Culture

It’s a city in the Pacific Northwest known for its super laid back vibe, cool indie music scene and serious street food. Pack your bags, we’re off to Portland.   Rest & Relax Part of an awesome getaway is staying at a cool…

Sometimes life gets unexpectedly awesome. That’s what happened at NorthSide on the Saturday night after we caught a stripped down show by Brooklyn’s Widowspeak at Cameo Gallery. We stepped into a secret room for an interview (okay, okay it looked like something out a Lynch…

Having performed to a packed house at Cameo Gallery, we nabbed  Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas of Brooklyn’s Widowspeak to talk hometowns, best (and worse) tour experiences and fave pop stars. Get to know two of our new favourite people a little…

We hit the Brooklyn streets (and shows) in some seriously hot and sticky weather in our search for the quintessential NorthSide vibe. We’ve collected some of our favourite moments here—from the artists and Brooklynites at Williamsburg Walks, to festivalgoers heading to see Solange…

In 2009, Dan Lardner met Alex  Niemetz. The two went for ice cream and the next thing you know, they were playing in band together along with Dan’s childhood bud, Peter Baumann. They were 17. Last month, the New York City-based four-piece (Texan,…

/ Culture / DIY
July 18, 2013

DIY: Watch Strap

A watch is not only a useful thing to wear, but it’s also the centrepiece of a girl’s arm swag. For that matter, an arm swag (or arm party) is the way you pile up your jewellery on one wrist and show the…

Whether you’re an iPhone addict or all about the Android (we can be friends, right?), loading up on a collection of awesome apps is a must. Apps are functional, social and sometimes, just plain fun. Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook are probably already…

/ Culture / DIY
July 5, 2013

DIY: Custom Sneakers

How nice is the sneaker trend? Very nice. But everyone having the same sneakers? Not that nice. That’s why DIY was invented, to be different and allow you to have fun with clothes. Also, being creative is always good for the soul —…

After the flood, comes the sun. Or in this case the Stampede. For a while we held our breath, unsure whether Calgary would be able to host its annual Calgary Stampede where cowboys—real, actual cowboys—compete in everything from bull riding to chuck wagon…

Since the NorthSide Festival is all about discovering new bands, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the best songs from some of the best bands we saw over the weekend. No, we didn’t include Solange’s “Losing You,” The Walkmen’s “The Rat”…