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Went to the premiere for this video. Super sick. I suggest you pick up a copy:
The promo for Tim Fulton’s (of Flow Trash & Boondoggle fame) new video was premiered at North Coast. Super hyped for this video as well. Even though it’s not coming out til the end of the year, enjoy the promo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCNTy2xKRSA&feature=player_embedded The New Nike Video is coming … Jason Hernandez (known for his work on Nike’s 2009 AM video DEBACLE) is one of best skateboard cinematographers today and this video is sure to have stunning visual work as well as some top-tier skating filmed all over the world. You can’t mess with a line up like this … Youness Amrani, Chet Childress, Clark Hassler, Stefan Janoski, Lewis Marnell, Daniel Shimizu, Grant Taylor, and Wieger Van Wageningen. THE SB CHRONICLES VOL. 1 is dropping December 3rd, 2011 at 7 PM EST. In related Nike news … Omar Salazar‘s new shoe just came out and a [...]
This is my new favorite movie. Period. It’s a story of love, violence, betrayal, and FAST CARS. It’s also got a killer soundtrack and fantastic cinematography. And RYAN GOSLING is pretty much the coolest dude ever. I highly recommend seeing it. HIGHLY. Trailer:
OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), the hop-hop collective from LA are headed to First Ave‘s Main room next month! Come see Tyler, The Creator and the rest of the skate rat crew Wednesday, October 12 @ 6PM. These guys have been blowing up as of late. Tyler recently won a VMA from MTV’s video Music Video Awards for his Yonkers video, Frank Ocean was featured on a couple of songs off of Watch the Throne (Jay-Z and Kayne’s recent album), and the rest of the crew has been getting major coverage. No official word on who will all be in [...]
You’ve seen him walking down the streets of Uptown, riding the bus, or lurking in Downtown. Now see Minneapolis Art icon Scott Seekins and his own works of art at Familia this Thursday @ 7PM. Should be a good one so come show your support. If his art is anything like the himself (Who’s life seems to be one big work of art itself), it should be interesting. And if you have absolutely no idea who this guy is (slippin), then check out this Mpls.St.Paul Magazine article that does a good job summarizing this mysterious local figure.
(Click on post to see other posters) Day of Familia … more like Weekend of Familia. To celebrate Familia Skateshop’s 5th Anniversary, they’re having a board release party (honoring the skate-greats of the Twin Cities), an art show (featuring art by Todd Bratrud and pros Clint Peterson, Kenny Anderson), and a contest (at Soundset!!) all on Memorial day weekend. It’s gonna be a big one this year so show these guys some love and come to at least one of these events, if not, all three. Visit Familia Skateshop for more info.
Got your ticket yet? Soundset 2011 is coming up and the lineup’s pretty impressive this year. Local favs like Atmosphere, Brother Ali are coming again (Doomtree’s on the main stage for the first time!), and out-of-towners like Big Boi, Blueprint, De La Soul, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Slaughterhouse are coming too. Along with B-Boy/B-Girl battles, DJ tent, Car show and Skate contest, it’s gonna be poppin’. Don’t sleep! Buy tickets here or hit up Fifth Element in Uptown. And for more info go here!!
Real Video. Monday. Familia. Nuff said. Come see one of the most anticipated skate videos in recent years while supporting a good cause. Plus Minnesota local Davis Torgerson has a part! $2-$5 to get in and all proceeds go to the Johnny Kicks Cancer foundation. For more info on the video visit: http://realskateboards.com/ http://www.dlxsf.com/
The WACTAC blog has been lacking some extreme sports posts as of late so I’m here to fix that. Hopefully these clips are still artsy enough for this blog. The guys from éS shoes in Cyprus (which sounds really nice this time of year): Via Already Been Done. I highly recommend checking out this video called ‘Boyish’. A very well made video by Jackson Casey with some excellent skating. Promo here: Buy a copy here. This video looks insane: I’m not even a huge snowboarding fan, but I can’t wait for that to come out. Set for release at September [...]
From the dudes who brought you Boondoggle comes another Twin Cities Skate flick featuring some of the best boarders in Minnesota. Come support these guys and your local skate scene on Friday, December 17th at the Suburban World theater in Uptown at 8pm. And it’s free! Here’s the latest promo video: And for all things Flow Trash go here: http://flowtrash.com/
On October 14, 2010 WACTAC put on the annual “Student Open House: Street Level” at the Walker Art Center. There, we met famed street artist, Swoon, who is known for creating wheatpaste prints and paper-cut figures that have been seen all around the country. We got to sit down with her and ask her about what her Top 5 lessons learned from working outside of school were. Edited by Henry Willette, 2010 WACTAC member