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B EAR MOUNTAI N their ne w al bum xo and th e bal ance bet ween li f e and mu s ic

mus ic clouds of analo g Step hen S cac cia Cham pagne rep ub l ic

fas h ion lond on al e x an der q ube clot h ing t h e gay mafia

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july & august 2013

beaut y nail tutorial f ierce f eline Cl aw s c o c onut oil . . . an d how to u se it easy looks f rom day to nig h t

Summer

vol. 1, issue 5


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masthead editor-in-chief

| ghazal elhaei

executive assistant creative director photo director

| marchel eang | reema ismail

video director beauty director

| alex ross

| kaycee camaclang

fashion editor copy editor

| diba taghvai

| caity rowland

| ljudmila petrovic

photography contributors reema ismail, alex ross, berkley vopnfjord, patrick giang, kaitey button, megan bourne, beau partlow, dawson verboven

contributors monica pankiewicz, anisa chaki, frances thomas, tiffany morton, sheena antonios

on the cover bear mountain (Ian Bevis, Greg Bevis, Kyle Statham and Kenji Rodriguez) photographed by Beau Partlow


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Vol. 1 , Issue 5 july & august 201 3 T he Summer Issue

a letter from the editor There’s something bittersweet about the summertime. It’s a time of rediscovery; be it through delicious foods, festivals, getaways, or elusive love affairs, it also gives you the opportunity to realise things you’ve never known but have always wanted to. In a way, the summer season forces us to be fearless. In this issue, we forced ourselves to reach new heights and consequently brought you pages filled with spell bounding movers and shakers with visuals to match. The men and women who have graced our pages this issue all share the absolute belief that their craft is the only thing that will keep them on their journey. The ambition they exude is inspiring, to say the least. It makes me proud to know that we have such incredible people within our community.

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My hope for this summer is that it offers you everything you’ve dreamt of and more. Take the line “Never Have I Ever…” and face at least one challenge this summer. Fall in love a little harder. Stay up and watch the sunrise. Listen to the records from your parents’ youth. Go bungee jumping. Either way, go look for something beyond the norm. Find yourself and set your soul free.

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contents fashion 6

london alexander

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kristi lee of qube clothing

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killigrew - wear your own legend

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an interview with sitka clothing

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the gay mafia

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tastemakers clothing

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wild lights

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last resort

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young and beautiful beauty

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fierce feline nail tutorial

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day to night

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The benefits of coconut oil

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summer time bronze

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beauty vacation checklist music

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clouds of analog

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bear mountain

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champagne republic

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one 2 watch - stephen scaccia

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plugged in

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record shop


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LON D ON ALE X AN D E R Models Quinlin Borden, Ryan Bruce Photography Reema Ismail Text Anisa Chaki

I’m sitting cross-legged in a bustling café’s leather club chair. As I wait for London Alexander to arrive, I Google pictures of him on my iPhone. Considering the young designer’s recent recognition on Vancouver’s fashion scene, it is actually harder to find pictures than you’d expect. For Alexander, it has never been about the spotlight. Yes, that’s his name fronting the label—and it is actually his real name— but don’t expect to see his face plastered all over the internet. I learned quite quickly that he would much rather his clothes speak for themselves. London Alexander breezes in and we shake hands and sit down. He is soft spoken, charming and unintentionally funny. He orders a London Fog. “I know, I know. But I can’t help it,” he says before I can even quip about how his drink of choice shares his first name.


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Beginnings When he started the clothing line three years ago, the name was LRMA – his full initials. However, Alexander soon realized that the acronym was awkward and confusing to pronounce. And so, the brand London Alexander was born. “I don’t even like the limelight at all, to be honest. I’m not famous and I like it that way,” he explains. “It’s more about the brand­—my name just happened to be convenient.” His modest, almost shy sensibility is immediately apparent as he describes how the London Alexander brand came to be: at sixteen years old, he was doing screen printing on t-shirts after school.

“That’s how I started,” he smiles. “I would do all these weird designs in Paint [and put them on t-shirts] – it was hilarious.” His aunt, a seamstress, had also played a big part in the roots of the clothing line. “I never wanted the nine-to-five lifestyle: wake up, go to the office, clock out, go home. I’ve always wanted to do something I was passionate about.” The rest of his family was also supportive— though his father had doubts. “You can’t really blame him,” shrugs Alexander. “It’s kind of ridiculous, [something] a lot of people dream but never pursue.”

Design With a two-year fashion program at VCC under his belt, the London Alexander brand has since surpassed your everyday graphic tee. Alexander’s true passion lies in design; cut and sew and silhouette are key to this menswear label. “I don’t really even like graphic tees. A t-shirt is just a basic t-shirt. I like that an idea can go from a drawing to an actual physical garment,” he says. “That’s what appeals to me more than anything.” The passion he carries for his work is evident in the impeccable tailoring and fine details that are integral to the brand. The London Alexander customer is undoubtedly a man who knows how to dress and dress well. “We’re a contemporary menswear label for someone who appreciates the finer details. A button on the back yoke of a shirt or a bar tack on a belt loop; things like that,” he confirms. Another important factor to the North Vanborn, Squamish-raised designer is the brand’s continuous effort to support the local industry.


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Logo I can’t help but ask the story behind the gun logo – it is embossed in leather and emblazoned on everything from sweaters to hats to the backs of jackets. “It’s a musket actually,” he says, telling me it is inspired by a childhood collection of imitation muskets his parents would bring him back from their trips to the Caribbean. “I know that guns have been done before but I feel like a flint musket is a little classier than a 9mm.” A side note for you fellow textile nerds: the Roman numerals following the ‘CA’ found on his clothing labels is the brand’s Canadian Apparel number. But I digress.

Business “I like tasteful and simple and subtle,” he says. He’s obviously not alone. It’s taken only three short years for the menswear label to rise to where it is today. Case in point: stockists in Vancouver include Nouvelle Nouvelle, Staccato and Board of Trade, not to mention boutiques throughout Toronto, Montreal and even New York. Expansion into the US is something that’s always in the back of his mind, and even overseas is something that Alexander has considered at length. “People don’t get that I’m not just designing, I’m running a business. I’m doing everything right now,” he says. “I design a pair of pants but I also have to source the fabric, worry about the fit – which is huge – all the technical stuff and then there’s packaging and making sure things ship on time. There are a hundred things I’ve got to think about.”

Inspiration “In general, everything [inspires me],” he says. “Really whatever appeals to me at that moment inspires me.” It could be his friends, or it could be a painting. “I took a picture of a painting the other day that was just abstract black lines with navy and grey and white and that’s basically the next collection in a nutshell; dark, dark, dark,” he provides as an example. “It’s spring/summer [2014] but the colours are all really dark.”


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Trending Alexander isn’t scared of following trends, but he is careful about how he factors them into his designs. “I follow them. You have to, right? You can’t just do whatever you want,” he explains. “For example, camo or leopard print. When a trend starts I like to do something with it so I’ll do a leopard print but black on black instead of yellow.”

“My brain always has to be active in some way, thinking about what’s next.”

Competition As for his competition, Alexander doesn’t seem to be phased by it at all. In fact, he doesn’t really seem to think about competition at all. “I’m aware of who’s who [in the industry] because you’ve got to make connections and know what you’re up against,” he reasons. “But I’m just doing my thing and that’s really all that matters to me.”

Words of wisdom “I want to give up sometimes. It’s a lot of work. It’s constant; seven days a week, it doesn’t stop,” he admits. “My brain always has to be active in some way, thinking about what’s next.” But when I ask what advice he would give to someone just starting out in fashion he’s equally as matter-of-fact. “You just have to believe in yourself and not be impatient. Everything good takes time,” he says with wisdom beyond his years. “I think the only reason I can [get out of bed] and do it every day is because I enjoy doing it so much.” Modest about his success but undoubtedly confident in his craft, it’s pretty clear that nothing but good things are to come for London Alexander; both the label and the man.

www.londonalexander.ca www.facebook.com/LondonAlexander www.Instagram.com/londonalexanderclothing


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lon d on ale x an de r Favourite place to shop in Vancouver? Everywhere that carries London Alexander.

Dream collaboration?

No dream; I don’t have a favourite designer.

If you could see anyone in your clothes who would it be? Gosling. Ryan Gosling, for sure.

Style pet peeve?

White socks – unless you’re going for a jog.

Drink of choice?

Vodka, soda and lime. Always.

Favourite touch/texture?

Seersucker. I put it in my pocket bags.

Favourite sound?

Honestly, the first thing that came to mind was hip hop.

Getting the most play on your iPod right now?

A mixture. Some Alicia Keys, some [Kid] Kudi, a little bit of A$AP Rocky.

What turns you on? Legs? I guess.

What turns you off? Know-it-alls.


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kristi lee of Qube Clothing

Models Megan Cameron, Stephanie Dietz, and Kristi Lee Photography Reema Ismail Text frances thomas

When Kristi Lee moves her head just so, you can glimpse her subtle tattoo. It is of a breaking wave and begins just below her left ear, then extends quietly, a smooth line that ripples forward into view just as soon as it disappears again behind a lock of her hair. She is just now learning how to stay upright with each breaking crest of change, tentatively confident that this wave she’s riding will take her to the shore.


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Before her accident, Lee had little direction as to where her life should go. She recalls looking at old Facebook messages from 2007 where she said how she would like to be a chef or an interior designer.

Who’s that girl? Lee is the designer and founder behind Qube, a women’s clothing line made up of effortless dresses and non-restrictive silhouettes meant to work for all body types and all lifestyles. “[I’m] inspired by the beauty that we have here and the versatility of West Coasters,” she explains. “I like that we’re happy to go out in the rain. I want my clothing to have that effortlessness.” Lee was raised on Salt Spring Island and is now based in North Vancouver. Each Qube garment is adorned with a wooden button sourced from Vancouver Island that reflects Lee’s roots.

Sew accidental Qube came to be in a sort of perfect storm, a cosmic alignment of fortune. In September 2008, Lee moved to Vancouver. A month later she was hit by a car and both of her legs were run over. Incapacitated for six months and unable to do much of anything, Lee took up sewing as a way to pass the time. Her boyfriend’s mom brought Lee her old sewing machine and before long, Lee was picking out fabrics and creating her own original pieces. “It was cool to see myself get better at something,” Lee reflects. “I’ve never really been good at anything before.”

“It’s funny how the accident happened and then everything changed so drastically,” she muses. Lee is now running Qube without any formal training in business or fashion design, having moved to Vancouver right after graduating high school. “Everything has just been from teaching myself,” she says.

“Everything has just been from teaching myself”

Creativity activity Through Qube, Lee has realized her own creative capacity. “I used to try and get into art, like painting and drawing and stuff, but I just could never do that. I can’t sketch to save my life,” she admits. “[In fashion design], I feel like I found myself.” When designing a piece, Lee starts by flicking through images on Pinterest or other similar websites until a detail catches her eye. “From there, I’m not really sure what happens. My mind just starts going and I usually grab fabric right away that I think would suit what I have in my head.”


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Mistaken identity Lee is not one to be discouraged by mistakes. “I find that every time I make a mistake, it draws my garment in a different direction, and it’s usually for the better,” she explains. This acceptance and trust in whatever will be thrown her way is reflected in her designs: they bend, they move, they flow.

Every body loves Qube In keeping with this free-spirited approach, Qube clothing is meant to complement any body type and any lifestyle. Lee’s last two clients illustrate this: an 18-year-old model that had just moved to the city and Lee’s own 50-year-old aunt. “They’re all looking for the same thing,” she explains. “They’re looking to feel confident.” Lee herself had body struggles when growing up. She always felt bigger than the rest of her friends and struggled to adhere to the small selection of ‘in’ clothing.

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“I’ve grown up with boobs all my life, so when I’m designing I like to think about ‘how would this cover a bra?’” she says, adding that there are so many styles that people’s body types don’t fit – she cites skinny jeans as one of these trends. With Qube, she hopes to give women of all body types a chance to feel good in clothing that is wearable and flattering above all else. “I would love to provide people with that one dress that they can put on and feel good instantly,” she says.

Dear diary In many ways, Qube is Lee’s personal diary, a place where her innermost inspirations and ideas are released. She took up sewing to pass the time during her post-accident healing process and it soon became a healer in its own right. “Sewing has been my medicine,” she states simply.


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What’s it all about? When designing a piece, Lee has her own style and Salt Spring roots in mind. Truly, the correlation between Lee’s personal style and Qube’s aesthetic is uncanny. “I like to look polished and put-together but not necessarily like I’m trying super hard,” she explains. “It’s cool to see how people who don’t know me react to Qube because I feel that’s how they would react to me.” While Qube reflects an obvious theme of unforced elegance, Lee is reluctant to dictate how her clothing should be styled because she sees it as a deeply personal thing. That said, she recommends pairing Qube pieces with chunky wooden jewelry to complement the button detailing.

Personal growth “I feel much more confident in myself and that’s translating through [to my designs],” says Lee of her personal style growth since moving to the city. This confidence has allowed her to dip outside of her comfort zone and incorporate lace, floral, and prints into her pieces – things she never used to touch. “I’ve realized how to put them into my garments in a way that still represents Qube and isn’t trying too hard to be anything else,” she explains.

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“[Then eventually] sneak away, either to Salt Spring or some other quiet place to focus for a while,” she hopes. “What that solitude can bring is pretty incredible.” Lee’s approach to design is in some ways anti-fashion: she eschews trends and admits to being “totally out of the fashion world.”

Bubble fun “I’m stuck in my own little bubble. I’ve been so focused on trying to get Qube going that a lot of it has just been myself and my head and here,” she says, referring to the basement of her condo where she works in a cozily cramped space of desks, fabric and samples, the whole time listening to loud music. With the release of the spring/summer collection of Qube – Lee’s first cohesive collection – the bubble she has been living in will soon pop. She is currently putting together a look book and gathering samples so that she can get Qube into some stores across the city. “I’ve been in the basement for so long that I haven’t really had the time to go out and look at what the world has to offer,” she smiles. “I’m excited to have my samples and my patterns and my fabric and to be able to put the pieces into place. Right now I’m still finding all the pieces.” Qube is coming to Vancouver on a wave. Next time you’re at the beach, look for it. It might just be crashing onto the shore.

Back to the future Lee’s ultimate goal is to own a boutique selling staples – both from Qube and other brands that she’s inspired by – with a studio in the back where she can design made-to-order pieces. She sees herself opening her store somewhere on Vancouver Island to cater to the constant influx of tourists and new buyers. For now, however, she’s enjoying the chaos and noise of city life. First, she hopes to get the ball rolling with the business side of things in Vancouver.

www.qubeclothing.ca www.facebook.com/qubeclothing www.twitter.com/QUBEclothing www.instagram.com/qubeclothing


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killigrew wear your own legend

Killigrew is a contemporary Canadian fashion and sportswear brand that designs and manufactures men’s knitwear and t-shirts made with the finest Peruvian prima cotton, Royal Alpaca wool, and other fabric blends. The Killigrew philosophy is one of quality, simplicity and comfort. The result: a product that is modern, fashionable and durable, retaining its look, fit, colour and sophistication.

Hat Stylist’s Own Graphic Crew Neck Killigrew Pants Topshop Socks Topman Shoes Nike Blanket Wings and Horns

Text Ghazal Elhaei Model Kevin Bloomfield Styling & Photography Marchel Eang


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When I first received the shipment of shirts from the Toronto-based company, I was overjoyed. Holding a Killigrew shirt for the first time is enough to fill anyone with lust; wearing it is as though you are wrapped in pure comfort. The quality doesn’t lie only in the fabric but in the attention to detail as well. It didn’t even matter to me that it’s menswear, I kept it on for a good hour before packing it up for our shoot. What’s In A Name? The initial symbol was that of a crow. Coincidentally, Killigrew is a type of raven or crow. In Celtic mythology, there is a belief that King Arthur was reincarnated in the form of a crow, which added to the company’s concept. Mother/Son Dynamics Mitch Darragh: “Working with my mother is great. She has such a wealth of experience and business savvy that I find myself learning something new almost every day. I have also discovered that our passion and drive are very similar; our styles totally mesh. My mother was a teenager in the 60’s and myself in the 90’s; interestingly, each of these generations celebrated youth, a free-thinking spirit and creative expression.”


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Transitioning From Beauty to Fashion Cleo: “I gained tremendous experience in my career beginning as a cosmetics’ sales girl in a department store and ending as the General Manager of a leading international cosmetic firm. I have always loved fashion so it seemed like a natural transition when Mitchell approached me about the possibility of joining him at Killigrew. I had just turned fiftyfive and saw this opportunity as a new challenge and a great new chapter in my life. Once again, I am able to learn an industry from the ground up, utilize my business skills and, most importantly, work with my son.” Greeting Challenges with an Open Mind “There are constant challenges but I would have to say breaking into the market as a new brand has been the biggest. Although we are growing and opening new accounts every season, the initial launch of Killigrew into the Canadian market started slowly. Now we are challenged to expand nationally, with the U.S. and international markets on our next plate.”

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Achieving the Killigrew Dream “We are so proud of the Collection we have produced. It took us a good two to three years to research and source factories. We chose to work with established Peruvian factories and therefore are able to deliver the highest quality fabric from outstanding workmanship and attention to detail. Our retailer/consumer feedback and fashion media have been extremely enthusiastic and positive which is rewarding and validates that we are working in the right direction. We are so thrilled that we are developing a name and reputation, opening up great, reputable and prestigious retailers.”

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The Motivator “The love of what we do, each other and the will to succeed!” They work to the soundtracks of everything from early hip-hop to the Rolling Stones to James Brown and Adele. Their ability to balance a work/life relationship is envious. You always hear stories of parents and their children falling out after working together but it seems as these two will defeat the odds. They’re looking to opening more stores nationally, and further developing their business online; to eventually become a worldwide brand known as one of Canada’s great apparel lines.

www.killigrewfashion.com | www.twitter.com/KilligrewTees | www.facebook.com/killigrewfashion


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an interview with

sitka text Sheena Antonios Photography Berkley Vopnfjord model Ashley Thistlewaithe

Sitka started off as a surf and skate shop that emphasized a love for the West Coast and the environment. The brand quickly expanded to include clothing and eventually even cafĂŠs.

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environmentally conscious and a sustainable business. But I know we’re not at all satisfied with where we’re at right now – especially in that regard. So, we’re making some really big changes in our business currently that will have big effects down the road. Maybe in ten years people think of us as that brand from the West Coast of Canada that is all made on the West Coast of Canada, and taking sustainability to yet another level. One1One had a chance to sit down with Rene Gauthier (above), co-founder of Sitka. Rene was born in Winnipeg, but moved to Victoria in 1998 to go to school. Save for an exchange to Japan, Rene spent all his time at UVic.

How did Sitka go from surfboards to café? What was that progression like?

Do you feel like there was a time in your life when you started dreaming up the idea of opening up Sitka?

The café was a no-brainer. We had so many people come in to the shop even before we had a café just to hang out – they wouldn’t necessarily

I always had ideas and anywhere I worked before doing this I was always scheming how I would do it better and take over. When I was first in school, I wasn’t in business. I was in engineering and it took me three years to realize that was not what I wanted to do. What do you hope people think of when they think of Sitka? I think right now people think of us as this West Coast brand with roots in surfing and skateboarding. I also think people really associate us with being

What people associate Sitka with was already there; we just kind of built like a business around it.

buy anything every time, they just liked hanging out with the staff, you know? But that’s definitely pretty unique to Sitka – you don’t really get that with other clothing stores. That’s true, but we’ve always made a conscious decision of that being part of our marketing style. We want to build a community, you know? Is that why you tend to stay very local in terms of the people you work with? Was it a conscious decision from the beginning to collaborate with local talent or do you feel like that was something that kind of just naturally progressed? Little of column A, a little of column B. There’s so much talent here it’s not hard to find good people to work with. So we don’t really need to go outside of [Victoria].


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And then I think that it also helps us – if we’re working with people in the community then they in turn support us and you get synergy that way. Yeah, maybe we could bring in a photographer from New York or wherever but it’s not going to have the same vibe. You recently opened a shop in Vancouver and while Sitka’s roots are in surfing, Vancouver doesn’t really have as much of a surf culture as Victoria. Did you alter your business model at all to open up there? We didn’t really change up our style for Vancouver. I think it’s important to stay the same. We opened on West 4th where there’s a difference in our cliental but we still haven’t changed. Do you ever dream of taking Sitka somewhere else that’s say internationally known for surfing like Hawaii or California? I definitely do feel rooted here. I’ve travelled a lot and you can go to amazing places but whenever you come back here you’re like: ‘Ah, I’m so lucky’. Maybe there are a few things you would change, but there’s not much. Sure, we could move our offices to Southern California but then your offices are with a couple hundred other brands that are in the same industry. Then you just end up becoming vanilla. Staying here, it gives us a sort of uniqueness. What do you love most about Victoria? The accessibility to nature. You really don’t have to go far to feel like you’re all alone. Where I live, it’s maybe a five minute bike ride from here. Once you get over the bridge, you’re following the water on the Galloping Goose trail. You can finish work and be sitting on a dock within ten minutes. If you were somewhere else – it could take a lot longer to feel like you’re at the cabin.

www.sitka.ca www.facebook.com/sitkasurfboards www.twitter.com/SitkaHQ


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t h e g ay mafia Trouble comes in threes— and by trouble we really mean fierce talent. Designer Evan Clayton, stylist Kenneth Wyse, and model Jan Van Vianen are tearing up the town and leaving their mark on Vancouver’s fashion scene.

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“I don’t want to be famous, I want to be infamous” Follow Evan on www.Instagram.com/Evan_Clayton www.Twitter.com/evanclayton


kenneth wyse stylist

“I like to push boundaries, I’ve always ignored the idea of clothing for men and clothing for women. Style is style. Dress for what you look best in, ignore what the label says” Follow Kenneth on www. Instagram.com/kennethbarbie


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“It’s about transformation. About becoming more than ourselves” Follow Jan on www.Instagram.com/janvanv www.Twitter.com/JanvanVianen


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ta s t e m a k e r s clothing Tastemakers clothing was brought to life out of pure dedication. When you witness Trish P. – the creative designer – at work, it’s like watching a love story come to life.

text Ghazal Elhaei Models Rony Walia, Shanti Singh, Teagan MacDougal and Ava Vanderstarren Photos Reema Ismail & Patrick Giang Post-Production Brennan Gademans Hair Diva Hair Salon Make-Up Daniela Butcura Styling and PR Rony Walia Jewelry Isla Found


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Her strength lies in how she perceives the world around her. When faced with detours or barriers, she allows her inner Yoda to come out and approaches every situation with empathy and a critical eye. She has the same approach when it comes to creating her collection. She takes street lifestyle and the energy of the people exuding it, and interprets it into her garments. Her most recent collection is filled with various silhouettes for all body types, with rich and saturated tones blended with high impact prints. Her collection ranges from pieces like jackets and skirts to sharply-cut dresses that strategically evoke empowerment and selfassurance in the wearer. The road to her current position wasn’t a walk in the park. In fact, the past few years have been more of a challenge for Trish; she has been tested to her absolute limits in order to get where she is now. Trish says she didn’t always display the talent that is now obvious in her designs. “I staggered my way through public school, managing to graduate high school by the skin of my teeth. But I loved to design, so nothing else mattered,” she retells. “It wasn’t until I went to fashion school that I finally understood what it meant to work hard for something you loved.”

It is that work ethic that has allowed her to work as a designer for the past ten years and to receive mentorship from outstanding industry professionals. The difference between Trish P. and your run-of-the-mill fashion designer lies in her vision of endowing her wearers with an understanding of self-confidence and pride. “That $40 lip gloss you buy can make your lips shine, but the words that come out of those lips are priceless,” she explains. “The clothing we sell at Tastemakers make you feel like you’re the only girl worth talking about. At the end of the day, the way you feel when you are wearing it has no price tag.” Experiencing her working first-hand is truly a gift. While creating the editorial for our summer issue, her take-charge attitude and high energy on set allowed everyone in the studio to maximize their own levels to an ultimate high. With hip-hop anthems guiding the team, champagne and continuous laughter, Trish was able to bring two dozen people together and have them leave as friends. It’s her “I don’t give a flying funk” outlook that has allowed for Tastemakers Clothing to catapult into hyper mode and create an underlying buzz in the city.

www.tastmakersclothing.com www.facebook.com/TasteMakersByTrishP www.twitter.com/trishapetrovich


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Rule number one: Always start off with clean, manicured nails. File & shape your nails to whatever shape you feel suits you best. Before you start applying the polish, run some nail polish remover on a cotton ball over your nails to get rid of excess polish and oils. This ensures the polish has a clean base.

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Choose the color of the outlines of your leopard spots. It will be very prominent in the design of the nails, so choose a bolder – preferably darker – color than those that you’ve already used. Use the tip of a toothpick, ball point pen or an orange wood stick (used to push back cuticles) to create dots, C and U shapes around your leopard spots.

With summer being the sweatiest of seasons, it can be difficult to maintain your style, so what better way to accessorize this summer then with some fabulous digits?

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to some fierce feline nails.

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Add 1-2 coats of your preferred foundation color. Start from the base of the nail and work your way to the tips, making sure that the nail polish is coated evenly. Allow each coat to dry for 10-15 minutes.

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Wait a good 15-30 minutes before using your top coat in order to prevent smudging the design that you’ve already worked so hard on. The top coat will also make your nails last longer by preventing fading and chipping.

Revlon Nail Varnish in “POSH” www.revlon.ca

Quo by Orly Instant Artist in “Neon Yellow” www.orlybeauty.com

Enjoy!

Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat www.seche.com Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro in “Black Satin” uk.rimmellondon.com


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Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil t oil u n o c Co d for n u o r en a de of u t i has be t l s a mu a h tural a d n n f a o s age realm e h t n terial, i c s a t b fi i t e n ben rties, h its a e t i p o W r . y ngal p u beaut f i t n reat a t d o t n a d l ra be use n antivi a bial c o l r i c i o t m u s anticocon t i ; s t l the n l i e k m l p i l skin a can he s t n e n acne g n i s compo u ial ca bacter ng new i t n e v pre while outs. break

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Here are a few recipes that take advantage of coconut oil’s benefits.

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HAIR MASK Rub 1-2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil (depending on the thickness and length of your hair) into your scalp, working it down to the ends of your hair. Leave the product in for an hour and rinse with shampoo. Try this once a week to maintain healthy shiny hair and to prevent a dry scalp and dandruff.

FRIZZ TAMER Rub a pea-size amount of virgin coconut oil between your hands and work it into your hair. The moisture in the coconut oil will help moisturize hair and prevent frizz.

MOISTURIZER Virgin coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer. The lauric acid in virgin coconut oil works as a great acne fighter, so feel free to use it on your body and your face.

NOT JUST FOR COOKING! Pick up your coconut oil in the cooking section of your local whole food

This is great for all skin types including oily/ combination skin and sensitive skin.

BODY SCRUB Combine 1/3 organic sugar and 2/3 virgin coconut oil to make a mixture that functions as an all-over body scrub. Virgin coconut oil can also be mixed with leftover coffee grounds and used as a scrub to tighten skin and fight cellulite.

FACE MASK Mix the virgin coconut oil with honey to use as a face mask. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Other uses for virgin coconut oil include as a make-up remover – even removing waterproof mascara – as a replacement for shaving cream, or to help with calluses and corns.


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summer is all Laura Mercier Folklore Collection Rich, Earthy and Tribal— Perfect for day to night.

Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Collection

Mu s t Haves : Body Bronzing Makeup:

Gives you an Instant glow with an amazing scent. Safe for face and body

Baked Blush Bronze:

Comes in 5 shades. Perfect as a hint of color on the cheeks or for an all over glow!

Crème eyeliner: 6 fantastic summer colors that glide on with ease and set to a smudge and transfer finish. My personal favorite color is the cobalt—it’s great for any eye color. If you’re looking for a subtler look, try the violet.

Must Haves: Long wear Cream Shadow:

Stays on all day and is humidity and water-resistant. Comes in 9 shades such as Sand Dune and my personal Favorite, Forest No Smudge Mascara:

Humidity resistant, water resistant and smudge proof! Perfect for a warm, sunny day out. Comes in black only. Face and Body Bronzing Duo:

Use each color on its own all over the body and face or blend together to customize your perfect sun kissed glow.


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MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Tropical Taboo Color Collection If you crave a bit of color in your life this summer, this is what you need. Mu s t Haves : Temperature Rising Strobe Cream:

Add this product to your favorite foundation or on its own on the high points of your face for a summer bronze goddess look. Great for face and body. This is a bit different from the original Strobe cream as it has gold/bronze light reflecting particles and the original is a silver base.

Temperature Rising Lipglass: Comes in 4 sexy, sizzling shades. Goes on smooth and shines like no tomorrow! Temperature Rising Blush:

Comes in 2 tantalizing shades. “Ripe for love” is a beautiful satin finish peach and Hot nights is a frosty berry tone. Both are perfect for any skin tone.

Must Haves: Mineralize Eye Shadow:

Comes in 6 new shades like ‘Cha-Cha-Cha’ and ‘Dare to Bare’. They are a sheer and lightweight shadow with the ability to be layered without heavy cover. Perfect for a summer drink on a patio.

Mineralize Rich Lipstick: Comes in 5 new shades such as ‘Lady at Play’ and ‘Midnight Mambo’. Maximum moisture, lightweight and non sticky. Comes in a magnetic package so that it won’t open in your beach bag. How great is that?


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BEAUTY ESSENTIALS n o i t i d e ummer s

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the days

are longer – which means more time at the beach. Most of us are just hitting up the local beaches, but if you’re one of the lucky ones, you might be going on a trip to some exotic coast. Nothing weighs down a light vacation like an over-packed suitcase, so here’s a helpful checklist to help ensure you have all your beauty essentials.

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Skin health and protection are very important, so before hitting the beach, make sure you lather yourself in sunscreen from head to toe. Allow it to sink into your skin for 10-15 minutes before going into the water. Re-apply your sunscreen every couple of hours to prevent burning. If you can, wear a fabulous big hat to prevent damaging your hair and burning your scalp. After the beach, smother aloe vera lotion or gel all over your body to put the moisture back into your skin. It will also soothe sun burned skin and prevent your skin from peeling.


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BareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Powder www.Sephora.com, $35

Kiehls Lip Balm SPF 15 www.Kiehls.ca, $12

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Spray www.Walmart. com, $10.97

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CLOUDS OF ANALOG Text Ghazal Elhaei Photos Alex Ross

It was ultimately the power of a modern age that allowed for Robin Younge and Dan Pennell to form Clouds of Analog. The two met through Facebook, convened at a local coffee shop and the rest is history. Together they built their studio and their friendship.

Let’s Get Together - They cited their shared strength of vision as the reason behind their decision to form a band together. “We both understand that as much as playing music is a blast; having a great sense of business is key,” the duo says. “We both hold this ability.” Read Between the Lines - “Clouds represent movement. Analog represents the natural form of audio,” they explain. “We want to present movement into the natural state of being. Hence Clouds of Analog.” Both Pennel and Younge are extremely driven individuals and hold work ethic as their favourite quality in one another. It’s clear that they’re eagerness influence the community will catapult their success. When looking at the industry today, they see it as the entrepreneur’s advantage and endless opportunity as an exciting challenge.

Easy Access to Success - Their songs touch on hope and love, acceptance and loss. The process usually begins with Younge writing on an acoustic with a general direction in mind, and then continues with the duo collaborating on the development. There is a strong focus on structuring the song both harmoniously and melodically before bringing in others to help complete it. The duo sees technology – and the subsequent ease of accessibility to the audience – as an aid to their success. However, they drive home the point that it is only beneficial for the artists that are willing to do the work. “This actually makes you a much stronger artist. It is easier to build a small business,” they explain. “Work hard and it could be as big as you dream.”


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Inspiration on Repeat

The One Thing That Keeps Them Moving?

Dan: Chris Dave

“Absolute belief and determination in knowing the finish product.”

Robin: Birds of Tokyo

Dream Producer (Dead or Alive) Dan: John Paul Jones Robin: Daniel Lanois

The humility and determination that built Clouds of Analog will turn any unknown listener to a loyal follower: their alter egos could include Astro Boy for Pennell or Superman for Younge; they enjoy hanging “with the ladies, tak[ing] the dogs for walks, or throw[ing] the feet up and watch[ing] something.”

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bear mountain To most of us, major moments like playing SXSW, Sasquatch!, New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival, and touring with the likes of Bloc Party seem like all the making of an “overnight success story.” In reality, however, these breakthrough moments are the result of years of dedication. Such is the story of Ian Bevis, Greg Bevis, Kyle Statham and Kenji Rodriguez.

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I’m sitting in the band’s Gastown studio with guitarist Kyle Statham and lead singer Ian Bevis. The gentlemen ooze such comfort and humility that I feel at home right away. Their studio is complete with an old couch and instruments everywhere. “I just love those records,” Statham points out as I peruse their collection of soul and disco vinyls that are stacked on a wooden shelf. Believe it or not, the first time I listened to their record XO, I had an out-of-body experience; I immediately zoned into a space of solidarity and was overcome with imagery of colour and geometrics. This is the cultivation of emotions that both gentlemen touched on right away when talking about the mastermind behind the band’s visuals, Rodriguez. Statham recalls how Rodrifuez came to them wanting to be a part of the project. “The first show we did he completely improvised and since then we’ve created so much,” he explains. Having met with the gentlemen on different occasions, I’ve watched Rodriguez in his element and his outlook is indeed a technicolor cinematic treasure: the marriage of geometry and nature with light and sound elevates the experience for their audience. “We’re also in the process of developing geometric heads for us to wear,” says Statham, pulling out his phone and showing me a prototype that they had recently worn – with suits, no less. “We still have to work on it but it’s getting there.” There’s no doubt that at any artist’s beginning stages, they must balance day jobs with trekking on the road to their dreams. We started talking about the all too common pragmatic “back-up plan” idea that most creators struggle with.

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Both gentlemen agreed that no matter what, music was where their path would lead too. “No matter what, music is the answer,” insists Statham. “There’s absolutely no question about it.” “It doesn’t matter how long it takes or how much work it is, music is our life,” adds Bevis. He goes on to talk about his time with social media company Hootsuite. The experience was rewarding and he loved being plugged into that world, but he had reached his crossroad and found his path leading straight to music. The group established management and a lawyer, closely followed by a booking agent and the inking of that elusive record deal. Signing on the dotted line isn’t the end-all, however. In fact, the value of an artist and their craft stands a tall order for the group. “It’s important for us to keep things at home. It’s not about how big the label is but also how much they care about their artists and where


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we fit in their roster,” Bevic explains. “It’s important that the label we work with is familiar with our style and can take us to where we need to go, but give us the freedom to experiment with our sound.” The music industry challenges you, crushes your dreams and devours any inkling of hope imaginable. But it also teaches you discipline. That same discipline has brought the four gentlemen of Bear Mountain to thrive and break past any adversary like a visual display of wonder. Their stimulus in creating an atmosphere by activating key senses is what has allowed them to ditch the underdog status, and claim themselves a champion of their craft.

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photography alex ross

Champagne Republic – which consists of lead singer Emily Chambers, guitarist Marty Majerski, keyboardist Philip Laessoe, bassist Eric Lipshultz and drummer Nathan Wylie – was formed in April 2012 but has been building and developing for the last two years. Their name was a toss-up amongst dozens, but after a few months of searching for the perfect alias, they came to their current name because, as Chambers notes, “[they] like making decisions for ourselves and [they] like to drink.”

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Republic’s History

Em: Well it’s pretty rad being a front girl.

Emily: About two years ago, I put an ad on Craigslist looking for a new guitarist as mine was leaving the country. Marty responded and showed up to a gig I was playing at The Backstage Lounge to check out the music. We chatted a bit and I got to hear him play.

Er: I really dig it. There’s a different kind of energy going on both on stage and chemistry-wise with the band.

Marty: Then I didn’t hear from her for a week and suddenly she emails asking me to learn 15 songs for a gig in two days. So I did, and we have been playing together ever since. Eric: I’ve known Marty for about 10 years and we’ve been playing in different bands together over that time. He told me that he hooked up with this singer and their bass player was leaving and they had a gig. Basically in Champagne Republic fashion, I needed to learn 30 songs in a week or so, and for me it’s been magic ever since. Phil: Marty contacted me over a year ago asking if I’d be interested in the project. When I heard the music I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. One1One: Emily, how has the transition from solo artist to band been for you? Em: It has been awesome. Everyone in the band adds so much to the music. My song-writing has grown tenfold because of these guys, and our music is so much more dynamic then what I was writing on my own. Also the guys give me so much support - I think we all do that for each other. It’s not always easier working with a group, but in the end, I think we are better together than a part, as much as we might not admit it. O1O: What’s it like being a female fronted band?

M: It’s a really good dynamic actually. But we lucked out in that we all get along, for the most part. Practice makes perfect M: We all step it up when we need to. If someone is lagging, we call them out on it. Usually we are all pretty good at leaving our shit at the door and working for a few hours. P: I think that we all push each other. We are all usually very pumped by the end of a rehearsal. Er: We’re all pretty good friends and we’ve learned that the best idea wins as long we all agree. We’re a republic, after all! Original vibes P: I think our sound is very different than other bands around Vancouver. We’ve got a lot of soul and I think people like that. Er: Yea, it’s organic. Em: Both our sound and style I think are pretty unique. Secrets to success Er: Meeting as many people as possible! Em: Yes, definitely networking. I also think that being a social media wiz can’t hurt you in today’s music world. M: The more educated you can be on the business side of things, the better. But I think talent speaks for itself.


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Describe yourselves in one word.

Em: I think my favourite gig so far has been opening up for KO at The Biltmore for Van Music Week. The crowd was awesome and we put on a wicked show. We gained a couple rad fans from that gig that come to a lot of our shows now!

Em: Original.

M: That was definitely a highlight show for me as well. Also Langley Canada Day Festival last year was pretty awesome. We are looking forward to playing that again this year. Biggest challenges Er: Trying to get everyone’s schedule to line up. Em: Yeah, scheduling is definitely the hardest part of having a five piece band. Overall, we work really well together; it’s just a matter of getting us all in the same room! Inspirations P: Too many artists to name. Em: We are always sharing music with each other and trying to learn and grow from our musical influences.

O1O: Where do you see Champagne Republic going in the next two months to a year? Em: We are writing tons right now and hitting the studio in the fall to finish up our EP. We have lots of shows to play and hopefully tons of cities to hit! Within the year I’d definitely like to see us playing in the states. We have goals of touring the I5 next summer. M: Definite Canadian and US tour stops within the year. We are looking forward to spreading the word about the band beyond Vancouver. Finding the balance Er: Balance is probably the hardest part of anyone’s music career. Lots of sacrifices are made but when you have a passion in life and are driven, the people in your life are supportive and want you to do well! Em: It is hard. But if you love something you make room for it no matter what. O1O: What’s the one thing that keeps you going? P: The music. Loving the music that we are making. Er: Seeing people dancing and getting into our tunes is the most rewarding feeling of all time. That makes me want to continue no matter what. Em: The band really keeps me going; we all push each other and will continue to push each other because we know we have a good thing here.

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Stephen Scaccia seems like a regular twenty-one year old: he’s an outdoors guy, plays soccer and is starting at Capilano University to study jazz in the fall. Unlike his peers, however, he’s also been dubbed the next Michael Buble. He started performing at the ripe age of 13, singing songs that fall in a melange of pop, blues and jazz. It’s a battle to find your ground when you’ve only started to find yourself. Convincing your parents that music is the right choice is not an easy feat, but when his father came to watch Scaccia’s first gig, he realized his son’s talent and signed him up for lessons at the Royal Oak Conservatory of Music with instructor, Craig Tompkins. Having already started university, Scaccia chose to major in science before deciding that science simply wasn’t his path.

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This act of courage is a consistent stabilizer in Scaccia’s journey. At 16, his vocal instructor noticed that something wasn’t sitting right when it came to Scaccia’s access to his falsetto. Surgery for the polyp on his vocal cords came around Christmas time and consequently, Scaccia wasn’t able to speak for weeks and to sing for months. The challenge forced him to learn how to sing entirely over again. It isn’t the easiest thing to cope with and many tears were shed. However, when Scaccia talks about this experience, his outlook isn’t that of a bitter defeat, but more of a man who had grown in a rewarding lesson. Last summer, over the span of about four weeks, Scaccia had sung the national anthem at a BC Lions game, performed during the half time show, and sang with Michael Buble -- twice. He had been approached by JD Financial to perform at the grand opening of a new branch, and was asked to sing a couple of Buble songs. Turns out, Buble was actually at the branch and Scaccia had the opportunity to catch up with the superstar before hitting the stage. “Next thing I know, Michael comes up on stage halfway through his song and starts singing with me!” exclaims Scaccia. “I had

no idea what to do, so I kept singing.” Buble then went on to invite Scaccia to his most recent Christmas special recording and, in between takes, invited him to come up and sing “Haven’t Met You Yet” for the audience. Not too shabby for a newbie on the scene. “I look mostly for lyrical content. If I’m not feeling what I’m singing, then the audience can’t feel it,” Scaccia says of his song choices. “Even if it’s something I haven’t experienced, it could be something that I want to experience, and that’s really important for me.” He then explains how he’s started facing a new challenge: songwriting. He’s been spending time developing his craft, but also discovering more on himself in the process. There’s always a pressure to deliver. When Scaccia touches on the expectations and the limits, his humility and his ambition to succeed are clear. There are plenty of performances coming up, not to mention that he’s continuing with his songwriting and going to school – only a few items he wants to cross off his list. His determination will get him there and his talent will catalyze the process. It’s only a matter of time. The one thing that keeps him going? His friends, and family and his love of music.

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Ron Pope

Passion Pit

The Las Vegas- based indie rock band’s debut album Night Visions peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart, while their second single, “Radioactive,” powered to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

American singer-songwriter Ron Pope is an extremely passionate artist who truly puts everything he has into his music. Dropping a whopping 10 albums in a matter of five years, Pope is most commonly recognized by the success of his 2005 single, “A Drop in the Ocean.”

This indie-rock band – composed of Michael Angelakos, Xander Singh, Ian Hultquist, Jeff Apruzzese, and Nate Donmoyer – has its roots in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As for their name, the members found it in the Variety Slanguage Dictionary.

Current members Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Wayne Sermon, and Dan Platzon are all scheduled to perform at events like Lollapalooza and Sasquatch! Music Festival. The band even sold out all their North American tour dates on their recent “Night Visions” tour. The group’s 2012 video for “It’s Time” was even nominated for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Constantly touring, Ron Pope’s most recent albums Atlanta and Monster are still huge hits, proving that Ron Pope simply never get old.

The band’s most successful single, “Take a Walk,” peaked at #5 on the US Alternatives Chart in 2012. Their most recent album, Gossamer, also powered to the #4 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Their fun and energizing sound has proven to appeal to a growing fan base since their inception in 2007.


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Passenger

Childish Gambino

As expected, there is always fresh sound coming from the California-based alternative band, which consists of Jessie Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, Zach Abels, Mickey Margott, and Bryan Sammis.

British folk singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg – most commonly known by his stage name “Passenger”— got his big North American break when he joined Ed Sheeran on his 2012 North American tour.

The talented Donald McKinley Glover – known by the stage name Childish Gambino – is one of the most unique rappers out there today. Aside from being a rapper, Glover is also a successful actor, writer, comedian, and producer.

Known for creating meaningful and feel-good songs, Passenger has outdone even himself as of late; his most successful single (“Let Her Go”) has so far topped charts in 16 countries.

Best known for his role as Troy Barnes on NBC’s Community, Glover is also a writer for the show 30 Rock and was even presented with the Rising Comedy Star Award in July 2010 at the Just for Laughs comedy festival.

This time, the up and coming band sets a chill and moody tone to your ears. Starting up in summer of 2011, the band just recently dropped their debut album via Rolling Stone, under the Columbia Records label. Until now, they had independently recorded and released their albums. Their latest hit – the favorite, “Sweater Weather” – peaked at second place on the US Alternative Charts. Whether releasing independently or through a label, this band will never disappoint.

His latest album All The Little Lights dropped in February 2012, Passenger’s schedule has been packed with constant touring and song-writing. Keep your eyes – and ears – open for his July 10 show at the Vogue in Vancouver. Get ready to fall in love with the man that is Passenger.

As for his stage-name, Glover has stated that it came from a name he found on a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. His recent IAMDONALD tour had 23 stops in a short 33 days. Ranging from Vegas to Minneapolis, both of Glover’s New York shows sold out in a matter of a few hours. Expected to be a great hit, Gambino is headlining at this year’s Squamish Valley Festival.

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T he Blessed Unrest Sara Bareilles

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Just before hopping on a tour bus for her acoustic tour of the US, Bareilles released the news that she was making a record via Youtube.

The indie band’s third album is set to release in North America on July 23rd and worldwide on July 29th. The self-titled album is expected to be very personal after frontman Alex Ebert stated that the songs are the “rawest” and “most liberated” material they have released. The band – with its whopping 10 members – joined the Railroad Revival Tour in April 2011, alongside Mumford & Sons and the Old Crow Medicine Show. This is for sure set to be the feelgood album of our summer.

The “Love Song” artist is set to deliver her fourth studio album to anticipating fans in July, just in time to kick off summer. Cowritten by Jack Antonoff from FUN, the first single off the album, “Brave,” was released in April. By mid-May, the entire album’s track list was released and confirmed on iTunes, leaving fans in anticipation of songs such as “Islands” and “I Wanna Be Like Me”.

Right Thou gh ts, Right Wor d s, Right Action F ranz F erdi nand The band’s fourth studio album is set to be released at the end of August, just in time to finish off summer with a bang. After regretting the over-publicity of their first album’s progress, the band has vowed to not release too much information on this album. However, while on tour, the band began to premiere songs that are supposed to be a part of the album, like “Goodbye Lovers & Friends” and “Love Illumination.” Sticking to the edgy and unique sound that they are most familiar with, this album is set to be a wonder.


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In A World Li ke Thi s Backstreet Boys

Ciar a Ciar a

Chris Brown has confirmed that he is changing up his sound with this newest album, which is set to be more mature and soulful.

Backstreet’s back, alright. Don’t lie: you’re still jamming to “Everybody” on a regular basis and itching for some new hits to dance along to. Well, you won’t have to wait much longer as on July 30th, the boys will be releasing their eighth studio album, In a World Like This.

Striking back in action, R&B singer-songwriter Ciara is set to release her fifth full-length studio album in July. Now being released with Epic Records, the album went from One Woman Army to the self-entitled album that is supposedly the most personal album of Ciara’s albums.

Although not much about the album itself has been confirmed, Brown has supposedly talked about working with artists such as Pharrell, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, and Kendrick Lamar. The title has elaborate nuances of meaning for Brown: it is the Roman numeral for 10, which signifies his birthday (the fifth day of the fifth month, hence, 10); and it is his tenth anniversary of being in the music industry. The artist’s sixth studio album is set to debut in July and we are definitely anxiously awaiting its release.

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This will be the first album in six years that will have all five original members back together. The album is a completely focused project, after the five boys – now men – moved into a London flat together and spent all their attention on the album. As part of promoting the album, the group held a lottery for a chance to listen to mixes of the album for anticipating die-hard fans last July. Singles such as “Soldier” and “In Your Arms” are sure to cause you to fan girl like it’s 1997.

Ciara has paired up with artists such as 2 Chainz and collaborated with Rodney Jerkins and Livvi Franc. Nicki Minaj is also featured on the song “I’m Out” in the duo’s second collaboration. The album’s lead single, “Body Party,” debuted on March 12 of this year and landed the eighth spot on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.


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