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Last night at recently reopened Greenhouse, Lil Wayne the rapper welcomed Lil Wayne the skater to the world via the premiere of DeWeezy. Maybe it's because he started rapping professionally at an age when most kids where still learning their multiplication tables, but Wayne has always seemed to have ... More >>
Joey Bada$$ is perched over a Pac-Man tabletop arcade machine at a neighborhood bar in Flatbush. With a glass of Sprite resting on the video game's screen, he confesses that he's never played Pac-Man before, gives a laugh, and says, "I probably suck at this." Bada$$'s lack of experience at early-'8 ... More >>
It's surf season in New York
Pro surfers compete for a cool million
Above are the highlights for the X Games' (short for "Extreme Games," in case you were an old person in 1993) newest event: Enduro X. As you can see, the ladies competing had some trouble with the course, located in Los Angeles' Staples Center. ESPN, who runs the Games, says the new event has "has ... More >>
Brian Chase (l) and Alan Licht (r) perform at Kenny's Castaways on June 23. Second Annual Undead Jazzfest Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Bell House, Littlefield, CrossFit Gym, Homage Skateboard Training Facility Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25 Better ... More >>
As soon as you give a dog a skateboard, the iPhones come out. After all, skateboarding dogs are pretty much the perfect storm of YouTube video success (one-of-a-kind moments, extreme sports, and cute animals), and no one does it better than Tillman. You may know him from the iPhone commercial, or m ... More >>
Via The Daily: seven-year-old Asher Bradshaw is a precociously talented skateboarder in L.A. who is totally the next Tony Hawk. Just look at him go! My favorite element of this is watching him interact with the older skaters at the skate park. His role models are these grizzled burnouts with holey ... More >>
Lil Jon and Susan Sarandon, reenacting the Twins poster. Photo via Complex/Say_WordYoA love of skateboarding, apparently. Both were at yesterday's Maloof Money Cup at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, a pro skating competition sponsored by the infamous Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacra ... More >>
In a lonely corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the shadow of Philip Johnson's decaying New York State Pavilion, construction workers are filling the Astral Fountain with huge chunks of styrofoam, which will then be covered with concrete. Is styrofoam really a good idea as a building ... More >>
Hey, wouldn't you know it, Surfer Blood casually cover Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy" over a bottle of El Presidente, and it's not half bad for a bunch of dudes who won't even get up off the couch! They even screw up a couple times and it's still better than that awful Apples in Stereo vers ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Sam, plays in Florida's The Deaf Children Best show: Surfer Blood at Piano's Fashion aesthetic: Florida Goodwill, plus comfy long johns. Years at CMJ: First. Best thing so far: Watching friends like Surfer Blood play shows in NYC.
No Age's week beats your year. Last Tuesday, the duo of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt released their new Losing Feeling EP on Sub Pop. They also lined up four shows in the five boroughs that are so random and far-flung as to appear the work of four different bands. Tonight, t ... More >>
SOTC buddy Ryan Dombal gets to the bottom of Dinosaur Jr.'s video for "I'm Over It," in which the band's three aging members do obviously stunt-doubled tricks on one skateboard and two BMX bikes. Except some of it--and not just the part where J. Mascis awkwardly cruises into the frame, and then si ... More >>
Continuing their streak of awesomely, defiantly old-school gestures, Dinosaur Jr. chose to make the video to "I'm Over It" an homage to skateboarding and BMX biking: J. and Murph and Lou cruising around town, Mascis on a skateboard, his rhythm section on bikes. 90% of the tricks here are pretty ob ... More >>
Paul Shirley, professional basketball player, music critic: Try as I might, I can't tell much about an album during its first playback. With that in mind,I thought it would be fun to journal my efforts to grasp something new. First, though, I needed an album I thought would be worth my time. Anim ... More >>
They're collaborating with teenagers now. Terrible idea. Wonderful idea.
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Maverick director Clark talks skating, racism, pixelated nudity
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'Crutchmaster' Takes Dance to the Next Level
Tony Hawk Airs on the Side of Commercialism
Balls to the Wall With Bam Margera & His Crew
How a Bunch of Independent Skateboarders Unionized and Won
Aggressive Skaters Have to Choose Between a Living and a Life
In a 24-Hour mountain bike race, life begins at 4 a.m.
Skateboarders bring their half-pipe dreams to New Jersey's city of last resort