Check out the Telluride skatepark building process at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uqp-abX5EQ.
BRAZIL POOL CONTESTS – A series of pool contests are being planned in Brazil starting April 8th in the Guaratingeta keyhole in Sao Paulo. Followed by the Arpoador combi(dates to be annouced) and possibly two more venues (teardrop 70’s shape pool in south of Brazil and another keyhole in the south west). This will be an age divided event;below 30;30 to 35;35 to 40 and 40 and up. Date and location for the first venue are confirmed. For details email Bruno at
KRONIK ENERGY DESERT DOG BOWL BASH – Kronik Energy drink in partnership with World Cup Skateboarding, has collectively assembled top professional and amateur skateboarders to participate in the first-annual Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash. Held October 28 and 29, 2006 in Peoria, Arizona, the Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash is the first event of its kind to be staged in Arizona. www.desertdogbowlbash.com
PARTY – The Washington DC indoor skatepark Fight Club is having a Halloween party starting at 8pm. Bands, music, food and beer. 18 to skate. 21 to drink.
ZOO YORK and NEW ERA TEAM UP TO COMMEMORATE LIFE OF FALLEN NYC SKATEBOARDING ICON HAROLD HUNTER -This exclusive partnership will yield a limited-edition New Era 59FIFTY Harold Hunter commemorative cap, as well as the first-ever ‘Harold Hunter Day’ which will bring together NYC’s skateboarding community and surrounding scene on October 7th for a positive day of skating in honor of their beloved brother who passed away February 2006. The first-annual ‘Harold Hunter Day’ will go down on Saturday, October 7th in the Big Apple. From Noon – 5 PM an all-ages ‘Skate for H Jam’ will take place at the new Chinatown Skatepark located under the Manhattan Bridge, with music provided by legendary DJ’s Premier and Evil Dee. Then from 8 PM – Midnight, KCDC Skateshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will host a premier party for R.B. Umali’s new film about Harold entitled ‘Legends Never Die.’ ‘Harold Hunter Day’ is made possible with generous support from all the companies that played an integral role in Harold’s life including Shut Skates, 5boro Skateboards, Rockstar Bearings, UXA, Verte, Frank151, Official, Anything, Dave’s Quality Meats, Rival, Supreme, Autumn, KCDC, and Red Bull. All proceeds from the inaugural ‘Harold Hunter Day’ and the sale of Harold’s New Era 59FIFTY cap will be donated to Stoked Mentoring – a New York-based charitable organization close to Harold’s heart that utilizes action sports to positively impact the lives of at-risk inner-city youths. Find out more at: www.zooyork.com / www.neweracap.com / www.stokedmentoring.org
SKATEPARK OPENING – OCT 15 – Ridgeway, Colorado Skatepark Grand Opening – Live Music starting at noon featuring Genetic Funk, Leiana, Frontside Five and McRad.
2006 CALISKATZ HELLA HELLA NOR-CAL SHOW 2 at RIPON SKATEPARK OCTOBER 14TH – 12PM-6PM… 1st Place $1000.00. The Hella Hella Nor-Cal Show 2 is open to anyone 15 Years of age or older. 50 contestants max. This contest will carry a prize of $1000 for First place. For more www.caliskatz.com.
CONSPIRACY SKATES NEWS – The new SAIKOU (‘pronounced psycho’) DVD is out NOW! The Conspiracy Crew has been killing it all summer! Tim Johnson got 1st at the West Linn stop of the Oregon Trifecta and also took 1st at the South Park Showdown here in Colorado! Glen Charnoski got 1st at the Newberg stop of the Oregon Trifecta. He beat out the likes of Steve Caballero, Salba, and DP in the Masters Division! Derek Seurncky has also been busy: 1st at the Silverthorne Mountain Madness contest, 1st at the Aspen contest, and 1st at the Trinidad RIP games! www.conspiracyboards.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FROM THE CREATOR OF ‘JACKASS’ MEET MTV’S MODERN-DAY ODD COUPLE –‘ROB and BIG’ PREMIERING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND AT 10:30PM (ET/PT) – Meet MTV’s modern-day odd couple as the network premieres ‘Rob and Big,’ a new reality comedy series starring professional street skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard and best friend, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin. Premiering Thursday, November 2nd at 10:30PM (ET/PT), MTV showcases the unpredictable daily lives of this unlikely duo living together in Rob’s Hollywood Hills home where they experience the craziness of domestic life. ‘Rob and Big’ is created by Jeff Tremaine, one of the creators of MTV’s ‘Jackass’ and ‘Wildboyz’ series, as well as both ‘Jackass’ movies. Fans can get a sneak peek of ‘Rob and Big’ beginning October 26th as MTV, MTV.com and MTV Mobile services debut ‘Rob and Big: The Prequel’ – a five-minute look inside how this dynamic duo came to be. For more information about ‘Rob and Big’ visit www.mtv.com.
SKATE GUIDE TO ITALY’S BEST SKATE SPOTS – www.skatemap.it features a complete map of skatepark, ramps, and street spot in Italy with comments, photos, users rating and more. There is also a simple English version for all spots. All these spots are also featured in a small book distributed free of charge in all Italian skateshops. Check it out at www.SkateMap.it.
HOWL OF BEAM – Oct 28 @ E Warehouse – 311 Missouri Ave. N – Largo, FL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLAN B, SLAYER AND DANNY WAY – Plan B Skateboarding is proud to announce the exclusive collaboration between Plan B, Slayer and Danny Way. In this unique collaboration, Danny has teamed up with legendary metal kings and friends, Slayer, to create a limited edition series of Plan B skateboards. The Danny Way Slayer LTD series is made up of Danny Way Plan B Pro Models and will feature artwork from Slayer albums Haunting the Chapel, Show No Mercy, Reign In Blood, Season’s in the Abyss, Hell Awaits and South of Heaven. Each deck will be a black full-dip and available in two shapes. The first deck in the series is set for release in October 2006 and will feature the artwork from Haunting the Chapel. The remaining five decks in the series will be released in limited quantities throughout the rest of 2006 and 2007. For more info on Danny Way and Plan B Skateboards go to www.planbskateboarding.com. For more info on Slayer go to www.slayer.net
SKATE CONTEST – October 21st -Sub Zero Skate Contest at North East Philadelphia’s Whitehall Skate Park. Special guest Kevin Taylor. Send packages of product for giveaway during the contest to: Sub Zero Skate Shop ‘October JAM’ 520 South 5th Street Philadelphia PA 19147. www.oneskateboardco.com
TAMPA AM AND TAMPA PRO NEWS – Nike SB will be presenting the Tampa Am and Tampa Pro contests at SPOT in ’07. skateparkoftampa.com.
STREET STYLE BEST TRICK CONTEST and SKATE DEMO presented by the Venice Surf and Skateboard Association. Oct 28th, 2006 – at Main St and Windward Ave in Venice. Contest 1pm. Contact [email protected] or call 310-876-9833 for details.
TOY MACHINE’S ‘SUFFER THE JOY’ DVD – ‘Suffer the Joy’ is Toy Machine’s follow up to the award winning ‘Good and Evil’ and will focus on 5 special team riders: Johnny Layton, Matt Bennett, Austin Stephens, Diego ‘the Butcher’ Bucchieri and our new secret super AM, yet to be disclosed! You will also be seeing plenty of Billy Marks and Josh Harmony who, while skating their hearts out for the upcoming Fallen Shoes video, have managed to keep some bangers for ‘Suffer the Joy’. Ed Templeton will be making an appearance as well!
POWELL NEWS – George Powell will be celebrating 30 years of making high quality skateboard products this November. Pick up your favorite skateboard magazine for a chance to win free product. George will be giving away 300 items during the month of November. Ten items a day for thirty days. www.skateone.com
WEST 49 CANADIAN OPEN CONTEST HIGH AIR RESULTS –
Toronto, Canada – Sept 29-Oct 1, 2006 – 1 Jake Brown 2 Buster Halterman 2 Tony Mag 4 Shaun White 5 Rob Lorifice 6 Pierre-Luc Gagnon 6 Brian Patch. For event results and overall rankings check out www.wcsk8.com
SKATE VID – ‘Yesterday’s Future coming soon. Watch the teaser at www.underattacktour.com.
6TH ANNUAL SANDIA ALL AROUND CHALLENGE CONTEST RESULTS –
1 Ryan Ricker – TimeShip Racing / Dregs
2 Will Brunson -TimeShip Racing / Pocket Pistols
3 Andrew Mercado – Madrid / Pocket Pistols
4 John Rogers – Rogers Bros Racing / Abec 11
5 John Huey – Maryhill Ratz
6 Dave Rogers – Rogers Bros. Racing / Abec 11
7 James West Jr. – TimeShip Racing / Longboard Larry
8 David Angelus
9 Seth Cox – Skate School / Ricker Racing
10 David Price -TimeShip Racing / Seismic
Women’s All Around
Isa Ruiz -TimeShip Racing / Pink
Judith Rogers – Rogers Bros. Racing / Pink
Claire Bartlett -TimeShip Racing / Skate School
ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBERS – Element Skateboards is pleased to announce the addition of four new team riders to its roster of world class skateboarders. New Pro Chad Tim Tim and new Ams Mike Barker, Jimmy Lannon, and Levi Brown have joined the Element family.
LG ACTION SPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS is coming to Reunion Arena in
downtown Dallas, Texas October 27-29! The best of the best will be on hand for this huge prize money season-ending ‘Superbowl of Action Sports.’ A small sampling of the top pros competing at the event include action sports all-stars Dave Mirra, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Ryan Nyquist, Andy Macdonald, Fabiola Da Silva, Jamie Bestwick, Takeshi and Eito Yasutoko, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Sandro Dias, Kevin Robinson, Chad Kagy, Simon, Tabron, Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer and 150 more top pros! In addition to the world-class competitions, the LG Action Sports World Championships will feature an amazing lineup of live concerts performed on a stage that is actually part of the street course including Deftones, Unwritten Law, Shinedown, Evans Blue and Burden Brothers, each headlining a different session! Tickets are only $15 per session in advance and are available at Ticketmaster.com or the American Airlines Center box office. Don’t miss the national broadcasts of the 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, airing on November 26 at 5:00 PM EST and on December 30 at 5:00 pm EST on CBS Sports and throughout January and February on Versus! For more information www.LGactionsports.com/Championships.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SKATE CHAOS IN TEJAS – Skate Chaos in Tejas presented by Virgin Mobile rallied youth from the greater Dallas area for an all-day skateboarding contest to raise funds and awareness to at-risk youth and street kids. Pro skaters Willy Santos, James Craig and Pat Duffy skated with the kids and Kareem Campbell made a special guest appearance to sign autographs. The visiting pros signed the backs and boards of kids and skated Mike Crum’s skate shop, CandS. Back at the skate park, dressed from head to toe in genuine country-western garb, the city-born and bread duo Chris Casey and Captain Fun of ‘The Captain and Casey Show’ puttered around on a golf cart carrying visiting pros, while barking witty antics though an over-sized bull horn. Fueled by the Texan sun, 27 local amateurs delivered one wild skateboard show-down. The top six skated in a jam format and were placed by the pros judging. Holding the first three titles were skaters of the CandS skate shop, in 1st place, Jason Kispner, 19, in 2nd Kolbe Petrus, 19 and in 3rd Jonathan Sturgeon, 16. Also placing in the finals were Kechaud Johnson, 19 of the Indusrial team, Westin Jonder, 15 and Steve Baker, 18. Kispner, of Frisco, TX received a wildcard to the LG Championships, held for October 27th through the 29th.
SKATE CONTEST – etnies Presents the Third Annual GvR! -This October 20-22 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, California, GvR brings together the best professional skateboarders in the world aligned by stance, Goofy foot and Regular foot, in the end-all-be-all barometer of stance domination. Team Goofy has appointed Dave Swift, editor-in-chief of The Skateboard Mag, as their captain, while the Regulars appointed SLAP Magazine’s Mark Whiteley and Joe Brook as co-captains. Each team captain will choose five skaters worthy to go right to the finals, while the rest of the riders must endure Saturday’s Qualifiers to make the cut. Ten per team will qualify on Saturday and fifteen skaters from each team will then compete in the finals on Sunday. Sanctioned by the World Cup of Skateboarding, etnies GvR has invited more than 100 of the top professional skateboarders from around the world to compete for the $70,000 purse and supreme stance braggin’ rights. Invitees include 2005 GvR MVP’s Ronnie Creager (Goofy) and Chris Cole (Regular), Ryan Sheckler, Bastien Salabanzi, Andrew Reynolds, Nyjah Huston, Rodrigo TX, Colt Cannon, Jereme Rogers, Mark Appleyard and many more. A highlight of the weekend will be a special performance by the Beastie Boys immediately following the contest at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Stay tuned to the etnies GvR web site, gvr.etnies.com, to find out how to get free tickets.
BUY A T-SHIRT – SUPPORT SKATEBOARDING – FDR September 2006… keep the build alive…. buy a shirt. FDR Skatepark needs your support. It’s September 2006 and FDR locals are united and building new terrain. We have two new areas built (photos highlighted in yellow), and have a great start on a pool (bottom photo). You can help us keep the build alive – buy an FDR double-griffin shirt. If your size and color combination is unavailable, choose one that is and buy it for a friend or relative. Just make sure you buy one, because every shirt sale counts, and we need to finish the pool before winter hits. $15 each plus $4.65 postage (priority mail with delivery confirmation). All proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to building materials for the current project. Request shirt color/size combo: [email protected] – Black Red Navy Gold Grey and sizes – Child, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXL.
WALL RIDE NEWS – Discovery Channel’s ‘Stunt Junkies.’ is a weekly series about the design and implementation of a stunt and the science behind it. In an upcoming episode, Chad Shetler will attempt to do an impressive transition wall ride. Unlike the first ever World Record Wall Ride presented by Juice Magazine and the USSA/WSA, this wall ride will feature a transition ramp instead of a bank to wall ride. Aaron Murray and Brad Edwards set the current Guinness World Record for the first ever World Record Wall Ride in Hollywood, CA in August 2005. Stay tuned to the Discovery Channel for more.
EA ANNOUNCES SKATE FOR PLAYSTATION 3 AND XBOX 360 – The closest thing to being on a skateboard, Electronic Arts announced today that SKATE will be released for the PlayStation3 system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system in 2007. SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard videogame experience to date. SKATE’s unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating versus the typical button mashing gameplay of past skating games. Featuring physics-driven animations, gamers will have a unique gaming experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same.
HOSOI NEWS – Quiksilver has announced the new documentary ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi’. Experience this inside look into the rise, fall and rebirth of a true skateboarding pioneer and legend. Directed by Cesario ‘Block’ Montano, written by Peter Alton, and narrated by Dennis Hopper, the 90 minute film will be released on DVD in November and will be available in skate shops, video stores, and other better entertainment distributors around the world. www.quiksilver.com/risingson
‘RISING SON – The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi’ – Skull Skates, in conjunction with Spectrum Skatepark Creations, is proud to present, ‘Rising Son – The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi’ as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. There will be a matinee showing on Sat. Sept. 30, 06 at The Ridge Theater and an evening showing on Sunday Oct. 1, 06 at the Granville 7 theater. For more information and advance tickets for both showings, check out: www.viff.org
SAVE THE BRO BOWL – The city of Tampa Parks and Rec Dept invite all interested residents to two public meetings concerning the development of a master plan for the Perry Harvey Sr. Skatepark aka Bro Bowl. Attendees will be asked to share their ideas. Meetings to be held Oct 14th and Oct 23 at Central Park Auditorium @ 1000 India St. in Tampa, FL. Bowl jam at the Bro Bowl after the meetings. The city has no idea how historical this bowl has become for the skateboarding community. It was built about 1979 and is still in great shape. It’s in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game which is sold and played all over the world. The city is emphasizing history in the new park proposal by putting up expensive signs and statues, but is willing to sacrifice a historical skateboarding landmark already there. The Bro Bowl already meets or excedes the criteria for a landmark. Unless the city receives enough support saying so, we could lose the Bro Bowl forever. Please e-mail Brad Suder at [email protected] and come to the meetings with as many people as possible. If you can’t make the meeting remember that every e-mail sent is public record. Tell the city to leave the Bro Bowl where it’s at, and help burn skateboarding into Tampa, Florida’s history forever. Please help by forwarding this e-mail into cyber space to reach as many skaters as possible!!! Thank you. David Miller at [email protected]
NEW SHOE – DVS Shoe Company is proud to introduce the first-ever Jereme Rogers Pro Model. Jereme will be dropping his full length video November 2006 entitled ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’. Jereme will be joined by AMs Eli Reed, Lamare Hemmings and Torey Pudwill. Jereme will have a full length part along with the mentioned AM’s and more! Visit DVSSkate.com
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Oct. 12-15 PlayStation Pro Orlando, Fla. – TD Waterhouse Centre
VINTAGE SKATE VIDEOS ON DVD PRESS RELEASE – NSI Video has released some of their Old School Vintage Skate, Surf, Snowboard and Motocross videos on DVD for the upcoming season! Vintage Skateboard DVD’S: Duel at Diablo, Streetstyle in Tempe, Ohio Skateout, Gotcha Grind, Savannah Slamma III, Summer Sessions and Sacto Street Contest. TO ORDER CALL: NSI Video (310) 374-7476.
SKATE CONTEST – Halloween Havok @ the Boulder Skatepark – Boulder, CO. – Sat. Oct 28th. Registration begins at 9am presented by Boulder Parks and Rec. Dept. and the YMCA of Boulder Valley. Helmets and costumes required. $10 entry fee info: (303) 443-4474 ext.4615 or [email protected] Sponsored by Pig Wheels, Creature, Conspiracy, Toy Machine, Bennett, Meta, Mountain Madness, Null and Foundation.
SKATE CONTEST – Oct 28 – Midwest Bowl Riders Contest @ 3rd Lair Skatepark – Golden Valley, MN. www.midwestbowlriders.com.
GOOD WORKS – Brendan Borek Family Volume 3 CD. – The benefit CD is a grassroots music initiative that benefits a non-profit pediatric cancer fund (The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund) in NJ that looks after children and families dealing with pediatric cancer. Family Volume 3 consists of a double disk limited edition cd set with unreleased music from Jack Johnson and G.Love, Pepper, McRad, The White Buffalo, Dave Quicks, Don McCloskey, Bad Brains and Chino Moreno of the Deftones. It also features music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Diplo, The Weakerthans, Donavon Frankenreiter, Safety Orange, The Beautiful Girls, Adam Arcuragi, Timmy Curran, Goons Of Doom, State Radio, Joanna Newsom, Hello Stranger, The AB’s, Slightly Stoopid And Toko Tasi, Bouncing Souls, Mishka, Metroplex, Meg and Dia, Matt Costa, Leiana, Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), and Face To Face. This past December Chino Moreno (Deftones), Doc and Darryl Jennifer (Bad Brains) and Chuck Treece (McRad) met up at Maja Studios in Philadelphia to re-record a version of ‘Rock For Light’ for this amazing benefit CD. For more info on The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund or making a donation go to: website: www.brendansfund.org. Family Volume 3 will be available at the events in New Jersey or online at the end of August at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/familycomp3.
For Immediate Release – THE ROLLING STONES’ ROCK FILES: TRUTH OR LIES? EAGLE VISION TO RELEASE MAJOR DOCUMENTARY OCTOBER 17 — Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Vision subsidiary, will release The Rolling Stones’ Rock Files: Truth Or Lies on October 17. The 87-minute documentary spans 41 years in the life of the greatest rock’n’roll band ever from its 1961 inception through to its triumphant 40 Licks tour in 2002. It comes with bonus footage of archival performances. The Rolling Stones have recorded 437 songs on 24 albums. They have been the subject of feature films, tribute albums and hordes of books. They have defined their generation, playing the dark polar opposite of The Beatles (Let It Be and Let It Bleed were released within months of each other, the titles alone serving as a perfect encapsulation of each band’s public persona). Rock Files: Truth Or Lies pulls no punches. From the songs to the scandals…from the crises to the excesses…you hear from the lawyers, you hear Mick himself, on the courthouse steps, expounding upon drugs, McCartney and Christianity. Cameras follow Keith into court for his drug bust. Cameras are at Mick and Bianca’s wedding. A spotlight is focused on the legendary manager Andrew Loog Oldham. A bizarre short to insure damage control when their reputation got out of hand is included. The era of ‘Swinging Britain’ is revisited on Carnaby Street with Mary Quant and other scenesters. And, the most infamous rock’n’roll arrest of all, starring Marianne Faithful, which came to be known as The Redland Raid, is remembered.
JENNY LENS NEWS – Punk rock photographer Jenny Lens’ first solo book is called ‘Before Hardcore’ and is coming out next year from Rizzoli. For more go to www.jennylens.com.
SOUR VEIN NEWS – Europeans, hide your drugs! US sludge metal masters Sourvein will be pairing up with Japan’s own murder-rockers Church of Misery for a butchering of the European continent. The tour will be in support of their new split 7′ picture disc out now on Dada Drumming, as well as a slew of new CoM releases and Sourvein’s upcoming This Dark Reign release, the ‘ Septic Werewolf’ EP, the much anticipated follow up to ‘Emerald Vulture’. For more go to www.thisdarkreign.com.
AMERICAN HARDCORE – Rhino Entertainment will release the soundtrack to the film American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock (1980-1986) on October 10, 2006. Emerging in the early 1980s, hardcore punk championed independent thought and a fuck-you attitude – all with a fierce ‘Do-It-Yourself’ aesthetic. More than just loud, fast music driven by primal aggression, bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag helped launch an underground social movement that tapped into the disaffection of misfit kids who came of age in the Reagan era. Filmmaker Paul Rachman and writer Steven Blush capture the spirit of this subculture with their documentary, American Hardcore, and Rhino Records delivers the hard-hitting soundtrack. www.rhino.com. American Hardcore – The History Of American Punk Rock (1980-1986) – Motion Picture Soundtrack Track Listing
1. ‘Nervous Breakdown’ – Black Flag
2. ‘Out Of Vogue’ – Middle Class
3. ‘Pay To Cum’ – Bad Brains
4. ‘Fucked Up Ronnie’ – D.O.A.
5. ‘Red Tape’ – Circle Jerks
6. ‘Filler’ – Minor Threat
7. ‘I Remember’ – MDC
8. ‘Nic Fit’ – Untouchables
9. ‘Kill A Commie’ – Gang Green
10. ‘Boston Not L.A.’ – The Freeze
11. ‘Straight Jacket’ – Jerry’s Kids
12. ‘Boiling Point’ – SS Decontrol
13. ‘Who Are You?/Time To Die’ – Void
14. ‘Came Without Warning’ – Scream
15. ‘Friend Or Foe’ – Negative Approach
16. ‘Bad Attitude’ – Articles Of Faith
17. ‘Think For Me’ – Die Kreuzen
18. ‘My Minds Diseased’ – Battalion Of Saints
19. ‘I Hate Sports’ – 7 Seconds
20. ‘Brickwall’ – Big Boys
21. ‘I Was A Teenage Fuckup’ – Really Red
22. ‘I Hate Children’ – Adolescents
23. ‘Enemy For Life’ – YDI
24. ‘Runnin’ Around’ – D.R.I.
25. ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ – Cro-Mags
26. ‘Ha Ha Ha’ – Flipper
THE SLITS RETURN WITH A NEW RELEASE AND A US TOUR – One of the most significant female punk bands of the late 70s has reunited and front woman Ari Up is bringing them to the USA for their first full-length tour in over two and a half decades. THE SLITS featuring Ari-Up and Tessa Pollit, will be doing a 4 week reunion tour of select cities in the US around their showcase at CMJ. The trek is slated to kick off just before the band’s first new material in two decades, the Revenge of the Killer Slits EP, hits shelves on October 17 via SAF Records. As previously reported, the EP features Slits Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt joined by such guests as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and Adam and the Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni and backing vocals supplied by Cook’s daughter Holly, Tessa’s daughter Phoebe and Mick Jones’ daughter Lauren. The live show is rounded out with new and talented girls, including Holly Cook.
GRANT BIRTTAIN PHOTO ART SHOW @ OPT Underground Gallery – at 918 Mission Ave Suite B Oceanside, CA. Show runs Oct 28-Nov 25th. For info call 760-722-3348.
ANCELL-YATER ULTIMATE SURFBOARD ART OPENING -‘WATER COLUMNS’ the title of the art surfboard show, featuring the collaboration of REYNOLDS YATER and KEVIN ANCELL. These are the ultimate art surfboards. Reynolds Yater the current pope of surfing with his 60 years of proven surfboard shape and design hooked up with Kevin Ancell who needs no intrduction in the current art world, have created a collection of the finest art surfboards ever produced. This limited collection of ultimate surfsticks will be featured at the KLAPPER GALLERY in Beverly Hills. The opening reception for’ WATER COLUMNS’ will be OCT 12 at 5:00 pm 8759 BEVERLY BLVD. For info call 310 652-6552.
OBEY GIANT ART would like to invite you to… Shepard Fairey Solo Exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery Los Angeles RISE ABOVE. The title ‘Rise Above’ is inspired by the lyrics of one of Shepard Fairey’s favorite punk bands, Black Flag. Beyond just a Black Flag reference, ‘Rise Above’ is both an attempt to reveal and skewer abuses of power, governmental hypocrisy, and loss of civil liberties, as well as a call for people to rise above these problems. Fairey’s work encourages people who don’t like the system to change it or work outside of it. Exhibition runs September 16th through October 14th, 2006 at Merry Karnowsky Gallery located at 170 South La Brea Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90036. www.mkgallery.com
BISCUITFEST: Oct 7-8, 2006. For more go to http://www.Biscuitfest.org. For details email [email protected]
ED TEMPLETON ART EXHIBIT – Look for Ed Templeton’s work this November through February in the exhibition titled Americans, which reports in 14 picture series on the social upheavals, crises and changes in U.S. society since World War II. Participating artists: Richard Avedon, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, Ryan McGinley, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Rosalind Solomon, Burk Uzzle… Curated by: Peter Weiermair. For additional information, visit www.emericaskate.com
SURF PHOTO ART SHOW – ‘Good, Bad and the Objectionable’ mixed media group art show opening on Saturday October 7th. Chris Rohloff has organized the show at Universal Art Gallery in Venice. Jill Ash will be displaying black and white, punk rock photos from the late 70’s along with the Rohloff’s surf photos and four amazing artists. The opening reception is on Saturday, October 7th from 7pm-11pm. Wine, refreshments, and Hors D’oeuvres. The show will be on display through November 16th. www.grantrohloff.com
etnies Girl Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month During October
Lake Forest, CA. (October 02, 2006) – Throughout the month of October, etnies Girl is supporting ‘Keep A Breast Kings and Queens,’ a special exhibition taking place in San Francisco. The show fuses skateboarding’s past and present, uniting the most influential men and women in the industry to raise awareness for breast cancer. Breast casts of musicians Pink and Joan Jett, etnies Girl athlete Elissa Steamer and more have been decorated for the exhibition by leading athletes and artists such as Mark Gonzales, Robert Williams, Ed Templeton and Wes Humpston. Curated and documented by skate photographer D’sir’e Astorga, the casts will be showcased alongside Astorga’s photographs depicting the casting process from strips of plaster to artistic creation. ‘Keep A Breast Kings and Queens’ officially opens on Oct. 7 at the Receiver Gallery in the Mission District, San Francisco. The show will be open to the public through Oct. 29. All casts will be auctioned online at www.keep-a-breast.org.
SURF MOVIE – ‘Chasing the Lotus’ will be premiering in select movie theaters
starting next month. Please see the dates below and visit www.chasingthelotus.com for more information.
October 6, Isla Vista Theater, Santa Barbara
October 19, Vet’s Hall, Santa Cruz
October 26, Chumash Auditorium, San Luis Obispo
November 10, Cucalorus Theater, North Carolina
December 14, Pierside Theater, Huntington Beach
December 21, Village Theater, Manhattan Beach
December 28, La Paloma Theater, Encinitas
More dates/theaters will be added…
2006 VENICE SURF-A-THON RESULTS.
Jr Mens: 1st Place – Tyler Packem, 2nd place – Ryan, 3rd – Miles Krumpick. Mens:
1st – Tonan Ruiz, 2nd – Teague Muir,3rd – Marcelo Empinada, Masters: 1st – Tonan Ruiz, 2nd – Adrian Reef, 3rd – Jacque Aureille. Groms: 1st- Justin Marchard 2nd – Alex Pierre 3rd – Sal.T. Mens Longboard:1st – Scot Adams 2nd – Brock,3rd – Asam Salam.Womens Longboard: 1st – Jasmine Lyon ,2nd – Mel Berry 3rd – Brtiney Adams.
2006 LOST ENERGY DRINK ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES SET FOR HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the ISA World Surfing Games 2006 will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California, USA, October 14 – 22, 2006. The 2006 ISA World Surfing Games, produced by Surfing America will bring the best surfers from around the globe to Huntington Beach to compete on behalf of their respective countries. The ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over 50 countries in six continents. Top surfers from more than 25 nations, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, Tahiti, the United Kingdom and our own USA team will represent their countries as they compete for individual and team medals.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine – September 26th – October 1st 2006 – A relatively untouched tropical paradise in the southeast of the Philippines Archipelago is set to host an international field of world-class surfers for the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine. Siargao Island; a jungle-drenched jewel with its virgin beaches and warm clear waters will transform as surfers from Australia, Bali, Japan, South Africa and the USA test their skills against arguably the world’s premier right-hand tubing reef-break, the infamous ‘Cloud Nine’. An the 12th annual exclusive specialty event held amidst the Philippine’s cyclic typhoon season, the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine offers a limited round of 32 surfers the chance to compete in one of surfing’s elite arenas. Scheduled to commence on the 26th September, 2006 and running through to the 1st October, 2006, the unique Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine boasts an astounding USD$11,000 prize purse as well as an exciting second-chance format that will ensure surfers a six-day surfing window for a mere 9 hours of competition surfing. As a result, surfers will be given optimal surfing conditions to test their tube-riding prowess.
CUIZON STILL IN THE LEAD FOR THE $10,000 TRIFECTA PRIZE BONUS, YEOMANS A CLOSE SECOND – An exciting points race is heating up as the third and final stop of the Macy’s California Trifecta
Surf Series presented by Jeep approaches. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), four-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep will take place in Santa Cruz, Calif., October 17-22, 2006. As the final WQS contest on the U.S. mainland ASP North American Tour, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic will provide the last opportunity for the top Trifecta contenders to earn points toward the $15,000 Trifecta prize purse as well as critical WQS points. The Trifecta offers a $33,333 prize purse to the surfer who takes first place in the three California WQS events. Since Dustin Cuizon (Ewa Beach, HAW), currently rated 19th on the WQS, did not win the Newport Beach Pro presented by Jeep the competition will now focus on the overall points winner. The Trifecta, along with Action Sports Group (ASG) and ASP North America, will award an overall points-winner bonus of $10,000, a second-place bonus of $3,500 and a third-place bonus of $1,500. Cuizon’s win at the Body Glove Surfbout presented by Adio in April put him on top of the Trifecta ratings. His fourth-place finish at last weeks 2006 Newport Beach Pro keeps him in the Trifecta lead, but Nate Yeomans’ (San Clemente, CA) first-place finish has narrowed the gap to just 90 points going into the O’Neill Cold Water Classic. Rounding out the top four contenders for the $15,000 Trifecta prize purse is the 2006 Newport Beach Pro runner-up Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard, CA) with 1,830 points and South Bay stand out Alex Gray (Palos Verdes, CA) with 1,545 points. Catch all the excitement and drama of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series Final at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic with streaming video and live scoring starting October 17th at www.oneill.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – $20,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY AS THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO HONOR THE WORLD’S BEST SURFERS AT THE 2006 SURFER POLL AND VIDEO AWARDS PRESENTED BY SUZUKI AUTOMOTIVE – Over 2,000 people arrived in red-carpet style to honor the top names in surfing last night at the 34th annual ‘SURFER Poll and Video Awards Presented by Suzuki Automotive’ at The Grove of Anaheim, Calif. In the end, Slater once again reigned victorious. In the women’s category, former world champion and Peruvian sensation, Sofia Mulanovich, secured the top position to win her second SURFER Poll award. It was also a night of firsts at the 2006 SURFER Poll Awards. The musical performance by Tim Curran and friends was the first time a musical guest played at a SURFER Poll, and the first ever ‘Breakthrough Filmmaker’ award was given to Brian Connely for his film, My Eyes Won’t Dry. Dane Reynolds swept up two award firsts for himself, winning ‘Best Male Performance’ and ‘Movie of the Year’ with his film, First Chapter. Other Video Award winners included Nathan Hedge for ‘Best Tuberide,’ Sofia Mulanovich for ‘Best Female Performer,’ Secret Machine for ‘Best Cinematography,’ and Garrett McNamara for ‘Worst Wipeout.’ Tyler Smith was presented with the ‘Heavy Water Award presented by Corona’ and Frank Quirarte received the ‘Photo of the Year’ award. Event results are posted at www.surfermag.com and for the fourth consecutive year FUEL TV will broadcast a one-hour television special. Check www.fuel.tv for airdates and times.