The band, dubbed Good for You, recorded their debut at Ginn’s Casa Destroy Studios in Taylor, TX. It’s called Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge and is due out February 26, 2013 via SST Records. The two first collaborated when Mike performed the entirety of My War for shows with a band featuring Ginn, Dez Cadena, Dale Nixon and Ducket.
Depending on the your personal music tastes, you may like it. Follow the jump and take a listen of their first single, Hanging Around (Like a Fucking Piñata) Continue reading ‘Mike Vallely + Greg Ginn = Good For You’
The official cause of death for Stacy Peralta’s 22-year-old son Austin on November 21, 2012 has not been stated publicly, and the LA County Corner’s office won’t release their report until later this month, but that hasn’t stopped the LA Weekly from covering the jazz piano prodigy’s last night behind the keyboard and the rest of his life with a profile that is well worth reading.
The last song Peralta played that night, Nov. 20, 2012, was Charles Mingus‘ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” He tore into the tribute to jazz great Lester Young, for which Joni Mitchell later wrote lyrics. (“You know someone great has gone/The sweetest swinging music man…”) Natasha Agrama, who was singing, later said Peralta’s playing on that piece left her fundamentally altered.
Our thoughts remain with the Peralta family. We wish them continued strength and peace in the New Year.
[Link: LA Weekly]
The event is an inclusive ski and ride day where Red Mountain Resort will donate 50 per cent of its day ticket revenue to help raise funds for several of B4BC’s initiatives, including scholarships through the Survivorship Fund to ReTreat Yourself, a yoga, ski and snowboard retreat for women who have been affected by breast cancer.
The highlight of the evening, according to organizers is a concert by Allen Stone. For all the official details, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘B4BC Shreds The Love At Red Mountain’
You have two days left to bid on one of Tony Hawk’s Boards + Bands memorabilia collab auctions to raise money for the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to help build skateparks.
The Boards + Bands fundraising initiative merges the worlds of skateboarding and music to benefit the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Hawk invited a select group of professional skateboarders to donate their personally ridden skateboards and submit the name of their favorite songs. Harper then sent those boards on to the appropriate artists with one simple message: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skateparks for kids.” . . .The skaters and artists who have collaborated include Bucky Lasek and Adam Yauch, Rodney Mullen and Ben Harper, Jamie Thomas and Bob Dylan, Mike Vallely and Tom Petty, Steve Caballero and Metallica, Bob Burnquist and Ben Harper, Lance Mountain and Jimmy Cliff, and Tony Hawk and Paul McCartney.
The auction ends on Thursday, December 123, 2012 at 7 PM. Click here to bid, or follow the jump for the official word. Continue reading ‘Tony Hawk’s Board + Bands Auction’
Tonight, December 6, 2012, Thomas Campbell is posting up at the Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach, California to celebrate the release of his new surf photography book, Slide Your Brains Out. There will also be a musical performance by the stunning smooth Mattson 2.
Party begins at 6 PM. Thalia Surf Shop is located at 915 Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
[Link: Thalia Surf Shop]
What better way to ring in the holiday season than with The Gonz decorated Christmas tree and Snoop there to wreck the place with his cane. #bahhumbizzle
[Link: Skate & Annoy]
Flying Lotus, the beat producer and label head who released Peralta’s music, confirmed the news Thursday morning via Twitter, writing: “it kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Austin Peralta. I don’t really have the right words right now.” Peralta’s cause of death has not been announced.
Peralta, who released two jazz albums by the time he was 16, was reportedly working on a new album on Brainfeeder. Our thoughts are with Peralta’s family and friends.
For several videos of Austin playing keyboards, follow they jump.
Tony Hawk sits with The Pixies Black Francis for an interview at the end of their Doolittle reunion tour. If you like either, watch it.
Last month we mentioned that along with being one of the best surfers of all time Tom Curren can also sing. . . well. Here’s the proof in the video for Summerland Road. Though we are kind of wondering where his duet partner is. She pretty much makes the song and yet is conspicuously missing from the video. Hmmmm?
According to a story on All Things D Google’s YouTube is about ready to “pull the plug” on 60 percent of its channel programming deals, you remember, all that money that was given to channels like Network A, Tony Hawk’s Ride Channel, Red Bull Media House etc. . .
This week, Google’s video site will start offering new contracts to some of the channel programmers/creators it signed up in the last year. But not all of them: YouTube figures it will end up re-investing in up to 40 percent of its original channels by the time the renewal process is done. . . YouTube will handle renewals in batches, starting with the first set of channels that launched in January of this year.
If we go by Adage.com’s weekly ranking of the YouTube Channels and guess that Google is going to save save their top performing channels and lose the bottom, then it would appear that number 17 ranked Ride Channel might just make the cut. But then, we have no idea how Google with sort this out. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
[Link: All Things D]