Blues, booze, and BBQs. If that’s not reason enough to head to Memphis, add Gonerfest, an underground music festival hosted by Goner records’ founder Eric Friedl. 2012 marked the ninth festival in almost as many years, and with bands like The Spits, The Oblivians, and Nobunny headlining, there wasn’t a moment to be missed. So, Al Partanen, Justin Modica, Preston Harper and I were Memphis-bound to check out the music and local terrain. Thanks to Goner for still putting out good music and a great festival. I hope to see you at number 10. —Joe Hammeke
Eric Friedl of Goner Records and The Oblivians
River City Tanlines
Justin Modica, pole jam rock fakie
Preston Harper, back 5-0
Al Partanen dives into the crowd while The Spits rip the stage
2/21/2017Converse and Babylon LA teamed up and released a limited edition Chuck Taylor featuring the artwork Babylon LA is well known for, which meant it was time for a shoe-release party! Check out some photos here.
2/21/2017The House of Vans in Chicago is opening their doors with a two-day celebration featuring a photo exhibit, artist workshop, open skate night and performances by Future Islands, Digable Planets and Noname. RSVP here.
2/21/2017Maseo took some time while in Argentina to discuss the new album, performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and whether or not working with Prince Paul will ever happen again.
2/21/2017The top-three list for SOTY was all tuff no fluff: Figgy, K-Walks and Evan Smith. While he don’t mind not being the “guy,” he’s just stoked to be on planet Earth having the time of his life. Listen to Mr. Smith talk about the road and the mag on the airwaves. —Jake Phelps
2/21/2017Descendents were the background music to so many sessions and they contributed to the soundtracks of some of the most-watched skate videos of all times. Thankfully, they’re still cranking out the tunes with a brand-new album. We caught up with their front man, Milo, to see what makes them tick year after year.
2/21/2017The "LA Stories" collaboration between Snoop Dogg and Mark Gonzales connects skateboarding, music and art.
2/21/2017They’re like a dash of punk, an ounce of metal, but really just some of the best speedy rock ‘n’ roll in ages.
2/21/2017With rock stars dropping like flies nowadays, we are really lucky to have Alice Cooper still out there going full throttle. Welcome to Alice’s nightmare.
2/21/2017Metallica played their album release show last night to a lucky crowd at the House of Vans in London.
2/21/2017Metallica is be debuting their new album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct at the House of Vans in London today. Tune in to the live stream at 1pm PST/ 9pm GMT.