JUICE NEWS – APRIL 2010
LURE OF THE SWAMP – Book signing and Art Show featuring the art of Lindsey Kuhn on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7-10pm at the Juice Gallery – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA.
LURE OF THE SWAMP – Lindsey Kuhn has a new book out through SWAMP Publishing. Lindsey has been screen printing since 1984, helping to revive the lost art of the rock poster in the ’90s. For the last 18 years, he has been creating posters for shows around the world, keeping his Do-It-Yourself ethic alive by printing and selling his own work as well as other artists through his print company SWAMP. Lure of the Swamp is his first book with over 100-full color pages of pure rock art. You may order Lure of the Swamp on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com
SICK VIDEO – Jeff Grosso 24 Brick Rock-n-Roll Boardslide at Vans Combi Bowl 2010. Approx. 48 feet about 3/4 of the Round Bowl at sesh before Pool Restoration closing. Present was Lance Mountain, Salba, Lonnie Hiramoto, Monty, Eric Nash, Mando, Elise Dabby, Marc SDS, Priscilla & Alex Lee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWjQhdODg8U
4TH ANNUAL PAT WACHTER BOWL CONTEST – May 1, 2010 at Veterans Skatepark, Alabaster, Alabama. Cash prizes: ladies, O.G., Mens. Guest judge Kris Markovich. Plus an art show. For more go to www.skatealabama.com
15TH ANNUAL BASIC BOWL CONTEST AND BBQ – Sat. April 17, 2010 at Huntington Beach, CA. Special Live Music Guest, BBQ and giveaways. 11am-7pm.
SIXSTAIR – Film and video and behind the scenes footage of Blood Shed. http://www.sixstair.com/
BASTARD STORE – Check out the Bastard Store in Milano, italy. A skate bowl won building of the year award. http://www.archdaily.com/51598/building-of-the-year-2009-interiors-bastard-store-studiometrico/
PHILLY AM 2010 SKATEBOARD CONTEST on Sat. May 1, 2010 at Woodward Skate Park, Philadelphia, PA. Grom, Intermediate, Advanced, Sponsored. Entry fee $20. $1,200 Purse. www.three16.com
DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2010 – The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season. The 2010 circuit will return to Boston and Chicago for single-sport competitions and to Portland, Ore. and Salt Lake City for multi-sport events. Highlighting the 2010 schedule is the addition of new host city Las Vegas, where the final stop of the season – the Dew Tour Championships – will be held in conjunction with the year-end awards ceremony. Bringing the Dew Tour to Las Vegas for the first time in the Tour’s six-year history, the world-famous strip will serve as a backdrop for the Dew Tour Championships as well as the Dew Cup awards ceremony. After moving the event closer to what many consider the mecca of action sports – Southern California – the finale to the sixth season will be highlighted by fierce competition in addition to an elevated awards ceremony for the Dew Tour’s year-end accolades. The full Dew Tour schedule also includes a skate-specific (park and vert) stop in Boston in June, followed by a BMX-specific (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago. The five-stop tour will then continue on to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, all featuring multi-sport events. Over the course of the Tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual-event finishes, each vying for the?ost overall points?nd the title of?ew Cup?hampion. Tickets for the 2010 Dew Tour will be on sale soon and will be available via Ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster box offices. Visit allisports.com for more information.
The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Skate Open, June 25-26 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nike 6.0 BMX Open July 23-24 Chicago, Ill. – Museum Campus
Wendys Invitational Aug. 12-15 Portland, OR – Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships Oct. 14-17 Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
SKATOPIA – 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY MOVIE – Skatopia is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skateboarding, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide. Mercurial skateboarder Brewce Martin has built this “sovereign nation” to be free from society’s rules… Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy In theaters and on DVD in 2010. Watch the Skatopia movie trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTgV44R_loU
SKATOPIA BOWL BASH XV – June 17-20, 2010 – Skatopia – 34961 Hutton Rd Rutland, OH 45775. www.skatopia.org
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEPARK SERIES 2010 – Registration for each contest starts at 10:00 am and contest starts at 11:00 am with 9 and under age division skating first. Contest entry is $20 and includes a contest t-shirt. Trophies and prizes awarded to Top 5 in each division. Divisions will skate in this order, 9 and Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 & over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. April 10 – JUPITER SKATE PARK – Jupiter, FL – “Bowl Contest in Blue Bowl” – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. May 22 – NAPLES SKATE PARK – Naples, FL – “Flow Contest” – 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 213-3027. November 6 – GRIND FOR LIFE 8th ANNUAL BENEFIT & AWARDS CEREMONY to be held at JUPITER SKATEPARK – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. http://www.grindforlife.org/
NYC SK8 BOOK – Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo and Ivory Serra. – Skateboarding in New York City is a singular experience. It is impossible not to feel the magnitude of the landscape, and with the city in constant motion, skateboarding is both exhilarating and extremely dangerous. There is no right or wrong way to navigate this vast terrain. Only one thing is certain―the skaters and images produced in New York City are wholly unique. The shots in Full Bleed span 30 years, with contributions from over 40 photographers. This is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the one of the most diverse and rich skating locations in the world, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers. Featuring the work of: Giovanni Reda, Jessica Bard, Ivory Serra, Tobin Yelland, Miki Vuckovich, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Atiba Jefferson, Bryce Knights, Angela Boatwright, Athena Currey, Kenneth Cappello, Charlie Samuels, Andy Kessler, Mike OMeally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more. http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/1162
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – In a survey of law-enforcement officials from across the U.S., officers report that public skateparks have had a positive impact on youth in their communities, contributed to a reduction in skate-related trespassing, and facilitated more positive interaction between cops and kids. Conducted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2009, over 100 officers were interviewed from communities where the Foundation has contributed to establishing a free, public skatepark. Ninety percent responded favorably when asked if they considered their skatepark an important community asset. Most also reported that they’ve had no major incidents at their skateparks, and almost half credit the skatepark for reducing incidents of youth crime in their communities. Federally registered nonprofit organizations, municipalities, or public agencies may apply for grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The deadline to complete applications is March 1, 2010. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org
BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday / anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, rafflres, BB!, Halloween murals & artwork. Bands include: THe Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red…. and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20 year celebration. Official website is www.burnsideskatepark.com.
X GAMES 2010 – July 29-Aug 1, 2010- X GAMES 2010, Los Angeles, CA
CENTRAL VALLEY AM JAM – Maloof Money Cup Skateboard Championships. Each first place skater in each division will qualify for a chance to skate in the Maloof Money Cup Amateur Street Competition. April 17 – CA Skatepark in Riverbank, CA. May 15 – El Pescadero Skatepark, Tracy, CA. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.com
PRO-TEC POOL PARTY – Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Block at Orange in Orange, CA
VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN – Saturday, October 2 at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA
ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com
BROADCAST WHEEL COMPANY has announced the addition of three new rippers to the ranks – Patrick Melcher, Jeremy Holmes, and Nolan Johnson. They join Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Joel Meinholz, Gareth Stehr and Danny Falla, on the team. For more information, please visit www.broadcastwheels.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
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
CONSPIRACY SKATES has new products available just in time for spring. The Limited Pushead Graphic is going fast! There is a new Angryblue graphic, a new Bryan Pennington deck and a limited Swamp Deck available for purchase. We still have a few of the Alien Shot shirts/wheel deal going on as well as a few decks that are on sale. http://conspiracyboards.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 whats 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. Plus, the new comic book series… Get some! http://bones.com/
BRO BOWL – Bro Bowl – 30 Years of Tampa Concrete . Check out the trailer at http://www.brobowldoc.com/home.html
JOHN MOTTA RIDES FOR SUPERbrand APPAREL. In addition to SUPERbrand Apparel, Mottas sponsors include Skate Mental, Nike SB, Royal Trucks, Bones and Industrial Ride Shop. Visit http://www.superbranded.com/
EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John Gibson and Bark Hard bandmate Lee Leal. Managing partners include 80s vert pros Ken Fillion (team captain), Todd Prince (Sgt at Arms), Troy Chason (frontside specialist) and Gene Hare. Team riders include Max Peterson, Ben Johnson, Edward Sanchez, Gary Morris and Priscilla Lee. Art direction by Jester. http://www.embassyskateboards.com/
SKATE SHOP SHOWCASE is a night dedicated to the Skate Shops allowing them to do what they do best – unite the skate community through music, art and culture. The concept is simple. Each store will be given a designated amount of wall space within the show. They are free to design their space however they see fit. The 2006 Skate Shop Showcase saw everything from a full-blown build-out, hanging branded merchandise, painting on the walls (acrylic and aerosol) as well as stores contributing bands, dj’s and tons more. Skate Shops enlisted to be part of this years event so far are Liberty Board Shop, Urban Era (Daly City), Val Surf, Maintain, Transport, Non-Factory, 2nd Nature (New York), Good Times (San Antonio, TX), ZJ’s Boarding House, 9 Star, Shelter, One Way Board Shop, Sunken City, IG board shop and many more to come. Live performances thus far include Brevi, Ninja Academy, DJ Patrick Melcher, Brian Lotti performing spoken word and showing a special Trailer and more performances to be announced. This year’s Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.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
STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING – Street League Skateboarding announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding. Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the world’s biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street League exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League pros will be battling it out for more than $1,000,000 in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. Dyrdek, in discussing the origins of the league says, “It has been a dream of mine to create a professional tour that bridges the gap between true street skateboarding and contest skating, which to date has been fragmented and misguided. Street League is more than just a new contest series; it will redefine the way skateboarding competitions are done.” To maximize the talents of these street skateboarding stars, Street League has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience), to the world of skateboarding. The inaugural year of Street League features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas Mack Center on September 25th. The skaters will be competing at each event for the largest prize pool in skateboarding history. IMG Action Sports, the go-to event production company in the industry, is producing and executing Street League in 2010. The worldwide leader in skate park design and construction, California Skateparks, will provide skate plaza construction. Instant Scoring Experience is a partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Street League. For more information go to www.streetleague.com .
AUTOBAHN NEWS – The Autobahn Wheel Company proudly welcomes Daniel Espinoza to the team. http://www.autobahnwheelco.com/
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/
ELEMENT AND PLAN B UNITE – Billabong International Limited today announced it has entered an exclusive 10-year agreement to license the California-based skateboard brand Plan B. Plan B will operate out of the Element headquarters in Irvine, CA. Professional skateboarders and team riders Danny Way and Colin McKay will continue to ride for and own Plan B Skateboards. Vice President Tom Jones will continue to oversee the brand and team which includes Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, PJ Ladd and Pat Duffy. Element and Plan B products will be available through Branch Skateboarding Distribution. www.branchdistribution.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, 1960s 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
THE GATHERING – Where art meets skateboarding on Friday, April 30 at 6pm at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
LA SKATE FILM FESTIVAL – Categories U.S. Skate Film, International Film, Independent Film, Documentary, Skate Shop Video, Emerging FIlmmaker, Skate Commercial, Classic. Go to www.withoutabox.com. For full info on submitting go to www.thelaskatefilmfestival.com/submissions
FUNHOUSE SERIES 5IVE DECKS ARE HERE – Radically awesome. http://www.funhouseskateboards.com/
NEW NIKE GOODS – You must get the new Omar Salazar Shoe. It’s a mandatory move. www.nikeskateboarding.com
NIKE NEWS – Nike posted part two of their Don’t Fear The Sweeper tour video. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/#/media/view/14241
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
GEOFF ROWLEY SHOE RELEASE on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00pm at Utility Board Shop 167 North 2nd Avenue Upland, CA. www.utilityboardsupply.com
ARCADE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Arcade Skateboards is back with a stellar team that is ready to rip, including Kenny Hughes, Sad, Jon Newport, Casey Rigney, Sean McNulty and Justin Guillen. www.ARCADEMFG.COM
TOP SHOP TEAM SKATEBOARD COMPETITION and TRADESHOW – Apr 30-May 2, 2010 at 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skate Shop – 850 Florida Ave. Golden Valley, MN. www.3rdlair.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
SKATEBOARDING ACCOUNTANT – Skateboarders who may need help with their taxes this season should check out Cressey Rice’s new website and sign up for some professional advice from one skater to another. www.skatetaxlady.com
USA VS. AUSTRALIA – REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) brings two of the world’s deepest skateboarding talent pools together for a head to head battle, in a search for the hottest new up and coming skateboarder from both continents. USA vs. Australia, introduced by REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) pits the top 5 skate video submissions from both countries to find the best undiscovered skate talent from two continents. Our goal is to find the next Aussie born ripper (like Jake Duncomb or Matt Mumford) or the next US skate prodigies (like Vincent Alvarez or Sean Malto). Video submissions from USA vs. Australia will be judged by Reelcomp.com veteran skater and team manager Aaron Astorga, along with a top panel of skateboarding experts at REELcomp.com and Roll Forever.?This will be done after a 1 monthsubmission period followed by a voting period.?We will then take the top 5 video submissions, (2 minutes of the best progressive street skating footage from both the US and Australia), to decide which country has the best up and coming amateur skater. These amateur’s will have to bring it all, from massive rails and huge gaps to technical ledge work and transition skills, in order to be the next all around ruler of the free skate world. The winner of the Reelcomp.com USA vs. Australia on line skate battle will receive a one week, all expenses paid trip to the opposing country to hang out, skate, film, meet new friends and chase the dream of becoming the next big thing in skateboarding. Winner will also receive a week’s supply of Red Bull to fuel your journey, one week’s cash per diem to feed your needs, and tons of killer skate hard goods to rip on your trip.?In addition, the winner will receive product endorsement from Roll Forever. If you think you could be the next best unknown skater on the continent, start getting some footage together dropping hammers because a trip and opportunity like this could easily change your life forever.?Stay strong. Be true to your dreams and Roll Forever! www.reelcomp.com
ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK and 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/
I’M HERE. Spike Jonze’s highly anticipated short film, I’m Here, is globally released on www.imheremovie.com. This 30-minute robot love story was premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and thereafter screened at the Berlinale. Now it is made available to viewers around the world, through a striking online cinema experience. I’m Here is a creative collaboration with ABSOLUT VODKA, acknowledging the brand’s position as a pioneering and culture-shaping brand. I’m Here is a love story about two robots living in contemporary Los Angeles. The sad-eyed robot librarian Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) leads a lonely and methodical life, until he one day meets Francesca, a creative and free-spirited female robot (played by Sienna Guillory). Robot romance develops and the story is just as beautiful as it is unpredictable.
TSOL May 6 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club, Venice, CA. www.indieonthewestside.com
THE MELVINS – The Melvins return with The Bride Screamed Murder on June 1 via Ipecac Recordings with a U.S. tour launching the same day in San Diego and including a stop at the Bonnaroo Festival. The Bride Screamed Murder is the third release featuring Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Big Businesses’ Coady Willis and Jared Warren.?While the Melvins recently celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, the latest incarnation debuted with the highly-praised (A) Senile Animal (2006) and continued with Nude With Boots (2008). Joining the Melvins on tour for a half dozen shows will be label mates ISIS (www.isistheband, ISIS will also perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival) while Totimoshi (myspace.com/totimoshi) will be along for the full run of Melvins dates. http://www.themelvins.net/
BATUSIS FEATURING: SYLVAIN SYLVAIN (NEW YORK DOLLS) AND CHEETAH CHROME (ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS / DEAD BOYS) DEBUT EP RELEASED ON SMOG VEIL RECORDS MAY 4, 2010 – Smog Veil Records announced the debut ?ecording by punk rock supergroup Batusis featuring the legendary Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and ?heetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs/Dead Boys). The self-titled 4-song EP will drop in the US and UK on May 4, 2010. The debut recordings will be released on collectable multi-colored vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert, and also as a digital download on iTunes. This exciting rock and roll project celebrates the first-ever collaboration between punk icons Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) and celebrated glam rock innovator Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). The EP features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) – the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Visit the band online at: http://www.myspace.com/batusis. Visit Smog Veil Records online at: http://www.smogveil.com/
O.C. PUNK ROCK PICNIC 2010 at Hidden Valley Park at Verizon. 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA. $20 Door. $15 advance. 11 am-11pm. www.ocpunkrockpicnic.com.
MALCOLM MCLAREN – The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died April 8, 2010. He was 64 years old. McLaren is best known for his work with the Pistols, whose violence, swearing, and antiestablishment antics shocked Britain and revolutionized the world music scene. The band’s chaotic career owed much to their manager’s talent for self-promotion. www.celebrityaccess.com
BEBE BUELL SHOW – June 22, 2010 at The Roxy. After Party at On the Rocks. June 15 is the new album release date. There will be a limited edition release of pink vinyl. http://www.bebebuell.org/
MILE HIGH MUSIC FEST – Headliners for this year’s event include the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, in addition to Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli among others. The festival is set to take place once again at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, CO, on August 14 & 15th. Tickets available online at milehighmusicfestival.com and tickethorse.com
BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL – June 10-13, 2010 @ Manchester, TN. www.bonnaroo.com
LOLLAPALOZZA 2010 – Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire and Green Day are among the headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza festival set to take place on August 6-8 at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Other artists on the lineup for 2010 include Cyprus Hill, The Strokes, MGMT, Social Distortion, Gogol Bordello, Erykah Badu, Spoon and Slightly Stoopid. http://www.lollapalooza.com/
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS – The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD – 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 bands 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
AC/DC NEWS: Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut Shoot To Thrill, which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from IRON MAN 2. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information.
CYPRESS HILL – Cypress Hill MP3 Giveaway It Ain’t Nothin’ – Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is called It Aint Nothin’ and you can download it for free for a limited time at cypresshill.com. The album features special guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who co-wrote and co-produced the title track and lead single Rise Up. The famed guitarist also appears on a second track titled Shut ‘Em Down. The legendary hip-hop/rock group have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Priority/EMI and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in six years. We’re very excited to be part of the Priority Records family, says B-Real. It’s a label with a rich history, and together with Snoop we’re going to add to its legacy. Official site: http://www.cypresshill.com
BLACK N BLUE BOWL 2010 – Black N Blue Productions has announced the date and lineup for the 2010 Black N Blue Bowl (formerly known as the Superbowl of Hardcore). This legendary event will take place on Saturday, May 15th at Webster Hall in New York City. The lineup includes Madball, H20, Cro-Mags, Yuppicide, Skarhead, Trapped Under Ice, Wisdom in Chains, Sand, Cruel and, Sand, H8 Inc., and Incendiary. The Superbowl of Hardcore originally started in New York in the early 80s. Held at the legendary Ritz, it featured bands like Warzone, Agnostic Front, Sick of it All and Gorilla Biscuits, to name a few – all the forefathers of the renowned New York Hardcore movement. Black N Blue keeps the tradition alive. Doors for the Matinee event are at 2 p.m. The show is all ages this year; you must have valid ID and be 21 to drink. Disposable cameras only. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.pitchforkny.com
OZZY BOOK – I AM OZZY by Ozzy Osbourne… Take what you thought was rock and roll excess, double it, and you still would not be anywhere near the dizzying life of Ozzy Osbourne. Born into a life so poor that the entire family slept in one room, music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the musical landscape forever. The inevitable sex and drugs came along with along with the rock and roll lifestyle, and Ozzy soon fell into an epic relationship with booze and chemicals. The stories of Ozzys days on the road are now those of legend, biting the head off of a live bat, the tragic plane crash that took the life of his best friend and writing partner, but few know about the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of hard living. I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; $26.99; January 25, 2010) is the heavy metal pioneers unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzys hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. www.ozzy.com. Visit Grand Central Publishing on the internet at www.hachettebookgroup.com
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2010: More than 38 bands will once again come together to celebrate rock at the fourth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE, set for May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The line-up includes Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Slash, Seether, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Coheed and Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, Puddle Of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Sevendust, Skillet, Mushroomhead, Helmet, Airbourne, Anberlin, Cold, Nonpoint, 2Cents, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, Year Long Disaster, Like A Storm, Taddy Porter, Janus, Columbus own Noise Auction and more. www.rockontherange.com
DOWNLOAD 2010 – The highly-popular Download Festival is set to return to Donington on June 11th-13th and festival organizers have announced the initial lineup with AC/DC filling the headliner slot. Other confirmed acts at the 2010 installment of the fest include: Deftones, with Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Motorhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk
SKATOPIA AMPHITHEATRE GRAND OPENING – AMERICAN SKATE FESTIVAL – June 25-26, 2010 featuring Fishbone and many more. www.skatopia.org
CHERIE CURRIE’S NEON ANGEL: A Memoir of a Runaway. When Cherie Currie, the lead singer of 1970s teenage girl group The Runaways, sat down to write her personal memoir, she never imagined the book would be made into a highly anticipated movie, starring some of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Cherie Currie is the original lead singer of 70s teenage, all-girl rock band The Runaways. At the tender age of 15, she joined the group, a talented group of girls who could play rock like no other female group before them. The girls, Currie with Joan Jett, and Lita Ford on guitar and Sandy West on drums, arrived on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, belting out provocative teen rebellion songs such as Cherry Bomb. As Cherie chronicles the bands rise from LA clubs to selling out their first US tour, she also weaves in a portrait of an amazing time in punk rock. The Runaways headlined shows with opening acts such as the Ramones, Van Halen, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Cheap Trick, and Blondie. They played at CBGBs, and got into the London punk scene and hung out with The Sex Pistols. With the help of multi-platinum hit songwriter and producer Kenny Laguna, Currie was able to have her book made into the feature film, The Runaways –starring Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, New Moon, The Secret Lives of Bees) as Currie, and Kristen Stewart (Twilight, New Moon, Into The Wild, Panic Room) playing Joan Jett. The Runaways also stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as manager Kim Fowley, and Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal as Cheries mother. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com
ROCKABILLY WEEKEND RETURNS TO VEGAS – The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every spring. VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, and features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly ’50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque performers, dance lessons and contests, a tiki pool party and over 120 Vendors. Now in its 13th year, average attendance is 7,500 for the music, and 20,000 for the car show. This year’s event is held April 1 – 4th. For full listings, go to www.vivalasvegas.net
DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summers Vans Warped Tour, starting with the August 7 show at the Utah State Fairgrounds in Salt Lake City, UT and ending at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR on August 15. Meanwhile, DROPKICK MURPHYS are currently on the road in Europe in advance of the March 16 release of their live CD/DVD LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, BOSTON MA on the bands own Born Bred Records (ILG). Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.
ED MARSHALL FOTO BOOK – This book is the first of three to come and Ed Marshall’s first attempt at sharing some of his images in a real in your hands way. Ed Marshall has stalked the New York City underground music and artist scene. Capturing some of the most versatile and talented artists throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. If you have stepped foot in New York City to perform or attend a show. You may not have seen him, but he just may have captured you. This book is full of energy, color and beauty, making it a great addition to any coffee table or personal library. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1129313
CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.
BEHOLD THE BLACK LIGHT ART SHOW – Gareth Stehr is throwing an art show at 2HeadedHorse in Echo Park, CA on April 2nd. Three bands will be playing Green & Wood (Ethan Fowlers band), Stonehelm and Red Octopus http://www.garethstehr.com/
MIKE WATT – EYE-GIFTS FROM PEDRO – Opening reception Apr 1, 2010 from 7-9 P.M. Track 16 is pleased to present the debut exhibition of photographs by Mike Watt, legendary musician and founding member of iconic punk band, The Minutemen. One of the most respected and greatly loved figures in American popular culture, Watt is a protean figure who’s done collaborative projects with everyone from Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop, to Eddie Vedder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He contributed bass and/or vocals to more than fifty albums by various artists, was a founding member of ten bands, and is host of the internet radio program, The Watt from Pedro Show. Watt published his first non-fiction book, Spiels of a Minuteman, in 2003, and is truly a renaissance man for the 21st Century. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 1 from 7-9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are fromThursday through Saturday from noon to 6 P.M. The Mike Watt exhibition will run through May 1, 2010. TRACK 16 GALLERY Bergamot Station C1, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404. www.track16.com
PUNK ART EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY at The Hermosa Beach Historical Museum. 710 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA on Sat. April 3, 2010. 12-9pm. All ages. For more info contact email@example.com.
AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America includes 20 skatedecks, rare images, video of Native skaters and skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists. The exhibition will close June 27, 2010. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. Highlights include a never-before-seen 1969 image taken by skateboarding icon, Craig R. Stecyk III, of a skatedeck depicting traditional Native imagery and 1973 home-movie footage of Zephyr surf team members Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino-Tongva). The exhibition features the work of visual artists Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), Joe Yazzie (Navajo), Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) and highlights young Native skaters such as 20-year-old Bryant Chapo (Navajo) and 10-year-old Augustin and 7-year-old Armondo Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians). The exhibition originally appeared at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. from June 12-Sept. 13, 2009. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street. For information, call (212) 514-3700 or visit the museums Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu. Check out the coverage in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/arts/artsspecial/18SKATE.html
WASTED BOX SKATE SHOP AND ART EXHIBITION – www.wasted-box.com
AMERICAN BOARDERS – Pop Culture Artist Paul Rusconi is bringing some Los Angeles edge to Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the Opening Night of AMERICAN BOARDERS by Paul Rusconi. An exhibition featuring portraits of 11 of the most influential and talented contemporary skateboarders including Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler, Stevie Williams and more. Wednesday April 7th, 2010 – 6 PM – 8 PM at STELLAN HOLM GALLERY 1018 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. Paul Rusconi is a LA based artist, who creates art out of subjects that define pop culture. He is best known for his portraits of President Obama, Karl Lagerfeld, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, etc…
ROTHICK ART HOUSE ROOM N BOARD SHOW. New artwork by Randy Rebornz DeLeon plus a Skateboard Group Show. Show opens April 10 from 7-10pm. Show runs 4-10 thru 4-30. Gallery open on Friday, Saturday and SUnday at 170 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA. www.rothick.com
EDGE OF LOVE – Strychnin Gallery presents: Edge of Love. An exciting new group show curated by Andy Howell (LA Artsprojekt) and Yasha Young (Owner Strychnin Gallery). Featuring international street art artists such as Kid Zoom, Beastman, motel 7, Phibs, Yok, Rose Hardy, Amy Matthews, Monique Ligons, Bridge, Mimi S., Christian Rothenhagen. Also featuring sculptures by Tim Roosen in the Vault. Opens April 9th at 7pm. STRYCHNIN Gallery – Berlin, Boxhagenerstrasse 36, D-10245 Berlin, Germany. www.strychnin.com
BRING BACK THE BEACH – AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS celebrating 25 years of Healing the Bay. www.healthebay.org/bbb
SACRED CRAFT EXPO – Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich. The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000. The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 – 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun. www.sacredcraftexpo.com
SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION – Surf Legend and Endless Summer star Mike Hynson. Mike will be signing copies of his autobiography, just released in a trade edition paperback on Sat Apr 24. 1-4PM at Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672
WOR KICKS OFF SPRING WITH SURF MADNESS – Please join Reserve for the Warriors of Radness (WOR) Spring 2010 launch party featuring a collaborative exhibition of Grant Rohloff vintage surf photos, a screening of the upcoming surf film Scattered Archives by Kyle MacLennan, and a live performance by Gantez Warrior. Thursday April 8th, 7:00-11:00 PM at the Reserve Store at 420 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036. This event is hosted by Rick Klotz and sponsored by the Malibu Surfing Association, Primo Beer and Surfer Magazine. http://www.grantrohloff.com/
OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR GLOBAL CHALLENGE EVOLVES INTO OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SERIES AND FIRST OAKLEY ASP WORLD JUNIOR TOUR EVENT FOR 2010 After two years of building the most notable Pro Junior series on the planet, the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge has evolved into a fully sanctioned Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) series of events including the first stop on the new multi-event ASP World Junior Tour. The Oakley ASP World Junior Tour event, formerly the Championship event of the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge, has become the first stop on the 2010 ASP World Junior Tour, running at the high-performance wave of Keramas in Bali from October 2-13, 2010. The event will continue to boast a massive $75,000 prize purse for the mens division and expand from an18-man to a 48-man field made up of six representatives each from ASP Australasia, ASP South America, ASP North America and ASP Europe, five representatives each from ASP Africa, ASP Hawaii and ASP Japan, as well as, additional wildcards. The event will also include a womens division with a field of 18 vying for a $20,000 prize purse. DATE GRADE LOCATION PRIZE
Apr 30-May 2 2M/ 1W Port Alfred-ZAF $10,000/ $5,000
May 4-8 2M Lower Trestles, Calif-USA $10,000
June 2-6 TBD Ubatuba City-BRA TBD
Aug 6-8 1M Tsurigasaki,Chiba-JPN $5,000
Aug 13-16 2M/ 1W Grand Plage, Lacanau, Gironde-FRA 10,000/ $5,000
Oct 2-13 WJT M/W Bali, IND $75,000/ $20,000
To learn more about the Oakley Pro Junior series and the Oakley World Junior Tour event, visit: oakleyprojunior.com
SOUL SURFER – A film is in the works that will explore the story of 13 year-old Bethany Hamilton, the champion Hawaiian teen surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Now, Hollywood will tell the tale of her inspirational return to surfing – and some pretty big names have signed on for the film. Tentatively titled Soul Surfer the biopic is being filmed on Oahu and will feature stars like Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, and Helen Hunt. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2011.
WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. The exhibit portrays a decade-by-decade depiction of highlights and achievements of many of the most significant female wave warriors in documented history. Two dozen significant boards, several trophies, bathing suits, and contest memorabilia have been brought in to tell their story. Many of these women had to overcome using heavy, unwieldy boards and uncomfortable bathing attire in order to pursue the sport they loved so well. www.surfmuseum.org
CHRISTIAN FLETCHER – Christian Fletcher has a new website. It’s a must see classic. www.christianfletchersurf.com
WORLD SURFING RESERVES MOVEMENT – Nine-time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater joined National Surfing Reserves founder Brad Farmer to announce his endorsement for the World Surfing Reserves program, and that 2010 will be the year of global surf spot enshrinements. In announcing this historic year for surf-spot preservation, Slater stated, “This is a pretty exciting thing for me to be a part of and support. It’s almost mind-numbing that [WSR] hasn’t happened yet, especially in Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing.” World Surfing Reserves seeks to identify and enshrine the most important and cherished surf areas around the world, in partnership with local surf communities. World Surfing Reserve (WSR) sites are nominated and selected based on four major criteria: quality and consistency of waves, importance to surf culture and history, environmental characteristics, and community support. Several surf areas in Australia, California, and Hawaii have been proposed for enshrinement as initial WSRs. These were selected from over 125 iconic beaches nominated from 34 countries. The nominations include sites like North Narrabeen and Manly Beach in Australia, Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, and Waikiki and Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, in addition to many others around the world. Beyond its cultural and aesthetic significance, each WSR is a meeting of land and sea selected for the unique and salutary nature of its waves and natural setting. The dedication of each WSR seeks the protection of this coastal zone of waves and habitat from wanton destruction and exploitation – through no other mechanism but the positive force of appreciation and valuation. Farmer and Slater also announced the launch of a new NSR website http://www.surfingreserves.org, which offers access to this exciting new vision of respect and valuation to beach-lovers all over the world. This new site, combined with Save The Waves’ WSR site http://www.worldsurfingreserves.org provides further details on the global surfing reserves movement.
NIKE, INC. SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. OPEN OF SURFING – IMG Action Sports today announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with NIKE, Inc. for the prestigious U.S. Open of Surfing, www.usopenofsurfing.com, staged July 31 to August 8 in Huntington Beach, California. Building upon last year’s historic event that showcased epic waves, 500,000 fans and record prize money, the dynamic relationship integrates NIKE, Inc. brands Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse and the sports of surf, skate and BMX into the U.S. Open to create one of the largest and most innovative properties in action sports.
SIMA and BRA JOIN FORCES TO CO-PRESENT SURF SUMMIT 13 The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Board Retailers Association (BRA) are proud to announce they have joined forces to present Surf Summit 13, to be held May 12-15, 2010 in Los Cabos, Mexico. This year the annual Surf Summit conference will be taken to the next level by unifying the SIMA and BRA conferences into one event that will truly encompass and showcase the entire surf industry. With a larger manufacturer and retailer presence and a stronger representation of the industrys top leaders, Surf Summit 13 will be a more complete union of the tribe. For more event information, please visit http://www.sima.com/surfsummit.aspx.
RIP CURL PRESENTS LIVE THE SEARCH: 7 WAYS – A WEBISODE SERIES ON RIPCURL.COM. http://ripcurl.com/?livethesearch
REEF CHANNELS THE BEST OF BRAZIL FOR 2010 MISS REEF CALENDAR – Shot on location in North Eastern Brazil, the 2010 Miss Reef Calendar is the first year in a limited series of five, set out to capture the exotic and sensual spirit of the brand. Each calendar from 2010-2015 will be shot in one South American location, with Miss Reefs native to the area as well as local photographers, to create the most authentic Latin experience. The 2010 Miss Reef calendar is available at core retail shops and on www.Reef.com/calendar
BOARDS and 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 and 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 and 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