BOWL-A-RAMA 2010 has a new website with info about Oakley Bowl-a-rama Wellington, Vans Bowl-a-rama Bondi and Tony Hawk Ride Flat-a-rama. www.bowlarama.com.au

DARKSTAR NEWS – The newest Darkstar pro is Ryan Decenzo from Montreal, Canada. Decenzo joins Adam Dyet, Pierre-Luc Gagno, Paul Machnau, Chet Thomas to round out the Darkstar team. http://www.darkstarwood.com/

ALIEN WORKSHOP AND ANDY WARHOL ART – Alien Workshop is proud to introduce the initial, limited-edition collaboration offering with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Five of the decks feature work from Warhol’s Death and Disaster series and five showcase his iconic Pop works. The complete set is shipped in custom printed board box packaging inspired by Warhol’s box sculptures from the 1960s. For details, visit http://www.alienworkshop.com. For more information about Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation please visit www.warholfoundation.org or The Andy Warhol Museum at www.warhol.org

ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com. Jake Brown will be doing a piece of art for the upcoming event “Daggers Rule!” at Alva Los Angeles at Exhibit A Gallery. www.exhibitagallery.com

SALBA’S BIRTHDAY – On February 5th, Powerflex 5 and Ready for Vegas will play at a birthday jam for Salba at The Continental Room located at 115 Santa Fe Ave, in Fullerton, CA. http://www.myspace.com/notesfromthecontinentalroom

AMATEUR AWARDS NIGHT – Amateur Awards Night “Years Best Am vs Damn Am of the Year” Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00pm at Tum Yeto HQ. www.skateparkoftampa.com

SK8 RACING AT THE VELODROME – Skateboard Velodrome Racing Circuit #6 on Saturday, January 30th, 2:00pm at 17301 Oxnard St. Encino,CA 91416.

MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA – Mothers Day Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama will be in Venice/Santa Monica, CA May 7-9, 2010. http://mightymamaskateorama.blogspot.com

BROADCAST WHEELS – Broadcast Wheels is pleased to formally announce the launch of the Broadcast skateboarding brand and welcome our team of truly talented individuals. With the help of pro skateboarders Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Shiloh Greathouse, Gareth Stehr, Danny Falla, Aaron Harrison, Joel Meinholz, Eric Gilbert, Kevin Coakley, and Connor Getzlaff, Broadcast Wheel Company has developed a premium street and park urethane formula that is the direct result of feedback and testing from droves of skaters who were disappointed with the mediocre wheels that were currently available from other brands. Our small product line will always remain tight and top-quality while we continue to add new products and styles. Keep your eyes & ears open for further team additions and product announcements next month. For more information, please visit www.THISISABROADCAST.com

187 NEWS – The 187 has added Juice contributor and park builder Curt Baker to it’s line up of old dogs and young guns. Check out the whole crew and killer pads at the187.com. PHOTO: JERRY HAHN

DOWNHILL RACE – Barrett Junction Downhill Skateboard and Outlaw Soap Box Race on February 6th…California Outlaw 2010 Race #2 – http://bit.ly/5Ue2Qc

VANS STORE GRAND OPENING – Saturday, February 06, 2010 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Costa Mesa Courtyards 1835 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 www.vans.com

ELEMENT IN VENICE – Ryan Kingman, Johnny Schilleroff and Ryan Dewitt, leaders of the Element Skateboards movement, joined Element team riders at the Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA for a screening of Element’s “Make It Count: The Element Story”. For more about the movie, go to www.elementskateboards.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

TOMS + ELEMENT recently collaborated on a “One for One”  project, for every shoe and skateboard sold, a child in need would receive one. The project came to culmination when Friends of TOMS and Element headed to South Africa to hand place the products, interact with the children, and receive a better understanding of the world they live in. Follow the journey through the photo and videos below. Photos by Marc Falkenstien. http://www.elementskateboards.com/oneforone/south%2Dafrica%2Dshoe%2Dskateboard%2Ddrop/

BLACK LABEL SKATEBOARDS “God Save the Label” video is available in stores now. www.blacklabelskates.com

TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – Help Build A Skatepark In Watts – Tony Hawk Foundation announces latest skatepark Grant Awards. The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of its Fall 2009 Skatepark Grant Awards, as well as a special allocation to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to the Watts Skatepark project in Los Angeles. From the 52 applications submitted for this season’s Grant Review Session, the Board of Directors selected fourteen from low-income communities across the U.S., and collectively awarded $130,000 to help build free, quality skateparks that will serve at-risk youth. The Tony Hawk Foundation Board also allocated $10,000 in matching funds for the Watts Skatepark project in Los Angeles. Through January 15, 2010 all donations made via skatewatts.org will be MATCHED by the Tony Hawk Foundation*. Having helped launch it in October, the Tony Hawk Foundation is also featuring the Watts Skatepark project during the Athletes For Hope Who Gives? Racing For A Cause challenge, a widely publicized fundraising event hosted by globalgiving.org/athletes-for-hope/. With few alternatives to crime, gangs, and drugs, youth in the Watts community struggle daily to find healthy pastimes that can keep them engaged and active. Through this effort to build a free-quality public skatepark in Watts, the Tony Hawk Foundation is helping local youth realize their dream of a world-class skatepark. Make a contribution during this limited campaign, and the impact of your donation will be DOUBLED. Visit skatewatts.org and support the youth of Watts today. (*All donations made during the Who Gives? Racing For A Cause challenge—December 15, 2009 through January 15, 2010—will be matched by the Tony Hawk Foundation, up to $10,000.). A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States—with an emphasis on the word “quality.” Since then, the Foundation has awarded $3,111,000 to 444 communities. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/

THEEVE Titanium Truck Co. has announced their pro team: Tony Hawk, Matt Mumford, Garret Hill, Dan Murphy, Gareth Stehr, Chad Bartie and Ben Raybourn. www.theevetrucks.com

ERIC DRESSEN – A DAY IN THE LIFER -Check out this new sweet new footage with Eric D. for Spitfire Wheels. http://www.dlxsf.com/fall09/part3/sf/#/lifers_ericdressen

JASON JESSEE NEWS – The new website for The Driven is at http://www.thedrivenskateboards.com

RIDE – Tony Hawk: RIDE, with its innovative motion-sensing skateboard controller, is now available. http://www.thride.com

BULLDOG SKATES – Wes Humpston has thrown down some sick new original BullDog graphics on a new Eric Dressen BDS Board at www.bulldogskates.com

NYC SKATEBOARDING WEBSITE – If you want to know what’s happening in the Big Apple skate scene, check out http://www.nyskateboarding.com

BONES WHEELS NEWS – Check out the new Bones wheels featuring Dyet and Hoffart. http://bones.com/

DREAMLAND SKATEPARKS – You can now skate Dreamland Skateparks in Winston, Oregon, Pendleton, Oregon as well as the new snake run in Lincoln City, OR. Check out all the new terrain at http://www.dreamlandskateparks.com

SKATERMADE is proud to announce “Smell the ‘Crete” has been recognized for its film excellence in the action sports world. Congratulations to all involved. The X Dance screening of “Smell the ‘Crete” will go down on Jan 21-26, 2010 at the Off Broadway Theater located at 292 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT. www.x-dance.com and www.skatermade.com.

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John “Tex” 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/

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2010 – April 24-25, 2009 at Los Alto Skatepark, located at 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. National Championship of Native Skaters. Same weekend as Gathering of Nations Powwow. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. Live Music all day long. Special guests: Alva posse legends: Bill Danforth & Jim Murphy. Vans pros TBA. www.allnationsskatejam.com

POUR IT NOW NEWS – Pour It Now and the city of Columbia broke ground on their first concrete park, 16,000 sq feet by Wally Hollyday. You can contribute to the cause and donate at http://www.pouritnow.com/

ZERO SOUTHEAST TOUR – Sunday Jan 3, 2009 at 5pm at Eastern Skateboard Supply located at 307 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington, NC. www.easternskatesupply.com

POWELL NEWS – Powell has added hardcore Portland-raised ripper Steve Reeves to the super roster over at Powell Skateboards. http://www.skateone.com

THE HOUSE OF STEAM has added some classic shots of Papo Capillo and Harry Jumonji. Jason Olivia also put a super cool tribute to Andy Kessler on the site. Stop in and leave your comments. Get it all at http://thehouseofsteam.wordpress.com/

MAKE IT COUNT – The Element Story – Chapter Four “Earth”. Now playing at www.elementskateboards.com

CHRIS SENN NEWS – Chris Senn has opened a new shop in Kona, Hawaii called Three Suns Skate Shop. Check out all the info at Three Suns Skate Shop at http://www.myspace.com/threesunsskateshop

KANOA SURF – Flyaway Helmets has added pros Aaron Murray and Tyler Muma to the team. http://www.kanoasurf.com/

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. http://www.nomadskatemaps.com/

SKATEBOARD: EVOLUTION OF A CALIFORNIA CULTURE – Exhibit runs through May 30, 2010. Curated by museum staff curator Michael Trotter and a committee including skateboard historian Dale Smith, 1960’S world champion Cris Dawson, Zephyr founders Skip Engblom and Jeff Ho as well as legendary Z-Boys Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Nathan Pratt, the exhibition traces the evolution of boards from pre-1950 to the present, showcasing the riders, designers, artists, and manufacturers that created the California phenomenon known as the skateboard. From the first planks of wood with metal roller skate wheels nailed to the bottom, through the era of clay to modern polyurethane and kicktails, the boards and riders scaled greater heights of daring and style and took “sidewalk surfing” from a homegrown activity to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. More than 250 rare boards show the timeline of skate history; and photographs by C.R. Stecyk, Glen E. Friedman and Wynn Miller (among others) document the movement and its personalities. The California Heritage Museum is located in the vortex at Main Street and Ocean Park Blvd.   “Skateboard: Evolution of a California Culture” will focus on the various regions of California that were the epicenters of skate design, production and culture: San Francisco/Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Malibu/Santa Monica/Venice, Huntington Beach/Orange County, and Oceanside/San Diego. Each has taken at least one turn in the spotlight over the last fifty years and the exhibit will provide an in-depth look at the birth and development of skate in California. California Heritage Museum is located at 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. http://web.mac.com/calmuseum/iWeb/Site/Home.html

EAST COAST ON THE WEST COAST– Sid “The Package” Abruzzi and Big Tim dropped in at Juice Magazine’s West Coast headquarters with a whole new line of Water Bros apparel. Check out the Water Bros. goods that Sid has put together at http://ww.waterbrothers.net

BRO PRINTS NEWS – Need stickers? Go with the bros at BroPrints. BroPrints screenprinting has been printing shirts and stickers for over a decade and is continuing to produce quality screenprinting in an affordable and efficient manner.  Starting in 1994 in a small garage with little homemade equipment, Broprints has steadily grown into one of larger screenprinting shops in the Santa Cruz area. http://www.broprints.com/

PAINCHEATERS NEWS – Ride big terrain in style with Pain Cheaters knee pads. To order call Kevin Day at 978-657-7746. Check out some action with team riders Eastie, Sebastian Nichols and Jonathan O’Donnel at http://www.paincheaters.com/

WAREHOUSE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Build your own custom skateboard from the vast selection of world class goods available at http://www.warehouseskateboards.com/

POUNDING OUT RANDOMS – New sk8 and shenanigans video starring Steve-O, Ryan Simonetti, Mike Rosa, Billy Roper and many many more! Check out the trailer and order your copy at http://www.myspace.com/poundingoutrandoms

CONSPIRACY NEWS – New “Secret Formula” White Alien Shot Wheels Now Available. Also the new James Hedrick Model is out as well as a new 8.25″ and 8.5″ decks. New shirts & sweatshirts available too! www.conspiracyboards.com

NEW NIKE GOODS – Nike Zoom Classic High. www.nikeskateboarding.com

NEW NIKE GOODS – Nike Zoom Paul Rodriguez 3. www.nikeskateboarding.com

SKATELIFESHOW – Theo Hand has put together a trailer for his new sk8 show entitled “SkateLifeShow” featuring Jake Brown, Jake Duncombe, P.L.G., Lizard King, Sean Sheffey, Peter Smolik and Danny Way. Check it out at www.skatelifeshow.com

THE BONES BRIGADE VIDEO SHOW SPECIAL EDITION – This is the first of the famous Bones Brigade Videos. It was filmed at the beginning of the 1980s skateboard boom and was intended to show new skaters what had been going on in the sport during and after the 1979-1983 dark ages, when very few skaters remained loyal to the sport. The special edition features a digitally re-mastered original, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, bonus cut with unseen footage, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, Del Mar contest footage and Caballero Turning Point ramp 1984 interview. www.skateone.com

TEXAS STYLE 2 DVD features vintage ’80s to ’90s footage featuring Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, John Gibson, Brian Pennington, the Godoy brothers, Bill Danforth, Murf,  Christian Hosoi, Monty Nolder, Tom Groholski and more! It lives up to the true Texas Style Skating. Murf and Groholski destroy any pool. Craig Johnson kills even a jacked up ramp. More skate annihilation with soundtrack tunes by Barkhard and A.N.S. http://www.texasstyleskateboarding.com

ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK & T-SHIRT- Limited edition skateboard and t-shirt. For $50 (plus S&H) you get a board (sizes: 7.75, 8.125, 8.5) and a t-shirt (sizes: Youth XS,S,M,L or Adult Sizes S,M,L,XL). Limited to one per kid. Get on it. The virtual skate playground is now open at http://www.errandboy.ws/

PHILLY TRADESHOW – The Focus Show – North East’s Skateboarding Tradeshow – All Brands & Shops Welcome. January 4th & 5th 2010! The mission is to provide the North East skateboarding community with a highly-productive, centrally located all-skateboarding tradeshow. With Philadelphia being the venue, not only is this a great skate destination but, but a show great for your business, shops and vendors alike. http://phillyskateshow.com

LURE OF THE SWAMP – Lindsey Kuhn has a new book coming out in December 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 will be able to pre-order the book in the next couple of days on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com

Jan. 9-10 – VSA Sponsoring Katin Seal Beach Surfing Championships
Jan. 15 – VSA time trial@ Venice “Polar Bear” sk8prk
Jan. 22 – VSA supporting “Life Rolls On, They will Skate Again” event@Venice “Polar Bear” sk8prkMar.
Feb  14 – Black Surfing and Skateboard pioneers recognition jam Gibert Lindsay sk8prk, L.A
Feb- 21 – Black Surfing and Skateboard pioneers recognition jam Gibert Lindsay sk8prk, L.A
Mar 5 – VSA FundRaiser/Membership drive/film expose/Art auction.

ASR 2009 – Stock up for your 2010 fall, back-to-school and holiday season(s) with the hottest action sports fashions, footwear, hardgoods and accessories. ASR Access provides you a platform to conduct business with the most influential surf and skate lifestyle brands in the market, get familiar with new emerging trends, witness product launches and shop multiple product categories in two full business focused days. Online registration for ASR Access & CLASS@ASR 2010 is now open. This year’s show is taking place February 3-4 2010, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. www.ASRbiz.com

RUN FOR RAY – It’s “Run for Ray” time again on Feb 27, 2010 at Blue Clay Mountain Bike Trail in memory of Ray Underhill who lost his battle to Cancer in August of 2008. This event will raise awareness and funding for the Chordoma Foundation in Ray’s honor. Please consider helping by doing what ever you can. Sign up to participate in the “Run for Ray”. There are all levels and ages of participants and it is a fun filled day of love and compassion.  Everybody gets an award for finishing. Register on-line www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1804635. You can make a cash donation that is 100% tax deductible.  Please make checks payable to:“Run for Ray” 1337 Heron Run Wilmington, NC 28403. http://runforray.blogspot.com


SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS – The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD To Be Released This January – Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early ‘80s, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Fontana Distribution is proud to announce Live At The Olympic Auditorium, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ first ever DVD release! The DVD will street January 26, 2010 via the band’s own imprint, Suicidal Records. The approximately 80-minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics “Institutionalized,” “War Inside My Head,” and “Possessed To Skate” and captures SUICIDAL in their most natural environment: Onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. Elaborated ST founding vocalist Mike Muir: “The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ‘I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea…’. Well, one by one we shot down the ‘unique’ ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church. Shouldn’t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter — Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother — tells a bit about the show, making of etc. on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn’t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait till afterwards. SUICIDAL recorded live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos…but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room.” http://www.suicidaltendencies.com


SXSW convention in Austin this March 17-21, 2010. www.sxsw.com

FLOGGING MOLLY SET TO RELEASE ‘LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE’ 90 MIN CONCERT DVD AND DOUBLE CD IN STORES MARCH 2, 2010 – “Good evening Los Angeles, we’re Flogging Molly and this is what we do.” Those were the first words from singer Dave King on the evening of September 12, 2009, when Flogging Molly took the stage at the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. For a man who twelve years prior was playing at the helm of what was arguably a local bar band, headlining the Greek Theatre was surely a crowning achievement for him and his six compatriots. Born at an Irish pub called Molly Malone’s on Hollywood’s Fairfax Blvd, Flogging Molly rose from relative obscurity through years of hard work and relentless touring, blending traditional Irish folk instrumentation with heartfelt punk rock. Never lacking for confidence and swagger, the band respectfully declined to accept an award from the LA Weekly in 1998 for ‘best bar band’, as they had much bigger dreams and aspirations than that title conveyed. Remarkably enough, only weeks before the Greek Theatre show, Flogging Molly was awarded an official Gold record plaque from the RIAA for their 2002 release, Drunken Lullabies. 500,000 units sold in this day and age is no small feat for any act, and once again it is a testament to the band’s foresight and evidence of the impact of their music on the throngs of fans that they play in front of each year. www.sideonedummy.com

CHEETAH CHROME LIVE IN NEW YORK! Sunday, January 17th, 2010. Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) with Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith group), CJ Ramone (The Ramones), Bebe Buell and more! Continental¹s Rock-n-Roll Reunion Show at 25 Third Ave. (corner St. Marks Place) T. 212-529-6824 http://www.continentalnyc.com/ Start time: 6:00 pm. Cheetah recently recorded with Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) + Blackhearts (Thommy & Enzo) resulting in the BATUSIS.  Look for the vinyl LP out on Smog Veil Records in April. http://www.smogveil.com/

HR DOCUMENTARY TRAILER SCREENING – Thursday January 28th there will be a special trailer screening of the upcoming documentary on HR from Bad Brains/Human Rights. In hopes of raising financing for the film they will be raffling off products donated from sponsors and Bad Brains/Human Rights music and memorabilia. McRad from Philadelphia will be performing along side some local DJ talent. For details contact smallaxefilms@gmail.com or go to www.myspace.com/HRDocumentary

BEBE BUELL NEWS – Singer Bebe Buell will headline live at Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 13th 2010, to launch her new full-length CD Sugar. Buell will perform every song on the new disc and will also be debuting her brand new Bebe Buell – Oscar Wilde rock-n-roll couture T-shirt, as part of the immensely popular Worn Free vintage rock t-shirt line. Buell released her hugely successful latest single Air Kisses, from the new CD, this past summer and will now premiere the Air Kisses for the Masses anime video, produced/created by The Nerdy Duo, at the Hiro Ballroom event. Sugar marks the charismatic Bebe Buell’s first new record in ten years, being a deeply autobiographical, cinematic rock ‘n roll affair…wide in scope and very emotional. The new disc offers an amazing range of original material including Black Angel, a beautifully heartbreaking tribute to her late friend, Joey Ramone, along with a smoldering rendition of Johnny Thunders’ Untouchable(a song he always wanted Bebe to cover). Says The Aquarian Weekly in their recent review of Sugar…….” This CD is the real deal by a genuine prodigy of punk rock pioneers. Sugar takes chances and stands out bold in an industry that sorely needs to return to the rock and roll direction that I’ve heard here today. In a word: Classic !” The new shirts will hit stores in April 2010 but will be available exclusively at Bebe Buell’s Hiro Ballroom show on Wednesday, January 13th and at www.wornfree.com after that event. Please visit www.bebebuell.org

FRONTSIDE FIVE NEWS – Here some new video from the Frontside Five West Coast tour. Tons of skating, beer, fun and rock n’ roll. http://www.ejvasko.com/bernalhill.html and http://www.ejvasko.com/nuclearsolution.html

REBELUTION will kick off a 34 city headlining tour around the United States. Please go to http://bit.ly/RebelutionLive and enjoy ! There will be no charge or sign up required. For more go to rebelutionusic.com

FISHBONE NEWS – The Familyhood has something to look forward to this winter as Fishbone gears up for a 20-date national tour with The English Beat & Outlaw Nation. Click http://www.facebook.com/fishbonemusic?v=app_2344061033 to join the facebook events and get ticketing information. 2010 also marks FISHBONE’s 25 year anniversary! Look out for more exciting news and updates for this very special banner year for the band. And if you haven’t already, join the Facebook cause “Induct Fishbone into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2010” and pass it along to a friend! http://apps.facebook.com/causes/280711/28770896?m=6d54c0aa

THE CASUALTIES DEBUT NEW NEW VIDEO ON MYSPACE – Los Angeles, CA – With seven albums under their collective belt and countless tours across the U.S., Europe, South America, Japan and Mexico it would seem hardcore punk stalwarts The Casualties have done it all. But one shouldn’t be so quick to assume anything with these guys who still have much more to bring to the punk-rock scene. To wit, their latest album, We Are All We Have, though full of their signature bracing, high-octane hardcore punk, also features a few surprises. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=101053389

BURNING TREE RECORDS – Ventura County, CA punk rock, known as Nardcore, has been pumping out their distinct yet diversified sound since 1979. Now 30 years later the scene is still going strong and arguably better than ever. “Nardcore 30 Years Later” is the follow up to the 1984 classic “Nardcore” compilation produced by Tony Cortez. Tony has again compiled the best bands from the area and put them together on this must have collector’s pack, showcasing 20 bands with 2 songs from most. A 28 page ‘zine dedicated to all the bands and local photographers is thrown in along with a surprise or two to round out this quintessential chronicle of punk rock. http://www.myspace.com/burningtreerecords

SMITH ON SMITH – featuring Patti Smith paying tribute to the one and only Harry Everett Smith at the Billy WIlder Theater at the Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. www.hammer.ucla.edu

CHELSEA GIRLS rock. Check out Corey Parks and her new super group of chic rocknrollas. For more info go to http://www.myspace.com/chelseagirlsrock

RANDY KATEN RADIO SHOW – The first and third Sunday of every month Randy Katen has a vintage punk rock Radio show from Missoula, Montana . it can be streamed at kbga.org. Great Music from the pioneers of it all, plus interviews with the likes of Duane Peters, Henry Rollins, Exene, Jack Grisham, Billy Zoom and Brian Brannon. Check it out. www.kbga.org

BYO RECORDS is proud to announce the release of Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records – A 90-minute film directed by Jeff Alulis (Do You Remember? 15 Years of the Bouncing Souls, NOFX Backstage Passport) which documents the band, the label, the brothers and their part in the L.A. punk rock phenomenon. The movie will be released on DVD as part of the label’s Anniversary boxed set which also includes a double LP of 31 bands covering songs from the extensive BYO catalog and a 100-page hard cover companion book with stories & photo’s from the band and their many friends. www.byorecords.com

CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.

DC-JAM RECORDS signs Dirty Filthy Mugs. The band will be releasing their 3rd record Titled “All Yobs In” on DC-Jam in early 2010. Read more at www.dcjamrecords.com

RANCID NEWS – Rancid has released its new video for ‘Up To No Good’ exclusively on Babelgum. The video is from the album Let the Dominoes Fall and features skate hero Tony Hawk, appearing alongside Rancid to help raise awareness for Tony Hawk’s charity ‘The Tony Hawk Foundation’ which builds skate parks for kids in low-income neighborhoods. Watch the video now at http://www.babelgum.com/rancid. Further details available at http://www.rancidrancid.com

SMOG VEIL RECORDS NEWS – Pistol Whip was the first ever punk band from Erie, PA, and their lone 7-inch on Endangered Species, released in 1977, is a scorcher and a prized collectible. This release contains the original 7-inch, plus the 1978 demo. The DVD contains wild 8mm footage from back in the day plus interviews, photos, and more! http://www.SmogVeil.com

WEEDEATER Announce Winter Dates – Sludge-masters WEEDEATER have announced a rash of Midwestern and Southeastern US dates for late January into early February. While most of these dates will bear the typical WEEDEATER trio – busting out with some new material from their upcoming album, by the way – two of the dates will feature the band’s stripped-down, acoustic, two-piece bass and banjo persona, known as BARSTUL, supporting Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age). The confirmed dates are listed below, and as always with this band, more dates are to be announced shortly. The WEEDEATER crew will enter Steve Albini’s Electric Audio studio in Chicago this moth to being tracking their next full-length record for Southern Lord Records, due out later this year.
1/23/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA w/ US Christmas, Battlemaster
1/24/2010 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
1/25/2010 The Muse – Nashville, TN
2/01/2010 Double Door – Chicago, IL [Barstul show] w/ Nick Oliveri
2/02/2010 Carabar – Columbus, OH
2/03/2010 Southgate House (parlour) – Newport, KY [Barstul show] w/ Nick Oliveri
2/04/2010 V Club – Huntington, WV
2/05/2010 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
2/06/2010 Static Age – Asheville, NC
For more info go to  http://www.myspace.com/weedeater and http://www.southernlord.com


A PATH TO WISDOM – A skatedeck artshow to benefit Nibwaakaawin & the All nations Skatejam. A PATH to WISDOM is an art exhibition/auction featuring the deck art of some of Indian Country’s best artists and skaters as well as skate legends and pros from around the world. Decks will be on display during the upcoming Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida and ASR in San Diego, California. Art auction and party will be at the Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach, California. All proceeds will go to Nibwaakaawin’s All Nations Skate Jam, the world’s largest inter-tribal skate competition. www.nibwaakaawin.org and www.allnationsskatejam.com

TIM KERR ART SHOW – “Truth: A Kill Souless Bullshit Happening” is slated for February 13, 2009 at Family in Los Angeles, CA which is located at 436 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA. Tim Kerr with the help of Family, Altamont, and lots of friends, will be showing art and playing music in hopes of planting self expression seeds in others. No Age and members of Triple Chicken Foot and Sausage Grinder with assorted friends Mike Watt, Exene, Sausage Grinder, O, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Marsea Goldberg, Chrissy Piper, Charles Pegot, Chad Keko, Craig Jackson, Michael Coleman, Triple Chicken Foot, GSD to name a few…. will be celebrating expression, community, and friendship. http://www.familylosangeles.com

INSPIRATION – A new vintage freaks gathering presented by Rin Tanaka of My Freedamn called “Inspiration”, will be held at Baker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA on Feb. 12-13 2010, and will feature “King of Vintage No.1: Heller’s Cafe” (Seattle, WA)! This exhibition book features over 200 ultimate vintage clothing collections from Larry’s Collection. 1st edition (with a elegant vinyl leather cover) will be limited. Printed 3000 copies only. On sale end of January! http://www.myfreedamn.com

GARETH STEHR ART SHOW at (Sub)urban – 1010 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, January 14th from 6pm-10pm. http://www.suburban-la.com/home/

AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION – Now Open in New York – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonian’s 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 museum’s Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu

LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR PRINT – Shepard recently created some poster/print artwork for a soon to be released documentary on the Clash that coincided with the Let Fury Have a Heartbeat exhibition at Subliminal Projects. The print was released on Thursday, Jan 7th at Random. Its signed by both Shepard and author/director Antonino D’Ambrosio. Edition of 450, S/N, $50. Limit 1. View the Let Fury Have the Hour Trailer here. http://www.letfuryhavethehour.com/let-fury-have-the-hour-trailer/


WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit opening March 2010 at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. www.surfmuseum.org

BUTTONS NEWS – Buttons Kaluhiokalani is working on his autobiography and needs your help. He needs your memories- good, bad and ugly- to tell the story truthfully as a way to help others. Here’s a short video he put together to help spread the word. Please enjoy. (Nuutea is growing up so fast!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Ochsia5ww. Please leave your memories at buttonsbook@808company.com so we can keep track of them! And finally please check out Buttons new coffee line, Buttons’ Brew at www.808company.com

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER – Christian Fletcher has a new website. It’s a must see classic. www.christianfletchersurf.com

KATIN PRO/AM TEAM CHALLENGE RETURNS TO HUNTINGTON BEACH JAN. 12-17, 2010 – The legendary Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge is set to return to the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier, for two days of camaraderie-driven competition. More than $28,500 in cash and prizes will be on the line for both individuals and teams. The format will feature 64-80 competitors competing both individually and in four-man teams for a total of 16-20 teams in an open-draw format. Team results will be determined by the placement of individual competitors. Surfers will receive points in each heat (4 pts for 1st, 3 pts for 2nd, 2 pts for 3rd and 1 pt for 4th place). The four teams earning the most points will share in $10,500 worth of advertising and the top eight individuals will receive a cash payout worth $10,000. For more information, visit www.katinusa.com

WATER BROTHERS NEWS – Water Bros. Clothing is hitting hard as Sid Abruzzi ravages the West Coast to spread the word about his new line of apparel. The Water Bros. Shop is located at 23 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI. 401-846-7873. The new “Hermanos De Agua” Water Bros. T-shirt graphic is sick! Hit up http://ww.waterbrothers.net

SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM – Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is the premiere surfing museum in S.B. Complete with vintage skateboards, surfboards, hula girls, classic guitars and ukuleles, this museum will take you on a surf/sk8 safari that you will never want to leave. James O’Mahoney’s one-of-a-kind collection is located at 16 1/2 Helena Ave #C, Santa Barbara, CA. http://www.sbsurfingmuseum.com

WORK TO SURF MOVIE – Almost ten years in the making, “Work to Surf” chronicles the life and times of Allen Sarlo, one of the surfing world’s most accomplished and committed performers. From the earliest days in Venice’s Dogtown haunts to earning his place in the legendary Malibu lineup; from the birth of professional surfing to the cutting edge of big wave tow-in surfing; from ultimate local to consummate world traveler, Allen’s story is as diverse as the sport itself. Shot and edited by renowned surfing cinematographer Dave Ogle, Work To Surf takes us from the beaches of Malibu to hidden barrels in Mexico, from Oahu’s thundering North Shore to the wild islands of Indonesia, from desert Baja pointbreaks to 30-foot Island outer reefs. Featuring the surfing of Mark Foo, Kelly Slater, Jay Riddle, Rob Machado, Yadin Nicol, Pat O’Connell, Bobby Owens, Jay Adams, Peter Cole and Derrick Doerner, mixed to a dynamic soundtrack that includes songs by Ben Harper.

SURF COLLECTION – 734 pages of surf art and collectibles. Over 1000 items. Now available at www.surfbooks.com.

ASTRODECK NEWS – Wave Warriors Vol. 1-5 is available now, as well as Astrodeck surfpads and Astrodeck sandals that are a must have for any true surfaholic. Get it all at http://www.astrodeck.com/

2010 WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP will be held in New Zealand, one of the World’s most unique surfing destinations. The Junior Champs will be held at Piha Beach, a beautiful black sand beach famous for its large waves, just 45 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. The event will begin on January 20, 2010, at the peak of the Kiwi summer. New Zealand is one of the world’s most rewarding surfing spots with quality waves, plenty of choice and relatively few surfers. The main source of swell for both the North and South Islands is from the low pressure systems of the roaring forties, but New Zealand is fortunate to pick up swell from just about anywhere. For those used to fighting for a beach park and some room in the line up, surfing in New Zealand offers a very different experience. Parking is mostly free and being a country of only 4 million people there is plenty of room to catch the perfect wave. For those looking for an adventure, the best surf spots can be found off the beaten track.

SURF STORY PROJECT – 444 pages and 88 of the most inspirational and creative surfers in the world… their art… their stories. Sales from the Surf Story Project will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Available exclusively at www.surfstoryproject.com

THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI TRAILER, WEBSITE, AND POSTER ART FOR KELLY SLATER IMAX® FILM NOW AVAILABLE – Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater comes to IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters in early February with the premiere of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, shown in both 3D and 2D formats. For those hoping to get an early look at the action and Tahiti’s beauty in director Stephen Low’s film, the distributor has launched a new Website at www.ultimatewavetahiti.com

THE PAYOFF world premiere is being presented by Surf Expo at the January 2010 tradeshow in Orlando, Florida. Soul tripping Indo with the bros, not the pros… Hard work pays off for 8 American surfers who travel to the opposite ends of the earth… Here’s the link to the Movie Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtDoJfUndss

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 Reef’s 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

BOARDS & WAVES EXPO ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2010! – Global Wave Ventures has selected the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Cocoa, Florida for the second Boards & Waves Expo.  The two-day event is the East Coast’s only “consumer expo for surfers” and will be held on April 17 & 18, 2010. The Boards & Waves Expo will feature over 100 exhibits of surfboards, fins, foam, and accessories, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, surf- and beach-inspired artists, surfboard shaping, homemade surfboard contests, Stand Up Paddle displays, educational seminars and more.  There will be free product offerings including a raffle to win a Ricky Carroll surfboard
each day. www.boardsandwaves.com

LEGENDS OF SURFING: the Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater is a celebration of surfing culture and includes profiles of the world’s greatest surfers, board builders, writers, filmmakers and photographers. Written by Duke Boyd, surfer and founder of Hang Ten surf wear and a surfing legend himself, with photographs by Jeff Divine, a surfing photography superstar, Legends of Surfing is a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf. Available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.mvpbooks.com

BRENDAN BUCKLEY SIGNS WITH KONA’S SURF TEAM – Kona Sports is proud to announce the latest addition to its pro surf team.  Jersey dark horse and rising surf pro, Brendan Buckley, has joined forces with the retail giant. “Buck is one of the most innovative surfers to come out of the east coast and we feel he is a perfect fit for our team and what we stand for as a shop,” says Josh Wilson, surf team manager for Kona.  Buckley spends his time in Belmar, NJ when not circling the globe with the ERGO team or the Spectacular Adventures Crew.  He is not typically a contest surfer, but is a threat in any heat due to his unpredictable attack.  His sponsors include: ERGO, AJW Surfboards, Smith, Sanuk, Freak, Kona Sports and Christopher Bean Coffee. Kona Sports, a retail specialty shop and online leader was established in 1970 by Mike Scierra, whose passion for simply building surfboards in his garage has transformed into the largest surf shop in southern New Jersey.  Mike and his sons, Brendan and Chris, wanted to get back to their original roots and have given surf team manager, Josh Wilson, the ability to build a team that will compliment its thriving retail and online business they have built. For more info visit: www.konasports.com

SURFERS HEALING – For a surfboard collector very cool stuff!  For a great cause too. http://www.surfershealing.org/

ISA NEWS – The International Surfing Association and Surfing New Zealand are proud to present the Official Website for the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, which will take place in Piha, New Zealand from January 20th through the 29th. Visit www.isaworldjuniors.com to be a part of this historic event.

SURF FOR A CAUSE – It’s that time of year to support a great Cause and freeze your ass off doing it! The 3rd Annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Freeze for a Cause is going down on Saturday, February 6th. The contest will be at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ starting at 10:00 am sharp and will run until 3:00 pm. Slots are going to be very limited this year. There will be 3 divisions for the Freeze this year Open Shortboard, Open Longboard, and Open Womens. It’s highly recommended that you sign up early to reserve a slot for this event so you don’t get left out in the cold! The entry fee/donation is $20. After the contest come out and join us for a raging after party at the Crab’s Claw in Lavallette, NJ hosted by the Hammer Family starting at 6:00 pm. There will be great raffle/auction prizes and drink specials. There is a $10 donation to get you into the party of the winter. If you want to go big a $20 donation includes a official DRCF Freeze for a Cause Tshirt! We hope to see everyone there and thank you for your continued support of the DRCF. For further information please contact. Nick Bricker at themush@comcast.net. Or go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231062155932&ref=mf.

NRG NEWS – NRG surf wear is proud to announce that NRG surfer Blake Thornton has beaten thousands of hopefuls to qualify for the prestigious Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 2010 Dream Tour. The 24 year old local surfer from Little Bay in Sydney has cemented his reputation as one of the world’s top 44 surfers and will compete against current world champion Mick Fanning and surfing greats Kelly Slater and Andy Irons. Fresh from his $50K win of the Cold Water Classic Series in South Africa, Blake joins a record number of Australian surfers who have qualified for the ASP Dream Tour including Owen Wright and Daniel Ross. http://www.nrghome.com/

BIG WAVE NEWS – Mavericks pioneer and big wave surf legend Jeff Clark filed a lawsuit today against Mavericks Surf Ventures Inc. (MSV), the company he co-founded to run the Mavericks Surf Contest, and its current directors. The lawsuit cites breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. The lawsuit comes one week after an already re-scheduled mediation was canceled by MSV attorney Paul Marotta and CEO Keir Beidling, claiming the Mavericks Surf Contest would be held that week. It was not. “I’ve waited patiently and remained quiet in an effort to settle our issues in private, without casting a shadow over the contest that I founded. But it’s obvious MSV has no intention of working this out. They have forced me to file suit in order to move on with my life,” Clark said. “When I signed on to partner with Keir and Evolve Sports, I trusted them to do the right thing, to honor my spirit and passion for surfing,” Clark said. “I made a mistake and I trusted the wrong people. They have refused to honor the contracts they created and have turned the contest into a corporate circus.” The complaint, filed with the Superior Court of San Francisco County, states that MSV breached its contracts with Clark, withheld payments on those contracts, and breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders by the Board’s self-dealing, squandering of corporate assets and failure to disclose even basic financial and other corporate information. The suit claims that, in breaching their fiduciary duties, MSV and its current directors acted with oppression, fraud and malice. For the rest of the story go to http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/44985/surf-news.htm

MALIBU SURFING ASSOCIATION – MOVIE NIGHT on Saturday Feb. 6, 2010 at Duke’s in Malibu, CA. www.msasurfing.org

HANK FOTOS NEWS – Hank Foto the remarkable North Shore photographer – Hank Foto was born in Newport Beach, California, home of some of the best surfing locations. He began his photography career as a runner in the mailroom at Surfing Magazine in 1985. For the rest of the story, visit Surfers Village at http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/44841/surf-news.htm

VOLCOM PIPELINE PRO – ASP 5-Star WQS Mens event – Pipeline, Oahu Hawaii – January 23-February 5, 2010.

GOD WENT SURFING WITH THE DEVIL – Since the year 2000, over 4,300 Palestinian and 1,000 Israeli lives have been claimed by the escalating conflict in the region. The situation grew markedly worse in 2006, when Israel responded to the election of Hamas by sealing off the borders, ending the free-flow of people and goods. Palestinian militants reacted to the siege by targeting Israel’s civilian population with deadly rocket strikes; the Israeli Army countered with air strikes, targeting militants but often claiming the lives of innocent residents. In 2007 it emerged that a small group of young men were surfing in Gaza, sharing battered surfboards they had attained prior to the siege. Word traveled north to Israel, and that same year, a mixed group of Israelis and Americans delivered a dozen boards to their Palestinian counterparts. In the spring of 2008, they would attempt to deliver another 23 surfboards into Gaza. By this time the situation in Gaza had deteriorated further, the border still sealed, with military activity a near daily occurrence. “God Went Surfing With the Devil” charts the difficulties and dangers encountered by surfers in the region, while charting their daily struggle to supersede the conflict through the joys of surfing. http://www.godwentsurfing.com


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