Possibly the most important post I will ever do. BlogTO has an article highlighting where you can find the best nachos in the city. After reviewing the list I've discovered I've only had 30% of the nachos on the list. I'm going to be VERY busy the next couple of days.
Click here to read the entire list. Prepare to drool.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
L-o-v-i-n-g the photography site Young Hearts. Photographers Alex Lee and Cheryl Mackey are out to capture engagements, weddings, and just plain good ole fashioned love stories. These aren't your typical couple shots however - Young Hearts takes the shoots onto the streets and into the parks to produce timeless, natural, caught-in-the-moment photos that make every couple look like rock stars.
Check out more here.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Via Bear in Heaven: On April 18, 2010, Bear in Heaven was stranded in the Madrid airport. The "Dust Cloud" from volcano Eyjafjallajokull sent us to baggage claim... instead of Majorca. Out of pure and unbreakable boredom we put a camera on a baggage claim belt. Two hours later we got our instruments out of baggage jail and travelled 54 hours to London. Enjoy.
Words from Mark's website : Using Apple's Photo Booth application as inspiration, the idea was to take the 2D image that it manipulated and create a tangible face in a real environment, then in turn bring it back into a 2D image. Using Photo Booth on the mask itself may create some sort of paradoxal shift where I cease to exist.
Visit www.maticart.com to view more work by Mark Pernice
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Watch out for this one, if you haven't already spotted DANA JEAN PHOENIX. The First Lady of NuFunk, Phoenix has shared the stage with a plethron of amazing talents, including Jully Black, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, and one of Tattoo's faves, God Made Me Funky. To celebrate the release of her EP "Learning To Fight" [and just to celebrate music in general], Phoenix will be performing live at Bar Italia this Saturday, April 24th... NO COVER! With her fresh and funky upbeat music style, we quite frankly can't wait.
More info here.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Jenny Beorkrem is the mastermind and designer behind Ork Posters. She has created this series of prints using typography to map out the neighbourhoods in various cities. Toronto is on the list.
As is NYC.
As is the brain.
Visit her website OrkPosters.com to see if your city has been created yet.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bellwoods is an awesome idea from the minds behind Humble Empire. It's a video series of live performances in Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park. So far they've filmed members of Born Ruffians, Tokyo Police Club, The Coast among others. Here's a clip of Luke Lalond of Born Ruffians.
Check out the past performances and watch out for the upcoming here: heisthefuture.com/bellwoods/
Picture Book are a three piece electronic audio visual pop act. The band comprise of Faroese singer Greta (vocals/violin) and brothers Dario (beats/percussion) and Lorne (guitar/percussion) from New York, now all based in Liverpool, UK.
They are not your average trio, blending dreamy three part harmonies over eclectic beats ranging from dance and dub step to hip hop. The band write classic pop songs set to a backdrop of beautifully produced soundscapes, live percussion, interspersed with guitar hooks to die for and haunting violin solos.
Their shows are an explosion on the senses, aurally they encapsulate whilst their performance is nothing short of breath taking. The bands ethereal sound is complimented with optical delights which have to be beheld, through their atmospheric visual projections by lead singer Greta’s sister, Lady Autumn.
Comparisons have been made to the likes of Goldfrapp, Kosheen and Bjork, however, comparison as they say are odious. They are a band which have every base covered gorgeous, watchable with fantastic songs, sounds and visuals.
If you've been by the office the last couple weeks you'll have noticed some pieces added to the walls of TA2 by the wonderfully talented Megan Sinnett. She'll be showing her work at our first 2Fresh showcase of the year with a live performance by Styrofoam Ones. Gonna be a good one!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
My favorite new DJ, AudioFun, has his next EP coming out on Southern Fried Records next
month. If you can't wait that long, he's put together a promo mix to soothe your anticipation featuring Tommie Sunshine, LA Riots, Tiga and Cassette Jam!
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.mediafire.com/?jtqyy5yimzd
1) Afrojack – Pon Di Street [CDR]
2) Keith & Supabeatz – Basement Wolf [Southern Fried Records]
3) AudioFun – Factory (Cassette Jam Remix) [Southern Fried Records](RELEASED MAY 2010)
4) Unknown - Unknown (AudioFun Remix) [CDR]
5) Crookers & Soulwax – We Love Animals (Keith & Supabeatz Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
6) Cassette Jam – Just To Be Near You (AudioFun Remix) [Pieces of Eight Records]
7) Tiga – Overtime (Brodinski Remix) [Turbo Records]
8) AudioFun – What What? [Southern Fried Records] (RELEASED MAY 2010)
9) AudioFun – Gave You (Tommie Sunshine & DJ Figure Remix) [Southern Fried Records] (RELEASED MAY 2010)
10) LA Riots – The Drop [Fools Gold Records]
Directed by Eric Wareheim
Director of Photography Matt Lloyd
Visual Effects by Fatalfarm
Special Effects by Synapse FX
Edited by Luke Lynch
Post Colorist/ Finishing Editor: Daniel Haworth
Styling by Amanny Ahmad
Produced by Funk Factory Films, Inc
Copyright Lovepump United / City Slang, 2010
This is scary.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tattoo's superstar intern MARCEL RAMAGNANO cleared up at last night's TARA Awards Ceremony in Toronto. Ramagnano is in his final year of Ryerson's prestigious RTA Programme and won for both Best Audio in a Practicum and Best Practicum. Congrats Marcel! You wear that suit better than Kanye.
Have a listen here.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tilles Singer made this short by cutting out the skaters from skateboarding magazines and put them in action using stop motion animation. The result is very cool
Video via Hard Feelings Blog
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martens. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary they asked 10 bands to record their own cover of cult classic tracks that represent the spirit of Dr. Martens over the past five decades. Then they scored 10 directors to make music videos for each of the new tracks. Then they're going to release the videos throughout the year.
If I would have known sooner, I would have my 12 holes on today.