LOVE AND GUTS ART SHOWS – This years theme is aptly called Carry-On, which corresponds to many Skateboarders vagabond lifestyle and resourceful methods of traveling with their equipment and art. Oakley the Proud Sponsor of ‘ Love and Guts ‘ is boldly expanding this years shows to Wellington, New Zealand as well as Sydney, Australia. This year’s artists are as follows: Steve Caballero, Chad Ford, Christian Hosoi, Wade Burkitt, Sasha Steinhorst, Marty Baptist, Chris Senn, Dean Tirkot, Chris Ortiz, Cameron Ward, John Rintoul, Mike O’Meally, Israel Smith, Simon Morse, David Read, Dust, Chris Jackson, Noah Butche, Sean Aickin, Peap and Pat Ngoho. http://loveandgutsart.com.
BOWL A RAMA RESULTS AND LOVE and GUTS EVENTS – Please find below the links for results and galleries from last weeks Bowl a Rama and Love and Guts events in Wellington and Bondi.
Bondi Bowl a Rama 09
Wellington Bowl a Rama 09
Love and Guts Art show Bondi
Love and Guts Art show Wellington
OAKLEY INDEPENDENT VERT SERIES 2009 – Trawlers Jam at Mt. Hawke, Cornwall, UK on Feb 28. Ambush at the Alley at Adrenaline Alley at Corby, UK on March 29th. Seaside Session at Ramp City Blackpool on May 3rd. Blockless Combat at Creation in Birmingham, UK on June 14th.
2009 BASIC BOWL CONTEST is set for Sat. April 18th in Huntington Beach, CA. Email [email protected] for details.
ANDY DUCK and the Artisan Skateparks crew has skatepark building planned for new skateparks in Durham, NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Ocean Pines, MD. They just finished up a new park in Raleigh, NC featuring a multi-level flow area, street course and a vert bowl with multi level pockets, and oververt. Stay tuned for more. Pictured above is Dave Maxwell’s signature Boneless one. Pictured below is an overview of the masterpiece. www.artisanskateparks.com
SKATE ONE NEWS – Hardcore Bushings – Destructo and Fury trucks each offer a truck with licensed BONES Bushing technology. Who will be next? www.skateone.com.
POWELL NEWS – Rip The Ripper… Powell-Peralta.com now features a video of the Rip The Ripper art show along with lots of engaging content. The Rip The Ripper Art Show was a huge success thanks to everyone involved! Skate One is now offering the remaining pieces to the public. All proceeds go directly to the artists. www.skateone.com.
GRINDLINE SKATEPARKS NEWS – Grindline recently finished 2 skateparks for the city of Oceanside, CA. First is the MLK skatepark located at 4300 Mesa Dr. Next, the Bishop skatepark located at 5306 North River Rd. Also check out the new park in Myrtle Creek, OR complete with full pipes and rocky extensions. www.grindline.com.
CRIPS AND BLOODS: Stacy Peralta has put together an amazing new documentary called ‘Crips and Bloods: Made in America’. Narrated by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. www.cripsandbloodsmovie.com.
BLACK LABEL SKATES NEWS – Check out the Raiding Arizona clip at www.blacklabelskates.com featuring Vince Del Valle, Peter Raffin, Tyler Mumma, Ethan Fitzpatrick and Jimmy the Greek.
RISE ABOVE AND NEVER FORGET – Jan 10-March 21. One-Up Creative Space at Podium/Ross Powers Pro Shop is presenting ‘Rise Above and Never Forget’ featuring the Art and Propaganda of Wounded Knee Skateboards on Saturday, Jan. 10, with an opening reception from 3pm-6pm. ‘One-Up Creative Space is dedicated to showing the work of people who are stepping up and doing what they believe in,’ said One Up director Brandon Smith. Smith said that Wounded Knee skateboards were selected for their radical style and inspiring message to youth. ‘We believe that creativity and community can make a difference in the world,’ Smith said. ‘Pursuing your passion can lead to great things.’ Wounded Knee Skateboards was created to educate skateboarding youth around the country about the true history of Wounded Knee and Native American history and to help Native American at risk youth from drug and alcohol abuse, according to founder Jim Murphy. A major portion of proceeds from purchases from Wounded Knee goes towards this goal. In its brief history, skateboarding has been greeted with skepticism and labeled as an outcast form of youth rebellion. ‘In reality, skateboarding is a great freedom of expression,’ Murphy added. ‘We are not here to solely make skateboards, but to remind our country of those whose land we now reside,’ Murphy said. ‘The more boards, shirts and hats I sell, the more I can give away to the at-risk youth on reservations in need of quality skateboards and clothing they cannot afford.’ ‘One Up Creative Space is proud and excited to host Wounded Knee Skateboards and their art,’ said Nick Pedemonti who co-owns Podium with Ross Powers. ‘Rise Above and Never Forget’ will be on display until March 1. Podium Pro Shop is located at 5081 Main Street in Manchester, Vermont. Please call for more information 802-367-2669.
RHPS NEWS – Get on over to www.royalhawaiianpoolservice.com.
BRYAN’S BRAIN BENEFIT.COM NEWS – Fellow skaters and friends of Bryan Farabegoli give tribute to a very dear friend and buddy. Bryan fell on hard times because of a recent brain cancer diagnosis that hit him and all of us very hard. The entire Kona, AB and North Florida skate community wants to pull together for Bryan and help him with a website, a Deckcrafters Benefit Board, numerous parties at Kona and constant financial help. We are asking you to donate to his cause by by using the PayPal button on the site. Every bit helps and we truly appreciate your support. You can also check out the website and see never before published images from Kona, Cedar Crest, Mayport, Band X Pool and many more…Feel free to drop a note to Bryan to wish him well. From the entire Bryan’s BrainTrust crew, thank you. www.bryansbrainbenefit.org.
DREAMLAND SKATEPARKS – If you were wondering where skatepark design could be going next? Check out the Monster Park Phase 1 at www.dreamlandskateparks.com.
ALL NATIONS SK8 JAM – Apr 25-26, 2009 – All Nations Skate Jam @ Los Altos Skatepark – 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM.
EXTRA MILES HEROES CONTEST – JIM MURPHY HAS BEEN NOMINATED AS A HERO. PLEASE GO AND VOTE FOR HIM AT WWW.LENOXHERO.COM. LENOX and NASCAR‘s Jeff Burton Team Up For Heroes Program – LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, torches, solder and band saw blades, today announces the kick-off of the LENOX Extra Mile Heroes Program. NASCAR driver Jeff Burton and LENOX are conducting a search for users and suppliers of industrial tools who go the extra mile. The winner of the LENOX Extra Mile Heroes Program could receive up to $1 million to split with their charity of choice. In recognition of the LENOX Extra Mile Heroes, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) NASCAR Sprint Cup race has added a lap; making it the LENOX Industrial Tools 301. For the first time in NASCAR history, the length of the Sprint Cup race will be 301 laps to honor the efforts of these heroes. To Vote: Beginning on February 1, 2009, all of the finalists and their stories will be posted to www.lenoxhero.com. Customers will be asked to vote on who they think should be named the ultimate LENOX Extra Mile Hero. The finalist who receives the most votes will not only carry the honor of being the LENOX Extra Mile Hero, but they also win the Grand Prize of $31,000 as well as an additional $31,000 to be donated to their charity of choice. But that’s not all! If Burton wins the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 race scheduled for June 28, 2009, LENOX will increase the grand prize to $1 million for the winner to split with their charity of choice! Complete LENOX Extra Mile Heroes Program details are available at www.lenoxhero.com. The program is open to users and suppliers of industrial tools, 21 and over in the United States and Canada and submission will be accepted February 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009. JIM MURPHY HAS BEEN NOMINATED AS A HERO. PLEASE GO AND VOTE FOR HIM AT WWW.LENOXHERO.COM.
ST. FLATTY’S DAY CONTEST – March 15, 2009 – The contest consists of best tricks over the flat to flat gap at the Cheyenne Skatepark, games of Skate and anything else we can come up with. Please send anything you can for prizes to John Doe Zine at 916 Cottonwood Dr. Cheyenne, WY 82001. For more info go to http://johndoezine2.blogspot.com/2009/01/john-doe-zine-20th-anniversary-contest.html or email [email protected]
PUSH DISTRIBUTION has announced Andrew Pott, Keelan Dadd, and Kareem Campbell are now with recently returned City Stars.
W.S.V.T. – It’s the WSSA/SMA Limited Edition Skateboard Deck. The Washington Street Skatepark Association and Santa Monica Airlines have teamed up to offer you the chance to do your part in supporting community based non-proft skateboard parks and commemorate the 30th anniversary of SMA. The purchase of this hand numbered limited edition deck, will help to pay for improvements and ongoing expenses associated with keeping the Washington Street Skatepark Free and open to the public. Cost per deck is $44.95 plus s/h. Do your part to keep the Washington Street Skatepark open and free. www.washingtonstreetskateboardpark.org.
PHX AM – April 4-5, 2009 presented by Circa in Phoenix , AZ. Alphanumeric will sponsor the Best Trick Contest. www.phxam.com.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – The Public Skatepark Development Guide, the indispensable handbook for public-skatepark advocates, is now available in an updated and improved second edition. First published in 2007 by the Tony Hawk Foundation, Skaters For Public Skateparks, and the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the ultimate guide for community-skatepark advocates was available for free, and supplies quickly disappeared. The new 128-page second edition features updated information and expanded chapters, including skatepark vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and management, plus several supplements and visual aids. Author Peter Whitley revisited the material and compiled updates from dozens of experienced skatepark advocates around the country to make the Public Skatepark Development Guide second edition even more informative and helpful than the original version. At its meeting in December, the Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors voted to fund the printing of the second edition so that this valuable resource could once again be made available to the public for only the cost of shipping. To order the book, visit publicskateparkguide.org. The Tony Hawk Foundation’s Spring 2009 grant season is officially underway, and the grant application can be accessed via the Foundation’s Web site. The deadline for completing Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant applications for the current season is March 2, 2009. Details are available at tonyhawkfoundation.org.
TIM KERR NEWS – Check out this Tim Kerr masterpiece that will be going up on the side of a building in New York City at 11 Prince Street. Kerr just finished this 8 feet by 12 feet tribute to Claudette Colvin that will hang outside a building in lower Manhattan. Kerr’s next art show will be January 24th, 2009 as part of Rich Jacobs Move show at New Image Art in Los Angeles. Tim’s next big trip is to Ireland for the first couple of weeks in Feb where he will be playing clawhammer banjo with the Pine Hill Haints. Art show wise, Tim has art shows coming up April 3rd in Pittsburgh at Zombo Gallery and a group show on April 23rd in Austin, TX at Domy Books featuring Tim Kerr, Rich Jacobs, Cynthia Connolly and Bill Daniel. Kerr will also be doing some t-shirt designs for Altamont, plus a 10′ of music, along with the cover for their spring 2010 catalog. Check out more art and news from Tim Kerr at www.timkerr.net
GAME OF GIRL TOUR – Feb 15, Chino – Active 1pm, Feb 24th, Costa Mesa – Active 5pm, Feb 26th, Temecula – Active – 5pm, March 5th, Chula Vista – Active – 5pm, Mar 12, Long Beach – Active, 5pm, Mar 19th, Rancho – Active – 5pm. A winner takes all head to head matchup on the Girl Bank Ramp. Open to all. Sign ups start at 5pm. Free give aways and great deals in the store.
2009 GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES – 3 Contests — 3 Disciplines — 3 Unique Florida Skateparks. Grind For Life, Inc., founded by Mike Rogers, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps people with cancer, especially those who travel long distances to treatments. Entry Fee: $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt). Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age Divisions: (in the following order) 9 and under skate first. 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, Girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over. 1st Contest ‘Street’— February 28 Jupiter Skatepark (561) 630-5684. 1501 W. Frederick Small Rd Jupiter, FL 33458. Start registration at 10:00 am. Contest starts at 11:00 am. 2nd Contest ‘Bowl’ — April 25. THE GHETTO SKATE FACILITY (352) 807-0902. 37216 Chancey Rd. Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Start registration at 10:00 am. Contest starts at 11:00 am. 3rd Contest ‘Flow Bowl’ — May 23 New Smyrna Beach. (under construction). Start registration at 10:00 am. Contest starts at 11:00 am. Overall Awards — November 14 Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Awards ceremony for the whole series will be held on November 14, 2009 at the 7th Annual Grind For Life Benefit Event from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will feature PRO DEMOS, Live Music, mega RAFFLES, food and drinks, and a Silent Auction with great items and a whole lot more! For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org
ISPO 2009 – February 1-4, 2009 – www.ispo-winter.com.
NIKE SB NEWS – ‘There’s always been something about skating on cars that has fascinated me. Maybe it’s from watching 80’s skate videos when I was a kid. It seemed like there was always a car involved, whether it was Gonz doing a 50-50 on the roof of a car at the Savannah Slamma contest or Lance doing a boneless out of the back of a delivery truck in Future Primitive. The 3rd Volume of the Nike SB Custom Series features SB Amateurs Daryl Angel, Clark Hassler, Justin Brock and Grant Taylor. I came up with a specific car for each guy knowing this would be the perfect group to push the boundaries of skateboarding on cars. Each car reflects not just the different colors and ideas incorporated into their shoes but how they skate as well. The Custom Series has become an important aspect of Nike SB’s history. Not only do the riders get to color and skate in any SB shoe they want, we get the opportunity to take a new approach to skateboard photography. Have a look at Volume 3 of the Nike SB Custom Series.’ -Jon Humphrieshttp://www.nikeskateboarding.com/customseries
NIKE SB Welcomes Matt Beach and Theotis Beasley to the Team. www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding
PREMIUM SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Fresh for 2009, Premium skateboards has launched their new website along with a Promo video : 98% pure skateboarding. The video will be soon available on Podcasts. The video can be watched from the website at www.premiumskateboards.com.
SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS NEWS – New Santa Cruz website! – Now you will be able to check out the latest and the best from Santa Cruz over at www.scskate.com. Be sure to check out the new line up of reissues for 2009. Hand signed Jason Jessee Neptune ‘limited to 1000′. Glow n the dark Slasher. New models from Eman and Nilton Neves. From freebies to skate flicks the new SC site will definitely make you want to get up and go skate.
CONSPIRACY BOARDS NEWS – The new 8.5′ ‘Samurai’ deck with graphic by Italy’s, Malleus, are now available and selling fast. There are only 25 left! There are also some new Sweatshirts and t-shirts. If you ride the Yellow Alien Shots, you might want to get some more. We have very few sets left and won’t be remaking them (at least for now). Conspiracy Skates is planning a a ‘Funtest’ this year in Colorado but instead there is talk of making it a ‘FunTour’, a multiple day road trip in Colorado! Stay tuned for more info! Check out www.Conspiracyboards.com.The new 8.5′ ‘Samurai’ deck with graphic by Italy’s, Malleus, are now available and selling fast. There are only 25 left! There are also some new Sweatshirts and t-shirts. If you ride the Yellow Alien Shots, you might want to get some more. We have very few sets left and won’t be remaking them (at least for now). Conspiracy Skates is planning a a ‘Funtest’ this year in Colorado but instead there is talk of making it a ‘FunTour’, a multiple day road trip in Colorado! Stay tuned for more info! Check out www.Conspiracyboards.com.
TATO FELICIANO SKATE BENEFIT – Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:00pm -1am at Academy Skatepark at 136 Bradley Road in Woodbridge, CT. Email for details [email protected]
GROUNDBREAKING DAY AT THE NEW SKATEPARK IN VENICE, CA. Aaron ‘Fingers’ Murray designed a special t-shirt (pictured below) just for the homeys to wear in memory of Dennis ‘Polar Bear’ Agnew. Joe Shmo gives representing. Word has it that the skatepark will be officially named the Dennis ‘Polar Bear’ Agnew Venice Memorial Skateboard Park. Photos courtesy of Aaron Murray.
SMA is planning a new line of board graphics with artwork by Aaron ‘Fingers’ Murray. Murray has been working on new designs for Jay Adams, Jesse Martinez and the Jackson Bros. – Tim and Kelly. Stay tuned for more at www.smaskateboards.com.
VENICE NEWS – To all the locals that know Ennis Miller from Venice, write letters to Ennis Miller at Ennis Miller, F72277 CTA North Fork Correction Facility 1605 E. Main Street Bldg. E-North, 245 Sayre, OK 73662.
ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Element is proud to be a main sponsor of the most comprehensive book dedicated to the History of Skateboard shoes. Made of Skate, an illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear, tells the tale behind the shoes that carried skateboarding through its colorful history. Made for skate was published by FAUX AMIS EXHIBITIONS – Skateboard museum. Stuttgart in association with GINKO PRESS and is available in skate shops and bookstores. A limited run of 1000 copies of this book with the special Element cover are also available. www.elementskateboards.com.
NATURAL KONCEPTS NEWS – MTV2 filmed a series of short 30/60 second episodes of Skate Life featuring JZ, The NK Crew and friends…. It airs Feb 9 – 16 like every 15/20 minutes..there is a total of 22 different episodes. Check it out! www.mtv.com/videos/misc/340012/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-nyc-skater.jhtml#id=1604615
TRAVEL WELL TEASER VIDEO – Element Europe is proud to release the teaser for ‘Travel Well,’ a full-length video coming Fall 2009. The teaser introduces Madars Apse and Phil Zwijsen and features the rest of the Element Europe team including full parts from Pirkka Pollari and Michael Mackrodt. Watch it now at: http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/travelwell/teaser/ The Element Europe team includes Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen, Michael Mackrodt, Bas Janssen, Evelien Bouilliart, Gauthier Rouger, Guillaume Mocquin, Janne Saario, Jo Lorenz, Lucien Clarke, Pirkka Pollari And Ruben Rodrigues. Visit elementskateboards.com/team/ for more info.
KCDC SKATE SHOP invites you to ‘Gems’ – a 90s Skateboard Collection Show hosted by Jahmal Williams on Saturday March 7, 2009 at KCDC Skateshop located at 90 North 11th St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
BOWL A RAMA RESULTS AND LOVE and GUTS EVENTS – Please find below the links for results and galleries from last weeks Bowl a Rama and Love and Guts events in Wellington and Bondi.
Bondi Bowl a Rama 09
Wellington Bowl a Rama 09
Love and Guts Art show Bondi
Love and Guts Art show Wellington
ELECTRIC NEWS – Electric is proud to announce the TYP1, ‘A classic teardrop aviator that brings back memories of a time when convertibles ruled the world.’ It is officially scheduled to release March 23rd. www.electricvisual.com.
HIGHVALLEY SKATEPARK NEWS – Highvalley Skatepark is going to be built in 2009 and ready to shred for 2010. The Skatepark is going to be the biggest in Europe with about 10.000 qm concrete for all styles of skateboarding plus in connection a 900m longboard and a 650m downhill slope. The Stockholm City has decided to support it with about $ 4,500,000. Stefan Hauser @ PTR Skate has designed the park. More info at www.highvalley.se
VOLCOM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: STONEYOUR.TV – At StoneYour.TV, you, the user, will be able to capture the true Volcom experience in the form of video and audio. It is a one-stop shop to view, share, download, embed and enjoy all Volcom web based videos of the past, present and future. There are a total of 8 channels to choose from: Skate, Snow, Surf, Art, Veeco, Girls, Music and Random. Currently, there are four featured ‘StoneYour.TV Original Programming’ shows. They are: ‘The Volcom House Show’, ‘Magnus Randell’s Inquisition’, ‘Turtleneck’ and ‘Leftovers Again?’. These shows are aimed to entertain and educate you on Volcom and sometimes non-Volcom related topics. Be on the lookout for more to come. So make sure to pass the word, tell a friend and be prepared to exercise your face at StoneYour.TV.
VOLCOM presents Everyone is a Photographer Photo Tee Contest. www.volcomeurope.com/photocontest.
THE FUEL TV Skate Park at The Plex in Columbia South Carolina is looking for sponsors for its next competition, the SPRING RAMPAGE ’09 at THE FUEL TV Skate Park at The Plex. It’s a two day competition in the bowl and in the park with four different skill categories…..Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. This contest will take place on April 3rd and 4rth. Contributions can be anything from shirts, hats, dvds, wrist bands, posters, etc… and stickers. For more info call Dan Martin at The FUEL TV Skate Park at The Plex at 803-447-7720.
BUILDING A MINI MEGA RAMP – These clips are part of a documentry film that Scoff Skateboarding is making. Here’s the blog on the project http://thescoffproject.blogspot.com and a youtube channel also at www.youtube.com/skatescoff.
SHOPLIFTIN- Skate Shops From Across The US To Compete In DVS’ First Video Contest Shopliftin-the company’s first ever shop video contest. Hundreds of shops entered, but only the first hundred to RSVP were made eligible to compete. Entered teams will have exactly five months to film, produce, and edit their submissions which will be judged by DVS riders, filmers, and team managers. The winning shops will be announced on March 1, 2009.
MERK NEWS – Merk is tattooing in Loveland, CO. at a place called Combat Ink. You can check ’em out at www.myspace.com/combat_ink.
VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE – The long-awaited news is that the Venice Skatepark is finally underway after years of work by the Venice locals. The equipment is out on the beach, site has been laid out and fenced off. There will be an official groundbreaking ceremony (with gold shovel) on January 24 at 1pm at the old Venice Pavilion location in Venice Beach, CA. Completion date is mid March 2009. Stay tuned for more updates. Yes!
DEATHWISH TEAM DEMO/SIGNING at COVERT Boardshop Upland-Baldwin Park on Sunday, Feb 8, 2009. COVERT/UPLAND at 785 W FOOTHILL BLVD, UPLAND, CA
FUEL TV Airs SPoT’s Tampa Am – Airing Friday, February 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (in Skate @ 8 Pacific Time), and re-airing five more times through February and March, FUEL TV will showcase SPoT’s Tampa Am. The Tampa Am is the biggest and most prestigious amateur skateboarding contest in the world, launching the pro careers for the likes of Kyle Berard, Cody McEntire, and Ryan Decenzo. Held each year at the world famous Skate Park of Tampa, watch the best amateur skateboarders battle it out. More than 200 skaters attended the contest to skate the new course designed by Team Pain. Watch amazing up-and-comers including Scott Decenzo, Luan de Oliveira, Cody Davis and David Torgerson destroy the course. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv
ANTIGRAVITY SKATEPARK OPENING – 15k sq foot of indoor street love. Grand opening on Feb. 7th. We are located at 371 Chetham Dr. (in a strip mall) right across the street from the Lowes. The Newport News/Williamsburg Airport is right across the street (Jefferson Ave.) It’s about an hour from Richmond, 35min from Norfolk or 3min from the Newport News/Williamsburg International airport… www.skateantigravity.com.
CHEETAH CHROME NEWS – Thursday, February 5th ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK at Don Hills in NYC featuring Cheetah Chrome with The Blackhearts – 11:00, Walter Lure and The Waldos – 10:15, Electric Frankenstein – 9:30, The Bullys – 8:45, The Martinets – 8:00, New York Junk – 7:15, Skinny Bones and the Gonedaddys – 6:30. 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.
UNKNOWN INSTRUCTORS third improvisational punk-jazz album titled ‘Funland’. Out On Smog Veil Records May 12, 2009. Unknown Instructors features Mike Watt (Stooges, Minutemen, fIREHOSE), guest vocalist David Thomas (Pere Ubu, Rocket From The Tombs), Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of), George Hurley (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Raymond Pettibon (renowned American pop artist and creator of Black Flag’s distinctive four bars logo) and wordsmith Dan McGuire. The group’s first album is titled The Way Things Work (2005) and the sophomore album is titled Master’s Voice (2007). Both releases are out on Smog Veil Records. Visit the label online at: http://www.smogveil.com/
ANTI-FLAG + STRAWBERRY BLONDES live at Middelsbrough Empire, Middelsbrough, England. Tuesday, March 3, 2009… ANTI-FLAG + STRAWBERRY BLONDES live at The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent, England. Saturday March 7, 2009. For tickets please go to http://www.seetickets.com.
UNDERGROUND REVOLUTION FEST! FRI, SAT-MAY 22-23, 2009 at The Blender Theater at Gramercy 127 East 23rd Street New York City, NY. Celebrating the Legendary H.C. Punk Reggae Oi!/Skampilation 15 yr Anniversary– Jumping off With the American Hardcore Punk Rock Pioneers of A-7! FRIDAY MAY, 22nd 2009 with MIDNIGHT/ ANTIDOTE -NYHC 1983, 10:45pm REAGAN YOUTH -American Hardcore Anarcho Punk Rock Pioneers, 10:00pm KRAUT w/Doug Holland of Cro-Mags -Age of Quarrel, 9:15pm BLANKS ’77 -the Sprirt of ’77 live’s on. 8:30pm HUB CITY STOMPERS -Featuring: T-Dog Inspecter 7’s Other Great NJ Oi!/Ska PUNK PROJECT, 7:45pm LAST CALL BRAWL -W/ Mike of Sick of it all Crew, 7:00pm U.F.C.-W/ Danny Pukes, Chris and Johnny of the Krays…. SAT MAY 23nd, 2009 features HUMAN RIGHTS -HR of Bad Brains, THE PILFERS -x- Toasters, Bim Skala Bim, The ALLSTONIANS (Boston), RUDER THAN YOU (Philly), INSPECTER 7 (NB NJ), FUNKFACE (NYC), SILVER DOLLAR (NJ).
SKATE ROCK VOL. 1 – DC-Jam Skate Rock Vol 1. featuring 30 bands on a a two disc CD set is scheduled to be released in Mid February, 2009. This DC-Jam Records compilation will feature music by JFA, The Big Boys, Painted Willie, Trusty, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Plan 9, Pezz, Fang, Whatever Dude!, Butt Trumpet, Frontside Five, McRad, Venomous, Neutralboy, Minus-One, Naked Lady Wrestlers, Dwarves, The Heard, The Copyrights, Underdog, Psycho, Wednesday Night Heroes, Fishbone, and The American Werewolves, among others. More information about this release can be found at www.dcjamrecords.com.
JFA NEWS – Legendary skate rock band JFA has recently signed with DC-Jam Records for the release of their latest LP titled ‘To All Our Friends’ which is slated for rollout in early April. This ‘live’ CD will be the bands first since 1985 and their first full length album issued since 1999. Stated JFA frontman Brian Brannon, ‘This is something we’ve been wanting to get out there for a while now so we’re excited to get it going.’ JFA is one of the premiere skate punk bands of all time, leaving an indelible mark on the entire skate rock movement and forging an unbreakable link between hardcore skateboarding and punk rock music. Since the band’s founding in 1981, the members continue to shred pools, pipes and ditches whenever the moment allows. www.dcjamrecords.com.
BURNSIDE BENEFIT featuring Nihilist, Arterial Spray, Tweakin Like Matty and Headless Pez. on Saturday March 7th, 2009 at Hungry Tiger Too at SE 12th and Ash. Portland, OR
CYCLE OF PAIN – Cycle of Pain, brainchild of journeyman bassist John ‘J.D.’ Deservio, has announced an April 21 street date for their upcoming self-titled debut, as well as upcoming tour dates to support the release. The album will be released on Reform Records/Rock Ridge Music. Cycle of Pain will be playing several local shows in February and will open for Black Label Society later this spring. John ‘J.D.’ DeServio’s time spent with Black Label Society has taken him around the world and made him a sought after bassist for clinics from Japan to South America and back. Cycle of Pain also features many guest performances by such credible names as Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy), Ray Luzier (Korn) Brian Tichy (Billy Idol), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Russ-T Cobb, Hugo Ferreira (Tantric), Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), Clip Payne (P-funk), Burton (Fear Factory) and Russell Allen (Symphony X). www.myspace.com/cycleofpain.
NOFX are turning 25 this year! NOFX was formed in L.A. back in 1983 and has released 10 studio full lengths, about 6 EPs, and a metric ton of 7’s. They’ve somehow managed to sell over 6 million records worldwide, which is an unprecedented feat for an independent band. To commemorate their 25 year anniversaey, NOFX will play three special anniversary shows in February in addition to their tour of the West Coast and the Southwest with Smoke or Fire. All four eras of NOFX will be represented at the anniversary shows, both in person and in song, with old members of the band showing up to play some old tunes: The Three Piece Era, 1983 – 1987: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin… The Casillas Era, 1987 – 1988: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Dave Casillas… The Kidwiler Era, 1988 – 1991: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Steve Kidwiler… The El Hefe Era, 1991 – Present: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, El Hefe. Anniversary dates: 2/04/09 San Diego, CA at The House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire . 2/05/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Youth Brigade, Channel 3, Sin 34. 2/15/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Youth Brigade, Turbonegra. http://www.nofx.org.
VINNY STIGMA in-store and record release party featuring Joe Coffee – On February 26th Stigma is playing a small set at Generation Records, at 7pm. Generation Records is located at 210 Thompsom Street in New York. And on Sunday March 1st Stigma and Joe Coffee are playing the Pyramid Club to celebrate the release of their new records. The Pyramid Club is located at 101 Avenue A, New York. Later that night there will be an after party at Three Of Cups with booze, great tunes and a showing of Stigma’s movie ‘New York Blood’. Three Of Cups is located at 83 1st Ave, New York. www.myspace.com/vinnystigma
SXSW March 13-22, 2008 – Austin, TX. www.sxsw.com.
WARBIRD ENTMT NEWS – The Swedish hardcore band ‘Let Me Out’ is currently in the studio and gearing up for their full length debut on Warbird. Warbird Entertainment will be releasing Let Me Out’s debut album on March 24th, 2009. The Swedish hardcore act released the song ‘Disease’ late last year and have posted more tracks at their MySpace page. The band will be on tour in Europe from March 26th – April 4th! www.letmeouthc.net. Warbird Entertainment has signed South Philadelphia, PA hooligan legends ‘Guns On The Run’ to the Warbird family! ‘Guns On The Run’ are gearing up to hit the studio early Spring 2009 and the album is slated for a Summer 2009 release date. Please check out the bands myspace page for up to date news, tour info and to hear tracks off the latest release ‘The Sands Of Time Are Running Low’ released on Battle Hymns Records. www.myspace.com/gunsontherun.
SHAT / SHRIMP / BEDLAM OF CACOPHONY on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 8:00 PM at DiPiazza’s at 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA.
RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS New Album – Underneath the Owl – Out in March on Volcom Entertainment – The sonic assault was recorded and produced by the ‘band ruining Famous Hollywood Producer’ Mudrock. The Gamblers have been singled out by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke as one of the ‘Top 5 Bands at SXSW’ and proclaimed one of the ’25 Greatest Live Bands…’ by SPIN Magazine. They have shared the stage with both new and old punk legends including Against Me!, Rancid, Eagles of Death Metal, Horrorpops, The Rollins Band, X, Joan Jett and Valient Thorr. www.myspace.com/theriverboatgamblers
LAMB OF GOD AND NO FEAR ENERGY TEAM UP FOR WRATH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, AND MUNICIPAL WASTE TO SUPPORT. Fresh off of their west coast run with Metallica and upcoming visits to Finland, UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia, Lamb of God have teamed up with No Fear Energy for the North American tour in support of their fifth studio album ‘Wrath’ which will be released by Epic Records February 24th. The tour commences in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2nd and covers 35 markets in the US and Canada, ending in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina May 15th. Tickets and more information are available at www.livenation.com and www.Nofear.com.
PRETTY IN PUNK – A Tribute to The Runaways and 5th Annual Charity Event on Friday, March 13, 2009 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, California, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund through The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Make A Wish Foundation. Originally created as a one-time fundraising event, Pretty In Punk began as a benefit for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Five years later, the event has grown into an annual charity event, combining President Tish Ciravolo’s mutual love and appreciation of giving back to the community and showcasing women in rock. Emerging in the seventies, The Runways were one of the first all-female rock groups who dared to take the stage at a time when women musicians were few and far between. Members Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, and Jackie Fox not only broke down the doors of the music industry’s ‘Boy’s Club’, but they led the girl rock revolution that inspired an entire generation of female musicians to do the same. In celebration and appreciation of their achievements and music, each slotted Pretty In Punk artist will perform a rendition of their favorite Runaways song. This year’s line-up to include The Bangles, Amy Kuney, Whispertown 2000, Karmina, Paris Carney, President Tish Ciravolo’s band sASSafrASS, featuring a special guest collaboration from legendary Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie, and more. The full lineup will be released in the coming weeks. During this time of economic hardship, all the performers will generously donate their time free of charge in the spirit of charity to yield the highest donation possible for the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund and all the children the fundraiser serves. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 5, 2009, doors open at 8PM, and the show is all ages.For tickets, visit http://theroxyonsunset.com/tickets/
WANDA JACKSON NEWS – Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson has been selected for 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction – Nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced September 22nd, and the nine nominees were: Jeff Beck, Chic, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., the Stooges, War, Bobby Womack, and Wanda Jackson. Ballots were sent out to more than 500 voters, who voted for their choice of artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony. Wanda Jackson will be one of five nominees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4 at the historic Public Hall in Cleveland, with tickets to the ceremony available to the public for the first time. Wanda Jackson is one of the original pioneers of ‘Rockabilly.’ Her raw vocals, brazen melodies, and overall spirit have influenced many musicians over the years; she has helped shape today’s sound of modern music. Her songs have stood the test of time, and Wanda continues to impress a new wave of rockabilly fans with her live shows and stage presence. For more information, visit www.rockhall.com and www.alfred.com.
INDIAN RECORDS – Duane Peters, The Master Of Disaster, is currently in the studio recording the new Duane Peters Gunfight album titled ‘Checkmate’. This album will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed self-titled release from 2005 on Disaster Records. In addition to the new recordings, Peters has formed a new record label called Indian Recordings at www.indianrecordings.com.
MADELOUD is an online community for independent artists and music fans. Its mission is to provide artists with the ability to sell their own merchandise, physical goods, and music under one location via their own personal ‘Store’ while making it easily accessible to the fans. MadeLoud offers one of the highest artist payout rates in the business for all sales (80% for all music downloads, 85% for all physical merchandise sold). www.madeloud.com.
CANNIBAL CORPSE eleventh studio album Evisceration Plague, the highly anticipated follow up to 2006’s KILL has landed on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. With a confirmed spot on this summers Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Slayer, Marilyn Manson, and label mates The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy and Whitechapel, 2009 will definitely be the year of death metal! The mighty Corpse didn’t stop in the US though with Evisceration Plague also decimating charts all over the world proving once again to be the leaders of the Worldwide Death Metal scene. http://www.myspace.com/cannibalcorpse
SEEN OF CHANGE – Portland, Oregon’s Artery gallery is set to open a skateboarding photography exhibit called The Seen of Change, curated by Bryce Kanights. The name of the show Seen of Change refers to the ways in which photography has endured a transition from analog to digital over the years, while showcasing how skateboarding has changed and progressed along with it. Photographers in the show include Grant Brittain, Joe Brook, Jon Humphries, Bryce Kanights and Ryan Flynn. The Seen of Change will open on Friday March 13, 2009 at 6pm for a kick off celebration at Artery, 4114 N. Vancouver Avenue in Portland, with a bar hosted by Red Bull, and complimentary drinks and food served. Ben Krahn will be on the scene with an acoustic performance. Nike SB is a fellow sponsor of the exhibit. The show ends April 30, 2009.
AARON CHANG GALLERY GRAND OPENING and Charity Event – On February 28th, world-renowned photographer, Aaron Chang will hold his gallery grand opening event on the north end of the Solana Beach Cedros Design District. This photography collection is derived from Aaron’s lifetime of traveling the globe while capturing the beauty and wonder of nature. From perfect waves in Tahiti, waterfalls in Bali, beautiful deserts of Southern Africa to San Diego beaches, the viewer will be able to experience these pieces on extremely detailed larger than life prints. Aaron’s photographs can also be printed on recycled aluminum, copper, plastic, wood and glass. Aaron has two collections that are available for viewing and purchasing online at www.aaronchanggallery.com. The Aaron Chang Gallery Grand Opening event will take place at the corner of North Cedros and Cliff Street at 124 East Cliff Street, February 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm in Solana Beach. The public is welcome to attend. To RSVP visit www.aaronchanggallery.com/events.htm. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday 11am to 5pm or by appointment.
THAT WAS NOW, THIS IS THEN – Kelly D. Williams Art Show – Opening reception on March 14, 2009 at DDR Projects Art Gallery located at 3403 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA.
SPARE CHANGE ART SHOW – A group show with Andy Jenkins, Chris Pastras, Russ Pope, Chris Yormick, and Mike Myers on Friday, March 6 at 7:00pm-March 29 at 6:00pm at Hibbleton Gallery at 112 West Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
DUB TACKLE CIRCUS – ‘Giving The World A Reason To Swiv!’ Jam Session from 3-8pm at Swiv Tackle Circus on March 1, 2009. This is a monthly for all the community and friends of Swiv Tackle Circus to come and show your stuff. If you paint, dance, write, do body work, tell fortunes, walk on glass, juggle, hoop and/or shop for any or all of the above, then you need to start making plans to be here at the Swiv Tackle Circus every first Sunday of the Month! Drinks, Shopping, Music, Art Exhibition and Art-Swap every First Sunday Until the End of Time! 530 South Coast HWY, Oceanside, CA. www.swivtacklecircus.com.
THE ART OF REBELLION – Two worlds of rebellion collide when a band of low brow artists including Shepard Fairey display what rebellion means to them with a gallery opening titled The Art of Rebellion. Ten artists will display a custom-painted Harley-Davidson gas tank in the event’s theme – all to celebrate a coming out party for Harley’s latest dark ride, Iron 883…and you’re invited. The event brings together two worlds that understand breaking ground, pushing limits, and self-expression. The gallery of tanks as well as a piece from the artists own collection will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales are going to Art Matters, a charity that supports and encourages the exploration of new ideas and art. If there’s anybody who understands self-expression, it’s Harley-Davidson. Harley supports the efforts of those who break ground creatively and artistically. In fact, Harley knows these ideals so well, that they created a collection of motorcycles called Dark Custom for today’s rebellious generation. Harley’s latest bike, Iron 883, is a raw and elemental bike built for those with a fire that keeps burning. Iron is everything you’d expect in a Harley, but done in a raw, make-it-your-own-thing way with stripped-down price – under 8k. Public opening on February 7. Both events will be in Santa Monica, at the Robert Berman Gallery (2325 Michigan Ave.). Shepard Fairey is designing a limited edition poster for this event and will be signing the first 100 copies. And as if you need one more reason to get your motor running, check out a video of the bike here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=58541154947
SHEPARD FAIREY NEWS – Seems the ‘old school’ museum crowd/graffiti watchers were super pissed beyond belief that the ICA and Boston (even the Mayor) were making such a huge fuss over Shepard’s recent Boston art show opening. Shep even did a piece on Beacon Hill (legally) with a photo op with Mayor Menino. So they (graf watch, pissed off museumers) pulled out an old 2000 charge and set the wolfpack out. Boo.
SK8LAMP ART SHOWS – One of Phillies coolest and oldest skateboarder Victor Perez is having his first show. Also on display are photos by Bryan Lathrop, Paintings by artist AAron P. Upcoming shows Atlanta June 21, and Orlando, Fla Aug 21-23. Sk8lamps Show on Friday April 17th from 6 to 11 and Sat April 18th from 12pm to 8pm at 306 East Girard Ave Phila, Pa. Phone 267-296-5098.
FLO TV, provider of live mobile TV, will broadcast the 2009 Mavericks Surf Contest, enabling surf fans everywhere to experience the biggest waves live on their mobile phones! This historic event represents the world’s first ever live mobile broadcast of a big-wave surfing competition via the mobile platform. Beginning at 9 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, February 4th, the ‘Wave Channel’ will begin Live mobile broadcast that will feature highlights from past Maverick’s competition, History of Mavericks, Profile of Jeff Clark- Mavericks Pioneer and Contest Director. Once the competition has been called for 2009, FLO TV will be airing all the epic big-wave surfing action, live interviews with the surfers, up-to-the-minute heat results and the award ceremony. FLO TV subscribers, via ATandT and Verizon subscribers! The Mavericks contest will take place on 24 hours notice, only when Mother Nature delivers favorable weather and contest worthy swells reaching heights of 25-30 feet, anytime between January 1 and March 31, 2009. When contest director Jeff Clark gives the greenlight, fans can experience ‘the world’s most dangerous wave’ and all the jaw-dropping action from the comfort and convenience of their mobile phones. For more information, please visit, www.flotv.com.
FUEL TV Airs Insane Cinema: Secret Machine on February 16, 2009. The surf movie Secret Machine won ‘Best Cinematography’ at the 2006 Surfer Poll Awards. This award-winning film is an exploration of the inner most thoughts of the best surfers in the world. The most quirky and private dreamscapes of CJ and Damien Hobgood, Taj Burrow, Nathan Webster, Occy, Yadin Nicol and the rest of the Globe surf team are divulged, exposing a surreal world of magic, mystery and science. Make sure to tune into FUEL TV to catch all the action at Insane Cinema: Secret Machine. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
WINGNUT’S COMPLETE SURFING BOOK – Surfing legend and world-class expert Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver guarantees that with the right instruction, he can get get any surfing novice from boogie board to surfboard. Popular professional surfer and featured in such classic surfing films as ‘Endless Summer II,’ ‘Step Into Liquid,’ and ‘Chasing Dora,’ Wingnut knows most surfing teachers will give you the basics of easing into a wave, hopping from crouch to standing position’ But will they offer you the history of surfing, and the anatomy of wave dynamics? The right gear for your level, tips on traveling to the perfect wave, and background on the modern surfboard? In Wingnut’s Complete Surfing (McGraw-Hill Professional, Paperback, May 2009) you’ll get a primer of surfing how-tos from one of the sport’s greatest legends, providing essential pointers for both beginners and intermediate-level surfers of all ages. Filled with hundreds of photos that illustrate the right way to stand, turn, maneuver, and read the shoreline, Wingnut will get you from paddle to first ride to popping up like a pro. Along the way, he’ll give you the crucial low-down on everything from the right accessories to riding the wave, from reading wind and swells to the spiritual aspects of surfing. www.mcgraw-hill.com.
SURFERS HEALING FUNDRAISER – FEB 28, 2009 at the Wrightsville Grille in Wilmington, NC. The restaurant will be donating 10% of food sales from the entire day/night to the local chapter of Surfers Healing. Come grab some lunch and you’ve already helped to support the mission to bring Surfers Healing back to Wrightsville Beach this summer. There will be tons of great raffle items and a silent auction with some great artwork and a custom designed surfboard from SOD Surfboards. If you don’t already know someone affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder, chances are that you soon will. Get out, do something fun, and know that your money and time are going to a very worthy cause. Special thanks to Eastern Skate Supply, Wrightsville Grill, Indo Jax Surf School, SOD Surfboards, WBlivesurf.com, Local Session Mag and Quiksilver. Check out www.myspace.com/surfershealingnc.