Matthew Namour Gallery presents Kevin Cyr's solo exhibition of graffitied trucks

Tonight at the Matthew Namour Gallery in Montreal is the opening of artist Kevin Cyr's solo exhibition, featuring his realistic paintings of the city's eclectic mix of graffitied trucks and vans.

"Cyr's first solo show in Montreal pays Hommage to what gives the city its unique & vibrant character. This new series of oil paintings uses imagery of Montreal's modern day workhorses to talk about the space: 'One can tell a lot about an area by the types of vehicles seen on its streets'."

It's happening now, so head on over to check it out! 

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.

Artful Vision | Malcolm Pinnell

There's something quite fascinating about a chain of events. Tattoo was not always part of Malcolm Pinnell's life. In fact, he's only about two years into his career, and strives to dig deeper into the non-commercial side of the craft. The Montreal-based artist sees his work like more than just a transaction: "[I like] this idea of [living off tattooing] as a background thing. Feeling in someone's work that it's way more than just a job or this commercial thing, that it's [a part of the artist]." Safe to say he's come a long way since his appreciation for another fellow student's small snowflake tattoo, a few years ago.

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.