YOU’VE GOT A CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO THE BONES BRIGADE PREMIERE!

Stacy Peralta’s film, Bones Brigade : An Autobiography will have it’s West Coast premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the evening of Thursday, February, 2nd at 8:00pm and you have a chance to go! Here’s how it works. Name the skateboarder in the photo and caption the photo in the comments section and you’re officially entered to win two tickets! HINT: HE’S IN THE NEW ISSUE OF JUICE MAGAZINE!

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photo: Dan Levy

PRIZES
TWO winners will receive two tickets to the premiere. However, you are responsible for being in Santa Barbara on February 2nd in order to claim your prize.

Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Stacy Peralta and George Powell have all confirmed their attendance. A Q & A will follow the film.

GET TO KNOW: FERAL BABIES bassist Marc Cody

FERAL BABIES
CONCEIVED: February, 2011
WHERE: Tampa, FL
BAND MATES: Sulynn Hago, Andy Stern, Justin Arnold
MUSICIAN NAME: Marc Cody

BRIEFING

I MOST ADMIRE: My Dad
THE SKY IS BLUE BECAUSE: It reflects off the ocean.  Didn’t you learn that in like 6th grade?
FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT: Subway
WHERE I ITCH THE MOST: Trigger finger
BEST PLACE TO BUY EQUIPMENT: Small shops
YOU PISS ME OFF BY: Play me some Christmas music
BEST WAY I PISS YOU OFF:  I’ll pee in your guitar.  Perhaps I will call you a “sissy”.
IF I RULED FOR A DAY I WOULD: Do it in the road.
WORST BAND IN HISTORY: That new Metallica/Lou Reed thing.
BEST BAND IN HISTORY: Ramones
PROUDEST MOMENT: When I played my first gig.
FAVORITE BAND: Ramones
BEST BAND LATELY: Star Fucking Hipsters
IF I COULD HANG WITH ANYONE *dead or alive* FOR A DAY: Charles Bukowski

SOME QUESTIONS TO PONDER

What do you think about music labels and the music industry in total?
I think that the internet has made music labels and record companies obsolete.  Musicians today can make their music available to the world completely on their own using the sorcery of the Web. This definitely hurts the music industry but it’s wonderful for artists everywhere.

What sacrifices have you made to be a musician?
I am not as smart as I probably should be.  I also had to abandon real ambition and wear shitty clothes.  The people around me often smell.

Where do you draw the inspiration for songs?
I think that everyday problems and life occurrences are the best inspirations for songs.  I wanted to write a song called “Japandemonium” but my singer, Justin, said “no”. I also love to read and think that it expands your capacity to be creative.

What are you doing today?
Trying to be witty for this interview.  Also, the basketball game is on.

What music projects are you currently working on?
Feral Babies takes up most of my time musically but I also do a metal project with my buddy, Louie, called the Jim Jones Jamboree.  It’s a thrash-heavy extravaganza.

Did you or do you have any groupies?
I don’t kiss and tell.

How important are politics in todays society?
I really like to keep my ear open to what is going on in politics but for the most part I feel that politicians just simply feed us what they think we want to hear in order to obtain or hold on to power.  Many of these people are dangerous idiots and they should stay away from children.

Do you think you will make a bigger impression on the world as a musician or doing something else? If something else, then what?
I would like to think that the music I have created with my friends throughout my time as a musician brings people happiness and they never tire of listening to it.

Who was your favorite bandmate?
My old band, Arm The Poor, had an inflatable whale named Frank The Asshole who hung around us for a bit. He was alright.

Ultimate band to open for?
Ramones

What was your favorite gig?
When Feral Babies got to play with Off!  That was amazing!

What made you want to be in a band?
Playing guitar by yourself gets boring.

Who do you aspire to be in 5 years?
Myself

What do you see in the future of punk rock?
Well there is absolutely no money in it.  You have to do it because you love it!  As long as there are kids who have a passion for good music and have a will to play it, punk will always be around.

Are you hungry right now?
I could go for a sandwich.  Are you buying?

SELF PORTRAIT


CHOOSE ONE

BLACK FLAG or CIRCLE JERKS: Circle Jerks
DEAD BOYS or CRO MAGS: Dead Boys
MAD SIN or DOA: DOA
AGNOSTIC FRONT or THE GERMS: The Germs
THE CASUALTIES or PENNYWISE: The Casualties
ADOLESCENTS or NEW YORK DOLLS: New York Dolls
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES or THE DEAD MILKMEN: Dead Milkmen
FLOGGING MOLLY or THE ADICTS: Flogging Molly
FUGAZI or SUBHUMANS: Subhumans
MISFITS or THE CLASH: Misfits
BAD BRAINS or MINOR THREAT: Bad Brains
OPERATION IVY or DEAD KENNEDYS: Dead Kennedys

If you’d like to take him to lunch. Leave us a comment and we’ll send him your info :)

PROTECT THE FULLERTON SKATEPARK

fullerton skateparkThe Fullerton Skate Park at Independence Park has been temporarily closed for potential repairs, to address safety concerns, and for consideration of the future plans of the facility. These items include graffiti removal, potential fencing improvements, and resolution of numerous liability and other insurance issues related to activities at the facility.
You are invited to meet with Parks & Recreation staff to discuss these issues on Thursday, February 2, 4:30pm at the Fullerton Main Library, Osborne Room. We would like to gain your feedback and hear your concerns as we prepare to present some options to the Parks and Recreation Commission on February 13, 2012, 6:30pm, in the City Council Chambers. PLEASE COME!! SUPPORT SKATE PARKS!!!

SPLINTERS opening FEBRUARY 3RD in NYC & LA

OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

SPLINTERS

A SnagFilms Release
WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY
SURFER MAGAZINE’S 2011 SURFER POLL AWARDS

splinters

A film by Adam Pesce
NEW YORK: OPENING ON FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Cinema Village

LOS ANGELES: OPENING ON FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica (February 3)
Laemmle’s Monica 4-plex (February 4-5)

All LA screenings followed by Q&A with director Adam Pesce and producer Perrin Chiles.
For additional markets and theatrical dates please visit the Splinters website.

Running Time 94 mins, Not Rated

Directed by Adam Pesce
Produced by Perrin Chiles
Edited by Kim Roberts

SPLINTERS is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way.

AWARDS
SURFER Poll Awards 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hawaii International Film Festival 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
London Surf Film Festival 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
Newport Beach Film Festival 2011 AUDIENCE AWARD
Tribeca Film Festival 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION
Film Festival Amsterdam 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION(International Documentary)

 

 

LOOK INTO IT IF YOU KNOW HOW at the NEW IMAGE ART GALLERY

“Look into it – if you know how…” A new show by longtime artist and friend, Rich Jacobs opens Saturday, January 28, 2012. In this new exhibition, Jacobs leads with the feelings associated with the creative process. In making abstract work the artist investigates the question of why he himself is drawn to making things. Jacobs’s newest body of work shows a more mature departure from his well-known figurative character heads that we have seen in the past, yet follow the same atonal rhythms that his music displays. With almost 100 new pieces including works on wood, pencil drawings, renderings, and patterns, Jacobs modestly asks that viewer just consider his works for a brief moment. “Beauty is a rare thing” says the artist, he hopes one will be inspired to make things after viewing the show. “Just a glance” he requests, “a look into it – if you can.”

Coinciding with this new exhibition will be a small “Move” group show, curated by Rich Jacobs. Featuring one piece each by artists: Sandy Yang, Aya Muto, Jeff Canham, Amanda Marsalis, James Gallagher, Billy Sprague, Orion Shepherd , Kelly Nicholson, Jordin Isip, Simone Shubuck, Erika Barboa, Clint Woodside, Tim Kerr, and possibly more. Each artist has been selected by Jacobs to show the influences and sometimes inspirations for his abstract works. As one approaches the gallery entrance -the viewer will instantly be asked a lot to visually consider. is it a large group show or the work of one artist? there seems to be groups of work that seem informed by one another but only somewhat loosely…there is a line that ties them together-what is it? It my just be the line, the energy, the color….wow the palette has changed some over the years too…a little brighter and hopeful this time. We invite you to “Look into it – if you know how.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce U.S. Headlining Tour


Following a short batch of dates with Clutch in December, Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are pleased to announce a U.S. headlining tour this March. Set to commence on March 1 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the trek will hit 15 cities including two performances at this year’s SXSW Music Conference in Austin. The band will be joined by Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm Of Light.

Commented vocalist/bassist Mike Dean of the upcoming shows: “We think the lineup of music on this tour is really compatible without every band doing the same thing. We’re really proud to be on this bill and touring on a new album.”

As a precursor to the tour, the band will play one-off show with Hail!Hornet at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina on January 22. The special performance will coincide with a screening of Slow Southern Steel, the long-anticipated southern metal documentary produced by Rwake vocalist, CT.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Hail!Hornet
1/22/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm Of Light
03/01/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
03/02/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
03/03/2012 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
03/05/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
03/06/2012 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
03/07/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL
03/08/2012 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
03/09/2012 Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
03/10/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
03/11/2012 Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN
03/12/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
03/14/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
03/15/2012 SXSW – Austin, TX ! #
03/17/2012 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA #
03/18/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL #
! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr

The U.S. run of dates will coincide with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s self-titled full-length, set for North American release on February 28, 2012 via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, the 11-track offering was produced by the band in cooperation with long-time collaborator John Custer, mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and sports artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire). Featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, the album’s release closes a six year recording gap and completes over a year of concentrated writing and recording for the band.

“C.O.C. weren’t following any trends. They just incorporated all the things they liked about thrash, punk and ‘70s metal originators Black Sabbath into their constantly evolving sound. It secured them artistic and commercial credibility.” — Allmusic.com

MADE IN L.A. 2012

Representing Emerging and Under-represented Artists in LA
Barnsdall Art Park – Los Angeles, CA
6/3 thru 11/2/12

The Hammer Museum presents Made in L.A., the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions focused on artwork created in the Los Angeles region. Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART, will be presented at the Hammer Museum, LA><ART and the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park from June 3 – September 2, 2012. Building upon the tradition of Hammer Invitational exhibitions, Made in L.A. 2012 will feature roughly 60 artists with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. The Hammer is also pleased to announce that Wells Fargo has come on board as Made in L.A 2012’s Presenting Sponsor, an important and substantial commitment to this inaugural citywide event.

Made in L.A. 2012 is organized by a team of curators from both institutions including Hammer Senior Curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer Curator Ali Subotnick, LA><ART Director Lauri Firstenberg, LA><ART Associate Director and Senior Curator Cesar Garcia, and LA><ART Curator-at-large Malik Gaines. The exhibition will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings commissioned specifically for the exhibition and will offer a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities in the world.

Made in L.A. 2012 will also include the Venice Beach Biennial, from July 13 – 15, 2012, made possible through the generous support of the Teiger Foundation. For this unconventional and slightly unpredictable project directed by Ali Subotnick, the Venice Beach boardwalk will become a readymade exhibition space inspired by the Arsenale at the “real” Venice Biennale. Over the course of the weekend, 40 to 50 artists will collaborate with boardwalk artists, creating new bodies of work, displaying site specific sculptures and/or installations, and presenting performances along the boardwalk.

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For more info, visit http://hammer.ucla.edu/

HURLEY AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWL-RIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hurley Australian ABC

The Hurley Australian Bowl-Riding Championships are coming to you from Bar Beach Newcastle on January 28, 2012. Save the date, should be interesting if the OZ riders we know are present. Head to www.abcskate.com.au for more information or hit their facebook page.

Saturday, Jan 28th – ELIMINATIONS & FINALS

REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday 27th 4:00 PM
8:00 – 9:00 OPEN PRACTICE
DEW AM JAM:
Format: 2 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
9.00 – 9.20 Practice Heats 1-2
9.20 – 9.40 Heat 1
9.40 – 10.00 Heat 2
Master’s Eliminations:
Format: 3 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
10.00 – 10.20 Practice (Master’s only)
10.20 – 10.40 Heat 1
10.40 – 11.00 Heat 2
11.00 – 11.20 Heat 3
Pro Eliminations:
Format: 5 Heats; Jam format, top 8 scores advance to Final.
11.20 – 11.50 Practice Heats 1-4
11.50 – 12.20 Heat 1
12.20 – 12.50 Heat 2
12.50 – 1.20 Heat 3
1.20 – 1.50 Heat 4
1.50 – 2.20 Practice Heats 5-8
2.20 – 2.50 Heat 5
2.50 – 3.20 Heat 6
3.20 – 3.50 Heat 7
3.50 – 4.20 Heat 8
WOMEN
Format: 1 Heat; all in, Jam format, skaters ranked 1st to last.
4.20 – 4.30 Practice

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE FISHBONE STORY

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone will have its national broadcast premiere on Monday, January 22nd, 2012 as part of public television’s AfroPoP documentary series. The series, produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT), kicks off it’s new season with Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which documents the history of legendary Los Angeles band Fishbone.

The film is being distributed via digital and home video by Cinema Guild, which will present the film exclusively via ITunes starting February 1st, 2012 as part of the celebration of Black History Month and then via home video starting   February 22nd, 2012.

When Fishbone first emerged from California, no other band sounded or looked like them, and the weight of their innovative and iconic presence is still being felt decades later.  Coinciding with the group’s 25th anniversary, filmmakers Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler have directed a compelling new documentary, narrated by Laurence Fishburne.  Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is both a fascinating and brutally honest look at the band’s history for longtime fans, as well as a perfect entry point for newcomers.

Everyday Sunshine is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years.  From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980′s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”

Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, and an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America.  Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, Everyday Sunshine explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.

At the heart of Fishbone’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art.  To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.

The documentary includes interviews with: Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ice-T (rapper), Branford Marsalis (saxophonist), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Questlove (The Roots), and more.

Trailer:

Official Documentary Website
Official Band Website

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TWIXT sc. 83

FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground and American Zoetrope, are pleased to announce TWIXT sc. 83, an exhibition and installation coinciding with legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s newest feature film, Twixt. The exhibition opens January 13, 2012 with a public reception at 7PM.
Over his past three films, Francis Ford Coppola, famed director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, has set-out to create self-written, self-financed, self-produced, and self-distributed films with his own intimate crew. Developed through personal experiences, a love of American Gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, and Coppola’s own trials as a horror genre author, Twixt is the story of B-list author Hall Baltimore’s process of writing his new mystery while researching an old murder case in a remote Northern California town. While Baltimore (played by Val Kilmer) is seemingly rewriting history with the help of the an eccentric town sheriff, he finds himself embedded in his most personal, demanding story he has ever written. Filmed around Northern California with locals as actors, as well as sets built on Coppola’s own property in Rutherford, Twixt examines the process of storytelling as it applies to personal experience, artistic influences, and the classic American genres that have become staples of modern cinema.
Working within their own self-financed restraints and freedoms, the team behind Twixt had the unique experience of researching and building sets in and around Coppola’s home in Northern California. Many of the sets were built in Coppola’s backyard, while some required the small town backdrops of Northern Napa and Lake counties. In keeping with the original spirit of American horror, some scenes were created with intentional kitsch, while some dream sequence were shot with highly-detailed, ornate sets and original post-production work.
For TWIXT sc. 83, members of Twixt’s tiny tiny Art Dept, (Jimmy DiMarcellis, David Hopp, and John Paul Goorjian) will be rebuilding the set of the film’s dramatic climax sequence, scene 83. The center of the gallery will feature a remake and stand-alone installation of the film’s clock tower, shown in the film as an impromptu 3D experience.  Also on display from Twixt, will be bat and birdhouses from Nice, California artist John Hathaway, whose front yard/gallery/shop “The Woodpecker”, was a key set in the film. TWIXT sc. 83 will also feature a series of other pieces from the film’s set department that were found around different locations in Northern California and in the Coppola archives, as well as behind the scenes and set photography by the film’s executive producer, Anahid Nazarian and Set Photographer, Kalman Mueller. The gallery will run trailers of the film, along with other enhancements to bring Twixt’s horror scenes to life.