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| ultimate san diego summer |
in this issue ten on 10 - pg 10 publisherâ€™s note - 11 warped tour insider - 12 new product preview - 14 mother earth news- 16 san diego insider - 18 revolt summer surf series - 20 ryan bracker- 24 harley taiche - 26 ryland rubens - 27 jim ellington - 28 ethan carlston - 30 isaac wood- 31 mma kids - 34 tim hendricks- 36 daniel maris- 38 in the mix- 41 music reviews - 42 issue release party - 43 movie reviews - 44
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TEN ON 10
Model - Tiffany Keller Bikini - The Label Swimwear Photographer - Michael Crouch Hair & MU - D.O.M.A Location - Rooftop, SPIN Nightclub
PUBLISHER’S NOTE YOU KNOW WHAT THE BEST PART OF THIS JOB IS?
t’s the people I get to meet. Every issue of Revolt In Style that comes out means that Leslie & myself met a new batch of talented and interesting people. The last issue found us up in Seal Beach at the Affliction Clothing headquarters covering their art exhibit / car / motorcycle show / concert - Thy Will Be Done. We bumped into quite a few interesting people, movie star Michael Madsen, MMA fighter Fabricio Werdum, hell, we even met Lorenzo Llamas. But the best part of he day was meeting one of my personal heroes, ‘The Natural‘ Randy Couture. Shaking his hand and spending a few minutes with him talking about his career was the highlight of the year so far. He’s about as nice a guy as you can imagine. His MMA fighting career is winding Mugging with Randy Couture down but his acting career is just getting started. Man I wish we could roll back time and see him fight Fedor. But, oh well, I’ve enjoyed watching every one of his fights. I guess we’ll have to be content watching his badass acting roles like in “The Expendables” which came out a while back. I hear they’re working on “The Expendables II”. Cant wait to see it. I wish him much continued success.
So, The Revolt Summer Surf Series is in full swing. Again, we continue to charm the Surf Gods, as they keep feeding us tasty waves and beautiful weather. The event continues to grow and we find ourselves looking at around 110+ surfers at each event now. That means we get them in the water at 8am for the first heat & we wrap up the finals around 6:30 pm. That is a full day of surfing action. The coolest thing about the series is watching the riders grow up. The groms turn into juniors, the juniors into pros and so on. Some of the riders have been with us since the beginning, five years ago. It’s great watching these athletes continue to mature as athletes and people. The event draws people from all over the state, country and planet. Our eco-friendly partners are helping us spread the good word and help us to raise awareness on important issues that affect us all. This season saw a new type of competitor, an NFL Superbowl Champion. Brett Swain showed up at the second event and competed in our SUP division. He had been waiting out the NFL lockout & staying in shape by training with our friend Scott Chandler. In five months he went from novice to a competition-ready surfer with Scott’s extreme coaching. Another really interesting person, and cool as hell. Oh, yeah, he’s back on the field September 8th - Packers vs. Saints. The Pro Am division of the RSSS is heating up this season with Michel Flores and Eric McHenry dueling for the title. Eric is our Three-peat Champion and is looking to make this his fourth title in 2011. Michel might have something to say about that. They both are tied in points leading up to the third event in Ocean Beach. Should make for some epic surfing. I wish them both good luck. Try to get down there and cheer them on. They’re among some of the best surfers that San Diegans call ‘our own’ and they appreciate your support. Plus, it’s just a great time on the beach & in the water with your friends. July 30th OB Pier, Ocean Beach - All Day Long. You never know who’ll show up... Peace B & L
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TO THE TOP 12 COOLEST THINGS EVER AT
ans Warped Tour is definitely known for its insane line-up. The annual punk rock extravaganza—renowned for bringing skate/punk/action sports and youth culture to the forefront on a global scale-celebrates its 17th year, and 2011 might be its best yet. With this insane line-up: 3OH3!, A Day to Remember, Gym Class Heroes, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Less Than Jake, Pepper, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Paramore, D.R.U.G.S., and Jack’s Mannequin along with an eclectic mix of hotly-tipped artists in punk, indie, metal and hardcore, to rock, pop, electronic, reggae, and hip-hip including: The Expendables, Go Radio, Unwritten Law, Madina Lake, Continental, Street Dogs, Lucero, Yelawolf, Sum 41, We Came As Romans, Foxy Shazam, Woe Is Me, Black Veil Brides, Big Chocolate, Dance Gavin Dance, MC Lars, Every Avenue, The Ready Set, Winds of Plague, Simple Plan, Eyes Set to Kill, The Wonder Years, The Word Alive, Big B., Relient K, Middle Class Rut, Electric Touch, Permanent Bastards, The Steelwells and The Aggrolites, and much more. There is something for everyone. But, with the VWT, it’s not “ALL” about the music. Here’s my top-twelve guide on how to score some free shit, and some of the other cool shit at the event. Lets start with where to get the SWAG:
1: PURCHASE YOUR TICKET:
Live Nation has a Cricket Wireless Amp: Cheeseburger Meal Deal - Vans Warped Tour. For the price of general admission, at $8.50 and no extra charges (because you can now print out your ticket at home), it’s good for 1 cheeseburger, small fries and soda at designated food stands. Bam, not a bad start. Now that you’re in, head over to the:
I HAS CHEESBURGERS?
2: VAN’S TENT: The first 200 fans to ar-
rive at “Vans’ Big Red & White Checkerboard Tents” get free swag! Then head to the inflatable “Van’s Line-Up Board” and take your picture in front of the “Vans Tour Bus” banner, upload your pict, and they’ll pick the best ones to win shoes, plus a special grand prize winner will get a trip for two to the Vans House Party concert at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY including air, food and lodging in New York City.
This year, the newly designed MusicSkins tent will be offering even more to fans and artists alike. Stocked with an arsenal of protective skins for hundreds of personal electronic devices, MusicSkins will be carrying new designs from VWT’s pop, punk and metal powerhouses along with gift cards and tons of free swag.
4: TROJAN: Experience pleasure like never be-
fore. Visit the Trojan® Condoms Pleasure Discovery Lab accompanying the Vans Warped Tour ‘11 all-summer long in the tent village! Discover the thrills of the Trojan® Pleasurevator 270° immersion video, enjoy Ecstasy-inducing games, and take home FREE Trojan® product samples. It’s a funfilled lab tour lab you won’t soon forget.
WEAR YOUR JIMMY HAT
5: SNAGOLA: They have teamed up to bring some unique product of-
fers to the shows, including an Exclusive Skate Deck with the Official Van’s Warped Tour Artwork. They also have some great Ticket Packages offers and giveaways.
6: TRUTH TRUCK: What does the truth® youth smoking
prevention campaign do at the Vans Warped Tour? Each year we do some pretty cool stuff… They play random fun games all day, giving you the opportunity to win some cool merchandise and high quality “gear” items including T-shirts, socks, posters, and exclusive skate decks.
Do you guys want to see some hot chicks, are you a hot chick, or do you know a hot chick, or do you just want to play scout at the show? Can you say MODEL SEARCH?
1: NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT:
GUIDE TO THE COOL SHIZZ
New York Model Management + LA Models boast the most formidable teams in all of modeling. NYMM + LA Models has a visibility that is unquestionable from the high-end editorial modeling world to lucrative commercial modeling. LA Models is the largest modeling agency on the West Coast, New York Model Management is a Top Ten Agency. Together they have teamed their fashion forces with Vans Warped Tour 2011 in search of top super models. Be cool, love the music, and be scouted…
BEAT THE HEAT & GET SOAKED
2: SUPER SOAKER: Hasbro’s NERF SUPER SOAKER is teaming up with the Vans Warped Tour this year to unleash a whole new level of competitive water blaster play. Water warrior’s onsite will enjoy new, stylized design elements, unparalleled soaking capability, and groundbreaking rapid reload technology in the new 2011 line-up of Blasters. Join in the splash with Super Soaker at the Vans Warped Tour!
3: MONSTER: Monster Energy supports the Vans Warped Tour scene; everyone
from athletes and bands are rockin’ Monster Energy more than anything these days. Enjoy the Monster Energy VIP Lounge for fans and bands all summer long with free ice-cold Monster inside. Be sure to try our latest release: Tea + Lemonade + Energy... MONSTER REHAB!
4: NINTENDO 3DS EXPERIENCE:
You will dive into a new dimension of fun at the Nintendo 3DS Demo Zones to experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics, with no need for special glasses. Check out the latest Nintendo 3DS games in the main gaming zone, and visit the additional Nintendo 3DS areas throughout the venue to explore all the new ways to play in 3D with games, photos, videos and more. The Vans Warped Tour and Nintendo have created an experience that can’t be missed!
5: VAN’S SKATE “Amateur Mini-Ramp Skate Jam”:
A Vans Warped Tour without skating is like a deck without trucks. This contest will be featured at each stop on the Vans Warped Tour and awards $500.00 cash prizes daily as 20 to 25 local “hot” pre-qualified skaters shred the mini-ramp for fun and money. Be one of the first 200 fans to bring it to the main Vans booth at the show and land great prizes. OOPS, this one should have been in the swag section….
6: KEEP A BREAST GIRLZ GARAGE:
This year KAB has taken over and dubbed the Girlz Garage the Keep A Breast Girlz Garage! Under the tent you can find their new Non Toxic Revolution campaign, which aims to inspire, young people to revolt against the dangers of toxic chemicals in their environment and food supply especially those linked to the initiation of breast cancer. Under the striped tent get out of the sun and hang out and enjoy the Vans shoe gallery, create your own t-shirt or bag, play & win Daisy Rock guitars and participate in KAB’s “Imagine If Campaign” allowing you to connect with others online, enjoy acoustic performances and signings with some of your favorite bands. Well there’s a lot more to the tour than the top 12 things I’ve listed. I’m heading to the show to check it all out. I guess I’ll see you at Cricket Wireless on August 9th…
NEW PRODUCT PREVIEW
POWER BALANCE Sterling Silver Pendant
Power Balance is Performance Technology designed to work with your body’s natural energy field. Founded by athletes, Power Balance is a favorite among elite athletes for whom balance, strength and flexibility are important. The Pendant is made of Sterling Silver from Bali. It comes equipped with a PB hologram embedded on the back under a clear epoxy resin window for easy viewing. 79. www.powerbalance.com
ANARCHY EYEWEAR Prime
Anarchy’s Prime aviator is seriously ready to impress. The iconic silhouette has been updated with modern sport technology so it not only looks good, it performs, too. The frame is made from a lightweight yet durable nickel-free metal, while the 3 barrel spring hinges and 6-base UV lenses combine together to ensure a custom fit match with premium sun protection. 75. www.anarchyeyewear.com
PURA VIDA Bracelets
Tie one of these bracelets around your wrist as a reminder of how important it is to appreciate life slowly and not take anything for granted. Of course, giving back is as crucial as expressing your lifestyle, which is why Pura Vida Bracelets donates a portion of its earnings to the Surfrider Foundation in support of beach and ocean clean-up around the globe. Pura Vida is now providing full time jobs, housing, food and clothes for 15 Costa Rican artisans. 5.-10. www.puravidabracelets.com
THE PROGRESS PROJECT Board Bags
GO GREEN WITH PROGRESS BRAND BOARD PROTECTION! Constructed with reclaimed & re-purposed billboard and banner material (like from the Revolt Summer Surf Series as pictured here) Bags all feature heavy duty zippers, powder coated YKK zip pulls, adjustable, padded & removable shoulder straps. Padded with 1/8” closed cell foam padding keeps your board ding free - UV treated, tear resistant, mildew resistant, totally awesome! The color and graphics on every bag are 100% unique, making yours one of a kind! HANDMADE IN THE USA. 105. See them in person at the Revolt Summer Surf Series this summer or online at www.TheProgressProject.org
KA-BAR Zombie Killer Knives
Longtime military supplier Ka-Bar just announced a new collection of weapons made specifically for fighting off the zombie hordes. The line is made up of the Ka-Bar ZK-War Sword ($70), Ka-Bar ZK-Death Dagger ($70) and Ka-Bar ZK-Famine Tanto ($48). The tactical knives sport toxic green handles (so you can spot them quickly in the event of a sudden outbreak), but also come with black replacement handles for those who like to sneak up on their undead prey. www.kabar.com
ASTARS Cooler Bag
Logo branded insulated cooler that holds a six-pack of your favorite soadie or adult beverage. Momma always said, ”Be prepared....and light beer is for pussies!” Respect. 24.95 www.astarsmens.com
CANON EOS 7D
Some cool things you should know about the Canon 7D DSLR Camera: It has all the features of the 5DMKII and more. Fully sealed waterproof 18 megapixel camera. Great for sports shooting, portraits, landscapes, products, and more. Dual DIGIC 4 Processors makes the 8 frames per second shooting rate seamless when holding it for 16 shots in 2 seconds. Full 1080p HD video capture - third party add-ons can make this DSLR become a badass camcorder. For all you wanna-be Scorseses: 7D (pictured above) with a BIG cinema lens on it & pimped up with Zacuto baseplate and rods, Rode stereo mic and Genus Mattebox. *squirt. 1500. (body only) www.canon.com
KINGS Crossover SUP
The Crossover boards are super light and intended for performance surfing. The Crossover boards are stocked in many different colors and tails shapes including rounded pintail, squash tail, swallow tail, and bat tail. They are also available with single and double wings to loosen the boards even more. 1345. www.kingspaddlesports.com
QUIVER The PoppySeed
The PoppySeed is one of Quiver Boardworkâ€™s new summer models for 2011. Designed for all levels of surfing, with a mellow rocker and added volume it has all the elements of your modern day retro fish with slight vee off the tail that makes for quick rail to rail surfing and tighter turns in the pocket. Official 2011 RSSS board sponsor 495. www.quiverboardworks.com
SECTOR9 Downhill Gear
CARBON DECAY COMP 2 ply 32 Strand Carbon Fiber Prepreg Fiberglass Sandwiched around 5 plys of Maple w/ drop through Gullwing Charger Trucks & Nineball Wheels, 220. BHNC SLIDE GLOVES Delrin Pucks for smooth slide and speed control. 40. DOWNHILL DIV HELMET Aerodynamic styling is clean and strong to help dissipate energy in a hard impact and provide as little wind resistance as possible. 325 www.sector9.com
MOTHER EARTH NEWS REVOLTINSIDER
2011 RSSS GOES GREENER
Revolt Summer Surf Series Adds The Green Beach Fair For 2011 After Five years of running a grassroots pro am series on the beaches of San Diego, the Revolt Summer Surf Series has hit a chord with environmentalists around the globe. Combining a Pro Am surf comp with Green Beach Fair is an smart way to raise environmental awareness as well as provide talented athletes with a local platform to showcase their skills. Not only has the event grown into the largest Pro Am Series in San Diego but the environment will benefit from the partnership with companies including: Global Clean Water, The Progress Project, Buster BioDiesel and the Surfrider Foundation to name a few. Global Clean Water is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together in bringing clean water solutions along with sanitation and hygiene education and awareness to the developing world. Global Clean Water’s Vision exists to promote clean water efforts in the developing world, tangibly reducing the impact of the water born disease while addressing the underlying issues of poverty, injustice and oppression. Founder Donovan Bailey says that Global Clean Water’s Mission is simple, “We’re building clean water wells, supporting medical facilities, orphanage, schools, and rural villages, focusing on community and worldview transformation, both in the developing world as well as the developed world.” For more visit www.globalcleanwater.org Donovan Bailey with a fresh well
Noah & Brian clean the recycled RSSS Banners
The Progress Project is a family run business that re purposes banner and billboard material into amazing surfboard bags, computer sleeves and courier bags among other useful and uber cool items. Owner Noah Johnson recently showed up at the Revolt Compound to collect the outdated and unusable banners from the RSSS left over from the past 4 years. These materials will be made into board and swag bags for the riders at each event. Brilliant! More at www.progress-project.org
Buster Biofuels The Revolt work truck (Big Blu) seen around San Diego is fueled by BioDiesel, so it was only fitting we reached out to partner with for our fuel needs & the surf series as well. Buster Biofuels initiates, establishes and services “green initiatives” for restaurants and companies in San Diego County. This means, they reclaim used cooking oil, then convert it to biodiesel that refuels diesel engines. Restaurants utilize Buster’s free oil collection service which strives to reduce petroleum dependency and carbon emissions. They have the oil recycled into biodiesel fuel which will soon be available for bulk sale in various blends such as B20, B50 and B99. Big Blue likes it because his exhaust smells like french fries. For more info on Buster an biodiesel in general log onto www.busterbiofuels.com
Buster and crew drop by the RSSS to top up Big Blu
WHAT IF EVERYTHING WAS ELECTRIC?
There was once a time when a question like that got you some serious brow lifting and smirks. Now Sci-Fi is reality in the EV world. Take a look at these modes of transportation that are all available to the consumer right now!
The Smith Newton, the world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck in the United States, boasts a top speed of 50 mph, a range in excess of 100 miles on a single charge, and a payload of up to 16,280 lbs. www.smithelectricvehicles.com
Green Automotive Company has debuted what it says the first all electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) in America. Importing to our shores from Chinese auto manufacturer Zotye a SUV with a maximum range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. www. usaelectricauto.com
The all-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the first fuel-free, rechargeable passenger car offered by Ford and one of five new electrified Fords destined for market by 2013 in North America and Europe. www.ford.com
Sonex Aircraft, LLC is the designer and manufacturer of the WAIEX an environmentally friendly, all-electric powered airplane. Drawback? Only available in Pre-fabricated kits. www. sonexaircraft.com
The new 2011 Zero XU is the fifth member of Zero Motorcycles’ lineup of electric bikes. Now available with all street legal equipment, road-tuned suspension and street tires. www. zeromotorcycles.com
Pedego Electric Bikes. Perfect for commuting to work, grocery runs, or any trip around town. Ride pedal-assist, or just let the battery do the work. 15-30 miles on battery power alone. www. bicyclewarehouse.com
The M6 800, aka The Green Machine 2.0, takes the fun of surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and combines it with skateboarding. Travel 20 mph with a wireless handheld controller. REVOLT TESTED. www. alteredelectricskateboards.com
WHY I BOUGHT A NISSAN LEAF By Lynn Laumann
The 2011 Nissan LEAF is the first affordable Electric Vehicle (EV) available to the American public on a large scale. The LEAF has won numerous awards, including 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, IIHS “Top Safety Pick”, 2011 European Car of the Year, and 2011 World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show. Now that I have my own LEAF, I will tell you why. The LEAF is simple. It is a battery electric vehicle (BEV), which consists of a big lithium-io n battery and a powerful electric motor. It is charged from a standard home 110v outlet, or an optional 240v home charger. The drive has the feel of heft and smoothness of a luxury car, but turns on a dime. Otherwise, it drives and handles like any other quality car. There are a number of reasons why I bought a Nissan LEAF. First, adoption of electric vehicles will improve America’s energy independence. Americans consume 21 million barrels of oil per day. Imagine how many millions of dollars of America’s wealth are sent overseas to OPEC countries every day, to pay for that oil. That money would be better spent creating clean energy jobs throughout our nation. Keeping our money in our country, and paying for clean electricity instead of imported oil is an economic stimulus in itself. Second, EVs are cleaner, quieter, smoother, and faster than a standard engine. In a milefor-mile comparison, the LEAF generates a tiny fraction of the greenhouse gas and particulate pollution that is produced by a gasoline engine. For an average American, buying an EV is the single most effective step we can take to reduce the impacts of climate change and reduce unhealthy pollution. While gasoline engines waste 85% of their fuel overcoming friction, generating heat, vibration and noise, the electric motor only wastes 15% of its energy overcoming friction.
The other 85% goes to the wheels, producing an impressive 100% torque from a standstill. The LEAF has a smooth, quick acceleration due to its single-speed transmission. It is also whisper-quiet, which adds to the Zen-like tranquility of the driving experience. Third, the LEAF is simple and inexpensive to operate. There are no smog checks, no oil changes, and no tune ups required. I expect the LEAF to be mechanically reliable. For example, the limited production 1997 Toyota RAV4 EVs lasted 150,000 miles on the original battery. The electric motor has only one moving part, so scheduled maintenance involves checking the brake fluid and coolant every year. Since the fuel is electricity, I can completely “fill-up” my LEAF at home, at night, for $1.68 using SuperOff Peak utility electricity rates, and drive 100 miles. I plug it into the wall in my garage, with the 25 foot cord that is included. Fourth, rebates. The State of California offered a $5,000 rebate, on top of the $7,500 federal tax incentive for the purchase of the LEAF in 2011. This brought the $35,000 purchase price down to $22,000. That’s not bad, considering that I will never pump a drop of gas into the LEAF. Fifth, the technology. When I mentioned that the LEAF was simple, I was only referring to the drivetrain. LEAFs are probably the most wired cars in the world. For example, from your smartphone or PC, you can remotely check the battery level charge level, start/stop battery charging, turn the climate control on/off, and check your fuel economy ranking in your region or worldwide. My LEAF has a sophisticated GPS navigation system, live traffic maps, backing camera, Bluetooth hands-free phone, XM satellite radio, and it accepts many types of music media such as CD, iPod or USB drive. It also has a small solar panel, which charges the accessory battery. So whether your reasons are altruistic, you want to be “more pious than a Prius”, you enjoy driving a sporty car, or you just want to save a bunch of money, check out the Nissan LEAF or other EV. Test drive one, that’s what sold me. I am convinced that you’ll be sold, too.
ULTIMATE PLAY CATION DESTINATION
ree fall from a plane at 120 miles per hour, swim with the sharks or camp safari style with roaring lions. Take advantage of all the amazing activities that are right here in our own backyard! You want the cure for an average Play-cation? We’ve got it. Summer is just getting started.
PICK UP SUP
It’s the fastest growing board sport in the world, and with good reason. It’s a blast! With just a few hours of instruction and access to some basic equipment you’re on your way to discovering a whole new San Diego. Get up close and personal with nature and wildlife in any one of the hundreds of bays, inlets, harbors, lakes or reservoirs around us. The excercise benefits are remarkable too. Feeling brave? Take it to the next level and get out in the surf with some advanced instruction from famed waterman Scott Chandler. Learn how to piss off the shortboarders while you rip it up on high end crossover equipment. www.chandlersurf.com
OWN A BEACH
Yeah, we got ‘em. Crowded beaches, secluded beaches, surfer’s beaches, children’s beaches & even dog beaches. A little something for everyone. San Diego has over 70 miles of unreal, pristine, world class beaches stretching from Camp Pendleton to the Mexico Border. Seriously, If you can’t find one that fits your requirements, we suggest you pack up your SUV and head back to Arizona. Explore some of the lesser known beaches & walk down a stretch of sand where the only footprints you see...are your own.
CAMP ON AN ISLAND
Tired of run of the mill, tourist haven, campgrounds? Try something wild! Boat-in Primitive Beach Camp Sites on Catalina Island. 14 beaches, 22 sites between Avalon & Two Harbors accessible by private boat or kayak. NO facilities. This is a completely natural experience! Bring what you need to survive (water, s’mores...your girlfriend.) Anchor or haul your small craft ashore. Set up camp and imagine you’re Gilligan and she’s Ginger...or Mary Ann. Nothing else compares. Reservation & info online, www. CampingCatalinaIsland.com. For further assistance in planning kayak camp trips, rentals, etc., contact the pros at www.KayakCatalinaIsland.com
GET IN TOUCH WITH FLIPPER
You drive by it all the time, you see the fireworks nightly, but when was the last time you actually stepped foot inside? A lot has changed and it’s about time you take advantage. New this summer is Turtle Reef, where you can view threatened or endangered species of sea turtles. It features a 300,000-gallon, coral-reef themed habitat with adult hawksbill and green sea turtles, some more than 50 years old. Get uncomfortably close to the sharks inside the acrylic tunnel at Shark Encounter or even closer to a dolphin at Rocky Point Preserve. INSIDER TIP: Adults and Kids pay the same price for a single day admission and as a bonus, get a 2nd day...free! www.seaworld.com
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU REALLY TOOK A GOOD LOOK AROUND?
RIS BUCKET LIST Things To Do In SAN DIEGO BEFORE YOU DIE!
JUMP OUT OF A PERFECTLY GOOD AIRPLANE AT 13,000 ft SKYDIVE SAN DIEGO
Otay Lake Rd, Jamul Bucket List or F**K It List...either way, you’re gonna love it. Take an afternoon & step out of your comfort zone. Really feel what it means to be alive! Allow the professionals at SKYDIVE San Diego to walk you through the required steps leading to your first tandem jump. Without a doubt, one of the best things in this world that you can do with your clothes on. An experience you truly will never forget. Bring the whole family or a group of friends for a discount. Tell ‘em Revolt In Style sent ya’ and receive a free video, of your skydiving adventure. www.skydivecalifornia.com
EAT THE BEST SANDWICH ON EARTH ROCK BALBOA PARK
Located in the center of downtown San Diego it’s easy to get to and an amazing Play-cation destination. Get your culture on, at the many museums, gardens, shops and restaurants as well as the Ultimate Wave Tahiti in 3D featuring Kelly Slater. Plan ahead and this can be an awesome day. You’re helping pay for the park, people, now it’s time to enjoy it. INSIDER TIP: As a public service, the park offers free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego residents & active military. www.balboapark.org
Mission Beach Anyone living in the PB or MB area already knows what the rest of the world will soon discover. Rubicon Deli sandwiches are absolutely phenomenal. The fresh baked gourmet bread, the tastiest meats & ingredients, topped by the freshest vegetables make up the Best Sandwich on the Planet. Only trouble? There may be two. The Rubicon Special is our #1 favorite, but once in a while...their hot pastrami masterpiece ‘The Dom’...will make grown men weep. Voted Best By RIS in 2010 and 2011. www.rubicondeli.com
LEARN HOW TO BREW CRAFT BEER HOME BREWS AND GARDENS
North Park There is nothing more gratifying than popping open a frosty bottle of brew, taking a slug, enjoying the hoppy smooth flavor, and then realizing...YOU MADE THIS YOURSELF! Every Saturday and Sunday you can join the classes at Home Brews and learn the art of Craft Beer Brewing from The Master himself: Dennis O’Connor. www.homebrewsandgardens.com
RIDE THE GIANT DIPPER BELMONT PARK
SAN DIEGO ZOO & SAFARI PARK IN THE DARK
The San Diego Zoo is more than just a big collection of animals. Incredible shows, Happy Hour & nightime hours that invite you to see the zoo like you never imagined. And The Safari Park? Roar & Snore! Discover the secret lives of animals that they can only share with no children around! Must be 21 or older to attend. Spend a day or two among wild animals. INSIDER TIP: Locals can get a smokin’ deal on membership packages giving you unlimited admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for one full year. www.sandiegozoo.org
Mission Beach The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is one of two original oceanfront roller coasters still operating on the west coast. The Giant Dipper was originally built 1925 and has recently been restored for all to experience the excitement of its quick drops, steep hills, sharp curves and high speeds! You don’t have to be rock stars like Vokab Company here, but you do have to be at least 50 inches tall. www.belmontpark.com
SWIM WITH THE SHARKS LA JOLLA KAYAK
La Jolla Shores One of the simple pleasures that almost no one knows about in San Diego. If you have the cajones, head down to La Jolla Kayak, rent a mask & snorkel. (or book the tour) Walk out into the waist deep water of the Pacific, directly in front of the Marine Room Restaurant and put your face in the water. Within minutes you will see a number of leopard sharks milling around doing what horny sharks do best. Breed. Bring a bag of frozen peas and you can start a feeding frenzy. WARNING: Keep your hands out of their mouths! www.lajollakayak.com
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SAN DIEGO’S FAVORITE PRO AM SERIES TURNS INTO AN EPIC BATTLE GROUND AS MICHEL FLORES AND ERIC MCHENRY GO HEAD TO HEAD THIS SEASON. 2 DOWN - 2 TO GO. WHO WILL WIN EVENT #3 JULY 30 AT OCEAN BEACH PIER?
By Brian Terhorst Photos By Aaron Goulding (unless noted) June 11th,
80+ competitors gathered at the OB Pier to compete in the first event of the fifth annual Revolt Summer Surf Series Pro Am. While the rest of San Diego county was shrouded in ‘June Gloom’, the surfers were fortunate to find sunny skies and clean, waist to chest high waves waiting for them. Advancing tides in the afternoon generated head high sets that challenged all the competitors, providing some of the best action ever in RSSS history. While Michel Flores took top scores for the day (and $500.00), the Pro Am final points were extremely close and all of the riders showed exceptional talent and determination, splitting $1000.00 between them.
saw sunny skies and packed beaches for event #2 at Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Over 110 riders competed throughout the day in seven separate divisions. The waves were consistent chest to shoulder high with some larger sets rolling thru offering some of the funnest waves so far this summer. Once again, McHenry proves that human flight is possible as he took first place in the Pro Am division. Both the juniors and grom divisions had epic battles between the top riders in the final heats.
Photo by Nathan French
Top riders score the legendary ‘Swag Bag’ jammed full of product from all of our sponsors, including sunglasses, skateboards, clothes, hats, surf gear & accessories. Incredible, custom, First Place trophies were designed and hand made by Powerbalance artist Brian Bent.
PRO AM DIVISION FINALISTS
LONGBOARD DIVISION FINALISTS
OPEN WOMENS DIVISION FINALISTS
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Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, not only came onboard this year as a major event sponsor, but also took on the task of our official food sponsor. Wahoo’s owner Tal (and family) were actually on hand at the events personally serving up the most UNREAL Mahi Tacos and delicioso Chicken Burritos (with all the trimmings) for all the athletes, staff and their families. Wahoo’s rules.
Superbowl Champion Brett Swain prepares for his SUP heat at RSSS event #2 Photo by Jay Lee
Photo by Nathan French
So, What do NFL Superbowl Champions do during the NFL lock-out? They compete in the Revolt Summer Surf Series! The July 9th event saw 2011 Superbowl Champion, Brett Swain (wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, and local San Diegan) compete in the Stand Up Paddle division. Brett was the first NFL player ever to compete in a Pro Am surf series. Although he did not make it all the way to the finals, he demonstrated how a world class athlete competes under pressure.
We want to thank you all for your support and look forward to doing it all again at the third event of the 2011 RSSS 5.0 to be held July 30 at OB Pier For more Info, Points, Images & Video go to www.revoltsurfseries.com
Interview by Aaron Goulding Photo by Anthony Ghiglia Ryan Bracker, a San Diego native still has what it takes to be one of the best surfers in the county. Even with a professional commercial real estate career, Bracker manages to keep his sponsors happy by gaining recognition on nearly every swell. He has made several Surfline features as well as features in some of the top surf mags. Ryan surfs with grace and always manages to get shacked out of his mind. When the swell is up, he is a standout amongst the rest at the best spots in the area. Ryan is humble and friendly and stoked to ride any board on any wave. RIS: So when and where did you first stand up on a surf board?
RB: My first memory of standing up on a surf board was at Dog Beach in OB. I was 5 years old when my Dad started pushing me into waves. As a young kid I was more into skateboarding. When I was about 12 years old I got hooked on surfing and started competing with my friends Keil Miller, Greg Bergen and Randy Lind. RIS: What was about the ocean that sucked you in? RB: For me, surfing is a spiritual experience. It helps me to stay connected with the true essence of life. I love being so close to nature and being surrounded by all of the power and natural beauty of the ocean. RIS: Unlike most professional surfers, you also have a day job. How is it that you manage to get the best shots on the best swells with so much going on in your life? RB: I got into commercial real estate approx. 10 years ago because I knew it would allow me the flexibility in my work
schedule. Also, with all of the modern day surf forecasts and weather reports, it is easier to track the conditions and schedule my appointments. RIS: What amps you up before a sesh? RB: Coffee is a must for me in the mornings. I am usually the most excited when the waves are big and clean. RIS: Favorite Grinds? RB: I love food almost more than surfing. I enjoy cooking and eating healthy. I recently have started growing my vegetables and catching my own fish. I watched the movie Food Inc. and it has changed the way I look at eating. RIS: What was your favorite surf trip? RB: I have done several Indo trips and every one of them was amazing. Lately, I have been traveling down to Mainland Mexico. I canâ€™t believe how good the waves are down there.
Athlete of the month
Ryan Bracker, lives in La Jolla and is a commercial real estate broker and pro surfer. Where you can usually find Ryan Bracker is in the barrel. A true soul surfer who’s been getting great pics lately at his home spot (Blacks Beach) He scores an awesome photo in this issue & also scores himself a $50 gift certificate from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos as Athlete of the Month. Congrats.
____________________________ RIS: Where would your dream surf destination be and what one person would you bring with you? RB: My dream trip would be warm water left hand sand points. It would look like Tahiti and have the food and culture of Bali. I would probably invite my Fiancée or Dad. RIS: I know you like to mix things up. I’ve seen you on SUP Boards and Hyrdrodynamica boards. What motivates you to try other things? RB: I have always enjoyed experimenting with different boards. I used to shape all of my own boards while I was in college. I think it is important for your surfing to mix up the boards you ride and take different lines.
RIS: What do you see for the future of surfing? RB: The future of surfing is constantly changing and pushing the limits. I think we are going to see more wave pools, bigger waves being surfed and more tricks. I think the basics of being a surfer and riding waves of all sizes with different boards will always be popular. RIS: Thanks for your time! Last words? RB: No major last words. Thanks for interviewing me and thanks to all my sponsors Rip Curl, Linden Surfboards, Sector 9, Dragon, Sanuk and Da Kine.
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Meet the Newest member of the
2012 USA Surfing Team
Photo by Jeff Taich
Interview by Brady Ruysschaert Photography by Aaron Goulding and Jeff Taich At just 15 years old, Harley Taich has what it takes to become one of the first female big wave chargers to come out of La Jolla. She has been seen this winter charging some of the larger days at Blacks, and has tested her skills at other big wave spots like Todos Santos Island. She’s fearless and confident and not afraid to take a beating. Harley trains hard, and is always surfing with a smile! Harley is a top USA Surfing America competitor. She has also taken a Western Women’s title and recently an International title in Central America. Harley Taich can be seen tearing up the local breaks here in La Jolla and San Diego. So keep your eyes peeled and say hello, and if you see her in the water don’t snake her!! RIS: Harley how old are you and where do you reside? HT: I am 15 years old from La Jolla California RIS: Do you think the surf in La Jolla has groomed the way you surf? And why? HT: Yes, for sure it has groomed the way I surf! I surf a lot of Blacks and the La Jolla Reefs. Blacks has made me comfortable with larger more powerful surf and it has made my surfing a lot more powerful and fluid. Big Rock has helped me with barrels and drops, and Windansea has helped me with linking waves. RIS: The pack of girls coming out in the surfing world is starting to become very talented. Being one among those girls, how do you feel about the others and the way they surf compared to you. HT: I am very impressed with some the female talents right now, certainly a few of those girls really stand out. However, what pushes me the most is the men’s level of surfing and it always has. Recently it seems like I hear a lot of commentators and people in the industry making comments about the women catching up to the men, I disagree. In my opinion, I don’t think women’s surfing will ever catch up to the men. I try not to compare myself too much to all of the other girls. I watch and study all of them surf and take note of the good things they do and try and do the same maneuvers they are doing. I feel that when I apply myself and really focus on what I am doing I surf as well as some of the girls on the WQS.
Photo by Aaron Goulding RIS: What do you plan on doing with your surfing? HT: Ultimately right now I am really focused on just becoming an all-around good surfer in all conditions, especially in larger more powerful waves. Although I spend most of my weekends competing, my main focus this year has been to push myself in larger surf at Blacks and Todos Santos. I enjoy bigger waves and the feelings I get when my stomach ties up in knots when I drop in on a large face. Someday in the future, I would like to tow Jaws or charge Mavericks. I really love doing contests and I want to continue to do them. I want to start doing some Women’s Pro Juniors and WQS events. RIS: What do you think the future of women’s surfing will look like? HT: What do you mean what it will look like? More pretty butts doing bottom turns? Hahha, for sure! There will probably be more pretty butts doing bottom turns but besides that women will probably be
taking to the air more and charging bigger waves. That seems to be the progression of surfing in general as well. RIS: Where is your favorite spot in the world and why? HT: That’s a hard one. Besides my local favorites Blacks and Windansea, most of my traveling has been to Tahiti, Fiji, and Australia. I’d have to say I really love an outer island off of Tahiti. It is absolutely gorgeous and the waves are super fun. There is a left and right reef pass, that are super hollow and I love that kind of a wave. I mostly treasure how laid back and relaxed the culture is and how you can just surf, eat and relax every day. You don’t have to worry about anything but falling and getting cut by the razor sharp reef and get eaten by the cockroaches, which are the size of a coconut. I still can’t get used to them... ha ha. continued on page 33
At just eleven years old Ryland is already legendary amongst some of the veterans at Black’s Beach for charging on some of the largest days. I have seen first-hand what Ryland is capable of and I am a fan. He surfs with grace and commitment and seems to have the wave knowledge of a pro surfer in their prime. Nearly a month ago, Ryland took 1st place in the WSA Championships and is a top contender in the NSSA. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing a lot more about this up-and-comer. Ryland Rubens is on his way to become a huge star in the surfing arena. Interesting fact: Ryland is bilingual. He speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish as a second language which has been helpful on trips to the South.
Interview by Aaron Goulding Photos by Pete Rubens
PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF Interview by Brian Terhorst Photo By Aaron Goulding
while back I jumped into my truck and turned the ignition. Looking up, I noticed there was a card under my wiper blade. Crap. Bar Flyer. I reached for it and realized it was actually a business card. Handwritten on the back was a note, “I heard you wanted to do a piece on me, I would consider it an honor if the interview was done by you personally.” It was Jim Ellington’s business card. I smiled. One of the best names in hand shaped surfboards out of San Diego had just given me a compliment. Fast forward a year or so: I am standing in a modest (and unusually clean) shaping shack down off of Morena Blvd. Next door is Skip Frye, the other wall is Josh Hall and Michael Miller. Jim is in good company. It’s kind of an artisan’s co-op made up of some of surfing legends and their apprentices. Jim Ellington is one of the legends. His name is synonymous with the San Diego surf scene. We’ve known his work for decades, hearing local riders brag about their new Ellington boards, and how they rip. So, I finally got the chance to Interview the infamous Jim Ellington:
RIS: Give us a quick rundown on how you got started in the industry JE: It began for me in 1975 on the North Shore. The only work that a Haoli like myself could land was at the rock bottom of the industry, hand sanding blanks, cutting out skateboards decks & fins for Dick Brewer. I survived off the fruit hanging in the trees, a half pound of hamburger and a little bag of rice each week. Tom Parish gave me a job when I really needed one and that kicked it into gear. He supplied me with some templates & gave me encouragement. I always loved checking out his boards & thought they were the cleanest around. In ‘78 I met Shaun Tomson, when he won the World Championship. I was doing all his ding repairs, in fact I did all the ding repairs for Rabbit Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Ian Cairns, Mark Richards. But I have a spot in my heart for Shaun cause he would talk to me & treated me like an individual even though I was just a grom.
Best Story- In 78 Shaun Tomson & Rabbit Bartholomew were surfing against each other at Pipeline. In between heats Shaun comes to me with his favorite board. It had a huge ding in the rail. He said, “Mate, I don’t know what I gonna do?” I told him, “Shaun I’m gonna get you back in the water. I’ll be down there. How much time do I have?” “Forty five minutes” he told me. So, I used a hair dryer on the hole, patched it, shaved it down, glassed it really hot. Forty five minutes later, I was running it back down the beach from my house about a half mile away. I could hear them announcing the final heat. I see him about to go in the water, I start yelling “Shaun, Shaun”. He sees me & yells, “Mate, Mate” He drops his board.... The announcers are yelling “What’s Shaun doing?” over the PA. Shaun grabs the board from me & says “You saved my life!” I felt so good, ‘cause there were two shots in Surfer Magazine that month with Shaun on the same board. One with a clean rail, the other with my patch job. At the time they were filming for the movie Free Ride. Rabbit is in the first half, then after intermission it’s about Shaun Tomson. He comes up this trail & shakes my hand & that was all caught on film. It made me feel good when I got home, because all my friends from San Diego saw that. That was a great time of my life right there, when people would yell “There’s Ellington!”
I came back from Hawaii in 1980. Got married & started making surfboards for Jeff Kinney at the Surf Club. I shaped out of my garage on Grand Ave for 15 years. Made a lot of boards out of that garage...5,000 boards. Later I moved to South Bay & worked with Jeff Alexander, ghost shaping a little for him. He taught me alot about concaves & things of that nature. Getting the boards cleaner, crisper. I wasn’t that great of a finisher up till then, he taught me a lot about that. Since then I’ve gone on to shape 15,284 boards. I’m really proud of those numbers & I keep track of them. All hand shaped. There’s a lot of learning and a lot of disappointments along the way. I think I’m on track to my best times ever RIS: What’s the difference between Ellington of the past and Ellington right now? JE: Totally working with people. Not keeping that cocky attitude I used to have about shaping a board. “Yeah I know what you want....” It’s about customer service, getting them into the shaping room, working with them, asking them questions & picking their brain. From a beginner, to intermediate, to an expert. From shortboards, to fish, longboards or just a simple egg shape for a little girl. Doesn’t matter who... it’s all about working with them. RIS: How do you see the industry changing? JE: The past two and a half years saw the industry fall apart. It really just collapsed. The shops weren’t selling a thing. So I really spent time at the local breaks in Mission & PB. Just going around introducing myself and asking questions. “How do you like that board?” & ”Would you be interested in coming in & checking out some of my shapes?”. It was a slow process, but it worked. Now it’s just order after order. Getting to know what people are liking and not liking. I think there’s great things to come God willing. Everyday is a different day. But I love how it’s going. For the video interview check out www.revoltinstyle.com
“I re-invented myself, being out there in the public, talking it over, socializing. It’s about boards, that’s what it’s about for me...”
OUT OF TOWNER
WHAT IF’S AND WHATEVER’S Questions and Photo by Joe Foster I got a call one day from my friend Kevyn Dean from DSC training one day telling me about some grom named Ethan. He said the kid ripped and had a great work ethic and mad potential. Of course I was curious so I set up a shoot with Ethan. From the very beginning I could tell he was different that most of all the other groms I shoot. One, he had this quiet confidence about him, not over frothed out but very focused. I thought hmm, this should be interesting. From this day forward I was sold on this kid. Insane work ethic, huge airs, insane hunger and drive, does not forget about rail surfing and style and is just as importantly a really great person. Ethan Carlston is gonna keep getting better and will be around for a long time.
WHAT IF? RIS: What if you didn’t surf? EZC: I would skate.
WHATEVER RIS: Hometown? EZC: San Clemente, CA
RIS: What if you had three legs? EZC: I’d probably run really fast.
RIS: Age? EZC: 15 years young
RIS: What if Slater told you to shave your head? EZC: I’d tell him yes, only if he grew his.
RIS: Sponsors? EZC: O’Quinn Clothing, Cole surfboards, Dizm Eyewear, GB healthy energy, Waterman’s sunscreen
RIS: What if you were a millionaire? EZC: I would set myself up to live contentedly and surf a lot, and then donate a bunch to kids in need.
RIS: Family? EZC: Dad, Eric, sister, Tiana, mentor, Kevyn Dean
RIS: What if your Dad made you Rollerblade? EZC: I’d run away
RIS: Girlfriends? EZC: Depends on the girl.
RIS: What if you had the ability to make everywhere you go a perfect, but it was always completely empty? EZC: I would have no one to push me so I wouldn’t like it.
RIS: Breakfast? EZC: Bagel shack
RIS: What if you had to be a professional athlete, but couldn’t be a pro surfer? EZC: I think it’d be cool to play in the NFL or be a pro hockey player RIS: What if you had the choice of being a great surfer or a rock star? EZC: Being both would be sick! RIS: What if you get last in every contest for the next year? What would you do? EZC: I would keep going as hard as I could so I could win RIS: What if you lived in Indo? EZC: I would be getting barreled
RIS: Contests or free surf? EZC: Contests RIS: Favorite maneuver? EZC: Airs are fun RIS: Local SC surfers that you look up to? EZC: All the G boys, Yeomans, Greg Long, Jeremy C, we’ve got a pretty extensive group of surfers down here that are really good, it helps a lot to push you. Love it! RIS: Any shout outs? EZC: Yes, thank you to my Dad, Dean Quinn, Cole Simler, Joe Foster, Jonas Lee, Eric McCormick. Special shout out to Kevyn Dean and everyone at DSC for such a great program that’s helped me tremendously! Thanks, yeeewww!!!!
RIS: How long have you been riding bikes? IW: I have been riding bikes pretty much all my life, But didn’t start doing tricks until a couple of years ago.
Interview by Aaron Goulding, Photos by Erin Wood RIS: You kill it on the longboard. How long did it take you to get as good as you are now? IW: I have been surfing since I was 4 years old. So I’d say well over 25 years... RIS: Have you always only longboarded or do you ride other board shapes as well? IW: No, I grew up riding short boards. In High School, I played Football and gained a bunch of weight which caused me to ride bigger eggier short boards. My dad got a 9’0 noserider when I was in 10th grade. Not long after he let me try it... from that day I was hooked on bigger equipment. I never fully stopped riding short boards, which later helped me adapt to all sizes and shapes of boards. For a while now I have been riding everything from Finless alias, short thrusters and eggs all the way to 10 ft., 24” wide noseriders. My favorite thing is to explore the limits of shape and design. My Isaac Wood Models are all different each having a purpose and a wave that works best for them. Steve Seebold, Bob Mitzven and I have been working really hard to fine tune older ideas that worked and combining them with Todays rockers and concaves. Kind of combining the best of Now and Then... RIS: Tell me about your other action sport professions. IW: At around the age of 4 my dad taught me to surf, skate and ride bikes. I didn’t do little league or any other team sports, so those three became my everyday activities. Off and on throughout the years I have been sponsored in skateboarding G&S is still one of my Skate sponsors. But in the last 4 years, as a form of exercise I started riding Hard-Tail MTN bikes. Since then it has kind of become my alter ego. Within the first year I was doing back flips and building dirt jumps all over San Diego. I compete sometimes in DH and Dirt Jumping but riding bikes is more of a release for me. Surfing is my true passion but Cork flips on my bike are a hard thing to stop doing...
RIS: Biggest longboard move? IW: It’s hard to say what biggest is in longboarding. If it’s high performance longboarding, its reversals. If it’s hardest, its switch stance-reverse walk-to heels-to reverse walk-back to regular stance. Check www.isaacwood.com for the video haha (a little plug there) A couple of things I am working on that I have pulled just not on video yet...are no-footed can airs, and supermanIndian airs. I am trying to incorporate my bike tricks to surfing, RIS: Biggest BMX move? IW: Under flip. RIS: Metallica or Prince? IW: Iron Maiden! RIS: Any big events coming up for you in the near future? IW: The rest of the Revolt Series and Call to the Wall contest in July. Tahoe for a bike shoot in August, and a Video shoot in Puerto Escondido in September. RIS: Hang ten or huge lip hit? IW: It depends...when and where. Malibu... hang ten. the beach breaks... hit the lip. RIS: Please speak now or forever hold your peace… IW: Thanks Aaron and Revolt for taking the time to talk with me. And a huge thanks to my Wife Erin who helps me more than anything… and my sponsors, G&S Surfboards/Skateboards, Hotline wetsuits, Sticky Bumps, Dickies Apparel, Rainbow Fin Co, Smith Optics, Zinka, Vitamin Blue, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Triple8, Transition Bikes, Gravity components, Birds Surf Shed, and JOE ROPER Ding Repair for making it possible for me to make a living doing what I love. One last thing... Dont worry about what everyone else does, follow your own path.
MUSIC LINE-UP SET FOR US OPEN of SURFING
The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing has a soundtrack and it will play live on the beach before tens of thousands of fans. The event, owned and produced by IMG, the global leader in sports and entertainment, is taking a cue from its action sports roots, and set to deliver the largest free concert series of the summer. “It’s fun bringing some of the best musicians in the world to the US Open of Surfing,” says Hurley’s Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing Greg Teal. “It doesn’t get much better than hearing your favorite band perform live on the beach.” This year’s musical line-up is a representation of today’s youth culture featuring headlining sets by pysch-pop rockers MGMT and platinum-selling rockers Jimmy Eat World.The series will also include sets by the most buzzed about names emerging on the music scene this year: Surfer Blood, Dead Country and The Sounds. “We’re pretty excited to come to Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing. Our advice to everyone: Drop out with MGMT, drop by for MGMT, but just don’t drop in on MGMT,” said MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden. Known as the world’s largest youth culture and action sports festival, the Nike US Open of Surfing will feature daily concerts Thursday through Saturday, August 4-6, at the conclusion of the surfing competition. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more info go to: www.usopenofsurfing.com
CARL EKSTROM TO BE HONORED AT SACRED CRAFT EXPO
In October of 2011 the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo will honor Carl Ekstrom during the ‘Tribute to the Masters Shape-off’ presented by US Blanks. The forward thinking Ekstrom’s rejuvenated asymmetrical surfboard concept (germinated in the ‘60s) is the focus with a verve entrenched in the design’s proven performance. Ekstrom’s suggestion is that this year’s shape-off not be replications, but rather new creations. In honoring the iconic Windansea Surf Club member, a selection of shapers will be asked to create whatever board they desire, the only parameter: it must be asymmetrical. The winner will receive $1K. “This is great, I’m very stoked,” said Carl Ekstrom. “The asymmetrical design is obviously unique. There is a renewed interest, and it’s all very fresh and interesting. I’m shaping a lot of boards these days: experimenting, tweaking, changing. It’s what I love, so it’ll be fun to see what these extraordinary craftsman come up with.” Plan to enjoy all the great exhibits: Art of Shaping LA Edition Auction presented by Billabong, ‘Antique Roadshow’ style surfboard and memorabilia appraisals, live laminating demos, the Golden Ticket surfboard giveaway, the Art Grotto, Korduroy TV lounge, Quintessential Quivers lounge, Longboard Skatezone, 2012 fullsuits on sale, surfers playing music for surfers including Seth Pettersen, movies, PRIMO beer, great food, incredible deals on surfboards and much more. October 8 & 9 At the Del Mar Fairgrounds - $10 at the door; kids 12 & under free. For more info go to: www. sacredcraftexpo.com
Photo by Aaron Goulding
HARLEY TAICH continued from pg. 26 RIS: Who is your local crew you like to surf with and why? HT: I really like to surf with my Dad especially when it is big because there is less time for him to yell at me if I do something wrong. I also enjoy surfing with all of the crew at Windansea, without mentioning names, they know who they are. They push my level of surfing. RIS: With ripping, comes sponsors, how do you work with your sponsors to make them happy? HT: I am very lucky and fortunate to have all of the support I have from my sponsors. There are not a lot of surf companies based out of San Diego, and there have always been a lot of guys that rip down here that are sponsorless, and I’m happy to be recognized and sponsored by Matuse wetsuits, Sharp Eye Surfboards, and FCS. I believe in representing the products as best as I can. If that means holding my board for podium shots or help advertising the company I always do what I can. Hmm I don’t know, I guess just being myself, naturally friendly, in and out of the water probably reflects well on my sponsors. When I’m surfing well both in contests and in free surfs is also a good representation as well. I’m stoked because I really like all of the products I use from the companies I ride for. RIS: What do you like to do in your free time? HT: In my free time I do a lot of cooking. I have always had a dream of having my own show on Food Network, and hopefully someday that dream will come true. I also do a lot of cross training, like yoga and running because it helps my surfing in a lot of ways. I also love to watch movies, and just kick back with my friends and family. RIS: Would you like to say thank you to anyone? HT: Yes, I would like to thank all of my sponsors: Fox, Matuse Wetsuits, Reef, Electric, Dakine, Tonic Hair Care, Sharp Eye Surfboards, FCS, and South Coast Surf Shop. Thank you Marcio (Sharp Eye surfboards), for shaping me almost a dozen surfboards a year, for the last five years, good boards are everything! I would also like to thank Revolt in Style Magazine, Aaron Goulding, and especially my Dad for giving me a special lifestyle that I will have forever.
The Future of MMA
Story by Taff Davies | Photo by Scott Hirano and Bill DeWitt
hen most people talk about Mixed Martial Arts, they bring up organizations such as the UFC and Strikeforce. They discuss their favorite fighters, including legends like Randy Couture and young guns like Jon Jones. They talk about matchups such as the upcoming George St. Pierre versus Nick Diaz fight, predicted to be an epic battle. And they gossip about scandals involving athletes including Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt, both caught for steroid use in the past year. But how many of these fans truly think about the future? Do they think about where the sport will be in 10 years? Do they question how far the athletes will have evolved by then? Do they wonder who the stars of tomorrow will be? At The Arena, the San Diego MMA gym known for having one of the best fight teams in the business, the trainers there are already planning for this future. For now, these plans come in the form of Alexander “Xander” Dumas Jr. and Kai Kramer.
You might have seen the Tapout commercials, showing two little warriors hitting pads and displaying some slick moves. Those kids, known as the Ruffo brothers, have become overnight MMA celebrities. They Wrestle, train Muay Thai, and are both orange belts in Jiu Jitsu. Because of this, they are constantly pointed to as the future of MMA. But The Arena has 2 young warriors of its own who will also be claiming their stake in the MMA world soon enough. And these 2 special athletes definitely have the skills and accomplishments to back it up. Xander, 12 years old, has been training in Martial Arts since 2004. Among his numerous accomplishments, within his age and weight brackets, Xander is the 2 time San Diego County Wrestling Champion, 4 time Southern California Pankration Champion, the IKF International Kickboxing Champion and the IKF Muay Thai Champion. He is also the winner of the 2011 USA National Championships for Pankration, a sport very similar to MMA but with rules in place to make it even safer. This most recent accomplishment earned him a spot
on the USA Junior Team who will be competing in Hungry in Nov. 2011. Xander is also a continuous Honor Roll student, as well as winner of numerous other academic awards. Kai, the older of the two at age 13, is right up there with Xander in his achievements and has also been training since he was 5. He is a Black Belt in Shorin-ryu Karate, an Orange Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and is a top-ranked California Junior Wrestler. Kai has won the San Diego Karate Grand Internationals and the Golden State Open Judo Invitational. He has also placed second in the USA Pankration National Championships and has dominated the majority of Wrestling matches he has been through in recent years, including recently winning the San Diego State qualifier. Like Xander, he is also an exceptional student. He has a 4.00 in school and is fluent in Japanese, a language he uses when he goes to Japan to cross train with some of their elite junior athletes. . With such accomplishments already under their belts, it’s most likely the future will involve Mixed Martial Arts for both Xander and Kai. Clearly their training has only benefited their academic life, which is a frequent result when kids train in Martial Arts. And both their fathers, Alexander Dumas Sr. and David Kramer, know the importance of balance. They give their sons just as much as they need when it comes to their training, never pushing them hard enough to burn them out. It will be interesting to follow this young dynamic duo as they mature and continue on their Martial Arts destiny. Hopefully they stay on the path long enough to one day show skills as Professional fighters that fans have yet to see. With both starting Martial Arts at age 5 and continuously training since then, it’s hard to imagine them not being dominant in the future. Unless of course some other kids come along who started training a few years earlier in their lives and were able to get that much more of a head start. But one thing is certain. The future of MMA is most definitely the kids who will be evolving the sport over the upcoming years. And that future looks incredibly bright. For more information on both Xander and Kai, please visit www.thearenamma.com
R.I.S. AT AFFLICTION
Randy Couture and girlfriend
Lorenzo Llamas gets us
Michael Madsen & sons
AFFLICTION HQ SEAL BEACH THY WILL BE DONE ART EXHIBIT AND HOT ROD SHOW Affliction Clothing hosted an amazing Art Exhibition/Hot Rod/Motorcycle/Music festival in June that was completely off the hook. R.I.S. was there creating new fans and covering all the action. Black Cloud Collective performed live to the packed house that included athletes, celebrities, custom rod & bike builders as well as the beautiful people of O.C.
TIM HENDRICKS R.I.S. GETS A SESH WITH NY INK’S 2ND IN COMMAND By Shawn Buss and Sean Hoy
im Hendricks is a second-generation artist, taught by his father at a young age. Since he was was old enough to grip a pencil and ride a surfboard, skateboard or motorcycle (all of which, he has a pretty fair grasp) he has been pursuing a life of art and leisure. He got his start by tattooing in the neighborhood he grew up in during his mid-teens, tattooing local Hispanics hoodlums and punk rockers. He is now known in the industry as one of the finest freehand artists on the planet. Hendricks’ work is a blend of Latino & Japanese influences with Catholic iconography and the vivid colors and iconography of street art. As of late, he’s been working on a new project you may have heard of...NY INK? For those of you who live under rocks, the show captures the daily adventures of Wooster Street Social Club in New York City, Ami James’ latest business venture / tattoo shop. Actually it’s a bit more than that, It’s a stylish space in
the soho district, housing six or so of the country’s finest tattoo artists and their apprentices. They allow cameras to follow their daily grind surrounding unreal skin art and the stories behind each tattoo. This satiates the voyeuristic desires of both seasoned tattoo junkies as well as those that have never set foot inside a shop (but have always wondered what the hell goes on behind those curtains). It is apparent that Tim was chosen for more than a couple of reasons as second in command to Ami. Not only is he a world class tattoo artist but his cool head and negotiating skills have probably saved a few lives on the show. After the recent wrap of their first season, Tim is back out on the Left Coast, spending most of his time drawing, tattooing, riding his motorcycles and surfing away his days. We caught up with the legendary tattoo artist and discussed his craft, his influences and the correlation between tattoos and motorcycles.
RIS: If you have more than one bike, do you have a favorite and why? TH: I only have one bike right now, but it’s a bike I’ve always wanted. It’s a 2009 Dyna, I’ve always wanted a Dyna. I guess I’m just a simple man ya know, but when you grow up poor like I did, your dreams are simple. RIS: Where did you learn how to work on or build bikes? TH: I built my flathead in my old bosses garage out of standard tools and a Dremel, no joke! He took me over to a guy named Chica to find some parts for my Shovelhead project. After going by Chica’s shop enough times he took a shine to me and told me to bring my bike by and I could build it there, I was ecstatic! Chica taught me everything, how to build every style engine, how to make a frame, weld properly, and all the little nick nacks and odds and ends every bike builder should know, I am a lucky son-of-a-bitch. Now days though I just get on that fucker, turn the key and ride, ya gotta love it. RIS: Do you go to any of the rallies and if so do you have a favorite and why? TH: I go to Laughlin now and then. I really like the Laughlin run, it’s not too far from California and I always end up seeing a lot of my friends there. Once me and Corey Miller went out there and tattooed like madmen, it was non stop tattooing, we didn’t even get a chance to walk around and enjoy our trip! Wild.
“IF YOU”RE GOING THROUGH HELL... KEEP GOING”
RIS: What shop are you currently working at? TH: I work between Gold Rush Tattoo in Costa Mesa California, and Love Hate (Miami Ink). RIght now though, I’m in New York City working on NY INK with Ami James.
RIS: What is your favorite part about riding? TH: Shit I don’t know, that’s like asking me what is my favorite part of getting high, it’s all pretty much amazing. RIS: Anything else you would like to share with the folks in the tattoo or bike communities? TH: Thanks for all the support throughout my whole career, I’d like to thank anyone I have ever had the pleasure of working with or any tattooer who has given something back to the table of tattooing. I feel I should thank Chica for teaching me how to properly build a bike from the ground up. I know I am a hard man to get a tattoo from, and I get a lot of emails about when I’ll be taking appointments again. The producers of LA Ink and Miami Ink are looking for people who want amazing tattoos with amazing stories behind them who live in New York, if you don’t live in New York you must be available to come to New York City. If you are interested please email them immediately and tell them your story. Email: NYInkcasting@gmail.com Please put “NY INK” in the subject title. Include your name, age, where you live, TEL #, type of tattoo you want (be as detailed as possible), your photo, your occupation, tell us your story behind what you want to get and tell us if you have other tattoos already.
RIS: Tell us a bit about your tattoo career and where it has taken you? TH: Well that’s a very long story, but I’ll try and condense it as best as possible. I started tattooing professionally in the early 90’s almost twenty years ago... jesus I’m getting old. I learned how to tattoo neighborhood style, you know like home-made machines and shit, after a little bit I got real lucky and met a girl who’s dad was a tattooer (Rick Walters), since dads can’t say no to their daughters wishes very easily, he sold me a real tattoo machine. I started teaching myself to tattoo and had no shortage of clients. My neighborhood was full of them. Eventually I started making friends that tattooed and payed enough attention while getting tattooed, that I learned to lay in a ‘passable’ tattoo. I did ‘passable’ tattoos for years and never gave two shits about being some fancy tattooer. Then I realized that if I got good at tattooing, I could start traveling more. So I sold my soul to the devil and just like that, BAM, I was good. My career has taken me to the far corners of the world, I have seen some of the most beautiful things the world has to offer and I owe it all to tattooing. I have no problem with entitlement issues right now in my life, I am not owed just because I’ve been tattooing almost 20 years, I figure the longer I’ve been tattooing the more I owe. I’ve been given the gift of tattooing which has kept me out of jail, given me a life and everything I am; for that... I owe. RIS: How do you feel riding correlates with your profession as a tattoo artist? TH: You mean besides the obvious? Shit man, it seems like everyone has a tattoo these days. I didn’t learn how to tattoo the way all these new kids are learning. Some of these fuckers can’t even draw a name for christ’s sake. It’s all artsy fartsy now days. I learned how to tattoo around gangsters and bikers, it was that typical seedy type of environment that sadly enough people still associate ALL tattoos with. I don’t know many bikers or motorcycle enthusiasts that don’t have some kind of tattoo relating to there lifestyle, it goes with the territory. RIS: How long have you been riding for? TH: Shit man, I don’t know, 90% my life I guess. RIS: What influenced you to get into riding? TH: My best friend’s dad in grade school used to take us on trips to Glamis and shit like that, then when I was a teenager I got a hand-me-down street bike and just went nuts on the thing, I’m surprised I lived through it all. RIS: How many bikes have you had and or built over that time period? TH: Not as many as I would’ve liked to! But I built my first Harley Davidson in my early twenties, it was a 1945 flathead, a 45 cubic inch. It was a good starter bike but it didn’t last long, It was too slow. Even though it was just a ‘bar hopper’ I wanted to get to the bar faster! I ended up getting a ‘79 Shovelhead and fell in love with that bike. Since then I have built a few others for myself, bikes for friends and helped out on a some really cool projects.
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THE NEW OWNER OF SPIN? 38窶ジWW.REVOLTINSTYLE.COM
MEET THE NEW BOSS
By Leslie Terhorst Photos by Michael Crouch & Jay Lee Did you figure it out? I’d like to introduce you to Daniel Maris; he’s in the middle on the left. Typically when you see a college student they’re partying in the club, they definitely don’t own it. But this Cal State Fullerton student has bigger things on his mind other than just showing up for the party; he wants to throw the party. Daniel’s family has been in the bar and entertainment industry most of his life, so it was no surprise that when he came of age, this is what he wanted to do. If you’re not familiar with SPIN, here are some fun facts: It has 3 Levels. This 10,000 Sq. Ft. entertainment complex is dedicated to serious sound. It’s 70,000 watts of real Thunderous Avalon Sound, Kinetic Lighting, and Lasers on the main floor, create an atmosphere that is compared to none. Boasting two separate dance floors, open-air roof deck with city views of downtown, unlimited free parking, and a restaurant serving all night long (till 6am), which means the party won’t end at 1:45, it ends when you feel like going home. Seriously, what else could you ask for in a nightclub? Oh you want some insane music? This is also the right place. With some of the worlds top DJ’s and bands performing, this is sure to be your one stop shop to party all night long. After a fun afternoon of photo’s, a little vodka Redbull’s, and bikini models, I sat down with Daniel to find out more about the man behind the club. RIS: What did you think of the photo shoot? DM: The photo shoot with Revolt In Style was a first for me, and to be honest I had a blast! What young guy isn’t going to like a few stunning models next to him while representing Spin Nightclub? The ideas of the photos taken and the photographers themselves were extremely professional, so thank you Revolt, Mike & Jay, as well as the girls for a great first shoot! RIS: You’re a pretty young guy to own a nightclub. I mean most of the guys your age are just promoting shows, but you’re actually producing them. Is this something you’ve always wanted to do? DM: It’s actually funny that I took that extra step into the business. I’m only 23 and still a student but I actually started out as a Pre-Med major at Cal State Fullerton and decided Business was more of my strong point. My parents ran a sports bar for 17 years so I grew up learning anything and everything to do with the industry. I guess it just came naturally to own a nightclub. Spin was the right place for me, in an amazing city with great people and lots of potential! It just shows that if you have the will power and the right ideas you can pursue anything you want. The answer to your question is YES, I love my job and what my team has in store for the near future is going to blow everyone away, stay tuned!
RIS: Let’s talk about Spin its self. Spin’s been somewhat of an Enigma. We’re a little puzzled on what kind of club it is. Could you describe Spin to those who haven’t been there before, and what makes Spin unique from other clubs? DM: There’s some interesting responses I could put on the table but I have to repeat what a close friend told me when he first visited Spin: “Danny, this place is like a club, event center, underground warehouse, lounge and bar in one building, all you need is some food!” Well, I’ll tell you what, now we have food too thanks to my amazing mother who brings her homemade cooking to the rooftop every night until the early hours! Lets just say we’re able to throw all types of events but are best known for our EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene with high caliber DJ’s, a Full AVALON Sound system and some of the best lighting in San Diego. People really dig the environment when they come visit; its unique, its different and it leaves you wanting more. RIS: What are some of the hopes, and exciting plans you have in the future for Spin? DM: There is just too much to list! But I will say that we are working very hard and diligently to get all of our ideas and plans into full-blown productions. I do however want to emphasize something to the readers: Spin’s team and myself are currently in complete work-mode; we have very big plans and events in store for the near future that will be putting Spin back on the map when it comes to big EDM talent & live performances. Being a younger individual in this industry helps me really be on the same page as most club-goers. I think people can really appreciate that I have some of the same ideas they do and that’s something I want to take advantage of and really deliver. RIS: Now tell us about some of the acts you have coming to town? DM: As far as the bigger talent and world renown DJ’s and live performers go, I WISH I could tell everyone what we have in store…but that would really ruin the surprise I have planned for you, San Diego. For now I will say that I am in the process of putting my team together and creating my own productions company within Spin that will really bring some high caliber names in the coming months. On another note, I think people are just really tired of ending their party at 1:30AM downtown with nothing to do after. That’s why we’ve created the Moonlight & Sunrise brands launching this August that will shuttle you back and forth from PB & Downtown in buses all night, bringing multiple headliners in one night and having the party go all morning till 8AM, allowing us to re-open the bar at 6AM. I think club-goers all around will be stoked to feel free of the crazy parking; early club closings and headaches of downtown when they figure out what Moonlight & Sunrise are all about. This is the new Spin. With fresh ideas, new minds, and a new very appealing attitude.
RIS: What’s your favorite part about owning a nightclub? DM: I have to first say that all of you San Diegan’s are awesome! I’m originally from Orange County and am moving soon, but being able to meet a ton of new people, expose them to some amazing talent, fun nights and overall some purely well produced shows…that’s what makes me enjoy what I do. On the work end of this project, there was a lot for me to come in and try to improve. People really enjoy the small but effective changes and after a lot of interior work with our team and myself, we’ve really been able to push a higher caliber of production within the venue. Our goal is to really meet each individual wants, and I’m glad I’m in the position to make that happen. And of course I truly thank my family for this opportunity and my friends that always stuck by me through these transitions!
Spotlighting the hottest Dj’s in Southern California
Split Finger w/Concrete Project - 710 Beach Club
IN THE MIX
SAN DIEGO SUMMERTIME Live Music Line-Up 7/29 7/30
80s Big Hair - 710 Beach Club Slightly Stoopid - Cricket Wireless
The Gin Blossoms - Belly up Tavern
Transfer - Belly up Tavern
The Bravery - Del Mar Racetrack Unwritten Law – HOB
A City Serene - Soma
G Roy is probably one of the reasons you like to go clubbing in San Diego. He’s one of the most sought after DJ’s in town, playing anywhere from Fluxx, Voyeur or Sting to Bar West Hard Rock or Side Bar & back to his home tables at the Fleetwood in the East Village. By day he runs the entertainment & marketing for both The Beachwood and The Fleetwood, by night he creates a funky scene on dance floors all over San Diego. His influences range from Wu tang & Beastie Boys to Chemical Brothers and Hip Hop, but he’s anything but old school. He has
performed with the likes of DJ AM, Tiesto, Mix Master Mike and Grandmaster Flash but he’s not relying on anyone but himself. Lately he’s been upping his productions with his label Fortune Music (fortune421.com) His monthly mix series Pura Vida is available online at www.djgroy.com or just get out there & catch him live.
Matisyahu - Humphrey’s by the Bay
Vans Warped Tour – Cricket Wireless Katy Perry - Valley View Casino Center
Bob Schneider – Belly Up Tavern At the age of sixteen Apaulo8 (aka Apaulo Infinite) hit the festival and rave scenes as a Dj, mixing Hip Hop and Break Beats, performing with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop including Nas and Outkast. At 20 years of age he founded a band called Lighter Side Of Being, getting more into the live aspect of music, playing guitar, rapping, singing, and mixing jamband styles with reggae, hip hop and a pop aesthetic. Lighter Side has gone on to do shows with Bob Weir, Umphree’s Magee, and more, but it wasn’t until he started working with Garret and Mark Boyce of G Love And Special Sauce that he got his break.
Death Cab for Cutie and Frightened Rabbit - Rimac Arena Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band and the Old 97s - HOB
Mötley Crüe, Poison, and the New York Dolls – Cricket Wireless
She Wants Revenge – Fluxx
Shoreline Rootz - Moonlight Beach
Company of Thieves - Belly Up Tavern
Hyena - The Casbah Airborne Toxic Event - Del Mar Racetrack Butthole Surfers - 4th & B
This alliance formed a new band and a hit album in Southern California named 3rd Borough, which instantly put him on the map as a fresh voice in the SoCal music scene. 3rd Borough’s eclectic mix of cameos by heavy hitters (Wu Tang Clan, Jurassic 5,Slightly Stoopid, G Love and Special Sauce) made an album that was extremely unique.
Something like the beatles meets modern hip hop. This lead to him appearing on stage as a featured MC and vocalist with all types of acts, including Knowa Knowone, Main Flow (of the Blackstar/Talib Kweli camp) G Love and more. Apaulo is currently releasing his first solo album through Street Ritual, putting together a Dub/Glitch / Hip Hop /Pop sound that can’t be resisted. If you wanna sweat, dance, cry, and laugh, this act will not let you down. The next level of west coast music, conscious lyrics, cross pollinating with dubstep and glitch-hop dance beats. And every once in a while you can catch him at our very own, Revolt Summer Surf Series. Thanks Apaulo
Vokab Kompany – Belly Up
HEAR THIS Reviews By Leslie Terhorst
THE HORRORS – SKYING
Genre- Punk/Alt I don’t think a band has ever reinvented itself as suddenly and drastically as The Horrors. Dismissed just four years ago as a cartoon garage band, a London scene in-joke whose first release ‘Strange House’ painted them as little more than a second rate Hives. However, no one, not even the great Nostradamus himself could have predicted what happened next. ‘Skying’ is a magnificent celebration of past, present and future welded together under one myopic musical melting pot. Skying’s fascination with the better musical elements of the 1980s comes to the forefront on ‘Dive In’, its quaint guitar sound echoing, well, Echo and the Bunnyman - Bring On The Dancing Horses or mid-period The Smiths such as ‘Meat Is Murder’ to a tee. This time, the band recorded and produced in their own studio, crafting a sound that recalls both the gothic pomp of 80s new wave, and the big-screen dreaming of early-90s shoegaze direction. Probably the key ingredient to any successful shoegaze venture is atmosphere, and it’s that which proves to be Skying’s greatest strength. It’s a record which is capable of whisking you off into it’s own little world, both as a whole and within individual tracks. Release Date: Aug 9, 2011
Trivium – In Waves Genre – Metal/Alt/Rock
They say, “good things come in waves,” for Trivium this couldn’t be truer. Having toured with rock legend icons like Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Metallica, Heaven & Hell and many more, it’s been said that Trivium rocks harder, screams louder, and makes the audience mosh crazier, than the headliners they came to see. In Waves has more hooks, catchy riffs and sing-a-long lyrics than most artists on Billboard’s top 10 pop today. This is the music we’re going to be hearing on Classic Rock stations in 20 years. Don’t worry, they have not detracted from the guitar-driven edge, that fans have come to love and expect from the band. Trivium does push some of the tracks even further in their heaviness and aggression. The visual and lyrical world that “In Waves” inhabits is overall a fantastic leap forward for the band. Inspired as much by contemporary film and visual arts, as by the band’s love of heavy music, all of the imagery, including album art, videos, stage sets, and web properties, takes Trivium into territory that few bands have the confidence, or vision to go there. The visuals create the unique world of In Waves, where the entire album package will take the listener on a journey where the destination may not have even been decided yet, much less known. It’s a wide, open road and one littered with darkness and other curiosities. Release Date: Aug 9, 2011
12 Stones - Only Human
Genre – Grunge/Rock It was the release of the 2007 Anthem for The Underdog album that first brought 12 Stones to my attention. I still workout to ‘Adrenaline.’ The New Orleans band’s previous albums and singles have sold over two million copies in the U.S., in addition to singer Paul McCoy winning a Grammy® Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for his contribution on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” smash hit single which went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide. Only Human defines many of the qualities that transparently represent who Paul McCoy (vocals), Eric Weaver (guitar), Justin Rimer (guitar), Michael McManus (drums) are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As guitarist Justin Rimer explains, “We all have inner struggles as humans and temptations in life. While we don’t always choose the right path the first time, we learn from our experiences and become stronger. We all make mistakes and fall short sometimes, but it is the art of learning from these experiences that makes all the difference.” Singer Paul McCoy adds, “The album title comes from knowing that we all eventually fall short of our expectations regardless of financial, emotional, physical well being. But in the same breath, we all strive to find a way to better ourselves. That’s human nature. There are always two sides to people. It’s all about realizing that we all bleed the same. We are ALL human.” If you like Breaking Benjamin, Pearl Jam, or Linkin Park, then I suggest picking up a copy. Release Date: September 6, 2011
Portugal. The Man In the Mountain in the Cloud
Teddy Bears – Devil’s Music - Out Now
Warped Tour – Compilation Out Now
Joss Stone – LP1 July 26, 2011
O.A.R. – King August 2, 2011
Drive A – The World In Shambles - August 9, 2011
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The 188.8.131.52’s - Third Man Live Third Man Records TMR-076 (Garage Rock) Live recording from the performance at Third Man Records on 10.22.10 Japan’s finest female garage rock legends showing the packed Nashville crowd how it’s done. You may know them from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘’Kill Bill’’ but let it be known that for many years prior the 184.108.40.206’s toiled away in their own 1960’s gold-glitter garage universe without the slightest notice from those outside a small circle a like-minded anoraks. Features a guest appearance by Third Man founder Jack White, playing guitar on ‘’I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield’’.
Conan O’Brien & The Legally Prohibited Band - Third Man Live 06-102010 [LP] $14.98 Third Man Records TMR-046 (Rock, Rockabilly) This is the live LP of a truly amazing and one of a kind evening at Third Man Records on June 10, 2010. Conan and The Legally Prohibited Band blazed through an amazing set of rock and roll tunes and hilarity. Features 7 Nation Army and Jack White joining in on Eddie Cochran’s 20 Flight Rock. Black vinyl in a plain black sleeve.
Jimi Hendrix - The Classic Singles Collection [10x7’’] (Audiophile Vinyl Box Set) $59.98 Classic Records (Rock The House) (Rock/Blues) This 10 disc set of 45rpm singles features some of Jimi Hendrix’s greatest songs. Housed in a miniature replica of Jimi Hendrix model Marshall amplifier, the discs, each transferred from the original master tapes under the supervision of the original engineer Eddie Kramer. Relive the late 1960s, when Jimi was breaking down all musical barriers and taking lead rock guitar to another stratosphere. Note: Singles feature a small, standard spindle hole so no 45 adapter is required. Very limited.
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The Revolt crew
R.I.S. ROCKS FLEETWOOD
Merianne & Stephanie
Owners of Label Swimwear Consuul & SD Promo Girl
Fortune421 in da house
Winners of The Amazing Race Rex and The Label Swimwear Crew
We found Billy! Thanks to all the swimwear models
Plank with OG Revolt ring
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WATCH THIS By Beth Accomando
Cowboys and Aliens
(Universal) A delightfully silly 60s Mexican sci-fi flick called Ship of Monsters may have given us our first taste of cowboys versus aliens but Jon Favreau’s adaptation of the graphic novel will give us a much bigger, flashier, and more star-studded version of such an interspecies showdown. Daniel Craig looks hot, Harrison Ford looks old, and the effects look pretty kick-ass. Favreau did well with Iron Man so I’ll give this one a chance. Opening July 29.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
(Paramount) Transformers 2 was shit. Transformers 3 is an improvement; it’s only crap. Michael Bay’s noisy, CGI-driven summer epic pummels viewers for more than 2 and a half hours. The biggest suspension of disbelief we’re asked to make is not that cars can transform into robots but that Shia LaDouchebag can bed Megan Fox and now Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. And WTF are Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, and John Turturro (didn’t he learn anything from being in the last one?) doing in this? Please don’t give this film your money. It only encourages mindless crap. If you crave action go see Fast Five again instead. Opening June 29.
(Warner Bros.) Well here’s something everyone can identify with -bosses that drive them crazy. The fun here is that the bad bosses are played by Kevin Spacey (corporate ), Jennifer Aniston (sexually harassing her staff), and Colin Farrell (given a receding hairline and a penchant for bigotry). Or as the poster bills them: Psycho, Maneater, and Tool. Seth Green directs this comedy that should appeal to the lowest common denominator. Opening July 8.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Warner Bros) Finally it all ends. The studio has milked this lucrative franchise as far as it possibly can by splitting the final installment into two parts. But now the last film arrives and Warners will have to milk a new cash cow. Helmed again by David Yates, the final chapter boasts a wealth of talented performers and an ever darkening tone. This is an event film that all Potter fans will be lining up for. Opening July 15.
Captain America: The First Avenger
(Paramount) Summer superheroes got off to a decent start with the innocuous Thor and uneven X-Men: First Class. Then it dipped for Green Lantern. Now we’re getting Chris Evans as Captain America. Which way will Joe Johnston’s comic book entry tip the scales? The Avengers film that will pull all these Marvel franchises together has already started shooting so no matter what we’ll be seeing more of Evans as Captain America. Opening July 22.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
(Rialto Pictures) The 35th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s trippy sci-fi drama has prompted Rialto Pictures to strike some new 35mm prints and give the film a re-release. David Bowie is perfectly cast as an alien that comes to earth to get water for his dying planet. But he underestimates the dangers of cutthroat corporate America. A cult classic well worth seeing on the big screen. Opening July 29 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema.
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