Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reema Major & Wiz Khalifa Tonight at the Sound Academy!


Japanese artist Haroshi is getting a lot of attention lately on his method of recycling used skateboard decks into works of art.  Haroshi honours traditional Japanese methods while hiding metal objects within his pieces as to "give a soul" to the statues.  X Ray images are then used to reveal the concealed objects. 

You can view his complete collection here

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Painting the Big Picture - Jet Cooper

Painting the Big Picture. from Jet Cooper on Vimeo.
An inspiring story of how Jet Cooper's design philosophy came to fruition.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 is a third person shooter video game developed exclusively for Xbox 360.  Originally due to release in April 2011, the release was delayed until today.  In the game, Jacinto, the last human city has been destroyed and the Locust Horde pushes humanity to extinction.  As a new enemy unfolds, the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad comes to a dynamic conclusion.

Check out the latest spot we worked on with the talented folks over at MacLaren McCann!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Polaris Music Prize 2011 Short List

The annual Polaris Gala kicks off tonight.  A grand jury of 11 critics will deliberate on who will take home the $30,000.00 prize at the historic Masonic Temple.

The 2011 short list includes:

Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"
Austra's "Feel it Break"
Braids "Native Speaker"
Detroyer's "Kaputt"
Galaxie's "Tigre et Diesel"
Hey Rossetta "Seeds"
Ron Sexmith "Long Player Late Bloomer"
Colin Stetson "New History Warfare Vol.2 Judges"
Timber Timbre "Creep on Creepin' On"
The Weekend "House of Balloons"

You can listen live on Sirius XM (channel 152) and on CBC's Radio 3.  Much Music will also be broadcasting a live webcast as of 8pm this evening. Tune in to see who will take home the prize!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Contagion - Bacteria Billboard

Warner Bros. Pictures Canada recently created an outdoor installation that combined science and advertising.

Microbiologists and immunologists across the globe came together to create a one of a kind bacteria message board in an abandoned store-front window at 409 Queen Street West.  On August 28th, two large petri dishes were injected with various forms of live bacteria and overnight revealed a visually creative analysis on how a virus can spread.

The message board is in support of Steven Soderbergh's latest film "Contagion" which premiered in theatres September 9th.

Congrats to Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and the Lowe Roche team on a fantastic collaboration!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tyson Kuteyi Produces one of The Next Star's Season 4 Finalists - April Llave

The Next Star's Season 4 premiered July 18th, 2011 on YTV.

After a national casting call across Canada, sixteen finalists (15 years old or younger) were chosen to head to Toronto to perform a song of their choice.  The top six:  Melissa "Charlie" Storwick, Parker Schmidt,  April Llave,  JD Meeboer, Milly Benzu and Shania Fillmore were chosen to move on to the next round.  Tasks for the finalists include creating an original single as well as choosing their own look.

Tyson is back for his third season on The Next Star to produce one of the top six finalists, April Llave!  You can view April's music video produced for the show here  and our handsome devil's profile by clicking here.

You can keep up to date by checking http://nextstar.ytv.com/index.aspx or by following on facebook .

Stay tuned for the finale on YTV, September 25th to see who will be Canada's Next Star!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September EarJam Playlist

The long weekend is upon us and what better way to kick it off with some new tunes to check out!

Our September playlist consists of We Are Augustines "Chapel Song", Victorian Halls "A Crush is a Crush", We Are Trees "Sunrise Sunset",  Pure Finesse "Nobody Gettin' Out" & Nikki Kummerow's "I'm a Firecracker".

Have a safe and rockin' long weekend!