(C)OLD MAN JAM – The Second Annual (C)Old Man Jam will be held Saturday, December 6th at Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The rain/snow date will be for the following day, Sunday the 7th. Funhouse and the Owl’s Head Old Man Locals will have a few FREE giveaways, some coffee, donuts and all the frostbitten transition you can ask for. PLEASE NOTE: This event is 11am to 3:30 pm weather permitting. Keep in mind we have no control over the conditions (mental or otherwise), or if NYC Parks and Recreation will even open the gates! If you want to make sure the event is going to happen, we will do our best to keep you posted here. For a personal up to the minute report, call 718-369-6342.
ALVA LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 3 YEARS – Alva invites you to… Come Celebrate Alva Los Angeles 3rd Year Anniversary! Saturday December 13th 2008 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Alva is located at 1086 South Fairfax Ave Los Angeles CA 90019 (Between Olympic and Pico). Music by: Tony Alva. Open Bar provided by: Transphusion. www.alvaskates.com.
ALVA SKATES 2ND ANNUAL TOY DRIVE FOR THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES! The toy drive will start on Saturday Nov. 22, 2008 at 11am at Alva Los Angeles and will end on Saturday Dec. 13th at 7pm. Please help us put a smile on a sick child’s face this season by donating an unwrapped toy to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. In return for your kindness, Alva Los Angeles will give you 10% off your purchase when you drop off a toy at the shop. Please follow these hospital guidelines: 1. Donate only new toys in it’s original packaging (Min. $20 value) 2. Do not gift-wrap toys (Hospital will check each toy for safety) 3. Donate toys that can be used in bed. 4. Donate to kids of all ages (Infants – Teens). ALVA LOS ANGELES is located at 1086 South Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles, CA. Store hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 AM – 7:00PM. www.alvaskates.com.
MARGINAL WAY SKATEPARK FUNDRAISER – The Marginal Way Skatepark has been building for about 4 years now, and the park just keeps getting better. Now they’ve run out of money and it’s time for a fundraiser. December 12th, 13th, and 14th – 3 days of benefit events! Friday, December 12th at 9 pm. Bomb Shelter Skate Shop Presents at The Central Saloon: Bomb Shelter Blast 2008! $5 21+ Music by The Valkyries, Limited Liability Corporation, Geist, and DJ Bobcat. Plus Raffle! Saturday, December 13th at 1pm. Marginal Way Skatepark Presents: Skateboarding, BBQ pig roast, and new shit to skate. Product action and best trick prize. Limited edition and autographed decks from Anti Hero Skateboards! Plus lights for the evening! DJ’s Verse Omega, High Tower, and Lister Higgens. Propane heat, new Marginal Way Skatepark T-shirt, and video screening at sundown. Sunday, December 14th at 1pm. Independent Trucks and Snowboard Connection Presents at King Cobra: Mini Ramp! Independent 30 year anniversary tour video! All ages show then 21+ DJs Sean Cee and Bobcat. Music by the Valkyries and more!www.marginalwayskatepark.org.
ICONOCLASTS – Vans x Estevan Oriol ICONoclast Photo Exhibit Opening on Thursday, December 11 from 7-10 pm at Last Laugh Pop-Up Store at 129 E 6th St. (6th and Los Angeles St.) Los Angeles, CA 90014. Food, beverage and silent auction proceeds will benefit downtown LA’s Midnight Mission located on Skid Row with their Christmas Day Brunch program. Please be prepared to enjoy the evening, give a little and help spread some holiday spirit. ICONoclast Photo Exhibit will run through the end of the year. www.vans.com/iconss
CONGRATULATIONS TO TUMA AND ONA on the birth of their son Taj Uhuru Britton!
AN EVENING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS sponsored by : Santa Monica Airlines, Rip City Skates, Juice Magazine, Propr, Vapor Brothers and O.G. Town on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm. $7.00. Ages 21+. Featuring Horny Toad, Mike Watt and the Second Men, Chotto Ghetto, Roswell Insects plus special guests. There will be give-aways and drink specials all night at the Air Conditioned Supper Club 625 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90265. www.smaskateboards.com.
OLD MAN ARMY REPORT – Old Man Army has just finished up a board for one of the veteran’s division riders, Curt Baker. Check it out www.oldmanarmy.com.
WOODWARD WEST SKATE CAMP – Special guests Corey Duffle, Billy Marks and Christian Hosoi will be at Woodward West Skate Camp winter camp. For more info call the camp office at 661-822-7900 or visit www.woodwardwest.com.
FREZNO – Stories and Process Media present a party for the book Frezno – by Tony Stamous – December 12, 2008, from 7-10pm at Stories 1716 Sunset Blvd. LA, CA. Though it once held the promise of the California dream, inspiring the likes of Steinbeck and Saroyan, Fresno is now the butt of a thousand late-night TV jokes; it consistently comes in next to dead last in surveys of cities with a high quality of life. This central California teenage wasteland is home to lowriders, empty buildings, dope drops, and one of the highest violent-crime rates in the country. It is also the birthplace of photographer Tony Stamolis, who spent six years chronicling his strange hometown. The result: a disturbing, humorous, and poignant insider’s view of a post-suburban American badlands. http://processmediainc.com/titles/art_and_culture/frezno.php
LETTER FROM JOHN NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS – Public bathroom graffiti on tshirts. Some of the designs are funny, some are socially relevant and some are just odd. http://www.letterfromjohn.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Second City and Nike Sportswear Collaborate to Benefit Hollywood Media+Arts. The Second City, legendary comedy theatre company, will present ‘The Best of Second City’, an hour-long sketch comedy revue that will benefit Hollywood Media +Arts. The event is co-sponsored by Nike Sportswear. The Best of Second City’ will be presented one night only The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, a 750 seat theatre located at 1615 Vine Street on Monday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. Scheduled to perform in this show are Larry Joe Campbell (‘According to Jim’), Frank Caeti (MADtv) and Nyima Funk (‘ ‘MTV’s Wild N’ Out’ and ‘Thank God You’re Here) and Rebecca Allen). Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrel, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and many others offers nightly comedy shows, as well as a variety of other programs and services in Chicago and Toronto. In Hollywood, the Second City offers top-notch training in improvisation and sketch comedy writing at its Training Center at 6560 Hollywood Boulevard. Hollywood Media+Arts are a one-of-a-kind arts academy for homeless and foster care young people located in the heart of Hollywood. The Center offers classes in media, music and the commercial arts. Classes emphasize hands-on learning, mentor relationships, teamwork and technical skills. The Hollywood Media+Arts Center hosts a fully equipped recording studio, computer lab and classroom space. Classes are offered at no cost and lead to work-based mentorships, internships, and entry-level work opportunities. Tickets are $40 and are available in advance at www.etix.com. All proceeds benefit Hollywood Media +Arts. For box office information, call: 323/464-8542. For more information about Hollywood Arts, go to www.Hollywood-arts.org.
ELEMENT NEWS – Element and Nyjah Huston have officially parted ways. Element sincerely wishes Nyjah success in all future endeavors and would like to thank him for all the great accomplishments and achievements during his tenure with Element.
SICK BOYS DVD – Mack Dawg Productions to Re-Release Legendary Skate Film ‘Sick Boys’ on DVD – In 1988 Mack Dawg Productions released a skateboarding film called ‘Sick Boys’. Shot entirely on Super 8 film ‘Sick Boys’ documents the early street skating movement in San Francisco along with footage of select demos, skate camps and competitions from those formative times. The film primarily focuses on legends Tommy Guerrero, Mickey Reyes, Bryce Kanights, Mike Archimedes, Natas Kaupas, Julien Stranger, Jim Thiebaud, Ron Allen, and Steve Caballero as well as shots of Christian Hosoi, Tony Magnusson, Eric Dressen, Danny Sargent, and many, many others. Free from outside control or industry support, ‘Sick Boys’ was produced without any sponsors and had a limited distribution of 1,000 VHS copies worldwide. Sick Boys has become a cult classic that truly depicts how fun and care free skating was 20 years ago. From the roots of the whole street movement to classic road trips and excursions ‘Sick Boys’ remains relevant to this day. In order to commemorate this visual history, Mack Dawg Productions is proud to re-release ‘Sick Boys’ for the first time on DVD. Included extras within the re-release are the ‘Sick Boys to Men’ never-before seen interviews with Tommy Guerrero, Mickey Reyes, Bryce Kanights, Mike Archimedes, Natas Kaupas, Julien Stranger, Jim Thiebaud, and Ron Allen. These 2008 interviews provide great insight into the way skating was back then and how being a skater featured in Sick Boys has changed and intertwined their lives. Also included is a collector’s booklet with classic photographic images from Bryce Kanights, Tobin Yelland and Luke Ogden. ‘Sick Boys’ DVDs will be shipping in November of 2008. Don’t miss out on this special re-release because it won’t happen again for another 20 years. For further information, or sales please contact Mack Dawg Productions (530) 550-7662. http://www.mackdawgproductions.com.
ALLI – Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, Launches allisports.com http://www.allisports.com/ New Digital Hub for Alli Properties – Allisports.com will House Dew Tour Properties, Maloof Money Cup, AMA Motocross Championships, King of Wake Series, and the Free Flow Tour – Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, along with co-owners NBC Sports and MTV, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, today launched allisports.com, a new digital hub for the full roster of Alli properties and a leading source of action sports content and news. Allisports.com will provide core action sports enthusiasts and mainstream fans alike with an extensive offering of up-to-date tour and event information for Alli events. This digital hub will feature original competition and lifestyle content, standings and results, videos, photos, news and bios from all Alli properties (Dew Tour http://allisports.com/tours/dew-tour , Winter Dew Tour http://allisports.com/tours/winter-dew-tour , Free Flow Tour http://allisports.com/tours/free-flow-tour , China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, AMA Motocross Championships, and the King of Wake series). In addition, future phases of the site will feature a social networking platform built to bring fans and athletes closer together. Alli is a global business that joins the former Action Sports Tour properties (AST) with Maloof Money Cup, AMA Motocross Championship and King of Wake series to create the most diverse and robust action-sports offering in the world. The Winter Dew Tour is the first property to debut under the Alliance which kicks off on December 18th in Breckenridge, CO. Fans can go to allisports.com for all event related information as well as view up-to-date broadcast schedules for Winter Dew Tour competition and lifestyle coverage on NBC, USA, MTV and MTV 2. The Winter Dew Tour consists of three events across the US: Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, CO Dec. 18-21, 2008 www.allisports.com/events/breckenridge. Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT Jan. 8-11, 2009 www.allisports.com/events/mount-snow. Toyota Champ, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Truckee, CA Feb. 19-22, 2009 www.allisports.com/events/toyota-championship.
SWAP MEET – SKATEBOARD, SURF, BMX and PUNK ROCK ART – Dec 13th from 3pm til dusk. at Garvanza Skatepark – Highland Park – Los Angeles, CA. Buy, sell, trade, food, music, swag.
CRAPPY SKATES – Hot new cheese! Courtesy of Dan Tag and Bernie O’Dowd. Email Tag at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUIKSILVER AND SHREDORDIE.COM PRESENT ‘ALL ’80s ALL DAY VERT CHALLENGE’ WITH TONY HAWK – ShredOrDie.com Releases First Exclusive Webisode Clip – In the loudest and most outrageous fashion, Quiksilver skateboarder Tony Hawk along with 20 of the most iconic vert skateboarders of all-time rolled into Quiksilver Headquarters Saturday, December 6, for a single-day skate challenge presented by Quiksilver and ShredOrDie.com. The ‘All ’80s All Day Vert Challenge’ was Tony’s first competition in more than eight years. ShredOrDie.com filmed the entire event and, starting today, will be issuing new daily clips over the next week. All video can all be embedded into blogs, social networking pages and other online sites. ‘Quiksilver has been sponsoring skaters, throwing cool parties and putting on contests since I was a kid. Our skate team today spans from legends like Tony, Christian and Omar as well as growing young talent like Alex Olsen and Danny Garcia,’ said Reese Forbes, Quiksilver Skate Program Manager. ‘The All ’80s All Day event blended the old and the new and brought it back to what we are all about, remembering a cool era, hanging with friends and going after the prize.’ Dressed head-to-toe in neon brights and rockin’ ’80s skate setups, the 21 skate legends threw down on a monstrous ’80s-inspired Vert Ramp built by bowlmaster and competitor Eddie Reatequi. Skaters competed in three challenges including the Vert Challenge, Big Air Contest and the Signature Trick Jam Session. Cash prizes were awarded to first through 11th place in the Vert Challenge; first place receiving $1980 cash and a custom Gibson Epiphone guitar. Gibson threw in two other exclusive Epiphones for the Big Air winner and the Overall Best ’80s winner. As a muse for all skaters in attendance, the competitors stepped out in pure ’80s inspired style, sporting ’80s tees, flip hats, wigs and boards. With fresh highlights and a wave-like hairdo, Tony Hawk rocked the original shirt he wore back in the classic skate film ‘The Search for Animal Chin.’ Christian Hosoi donned a pair of his infamous spandex shorts and a signature cut-off tee along with jet black long-hair extensions while Andy Macdonald went for the cool comb-over, sporting a hot pink shirt and dropped down suspenders. The crew clearly showed how they led the way for the industry fashion that followed. On the equipment front, all skaters were required to ride on original equipment. Tony showed up with a pink noseless board that he rode in the ’80s. Many of the other skaters came with their own signature boards that have since become collectible museum pieces. Skating the real deal landed Tony first place prize of $1980 and the Gibson guitar (Tony forfeited his cash prize and gave $200 each to the other skaters who did not place). Quiksilver and ShredorDie.com would like to thank event sponsors, Gibson, for the rad ’80s Epiphone guitar trophies, Antics powered by Toyota Matrix for the on-site entertainment, Wahoos and Jones Soda for the food and drinks.
1st Tony Hawk
2nd Andy Macdonald
3rd Bucky Lasek
4th Kevin Staab
5th Jeff Grosso
6th Christian Hosoi
7th Steve Caballero
8th Eric Nash
9th Eddie Reategui
10th Henry Gutierrez
Overall Best ’80s – Christian Hosoi
Big Air Contest – Bucky Lasek
Gnarliest Skater – Jeff Grosso
Dagger Award – Eddie Reategui
Dead Last Award – Adrian Demain
Signature Trick Jam Session
Hawk Award (biggest/best 540) – Henry Gutierrez
Hosoi Award (biggest/best Christ Air) – Bucky Lasek
Micke Alba Award (best judo air) – Adrian Demain
Lester Kasai Award (best Beni-hana) – Tony Hawk
Ray Underhill Award (best Pop Tart) – Cara Beth Burnside
Mike Smith Award (best Smith Grind) – Christian Hosoi
Craig Johnson Award (scariest skater) – Ben Schroeder
For more info visit www.quiksilver.com and www.shredordie.com.
WEEDEATER, BILE NEPHROSIS – Dec 18th at Green Eggs and Jam – 641 W. King St. Boone, NC.
FUNHOUSE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – The new Funhouse Skateboards Series Three Jersey Devil and Beer Slave decks have arrived! Cozy up with the Jersey Devil Old School 8.5′ or chill with the Jersey Devil Popsicle available in widths from 7.5′ to 8.5′. Or, you can find an eggnog bonging partner with the sud-soaked skeletons of the Beer Slave Deck. Comes in popsicle only and is available in adult sizes from 7.75′ to 8.5′. The Funhouse evil elves are also cooking up the NEW Series Three T shirts and they should be in stock soon! Checkout the full line of decks and goodies at WWW.FUNHOUSESKATEBOARDS.COM
GOING ON TOUR? Indieonthemove.com, a great tour resource, has officially launched at www. indieonthemove.com. It’s 100% free and it’s gonna rock your world.
SXSW March 18-22, 2008 – Austin, TX. www.sxsw.com.
DIARY OF A PUNK AT ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series, From Songwriters to Soundmen, Features Mike Hudson Of The Pagans. Mike Hudson, Pagans front man, will read from his recently released biography, Diary of A Punk. Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. This event is open to the public. Please visit rockhall.com for ticket price and additional information. The Pagans formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. The band released eleven albums, eight singles, and appeared on ten compilations. The Blue Album (Smog Veil) is the band’s first release since 2001, when The Pink Album Plus made Rolling Stone’s Alternative Chart. During their career the band performed with acts such as the Dead Boys, Ramones, Pere Ubu, Devo, Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, B-52s, Police, Soul Asylum, Lemonheads and others. A number of Pagans-related items are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s permanent collection. The Hudson biography, Diary of A Punk, is available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Visit the label online at www.smogveil.com.
CHEETAH CHROME NEWS – Legendary Rocket From The Tombs (Smog Veil) and Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah – Enjoy Cheetah now (and then) in this YouTube video titled, Sonic Reducer Lesson By Cheetah Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcY6A_Lt-P4.
HEARPEN.COM – David Thomas’ hearpen.com web only record label marks it’s one year anniversary with free download from the original cast recording of ‘Bring Me the Head of Ubu Roi’. www.hearpen.com.
MUSIC CHINA – International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments and Services on October 13-16, 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China. Music China is acknowledged as Asia’s largest music industry event. Music China 2008 attracted 43,238 visitors from 92 countries. Six halls, covering an exhibition area of 65,000 sqm were filled with 1,106 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions showcasing a broad mix of products include traditional Chinese to western instruments, sheet music and accessories. Several well-known international brand names and industry leaders have indicated their interest in returning to Music China 2009. These include AXL, Roland, Steinway, Warwick and Yamaha. In addition, negotiations are underway to secure a large number of group pavilions. At Music China 2008 there were eight pavilions representing Austria, Britain, Czech, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. During the past three years, the 11th Five Year Plan (2006 – 2010) developed by the government has increased expenditure in science and education. As a result, the China Music Instrument Association believes this is helping to grow the number of young musicians, which in turn is boosting market demand and stimulating consumption of music products. What’s more, Western and Asian music crossover influences are adding to the demand for instruments in the global market. Music China 2009 is organised jointly by the China Music Instrument Association (CMIA), INTEX Shanghai and Messe Frankfurt, runs concurrently with Prolight and Sound Shanghai, an International Exhibition for the Event and Communication Technology, AV-Production and Entertainment industries. For information, see www.musikmesse.com http://www.musikmesse.com/
EPITAPH NEWS – 2009 is going to be a huge year for Epitaph Records with forthcoming releases from Leathermouth http://www.myspace.com/leathermouthlives (1/27), Thursday http://www.myspace.com/thursday (2/17), New Found Glory http://www.myspace.com/newfoundglory (3/10), Vanna http://www.myspace.com/vanna (3/24), Left Alone http://www.myspace.com/leftalonepunx (4/7), Westbound Train http://www.myspace.com/westboundtrain (4/21), The Higher http://www.myspace.com/thehigher (4/21), Aggrolites http://www.myspace.com/theaggrolites, Settle http://www.myspace.com/settle, Converge http://www.myspace.com/converge, Rancid http://www.myspace.com/rancid and many, many exciting announcements and additions. http://www.epitaph.com/
GLEN E. FRIEDMAN Retrospective: Idealist Propaganda – Opening Dec 13th, 2008. Show runs Dec 13-Jan 9th at Subliminal Projects at 1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
ART SHOW – Exit presents ‘Movers and Shakers’ Session 1 on Dec 6th from 6-11pm at 112 South De Lacey Avenue, Pasadena, California 91105. Skaters: Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Craig Stecyk and Chris Cahill. Custom motorcycles: Cycle Art by Earls and Shiny a Kimura. Movie screening of: Choppertown and Bombit. Art work by Harpoon, Caballero, Lance Mountain, Antonio Pelayo, Pat Ngoho and Skeem. Pinstriper: Pacman. www. exitconcerts. com.
STUNTS, STUPIDITY, MUSIC AND SKATEBOARDING… ARTSPROJEKT SIGNS JACKASSWORLD TO STRATEGIC DEAL FOR MERCHANDISE ON-DEMAND – ARTSPROJEKT, www.artsprojekt.com, an interactive and culturally relevant online community for the arts, pop culture and action sports today announced it has signed a strategic relationship with jackassworld, for merchandise on-demand. Through the deal, ARTSPROJEKT will feature a jackassworld merchandise store http://www.zazzle.com/jackass offering an array of products and artwork from jackassworld brands including jackass, Wildboyz, Big Brother and jackassworld, as well as the jackass cast. Through ARTSPROJEKT, the team from jackassworld will offer pre-designed merchandise from ARTSPROJEKT artist on-demand including apparel, skateboards, shoes, hats, stickers, stretched canvas, cards, bags, buttons and more. Fans can choose from a variety of jackassworld designs including images and graphics, artistic collaborations, as well as new, legacy and original art from jackassworld, Wildboyz, Big Brother and its cast members. Die hard fans of jackass and people just looking for great gifts will find all the idiots of jackass represented in products that are sure to alert, offend, and arouse just about anybody. www.artsprojekt.com.
ART SHOW - New Year’s Eve show at the SOl Grill in Newport Beach at the base of Newport Pier next to Sharkeys. This is a late evening show 9pm-1am. This is the ‘unofficial calendar release party’ for the 2009 Surf Odyssey calendar. Call for info or reservations…949 723-4105. A fun way to end 2008 and ring in 2009..Come for a late dinner or drinks and view the original paintings and art from the 2009 Surf Odyssey
Calendar. There will also be a great Jazz trio playing all night. http://www.havassyart.com.
THE FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY JOINT SHOW/ ART EXHIBITION: COLLABORATIVE ART SHOW by: Robb Havassy, Phil Roberts, Bill Ogden, Rick Rietveld, Drew Brophy and Heather Ritts. An evening of music, drinks, friends, and lots of great art by legendary surf artists. December 12th and 13th. 1633 Monrovia, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.(c/s 16th and Monrovia…off Placentia) 6-10PM. Sponsored by ‘LAS OLAS’ Wine by American Vines. www.havassyart.com.
ALL-RIDING WEBSITE: Surf Snow Skate website is now on line. Post your press releases, contest posters and pictures of your new products. Check at www.all-riding.com.