We love the Beaux Degats art battles more then a fat kid loves cake. This solid video was just released showing a bunch of the past battles. Enjoy and Do not miss out on Beaux Degats #8 at Foufs on March 27th.
Montreal prides itself on being an artistic and cultural city and one of the ways we display this is through our summer festivals. This city has so many cultural food and art festivals that really show us just how great Montreal really is.
Earlier this summer we had Montreal's MURAL Fest that displayed some of the best mural artists from around the world. Now, we're having another huge festival displaying some of the best graffiti artists in the city!
Under Pressure is described as an urban culture festival that encourages the community to come together through art, music and dance. It's main focus is community outreach and it's run entirely by volunteers!
This festival is taking place this week from Wednesday, August 9th until Sunday, August 13th along Saint Catherine Street! Under Pressure is basically a huge block party all week long with amazing hip hop dancers and DJs showing us their talents and graffiti artists decorating the bland city walls.
Appreciating the vast number of murals in Montreal isn't an easy task. Between MuralFest, Under Pressure, and the many other works of street art littered all around the city, there are tons to see, and many are hard to appreciate from a pedestrian's perspective, as some murals are simply to large to see in all their glory. Good thing we have drones.
In a video created by Social Web Studio, the graffiti that beautifies the city has been captured through the eyes of a drone, allowing for a more detailed and expansive documentation of our favourite murals. Major works are filmed from high aerial POVs at heights us normal folk can't reach, letting you see features you may have missed at street level.
An ode to all of the city's street artists, Social Web Studio''s drone-video is appropriately titled "Graffiti City." See the short video below and gain new found appreciation for the city's street art.
Montrealers, you might have partied hard last week but guess what? This city doesn't sleep and there's already another festival taking over Parc Jean-Drapeau. Again this week, we have gathered the funnest and most popular events in the city for you to attend and enjoy. No matter your music taste, we got something for you, we don't discriminate. Take a look at the suggestions below of this week end's events;
Thursday, August 7th
- This evening, there is Cheeseburgers for Charity at Rosalie's. Drinks and food taste really good when it's for a good cause. View event>
- There is La Diamanterie - Vernissage at Station 16. The gallery is looking very good and you should pass by to check it out. View event>
- Parc Cité and Saintwoods are bringing all the way from Paris the house Dj/Producer Shiba San to App.200. This will be a great party that you don't want to miss. View event>
- Pipo Thursday at Salon Officiel is the weekly night you want to attend to dance to a variety of music styles. This week's edition is with Young Suzuki. View event>
- MELT 022 at Blizzarts is happening again! They will be giving out ice cream. Yes, free ice cream so you can properly feel the whole MELT experience, with your mouth and ears. This will be a particular edition of the event as it is Noo-Bap's birthday and Nick Wisdom's homecoming. View event>
Listen to Noo-Bap's track below;
Friday, August 8th
- Want to party on a boat? You know you want to! The Soundwave Yacht Party By Mins Management at the Old Port will be off the hook! Partying with some belly dancers to some live percussions followed by a dj set sounds very good to us. View event>
- Du Mur À La Toile at B1 Bar is an event that will be showcasing a graffiti exposition followed by a live presentation of graffs. Music provided by YellowShades and Mark TheMagnanimous, so you know this will be hot! View event>
- If you're thing is indie/rock, don't miss Gazoline, Foreign Diplomats, Choses Sauvages at La Sala Rossa. Great talent deserves great support. View event>
Listen and look at Foreign Diplomats track Queens and Kings below;
Saturday, August 9th
- If you love graffitis you're probably aware that Under Pressure, the graffiti convention is happening on Ste-Catherine street. Great event if what you want is to hang out outdoors and it will be throughout the week end, if ever you can't make it on Saturday. View event>
- Are you ready for Heavy MTL at Parc Jean-Drapeau? Yes, it's on this week end. Always hosting the best festivals, Parc Jean Drapeau will be taken over by heavy metal and rock lovers. Be careful if you get caught up in a mosh pit as you wild out to Metallica and other bands! View event>
- Do you know FKA Twigs? If you don't you should. FKA Twigs and P.Morris at Cabaret du Mile-End will be a crazy show and if you don't already have a ticket you can go and hangout by the cabaret hoping for someone to sell you theirs because it is sold out! View event>
Check out this her super sexy video for her track Papi Pacify;
Sunday, August 10th
Piknic Électronik at Parc Jean Drapeau is back! This week's edition will highlight Music Is My Sanctuary 7th year in business. This party will be hot and we hope to see you there. View event>
- You also want to pass by Tokyo Bar Sunday. The old school hip hop, R&B jams never fail to pump up the party! View event>
- Check out Under Pressure Free Show: Afrika Bambaataa at Foufounes Electriques. This will be great to celebrate Under Pressure's graffiti festival. View event>
Look at this super cool old school video of Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force;
Montreal, where will you party at?
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Under Pressure is back and ready to artistically attack.
Under Pressure, the largest and longest running graffiti festival in North America, makes its triumphant return to Montreal this August. For the 19th time, Under Pressure till take over St. Cats and transform the street into an artistic event like no other, with artists of every kind out in full force.
Over two days, Under Pressure will showcase street artists and musical performers, as the event is a combo graffiti and hip hop festival. Your eyes and ears will be simultaneously amazed,, as urban art is plastered on Montreal's many walls while musicians perform for all to hear.
Community involvement and betterment are major focuses of Under Pressure, as the event was created to change public perception and show how graffiti doesn't need to be have a "bad" connotation. Since 1996, Under Pressure has maintained this mandate, and has grown to become the international graffiti festival we know today.
Running from August 9th to 10th, Under Pressure will be taking over St. Catherine between Berri and St. Laurent (map) with tons of events going on like bboy and bgirls battles, skate ramps set up for competitions and random riding alike, a kid's area, and the creation of some sexy new street art.