out with all day and try your best just to keep up with her.” We like the sound of that, so we asked Melissa Proietti to do just that.

Gene Pendon | Art’s Heavyweight

Karyn Gray finds out she has a lot to learn when it comes to Montreal art scene legend Gene Pendon, known for live art installations and working with musicians, producers, filmmakers and art-minded street brands. Find out what she learned when talking to others, and the inspiring man himself.

Festival de Musique Émergente | 2013 Initial Lineup

Quoting our Music Editor, Trevor Risk, Festival de Musique Émergente (Emerging Music Festival) is "a quaint but powerful matching of emerging artists and savvy veteran acts." Back with its 11th edition, FME, held at the end of summer between August 29th and September 1st, is a festival in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, that you don't want to miss (read our re-cap of FME 2012 

Le Couleur | Femme [EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD]

A Montréal gem, Le Couleur—fronted by Vietnamese-Quebecoise singer Laurence Giroux-Do—who, together with her band, excellently captures a complete french vintage-disco-pop vibe. 

Elephant Stone

Like a piper at the gates of dawn, psychedelic pop music has once again risen to the top of the new music scene, tweaked to modern perfection by recent crusaders like Tame Impala, Foxygen and of course, Montreal's ELEPHANT STONE. Singer/guitarist/sitarist RISHI DHIR has described their latest self-titled record as being inspired by his obsession with the perfect melodic pop song and the trippiest raga.

PREMIERE | VALLEYS “HOUNDS” REMIX BY MOZART’S SISTER

We are proud to have the world premiere of Valleys remix of the song, “Hounds” by fellow Montrealers, Mozart’s Sister. “Hounds” is featured on Valleys new full-length, Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?, which was released on Kanine Records on April 30. The duo of Marc St.

FOCUS | J.F. MAILHOT

J.F. Mailhot has been a professional photographer for the last 10 years, as well as the co-founder, creative director and publisher for five years of the now defunct CRUX “Art of Life” magazine. Involved in high-level sports when he was younger, he developed an interest in sports photography, which is where the concept of CRUX was born. As his career and passion for publishing took shape, he explored and expanded his interests in a variety of spheres: fashion, product, lifestyle and event photography. A self-taught, D.I.Y.

TEACHING WALLS TO SPEAK THE ART OF EVOKE & LABRONA

Over the past decade, artists have been reclaiming their cities, redecorating their urban environments and redefining the very notion of contemporary art. On abandoned warehouses and derelict buildings, train tracks and highways throughout the world, through the cracks of graffiti sprayed walls, street art has emerged as a global movement, as artists move beyond the letter towards the image. On the fringes of society, across the vast space of the second largest country in the world, Canada has given birth to some of the most versatile and talented artists working in the street today.

MissMe

Montreal is a city of artists. If you’ve ever gone to a café, park, or museum in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, then you know. When I first moved here well over a decade ago, I remember thinking to myself, “Doesn’t anyone in this city go to work?” But gradually I came to realise that those people languidly sitting on terrasses sipping coffee over their open laptops, those strolling through parks on their phones, or those critically eyeing the bare walls of city buildings, are indeed working.

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