JUNE 2005 NEWS

TEAM PAIN NEWS - Team Pain just finished building Cocoa Beach Skatepark. The city contracted a 12,000 sq ft park it ended up at 13,500 sq ft. Bowls, pool coping, Cradle, Street course. Team Pain style. The grand opening will be in about two weeks. Here are some pictures of the park. Photos: Team Pain

CALL TO ARMS – – SKATECOLORADO RAMP RIP
From: ‘Bruce Adams’ – [email protected]
That’s right folks, right after I signed the lease for one more year, and we gave the ramp Facelift # 5 and a fresh coat of paint, Boulder County has decided to shut us down. The ‘skatepark, lights, trash pile, vehicles, parties and ‘skate-meets’ as they call them, all must stop by July 6th or I get large fines that compile daily until I comply. ‘Happy Birthday America’…in the land where McDonalds has a skateboard as their logo, where Tony Hawk is more popular than Micheal Jordan….

SKATECOLORADO RAMP The dumpster arrived today for all the trash, I need a lot of help, so all you maggots that never paid a red cent to help out with this project over the last 5 years, should pay your dues to the ‘SkateGods’ and help out. The second dumpster for the ramp arrives July 8th for the rest of the structure. So while everyone’s out celebrating July 4th, my vacation plans have been cancelled, I’ll be here, wearing Black…. tearing down one of the best places to ever skate in Colorado. If you would like to participate, please feel free to call me at 720-276-2474 or email me. We only have until the 6th of July to skate legally so come and get your licks and pics. We need chainsaws, sawzaws, muscle, bandaids, alotta BEER, chics, food, and whatever else it takes to tear down a ramp the size of the house! There will be a HUGE party, art show, photogallery, dvd premier, WAKE, and a coffin… after it’s all said and done, perhaps at the Darkhorse again. Art, photography, stories, poems, etc will be displayed…. From: ‘Bruce Adams’ Email [email protected]

NH SKATEPARK NEWS – Here are a few shots of ECRDs latest creation. Fat Matt’s – Recycled corners from the Red Bull race a few years back. Features include 3′ molded bull nose/ tile/ over vert corner/ luv seat/ 5′ vert ‘tombstone’. If you’re in New Hampshire, check it out. Open brew policy! For more go to www.eastcoastramp.com.

FUNDRAISER FOR NEW SKATEPARK – Skatepark of Baltimore Foundation will host a banked slalom and bowl jam at Landsdowne Sk8park on Sept. 3, 2005. The Skatepark of Baltimore is a non-profit organization made up of local skaters, community activists and public officals all dedicated to bringing a world class skatepark to Baltimore City, MD. We want our park to be free for all riders, open 24 hours a day, and have no pad requirements. The city of Baltimore spent $250.000 2 years ago and ended up with 10,000 sq. foot park with a broom finish, backwards layout, lumpy transitions and noping. We will not allow this to happen again. To donate or get involved go to www.Skateparkofbaltimore.com or send donations or product for the fundraisers to Skatepark of Baltimore Foundation c/o Chris Renner 2933 Carrollton Rd. Finksburg, Maryland 21048. Email – [email protected]

June 18 – CALISKATZ 1ST ANNUAL HELLA HELLA NORCAL SHOW SKATEBOARD CONTEST at Ripon Skatepark – 12PM-6PM – 1st Place $1000.00 – 2nd Place $250.00 Plus Product – 3rd Place A Bunch of Product. The contest is open. You can enter the contest the day of the event. If you are under 18 Years old please bring your parent with you. You can call us at 510-656-2204 and get your name on the list. You may also download the contest waiver, fill it out and make sure you send a check or money order for $10.00 made payable to: CALISKATZ C/O CONTEST REGISTRATION 46691 MISSION BLVD FREMONT, CA 94539 – Demo: 12:00PM – 1:00PM. All contestants will receive a free gift from Caliskatz just for entering. Thanks to: I-Path Shoes, Independent Trucks, Spitfire Wheels, Santa Cruz Skateboards, NHS.Inc, Satori Movement, Anti-Hero Skateboards, Real Skateboards, DLXSF.COM, Dekline Shoes, Thrasher Magazine, Slap Magazine, Juice Magazine, Transworld Magazine, The Skateboard Mag, Skatedaily.net, Dwindle Distribution, Osiris Shoes, Streightball Clothing, Kaotic Skateboards, Speedballz Bearings and Stiff Rodz Hardware. Log on to www.caliskatz.com.

SKATE CONTEST – Hubba Free Sunday – July 10th @ 1pm… Presented By 4star and Val Surf… 5K On The Line at Val Surf Valencia – 25950 The Old Road Valencia, CA, 91381 Ph – 661 222 7288. CONTEST IS BY INVITATION ONLY. Invite List: Eric Koston, Daewon Song, Ronnie Creager, Brandon Biebel, Rob Welsh, PJ Ladd, Joey Brezinski, Chris Roberts, Marc Johnson, Chico Brenes, Kenny Anderson, Jeron Wilson, Stevie Williams, Devine Calloway, Brian Anderson, Justin Eldridge, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Ricardo Carvalho, Javier Nunez, Darrell Stanton, Jereme Rogers, Ryan Gallant, Evan Hernandez, Shiloh Greathouse, Chris Cole, Mark Appleyard, Torey Pudwill, Mike York, Justin Schulte, Weston Correa, Mike Carroll, Mike Taylor, Van Wastell, Daniel Castillo. For more go to crailtap.com or valsurf.com.

BOOM BOOM HUCK JAM TOUR – The vert crew has been practicing for the upcoming 2005 Boom Boom Huck Jam tour including Tony Hawk, Lincoln Ueda, Rune Glifberg, Kevin Staab and Serge Ventura.. http://www.boomboomhuckjam.com/tourdates.html

SKATE TV – Mike Vallely has joined sportskool, the first and only sports instruction video on demand network. On July 5, sportskool launches all-new original skateboard instruction, produced on location at San Diego’s Memorial Skate Park. sportskool delivers in-depth expert instruction, coaching and guidance for a wide range of sports and fitness activities. For more go to www.sportskool.com.

FLORIDA SKATEPARK NEWS – FROM GRIND FOR LIFE – MIKE ROGERS – Here is a pict from Kona’s new redone pool and the Atlantic Beach Skatepark. The new Kona pool is super smooth. All the locals are lovin it. Buck Smith and Todd Johnson, Tim Johnson and the Grind for Life crew and Tim Pain crew broke it in on Saturday afternoon for Jay Adams who was in town for all the fun. They finished it the night before. For details email [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Globalclub Pepsi Max SK8Jam in partnership with Belfast City Council… The Lord Mayor, Councillor Wallace Browne, will officially launch the Sk8Jam with Cool FM DJ Sonya Mac and members of the Globalclub’s Pepsi Max SK8Jam Team. He will also be presented with his very own board. The Globalclub Pepsi Max Sk8Jam is Belfast’s major annual Skateboarding Championships presented by the City Council. The event will encapsulate the positive atmosphere of skateboarding and show a true picture of its influence on youth culture within the Province. Globalclub are hoping that this event will give skaters a platform where their voice can be heard and their talent recognised. The event will run from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July at Belfast’s Ozone Complex, Ormeau Road. For further information, and to facilitate media arrangements, please visit www.BelfastCity.gov.uk

2005 MID-ATLANTIC SKATEBOARD SERIES- This years event will be held at 4 different locations. There will be 9 bowl classes and a single, all ages/genders, street contest to be held in the middle of each contest day. Entry fee: $20 per event (plus skatepark admission if applicable) Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Competitors must complete skatepark registration forms and liability waivers for each individual skatepark before they will be allowed to compete. Series will use jam session format. Overall winners will be determined following the final contest at St.Marys MD August 27th. Free T-shirts to the first 100 competitors at each event! Tom ‘Wally’ Inouye of Inouye’s Pool Service (IPS), working with Ledo Pizza, Windells Skate Camp and Stonefly Designs has provided 400 T-shirts for the series! Come out, skate with your friends, win stuff, have fun and help raise funds for Surfrider Foundation!
CONTEST DATES
July 30, Frederick MD
August 6, Charles County MD
August 20, Arlington VA
August 27, St. Mary’s County MD
For more go to www.ledopizzaskateboardseries.com/

BONES N BOARDS – We were digging a little pool (4′ deep) at Bruce Adams SkateColorado compound and dug up a dog! www.eastcoastramp.com. Photo: Merk

DAMN AM WINNER – Dylan Rieder Wins Damn Am 2005 at Minneapolis… Check www.DamnAm.com for contest details.

VANS NEWS – With his 6th innovative Signature Model, Geoff Rowley perfects the lightweight skate shoe by making it more durable in the all-new XL3. The Extralite midsole, combined with Vans ‘waffle’ grip, allows you to IMAGINE THE IMPOSSIBLE. On skate.vans.com you can see a more detailed view of the XL3 with our 360 viewer as well use our dealer locator to find a local store carrying the XL3’s. For more go to www.skate.vans.com.

SKATE CONTEST – July 9 – 316 Skatepark Skate Contest Series 2 at X-Games Skatepark – Franklin Mills Mall, Philadelphia, PA. 9am Registration. 10am contest begins. Entry fee $20. For details go to www.three16.com.

OSIRIS DEMO – Saturday June 25th the Osiris team will be at the Cowtown in Chandler, AX. They will be signing autographs, giving out product, posters, stickers, etc…. from 4 to 5pm. there will be a demo to follow at 5:30pm / location, Tempe park. Cowtown 3016 N. Dobson Rd. Chandler AZ. 85224 – ph – 480.214.0133

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – World Industries has officially signed Pat Duffy!! Pat’s legendary style of skating will be an asset and noble addition to the World team! Be on the lookout for the new World Industries video ‘Camouflaged Suits’, coming soon! For more go to: www.worldindustries.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chris Senn Wins Asian X-Games! This past weekend in Seoul, Korea, Chris Senn unleashed his trademark style upon the masses at the Asian X-Games and took with him a 1st Place victory in street. Happy to skate anything that can be skated, Chris also accepted the offer to enter the vert contest on a whim and took home a 9th place finish. www.emericaskate.com

SKATE VIDEO PREMIERES – PRAY FOR ME – THE JASON JESSEE FILM – ‘Pray For Me, Jason Jessee’ is a documentary stunt ride with legendary former skateboard pro, custom chopper builder, and full-time lowrider Jason Jessee. Jason’s family, friends (many of whom are living legends in diverse fields) and associates weave a riveting narrative on a truly fascinating, self-invented man. Jason’s halting language and dozens of interviews from those who know him best and worst unveil themes of suicide, Jesus, success, failure, chickens, excommunication, bankruptcy, and love. The diversity of the interviewees in the film is staggering, as is their contribution to modern California culture – Jason’s true love. The pace is frenetic, covering disparate topics like a train wreck… telling Jason’s story in the same manner he lives it. Featuring Christian Hosoi, Christian Fletcher, Jay Adams. Go to http://www.jasonjesseemovie.com

IVAN HOSOI and CHRISTIAN HOSOI DOCUMENTARY - Ivan Hosoi talks about son Christian and shows early footage and Hosoi artwork. For details about the film, contact [email protected]

Z-GIRL ART SHOW – Paintings by Peggy Oki – thru June 2005 @ Tony Rose Camera and Video 1253 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108 – Hours: Mon-Fri 8:301AM-6PM; Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun 10AM-2PM; ph: 805.969.5846. For details visit http://www.peggy-oki.com

WES HUMPSTON NEWS – Bulldog Skates has the new GasHead II Longboard now available for purchase. Details can be found at bulldogskates.com

SOLO MOBILE SLAM CITY JAM BECOMES A PRO INVITATIONAL – Solo Mobile Slam City Jam, announced that the Men’s Street Championships will become an Invitational for 2005. The Solo Mobile Slam City Jam takes place in downtown Vancouver, August 26 – 28, 2005 at BC Place Stadium. With the new Invitational format, 96 of the world’s top professional street skaters will be invited to compete in the Men’s Street Championships. The Invite list will be based on World Cup rankings and media/fan favorites. Rounding out the list to an even 100 skaters will be 4 incredible Amateurs: the 3 top place finishers in the DC Nationals contest, and the 1st place finisher in the Es Game of Skate’s Canadian contest tour. The Invite list will be announced and invitations sent out in mid-June. The Girls’ Contests and the Men’s Vert will remain open to any professional skaters wishing to enter. Over 150 pros will compete for a prize purse of more than $100,000. The Solo Mobile Slam City Jam is presented by Vans, in addition to the generous support of numerous skateboard companies and magazines. For more go to www.slamcityjam.com

SLALOM Upcoming Events:
June 5 – Pump Station Outlaw #5 – Poway CA
June 26 – SK8KINGS Jam – Huntington Beach CA
July 9 – West Coast Slalom Championships – Hood River OR
July 15 — European Slalom Championships – Stockholm Sweden
For more go to SK8KINGS.COM.

SANTA MONICA, CA SKATEPARK NEWS – GRAND OPENING – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Cove Skatepark Opening Ceremony Set for June 17th – The City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Cove skatepark with a community celebration on Friday June 17, 2005 from 5 to 8pm. Located in Memorial Park near the corner of 14th Street and Olympic Boulevard, The Cove is a 20,000 square foot concrete facility for skating and biking (during separate hours). Regular operating hours and open skating begins Saturday June 18th at 11am. To enter the Cove, skaters and bikers must first register and obtain an identification card, sign a waiver, and pay for a membership or day use. Registration information is at thecove.smgov.net (beginning June 1) and at (310) 458-8228. The Cove was designed and built by Wally Hollyday and California Skateparks, who have completed some of the country’s best skateparks, including those in Fontana, CA (2002), Nashville, TN (2004), and Lakewood, CA (1977). The facility includes ramps, bowls, stairs, a skate pool with tile and coping, an over-vertical bowl, and the Douglas Park rail, a park stair rail made famous in 1990s skate videos that was salvaged from demolition. The skatepark is located in Memorial Park at 1401 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA. For information, contact Ginna VanHooser at (310) 434-2654 or visit thecove.smgov.net. For The Cove facility and construction information, contact Brett Horner at (310) 458-8310. City of Santa Monica – Department of Community and Cultural Services – 1685 Main St Santa Monica CA 90401

JEFF HO NEWS - Jeff Ho has two new skateboards out now – a street board and a pool/park board available PLUS four new Zephyr hand-painted collector’s skateboards. For the record, Jeff Ho has absolutely no affiliation with either the ‘Lords of Dogtown’ movie, video game, traveling art show or book. For true stories from the Zephyr competition team, get the Juice Magazine Dogtown Chronicles, which include in-depth interviews by Steve Olson and Jay Adams with members of the 1975 Del Mar Zephyr Competition Skate Team, available here.

BILL DANFORTH SKATE CAMPS – July 25, 26, 27th. Shred with the legend at the Evolution Skate Park in Canton, OH. For info go to www.skateevolution.com/

BURNING FLAGS PRESS announces the fourth printing of ‘DOGTOWN-The Legend of the Z-BOYS’, will be coming out this summer, the book will be the same as previous editions except for a few less typos and a recently uncovered color original of the GNARLY two-wheel back side carve shot of Jimmy Plumer that was originally printed in his ‘Who’s Hot’ in BandW, will now be included in the re-print. Also the book FUCK YOU TOO which has been out of print for over a year will also be re-issued this coming summer in HARD COVER with an additional 12 pages including more classic never before seen skate shots including VERY young pictures of greats Tony Hawk, Cara-Beth Burnside, Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand, and others. Radical Hawaiian Vince Klyne at the original DogBowl, and more recent Glen E. Friedman music work through 2004. See www.BurningFlags.com for more info.

SKATE CONTEST – Second Annual Millenium Skate Park Skateboard Contest – July 24, 2005 – Rain dates July 31, 2005. Owls Head Skate Park – Millenium Skate Park – 67th Street and Colonial Road – Brooklyn, NY. Time 11-6PM, Registration and Practice 8:30-10:30AM.

SKATEPARK TOUR – ACTIVE will be starting their Hot Dogs and Hessians Skate Park Tour on June 3rd and ending on August 19th. They will be held at different skate parks in southern California every Friday.

SKATE CONTEST - Wicked Wahine #3, Ode to the Baja bowl, June 25 and 26 to be held at the Cuatro Casas Int.’L Surf Hostel in Punta San Telmo, Mexico (2 hours south of Ensenada). – The third Wicked Wahine event is an open-invitational for female, Pro/Am skaters/surfers to participate in a two day, multi-talent, jam-style contest. Wicked Wahine is excited to mix the two worlds of skateboarding and surfing at one of the premier surf/skate locations. The Cuatro Casas Surf Hostel, located just 2 hours south of Ensenada, is the home of top notch surfing and a one-of-kind pool designed specifically for skateboarding. Skateboarding will be the focus on Saturday, June 25th as women of all ages and skill levels will be skating the custom poured concrete bowl which is located just a stones throw from the beautiful beaches and amazing surf. More than 20 of the top female skateboarders will be skating for bragging rights and more as onlookers sip cool drinks and relax in the sun while witnessing some awesome skateboarding. Surfing is what is in order for the ladies on Sunday morning. Women from the previous days skate event will be competitively working the waves in hopes of being ‘crowned’ the weekends overall winner. Spectators are encouraged to join in the festivities and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. For more information visit WWW.WahineSkate.Com.

VSA SKATE CONTEST – The VSA will host a Skateboard CONTEST @ Venice July 9th end of Windward on July the 9th.$10.00Ams $20.00 PRO. Cash purse to be announced. Divisions include Pro: Men and women. Ams: Men Jr Men Kids women and girls 10:00Am first heats Boys 12:00 pm, Jr Men(13-18), Men (18 up), Jr Girls 1:30, Girls 2:30, Pro men 3:30, Pro women 4:30pm. Each contestant will have 2 60 second runs. Top 10 out of each heat advance to winners bracket. All participants will receive a limited VSA 100th Venice Anniversary competitor T-shirt (designed by a legendary local artist) plus a super nice commemorative medal. Great keepsakes. Sponsorship: Grand sponsor $1000, GOLD sponsor $500, Silver sponsor $250, Bronze $100 and product only sponsorship. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dennis Agnew Polar Bear fund. Come on down to Venice, meet the legends and take part in what is sure to be another great VSA event Questions? [email protected]

VENICE SKATEBOARD ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – Yo! Now hear this! VSA NEEDS your membership. A membership is only $5.00 or $25.00 (which includes a VSA t-shirt) Thanks to the companys that have agreed to sponsor the T-shirt including Juice Magazine, Rip Curl, (SM), DooGood Foundation, Carver, SVS, 1978, Z-Cult, Ozone, Die Hard and BC Ethic. Join the VSA whether you live in Venice or not and support the fight for a world class skatepark in Venice, CA. Please enclose a 2’x3′ photo of your face for the ID card. $25.00 for t-shirt (specify size) and $5.00 for a sticker membership is good for one year from date of purchase. Make checks payable to Venice skateboard association. PO BOX 334 Venice, CA 90291. If you want your logo on the t-shirt, please send your grafix to this e-address. E-mail [email protected]

ECRW Foundation is close to completion on the Green Skate Laboratory – to be Washington DC’s only skatepark bowl. ECRW heads received some out of towner assistence from MSG, Pat Boder, TZ, Mike Rowe, Andy Duck, Bernie McGrew amongst a host of others to help ‘Get er Done’. Check out Eastcoastaholic.com for some recent pics. A lot of children who otherwise would not have had to opportunity or been exposed to something like this were promised skateboards and safety gear. Many of their families can’t afford to give it to them. Please help the ECRW Board Relocation Program succeed by sending used or new skateboard decks/trucks/wheels and/or safety gear. Email Contacts – Ben Ashworth ([email protected]) or Jaime Stapula ([email protected]) For more info on donating – go to http://www.greenskatelab.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – X GAMES 11 SET FOR AUGUST 4-7, 2005 IN LOS ANGELES – ESPN, Inc. and AEG today announce that the 11th annual X Games will be held in and around Los Angeles for a third consecutive year. Primary venues include AEG owned and operated Home Depot Center in Carson and STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, as well as Long Beach Marine Stadium. The event is scheduled for August 4-7, 2005. The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world and showcases more than 150 of the world’s top athletes competing in Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 11 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC. Forthcoming details on X Games 11 can be found on www.expn.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OLN TAKES SUMMER GRAVITY GAMES TO THE STREETS – Fans will witness something different this year when OLN presents the 2005 Summer Gravity Games. In an effort to capture the essence of action sports, the Games are going to where it all began – the fertile action-sports breeding ground of Woodward, PA and the legendary streets of downtown Philadelphia. OLN chose both locations because of their history and reputation within the industry. Featuring the world’s best athletes competing in seven medal events, the Games will include: Freestyle Motocross, Skateboard Vert, Park and True Street, along with Bike Vert, Park, and Dirt. OLN will present six hours of its signature actionmentary coverage, beginning July 23 at 5 p.m. ET. From June 25-29, OLN will bring the top contenders in action sports to Camp Woodward. Bike and Skate Vert competitions will also take place at Woodward. The event then moves to FDR Skatepark in South Philadelphia from July 11-13. Built by skaters, for skaters back in 1994, the park’s permanent bowls, hips, ramps and attitude provide an ideal fit and backdrop for the Skate and Bike competitions. The event crew will repair and build additional features for the competition. In 2004, OLN added two additional events to the Gravity Games brand to include OLN’s Winter Gravity Games, which took place at Copper Mountain in Colorado in March, and Gravity Games H2O, which took place off Australia’s western coast city of Perth in October. Log on to OLNTV.com for more information.

NEW SKOOL TATTOO - ERASE THE LIGHT SHOW – WITH CHRONIC JOES AND KIMBERLY CHRISTMAN – OPENING NIGHT JUNE 24TH. SHOW RUNS FROM JUNE 24- JULY 31 AT NEW SKOOL TATTOO located at 130-E SAN CARLOS ST SAN JOSE, CA 95112 – WWW.NEWSKOOLTATTOO.COM

THE NEEDLES – If you like AC/DC and The Dead Boys, then THE NEEDLES are right up your alley. Whiskey-soaked, dirty, smoky, sonic powered skate rock. Listen for yourself…

http://www.myspace.com/theneedles

Stay tuned for feature interviews with THE NEEDLES in upcoming issues of SURFER MAGAZINE and JUICE MAGAZINE. THE NEEDLES are also featured on the soundtracks of a variety of surf/skate films in addition to an upcoming TONY HAWK video game. You can hear THE NEEDLES on Los Angeles, CA radio station Indie 103.1FM – recently voted by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘America’s coolest commercial radio station.’

Here are just a few of the reviews of THE NEEDLES.

‘They play rock music. They play it fast. They play it loud. Rocked out punk with attitude.’ – VILLAGE VOICE

‘Easily the best punk lead guitar I’ve heard on here, this is some rockin’ shit. I hear both the So-Cal punk influence and the BIG AC/DC type rock influence, and it works together REALLY well here. The vocals really stand out as well. The production fits this song like a glove, with the big guitar crunch and a near perfect mix. The performance is tight as hell. Sometimes I get really tired of having to do reviews, but then something like this comes along and totally blows me away.’ – GARAGEBAND.COM

‘Talk about smokin’ live shows! North Carolina’s THE NEEDLES just rolled through town and blew a few doors off before headin’ out. Total energy, these guys kick out guitar-laden power punk rock and ain’t afraid to make fun of the sissies in the front row. Something in the vein of the Candy Snatchers for an unadulterated blast. Go see them quick…. THRASHER MAGAZINE

UPCOMING EAST COAST SHOWS –
JUNE 25 THE NEEDLES at Skatewarehouse – Charleston, SC
JUNE 30 THE NEEDLES at Cumberland’s – Charleston, SC
JULY 1 THE NEEDLES at 42nd St. Tavern – Wilmington, NC
JULY 2 THE NEEDLES at The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
JULY 5-6 THE NEEDLES at Sleazefest – Local 506/Chapel Hill, NC
AUG 11 THE NEEDLES at The Abbey – Boston, MA
AUG 13 THE NEEDLES at Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY
AUG 14 THE NEEDLES at Mojo Room – Baltimore, MD
AUG 15 THE NEEDLES at Southend Pub – Va. Beach, VA
AUG 16 THE NEEDLES at The Pit/Nag’s Head – Kill Devil Hills, NC

For more info visit www.moonrockneedles.com or email [email protected] for more info about THE NEEDLES.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – HELLCAT FILMS / HELLCAT RECORDS TO RELEASE – GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT DVD – A FILM BY TIM ARMSTRONG – Featuring eighty-two minutes of extremely rare, never-before-seen international concert performance footage of bands such as Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, The Transplants, Dropkick Murphys, The Slackers, Roger Miret and the Disasters, HorrorPops and Tiger Army – to name just a few, the GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT DVD is a gritty look into the underworld of Hellcat Records through the eyes of founder Tim Armstrong and a hoard of his Hellcat family members! Highlights include performances and extra footage from tours such as the Rancid/ NOFX tour, the first Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards tour, various headline tours and both Hellcat Records’ Punks VS. Psychos Tours. The GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT DVD features an outstanding performance by Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros at The Brixton Academy, during the Global A Go-Go Tour shot with the help of Clash DJ, Clash Video and Filmmaker, B.A.D. member Don Letts and his crew, ‘b-roll’ footage of Tim Armstong performing Rancid’s ‘Rats In The Hallway’ acoustically over a montage of Rancid footage. You’ll also find a terrific energetic backstage performance with Iggy Pop singing his classic ‘No Fun’ with Rancid as his backing band. The GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT DVD is the first time that live Rancid footage will be made available for public consumption. For more go to www.epitaph.com

SOKA FEST 2005 – The Family Arena and 105.7 ‘The Point’ Present: ‘SOKA FEST’ Sat., July 30th. This summer, the world’s top professional skateboarders will descend on St. Charles for the largest pro exhibition ever in the Midwest! The confirmed list of athletes includes Geoff Rowley, Tosh Townend, Rob Dyrdek, Alex Chalmers, Brian Sumner, Steve Nesser, Darrel Stanton, Danny Suppa, Leo Romero, Heath Kirchart, Aaron Suski, Todd Jordan and Gailea Momolu. They’ll test their skills on the 9,300 square feet ‘DC Street Course’, featuring wedge ramps, boxes, rails, stairs and ledges. There’ll even be a $5,000 Best Trick Contest. The confirmed list of bands performing includes Goldfinger, Ludo, 2Dimes, New Blood Revival, Hell in a Cannon, Adair, Madina Lake, Sophomore and Calico System. The festival runs from noon until 10:00pm. Tickets go on-sale June 17th. For more info call the Family Arena Event Hotline at 636-896-4242 or visit their website at www.familyarena.com.

SAN PEDRO PUNK ART SHOW – History of San Pedro Punk Curated by Marshall Astor Exhibition June 26th- Jul 31st, 2005 at Angels Gate Cultural Center… Since the earliest punk movements of the 1970s, San Pedro’s scene had a style uniquely its own. Beginning in 1979 with the groundbreaking sound of the Reactionaries, members of which moved on to form the iconic and genre defining Minutemen in 1980, to the South Bay punk of the 90’s, San Pedro has been a punk stronghold for 25 years. Now, nearly a generation later, the subculture still rocks as a significant source of energy in the Harbor area. In 2005, elements of this energetic community can be found building the Channel Street Skate Park, in careers in the arts–such as the founding the San Pedro City Ballet–and a hundred other success stories. Original artwork, music, photos, posters, memorabilia and video clips spanning a quarter century of punkdom is being brought together from the personal archives of local artists and musicians for the first time by curator Marshall Astor. The exhibition will feature a timeline with the events, people and venues – including Union Club, The Dancing Waters, Sacred Grounds Coffee House, and the recent San Pedro skate park – which make the scene what it is today. Featured visual artists: Lena Orlando, Craig Ibarra, Martin Lyon, Aaron White, Scott Aicher, Chet Zar, Kevin Salk and Andy Harris and more. Bands featured in exhibited recordings and videos include The Reactionaries, Minutemen, Invisiblechains, The Wigs, Dos, fIREHOSE, Skinhorse, One Thin Dime, Rig, F.Y.P., Melting Pot, No Comply, The Leeches, F.C.P., The Jag-Offs, Toys That Kill, Killer Dreamer, and many more. Opening reception: June 26th, 2005, 2-4 pm. Musical performance by The Leeches and others. All events free and open to the public. Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731 Info: 310.519.0936, or visit www.angelsgateart.org

PRESS RELEASE – The John Entwistle Foundation and Overstock.com are joining forces on a major fundraising auction to help support music education for underprivileged children. The auction will start on June 17th and run for 10 days, ending on June 27th at 8:00PM PST. The John Entwistle Foundation will provide more than 50 rare, ‘collectible’ pieces of memorabilia signed by the world famous former bass virtuoso of The Who. ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE credits The Who with ‘transforming rock ‘n’ roll into the weapon of choice for the generation gap struggles of the 1960’s.’ In 1999 Guitar magazine voted Entwistle ‘Bassist of the Millennium.’ The John Entwistle Foundation was created as a 501c3 non -profit organization to carry on the philanthropic legacy of John Entwistle after his untimely death on June 27, 2002, on the eve of a world tour by The Who . Fans wishing to participate in the auction should go to the Overstock.com Auctions homepage at http://auctions.overstock.com and look for the link. There will also be an additional 140 signed items to benefit the foundation including pieces signed by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who among others. The foundation’s mission, board of directors and other information is available at the website www.johnentwistle.org Contributions can also be made at the website.

HELLFEST – JakPrints and Alternative Press Magazine present 9th Annual Hellfest 2K5 – August 19-21st in Trenton, NJ, at the Sovereign Bank Arena. REUNION SHOWS: 108, Bold, Good Clean Fun, Mean Season, Youth of Today… HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND ONE: A Hero From A Thousand Paces, Acacia Strain, Anti Flag, Armor For Sleep, Between the Buried And Me, Blacklisted, Bouncing Souls, Casualties, Champion, Chariot, Converge, Cryptopsy, Curl Up And Die, Dead to Fall, Early November, Emanuel, Fall River, Ghost Of The Saltwater Machines, Ghosts Of War, Gym Class Heroes, Hatebreed, Hidden in Plain View, If Hope Dies, Long Since Forgotten, Madball, Misery Signals, Nile, Pig Destroyer, Ramallah, Receiving End of Sirens, Red Chord, Remembering Never, Rise Against, Shattered Realm, Sick Of It All, Silverstein, Sinai Beach, Stretch Armstrong, Suffocation, Terror, The End, This Day and Age, Underminded, Winter Solstice, With Honor… Tickets available at www.hellfest.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULIETTE LEWIS: VH1′s ‘(inside) OUT,’ a half-hour documentary/reality show, will air June 15 at 10 p.m. EST and follow Lewis from film set to rock stage as front woman for her band, JULIETTE AND THE LICKS. Juliette and the Licks’ full-length debut album, YOU’RE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE (Fiddler Records), saw its U.S. debut May 17. The story picks up in Tennessee, on the set of ‘Daltry Calhoun,’ where Lewis leaves the movie trailer for a tour bus. It follows her to the Voodoo Music Experience in Louisiana, and although she nearly misses her own performance due to a desperate dash to a faraway Porta Potty, she finally grabs hold of the mic and blazes through a jaw-dropping set. She even stage-dives across a sea of touchy-feely fans — much to the horror of her road manager. The tension heats up as Lewis prepares for the album release and the story follows her and the band through the frantic weeks leading up it. She takes on the skeptical critics, thrashes through a music video, performs with the Licks on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and finishes with an intimate show for close friends and family at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Lewis is currently in Vancouver shooting ‘Catch and Release’ (Sony Pictures), co-starring Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant. For more www.julietteandthelicks.com

SUBLIME TRIBUTE ALBUM HITS THE STREETS ON JUNE 21ST! ‘Look at all the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime’ Is set to be released Tuesday June 21st. This is the THE ALBUM OF THE SUMMER and features Sublime classics performed by Jack Johnson; Michael Franti and Spearhead w/ Gift of Gab; No Doubt; Los Lobos; Fishbone; G. Love; Ozomatli; Pennywise; Avail; Mike Watt w/ Petra Haden and Stephen Perkins; Bargain Music, Greyboy Allstars; AWOL Oneand Abstract Rude w/ Josh Fischel and Transducer; Camper Van Beethoven; the Ziggens, and Filibuster w/ Half Pint. Don’t miss the OFFICIAL Record Release Party in the city that started it all. Long Beach, CA. When: Monday June 20th, 2005 Where: The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA 350 Pine Ave. www.vault350.com. Doors 7:00 p.m. Who: Mishka (CornerstoneRAS artist) The Shape Shifters (CornerstoneRAS artists, Trib Album artists) Bargain Music (Tribute Album artists) VERY SPECIAL GUEST (Tribute Album artists) Los Lobos (Tribute Album artists) Secret Special Guests (Tribute Album artists) Why: It’s the event of the summer for the album of the summer! Why Else: Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of the album and poster for free! Who can go: All are welcome…it’s an ALL AGES show! How much: $25 at the door includes a ticket, a copy of the cd and a poster!. Tickets at www.martianchurch.com

2005 LOLLAPALOOZA will take place at Chicago’s Grant Park on July 23 and 24. The 2-day event will showcase over 60 bands on 5 stages. At current, the band line up includes: Ambulance LTD, The Arcade Fire, Billy Idol, The Black Keys, Blonde Redhead, Blue Merle, The Bravery, Cake, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Changes, The Dandy Warhols, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, DeSoL, Dinosaur Jr., Digable Planets, G. Love and Special Sauce, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, The Killers, Liz Phair, Los Amigos Invisibles, Louis XIV, M83, Pixies, The Redwalls, Tegan and Sara, The Walkmen, The Warlocks, Weezer, Widespread Panic, World Leader Pretend, Z-Trip. For more information on Lollapalooza go to www.lollapalooza.com.

WARPED TOUR lineup includes – The All-American Rejects, Amber Pacific, Another Damn Disappointment, Armor For Sleep, ASG, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Bedouin Sound Clash, Billy Idol, The Bled, Bleed The Dream, Bleeding Through, Boys Night Out, The Briefs, A Change of Pace, Dead 60’s, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dropkick Murphys, El Pus, Emery, The Explosion, Fall Out Boy, The Fight, Fivespeed, From First to Last, Fu Manchu, Funeral For a Friend, Gatsby’s American Dream, Go Betty Go, Gogol Bordello, Gratitude, Greeley Estates, Gym Class Heroes, Halifax, Hawthorne Heights, Hidden In Plain View, Hopesfall, HorrorPops, Hot Rod Circuit, The Kinison, Kiros, Left Alone (BBQ Band), Lordz of Brooklyn, Lost City Angels, Mae, Matchbook Romance, The Matches, Mest, Midtown, Millencolin, Motion City Soundtrack, MxPx, My American Heart, My Chemical Romance, No Use For A Name, The Offspring, Opiate For The Masses, Plain White T’s, Reggie And The Full Effect, Relient K, Rufio, Saosin, Senses Fail, Shiragirl, Sha Stimuli, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Skindred, Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Street Dogs, Strike Anywhere, Strung Out, Stutterfly, A Thorn For Every Heart, Thrice, Throw Rag, Transplants, Tsunami Bomb, The Twenty Two’s, The Unseen, Underoath, Valient Thorr, Yesterdays Rising, ZAO. Billy Idol has just been confirmed on the Vans Warped Tour for select dates listed below: July 6,7,10,16, 17, 20, 24. For details go to WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM

SUICIDE GIRLS NEWS - The coolest radio station in the US now has the baddest girls. On Sunday, May 22nd, SuicideGirls (www.suicidegirls.com) launched ‘SuicideGirls Radio’ a new relationship advice show on Indie 103.1 (KDLD 103.1 FM) in Los Angeles. The weekly show, hosted by SG founder Missy Suicide, airs every Sunday night from midnight to 2:00 AM and features some of your favorite SuicideGirls discussing a variety of topics you’ve always wanted to ask but were afraid to because they would mock you including romance, relationships and dating. Be sure to tune in to Indie 103.1 on Sunday nights or you can log on to http://suicidegirls.com/radio/ or http://indie1031.fm/listenlive.html.

NEWS RELEASE – MAKING WAVES: ‘Pure Surf’ - the Largest Display of Surf Culture in the U.S. To Be Created by and Showcased at the California State Fair – With support from more than a dozen museums and private collectors from all over California and Hawaii, the 7,500 square foot ‘Pure Surf’ exhibit at the 2005 California State Fair will feature the world of surfing from science to slang, and illustrate how integrated the sport is in California’s culture and history. Contributors to the collection include: the International Surf Museum, the California Surf Museum, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, the Surfing Heritage Foundation, Quiksilver and many others. The exhibit will include many interactive elements in order to fully immerse the visitor into the world of surfing. The Pure Surf exhibit will be open everyday during the State Fair in Expo Center Building 5. Come see amazing sand sculptures, live sharks, an exciting high dive show, tubular surfing demonstrations and everything fun under the sun! Plus we’ll have all the attractions that the State Fair is famous for, like the Magnificent Midway, deep-fried delights and of course the livestock. The 2005 California State Fair will run from August 12 through September 5 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA.

LEROY GRANNIS NEWS - Check out the line of LeRoy Grannis apparel at www.Onlinesurfclassics.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The ESPN X Games 11 Surfing competition will move to Puerto Escondido, Mexico from its previous home in Huntington Beach, Calif. where it was held for the past two years. Puerto Escondido is famous for the big powerful waves of Zicatela Beach, earning the moniker, ‘Mexican Pipeline.’ The competition is scheduled to be held on August 1, with August 2 being a make-up day, depending on swells. X Games added Surfing to the lineup of sports in 2003 with a discipline called The Game. Developed by pro surfer Brad Gerlach, The Game places surfers into opposing teams – East Coast and West Coast at the X Games – competing for an overall highest score and the team victory. For the past two years, the East Coast team has taken home the gold. X Games will remain in Los Angeles through 2009.

LEGENDARY SURFERS – IN MEMORIUM – DALE VELZY, R.I.P – Legendary surfer and shaper Dale Velzy passed away just days ago, leaving the worldwide surfing community with a great loss. There will be a memorial service on June 14, 2005 at Doheny State Beach.

SURF CONTEST – Venice Centennial Surf Contest set for July 9, 2005 at Venice Breakwater in Venice, CA. There will only be 144 entries permitted. The entry fee is $25. The event will be sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Venice. All proceeds from the event will go to the Junior Lifeguard Scholarship program that will directly benefit local Venice kids.

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER NEWS – Following the excitement and interest instigated by Christian’s recent whirlwind trip to Australia, Christian Fletcher and Insight Int’l HQ Australia have joined forces: Fletcher, who was recently named one of Surfer Magazine’s top 16 most influential surfers of all time, unquestionably represents the ethos of the traditional underground surfing/skating lifestyle. Californian based Fletcher, whom revolutionized the once conservative surfing movement back in the late 1980s by amalgamating skating maneuvers to surfing, and in turn adopting a modern approach to the mainstream culture. Initially being shunned by contest directors and professional surfers for being part of a unique echelon of the surfing community, he was ostracized by the surfing media. Despite Fletcher’s long list of set backs, he infamously influenced the direction of the entire surfing lifestyle and has later become one of aerial surfing’s legendary greats. For more go to www.insight51.com

SIMA Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of Surfing America USA Championships – Surfing America, the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Surfing in the United States, today announced that the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (‘SIMA’) has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2005 USA Championships and USA Surf Team Selection event. The 2005 Surfing America USA Championships presented by SIMA will run from Monday, June 27th – Saturday, July 2nd on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, held annually, will come to the USA this October 8 -16 and will be hosted by Surfing America in Huntington Beach. Contact: Mike Gerard or Meg Bernardo Surfing America http://surfingamerica.org http://usasurfteam.org

WATERMAN’S WEEKEND NEWS – The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) announced that it will honor three-time world champion Andy Irons as Waterman of the Year, former executive director of the Surfrider Foundation, Chris Evans, as Environmentalist of the Year, and legendary surf photographer Larry ‘Flame’ Moore with the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the association’s annual Waterman’s Weekend environmental fundraiser, August 26-27, 2005, at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa. The Waterman’s Weekend is a two-day fundraising event that benefits the SIMA Environmental Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that awards grants to various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waves. Last year’s event attracted more than 850 people and raised a record $350,000 for ocean conservation groups. The 2005 Waterman’s Weekend, which returns to The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa, begins Friday, August 26, with the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament and culminates on Saturday, August 27, with the Waterman’s Ball and Auction. Sponsorship packages for both the 2005 Waterman’s Classic and Waterman’s Ball will be on sale in May. Individual tickets for the Waterman’s Ball are scheduled to go on sale in July. For more sponsorship information, please contact Melinda Carter at SIMA by calling (949) 366-1164 or by e-mailing [email protected]

Vintage Surf Auction Seeks Collectibles… The world’s largest auction of surf memorabilia, Hawaiiana and surf collectibles will happen Saturday, July 23, 2005 — opening at 11:00a.m., live auction begins at 5:00pm at the Blaisdell Center, Pikake Room, Honolulu, Hawaii. Held in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2005. Proceeds to benefit the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association’s ‘Junior Guard Program’. Over the course of the first two Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auctions, the highest ticket items have been a 1930’s Pacific System Homes 11 foot, redwood, balsa board that fetched $18,200 in 2001, Duke Kahanamoku’s last surfboard that sold for $15,000 in 2001, as well as a balsa board shaped by Woody Brown that brought in $11,800 in 2003. Starting April 1st, previews of pieces to be auctioned can be viewed at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com, with new pieces to be added on a weekly basis. In addition to an excellent collection of items, some of surfing’s biggest legends will also be in attendance at the auction, offering up and personalizing some of their own most valuable pieces. Big wave legends such as Fred Hemmings, Mike Doyle and Greg Noll will be present along with world class shapers such as Joe Quigg, Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa. Stars of the ’70’s shortboard revolution, the likes of Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell and Barry Kanaiaupuni, will give insight into their submissions. Also, select surf artists such as John Severson, Jon Damm and Kevin Short have been commissioned to provide special pieces for this year’s auction. www.hawaiiansurfauction.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2005 Life Rolls On Golf Tournament and Concert – The 7th Annual Life Rolls On Night By The Ocean and Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held July 24th and July 25th, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. The Night By The Ocean evening includes dinner, door prizes, auction, celebrities, and a fantastic concert. Save your energy for the following morning, as the annual Golf Tournament rolls into the Malibu Country Club. Spaces are already filling up, and registration is extremely limited. To register: https://www.kintera.org/

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