BandMark friday Blog

Another week here at BandMark and we are working hard to make big things happen. We spent the day on Thursday with Bring Me The Horizon’s Frontman Oli Sykes for his clothing line photo-shoot, and band’s performance at Metropolis. We also kicked it with MuchMusic VJ 2.0 contestant Marc Andrew Smith. You will have to wait until next week though to see all of that. We also welcomed our friends at SkullCandy, Wemoto and PKG to the BandMark family. They will be supplying us with tons of hot product to dish out to all you guys in the contest section, starting with this week’s PKG giveaway!!

We have a lot of big things planned for October from band interviews to Part 1 of Tattoo Sessions @ Saving Grace so stay tuned and keep coming back. And remember you all are important to us, so we wanna hear from you. Make sure to tell us what you think. Ok everyone go play in traffic, have a great weekend!

MTL Concerts

Oct 9/10 Major Lazer @ Metropolis
Oct 13 MIKA @ Salle Winfred Pelltier
Oct 13 Silversun Pickup @ Metropolis
Oct 14 BrokeNCYDE @ Le Studio
Oct 15 The Psychedelic Furs @ L’Oympia

MTL Festivals & Events
Oct 7-13 Black&Blue @ Montreal Convention Center

CD Releases/Staff Picks
Noah and the whale – First day of Spring  – website

Air – Love 2 – website

CD Releases/Top 5 Press Picks
The Flaming Lips ‘Embryonic’
Shakira ‘She Wolf’
The Roots ‘How I Got Over’
Bowling For Soup ‘Sorry For Partyin’
David Archuleta ‘Christmas From The Heart’

Video Of The Week

Wale Ft Lady Gaga – “Chillin”

In an era when critics and rappers themselves jump to declare the death of hip hop, 23 year-old Wale Folarin has been breathing new life into the genre through dazzling wordplay, a fresh sound steeped in DC’s

legendary go-go scene, and boundless on-stage energy. 2006 saw Wale conquer DC, Maryland and Virginia with a slew of original radio hits and electrifying shows that solidified his buzz in the Mid-Atlantic.

Most recently being the Musical guest for the night at the 2009 MTV music awards, Wale is about to drop his debut album called “Attention Deficit”

Local Scenester
Name: Denis Raby
Age: 30
Job: Artist

Last week I hit up Sub V in N.D.G. for the “Expo Des EXPOS”. Designed by Denis Raby of Color Yeah, the exhibit was a showing of memorable Montreal Expos players from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. A year in the making, this project is quite impressive. Hand painted on wood cutouts of the original players baseball cards. If you have time hit up the exhibit I suggest you do so, you have until the end of this month. If you can’t make it out you can see some pix from opening night on the BandMark Flickr

Contest & Giveaways

This week we are giving way a brand new messenger/record bag from PKG. Want it? Send us a picture of your current bag and tell us why you want it to [email protected], best entry wins. We will choose a winner, and announce it next Friday. Good luck!

The Loot Bag of randomness!

Squeeze these!

Help squeezy!!!

What more do I need to say, that the title doesn’t say hahah.

Q. What do you get when you mix David Putty from Seinfeld, and a website devoted to the most amazing, mouth watering, Cheese Burgers one has ever laid eyes on?
A. The Cheese And Burger Society!

Recently brought to my attention by Dave Greenfield, this website made me run right out and and get food. My stomach was growling so loud I woke the cat up. I mean christ one burger looks better than the other, it’s hard to not get hungry. Check out the Cheese And Burger Society asap! Hit me up after if you’re hungry and we can go for a bite to eat hahaha.