BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboardings D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, raffles, BB!, Halloween murals and artwork. Bands include: The Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20-year celebration. Official website is www.burnsideskatepark.com
PRO-TEC POOL PARTY WINNERS – STEVE CABALLERO SCORES FIRST MASTERS WIN WHILE BUCKY LASEK CLAIMS 2ND CONSECUTIVE PRO TITLE AT THE PRO-TEC POOL PARTY – Bucky Lasek took home his second Pro-tec Pool Party title in as many years before a capacity crowd Saturday night in a newly renovated Combi at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Bucky claimed $30,000 with former winners Rune Glifberg and Omar Hassan placing second and third in a deep Pro Division final that featured charges by youngsters including 15-year old Brazilian Pedro Barros, 17-year old Nolan Monroe and 18 year-old Josh Rodriguez. As big as Lasek’s $30k win was, perhaps the story of the night was Steve Caballero snapping Chris Miller’s five-year streak as Master’s champion. Miller electrified the crowd as he does each year in taking second while Lance Mountain took home third. Miller had captured the Master’s title the previous five years that the Vans Combi contest has been held. Those who missed the action live can find archives of the HD webcast at fuel.tv/poolparty. For in-depth blogging and photos from the 2010 Pro-tec Pool Party, please visit: www.vans.com/poolparty
DC ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF BATTLE AT THE BERRICS 3 – DC is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Battle At The Berrics 3 (BATB3). As the official footwear sponsor of the contest series, DC has created a limited edition footwear package called the BATBOX, which will only be available at The Berrics and Unified. To support the most viewed skateboarding competition in the world, DC created the BATBOX, a sealed shoebox containing a limited edition pair of shoes, a ticket to the BATB3 finals, a personal item from a DC team rider, a Battle At The Berrics 2 DVD, and a one-year subscription for The Skateboard Mag. More than 30 of the best skateboarders in the world, including DC Skate team rider PJ Ladd, have been invited to compete in the BATB3. Like in the two previous BATB contests, the skaters will be broken into brackets and go head-to-head in games of skate. The winners of each round will move on to compete against each other until just two skaters are left. The finals are scheduled to take place in early August at a yet to be named location. For more information on The Berrics or the BATB3 visit http://www.theberrics.com.
2010 KING OF NEW YORK will be happening Saturday, August 7 at Tompkins Square Park! King of New York Champions will be named for Skateboard Street and Highest Ollie. Returning this year will be the unique King of New York building block format conceived in 2009 where the competition course obstacles and ramps change configuration frequently throughout the day’s events, mimicking a street session where multiple spots are hit on the same day. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SKATE 3 Rolls In Maloof Money Cup DLC – Electronic Arts is stoked to announce The Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC Pack for the critically acclaimed skateboarding game SKATE 3. The all new DLC lets players compete in skateboardings biggest annual contests, The Maloof Money Cup. This year, the contest is traveling east to New York and the site of the 1964 Worlds Fair. Gamers will have the opportunity to shred this all-new park and battle against some of skatings biggest names in a fierce competition for the ultimate cash purse. The Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC Pack hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on June 8 for 300 MS or $4.99. More information can be found at www.skate.ea.com
BENEFIT PARTY FOR JIMMY HANSON on June 18th at Arbor Collective. Punk bands and skateboarding. www.arborcollective.com.
TOREY PUDWILL WINS $10,000 BEST TRICK IN MALOOF MONEY CUP – Despite the heat and pressure of more than 10,000 pairs of skate-envying eyes, Torey Pudwill stunned the crowd and the competition at the inaugural Maloof Money Cup New York. ISIS team skater Torey Pudwill competed against the worlds greatest pro skaters this past weekend in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. Breaking in the brand-new Maloof skate park, donated to the New York community by Joe and Gavin Maloof, Torey rode hard in the preliminaries. It was his performance in the Tech Deck Best Trick contest, however, that secured him a spot in Sundays final 12. After busting a kickflip back lip to back tail, awarding him Best Trick and a $10,000 check, the fans rushed the arena and celebrated with the pro-skater. To view the full MMC webcast, including the Am contest go to www.fuel.tv/maloofmoneycup
SKATE MOVIE is a new Full length independent video by Richie Valdez. The video stars Adam Bertolet, Riley Hawk, David Loy, Ryan Reyes, Dan Roberts, Richie Valdez, Jason Vanzant and Clint Walker. There is a trailer for the video here: http://vimeo.com/9212998
VETERAN SKATEBOARDER PAT DUFFY JOINS ARNETTE AS SKATE TEAM CAPTAIN – Arnette is proud to announce that veteran skateboarder and undisputed living legend, Pat Duffy, has joined the family as its newest pro rider and Skate Team Captain. Originally from Marin County, CA, and now living in the San Diego area, Duffy has been whole-heartedly dedicated to his craft since he first stepped on a skateboard in the early 80s. Known for his progressive style and deep bag of tricks, he is widely recognized as a central figure in the birth of modern day skateboarding. Early on in his career, it was his inventiveness and uncanny ability to take ordinary street tricks to handrails that marked a definitive turning point in the evolution of street skating. One of skateboardings all-time heroes, Duffys profound impact and influence can still be felt to this day. In his new role at Arnette, Duffy will serve double duty as both pro rider and, most importantly, Skate Team Captain. His long-standing industry ties and burning passion for skateboarding, coupled with his balls-out attitude and innovative approach will not only enable him to significantly grow Arnettes skate program, but also help take the entire brand to the next level. In addition to Arnette, Duffy also rides for Plan B, LOST Clothing, Venture Trucks, SPoT Party Team and Paradox Griptape. Arnettes current skateboarding team roster includes Pat Duffy, Willy Santos, Danny Supa, Luis Tolentino and Jimmy Cao. Find out more at: ArnetteAntics.com
ASA TRIPLES – For the first time ever, the Augusta Entertainment Complex will play host to the worlds top action sports athletes when the ASA Big Air Triples heads to the James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA on Saturday, June 19th. During two shows, top pros in BMX and Skateboard will take on the challenge of the 195-foot long Triples course, consisting of a 25-foot high roll-in ramp, two 25-foot wide jumps and a course-ending quarter-pipe, all while grabbing big air to perform their flips, whips, flairs and spins for the event titles. Skateboard is a newly added feature to the Triples event. Some of the industrys most daring skateboarding pros will ride the ramps, challenging each other to throw down their most spectacular stunts in pursuit of the best performance. www.bigairtriples.com
NEW SKATEPARK IN WV – The Parkersburg Skate Park Committee has received a $100,000 federal grant that should allow officials to begin construction this summer on a new skatepark in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., announced the city had received a $100,000 grant through the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund for the new skateboard park. It was a collaborative effort from the city, the Downtown Taskforce, the Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation and all the kids who have been out raising money with functions. City officials have allocated land at Fort Neal Park, off Camden Avenue near the Elite Sports Center, to construct the 15,000-18,000 square foot plaza. Mildren said the process for design proposals will begin soon and construction could start as early as mid-July with completion targeted for the fall.
GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHEDULE – Seeking the best amateur skateboarders across the country, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the complete skate schedule for the 2010 season. Hosting a total of 30 skate park and vert contests at 23 parks this summer. Registration for all events is now open at gatoradefreeflowtour.com
CENTRAL VALLEY AM JAM – Maloof Money Cup Skateboard Championships. Each first place skater in each division will qualify for a chance to skate in the Maloof Money Cup Amateur Street Competition. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.com
CHUCK KATZ NEWS – Chuck Katz, legendary Venice-based photographer and icon, has released the first in a series of four limited edition skateboards, as well as apparel. The first edition features a classic Katz image entitled ‘Pacific Avenue’. Get yours at www.zazzle.com/fshtail
ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM DENVER – Our Nations Energies – The ONE Gathering Eco Cultural Village and All Nations Skate Jam Denver Style – July 10th and 11th, 2010 – Downtown Denver Colorado. A unique opportunity to provide unity, support and empowerment to our Native youth and Native communities, while recreating Colorado history with an All Nations Gathering at the South Platte River. Our Nations Energies is an organization that focuses on our Native nations and Native youth today through individuality, family, community, health, environment, and spirituality. Through our own energy, we can make significant changes by providing unity, knowledge and empowerment not only to our Native communities but to all our nations communities. http://ournationsenergies.wordpress.com
GLOBE CONTEST FOR JAKE’S NEXT TATTOO – Winners get a six-pack of Jakes signature shoe – The Bender and Duncombe prize pack. www.globe.tv/us/features/bender_tattoo_contest
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY EVENT FOR AUTISM – A Skate Foundation Announces Go Skateboarding Day Event – June 21. Skaters world-wide dedicate the day to skateboarding as well as answering a call to action by the A Skate Foundation. The goal is to have skateboarders make this day even more distinctive by donating time to take a child with autism to join you on this day of skating, adventure, and rebellion, and showing them a few tricks or helping them master the basics. You can contact A Skate Foundation to get involved. http://www.askate.org/contact_us
PAC UP FOR SUMMER – PacSun is throwing a Pac Up For Summer event at all PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores over Memorial Day weekend. Be one of the first 50 people to your local Pacsun store on Saturday, May 29 and receive an exclusive gift bag featuring Volcom gear, Hurley Music Download cards, Roxy totes, Fox hats or for a few lucky shoppers all inclusive trips to the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, California! Come on down to stock up for your summer adventures with board shorts, swim, tanks and tees from the top brands including Fox, Roxy, Hurley, Volcom, ONeill, Billabong, Quiksilver and more. Visit pacsun.com to find a store near you.
LURE OF THE SWAMP - Lindsey Kuhn has a new book out through SWAMP Publishing. Lindsey has been screen printing since 1984, helping to revive the lost art of the rock poster in the 90s. For the last 18 years, he has been creating posters for shows around the world, keeping his Do-It-Yourself ethic alive by printing and selling his own work as well as other artists through his print company SWAMP. Lure of the Swamp is his first book with over 100-full color pages of pure rock art. You may order Lure of the Swamp on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com
BILL MY PARENTS – Professional Skateboarder and TV Star Rob Dyrdek Teams Up With BillMyParents Online Teen Payment Solutions and Teen Prepaid MasterCard BillMyParents, the online teen payment system of Socialwise, Inc is proud to announce that professional skateboarder and TV star Rob Dyrdek has signed a deal with the Company to promote its online BillMyParents payment solution and teen MasterCard prepaid debit card. Dyrdek will be part of a major marketing initiative the company plans to launch in late spring that will include a multitude of top action sports athletes and retailers. For more information, go to: www.BillMyParents.com
DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2010 – The Dew Tour, the worlds premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season. The 2010 circuit will return to Boston and Chicago for single-sport competitions and to Portland, Ore. and Salt Lake City for multi-sport events. Highlighting the 2010 schedule is the addition of new host city Las Vegas, where the final stop of the season – the Dew Tour Championships – will be held in conjunction with the year-end awards ceremony. Bringing the Dew Tour to Las Vegas for the first time in the Tours six-year history, the world-famous strip will serve as a backdrop for the Dew Tour Championships as well as the Dew Cup awards ceremony. After moving the event closer to what many consider the mecca of action sports – Southern California – the finale to the sixth season will be highlighted by fierce competition in addition to an elevated awards ceremony for the Dew Tours year-end accolades. The full Dew Tour schedule also includes a skate-specific (park and vert) stop in Boston in June, followed by a BMX-specific (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago. The five-stop tour will then continue on to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, all featuring multi-sport events. Over the course of the Tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual-event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup Champion. Tickets for the 2010 Dew Tour will be on sale soon and will be available via Ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster box offices. Visit allisports.com for more information.
The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Skate Open, June 25-26 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nike 6.0 BMX Open July 23-24 Chicago, Ill. – Museum Campus
Wendys Invitational Aug. 12-15 Portland, OR – Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships Oct. 14-17 Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
SKATOPIA – 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY MOVIE – Skatopia is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skateboarding, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide. Mercurial skateboarder Brewce Martin has built this ‘sovereign nation’ to be free from society’s rules… Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy In theaters and on DVD in 2010. Watch the Skatopia movie trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTgV44R_loU
EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John Gibson and Bark Hard bandmate Lee Leal. Managing partners include 80s vert pros Ken Fillion (team captain), Todd Prince (Sgt at Arms), Troy Chason (frontside specialist) and Gene Hare. Team riders include Max Peterson, Ben Johnson, Edward Sanchez, Gary Morris and Priscilla Lee. Art direction by Jester. http://www.embassyskateboards.com/
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – In a survey of law-enforcement officials from across the U.S., officers report that public skateparks have had a positive impact on youth in their communities, contributed to a reduction in skate-related trespassing, and facilitated more positive interaction between cops and kids. Conducted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2009, over 100 officers were interviewed from communities where the Foundation has contributed to establishing a free, public skatepark. Ninety percent responded favorably when asked if they considered their skatepark an important community asset. Most also reported that they’ve had no major incidents at their skateparks, and almost half credit the skatepark for reducing incidents of youth crime in their communities. Federally registered nonprofit organizations, municipalities, or public agencies may apply for grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The deadline to complete applications is March 1, 2010. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org
MALOOF MONEY CUP to Air LIVE on FUEL TV – Multi-Day Television Coverage, a 30-Hour Live HD Webcast and Exclusive One-Hour Programs on FOX and Fox Sports Net Break New Ground for Action Sports Events – The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans, the worlds greatest skateboarding event, announced today that for the first time, the 2010 New York and Orange County contests will be broadcast live on FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports. The live, multi-day television coverage of a single sport event is a first for action sports and will bring the Maloof Money Cup to millions of U.S. households. In addition to the live TV coverage, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and FUEL TV will air one hour Maloof Money Cup programs featuring event highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, giving Maloof Money Cup 2010 the most comprehensive coverage of any single action sports event in history. FUEL TV will broadcast two hours of live coverage each day during the New York contest, June 5-6 and the Orange County event, August 4-8. The FOX programs will air following the networks coverage of the F1 European Grand Prix race on Sunday, June 27, 2-3pm ET and 11am-12pm PT and Saturday, August 28, 3-4pm ET and 12-1pm PT prior to MLB on FOX coverage. Skateboarding fans will also have access to more than 30 hours of additional live coverage via FUEL TVs exclusive HD webcasts of both contests at www.fuel.tv/maloofmoneycup
SKATE SHOP SHOWCASE is a night dedicated to the Skate Shops allowing them to do what they do best – unite the skate community through music, art and culture. The concept is simple. Each store will be given a designated amount of wall space within the show. They are free to design their space however they see fit. The 2006 Skate Shop Showcase saw everything from a full-blown build-out, hanging branded merchandise, painting on the walls (acrylic and aerosol) as well as stores contributing bands, djs and tons more. Skate Shops enlisted to be part of this years event so far are Liberty Board Shop, Urban Era (Daly City), Val Surf, Maintain, Transport, Non-Factory, 2nd Nature (New York), Good Times (San Antonio, TX), ZJs Boarding House, 9 Star, Shelter, One Way Board Shop, Sunken City, IG board shop and many more to come. Live performances thus far include Brevi, Ninja Academy, DJ Patrick Melcher, Brian Lotti performing spoken word and showing a special Trailer and more performances to be announced. This years Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.com
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEPARK SERIES 2010 – Registration for each contest starts at 10:00 am and contest starts at 11:00 am with 9 and under age division skating first. Contest entry is $20 and includes a contest t-shirt. Trophies and prizes awarded to Top 5 in each division. Divisions will skate in this order, 9 and Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 and over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. May 22 – NAPLES SKATE PARK – Naples, FL – Flow Contest – 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 213-3027. November 6 – GRIND FOR LIFE 8th ANNUAL BENEFIT and AWARDS CEREMONY to be held at JUPITER SKATEPARK – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. http://www.grindforlife.org/
BEBE BUELL SHOW – June 22, 2010 at The Roxy. After Party at On the Rocks. June 15 is the new album release date. There will be a limited edition release of pink vinyl. http://www.bebebuell.org/
MILE HIGH MUSIC FEST – Headliners for this year’s event include the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, in addition to Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas and Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli among others. The festival is set to take place once again at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, CO, on August 14 and 15th. Tickets available online at milehighmusicfestival.com and tickethorse.com
JFA VIDEO – Clips from the JFA video shoot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AehHZOLXEQI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVa8VfY5dsA. For your viewing and listening pleasure, a little tune called ‘Wilson’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHfv7oV3iAc
OZZY BOOK – I AM OZZY by Ozzy Osbourne… Take what you thought was rock and roll excess, double it, and you still would not be anywhere near the dizzying life of Ozzy Osbourne. Born into a life so poor that the entire family slept in one room, music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the musical landscape forever. The inevitable sex and drugs came along with along with the rock and roll lifestyle, and Ozzy soon fell into an epic relationship with booze and chemicals. The stories of Ozzys days on the road are now those of legend, biting the head off of a live bat, the tragic plane crash that took the life of his best friend and writing partner, but few know about the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of hard living. I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; $26.99; January 25, 2010) is the heavy metal pioneers unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzys hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. www.ozzy.com. Visit Grand Central Publishing on the internet at www.hachettebookgroup.com
VALIENT THORR – Fresh from the Soundhouse Recording studios in Seattle, WA, VALIENT THORR have posted the first track Doublecrossed from the recording session for their new as-yet-untitled album, due out later this summer. Teaming up again with the legendary Jack Endino, producer of seminal albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, and VALIENT THORRs prior album, IMMORTALIZER the band choose Doublecrossed as the first of their twelve new recordings to mix and do a quick master on and release to the world for free via their website valientthorr.com
WE WERE FEARED – This film chronicles the rise and fall of The Cuckoos Nest, a famous Socal Punk Rock Club that was not only the birthplace of slam dancing but a key incubator to the surf, skate and extreme sports culture of today. During the late 1970s ‘The Nest, as it was known, played host or was home to almost every influential and soon to be famous punk bands including Black Flag, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, TSOL, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Fear and The Vandals, whose song, The Legend of Pat Brown, chronicles one of the more famous incidents at the The Nest. The saga of the The Nest and its owner Jerry Roach is one of the great untold stories of punk rock, until now. http://vimeo.com/10069009
DOWNLOAD 2010 – The highly-popular Download Festival is set to return to Donington on June 11th-13th and festival organizers have announced the initial lineup with AC/DC filling the headliner slot. Other confirmed acts at the 2010 installment of the fest include: Deftones, with Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Motorhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk
SLAYERS SEASONS IN THE ABYSS AND MEGADETHS RUST IN PEACE TO BE CORNERSTONES OF AMERICAN CARNAGE LIVE SETS – Megadeth and Slayer, who last toured the U.S. together 19 years ago on the Clash of the Titans extravaganza, have confirmed that they will each perform, start to finish, their 1990 releases – Slayers world-wide, million-selling Seasons In The Abyss and Megadeths Platinum Rust In Peace – on the upcoming Canadian and American Carnage Tours. The six-date Canadian Carnage kicks off July 23 in Quebec City, while the 19-city American Carnage dates begin August 11 in Glens Falls, NY. With Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, Testament will be Special Guest on all dates. www.slayer.net
SKATOPIA AMPHITHEATRE GRAND OPENING – AMERICAN SKATE FESTIVAL – June 25-26, 2010 featuring Fishbone and many more. www.skatopia.org
CHERIE CURRIE’S NEON ANGEL: A Memoir of a Runaway. When Cherie Currie, the lead singer of 1970s teenage girl group The Runaways, sat down to write her personal memoir, she never imagined the book would be made into a highly anticipated movie, starring some of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Cherie Currie is the original lead singer of 70s teenage, all-girl rock band The Runaways. At the tender age of 15, she joined the group, a talented group of girls who could play rock like no other female group before them. The girls, Currie with Joan Jett, and Lita Ford on guitar and Sandy West on drums, arrived on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, belting out provocative teen rebellion songs such as Cherry Bomb. As Cherie chronicles the bands rise from LA clubs to selling out their first US tour, she also weaves in a portrait of an amazing time in punk rock. The Runaways headlined shows with opening acts such as the Ramones, Van Halen, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Cheap Trick, and Blondie. They played at CBGBs, and got into the London punk scene and hung out with The Sex Pistols. With the help of multi-platinum hit songwriter and producer Kenny Laguna, Currie was able to have her book made into the feature film, The Runaways starring Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, New Moon, The Secret Lives of Bees) as Currie, and Kristen Stewart (Twilight, New Moon, Into The Wild, Panic Room) playing Joan Jett. The Runaways also stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as manager Kim Fowley, and Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal as Cheries mother. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com
DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summers Vans Warped Tour, starting with the August 7 show at the Utah State Fairgrounds in Salt Lake City, UT and ending at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR on August 15. Meanwhile, DROPKICK MURPHYS are currently on the road in Europe in advance of the March 16 release of their live CD/DVD LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, BOSTON MA on the bands own Born Bred Records (ILG). Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.
GENERATION X ON DEMAND – A new feature on Earth Patrol is Randy Katens Generation X – The Interviews. In addition to being a Sacramento skate legend and one of the N-MEN, Randy hosts a biweekly radio show, Generation X, on KBGA FM, Missoula, Montana. http://www.earthpatrolmedia.com/wordpress/?p=5792
DIGITAL MEDIA New Paintings by SKULLPHONE – Exhibition Dates June 5th – July 2nd, 2010. Digital Media, the new solo exhibition by Skullphone, brings the playfulness, obsession, irony and anxiety of the Los Angeles-based artists’s renowned street installations into the Subliminal Projects gallery space. In Digital Media, Skullphone examines the contradictions inherent in outdoor digital signage, demonstrating cause for both wonder and concern over the increasingly ubiquitous medium. The artist explores advertising, government and private enterprise signage, and the California landscape on which outdoor media proliferate, making permanent on panels what is removable and reprogrammable in outdoor space. Exhibit at Subliminal Projects – 1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. http://www.subliminalprojects.com
CLINTON PERRY PHOTO EXHIBIT – Please join Clinton Perry at Matching 1/2 Cafe Thursday, June 3rd, 2010?o view a new series of imagery from Portugal. http://clintonperryphotography.com
AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America includes 20 skatedecks, rare images, video of Native skaters and skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists. The exhibition will close June 27, 2010. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. Highlights include a never-before-seen 1969 image taken by skateboarding icon, Craig R. Stecyk III, of a skatedeck depicting traditional Native imagery and 1973 home-movie footage of Zephyr surf team members Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino-Tongva). The exhibition features the work of visual artists Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), Joe Yazzie (Navajo), Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) and highlights young Native skaters such as 20-year-old Bryant Chapo (Navajo) and 10-year-old Augustin and 7-year-old Armondo Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians). The exhibition originally appeared at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. from June 12-Sept. 13, 2009. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street. For information, call (212) 514-3700 or visit the museums Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu. Check out the coverage in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/arts/artsspecial/18SKATE.html
EPIC DAZE. This event will feature an all-star music line up with celebrity appearances, live art, political speakers – all coming together in a nationally recognized platform. The Cannabis Cup will last the entire weekend of June 18-20 in San Francisco, CA. The EPIC DAZE celebration will be held June 19th at The Mezzanine – 444 Jessie St. – SF, CA, and will without question be the highlight of the weekend. Featuring an ALL-STAR music line-up (Eagles of Death Metal, Lyrics Born, DJ RAS MG (of Sublime), Ila Mawana, celebrity appearances political speakers, comedians, live-art galleries, a video-game contest, and strictly the most notable and influential people in the cannabis culture. www.bcnorthernlights.com/epic-daze
STOKED SESSIONS 2010 – For the third consecutive year, Stoked LA presents Stoked Sessions art show and fundraiser, which will be held June 4th- 6th in downtown Culver City, California. Stoked is a unique nonprofit organization which provides mentoring to at risk youth through the vehicle of action sports building communication skills and self-esteem. Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions includes three exciting events to promote Stoked Sessions artists and their original artwork, spread awareness about Stoked, and fundraise for Stoked LA. The event will include over 45 of the most renown street and fine artists exhibiting their personal depictions of the visions of the next decade. Featuring a range of work in mixed mediums, the event set in the burgeoning art community of Culver City aims to expose attendees to the striking original work by artists such as Beautiful Losers director Aaron Rose, California based painters recently featured at Art Basel Clayton Brothers, Director of skateboard photography at DC Shoes Mike Blabac; graffiti and toy designer Sket One, graphic artist known for his work with ipath, Matador Records and Etnies, Craig Metzger, and female painter Lesley Reppeteaux known for her Art Nouveau inspired work. All proceeds from Stoked Sessions sales will directly benefit Stoked LA programs allowing for growth and participation to this integral non-profit. Artist Preview and VIP Party Date Friday, June 4, 7-11pm Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. This invitation only event offering an exclusive preview of the original artwork created for Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions. Guests have the opportunity to meet the Stoked Sessions artists and the first chance to buy the original artwork. Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions: Public Art Walk Date Saturday, June 5, Noon-8pm Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. An all-day public art walk throughout various Culver City galleries. Original Stoked Sessions art will be on display and available to buy. DJ Valida, J-LOGIC and Jun will be spinning tunes throughout the day. Entry is free, donation accepted. Stoked Artist Youth Workshop Date Sunday, June 6 Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. A creative workshop for Stoked LA mentoring pairs. Stoked Sessions artists will engage the kids in the art that inspires them. Together they will create original artwork to raise money for Stoked Mentoring programs. Be sure to visit www.stoked.org for more information on these events or to learn about the Stoked programs. For more event information and a list of artists go to www.stoked.org/stokedsessions2010
BILLABONG: Limited Edition Green Day Mass Hysteria Boardshorts – Billabong and Green Day have been working on a Design Coop which will release the new special limited edition, Green Day Mass Hysteria boardshort for 2010. A gray and black color palette of bold plaid with Green Days signature logo overlaid fit the image of the band perfectly, tying the rock n roll attitude championed by Green Day and the loose functional fashion of the surf culture. While not a Signature Model item specifically endorsed by one of Billabongs top professional surfers, the boardshort will be prominently worn by team riders from Billabong. And although the promotion of the Green Day boardshort was relatively low key, it will find its way into the store windows of key shops in places like Times Square and Main Street Huntington Beach. It will be in stores everywhere throughout the rest of 2010. www.billabong-usa.com
BIG BAD GREEN 4th Annual Revolt Summer Surf Series – The annual Green Surf Series is supported by surfers and media from around the globe and helps raise awareness for global environment issues. Each event will be webcast live at www.revoltsurfseries.com
Open Pro Am
Saturday June 12 Crystal Pier PB, CA
Saturday July 17 Ocean Beach Pier OB, CA
Saturday August 7 Pacific Beach Drive PB, CA
Saturday August 28 Crystal Pier PB, CA
BILLABONGS 4th ANNUAL DESIGN FOR HUMANITY – Billabongs Design For Humanity benefit to be held on Thursday, June 10th, 2010, is heading to a new location set in the heart of legendary NY streets on the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This massive fashion-music-art block party will feature two concert stages, DJ dance parties, a runway fashion show showcasing one of a kind Billabong bikinis, a custom art gallery in partnership with the Carmichael Gallery, live art installations, HitnRun live t-shirt screen printing, food trucks, a VIP street, and much more. www.designforhumanity.com
NIKE, INC. SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. OPEN OF SURFING – IMG Action Sports today announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with NIKE, Inc. for the prestigious U.S. Open of Surfing, www.usopenofsurfing.com, staged July 31 to August 8 in Huntington Beach, California. Building upon last year’s historic event that showcased epic waves, 500,000 fans and record prize money, the dynamic relationship integrates NIKE, Inc. brands Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse and the sports of surf, skate and BMX into the U.S. Open to create one of the largest and most innovative properties in action sports.
REEF CHANNELS THE BEST OF BRAZIL FOR 2010 MISS REEF CALENDAR – Shot on location in North Eastern Brazil, the 2010 Miss Reef Calendar is the first year in a limited series of five, set out to capture the exotic and sensual spirit of the brand. Each calendar from 2010-2015 will be shot in one South American location, with Miss Reefs native to the area as well as local photographers, to create the most authentic Latin experience. The 2010 Miss Reef calendar is available at core retail shops and on www.Reef.com/calendar