So, yeah, it’s already Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Australia and that means it’s time for the Bowl-A-Rama Bondi. The fun begins at 2:30 PM PST (5:30 PM EST) Click here to watch all the festivities live and online. And yeah, it should be good.
Pro skater Leo Romero and his band Travesura will be celebrating the release of their self-titled EP on Saturday, March 1, 2014 with a party and live performance at the Scion AV Installation on Melorse in Los Angeles.
The self-titled debut is collection of heartbroken and twangy roots music with a roughhewn electric edge. . . . Based in Long Beach, California, Travesura features Romero on vocals, guitar and harmonica, and he is joined by guitarist/keyboard player Eric Evans and drummer Mark Morones. The full EP is now available to download.
RSVPs are required, space is limited, (click here to RSVP). Doors open at 7 PM The Scion AV Installation is located at 7667 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, California.
Can’t deny it. We enjoy listening to Leo Romero. It’s like that you will, too. Check him out with his band Travesura on the first official video from their self-titled debut EP. It’s called Tenor.
While in Sydney, Australia for the run up to the Vans Bowl-A-Rama Tony Hawk took some time to talk to the media about how the Olympics need skateboarding more than skateboarding needs the Olympics. Wise words from a man who knows.
[Update: At around 9 PM PST February 14, 2014 Corey Parks-Castle posted the following message to her Instagram: "Firstly we would like to thank everyone who's helped or taken part in looking for Duane…WE HAVE FOUND DUANE, but cannot disclose any details at the time." This is great news and we hope it gets better in the coming days!]
This afternoon (February 14, 2014), legendary skate hero Duane Peter’s ex-wife Corey Parks-Castle took to Instagram (@Corey_Parks) to ask the skateboarding community to help find a missing Duane Peters.
According to Parks-Castle, Peters has been missing since 6 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014 when he was released from Los Angeles’ Twin Towers Correctional Facility. (Peters, who was arrested on Saturday, February 8, 2014 and charged with “assaulting his girlfriend,” according to a story in the LA Times, was in jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.) Parks-Castle continued:
He is apparently NOT strung out on drugs of any kind, but in fact possibly suffering from some type of mental illness, dementia or schizophrenia, which would explain his recent behavior. He was released in a paper robe with no shoes, clothes, phone or money. His son Schuyler was waiting to pick him up and he literally missed him by 5 minutes and he [Peters] wandered down the street. We are all very worried, I have been in contact with his girlfriend and close friends and family NO ONE HAS SEEN HIM AT ALL. We have filed a missing persons report and Rob and I have been searching downtown around the mission and skid row with his photo all day. WE NEED HELP. Guys on skateboards and motorcycles cruising the streets, putting up flyers, PLEASE HELP US FIND DUANE!!! This is serious, something is wrong.
If you can help, please do. And follow @cory_parks for any updates.
We’ve seen Leticia Bufoni skate and she kills. She’s won the women’s World Cup State street title four times. Now, she’s dropping a little something else in the pages of Men’s Health & Fitness Brazil. “Confira maid foots da garota MH de fevereiro,” it says. Apparently, that means “Check out more photos of the MH February Girl.” So we did and we’re having a rough time connecting these photos with the girl we used to see bombing the street course in black jeans, a tank top, and a black bandana . . click the link for the rest .
[Link: Men's Health & Fitness Brazil]
This new Brixton Spring 2014 Lookbook edit is loaded. Check it out and you’ll see what we mean.
Oscar Loreto is a skater from Los Angeles. He’s also missing his left foot and nine of his fingers. Adaptive Action Sports is helping him (and many others) find confidence through skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing and they’re helping more and more people each much. For more info on ADACS, click the link.
Want to check out all the new Matix body coverings for Spring 2014? You into style and fashion? Then click the link and take a stroll along the shores of the Salton Sea along with Daewon Song, Marc Johnson, and the Matix crew. It’s a beautiful wasteland.
Side note: If you want to read everything there is know about this desolate corner of Southern California, check out Imperial by William T. Vollmann.
[Link: Matix Clothing]
Legendary skateboard photographer Jody Morris has collected his photos into an elegant, lovely hard bound book titled 20plus. Featuring photos from two decades of skateboarding 20plus is a necessary addition to every skate library.
Here’s what skateboarding documentarian Sean Mortimer has to say about the book:
Morris’ unifying love of skating is clearly seen through his images as Skid Row skaters are snapped alongside legends like Tony Hawk and Danny Way. Morris’ close relationship with his subjects allows for rare images of iconic skaters lounging in graffiti scrawled tour vans, shredding abandoned buildings, avoiding dessert dust storms. . . It’s Morris’ rare ability to blend the culture into the action that makes him one of the most sought after action sports photographers. With over 70 magazine covers to his name, 20 PLUS is loaded with definitive images from an insulated culture.
20plus is available online at Half Acre Paper for $39.95. Click the link to purchase, or follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]