Music

Burton Expanding Into Live Entertainment

by The Editors on January 17, 2019

Following on the heels of House of Vans and Apple’s “Town Squares” concept comes Burton Snowboards hopes to create an entertainment hub in a new space that has become available at its global headquarters in Burtonton, Vermont, according to a story in Seven Days Vermont.

Burton Snowboards wants to repurpose warehouse space at its global headquarters in Burlington for an entertainment hub anchored by an 8,000-square-foot concert venue. . . Justin Worthley, the company’s senior vice president of human resources, envisions food and beer options that would complement the band space and turn the South End campus into a destination for visitors.

Beer is always important. Lots and lots of beer. Because drunk people are the best. Sadly, Burton will first have to get the zoning changed, as music venues are only allowed on Burlington’s Pine Street and must be under 5,000 square feet. Party on, Burlington.

[Link: Seven Days VT]

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Tony Hawk Making Moves on Broadway

by The Editors on January 17, 2019

Tony Hawk is reportedly joining a project to turn Nick Hornby’s book Slam into a Broadway musical, according to Broadway News, because now days every artistic, branded entertainment vehicle needs to be set to music — thank you Lin-Manuel. If you haven’t read the book (and you should) here’s the jist:

“Slam” follows Sam, a teenager with a troubled home life, as he finds out that his girlfriend Alicia is unexpectedly pregnant. He imagines having conversations with Hawk as a way of finding his way through the situation. Though the novel is set in London, the musical will be resetting the story in the U.S.

Skateboarding’s favorite musician Mark Motherbaugh is writing the music and Kyle Jarrow (of Spongebob Squarepants musical fame) will write “the book.” Tony will reportedly create some “skate choreography” for the project and we’ll all be humming along when it comes out. 

[Link: Broadway News]

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Maximum Rocknroll Quits Print

by The Editors on January 15, 2019

Seriously. This is something we never thought would happen. And it has pretty much nothing to do with snowboarding, surfing, and even skateboarding. But, the dirty, inky, packed punk rawk ‘zine Maximum Rocknroll is shutting down their presses after 42 years (and 400 issues) covering DIY punk and hardcore music. We probably haven’t read it in 20 years, but it’s still kind of of sad (maybe not to Green Day). Here’s MMR’s explanation.

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the end of Maximum Rocknroll as a monthly print fanzine. There will be three more issues of the fanzine in its current format; later in 2019 we will begin publishing record reviews online alongside our weekly radio show. Readers can look forward to more online content, updates regarding the archive project initiated in 2016, and other yet-to-be-announced MRR projects, as well as new ways for punks around the world to get involved. We will be having a public meeting at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 20 at the MRR compound to discuss the future — please write mrr@maximumrocknroll.com for details.

Seriously? Who looks forward to online content these days? Anyone? Thought not. Guess it’s almost time to get inky again.

[Link: Boing Boing]

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Fisher Playing Coachella Day 1

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

 

It’s going to be a right proper party seeing the freshly engaged Paul Fisher flicking his wrists for the huddled, middle-aged masses in Indio, California as Fisher plays night one of Coachella on April 12, 2019. Ya kidding?

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Beastie Boys Book & Snowboarding

by The Editors on November 2, 2018

When Beastie Boy Adam Yauch got into snowboarding it was a big deal to a lot of people. Not that we needed validation from the cool kids, but where he went the hoards followed. Here, in a clip from their new Beastie Boys Book is a little back story on the boys, MCA, and his obsession with snowboarding among other things. Click play for five minutes of Beastie Boys flavor via Soundcloud.

[Link: Beastie Boys Book]

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Nixon + Metallica = Time To Rock Out

by The Editors on August 28, 2018

Nixon has announced a collab with a band from the 90s called Metallica on an eight watch collection that was “born of long-shared mutual respect for upstarts who buck the system and wind up changing it for good.” The watches, which will be available on November 5, 2018, feature band logos, scary crosses, lightning bolts, and even some Pushead art. If you need a wrist watch that tells time, and love throwing up those horns to the soundtrack of your youth, then this just may be your collection. Click the link for more.

[Link: Nixon]

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Agenda Show Registration Is Now Open

by The Editors on April 24, 2018

Still go to trade shows? Then you should probably click the red rectangle and get yerself set up for Agenda Long Beach June 28 -30, 2018. We hear Brockhampton and Lil Yachty will be there along with our new favorite musicians Activations, Pop-Up Shops, and Panels. Oh, wait, those last three aren’t musicians they’re the other stuff going on at the Agenda Festival. Our bad. Wonder if Aaron Levant will be there? Thinking that last thought was the only reason we posted this in the first place. Follow the jump for all the official details from Reed Exhibitions.

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Shaun White Something Something

by The Editors on January 16, 2018

Someone told us if we looked very intently at the above photo of Sarah Barthel we would eventually see Shaun White. We’ve tried several times, and . . . nope . . . still nothing!

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Shaun White Joins The Ladies Of The Canyon

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

It is being reported that Shaun White (who was recently selling most of his homes) has purchased half of a “micro-compound” tucked into Laurel Canyon and formerly owned by “celebrated film, television and Broadway composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman“, according to story in Variety.

. . . property records show a corporate entity linked to two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White purchased a 50% undivided interest in the property. Unconfirmed scuttlebutt on the celebrity real estate street is the other half interest was acquired, via blind trust, by the ginger-haired snowboarder’s fashion-savvy musician girlfriend Sarah Barthel, one half of the electro-pop duo Phantogram.

The place reportedly features a “total of 4,304-square-feet with 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms divided between two residences and a soundproofed recording studio.”  Sounds like Mr. White is finally settling down in what looks to be an epic, peaceful spot within striking distance of Hollywood. Nice.

[Link: AOL.com]

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Minus Zero Fest Moves To Mount Snow

by The Editors on November 9, 2017

Tickets are going on sale 10 AM EST on November 15, 2017 for Minus Zero winter sport and music festival April 6, 7 & 8, 2018, at Mount Snow, Vermont

Last year, a sold-out crowd of thousands hit the slopes and partied at MINUS ZERO, which featured over three stages of music featuring over 50 top international and emerging electronic music acts including Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, GRiZ, Illenium and Claptone, snowboarding with a Rail Jam & Jump competition and a demo from some of the top pro-boarders including Carinthia Team athletes Nate Haust and Jeremy Ellenberg.

For all the details, follow the jump or click here to buy tickets.

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