'Star quality'. They say you're either born with it or you're not. By that definition Kid Sister must have some of the best genes in show-business right now. Not only do her beats sparkle with the pizazz we would expect from a protege of Kanye West, but off stage she has the charisma to match. Her effortless charm almost disarmed our entire crew when we caught up with her for a chat before her show at Pop Montreal 2011.
LOOKOUT, POP MONTREAL & RED BULL present:
in collaboration with DIRTY GOLD & SJU
KID SISTER - http://facebook.com/kidsister
AZEALIA BANKS - http://myspace.com/azealiabanks
SHAYDAKISS - http://shaydakiss.com
w DIRTY GOLD DJs - http://dirtyxgold.tumblr.com
BILLETS/TICKETS: $12+TX/SV ADV.
MOOG Audio: 3828 Saint-Laurent
Atom Heart: 364-B Sherbrooke E
Off The Hook: 1021a Sainte-Catherine O
Aux 33 Tours: 1379 Mont-Royal E
Phonopolis: 207 Bernard O
Known as Kanye West's Chicago protegé, Kid Sister started MC'ing at electro-duo Flosstradamus' infamous monthly parties back in 2005. Her endlessly quotable lines, flamboyantly party-driven charisma, and pioneering electro-rap sound soon gained her a national profile and spawned legions of imitators. She was signed by Montreal native A-Trak to his Fool’s Gold label and together they released her first single, "Pro Nails," featuring a cameo from Kanye himself. Her first album Ultraviolet featured work from such acclaimed producers as XXXChange, Sinden, and Rusko. The last few years have seen Kid Sister hitting the road relentlessly and perfecting her international blend of hip hop credibility and flamboyant party-rocking.
This young lyricist from Harlem, NYC was discovered by XL Recordings and signed onto their label alongside Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes, Adele and M.I.A. Now prepping her debut album, Azealia is working on fresh ways to craft her own sound and let people see what all the buzz about Miss Banks is about.
DIRTY GOLD DJs
LOOKOUT x POP MONTREAL
WED, SEP 21
22h • ARAABMUZIK + LUNICE + VILIFY + GUILTY
THU, SEP 23
21h • EVENING STANDARD w CFCF, MEMBERSONLY, SEB DIAMOND
23h • DFA DANCE PARTY w KIM ANN FOXMAN + PRINCE LANGUAGE ++
SAT, SEP 25
22h30 • KINGDOM + BOK BOK + NGUZNGUZU ++
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http://lookoutpresents.com/TOKYO THURSDAYS w/ HATCHMATIK + SPENCER ETC
Montreal legend HATCHMATIK returns to the red room for yet another night of insanity ---
+ Spencer Etc. keeping the white room white hot all night.
Drink specials all night+
The best looking crowd in Montreal+
The biggest weekly party 6 years running!
If you don't know, now you know.
$5 cover -or-
FREE guestlist before 11:30 by emailing your name(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the dancefloor!
A common rebuttal by those fatigued and jealous of Montrealer's constant evangelizing on the vibrancy and community of their home is the assertion that the island goes dead during the brutal winter months. If that's truly how the rest of the world sees the city, consider Igloofest Montreal's extended middle finger, an outdoors electronic music fest that shows a joie de vivre in subzero temperatures most cities couldn't manage in perfect conditions. With too many acts to count packed into the fest's three weekends, here's our guide to what's worth seeing.
Thursday, Jan. 13:
Start the fest off easy and pace it right by checking out Rilly Guilty at the Virgin Mobile Igloo at 8.
Saturday, Jan. 15:
Saturday night definitely has the heaviest concentration of Montreal's own sons and daughters and it's probably the night we're most excited about. For a constant stream of Montreal's best artists, start the night at the Main Stage to catch the Night Trackin DJs' 6:30 set, then head over to the Igloo for SHAYdakiss & A-Rock's set at 8, before sprinting back to the Main Stage at 9 for Lunice's epic swagfest.
Thursday, Jan. 20:
Friday, Jan. 21:
One of Igloofest's absolute-can't-miss-shows is Toronto native and Night Slugs warrior Egyptrixx. Do whatever you can to be front and center at his 8:00 Main Stage set.
Saturday, Jan. 22:
The shows at Igloofest don't run too late, but MTL native Hatchmatik's 10:00 Igloo set ought to capture the late night loft aesthetic to a T.
Thursday, Jan. 27:
The safe bet for a great show is to stake out the Main Stage all night for Jordan Dare and the legend Carl Craig. Those more daring, or perhaps desperate for a change of scenery, might take a chance on venturing to Robyn's 10:00 show at Metropolis. Either way, there are no losers at Igloofest.
Friday, Jan. 28:
Let it never be said that fest isn't going out swinging. Once again, stake out the Main Stage all night for climactic sets by Ikonika and MTL's natural born riddim killer, Poirier. Miss any part of the night at your own peril.
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