Hurley Australian ABC

The Hurley Australian Bowl-Riding Championships are coming to you from Bar Beach Newcastle on January 28, 2012. Save the date, should be interesting if the OZ riders we know are present. Head to for more information or hit their facebook page.

Saturday, Jan 28th – ELIMINATIONS & FINALS

8:00 – 9:00 OPEN PRACTICE
Format: 2 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
9.00 – 9.20 Practice Heats 1-2
9.20 – 9.40 Heat 1
9.40 – 10.00 Heat 2
Master’s Eliminations:
Format: 3 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
10.00 – 10.20 Practice (Master’s only)
10.20 – 10.40 Heat 1
10.40 – 11.00 Heat 2
11.00 – 11.20 Heat 3
Pro Eliminations:
Format: 5 Heats; Jam format, top 8 scores advance to Final.
11.20 – 11.50 Practice Heats 1-4
11.50 – 12.20 Heat 1
12.20 – 12.50 Heat 2
12.50 – 1.20 Heat 3
1.20 – 1.50 Heat 4
1.50 – 2.20 Practice Heats 5-8
2.20 – 2.50 Heat 5
2.50 – 3.20 Heat 6
3.20 – 3.50 Heat 7
3.50 – 4.20 Heat 8
Format: 1 Heat; all in, Jam format, skaters ranked 1st to last.
4.20 – 4.30 Practice



Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone will have its national broadcast premiere on Monday, January 22nd, 2012 as part of public television’s AfroPoP documentary series. The series, produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT), kicks off it’s new season with Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which documents the history of legendary Los Angeles band Fishbone.

The film is being distributed via digital and home video by Cinema Guild, which will present the film exclusively via ITunes starting February 1st, 2012 as part of the celebration of Black History Month and then via home video starting   February 22nd, 2012.

When Fishbone first emerged from California, no other band sounded or looked like them, and the weight of their innovative and iconic presence is still being felt decades later.  Coinciding with the group’s 25th anniversary, filmmakers Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler have directed a compelling new documentary, narrated by Laurence Fishburne.  Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is both a fascinating and brutally honest look at the band’s history for longtime fans, as well as a perfect entry point for newcomers.

Everyday Sunshine is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years.  From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”

Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, and an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America.  Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, Everyday Sunshine explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.

At the heart of Fishbone’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art.  To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.

The documentary includes interviews with: Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ice-T (rapper), Branford Marsalis (saxophonist), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Questlove (The Roots), and more.


Official Documentary Website
Official Band Website

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TWIXT sc. 83

FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground and American Zoetrope, are pleased to announce TWIXT sc. 83, an exhibition and installation coinciding with legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s newest feature film, Twixt. The exhibition opens January 13, 2012 with a public reception at 7PM.
Over his past three films, Francis Ford Coppola, famed director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, has set-out to create self-written, self-financed, self-produced, and self-distributed films with his own intimate crew. Developed through personal experiences, a love of American Gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, and Coppola’s own trials as a horror genre author, Twixt is the story of B-list author Hall Baltimore’s process of writing his new mystery while researching an old murder case in a remote Northern California town. While Baltimore (played by Val Kilmer) is seemingly rewriting history with the help of the an eccentric town sheriff, he finds himself embedded in his most personal, demanding story he has ever written. Filmed around Northern California with locals as actors, as well as sets built on Coppola’s own property in Rutherford, Twixt examines the process of storytelling as it applies to personal experience, artistic influences, and the classic American genres that have become staples of modern cinema.
Working within their own self-financed restraints and freedoms, the team behind Twixt had the unique experience of researching and building sets in and around Coppola’s home in Northern California. Many of the sets were built in Coppola’s backyard, while some required the small town backdrops of Northern Napa and Lake counties. In keeping with the original spirit of American horror, some scenes were created with intentional kitsch, while some dream sequence were shot with highly-detailed, ornate sets and original post-production work.
For TWIXT sc. 83, members of Twixt’s tiny tiny Art Dept, (Jimmy DiMarcellis, David Hopp, and John Paul Goorjian) will be rebuilding the set of the film’s dramatic climax sequence, scene 83. The center of the gallery will feature a remake and stand-alone installation of the film’s clock tower, shown in the film as an impromptu 3D experience.  Also on display from Twixt, will be bat and birdhouses from Nice, California artist John Hathaway, whose front yard/gallery/shop “The Woodpecker”, was a key set in the film. TWIXT sc. 83 will also feature a series of other pieces from the film’s set department that were found around different locations in Northern California and in the Coppola archives, as well as behind the scenes and set photography by the film’s executive producer, Anahid Nazarian and Set Photographer, Kalman Mueller. The gallery will run trailers of the film, along with other enhancements to bring Twixt’s horror scenes to life.



Stacy Peralta’s film, Bones Brigade : An Autobiography will have it’s West Coast premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the evening of Thursday, February, 2nd at 8:00pm. The red carpet starts at 7:00pm.

Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Stacy Peralta and George Powell have all confirmed their attendance. A Q & A will follow the film. Unfortunately, Tony Hawk will be out of the country and will not be able to attend.

Following info provided by the Film Festival. The film will be screened in the 2000-seat Arlington Theatre. Admission is sold only through the Santa Barbara International Film Festival via passes or Mini-Paks (10-pack for $125 and $57 for the 4-pack). The 4-pack Mini-Pak acts as a punch card where four people can see one film, one person can see four, or any combination thereof. As per the Festival’s longstanding policy, THERE WILL BE NO INDIVIDUAL MOVIE TICKETS SOLD. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please direct any inquiries to

Santa Barbara International Film Festival
1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
phone: 805-963-0023



January 11, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.

Tickets for the postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates. The band is touring in support of current Grammy-nominated album I’m With You.

Old Date        New Date        City                             Venue
01/20              04/02              Sunrise, FL                Bank Atlantic Center*
01/21              03/31              Orlando, FL               Amway Arena*
01/23              03/29              St. Petersburg, FL     St. Pete Times Forum
01/25              04/06              Charlotte, NC            Time Warner Cable Arena
01/27              04/04              Raleigh, NC                RBC Center*
01/28              04/07              Columbia, SC             Colonial Life Arena*
01/30              04/10              Atlanta, GA                Gwinnett Center*
01/31              04/09              Greensboro, NC        Greensboro Coliseum
02/03              04/12              Memphis, TN              FedEx Forum*
02/04              10/04              New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Arena*
02/17              08/14              Oakland, CA               Oakland Arena*
02/18              08/15              Oakland, CA               Oakland Arena*
02/26              08/11              Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center*
02/27              08/12              Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center*
02/29              09/23              San Diego, CA            Valley View Casino Center*
03/02              09/25              Phoenix, AZ               Jobring Arena
03/04              09/27              Denver, CO                Pepsi Center*
03/06              09/29              San Antonio, TX        AT&T Center*
03/08              10/20              Houston, TX              Toyota Center*
03/09              10/02              Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Arena*
03/13              10/24              Tulsa, OK                   BOK Arena
03/15              10/22              Oklahoma City, OK  Chesapeake Arena
03/16              10/25              Little Rock, AR           Verizon Arena

* denotes the show is sold-out


REVISED:  January 20, 2012 – Los Angeles – Multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that a series of North American shows in April and May have been added to their upcoming I’m With You World Tour. Due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis, and subsequent surgery, the tour will now kick off on March 29th in St. Petersburg, FL, and crisscross the continent throughout 2012. Please see below for all upcoming confirmed dates. More will be announced in the coming weeks.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are touring in support of their current album I’m With You, which has received a Grammy nomination for “Rock Album of the Year.” In addition, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.


04/27              Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre (on sale 1/27)
04/30              Ottawa, ON                           Scotiabank Place (on sale 1/27)
05/02              Montreal, QC                        Bell Centre (on sale 1/28)
05/04              Newark, NJ                            Prudential Center (on sale 1/28)
05/07              Boston, MA                           TD Garden (on sale 1/27)
05/10              Washington, DC                   Verizon Center (on sale 1/27)
05/11              Philadelphia, PA                   Wells Fargo Center (on sale 1/27)
05/25              St. Louis, MO                        Scottrade Center (on sale 1/28)
05/26              Grand Rapids, MI                 Van Andel Arena (on sale 1/27)
05/28              Chicago, IL                             Allstate Arena (on sale 1/28)
05/30              Pittsburgh, PA                      Consol Energy Center (on sale 1/27)
06/01              Detroit, MI                            Joe Louis Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/02              Cleveland, OH                      Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/04              Columbus, OH                     Schottenstein Center (on sale 1/27)
06/06              Cincinnati, OH                      U.S. Bank Arena (on sale 1/27)
06/07              Louisville, KY                        KFC Yum Center (on sale 1/28)

* denotes the show is sold-out

THE STRAT HAS LANDED: Golden Guitar Pick Giveaway Update

The Wayne Kramer Signature Stratocaster just got delivered. We’re psyched and she’s a beaut! One lucky winner is going to get this axe in the mail. Click here for more information on how to win. Contest ends January 15th.

You can hear more Wayne Kramer on SK8TRACKS Volume 3.  He’s alongside Jello Biafra, Duane Peters & The Great Unwashed, OFF! and many more and you can download them all for FREE! Don’t wait.


Palm Springs folks can see Olson’s cameo in Machotaildrop when it premieres at The Ace Hotel Palm Springs courtesy of Epidemic Skateboard Shop. It’s tomorrow January 11th, 2012 at 8pm sharp by the moroccan pool.  Sounds fancy so if you’re worried about a dress code or have any questions call Epidemic at (760) 346.4760.