We play soccer every wednesday night. Its always fun. Luca is a member of the Ringleaders FC. After 2 hours of soccer , we are always hungry. So we decided to hit up Buns. What is Buns? Its literally a whole in a wall burger joint corner Ste-Catherine and St-Mathieu. Its probably the best burger I had in the city.
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He gave us classics like Lethal Weapon & Mad Max, directed historical movies like Braveheart, Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto. Mel Gibson is back with a movie that is about the love for his child and finding the truth...THE EDGE OF DARKNESS. A conspiracy type-ish movie. Involves the government, private research groups, political-thriller...It is a remake of a 6-hour miniseries on BBC in 1985. I saw this last night at the theater it was pretty good...Mel Gibson hasn't lost his acting touch and is still on point.
Here are some Obey spring jewelry samples from the lovely sales rep Kat. I never usually wear any jewelry but since their spring collection was so hot I had to pick up a few pieces for myself. Stay tuned for an update from Kate. She will be showing you some Obey spring pieces we've just received at the store!
POINTER footwear is a british company established in 2004 that specializes in casual, everyday, low-key footwear. It offers a perfect alternative to all the over the top, technical kicks out there. Check out these great canvas staple-pieces available for Spring at Off The Hook.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
La Sala Rossa
4848 St. Laurent | doors 20h
suggested donation $10-20
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* Vox Sambou with Nomadic Massive
Vox Sambou is a celebrated Montreal hip-hop artist originally from Limbé on the northern coast of Haiti, a key figure in the global rap ensemble Nomadic Massive. Vox Sambou's launched a solo album, Lakay, in 2008 to critical acclaim and recently launched DiscriminaSida a video single on the struggle against AIDS in Haiti which went live on World AIDS Day in December 2009. Vox Sambou has been critically involved in building solidarity between artists in Montreal and grassroots community projects in Haiti, particularly in the Haitian city Limbé. http://www.voxsambou.com/
* Paul Cargnello & The Frontline
Whether the music he creates is soaked in reggae-roots or dipped in a Louisiana slow-cooker, singer-songwriter Paul Cargello delivers a sound that surprises and appeals with each offering. He has grown to become one of Montréal's favorite prolific troubadors. Known for his honest lyricism, his newest release Bras Coupé serves up another measure of conviction & political activism. http://www.paulcargnello.com/
* DJ Kobal
Montrealer Jerome Decis, aka DJ Kobal, is informed (read: obsessed) music lover, owner of the Afro Kats record label and co-curator of the Radioblender.com site. He is interested in all genres, but has a soft spot for funk. Throughout the years Kobal has held weekly residencies at numerous Montreal establishments such as Blizzarts, Billy Kun and Academy (to name a few). He also held down the popular 'Afrofunk' monthly parties with DJ Andy Williams. In the summer of 2009, DJ Kobal was given the task of warming up the stage for Stevie Wonder at the opening show of the 30th Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. Expect a special set filled with rare and classic kompa for this event. http://www.radioblender.com
Yassin Alsalman, the celebrated Iraqi MC known as the Narcicyst, mixes unique beats with smart, socially-conscious lyrics, weaving a complex narrative that spans the Arab and Western world. Alsalman is originally from Basra, Iraq, was raised in Dubai and is now living in Montreal. Recently the Narcicyst was featured at Transmusicales 2009 festival in Rennes, France, also Alsalman made his acting debut in 'City of Life' a feature length film on urban life in Dubai which was launched at the Dubai International Film Festival to critical acclaim. http://www.narcy.net/
* Karma Atchykah
Karma Atchykah is one hard-working emcee, a conscious artist flipping boom bap colloquialisms in French and English, and a serious aficionado of soul music. You hear the influences of his Haitian neighbourhood on equal par with the neck-snap genius of Dilla. With numerous projects already released - The Jack Movement, The Notice and The Honest Truth EPs with producer / emcee Lotus, Karma Atchykah Presents The Burbs LP - he's only getting warmed up. March 2010 sees the release of his latest album Diasporama, which will sure to be one of the definitive documents of Montreal hip hop in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. http://www.karmaatchykah.com/
* Solid'Ayiti is an initiative of artists and activists in Montreal working to build longterm solidarity between people in Montreal and movements for social justice in Haiti. Artists for Haiti, an initiative of Solid'Ayiti is launching in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, that has left tens-of-thousands death, major elements of the public infrastructure destroyed and a country already the poorest in the western hemisphere severely wounded. Solid'Ayiti will work to promote self-sufficiency, independence, social justice and peace in Haiti. Artists for Haiti I is a fund raising event for Lycée Jean-Baptiste Cinéas in Limbé, Haiti.
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In the year since Vibe Magazine published the article The Battle for J Dilla's Legacy, exposing the behind-the-scenes disaster of the J Dilla estate, many positive changes have taken place. J Dilla's heirs are today announcing a victory in this ‘battle' with new estate administrator, and the launch of the website j-dilla.com which will officially represent J Dilla and serve as a contact for anyone wishing to do business with the artist's name and music.
Stones Throw is proud to be involved in two projects with the J Dilla estate: a Stussy x Dilla tee, and a music release with Serato. Details about each project will be posted here in coming weeks.
Separately, plans have been announced for the newly established J Dilla Foundation, who have filed for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit charitable institution to help fund the development of music in the inner city and provide scholarships to students enrolled at schools with progressive music curricula.
Everyone has heard the sounds of DJ and producer Flying Lotus. If you slept through his ridiculously well reviewed 2008 album Los Angeles, then you've at least heard his catchy, ambient stylings segue between episodes of Adult Swim cartoons. But the only way to really hear Flying Lotus' music is to catch his show. After all, FlyLo, as he is known by fans, incorporates new material into time-tested favorites when he plays. “It's so fun to present these ideas and surprise [myself and the crowd],” Flying Lotus says. “Wow, I didn't know you could flip this thing like this to make it sound like that.” Plus, a FlyLo show is a physical experience. Forgetting his inhibitions when he steps behind the decks, FlyLo moves his whole body along with his beats. “I'm not one of those kinds of dudes that's like too cool, I still like to have fun when I go out. I'm a fan of music.”
After a year of surfacing here and there at quickstrike and tier zero accounts around the world, the Nike Air Zoom Toki needs no more introduction, the familiar style has just been released in a new colorway. Offered in a gray suede, these are good when the snow starts to melt...which is nice because, from what I can see, the snow IS melting.
The second is a classic Air Max 1 available in an Orange/Gray/White.
Here is the 3rd installment of the What Up Gangstars capsules. This time its about the Fixed Gear Culture. We can see a special appearance by our homie Sylvestre from the Brakeless bike shop. Even our own boss Harry Drakopoulous is in it showing off his Ringleaders Bike. Also enjoyed the good comparison of a fixie vs a bixi with Barty Bart from 123Klan agency...The streets are cleared from snow, we can pull out our bikes if it keeps being like this. Check it out!
Spring collections are finally starting to pour into the store, the first to arrive is everyone's favorite make of basic pieces, RVCA.
As RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends, it is imperative that you come pick-up some of their staple pieces, like the RVCA BOYFRIEND JEAN, the SIREN TANK DRESS or the RUNAWAY KNIT TANK.
Hurry up, quantities are limited!