POWER RIDER WHEELS “PLUG IN TUNE OUT” VIDEO PREMIERE AND FUNDRAISER at A&L Sports Bar on Sept 18, 2010. http://www.powerriderwheels.com
TONY ALVA’S 53RD BIRTHDAY PARTY! Sunday September 12, 2010 – 12-8pm. Alva Los Angeles and Exhibit A Gallery invite you to celebrate Tony Alva’s 53rd birthday and the Little Ethiopia 9th Annual Cultural Fest. Pro skaters, skate demos, live bands, live DJs, art, celebrities, food, cake, drinks, new Alva reissues: Posse and Scratch decks giveaways and more… Appearances by Tony Alva, Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks and Off!), Jake Brown, Sean Sheffey, Julian Sheffey, Eric Dressen, Mimi Knoop, Christian Hosoi, Clint Peterson, Lance Mountain, Eddie Reatugui, Mike Vallely, D.H. (of The Dead Kennedys), Dave Duncan… and many more. Live performance by: G.F.P. (featuring Tony Alva) very special guest performances! More bands to be announced! Fairfax ave will be closed for the street festival between Olympic and Whitworth. Alva Los Angeles is located at 1086 South Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019. For more info 323-954-7295. www.exhibitagallery.com. RSVP at exhibitagallery.com. Guests must RSVP to enter Alva Los Angeles’ premises. RSVP attendees will be provided a wristband to gain access to food, drinks and entertainment. All other attendees will only have access to the street festivities.
POWER RIDER WHEELS BLOG – Q’s ride complete with the new issue of Juice Magazine. It’s tourist season in Oregon right now so Q-Man has been doing a good job of cleaning up the park and making a few bucks off their soda cans. Thanks Q. PHOTO: DAVID HUPP http://powerriderwheels.blogspot.com/
L.A. SKATE FILM FESTIVAL INAUGURAL AWARDS SHOW – And the award goes to…. Craig Stecyk III. See more photos here.
MACHOTAILDROP LOS ANGELES SCREENING at The L.A. Skate Film Festival, Independent Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. Steve Olson, Terri Craft, Febrese of L.A.S.F.F.. PHOTOS BY VANESSA DAVEY AND DAN LEVY. See more photos here.
BOOZE, BANDS, BIKES, BROADS AND RODS – Look out San Diego the Shakedown is here. Join our friends at The Shakedown Bar for their grand opening on September 1, 2010. They pretty much nailed it on the invite. Booze. Bands. Bikes. Broads. and Rods. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the skateboards. Come out to 3048 Midway Dr. San Diego, CA if you’re interested in a night of thrashing and bashing. http://theshakedownsd.com/
OLD MAN SK8 JAM – Funhouse Skateboards presents Old Man Jam 5 on September 11, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Owl’s Head Park. Five years running these guys get together and jam and show all those young guns what’s up. Come on out and show some support for the guys who don’t just love it; they live it. While you’re at it check out the Funhouse website. funhouseskateboards.com
BONES X DAGGERS WHEELS – Assess all the specs and you’ll probably agree that these wheels look like they can do some serious work in a skatepark. Wheel Specifications – Diameter: 56mm-58mm, Width: 37mm, Hardness: 84B, Formula: SPF. The Dagger crew includes thrashers like Steve Olson, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Dave Duncan, Eddie Reategui, Bill Danforth, Eric Dressen, Jesse Martinez, Aaron Murray, and Christian Hosoi as well as many other skate masters. You can pick up the wheels online here. Daggers RULE! – http://www.skateone.com/store/detail/s_WSCABDG5603W4/c_311/
EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS – The Embassy Skateboards team came out for a visit to the Venice Park and threw down a serious session.
SKULL SKATES – Duane Peters Guest Model deck – 10 X 32 .5 [16 inch wheelbase] – Duane Peters redefines the word burly every time he steps on a skateboard or a punk rock stage. Duane released two deck models with Skull in the 80s, this 2010 re-release is an almost identical reproduction of the original and is available in jet black or eye gouging day-glo orange. Made in Canada. skullskates.com
BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboardings D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, raffles, BB!, Halloween murals and artwork. Bands include: The Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20-year celebration. Official website is burnsideskatepark.com
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – No concrete, No Cash. Maybe not that extreme but the The Tony Hawk Foundation announced August 5th that skateparks applying for grants with a budget of $50,000 or more must be built out of concrete in order to help create a longer lasting influence of skateboarding around the country. Advances in concrete pouring and skatepark building has decreased the cost of building concrete parks consistently over the last two years and in a considerable amount of instances become less expensive than using steel-framed modular pieces to build a park. If the latter is the desired route of the park hopeful skaters may still apply for grants, however if their budget is under $50,000 they must prove that they’ve had concrete estimates done and that it is out of their price range. While concrete may seem more costly in the short term it is the long term plans that show more cost effectiveness. Maintenance costs for modular parks over a couple years proves to be much more costly than maintaining a concrete park. One would hope that a park would be around forever and to have it close due to a lack of upkeep is a crime. http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org
FALLEDPARKEN SKATEPARK – Nicky Guerrero stoked to see the first wall going up at Falledparken Skatepark in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1988, Falledparken, a large public park in Denmark’s capital has had a skatepark. Originally it featured a vert ramp, an asphalt-surfaced miniramp and a few wooden obstacles. Over the years, Falledparken has been the stage for many, many happenings. Notoriously, for 10 years it was here the infamous Prygl i Parken contests were held between 1989 and 1999. From an informal gathering of app. 50 locals and fans, with a case of Guld Tuborg beers being the first prize, Prygl i Parken became a cultural phenomenon – drawing thousands of skaters and fans from all over Europe. In recent years, Falledparken became the unwanted step-child of the City of Copenhagen. An unmanned, public facility, it became the victim of budget cuts, and the ramps and obstacles fell into disrepair. A more litigious society would surely have seen the City being sued for the frankly dangerous conditions there. One highlight was when Copenhagen’s Rune Glifberg celebrated his 20th anniversary as a skateboarder in 2006. A who’s who of skaters and friends enjoyed the free beers, the bands playing and great weather. As a part of Falledparken’s 100th anniversary, the skatepark finally felt the love in 2008. The City of Copenhagen agreed to renovate Denmark’s oldest skatepark. Originally the budget was inadequate, but thanks to a donation from a captain of industry this was quickly remedied, and now the results are beginning to show; since April this year landscaping, sculpting, draining and a mind-blowing amount of rebar has been done, and on Friday, July 16th the build reached a major milestone with the first wall of the monstrous pool being poured. According to plan, the park should be done in the autumn of 2010. – Photo and story by STEEN KELSA
GET BUSY LIVING – Element Europe launched their new film GET BUSY LIVING in Berlin, Germany. The film has recieved incredible reviews so far from the skateboard community. The film can be seen for FREE in HD on the Element Europe site! http://www.elementeurope.com/getbusyliving/
FOURT33N MINUTES LEFT Presents 3 the Hard Way – A Skate benefit for Sacramento area schools. Fourt33n Minutes Left… is currently planning a series of skate competitions in partnership with The Cordova Recreation and Parks District and Sacramento Parks and Recreation with the proceeds benefitting local sports and music programs. This series will include three separate competitions over six weeks held at The Mather Skate Park (Sept. 18), Power Inn Skate Park (Oct. 2), and B Street Skate Park (Oct. 23) in the Sacramento area. Events will include performances by some of the most talented local bands in northern California who have volunteered their time, a scored skate competition over the three events, and a best individual trick competition at each event. This event is planned to be an ongoing annual fundraiser to give our children the best opportunities possible at a brighter future. For more info contact Katako Brown at 916-307-7689 or Katako@Fourt33nMinutesLeft.com
WOUNDED KNEE SKATEBOARDS – Jim Murphy is keeping it as real as it gets. Wounded Knee never forgets the warriors. Pick up the Sitting Bull tribute board, and respect the real soul of America. woundedkneeskateboards.net
SKATE ALABAMA – Skate Alabama Skateboard Trivia – Welcome to Pat Wachter’s Skate Trivia on SkateAlabama.com! In order to play to game you’ll need to go to the forum and create an account. That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve done that you are in and can play as often as you like. So go sign up and have some fun. And remember, share some history, tell a kid! skatealabama.com
ATHENS SKATE FILM FESTIVAL – October 1st-3rd, 2010, the first international skate film festival in Athens, Greece at BIOS multispace. www.asff.gr
STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING – Street League Skateboarding announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding. Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the worlds biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street League exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League pros will be battling it out for more than $1,000,000 in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. To maximize the talents of these street skateboarding stars, Street League has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience), to the world of skateboarding. The inaugural year of Street League features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas Mack Center on September 25th. The skaters will be competing at each event for the largest prize pool in skateboarding history. IMG Action Sports, the go-to event production company in the industry, is producing and executing Street League in 2010. The worldwide leader in skate park design and construction, California Skateparks, will provide skate plaza construction. Instant Scoring Experience is a partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Street League. For more information go to www.streetleague.com
EPICENTER TWENTY TEN has been announced for Sat, Sept 25 and Sun, Sept 26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It will feature an expanded area including accommodations for overnight festival camping. The initial line-up for this years EPICENTER Twenty Ten musical celebration will include headliners Blink-182, Eminem, KISS, Rise Against, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bush, B.O.B., Bad Religion, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Pacific and many more. The multi-stage event will feature no schedule overlaps, allowing concert-goers to see every set throughout the weekend. EpicenterFestival.com
DEVO are pleased to announce the release of their first full-length in 20 years, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY. www.clubdevo.com
KEITH MORRIS of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag has a new band called OFF! They will play at the FYF Fest on Saturday, September 4 at 7:00pm at Los Angeles State Historic Park. http://www.myspace.com/off
WE WERE FEARED – This film chronicles the rise and fall of The Cuckoos Nest, a famous Socal Punk Rock Club that was not only the birthplace of slam dancing but a key incubator to the surf, skate and extreme sports culture of today. During the late 1970s ‘The Nest, as it was known, played host or was home to almost every influential and soon to be famous punk bands including Black Flag, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, TSOL, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Fear and The Vandals, whose song, The Legend of Pat Brown, chronicles one of the more famous incidents at the The Nest. The saga of the The Nest and its owner Jerry Roach is one of the great untold stories of punk rock, until now. http://vimeo.com/10069009
VISUAL DISORDER ART SHOW – October 1, 2010 at 111 Minna Street Gallery, SF, CA. Artwork by Steve Olson, Tokyo Hiro, Matt Hensley, Chet Childress, Jason Adams, and Jason Jessee. DJ Lars Frederickson. www.losthighway66.com
HOUSE OF STEAM – Super hyped on anyone that gives credit where it’s due. www.thehouseofsteam.com does just that through a blog focused on giving the East Coast Hardcore scene the love it deserves.Jason Oliva, primary contributor to [THOS] is having an art show on September 24, 2010. Should be a good show so check it out if you’re in the NYC area. http://thehouseofsteam.com/
TRANSFER ART SHOW will showcase artwork by Bruno 9li, Jarbas Alves, Billy Argel, Herbert Baglione, Thomas Campbell, Henry Chalfant, Larry Clark, Cynthia Connolly, Alexandre Cruz (aka Sesper), Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Titi Freak, Glen E. Friedman, Os Gemeos, Cezar Gordo, Evan Hecox, Wes Humpston, Jo Jackson, Todd James, Andy Jenkins, Chris Johanson, Spike Jonze, KAWS, Harmony Korine, Weaver Lima, Rodrigo Maizena, Ari Marcopoulos, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, Mike Mills, Alberto Monteiro, Lourenco Muttarelli, MZK, Noh, Nunca, Diego Oliveira, Onesto, Raymond Pettibon, Steve Powers, Craig R. Stecyk III, Terry Richardson, Lauro Roberto, Ed Templeton, Vitche, Romon Yang, Tobin Yelland, Fabio Zimbres at Brazilian Cultural Pavilion, the Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 18 – October 18, 2010. More Info: transferexhibit.com
DAVID YOW, legendary front man for The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid, makes his art exhibition debut with SOLO: the first ever one-man exhibition of paintings, collage and digital drawings by David Yow running Aug. 14 to Sept. 11 at DIY Gallery, 1549 West Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park, Calif. The opening reception for SOLO, with Yow on hand as well as a celebratory evening featuring music and drinks, is Aug. 14 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Open to the public. All ages welcome. Click here for more information regarding Yow Art. http://www.davidyow.net
NO LEASH REQUIRED – A special event to benefit SurfAid International. Opening event for the MSA Classic Surfing Contest presented by the Malibu Surfing Assoc., honoring noted artist/photographer Steven Lippman and his Blue Project. Live Performances by: Brett Dennen, Everest and DJ Jacques. Hosted by: Nia Peeples and Sam George. Date: Thurs 9 Sept 2010. Time: 7 – 10pm. Location: Malibu Family Wines 31740 Mulholland HWY, Malibu. surfaidinternational.org/you-can-help/no-leash-required.html
SURFING – Surfing: Featuring the Historic Surfboards in Bishop Museums Collection celebrates Hawaiis important role in the emergence of surfing as a worldwide sport at Oahus Bishop Museum, and continues through Sept. 6, 2010. The exhibits main attraction? More than 25 antique surfboards – a few of these even used by alii to ride the Pacific swells. The Bishop Museums archives are home to Hawaiis largest collection of historic photos. A selection of these related to the Islands surfing history will be part of the exhibit. A handful of the photos in the exhibit are from Duke Kahanamokus personal collection, which was donated to the museum by his widow. The exhibit will also feature examples of surfboard design and construction over the years – from simple wood planks to modern materials. The Surfing exhibit is housed in the Bishop Museums Castle Memorial Building. The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. bishopmuseum.org