Risk MSK – @ ArtCenter College of Design

Recently the Los Angeles graffiti legend Risk MSK finished a mural presented by LeBasse Projects at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. The vibrant new piece featuring his signature expressive style is part of the OUTSIDEIN exhibition, which is an indoor and outdoor exhibition that focuses graffiti-inspired mural work.

An opening reception is scheduled for next month (October 8th, 6-10pm) and the exhibition will span both of ArtCenter’s campuses, the Hillside Campus and the South Campus. Definitely check it out if you’re around the institution at that time. More flix after the jump!


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Music: Vesuvio Solo – “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Montreal’s Vesuvio Solo are synth heavy and hazy both in sound and visuals – Their video for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ dropped last week on Gorilla Vs Bear and channels some serious Lindsay Buckingham.

Listen to the whole album, ‘Favors’ here.

Words by: Dave Ace Dean

Music: Beach House – “Sparks”

I went to Primavera Sound a few years ago and got a 2 litre pop bottle filled with Vodka in by throwing it over the fence to a buddy. About halfway through the bottle and after a few bumps of M off a pocket knife we were drawn to the Beach House set. It was magical. Their new single Sparks, off the upcoming ‘Depression Cherry’ set for release on Sub Pop – 8/28/15, brought that spring night in Barcelona back.

Words by: Dave Ace Dean

Risk MSK – Keep On Keeping On In Canada

Legendary graffiti artist RISK was recently getting extremely busy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Painting loads of graffiti, doing a large-scale mural and preparing for a show. Peep the science after the jump.

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Writing Wednesday – Summer Traps “Like Sleep”

As you probably have noticed, we are dedicating all of our Writing Wednesdays to Dave Dean‘s new album “Summer Traps”. For this week’s franchise post, we have his newest release (along with the lyrics) entitled “Like Sleep”. Definitely one of our favourites which we have heard so far.

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Laura Moriarty – Cross-Sections of Rock Formations

“Since 2009 I have been compiling a series of sculptural paintings that take their cue from geology textbook illustrations of cut-aways of terrain. These pieces resemble scaled-down models of the events and features of the earth, but more literally, they are core samples of the act of painting, promoting innovation in the timeworn study of process and materials.” – Laura Moriarty

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Feature Interview – Norman Wong

In anticipation of Norman Wong‘s exhibition for Arts & Crafts 10 year anniversary that will open Thursday, May 23 [tomorrow] and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. We got a chance to talk to Norman about a variety of topics from his humble beginnings to working with some of the biggest names in Canadian indie rock.

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