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The Darcys

The Darcys

The Darcys are a local Toronto band that creates melodic slow grooves. They released their first album, Endless Water, in 2007 and recently returned from their cross Canada tour where they were promoting their new 7″ inch, The House Built Around Your Voice, which you can download here.

 

 

Summerworks Theatre Festival

Summerworks Theatre Festival

Summerworks is Toronto’s indie theatre and arts festival and is now in its 20th year. We’ve picked two of the best plays of the 42 featured in this year’s programming: Theory, which questions how to remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous, and is showing August 5-15 at the Lower Ossington Theatre, and All of Him, an interactive, [...]

Bad Day Magazine

Bad Day Magazine

Bad Day Magazine brings together big hitters (this issue features Julie Doiron, Michael Snow and Ariel Pink; Jason Schwartzman is a big fan and past cover boy) with up-and-coming artists (such as previous LNB guest Tibi Tibi Neuspiel) from all cultural disciplines, both Canadian and international. Eva Michon, Jackie Linton and Colin Bergh work together [...]

Sammy Rawal

Sammy Rawal

Sammy is the youngest director on Revolver Film’s roster, and is making waves with his photography, graphic design, and music videos. Most recently, he directed the beautiful video for The New Pornographers’ Crash Years, and is also well-loved for his involvement as co-producer and resident DJ of Yes Yes Y’all. View Sammy’s work on his website.

 

 

Juliana Neufeld

Juliana Neufeld

Juliana Neufeld is an illustrator, mixed media artist and painter, whose artwork graces editorials, skateboards, and record covers, as well as gallery walls. She recently illustrated a beautiful little collection of short stories by Vivek Shraya called God Loves Hair, and is the first Canadian advocate for Element Skateboards. Keep updated on what Juliana is up [...]

Episode 11

Episode 11

Episode 11 is heaven, featuring a host of inspiring young artists who have turned their passion into careers. Music video director Sammy Rawal and illustrator Juliana Neufeld are collaborators and BFFs who share the story of how they managed to get the coolest jobs ever. The creators of the beautifully designed and written Bad Day Magazine [...]

Episode 10

Episode 10

We filmed this episode in the middle of a monsoon at 52 McCaul, but even the lacklustre weather could not stop it from being a great show. We spoke to members of The Africa Trilogy as well as photographer Adam Krawesky, and spoke to Montreal artist Nader Hasan in various alleys around the city. Amidst a flurry of [...]

Episode 9

Episode 9

We laughed, we cried, we bodysurfed, and we felt hungry. A wide range of emotions were experienced this episode, which was hosted by our friends at Xpace Cultural Centre and features the Brooklyn-based punk-as-performance-art band Japanther, incredible artist and all around interesting guy Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, comedy troupe The Sketchersons, and Guelph-based multimedia group Polydactyl Hearts Collective.

Japanther
For their show at [...]

Nader Hasan

Nader Hasan

Nader finds the value in the discarded, be that broken toys, scraps of metal, or roadkill. He takes his artistic direction from what he is confronted by, for example, he learned how to taxidermy animals after finding dead critters while scavenging, and was then faced with the decision of what to do with his beloved [...]

Heartbeat Hotel

Heartbeat Hotel

Heartbeat Hotel
Heartbeat Hotel have experimental tendencies but are ultimately driven by a poppy, melodic sound. Listen to their debut album Fetus Dreams and check out theirMyspace for upcoming tour dates.

 

 

Adam Krawesky

Adam Krawesky

Adam Krawesky
Adam does people-watching better than the rest of us, cleverly snapping candid photographs that look artfully staged. His photos are touching, human portraits that cause the viewer to think about the story behind the person who a moment ago was just another face on the street. Adam also helped install Kate McGrann’s “I Miss [...]

The Africa Trilogy

The Africa Trilogy

The Africa Trilogy
Dyeni Waboso and Weyni Mengesha, from The Africa Trilogy, a trio of plays premiering at this year’s Luminato Festival, talk to us about breaking down the misconceptions that Africans and Westerners have about each others’ cultures, and about how these misconceptions have shaped the modern world. Get tickets to the show, which runs from [...]

Artist Segment – Polydactyl Hearts Collective

Artist Segment – Polydactyl Hearts Collective

Polydactyl Hearts Collective
Featured in Episode 9
This Guelph-based multimedia collective is comprised of a six-piece orchestra playing haunting instrumental scores, and a guy with a Playstation controller who conducts the sequence of projected paintings, which, along with the lyrics, direct the narrative. The music and the art keep pace with each other and tell the story of [...]

Whippersnapper Show – Japanther

Whippersnapper Show – Japanther

Japanther
Featured in Episode 9
For their show at Whippersnapper on March 11, for which they cancelled their scheduled CMW gig, Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly played inside a cardboard fort, which lasted all of 45 seconds before it was crashed into and destroyed by the sweaty horde of thrashing fans. Their new album, Rock ‘n’ Roll Ice Cream, [...]

Artist Segment – The Sketchersons

Artist Segment – The Sketchersons

The Sketchersons
Featured in Episode 9
This fourteen piece (at present) comedy troupe won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Sketch Troupe in 2007, and is nominated each year. Each member is an active on the scene comedian, working in stand up, on the stage, and in television. They are opening their own theatre this spring, so [...]

Artist Segment – Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

Artist Segment – Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel
Featured in Episode 9
Finding a likeness of the Virgin Mary on your grilled cheese is fine and all, but it’s getting a little stale. Tibi Tibi Neuspiel is bringing something new to the table with his “Assassination Sandwiches,” which are portraits of famous people on beeswax toast, archival in concept and form, and [...]

Artist Segment – Devon Ostrom and the Beautiful City Alliance

Artist Segment – Devon Ostrom and the Beautiful City Alliance

Devon Ostrom
Featured in Episode 8 + Episode 4
Devon is a Toronto based curator and artist whose craft work and organizing skills are the driving force behind many of the projects that we are currently excited about in Toronto. Some of his efforts include the Manifesto Festival, H.Y.P.E at the AGO, which featured [...]

Full Musical Set – Hooded Fang

Full Musical Set – Hooded Fang

Hooded Fang
Featured in Episode 8
The Hooded Fang gang stole their name from a children’s book, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, they also stole our hearts with their wistful, morose lyrics set against playful, adorable pop beats. Sigh. Check their website for tour dates and songs, and purchase their EP here:

 

 

Artist Segment – One Reed Theatre

Artist Segment – One Reed Theatre

One Reed Theatre
Featured in Episode 8
“Little Iliad is a conversation between two people, two old friends – one a writer, one a soldier – who together attempt an unlikely re-telling of a lost Homeric tale. The play is about real war and mythical war – how both shape us, and how both can be [...]

Artist Segment – Rob Hawke

Artist Segment – Rob Hawke

Rob Hawke
Featured in Episode 8
Gemini award-nominated actor and comedian Rob Hawke has performed his one man show “Norm Vs. Cancer”, which is based on his personal experience of surviving thyroid cancer, to international acclaim. Rob is also working on a collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care with the  University Health Network [...]

Artist Segment – Heidi Ackerman

Artist Segment – Heidi Ackerman

Heidi Ackerman
Featured in Episode 8
Heidi Ackerman’s two loves are design and the environment, and her daring, avant-garde fashion designs make sustainable look sexy. Her designs are regularly featured in high end fashion editorials, such as Zink Magazine, and she will be showcasing her latest collection at Toronto Alternative Fashion Week on April 23rd. You [...]

Episode 8

Episode 8

We’ve got a little something for everybody in this episode, with a jam packed guestlist featuring comedian and cancer survivor Rob Hawke, Toronto fashion darling Heidi Ackerman, and local theatre company One Reed Theatre. We also checked in with Devon Ostrom regarding the Beautiful City Alliance’s campaign to tax billboards, and had our socks rocked off [...]

Full Musical Set – Everything All the Time

Full Musical Set – Everything All the Time

Everything All the Time
Featured in Episode 7
LIVE AT SHOW AND TELL GALLERY

Headed by the booming soulful voice of beautiful Alanna Stuart,this 6 piece synth-pop outfit inspires some serious 80’s nostalgia, with an original mix of electronic dance beats and indie rock. The Band includes Alanna Stuart, Joseph Shabason, Mary Cobham, Jer Little, Kieran [...]

Artist Segment – Nirvana the Band the Show

Artist Segment – Nirvana the Band the Show

Nirvana the Band the Show
Featured in Episode 7
Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol are the stars and creators of the independent online comedy series Nirvana the Band the Show. The show follows Matt and Jay as they hilariously try to pursue a show at the Rivoli in Toronto. They just released their complete 1st [...]

Artist Segment – Team Macho

Artist Segment – Team Macho

Team Macho
Featured in Episode 7
The five man illustration and fine arts collective Team Macho have spent the better part of the last decade banging out witty, often ironic, and highly imaginative artworks for galleries and publications in Canada and abroad. The Team is comprised of Chris Buchan, Jacob Whibley, Lauchie Reid, Nick Aoki and Stephen [...]

Artist Segment – Everything All the Time

Artist Segment – Everything All the Time

Everything All the Time
Featured in Episode 7
LIVE AT SHOW AND TELL GALLERY

Headed by the booming soulful voice of beautiful Alanna Stuart,this 6 piece synth-pop outfit inspires some serious 80’s nostalgia, with an original mix of electronic dance beats and indie rock. The Band includes Alanna Stuart, Joseph Shabason, Mary Cobham, Jer Little, Kieran [...]

Artist Segment – Show & Tell Gallery (Simon Cole + Tessar Lo)

Artist Segment – Show & Tell Gallery (Simon Cole + Tessar Lo)

Show & Tell Gallery
Featured in Episode 7
Simon Cole established Show & Tell Gallery in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2008 as a vessel for marginalized and often disregarded artists to showcase their work. Offering a comfortable environment for collectors both new and established to discover new artistic talents, Show & Tell Gallery introduces an [...]

Episode 7

Episode 7

Our seventh episode was hosted by the lovely folks at Show & Tell Gallery. Lucky members of the packed audience enjoyed hilarious interviews with Jay and Matt of the sensational online comedy series Nirvana the Band the Show as well as with the five man art collective Team Macho. To top the evening off, Everything [...]

Full Music Set – Evening Hymns

Full Music Set – Evening Hymns

Evening Hymns
Featured in Episode 6
Watch his rooftop performance
Evening Hymns is the project of Jonas Bonetta, a musician/artist/lawyer who grew up in the countryside not too far from Orono, Ontario, but currently calls Toronto home. In 2007 he released the album Farewell to Harmony under his own name and the Let’s All Get Happy Together EP under the Evening Hymns moniker. His newest [...]

Artist Segment – Amanda Nedham

Artist Segment – Amanda Nedham

Amanda Nedham
Featured in Episode 6
Amanda Nedham has a degree in printmaking from OCAD. She creates large scale intricate drawings around sometimes dark subject matter; her most recent exhibition at LE Gallery in Toronto featured intricately drawn torture machines and mummies. Amanda acts as both an artist and anthropologist, guiding the viewer through detailed artistic work that explores [...]

Artist Segment – Megan Bradley/Galerie Push

Artist Segment – Megan Bradley/Galerie Push

Megan Bradley
Featured in Episode 6
Megan Bradley is the director and founder of Galerie PUSH. As an emerging gallerist in the city of Montreal, Megan focuses on promoting new contemporary art from primarily emerging artists working in various mediums. Seeking to push the market in Montreal and Canada, Megan pulls from her previous experience as a coordinator for [...]

Artist Segment – Alistair Newton

Artist Segment – Alistair Newton

Alistair Newton
Featured in Episode 6
Watch his full interview
Alistair Newton is a playwright and director originally from Victoria, BC. He relocated to Toronto after graduating from the University of Victoria. He also founded and runs his own theater company called Ecce Homo. One of his most recent works premiered at Summerworks this past August, entitled The Ecstasy of Mother [...]

Artist Segment – Evening Hymns

Artist Segment – Evening Hymns

Evening Hymns
Featured in Episode 6
Watch his full live set
Evening Hymns is the project of Jonas Bonetta, a musician/artist/lawyer who grew up in the countryside not too far from Orono, Ontario, but currently calls Toronto home. In 2007 he released the album Farewell to Harmony under his own name and the Let’s All Get Happy Together EP under the Evening Hymns moniker. His [...]

Artist Segment – Laurie Kang

Artist Segment – Laurie Kang

Laurie Kang
Featured in Episode 6
Watch her full interview
Laurie Kang is a recent graduate from Concordia University with a BFA in Photography. She currently lives and works out of Toronto. Her photographic work explores the construction and staging of environments, changing the ordinary into the fantastic. She has previously exhibited her work in both Montreal and Toronto.

 

 

Episode 6

Episode 6

A new decade is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to check out Late Night in the Bedroom’s newest showcase of homegrown talent. Filmed in front of a live audience in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown, the show features five creative gems you will not want to miss. This episode starts on [...]

Episode 5

Episode 5

Things got freaky in the Bedroom for Late Night’s special Halloween edition, which featured urban explorer Sean Galbraith, who took us on a tour of the Pork Factory as well as joining us for a live interview, Nik Dudokovic, who spoke about his newest exhibition The Secret Museum of Mankind, and Ken Farrell of local [...]

Episode 4

Episode 4

Late Night in the Bedroom is comin’ atcha straight from the grimy streets of Toronto for the city’s annual all night art extravaganza, Nuit Blanche. Careful to avoid the splatters of vomit garnishing the sidewalk, and the drunk teenagers from whose bellies more impending vomit was stewing, we got up close and personal with Shawna [...]

Full Music Set – Tim Moxam

Full Music Set – Tim Moxam

Tim Moxam
With his supermodel looks and dulcet tones, Toronto based musician Tim Moxam has been breaking hearts across the provinces both solo and with his band Hey Bear, Whoa Bear. After listening to his deeply personal lyrics, listeners are left wanting to know more about the soulful singer, but for now will have to satisfy [...]

Episode 3

Episode 3

This very special edition of Late Night in the Bedroom was filmed off-site at the Manifesto Gallery at 52 McCaul Street. The interviews and musical performance took place in an installation put together by artists Joshua Barndt, Piotr Adas and Adrian DiLena. Piot Adas speaks about the installation as well as his own practice. Graffiti [...]

Full Music Set – Whale Tooth

Full Music Set – Whale Tooth

Whale Tooth
Featured in Episode 2
Local band Whale Tooth, with members Elise LeGrow (vocals), Norman Maschke (guitar/vocals), Alex Denike (guitar/vocals), Michael McCreary (bass/vocals) and Sep Noroozi (drums), have been taking the city by storm with their unique brand of hyper-energetic indie pop. With powerful vocals and tight, fast-paced sets, the energy the band emits is infectious, and [...]

Episode 2

Episode 2

Late Night in the Bedroom, Toronto’s freshest arts and culture talk show, is back!  Profiled in our second episode, shot on September 7th in front of an even larger and more enthusiastic live audience than before, are a diverse range of artists and performers. The show’s live guests included Toronto based performance artist Zeesy Powers, and [...]

Episode 1

Episode 1

On August 26th, Late Night in the Bedroom, Toronto’s brand-spanking new arts and culture talk show premiered in front of a live audience with a wildly exciting lineup of guests. The show’s guests included the extremely prolific hip-hop photographer Che Kothari, who talked about his work as well as Toronto’s Manifesto Festival, which he helped [...]

Full Music Set – Boys Who Say No

Full Music Set – Boys Who Say No

Boys Who Say No
 Featured in Episode 1
Not just pretty faces, the indie-pop quartet Boys Who Say No – featuring the gifted Toronto natives Luke Correia-Damude (vocals/guitar/banjo), Frank Cox-O’Connell (drums/banjo), David Stein (bass), and Mike Lobel (synths/ukelele/percussion) – also provide their audience with a hefty dose of talent. Famous for their magnetic stage presence and contagious melodies, [...]

You are now watching: Artist Segment – Devon Ostrom and the Beautiful City Alliance

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Featured in Episode 8 + Episode 4

Devon is a Toronto based curator and artist whose craft work and organizing skills are the driving force behind many of the projects that we are currently excited about in Toronto. Some of his efforts include the Manifesto Festival, H.Y.P.E at the AGO, which featured emerging graffiti artists, and the Beautiful City Billboard Fee (BCBF) campaign. Visit Devon’s personal website to find out more and support the Beautiful City campaign online.

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