Next weekend Jamie Lynn and Volcom crew will be touring several Colorado Showcase Snowboards in Winter Park on Friday, February 16 and in Breckenridge on Saturday night February 17. Jamie’s band Kandi Coded is even going to rock Sherpa & Yeti’s after the show. Follow the jump for all the details.
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There’s a new fashion trend that’s sweeping the nation. It mixes skateboarding with hip-hop and it’s called Skurban (Guess urbate just didn’t sound right). Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco are all up in it. And just so you know, here’s how it goes:
Like hip-hop culture, there are also subtle nuances that define the skurban look: clothes are made and worn at smaller sizes than most typical hip-hop gear, and loud, wild color schemes run rampant and jeans are tucked tightly behind sneaker tongues.
Tuck those jeans behind your tongues and let’s go skurbaning.
In a rather ironic twist of fate, Jonny Quinn, the drummer for the band Snow Patrol was forced to quit the band’s upcoming tour because he broke his arm in a snowboarding accident:
Graham Hopkins of Irish rock band Bodd Volenti will be replacing Quinn, who injured himself while snowboarding in the French Alps.
[Link: Net Music Countdown]
Skate Legend Tommy Guerrero’s most recent album From the Soil to the Soul gets a nice promo on NPR’s website including three tracks: The Under Dog, Badder than Bullets, and War No More. And as usual, it’s sounds very smooth.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming 18 local bands have created a “limited release” CD to raise money for the local skateboard park. The not-so-cleverly titled album A Musical Tribute to the Cheyenne Skate Park features R&B, rap, metal, and scremo and has already sold 35 copies. At that rate they’ll have enough to buy rail in no time.
[Link: Wyoming Tribune]
Investors love the fact that Volcom is more than a clothing company. More than a brand. More than a family. They love Volcom because it is a cross-platform revenue generating machine, ripping through the wallets of American’s style conscious, advertising adverse, “authentic” young people like an industrial steel shredder. As the Dark Lord himself knows, music is the easiest way to invade the souls of the young. In other news Volcom Entertainment has just signed Raleigh, North Carolina’s Birds Of Avalon.
Sure. What does a little style shop in Encinitas, CA have to do with world action politics? Not much. It’s just Tim Swart and Mirko Mangum’s store showing off some new Irons gear. Thank us for letting you in on the UNIV knowledge ground floor. It’s a gathering Dec. 10, 2006 from 12-4 PM hosted by DJ Iron Mike. All the details after the jump.
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Pearl Jam performed a secret show for about 300 people in Hawaii Thursday at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center was part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition. As much as we’d like to say something snide about their stoned, hippy, but we can’t. It was probably the perfect way to open up the Eddy season and we’re bummed we weren’t there. Click here for some Brian Bielmann photos from TransWorld Surf.
[Link: Washington Post]
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is asking people to “come and skate with me, just a rebel looking for a place to be.” And guess what, according to the Harford Courant “skateboarding has moved beyond the suburbs and into the streets of urban communities where rap music rules.” Welcome to the 90s, Hartford.
[Link: Hardford Courant]
His new Ice Cream Vol. 1 Skate Video is coming out and now Pharrell Williams is talking about opening an “Ice Cream Shop” in April. Will he sell ice cream there?
–Pharrell Williams has big plans