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.
Hey kids, ready to make party in Anglet, France October 10 – 12, 2014? Then the SVRF PVNK MINI FEST is likely what you’re looking for. It’s got: one surf spot, six live rock garage bands, two DJs, a tattoo gang bang, two night spots, Satan, and it’s all free thanks to Rhythm. Follow the link for all the details. [click to continue…]
Last month a high school senior named Carly Monzo decided she wanted to go to prom (at her all-girl high school) with Shaun White.
So, Carly did what any self respecting high school girl would do. She made a video (click here to watch it) asking the former Olympic snowboarder to her prom, according to a story on NBC Philadelphia.
After a month with no response, Monzo figured her video was lost in the millions of tweets that her celeb crush normally receives. It’s a belief she held Friday night when she attended her prom at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. . . That all changed once she arrived and a school staffer called out her name. . . “I thought I was in trouble,” Monzo said. “I went out to the front and then all of a sudden the curtain on this photo booth dropped.” . . Behind the curtain was none other than White and his band “Bad Things.”
Rad to see how dressed up Monzo got without having a date. Guess that’s what makes Catholic School girls so, ah, . . oh, forget it. Follow the jump for her video. [click to continue…]
The crew from Brixton made their annual pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for SXSW and brought back a blog load of photos to prove it. If you’d like to see what they (Jason Lee, Jason Augustine, Adam Warren, Bob Hoste & David Stoddard) saw, click the following links for pretty close to all of it (in four parts). Part I, Part II, Part III, Party IV.
Last night an possibly drunk driver fleeing police crashed his car into a crowd of people in Austin, Texas directly in front of The Mohawk, home this week to the SXSW House of Vans At The Mohawk. It was just after 12:30 AM (March 13, 2014) and fans were cued up outside for a Tyler, The Creator live show.
Two people where killed and 23 people were injured, according to a story in the New York Times.
The Austin police chief, Art Acevedo, told reporters that officers on the lookout for drunken drivers had tried to pull the motorist over about 12:30 a.m. at a service station near the clubs and other venues that were hosting events related to the annual cultural and technology festival. . . But the driver suddenly sped off, Chief Acevedo said, heading the wrong way down Ninth Street, a one-way street in downtown Austin, before turning onto Red River Street, where he rammed through a police barricade and struck several vehicles, including a moped and a taxi, in addition to hitting the pedestrians. A police officer stationed at the barricade narrowly avoided injury.
Stance’sErica Yary was nearby when the accident happened. “Witnessed the worst thing I’ve ever seen tonight,” Yary said in an Instagram post. “If you pray, please pray for the deceased and the families of those injured and killed tonight. I don’t why this person plowed through dozens of people, but they destroyed many lives tonight. I’m so lucky my coworkers/friends and I were at a safe distance.”
The as-yet-unnamed driver of the car attempted to flee on foot but was caught and tasered. According to the Times, the driver will likely be charged with “capital murder charges.”
According to sources no Vans employees were injured in the accident, but our thoughts are with those injured and the family and friends of the two people who were killed.
Seems the other brand of shoes kids wear to rock shows (Converse) also has big plans for the SXSW Music Festival. Along with Thrasher Magazine Converse will present another crazy week of music mayhem at Austin, Texas’ The Scoot Inn, March 12-15, 2014.
Four days, 49 bands, indoor and outdoor stages. The Black Lips, Tyler The Creator, Travesura, Dirty Fences, Lecherous Gaze, and, well 44 other bands that will rock your faces off and leave you sweaty, happy, and searching for your other shoe. . .
Hey all you aging punk rawkers! Vans just made your day with a re-release of four of their most iconic band collaborations. That’s right they will be re-issuing 150 pairs of each of their Circle Jerks, Motörhead II,Bad Brains, and Rise Against shoes March 12 through 15, 2014 as part of their SXSW Music Festival promotions.
Each re-issue has a total of 150 pairs with 50 being sold exclusively at the pop-up shop inside the Vans Village at noon during SXSW with an additional sale of 100 pairs on Vans.com the following day. The limited re-release of these iconic band shoes is only the second time Vans has allowed the reproduction of archived band collaborations. The first came from Vans’ Vulcanized Vinyl pop-up boutique that opened during the 2012 SXSW Music Festival.
If you’re into these collectable, follow the jump for all the details. With only 100 on Vans.com they will probably go fast. [click to continue…]