CONTRAMAG, online magazine and blog, wrapped up 2008 alongside teamsofierce and launched their second issue at Rolly’s Garage.
Projected images of their second issue, a Razmatazz light machine, boogie down sounds, techtonic dances and the presence of model, Stacey McKenzie, among many other Toronto socialites, set the scene for the chill vibin’ party.
Be sure to check out CONTRAMAG. The magazine aesthetic and blog content are nothing short of fly-ay-ay…. and their Tees, more than ‘rock-able’.
Better than a mere garage sale and reminiscent of all-nighter market places in Asia, the first Rolly’s Garage Night Market was a good vibin’, community event that tickled the hearts of many.
Toronto artists and vendors of sorts set up shop.
Goods of all kinds, ranging from jewellry, to sneakers, to portraits drawn by an 8 year old and warm fuzzies, were up for grabs.
Hot drinks – with the option to be spiked – were served to keep everyone warm and feeling oh-so-nice.
Smooth sounds were provided by Liane Aliermo, Alexander The, Samantha Jade, Andreena Mill & Romeo Candido… all incredibly talented performers that make one proud of what is coming out of Toronto.
To get involved in the next Ossington Night Market, email : firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re always looking for new performers to feature and new vendors to sell.
Tables are $40
Styrofoam Ones - Toronto band with a sound that’s undefinable but sure to make you lose it on the dancefloor - drew hundreds of Toronto’s coolest personalities to the garage, who were nothing but ready to get down on the ground.
Pink Dead Whale, Stop Die Resuscitate & DJ Vaneska also entertained the happy crowd that included proper representation by MTV & Sony and beyond.
This summer of 2009 will hopefully see the release of their full length album. Regardless, watch out for Styrofoam Ones… they’ve been killing it, and are about to kill it some more.
Rolly’s presents it’s first official art party and it’s a disaster! SORRY MOM!
We’re turning everything upside down. REALLY!
So come through to support your local art scene and…….. DANCE!
Tiffany Naval Jr.
Pearl and Nemo
7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.
10:00p.m – 2:00 a.m.
Boogie down beats GUARANTEED
$2 drinks until 10:00 P.M
$4 drinks after
The gallery hours during the week are 3-8pm. Come visit!
Nuit Blanch 2008 was the start of something great at Rolly’s Garage.
Toronto Graffiti artists – Yoke, Recka, Tease & Dasta – christened the walls.
Ben Fresh (Vancouver), DJ Brake, DJ Barbi, & 84.85 graced the stage.
Party goers of all legal ages got sweaty on the dance floor.
The night was supposed to end with a surprise performance by Times Neue Roman & Styrofoam Ones, who were playing out of the back of a U-Haul at various places around the city. They were going to slowly back in and roll open their doors, as the Rolly’s Garage doors would open to reveal the surprise. It would have been epic.
But then instead, the night ended with a visit from a million cops on bikes and in cruisers.
It was done.
But the legend had already begun.
For more photos visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rollysgarage/sets/72157616544312690/
WordPress will so graciously host the Rolly’s Garage website until someone helps me out with creating an independent one (ahem).
Check back to see documentation of past events and promotion for future ones.
Or come visit the garage and we can entertain each other with clever banter and funny faces.