JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – MARCH 2010
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, Charlene, and daughter, Brie. He’ll be much missed by many. Rest in Peace, Biniak. A Bob Biniak Family Memorial is set for Saturday March 27, 2010 at the Venice Skatepark at 6:30pm. Share your art, written words and favorite Bobby B. stories with the community. There will be a Paddle Out in Biniak’s honor on Sunday March 28, 2010 at 9am at the Venice Breakwater in Venice, CA. If you wish to donate to the Brianna Biniak Fund please Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by Glen E. Friedman. Read more about Bob Biniak at Glen E. Friedman’s blog at: http://idealistpropaganda.blogspot.com/2010/02/bob-bullet-biniak-original-z-boy-bad.html. Juice Magazine interviews with Bob Biniak can be found in issue 66 and at http://www.juicemagazine.com/dogtownchron-biniak.html and http://www.juicemagazine.com/BOBBINIAK-52.html and photos from the local sk8 memorial for Biniak http://www.juicemagazine.com/BOBBINIAK-SK8TRIBUTE-2-28-10.html
ART & MUSIC BENEFIT FOR ERIC SCOTT MCKINLEY SKATEPARK IN CORVALIS – Saturday March 13, 2010 at The Vue – 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvalis, OR. Benton County Skateboarding Alliance presents BCSA Third Annual Art & Music Show. Music by Nuetralboy, They Won’t Stay Dead, Ben Rice Band, and Michael Balok. Tickets available at Peak Sports, Uprise, Grass Roots and Happy Trails and at the door. www.bcskateboardingalliance.org
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
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. 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
PIRATEBOWL JAM – Mar 13 – Funhouse PirateBowl Jam @ Garden Skate Indoor Skatepark – Pine Brook, NJ – 1pm. www.funhouseskateboards.com
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
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
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. Central Valley Am Jams – March 13 – Osborn Park 501 E. Bellevue Rd. Atwater, CA. Street and Mini Ramp Contest. 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
JAKE BROWN, CHAD VOGT, MATRIX, DOM, BIG CREEP, THEO HAND and the crew stopped by the Juice office in Venice last week on their way to the Venice Skatepark. Check out all the fresh new gear at Jake Brown’s clothing company Laced. http://www.myspace.com/14806462 Keep your ears to the ground for Big Creeps new record dropping soon.
BLACK FLYS NEWS – Omar Hassan will be creating a new signature sunglass with Black Flys this year. http://www.flys.com
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
ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com
BROADCAST WHEELS – Broadcast Wheels is pleased to formally announce the launch of the Broadcast skateboarding brand and welcome our team of truly talented individuals. With the help of pro skateboarders Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Shiloh Greathouse, Gareth Stehr, Danny Falla, Aaron Harrison, Joel Meinholz, Eric Gilbert, Kevin Coakley, and Connor Getzlaff, Broadcast Wheel Company has developed a premium street and park urethane formula that is the direct result of feedback and testing from droves of skaters who were disappointed with the mediocre wheels that were currently available from other brands. Our small product line will always remain tight and top-quality while we continue to add new products and styles. Keep your eyes & ears open for further team additions and product announcements next month. For more information, please visit www.THISISABROADCAST.com
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 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 email@example.com. Proceeds will go to help the Icenhour family win the fight against cancer. www.ydgskatepark.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
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
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
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/
BULLDOG SKATES KONA SK8 JAM – Mar 26-28 – Bulldog Skates Kona Jam @ Kona Skatepark – 8739 Kona Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. 3 days of skating, camping, BBQing, Beer consumption, more skating, backyard seshs, banked slalom, bonfires, more beer. http://www.konaskatepark.com
SK8 VIDEO PREMIERE – OVERdose Skateboard Video Premiere at Willys Workshop at 8270-C Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, March 10th at 5pm. Check out: http://willysantos.com/
DEATHWISH/SHAKE JUNT on March 3, 2010 at Metro Skateshop – 1120 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
APACHE SKATE BLAST – Apache Skate Blast on March 27, 2010. Skate Contest and bands including: JFA, Dephinger, Miracle Dolls, The Sirens, SOL, Surface 10, and more at Apache Skateark in San Carlos, AZ. Always a great trip. Stay at the Apache Gold casino and enjoy a great time. Everyone welcome. http://www.myspace.com/apacheskateblast
DC PREMIERS GREG MYERS DC SKATEBOARDING IS FOREVER FULL PART VIDEO – DC announces the release of Greg Myers Skateboarding Is Forever (SIF) full-length video part today. Check it out now at http://www.dcshoes.com/sif/#/greg-myers-video/. The video premiered last Thursday at the Saloon in Encinitas, CA. Over 200 people came out to check out Gregs video and enjoy a night filled with Pabst Blue Ribbon, a live performance by Nihilist, and the LSDJs. Gregs video is the latest release in the DC SIF campaign. Video parts from Marquise Henry and Matt Miller were released earlier this year. For more information on Greg and the DC Skate Team visit http://dcshoes.com/skate
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.
HELLRIDE featuring Mike Watt, Stephen Perkins and Peter Distefano. Boy Hits Car, Cage 9, The Blue Kind, Symbol Six… DJ Fluffy will be spinning. Featured art by Wes Humpston, Eric Dressen, Steve Olson, and Christian Hosoi. It all goes down on March 25, 2010 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA located at 625 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA. Doors at 8pm. 21 and Over. Tickets available at http://www.indieonthewestside.com.
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.
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
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
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” 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
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). 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
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
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
BRIAN FICK PHOTO EXHIBIT – March 7, 2010 from 4-10pm. Photos of Rodney Johnson, Lance Mountain, Wes Kremer, Peter Hewitt, Marius Syvanen, Alex Perelson, Tyler Surrey, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Div Adams, Rudolfo Ramos and more. Music by Kien Donger Liu at the Sea Rocket Bistro. 3382 30th Ave. North Park, San Diego, CA. Phone 619-225-7049. www.fickoff.com
ED RUSCHA BOOK SIGNING – March 6, 2010 at 7pm at Book Soup located at 8818 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA. Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting focuses on Ruscha’s majestic oeuvre of paintings. A magnificent publication, it comes housed in a slipcase that sports the artist’s classic painting Standard Station (1966), and, alongside fantastic reproductions, it contains a preface by novelist James Ellroy, essays by Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz and Ulrich Wilmes, a text by novelist Bruce Wagner, an interview with the artist by Kristine McKenna, an illustrated chronology and an exhibition history. http://www.booksoup.com/
MANIFESTEQUALITY Art Gallery To Open in Hollywood, CA. – MANIFESTEQUALITY is now set to launch in its pop up space in the center of Hollywood on Wednesday, March 3 – Sunday, March 7, 2010.?he MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery issues a call-to-action, with artists motivating public energy toward true reform on a local, state and national level. Artists, grass roots activists, performers, celebrity guests, art collectors, musicians, public officials and the general public will display their works and show support at the MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery in Hollywood, CA. just blocks from the Kodak Theater where the Academy Awards will be held.?Participating artists include Barry McGee, Harvey Pekar, Karen Kimmel, Robbie Conal, Ron English, Tierney Gearon, Shepard Fairey, Clare Rojas, Swoon and hundreds more. www.manifestequality.com
STEREO on 6th STREET ART SHOW in DOWNTOWN – 6th Street Warehouse Downtown is coming back with a huge art event on March 7, 2010 with Stereo Skateboards. Jason Lee, Chris Pastras and Clint Peterson joined by Dance Right friends Shepard Fairey, Dan Monick, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard and more. Free Colt 45 and a found object skatepark with food trucks, live bands and more. 6th Street Warehouse 1269 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.stereosoundagency.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
THE FASHION RULES PARTY – March 4, 2010 from 6:30pm-9pm at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. This storewide event celebrates the remarkable visionaries and breathtaking designs at the forefront of modern fashion. Complimentary valet parking. Please RSVP to 310.975.4379 or Meghan_Mino@neimanmarcus.com. www.neimanmarcus.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
VSA ART SHOW AND FUNDRAISER – Venice Surf & Skateboard Association presents Art Show/Film Night/Fundraiser on Mar. 5, 2010 – 7:30PM at Abbots Habit – 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA. featuring artwork by: Steve Olson, Doug Smith, Ger-I Lewis, Rum, Bart Saric, Matt Biolos, Tonan, Laura Cataldo, Sonik, Slim, Craig Bonner, Mark Vercelli, Chris Cahill, BMFS, Jesse Martinez, Ray Rae Goldman, MSK, Mitch Reiter, Gorilla Art, Dean Ichiyanagi, Gnarson. For more info email VENICESRFSK8@YAHOO.COM. http://venicesurfandskateboardassociation.blogspot.com/
WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR – Wheels of Yesteryear, one of the southeasts most impressive collections of vintage American-made automobiles and trucks, will host an open house on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at Wheels of Yesteryear Car Museum located at 413 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC, welcoming guests, neighbors, and friends for a special admission price of only $5 both days.?yrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce representatives will join owners Paul and Carol Cummings at Wheels of Yesteryear for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 12 at 2 pm.?n addition to the ribbon cutting on Friday, various regional car clubs have been invited for a Cruise-in at the location from 11-3 on Saturday, March 13th. The Cruise-in, emceed by local car enthusiast Cecil Chandler, will include music, giveaways, locally-owned vintage cars, fun, and fellowship.?ocal radio personalities from Gator 107.9 will be onsite from 11-1 broadcasting live, and representatives from The Promise Land Crisis Center will be on hand selling concessions and drinks.?ll proceeds from concession sales will benefit the Promise Land and their mission to directly help those in need.?a href=”http://www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com”>www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com
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
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. 7:30pm. www.waveridersfilm.com
SURFERS HEALING NORTH CAROLINA FUNDRAISER at Grand Union Pub in Wilmington, NC on Sunday March 14, 2010 from 11:30am-10pm. www.surfershealing.org
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
SCATTERED ARCHIVES – The members of Malibu Surfing Association invite you to join in celebrating Malibu surfer Kyle MacLennan at the premiere of his new movie, Scattered Archives. Shot with top surfers on location in Baja, Califiornia, Hawaii, mainland Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. SCATTERED ARCHIVES will premiere on Tuesday, March 9th at 7pm at Duke’s in Malibu at 21150 PCH. http://www.msasurfing.org/
THE CYCLE OF INSANITY – The Cycle of Insanity – The Real Story of Water film will show on Monday March 22nd at The Loft at UC San Diego. For film updates and more info on Know Your H2O, please visit www.knowyourh2o.blogspot.com. The Cycle of Insanity -The Real Story of Water is a short, animated film made by a collaboration of creative and dedicated volunteers at The Surfrider Foundation. Several local Surfrider Foundation chapters combined their talents and funds to create the film – and then actress Zuleikha Robinson of Lost, generously agreed to narrate it. View the trailer at http://www.vimeo.com/9760124
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
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.
NO FRIENDS IN THE WATER SURF FILM – No Friends In The Water Surf Film Premier of the Vans Triple Crown 2010 – Thursday, March 11, 2010 at The Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA. 7:30pm. Live bands after the film by Saybn, Scarlet Cherry, GhostHounds & MK & The Gentlemen.
WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit opening March 2010 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.?Come on by and celebrate along with the legends, from Eve Fletcher to Linda Benson, Linda Merrill to Jericho Poppler, Joyce Hoffman to Jen Smith…dozens?are expected to be in attendance to help kick off this colorful, much-anticipated display.?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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
RIP CURL PRESENTS “LIVE THE SEARCH: 7 WAYS” – A WEBISODE SERIES ON RIPCURL.COM. http://ripcurl.com/?livethesearch
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