BOB BINIAK R.I.P. – Original Z-Boy, Bob “The Bullet” Biniak, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and passed away on February 25, 2010 at 12:51 EST. Biniak charged at everything he did in life, from bombing down hills at 63mph to scaling full pipes in the desert to attacking Dog Bowl pool coping with a passion. Faster than a speeding bullet, Biniak pushed the boundaries of what was possible early on in the formative years of skateboarding. As one of the most competitive skaters of the early ’70s, Biniak left you with no choice but to bring your best to every session. His energy and enthusiasm impacted people all over the world, and he provoked the fun in every moment. For those who had the privilege to share in his company, you will remember how quick he was with a joke and how he kept you smiling even afer he left the room. His legacy in this world survives through his wife and daughter. He’ll be much missed by many. Rest in Peace, Biniak. There will be a sunset skate session in Biniak’s honor on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Glen E. Friedman. http://idealistpropaganda.blogspot.com/2010/02/bob-bullet-biniak-original-z-boy-bad.html


“Nobody could ride the radical terrain in those days like we did.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“We used to terrorize Hollywood. I was wearing leather pants and I had dyed the roots of my block hair black with white tips. I was going to 999 and bouncing people around and getting in fights. It was crazy. There was the change of skateboarding and the innovation of the technology that took it to another level, and then there was the music that went along with that. We were into Nugent and Hendrix, and then it was punk rock.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“Not only did you have to skate, but you had to have the attitude, too.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“One time we were skating O.J. Simpson’s pool, and we were looking in the window and saw those gold shoes. We almost broke the window and took them. We would looking everywhere for stuff to ride. I remember at the Keyhole, one time, we were filming for Hal Jepson for the Go For It surf film and we all got arrested. We were all sitting in the Beverly Hills Jail for skateboarding.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“I love the limelight and I want to be in it, and skateboarding gave me that whole attitude. It was the best education of all time.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“Beyond the Zephyr team, more talent came out of the Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu and Palisades are than anywhere in the world.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“Candy-coating this story would only ruin it. To tell this story, you better tell it real, because it is what it is, and if you don’t tell it real, than it’s a joke.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“In so many ways, I believe we brought an entirely new style of skateboarding to the world.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“My hope is that the skatepark in Venice gives kids a great place to hone their skills, so that some of the next generations of great skaters will be coming out of the Dogtown/Venice area.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“Living in Venice, for over 40 years, there are many favorite memories. I’d say skating with Cahill, Jay, Wentzle, Muir, Shogo, Valentine, Wes, and P.C. at a spot where three hills converged at the heart of Dogtown. On these hills, I earned the nickname “Bullet”.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“Favorite skateboarders from the Venice/Dogtown area… There would only be one way to answer that question and that would be, all of the crew, all of the Z-Boys.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

SKATOPIA – 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY MOVIE SCREENING – Southern California Festival Premiere! Feb 9 & 12 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Tue, Feb 9 10:15 PM at the Metro 4 Theatre IV and Fri, Feb 12 9:30 PM at Victoria Hall. Skatopia owner Brewce Martin and the Filmmakers will be at both screenings. After Party with The Skatanic Rednecks on Friday Feb 12. 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. For tickets go to: http://sbiff.org/main/ 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

SKATOPIA AMPHITHEATRE GRAND OPENING – AMERICAN SKATE FESTIVAL – June 25-26, 2010 featuring Fishbone and many more. www.skatopia.org

PEDRO BARROS – Raw 540 at the Culver City Skatepark, Culver City, CA. http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

CLASH AT CLAIREMONT – PacSun Clash At Clairemont 4 on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00am at Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skatepark. http://www.pacsunclashatclairemont.com/

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEPARK SERIES 2010 – Registration for each contest starts at 10:00 am and contest starts at 11:00 am with 9 & 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 & Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 & over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. February 27 – EASTWOOD SKATE PARK – Rockledge, FL – “Street Contest” – 290 Gus Hipp Boulevard Rockledge, FL 32955-4801 – (321) 633-0888. 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 O’Meally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more. http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/1162

BREWCE MARTIN NEWS –Skatopia propiertor and anarchist, Brewce Martin will be featured on “The Daily Habit” Thursday, February 18, 2010. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv

PIRATEBOWL JAM – Mar 13 – Funhouse PirateBowl Jam @ Garden Skate Indoor Skatepark – Pine Brook, NJ – 1pm. www.funhouseskateboards.com

KING OF THE GROMS – World Championship this Weekend! – The world’s best 12 & under skateboarders will be converging at the 3rd Lair SkatePark on February 19th – 21st to see who is the best ‘Grom’ skater in the United States. All skaters attending this event have pre-qualified at one of the 5 qualifiers held around the country this past year (2009). This competition is free to watch. 3rd Lair Skatepark & SkateShop. Address: 850 Florida Ave., Golden Valley, Mn. 55426. www.kingofthegroms.net

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/

CRAZY IN THE STREET SKATE CONTEST at the Skatelab – Indoor Skatepark and Skateboarding Hall of Fame Museum on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 11:30am – 2:30pm Skatelab Parking Lot – 4226 Valley Fair St. Simi Valley, CA. http://www.skatelab.com/

VENICE SKATEPARK vid clip featuring KILLER – http://www.youtube.com/s1helmets#p/u/4/umNcAAfpTQw

EXPEDITION SKATEBOARDS – Matt Miller has now joined the Expedition! Go to http://www.expedition-one.com

VENICE SKATEPARK CLIP – Jesse Martinez and Stacey Peralta at the Venice Skatepark – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

JSLV will be showcasing the Spring 2010 gear at XLARGE in LA on Feb 20 from 7-11PM. Roll through to get a sneak peak at the line and chill. Good music and free drinks going around thanks to Pyramid Brew Co. http://www.blitzdistribution.com/

UNITY SKATEBOARDS – Unity Skateboards welcomes Dan Hare and Wil Mayfield to the team. www.unityskate.com

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.

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for our 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

THE GOAT & The Occasional Others are releasing their NEW Album – The GOAT Speaks, this Friday night at 3 Clubs in Hollywood, CA. The evening’s festivities will also commemorate the launch of the new GOAT x Emerica collaboration shoes hitting your local skate shop now! The best part? The GOAT will be shredding live, and YOU are invited! Here’s the details: 21& Over. Friday, February 12th at Three Clubs, 1123 Vine Street, Hollywood, Ca. 90038, Show Starts at 9PM. Plus DJ’s, The Blackouts, Heather Thompson, Turbotito vs Timmy The Terror. The GOAT is hooking you up with a FREE DOWNLOAD of a song from their new album at http://thegoatmusic.com/ Check out The Goats video, Billy Goat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naDgv8ijyN0&feature=player_embedded. Go to: http://www.emericaskate.com for more information!

PRO-TEC POOL PARTY – Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Block at Orange in Orange, CA

VENICE SKATEPARK – Legends Pool Session – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN – Saturday, October 2 at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA

STEREO SOUND AGENCY NEWS – Venice park represent! Check out Nate Broussard’s “Day in the Life” vid…. http://www.stereosoundagency.com/

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

THEEVE TRUCKS NEWS – Josiah Gaitlyn added to Theeves Trucks team. http://www.theevetrucks.com/

ROYAL TRUCKS UPDATE – Jeron Wilson joins Royal trucks pro team. http://www.royalskateboardtruck.com/trucks.html

HABITAT NEWS – Guru Khalsa turns pro for Habitat Skateboards. http://www.habitatskateboards.com/

THE CLICHE’ GYPSEA TOUR – Friday Feb. 5, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange. 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA. Premiere of the Cliche’ Gypsea Tour Video. At 7pm, skate with the Cliche’ team. Riders: Lucas Puig, Jereme Daclin, JB Gillet, Andrew Brophy, Joey Brezinski, Flo Mirtain, Cale Nuske, Charles Collet, Javier Mendizabal. www.vans.com

MALOOF MONEY CUP STREET TEAM EVENT at Vans Skatepark – Feb. 27th, 2010 12pm – 3pm @ the Block in Orange, CA. There will be: mini-contests for best trick off rail/stairs/ramp, Biggest gap, best combo/run & longest Manual / Prizes & bragging rights for winners in each category / T-shirt & stickers giveaways / Good times… $10 for member and $15 non-member ($25 membership can be purchased at time of arrival). http://maloofmoneycup.com

ARMOURDILLO NEWS – A new chapter opens for Armourdillo with a move of its headquarters from Melbourne, Australia to Southern California.  Armourdillo products are looking good for 2010 with some amazing new collections. Look for signature belt and wallet collections with iconic professional skateboarders Chad Bartie and Corey Duffel among others, each featuring their unique styles. All Armourdillo products are handcrafted with the finest materials available. The Armourdillo mission is broadcasted worldwide by unique personalities that represent the brand. Our core group of “Broadcasters” are: Chad Bartie, Corey Duffel, Jason Ellis, Steve Caballero, Corbin Harris and Kevin Staab. Be on the lookout for announcements of further additions to Armourdillo very soon. www.armourdillobrand.com

1031 SKATEBOARDS – DEAD OF WINTER US TOUR 2010 – Check out the demo on Sunday February 7th @ 2pm at GardenSk8 Indoor Skatepark. $5 to stay (watch), $15 to play (to skate). Pro skaters: Raybourn, Svitak, Knight, Nepgcha, Rice, Harbour, BK & legend Bill Danforth! at 321 Changebridge Road. Pine Brook NJ 07058 phone: 973-287-7626

BLACK FLYS NEWS – Omar Hassan will be creating a new signature sunglass with Black Flys this year. http://www.flys.com/

VENICE SKATEPARK – Legends Session in the Snake Run at the Venice Skatepark – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

2010 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS – Many of the legendary names of American sport have been nominated for the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards. In the Laureus Action Sports category skateboarder Chris Cole enjoyed a dominant 2009. He won the prestigious Skater of the Year award from Thrasher magazine and took the overall Dew Cup, thanks to several huge performances. Greg Long won the big wave event in Waimea Bay, Hawaii, which is only held when the surf is over 40 feet.?Surfers stand by all season to see if they get the call from organizers to compete. Long committed himself to an unbelievable never-say-die attack to win the event in front of a crowd of 50,000.?Other Nominees are Australian world surfing champions Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, French windsurfer Antoine Albeau and British cyclist Danny MacAskill. The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009, are recognized as the premier honors on the international sporting calendar.? The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled during a televised Awards Ceremony staged in Abu Dhabi on March 10, 2010. http://www.laureus.com/awards

ECOLOUNGE – at Arbor. Doors open at 7pm with guest speakers from Audubon.org and Eco Mates. Musical guest is Sarah Nicole Wallace. Free beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Arbor Sports – 102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA.

ORGANIKA SKATEBOARDS NEWS – After the world-wide success of Volume #1, today sees the much anticipated release of the second edition of Organika Skateboards reggae mixtape series FULL CONFIDENCE. Mixed by DJ Stepwise and hosted by the UK’s top-rated Chukki Starr, Full Confidence Vol 2 is an 80 minute journey through the best of modern conscious roots reggae. Thanks to Organika, this mix is available 100% free to everyone. http://www.organikaskateboards.com/organika-presents-dj-stepwise-full-confidence/

411 VIDEO MAGAZINE – Former pro-skateboarder and publisher, Joshua Friedberg just won the first ever Nikon Festival Audience Award, a prize worth $25,000! The San Antonio local’s short film “New York State of Mind” was recently crowned the top audience-selected video submission in the short-form video contest sponsored by camera manufacturer, Nikon.  Drawing inspiration from one of his favorite travel destinations, New York City, Friedberg artfully captured the Festival’s theme of “A Day Through Your Lens.”  His video, one of more than 1,200 submissions, raced to the top of the audience-selected submissions and captured the $25,000 prize. As a former professional skateboarder, Friedberg rallied widespread support from the skateboarding community to earn a combination of the most views and highest average rating. He credits retweets of his Festival video via Twitter by media personalities Bam Margera (@BAM_MARGERA), Steve Berra (@steve_berra) and Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) as a key to his win. Friedberg plans to utilize the $25K prize money to revitalize 411 Video Magazine, a publishing venture he began years ago.  His experience skateboarding and the first iteration of 411 Video Magazine led him to pursue filmmaking, recording several of his skateboarding comrades. View his award-winning film, “New York State of Mind” at http://www.nikonfestival.com/blog/2009/11/20/new-york-state-of-mind/.

NATURAL KONCEPT ON TOUR – The entire Natural Koncept crew is creepin’ on this tour! http://naturalkoncept.com

GEOFF GRAHAM NEWS – Check out sick sk8 flicks and more skatecentric stuff at http://youkillityoueatit.wordpress.com/

SCOTT BOURNE UPDATE: Skateboarding’s dark genius writes and stars in a short film for Carhartt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_noti8rWhE&feature=player_embedded

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

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

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

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

JASON JESSEE x OBEY CLOTHING – Long time friend and man of iconic style, Jason Jessee invited us in to his realm to work together on a collection that we are proud to introduce for Spring 2010. The common thread that ties Jason and OBEY together is the underlying drive to do it yourself. Seeing Jason’s surroundings opened up an understanding of his ability to take everything from found objects to blank pieces of paper and somehow make them intriguing and unique. Jason pulls from a wealth of knowledge from times past where you hand made objects. Seeing hand tooled leather, metal sculptures and giant wood slabs sitting right along side skateboards, bikes and guns offers a look in to how Jason weaves the past and present together. The OBEY 4 Jason Jessee collection is a hand picked assortment based on some key pieces that have become synonymous with his style as well as an illustration by Shepard and some moments in time captured while visiting him in Watsonville. Jason Jessee prints will be available on 2/9/10 on OBEYCLOTHING.com. Edition of 200, Numbered and Signed by both Jessee and Shepard.

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. Plus, the new comic book series… Get some! http://bones.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

SKATE AND DESTROY CANCER BENEFIT – Skate And Destroy Cancer Benefit at YDG Skatepark – Graham, NC – Saturday – March 6, 2010 – 12pm-3pm. Product raffles, silent auction, door prizes, pizza and plenty of shredding! Prizes donated by Grind For Life, Ratstar, Coalition Skateboards, DPNDNT Skates and other great sponsors. $20 Gold Ticket gets you 5 raffle tickets, pizza, drinks and a killer session. Ripper awards for going big and pushing your own limits. RSVP to reserve your ticket at shredcancer@live.com. Proceeds will go to help the Icenhour family win the fight against cancer. www.ydgskatepark.com

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

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

NEW NIKE GOODS – Nike Zoom Paul Rodriguez 2.5 Black/black. 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

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

GRANT FAKUDA NEWS – Grant’s Golden Brand Pomade is the premier hair pomade for all hair types. “Style is Everything” is their motto and way of life. Crafted with hints from the legendary pomades of yesteryear while mixing in today’s cutting edge technology, it’s a supreme pomade. www.grantsgoldenbrand.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/

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


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


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 Ain’t 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

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 Ozzy’s 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 pioneer’s unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzy’s 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 & 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

MEGADETH NEWS – Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group.  This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth’s upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA.  At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group’s current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. For more information on Megadeth, go to: www.megadeth.com.

I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE – I Slept With Joey Ramone (A Family Memoir) Los Angeles Reading on Saturday, Feb 20, 2010. Mickey Leigh, Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles and Howie Pyro will be reading from I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE at La Luz De Jesus Gallery 4633 H’wood Blvd. LA. from 6-9pm. http://www.isleptwithjoeyramone.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, Motörhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

SLY STONE UPDATE – Sly Stone Sues Ex-manager, Claiming Millions Kept – Sly Stone sued a former business manager and others on Thursday, claiming tens of millions of dollars in royalties were kept from the singer who now depends on Social Security to survive. Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, was the frontman of the 1970s funk group Sly and The Family Stone. He sued former manager Gerald Goldstein and several companies in Los Angeles, alleging they kept 20 years of royalty payments and leveraged Stone’s work and rights to accumulate as much as $80 million in assets. WWW.CELEBRITYACCESS.COM

THE SHRINE – The Shrine, are about to release a vinyl 7″ single. Chuck Dukowski, the original bass player of Black Flag and co-head of SST records (Black Flag, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Bad Brains, Meat Puppets, etc.) produced the record and is co-releasing it on his Nice and Friendly Records label. The 7″ has two tracks of heavy rock and roll, reminiscent of the likes of Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix. The release show is Feb. 20th at The Echo Curio in Echo Park. Also playing are Voodoo Merchant, Insects vs. Robots, and The Chuck Dukowski Sextet. www.theshrinefuzz.com

RUSTY & GREEN DAY – Rusty North America congratulates Green Day on their 2010 Grammy Award for best rock album, “21st Century Breakdown.”  The award coincides with Rusty announcing an upcoming collaboration with the band on its new Wired Serieswith HB3 Technology™, a collection of hooded product for men and women with built-in machine washable headphones. Bringing together an iconic surf brand with a renowned rock band, Rusty’s Wired Series with Green Day will debut with a handful of fashion-forward styles featuring original artwork from the band’s classic albums on signature Rusty hooded product.  Fully equipped with HB3-powered headphones, the Rusty Wired Series with Green Day will be available for purchase this Summer, following on the heels of Green Day’s Broadway musical “American Idiot,” based on the band’s 2004 album of the same name. The Rusty Wired Series/Green Day Collaboration will range in price from $59.50-79.50. For more info, visit www.rusty.com

CHERIE CURRIE’S “NEON ANGEL: A Memoir of a Runaway” hits bookstores March 16, 2010. 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 band’s 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 Cherie’s mother. The Runaways movie hits theaters nationwide March 19, 2010. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com

ONCE-A-MONTH PUNK – Skate punks never die. They just get bruised up and keep on rolling. These days, skate punks are rolling down to Waikiki Sandbox for Once-A-Month PUNK. The event is the brain child of House of Flys and Stunt Dog Productions, a refuge for fans of both skateboarding and the early ’80-bred subgenre of punk rock, known as skate punk. Once-A-Month PUNK takes a stab at decriminalizing the punk rock and skateboarding scene and what better place to do it than Waikiki, a no skate zone. The irony is so… punk rock! Aside from checking out the latest skate videos, this installment promises to deliver live punk bands: Mistermeaner, False Crack, Eddie Murphys Law, Dicks of Doom and Pimpbot on Feb 20, 2010 at the Waikiki Sandbox at -2260 Kuhio Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814 http://tsunamiswaikiki.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

GUITAR CENTER PRESENTS YOUR NEXT RECORD WITH SLASH – Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, announced Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash a first-of-its-kind, unsigned band competition that provides emerging artists the chance to win the ultimate career-altering opportunity: record a 3-song EP with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth) and have Slash write, record and perform on the winning artists’ single. Starting today, through April 30th, 2010 bands across the United States are invited to submit their music at YourNextRecord.com for a chance to win the aforementioned prize package, which also includes: A management development deal with “The Collective” (Linkin Park, Slash, Avenged Sevenfold) · Feature of winning artists’ single on iTunes · Worldwide distribution of winning artists’ music through Tunecore · $10,000 Guitar Center Shopping Spree · New gear and endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man · An opening slot on Slash’s Monster Energy Bash · An editorial feature on the winning band in Guitar World Magazine…. A Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash teaser can be viewed here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWOluHHoccE. The opportunity coincides with what will be Slash’s first true solo album. Slash announced today his CD, SLASH, will release in April 2010. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting www.guitarcenter.com.

DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summer’s 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 band’s own Born & Bred Records (ILG). Headlining U.S. dates kick off February 24 in Montclair, NJ, concluding with the band’s annual run of hometown shows at Boston’s House of Blues St. Patrick’s Day week (March 12-17).  Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.

FISHBONE Release Their First Official Live Concert Film LIVE IN BORDEAUX and Approach Landmark 25 Year Career Milestone. FISHBONE’s first official Live Performance Video is now available direct from the band at www.fishbone.net. Included for the first time with this very special release are exclusive limited edition bundles that include Fishbone skateboard decks, a 2 disc picture disc vinyl set, Live In Bordeaux t-shirt, as well as digital downloads of the full length concert film and audio! The Familyhood has another thing to look forward to this winter as FISHBONE gears up for a 20-date national tour with The ENGLISH BEAT & OUTLAW NATION!

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

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

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 & 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

TONE DEF “Punk Rock Karaoke” Jam Session – Saturday, February 27 at 10:00pm at Napa Room (Waterfront Resturant), Marina Del Rey, CA

HENRY ROLLINS’ ‘FREQUENT FLYER TOUR’ LANDS IN NORTH AMERICA ON FEBRUARY 17 – Three new HENRY ROLLINS video clips are now available, in advance of the first North American leg of HENRY’s FREQUENT FLYER TOUR. The clips can be downloaded here: http://www.threeam.net/rollins/Henry%20Rollins%20(Full%20Res%20For%20Broadcast)/. Taken from HENRY’s TV specials shot in Israel, Australia, and South Africa, the video clips typify his spoken performances. For more on HENRY ROLLINS and the FREQUENT FLYER TOUR, go to www.henryrollins.com


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

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


DAGGERS RULE! – Feb 27 – Daggers Rule Art Show @ Exhibit A Gallery – 1086 North Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA. www.exhibitagallery.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

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 is 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/

ALAN SCOTT ART SHOW OPENING – Sat . Feb 13th from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Sit Still Salon at Rose and Main St. 255 Main St, Venice, CA. Also featuring a Trunk Show with “Alan Scott Apparel”.

ART SHOW – Reiter Gallery Opening on February 12 at 5:00pm-9pm at 517 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291. http://reitergallery.com/


TODOS SANTOS BIG WAVE EVENT – The waiting period (February 1st to 28th) for the 2010 Todos Santos Big Wave Event has begun! The Heats have been drawn and the surfers are on standby for the event. This one day event will take place on the island of Todos Santos, Ensenada, Baja Mexico during the biggest / best day – 30 foot face minimum – of the waiting period with only 72 to 48 hours notice. 24 invitees, the best big wave surfers in the world will compete for the glory to win this prestigious big wave event. Surfline.com, the official swell forecaster of the event is planning for a quiet first week with no major swell in sight. This El Nino season has produced plenty of swells so far and the patterns are looking good for more to come. The decision to run the event is in the hands of Event Director Gary Linden. http://www.todossantosevent.com/

WAVERIDERS PREMIERE – MARCH 16, 2010 presented by Juice Magazine and Arbor at Arbor Collective. 102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA. Detailing the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon, Conroy showcases the world-class surfing destinations off the northwest coast of Ireland. The story unfolds via the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman George Freeth, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early 20th century.

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.?a href=”http://www.sacredcraftexpo.com”>www.sacredcraftexpo.com

HARBOUR CHRONICLES – A Life in Surfboard Culture is an exhibition of Rich Harbour’s life work, 50 years of surfboard shaping and surf shop operation that spans the modern era of surfing’s history. Opening February 13 and running until April 9 at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion on the Orange Coast College campus in Costa Mesa, the exhibition will be one of the most ambitious presentations of surf culture ever mounted, featuring more than 40 significant surfboards and a myriad of vintage images and objects including rare photographs, vintage clothing and many of Harbour’s original shaping tools. http://www.harboursurfboards.com/

RIP CURL joins forces with rising start Dillon Perillo. www.ripcurl.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 men’s 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 women’s division with a field of 18 vying for a $20,000 prize purse.  DATE   GRADE   LOCATION   PRIZE
Feb 9-13   5M   North Stradbroke Island, Qld-AUS   $25,000
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.

WAVERIDERS – You don’t have to be Irish to surf there…but a little crazy might help. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2009 Surfer Poll Awards, WAVERIDERS tells the little known story of surfing’s legendary Irish roots and its surprising connection to today’s worldwide surf phenomenon. The story unfolds through the inspirational history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, who inspired the sport’s rebirth among Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century and is credited as the “Father of Modern Surfing”. This ocean‐adventure pays tribute to Freeth’s forgotten legacy; as the world’s first lifeguard and a skillful surfer, he crossed oceans to share what would become a contagious fervor for the sport. With its distinguished cast of world‐renowned surfers, WAVERIDERS journeys from Hawaii to California and back to Ireland’s shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. Renowned British and Irish surfers link up with world champion Kelly Slater, soul surfer Kevin Naughton, and the celebrated Malloy brothers to ride some of the most exciting surf ever seen on Ireland’s shores, along with internationally recognized surfers like Richie Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Craig Peterson, and Rabbit Kikai. Waveriders’ exploration reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever ridden in Ireland, as they ride monster waves reaching heights of over fifty feet. Looking at surfing through an international lens, WAVERIDERS illuminates a heartfelt and adventurous story that unifies generations of surfers who share a competitive spirit and a common passion for a good swell. Revolver Entertainment is proud to present WAVERIDERS to DVD March 16, 2010. DVD Extras: Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Exclusive Wipeouts. Release Date: 03.16.10 www.waveridersfilm.com

SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION GALLERY – Saturday, February 6 – Surf Photography Legend Tom Servais, will be signing copies of his book from 1-4PM. Tom has been a primary contributor to Surfer magazine since the mid-’70s. Highly organized and technically knowledgeable, Tom has developed a broad file of outstanding portraiture, studio work and photo-survey projects, but he is most known for his intense surf action. No one has covered the wave phenomena of Teahupoo in Tahiti more than Servais, and he frequents Cloudbreak on Tavarua, Fiji, so often you would think he lives there. The results are in evidence in this volume, The Surfer’s Journal book, Masters Of Surf Photography – Tom Servais. Surfing Heritage Foundation Gallery at 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA. http://www.surfingheritage.org/

MIKE MARSHALL – R.I.P. – Mike ‘Red’ Marshall, longtime member of the Blackies Surf Club and shaper for Harbour Surfboards, passed away on Saturday, February 6th at 5pm at home in Costa Mesa. He was 67.

GIRLS IN THE CURL: A Celebration of Women in Surfing – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – 11:00am – 5:30pm at Pepperdine Library – Malibu, California… Help raise money for the Malibu Historical Collection at the Pepperdine Library and learn about how women transformed surf culture and the surfing industry! Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities and honor surf legend LINDA BENSON! Sign up at http://library.pepperdine.edu/

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

SIMA & 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 industry’s 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.

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE presents “Gum For My Boat” Bangladeshi surfing” on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm at Air Conditioned Supper Club, Venice, CA.


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

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/

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

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. For more info visit: www.konasports.com

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.

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

BIG WAVE NEWS – Mavericks pioneer and big wave surf legend Jeff Clark filed a lawsuit 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


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