The crew at Prisma Guitars takes old skateboards, glues them together, and then cuts them up and turns them into guitars that Tommy Guerrero plays.
“Skateboards are made with seven layers of hard rock maple—a familiar guitar wood—and some of the layers are randomly dyed colors. Through working the materials, we get the colors to come through,” says Nick Pourfard, founder of Prisma Guitars. “Every single time I build one, it’s a different result. I never make the same guitar twice.”
SLVDR is proud to do some work with their old friend QSTN on a SLVDR Craftsman Guild project
QSTN (pronounced “QUESTION”) has been spinning hiphop, funk, soul and jazz breaks for over a decade. His natural progression to beat making can be attributed to collecting records from an early age. His production style is a mixture of obscure samples, heavy beats, and live orchestration. . . His music has since garnered the attention of global music sites like OkayPlayer, Giant Step Records, and Noisey by Vice. QSTN is also a part of Philadelphia based collective Hot Peas & Butta founded by Skeme Richards of the world-famous Rock Steady Crew and continues to release exclusive tracks & mixes under Mellow Orange Label.
Tommy Guerrero and Matt Hensley sit down to talk skateboarding, and we’ll just make a guess here, music? Flogging Molly maybe? There are probably no two people in the world who could discuss these topic betters. Seriously. And this is only part 1.
Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.
TMZ.com says that Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh is suing bandmate Shaun White for among other things “inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments.”
Zawaideh also claims White forced her to rehearse while sick, demanded she cut her hair before a show in France … and ultimately stopped paying her because he felt she didn’t need the money. . . Zawaideh says White owes her more than $42k in back payments — but she wants A LOT more than that now … because she’s suing for punitive damages.
So far “White’s people” have not gotten back to TMZ. Reminds us of that line about every dollar being a problem.
Don’t even think that the only parties Vans throws are in high and dry swimming pools. No, they throw house parties, too. And the this summer run of parties kicks off on May 19, 2016 with Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, and The Field at The House of Vans Brooklyn.
In partnership with FYF, the 2016 Vans House Parties offer a rare opportunity to experience some of the best live music programming out there in a truly unique and historical art setting that celebrates Vans’ rich “Off The Wall” heritage in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.
And to us it’s just a great free show. For the official word from Vans (and how to RSVP), click the link. [click to continue…]
Timbaland breaks down the world of pop cultural business success like no one else in this interview with Ebro and Rosenberg from Hot97. We don’t pretend to know a thing about the music, or the beats, or the scene, but the wisdom he conveys on what hits are, how they come about, and how to play the hit business game — especially his theories on the rise of “programmers over producers” and his own six-year cycle (26:40) — apply to every angle of action sports business.
Musicians have three basic jobs — create music, play music, and sell anything they can that has their logo on it. French EDM legends Daft Punk have decided that what you really need from them is a cruiser board covered in Daft Punk logos, according to a story on Gigwise.
“These artisanal skateboard decks are handmade in France of molded beechwood by Hervet-Manufacturier. The board is clad with Formica laminate on both sides. The top face is laser engraved with a “grip effect” repeated logo pattern. The bottom is a 2 color inlayed logo. Limited to a series of 25 units per color way with a laser etched edition number.” The price is $280.
Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail – upgrade it. Just make sure to pay them on the way.
We’re always interested in people’s side project (wonder why?). And snow photographer Oli Gagnon has a great one–drumming in the “doom metal” band Hoopsnake. This is their first music video titled Curse of the White Widow. It has all the key elements: heavy bass, banging drums, strangulation, decapitation, masturbation, amputation, cannibalism, and a zombie. But we don’t want to ruin it for you. Just watch it. For an interview with Gagnon click the link.