SKATEPARK NEEDS A POWER WASHER

The skatepark needs a new power washer to keep the park clean. Jesse Martinez and the VSA donate their time every day to make sure the park remains clean and skate-able 365 days a year. Help ‘em out with a donation if you can.

THIS WEEKEND AT THE SHAKEDOWN BAR SD

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
AGGRONAUTS
SIX CENTS
CHANGO’S PSYCHOTIC GARAGE
FREE
DOORS: 9 PM / SHOW: 10 PM


the AGGRONAUTS are marching on your town, a three piece siege engine. Hell-bent on crumbling the walls of a musical complacency that currently imprisons us all. So Cal Punk band that features members of D.I., SX-10 & Cypress Hill. SIX CENTS are from Pacific Beach and have been playin, together for a LONG time. Growin up in the southern California punk scene, these guys have earned their street credibility in more ways than one (believe that). The music is an array of punk, metal, rock and roll, ska and reggae. The live shows are a blast from the past with high energy and a stage performance second to none. CHANGO’S PSYCHOTIC GARAGE are delving into that whole Cleveland/NYC Punk ala 1977 scene with Dead Boys riffs along with Ramones & Heartbreakers snottiness.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
DARSOMBRA
TOTIMOSHI
RIVERVERB
$5
DOORS: 9 PM / SHOW: 10 PM


DARSOMBRA is the audio/visual duo of Brian Daniloski and Ann Everton. Daniloski builds a leviathan of sound by layering guitar and vocals, drawing from traditions as disparate as doom, space and southern rock, modern classical, and musique concrete. Ann Everton’s psychotropic video work teleports the audience to an intergalactic journey of the soul in the vein of the last 30 minutes of “2001: A Space Odyssey”. TOTIMOSHI – Founded in 1997 have been forging their own path for well over a decade. Based on their love of Rock, some Metal, some Jazz, some Classical, some Rag, some Dixieland, some Blues, and some Mariachi, Totimoshi set out to be slaves to no one genre. They have released 5 albums to date and their 6th “Avenger” will soon be released and will tear your heart out. We promise. RIVERVERB is Frank Melendez, co-founder of Sprung Monkey in 1989, though he left the group a few years later in search of more challenging musical adventures and Jay Margart of Sugarrush Railroad Inc. Experimental Noise, if you will with deep seeded influences of Throbbing Gristle, Royal Trux, Spacemen 3 & the Dead C.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
ENGLISH DOGS
the CASUALTIES
TOXIC HOLOCAUST
HAVOK
the STRIKERS
$15 In Advance / $20 Day Of Show
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: http://epicentre.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=61953&eid=70399
Doors: 5:30 PM / Show: 6:30

THIS SHOW IS BEING HELD AT THE EPICENTRE & IT IS ALL AGES!!!!!!!

In 1980, British punk / metal crossover band ENGLISH DOGS was formed and gained immediate acclaim with top 10 indie chart releases. Though these initial releases were more straight-forward punk rock, the band’s metal leanings appeared on the highly acclaimed “Forward Into Battle” record, released in 1985. The seminal album was a major influence on bands such as METALLICA and SEPULTURA, and this year the “Forward Into Battle” lineup of founding-member Andrew “Pinch” Pinching (also of THE DAMNED), Graham “Gizz” Butt (ex-PRODIGY, THE MORE I SEE) and Adie Bailey has re-grouped to again bring that record to life for North America. Support on the trek will come from THE CASUALTIES, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and HAVOK.

Commented Gizz: “In 1984 to 1986, me , Pinch and Adie were writing and recording some of the most important and influential songs of our lives and our ‘Forward into Battle’ album was the peak of our success. The American fans completely got it. Crossover had arrived!! Our 1985 debut USA tour exploded with sellout shows and sights we’d never seen before, queues half a mile down the street, moshpits and circle pits all night long. We have finally reunited to achieve a dream that has been going on for over 25 years. To realize the entire ‘Forward Into Battle’ album, along with ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’ EP, another ambitious milestone, live in all their glories, to North America.”

Added founding ENGLISH DOGS member Pinch: “We were young and hungry for a musical challenge. The hardcore punk scene had become stagnant and new territories needed exploring. Adding Gizz to the band let us off the leash and we were able to wander down any musical alley we chose. We were 20 years old when we recorded ‘Forward Into Battle’, playing way beyond our abilities as musicians and lacking the studio technology to capture it. Now, 25 years later, we will finally be able to do this album justice, sonically. Live and in your face, the genre we helped to create is going once more ‘Forward Into Battle’.”

Upcoming Shows:
Feb 25 Darsombra, Totimoshi & Riververb
Feb 29 James Hunnicutt, Graham Lindsey & Jimmy Dean
Mar 1 the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow, Betty Beware and the Coffin Bangers Gorelesque & Zombie Surf Camp
Mar 2 Pharmacy, the Touchies & Kitty Plague
Mar 3 the Business (UK), Rat City Riot & the Downtown Struts
Mar 7 Joe Buck Yourself, Nick Bone and the Big Scene & the Hooten Hallers
Mar 8 Electric Frankenstein, Deadbeat Vultures, the Sawyer Family & Big Buck Hunter and the Pros
Mar 9 Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Bill Cardinal & His Canyon Band & Paperplanes (Leigh’s B-Day)
Mar 10 Griever, North & Alioth
Mar 16 Jughead’s Revenge, Whitekaps, Doggy Style, D.P.I. & the Wastrels
Mar 17 Purple Church, Slut Machine & the Great Electric Quest
Mar 20 James Leg (John Wesley Myers of The Black Diamond Heavies)
Mar 21 Peter and the Test Tube Babies, the Generators, Guitar Gangsters & Embalmers
Mar 22 Kamikaze Queens (ex Mad Sin), Viva Le Vox & Rachel Brooke
Mar 23 Crashed Out (UK), Rat City Riot & City Of Vain
Mar 24 the Recently Deceased
Mar 25 the Ataris, the Go Reflex (ex Pollen) & Sic Waiting
Mar 28 Reason To Rebel, the Big Small & Pretty Too Bad
Mar 30 the Sensitive Side, Stalins Of Sound & FM Bats
Mar 31 the Black Rose Phantoms, the Saints & Sinners & the Frighteners
Apr 6 Nuclear Tomorrow, Dirtbag & Sorry State
Apr 7 the Rocketz, Astro Zombies (France) & the Gore Horsemen
Apr 11 Margate, News From The Front, Sic Waiting & CPA
Apr 14 Oceanside Sound System, the Revivers & the Left Coasters
Apr 20 Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Behind The Wagon & the Avenues
Apr 21 Filthy Still
Apr 26 Voodoo Glow Skulls, D.P.I. & Break The Cycle
May 1 Jason And The Punknecks
May 3 Bitburger Presents: Bonzo Goes To Bitburg Night @ The Shakedown
May 5 Nerve Control & Verbal Desecration
May 12 Punk Rock Record Swap /the Cry, Casanova & Telephone Lovers
May 19 the Chuck Dukowski Sextet (ex Black Flag)
May 23 the Hookers, White Barons, El Camaro & Dethtrip Forever
Jun 9 Against The Grain, Oddball & Break The Cycle
Jul 7 Rikk Agnew, the Turps & Chango’s Psychotic Garage
Jul 13 Gore Noir’s Friday the 13th Comic Con Party with A Band Of Orcs
July 26 the Scarred, Evacuate & the Pinkerton Thugs

Other Shows brought to you by the Shakedown:
Feb 26 English Dogs, Casualties, Toxic Holocaust & Havok

Buy tickets online for upcoming shows:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/57148

We open at 2 PM and close at 2 AM EVERYDAY!!!!!

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PEDRO BARROS and PAT GNOHO take BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for THIRD year in a row.

Saturday, 11th of February 2012: Spectators at Waitangi Park today witnessed Pedro Barros (Pros) and Pat Ngoho (Masters) take the title as winners of BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for the third year in a row for both of them, in what event organisers are calling the biggest line up of talent to grace the park since the inception of the event in 2008.

A total prize pool of over $20,000 had both local and international riders pulling out the big moves, on the 2nd stop of the officially sanctioned World Cup Skateboarding  (WCS) event. “I’ve had to judge a few events in my time, this one was definitely one of the most difficult,” states Sasha Steinhorst Head Judge from WCS. “Not many people doubt that Pedro is the King of Concrete and he showed us why, he casually toyed with the pool and he rifled off the big level tricks that gave him his 3rd straight Wellington win.” He Comments.

Steinhorst was also taken a back with the talent of new comer to the BOWL-A-RAMA™ series, Kevin Kowalski.

“To the delight of the crowds and every concrete skateboarder we witnessed the absolute genius of Kevin Kowalski, he deservedly earned a first place spot into the final and in the final he unleashed a barage of little seen or never seen tricks. Finesse, style and spontaneous trick selection kept the crowd begging for more. “

“We are stoked to have been able to bring BOWL-A-RAMA™ back to Wellington. The skate culture here is only growing and we hope to be an instrumental part of that for many years to come,” comments Chad Ford, professional skateboarder and Founding Partner of Frontside Events.

“Pat Ngoho showcases skateboarding in its most refined form and because of that he deservedly won his third BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington Masters title in a row. There are very few skaters in the world that understand the best skating is a mixture of form and function and when you see that live you become a fan for life.”

Competition day, Saturday the 11th of February, wraps up the week of official festivities that BOWL-A-RAMA™ brings to Wellington including music & art shows, but both crowds and competitors are anticipating it’s return next year.

“BOWL-A-RAMA™ is one of my favourite times of the year… I’m always ready for it to roll around.” Mike Bancroft, professional local skateboarder.

The stands are packed away for another year in Wellington, as riders get ready to take on BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, Saturday 25th of February.

BLOW OUT and BLOWN UP at BROKEN HEART TATTOO SHOP

 

See Rhino’s photos at Broken Heart Tattoo Shop in San Diego, CA. The party, sponsored by Independent Truck Co., will feature DJ Horsepussy spinning records and libations will be provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

WHEN
FEBRUARY 17, 2012

WHERE
BROKEN HEART TATTOO SHOP
1833 5TH AVE.
SAN DIEGO, CA
92101

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

San Clemente, CA (January 10, 2012) – Grab your surfboard and get ready to celebrate International Surfing Day on Wednesday, June 20th.

Now in its eighth year, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world to celebrate of the sport of surfing.  What began in 2005 with only just a small handful of local observances in the United States has since exploded to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide.

In addition to catching some waves, surfers around the globe are encouraged take some time to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches. As in previous years, the Surfrider Foundation will be organizing various beach cleanup and coastal restoration events. In 2011, International Surfing Day participants collected more than 5,000 bags of trash worldwide.

For additional information on International Surfing Day and event updates, visit  www.intlsurfingday.com.

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.

DANNY WAY WAITING FOR LIGHTNING DOCUMENTARY ENTERED INTO SXSW

The Danny Way Documentary “Waiting for Lightning” documentary has been accepted into the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW will take place in Austin, TX from March 9-18. Get your tickets if you haven’t already, it’s a show that never disappoints.