Top 10 Locals of 2010

Honorable Mention : Dean Mack (father of hello saskatoon's, Ryan Mack) - One of my favorite 'shop rats' at Momentum Marketplace, he is funny as hell and he always has something to say. After working with both of his sons over the last year and a bit, I have got to know this guy pretty well. The picture above is worth a thousand words.

#10 Dreaming Of Electric Sheep - Local band with a unique sound. I have known most of the guys for over 4 years now, super rad guys. They are all really talented musicians, and have been in all of my favorite local bands. When I heard about them uniting ... I knew that it would be amazing. Check them out: here.

#9 Heist Aesthetics - A group of high-school kids with a passion for fashion. We collaborated earlier in 2010 on a couple of t-shirts. Originally they started off designing and performing there own unique cut & sew. Connor Hengen is the brains behind the operation, taking control behind the needle and performing the majority of the prints. I remember when he came into the shop wearing an ill windbreaker, I asked him where he bought it, he replied humbly "I made it". I hope to see some big things in 2011 from them.

#8 Sask Asian - I have been a fan for about 9 years now. The Vietnamese Spring Rolls are to die for. Located on 2nd Ave. Go find out for yourself.

#7 Never Not Gully - Over the last couple of years it has had a couple of name and layout changes, but has never changed his direction. JJ is the most talented writer I know, I hope to see big things in the future for him.

#6 1 Take Photography - Local Photographer on the come-up! I think Jeremy has been taking photos for as long as I have known him? (4 ish years?) Anyways... 1Take Photography took off in 2010, and he killed it. Can't wait to see what's next. 

#5 Geoff Warrington - Local Photographer still holding it down! I have known Geoff for approximately 9 months now, but I have known his work for a lot longer. He has shot some of Saskatoon's best skate photos, and he kills it in other categories too. I had the opportunity to work with him in the Summer of 2010 for the Mo Market Skate Team photos. Super talented,  and funny as hell. Maybe we will work together soon? #NDK X #WBW X ListenUp. X Geoff Warrington Photography ?

#4 Scratch - Great food, people and music! The modern and vibrant atmosphere/decor, invites you to sit down with some peers on a slower night and enjoy some of the favorite's from the menu. Resident DJ's are some of best in the city, spinning just about everything (avoiding the mainstream pop music). Scratch brings in some bigger DJ's too, from The Freshest to Mat the Alien. If you are ever thinking about where to go out in Saskatoon, look no further... Scratch is your spot.

#3 Single Second/The Other Guy - Local Streetwear Company, who killed it in 2010! Derek and Trevor (brothers) put out there first few styles in Halloween 08. Influenced by skateboarding and independent music. The brand voices there own personal beliefs, opinions and interests. Designing each piece with its own story, and personality.

 They have come along way since when I first met them (2 years ago). In 2010, they released the Fall/Winter line, and received a great response. Teamed up with artists and fans to produce limited edition t-shirts. Trevor started up The Other Guy in Summer 2010 showcasing his artistic talents, producing limited t-shirts and custom Munny's. I can say Single Second/The Other Guy helped influence ListenUp. If you are interested in picking up any Single Second/The Other Guy merchandise, check out the website or Momentum Marketplace in Saskatoon. Stay tuned for Single Second in 2011, I recently met up with them and all I can say is ... you will be impressed!

#2 FROMTHEFEETUP.CA - Stay current with updates of music, videos, events happening around Saskatoon, and new product at Momentum/Momentum Marketplace/Outtabounds. With a large team of writers (JJ, L.A.W., Ryan, Stacy, Jeremy, Asif, Vaughan, and myself), the content is relevant and versatile. Check out the website, if you haven't already done so. 

#1 Momentum/Momentum Marketplace/Outtabounds - They have you covered in every category; Streetwear, Footwear, Jackets, Skateboarding, Snowboarding and Biking. Carrying all sorts of brands; from WeSC to HUF to Nixon (too name a few). Within the 3 shops they have access to all Nike products (6.0 (outtabounds), SB (Marketplace), Jordan and NSW (8th). Helpful staff, good atmosphere. Easy to find products. If you are in Saskatoon, go check out all 3 locations

Words by Brennan
Logos/Arrangement by Brennan

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