FEBRUARY 2012 NEWS
FLIP DEMO – X-TREME BOARDSHOP Grand Opening 2-11-12 at XB WESTFIELD – 6000 Sepulveda Blvd Suite 2141, Culver City, CA. Meet & Greet Signing with the Flip team including Rowley, Gonzalez, Saari, Mountain, Lopez, Langi, Caples and Meza at 1pm.
VENICE SKATEPARK NEWS – Check out the live newsfeed of the Venice Skatepark in Venice Beach, CA brought to you by Venice Originals and VeniceSkatepark.com. veniceskatepark.com/parkvideo/index2.html
JOIN, OR DIE World Premiere & TOOK and AKERS turn pro for 5BORO. http://5boro.com/
NEW ZEALAND BOWL-A-RAMA IS FEBRUARY 11, 2012 – See the official schedule of events for the 2012 Wellington Bowl-A-Rama in New Zealand. Contest is on Saturday February 11th, but it’s a whole week of parties before and after. Here are just some of the confirmed riders who will battle it out in the famous Waitangi Bowl. http://www.bowlarama.com.au/
PEDRO BARROS and PAT NGOHO take BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for THIRD year in a row. Feb 11, 2012 – Spectators at Waitangi Park today witnessed Pedro Barros (Pros) and Pat Ngoho (Masters) take the title as winners of BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for the third year in a row for both of them, in what event organisers are calling the biggest line up of talent to grace the park since the inception of the event in 2008. A total prize pool of over $20,000 had both local and international riders pulling out the big moves, on the 2nd stop of the officially sanctioned World Cup Skateboarding (WCS) event. “I’ve had to judge a few events in my time, this one was definitely one of the most difficult,” states Sasha Steinhorst Head Judge from WCS. “Not many people doubt that Pedro is the King of Concrete and he showed us why, he casually toyed with the pool and he rifled off the big level tricks that gave him his 3rd straight Wellington win.” He Comments. Steinhorst was also taken a back with the talent of new comer to the BOWL-A-RAMA™ series, Kevin Kowalski. “To the delight of the crowds and every concrete skateboarder we witnessed the absolute genius of Kevin Kowalski, he deservedly earned a first place spot into the final and in the final he unleashed a barage of little seen or never seen tricks. Finesse, style and spontaneous trick selection kept the crowd begging for more.“
“We are stoked to have been able to bring BOWL-A-RAMA™ back to Wellington. The skate culture here is only growing and we hope to be an instrumental part of that for many years to come,” comments Chad Ford, professional skateboarder and Founding Partner of Frontside Events. “Pat Ngoho showcases skateboarding in its most refined form and because of that he deservedly won his third BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington Masters title in a row. There are very few skaters in the world that understand the best skating is a mixture of form and function and when you see that live you become a fan for life.” Competition day, February 11, wraps up the week of official festivities that BOWL-A-RAMA™ brings to Wellington including music & art shows, but both crowds and competitors are anticipating it’s return next year. “BOWL-A-RAMA™ is one of my favourite times of the year… I’m always ready for it to roll around.” Mike Bancroft, professional local skateboarder.
The stands are packed away for another year in Wellington, as riders get ready to take on BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, February 25, 2012.
JUICE MAGAZINE HAS SOME NEW TRUCKER HATS IN STOCK NOW – The Stealth and White Lightning mesh hats are a big hit. Check out the Stealth and White Lightning, Pools, Pipes, and Punk Rock trucker hat designs, Juice Keep Skateboarding A Crime hats and Juice Ace of Spades hats. Get yours at http://www.juicemagazine.com/Juice_store.html Subscribe to Juice Magazine at juicemagazine.com/Juice_store.html. Thank you for reading.
JUICE MAGAZINE – BUILD X DESTROY T-SHIRTS – NEW IN STORE – We have new Juice t-shirts out now featuring a new Build & Destroy graphic for the bros and builders! Get yours now at http://www.juicemagazine.com/Juice_store.html
EMBASSY SKATES has added Mark Partain, Dave Reul and Wrex Cook to the posse. http://www.embassyskateboards.com/web/
BONES WHEELS welcomes Chris Haslam to the team. They also posted a Mo’Mondays with Ryan Reyes and some fresh footy of Chad Bartie at Bishop Skatepark. Find more information at: http://www.bones.com/blog/
SALBA’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH – FEB 4, 2012 featuring Powerflex 5 and special guests at Happy’s at 12570 Central Ave, Chino, CA. Skate all day, jam all night….
BENEFIT SHOW FOR MARGINAL WAY – There’s a benefit show going down tomorrow February 9th at Marginal Way Skatepark to replace some stolen tools and keep the building going. Cruise out an hear music from Colonix, Same-Sex Dictator, Don Peyote and Frustration. Over $2000 worth of prizzy up for grabs! Don’t miss out. http://www.facebook.com/events/288994307815531/
KC/DC BLOW OUT & SKATE JAM – KCDC is having their last bash at North 11th Street in Brooklyn, NY. Must be 21 and over to get in to the party. Skate Games will be going on and the drinks are on PBR! KCDC SKATESHOP 90 NORTH 11TH STREET, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NEW YORK.
CAMTEST – Feb 25 – Camtest @ The Pink Motel
BOARD RETAILERS ASSOCIATION + S.L.A.T.E during the MAGIC tradeshow in LAS VEGAS – Aside from S.L.A.T.E. serving as MAGIC’s order-writing home for all things action sports at the show, several bonus features will amp up the energy in February 2012 with a broad selection of new and returning boardsport brands and adrenaline-fueled onsite events, seminars, concerts, competitions and a new blogger lounge curated by lifestyle and fashion journalists, Marcus Troy. Kicking off the opening night of S.L.A.T.E. on Monday, February 13 at House of Blues, is a special concert from Ms. Lauryn Hill, performing music from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” By invitation only for S.L.A.T.E exhibitors and retailers. Curated by lifestyle and fashion journalist Marcus Troy, S.L.A.T.E. will feature a new blogger lounge, where the hottest streetwear bloggers from around the world will showcase their sites (i.e. Highsnobiety.com, Antennamag.com, Nicekick.com, Freshnessmag.com and KarmaloppTV.com). SUPERHEAT will present Aces High Mini Ramp Jam on the show floor, hosted by Ryan Clements from Skate Park of Tampa. Riders scheduled to attend include Mike Vallely, Ben Hatchell, John Rattray, Chad Bartie, Kyle Berard, Anthony Schultz, David Loy, and more. Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday Feb 14 from 2pm-4pm. MALOOF LONG OLLIE CHALLENGE– 15 pro and upstart amateur skaters including current and former long ollie record holders will compete to shatter the existing long ollie world record, Monday, Feb 13 4pm-6pm. S.L.A.T.E. will also offer a compelling new educational series in partnership with Board Retailers Association. For up-to-date event and seminar descriptions, locations and times, please visit www.magiconline.com/seminars.
SMOG VEIL RECORDS – Smog Veil Records has a catalog full of sick releases from the end of 2011 all for reasonable fees. Pick up in cd or vinyl from these guys and keep the tradition alive. Find more information at: http://smogveil.com/
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce U.S. Headlining Tour. Following a short batch of dates with Clutch in December, Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are pleased to announce a U.S. headlining tour this March. Set to commence on March 1 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the trek will hit 15 cities including two performances at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in Austin. The band will be joined by Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm Of Light.
FENDER GUITARS announced the Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang. Also announced at the Namm Show was the Duane Peters Signature Acoustic already modified by the Master of Disaster himself. Find more information at: http://fender.com/
JAIL GUITAR DOORS is working on more rallies and support programs for inmates across the nation. Find more information at: http://jailguitardoors.org/
THE SHRINE KICK OFF WEST COAST TO SXSW TOUR – West Coast Tour Kickoff to SXSW w/ Lecherous Gaze, Green and Wood, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet, and Big Sexy. DJ Sam Velde and skate/art film video projections by Sixstair.com
WHERE: BIPat 650 N. Hoover St. at Melrose. 8 pm $8 All Ages
KXLU 88.9 FM and City Of Devils present THE SHRINE 11 pm
LECHEROUS GAZE from Oakland 1015 pm
GREEN AND WOOD 930 pm
THE CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET 845 pm
BIG SEXY – 8 pm
DJ Sam Velde (The Power of The Riff/Night Horse)
*SixStair.com will be blasting their epic skate/art films on the walls
*Resurrection Records will have a table of punk/garage/metal records for sale
*Free show posters to the first 50 ppl
* THE SHRINE limited tour edition gatefold cassette tape release from Eliminator/Resurrection Feb 25th
Ojai Deer Lodge w/ Lecherous Gaze
Pioneer – Santa Cruz, CA
w/ Lecherous Gaze, Rohan, The Bad Light
hangin out at Casa Zimbabwae in Berkeley
The Star Theatre – Portland, OR
w/ Burning Leather
The Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
w/ Mystery Ship
Mad Hatters – Vancouver, BC
w/ Black Wizard, Needs
The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
Old School Pizza – Olympia, WA
w/ Dead Head
The Hemlock – SF, CA
w/ Lecherous Gaze, Buffalo Tooth
SLO Brew – San Luis Obisbo
w/ Howlin Rain
Uptown – Oakland, CA
w/ Hot Lunch, Lecherous Gaze
Harlows – Sacramento, CA
w/ Howlin Rain, The Soft White Sixties
St. James Infirmary – Reno, NV
w/ Howlin Rain
Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
w/ Howlin Rain
Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
w/ Howlin Rain
Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
Thrasher Magazine Party w/ Cro Mags, Natur, more
Swan Dive – Austin, TX
Tee Pee Records Showcase