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Video: Skateboarding in India by Levi’s – Episode 2

Video: Skateboarding in India by Levi’s – Episode 2

http://youtu.be/kRjBNRSe6FA

Part 2 of Levi's video series Skateboarding In India is now live. In case you missed the first installment, the series takes place in Bangalore, India, where they are currently building the country's first free public skatepark. The project was initially started by Bangalore skateboard crew Holystoked, who later worked with the expertise of Hannover-based building crew 2er to make the dream a reality. In this episode, we hear from pro skateboarder Al Partanan, who says "There's always gonna be DIY. It's the nature of skateboarding." Chet Childress adds "I think that diy is the new skateboarding club house. Like, this is our crew, this is what we wanna ride, this is what we wanna do. It takes work, it takes dedication. It takes going to the hardware store, getting the tools and the bag of concrete, getting the car and getting the water. Then finding the spot. I mean, it's punk rock, man."

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Summer Air Revisited – Schultz X Smeds

Summer Air Revisited – Schultz X Smeds

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Once upon a time Daniel Schultz recorded a cover of a swell Niilo Smeds tune for a compilation that is perhaps lost to time, space, and concern. But you can still listen to it. It still exists. So a gift it to all from Daniel:

http://troubledbyinsects.bandcamp.com/track/summer-air-niilo-smeds-cover

Original track here:

http://niilosmeds.bandcamp.com/

Adidas Skateboarding Madrid

Adidas Skateboarding Madrid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MTDxsleGIt8

While on a campaign shoot in Spain, the adidas Skateboarding team managed to put together a clean eight-minute edit featuring some perfect marble and concrete spots in Madrid and Murcia. Directed by Juice Design and edited by Dan Wolfe, the clip features riders Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Silas Baxter-Neal, Rodrigo TX, Pete Eldridge, Benny Fairfax, Nestor Judkins, Mark Suciu, Lem Villemin.

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Light Thieves – Spirit Homes Album Review by Conor Miles

Light Thieves – Spirit Homes Album Review by Conor Miles

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Light Thieves - "Spirit Homes" (July 5th, 2013) | Album Review by Conor Miles ( 90.7 KFSR )

Light Thieves’ Spirit Homes is a pacing, cosmic colored pulse laced with ambient interludes and tempo changes not for the faint of heart. Fronted by Fierce Creatures Joel Melton and Mike Adame, this is the band’s first full length endeavor.
Joel’s distorted shoegaze pedal work meets Mike’s spacey synth at the crossroads of psychedelic and progressive. “Check Out, Switch On” and “Most Common Themes” are prime examples of the electric nature of their trading cascades of chords and wails.
At the core of its solid, driving tempo and intricate rhythms are Erica Najera (The Notones) on bass and Kaleb Saldate (ActressNatural Thrills) on drums. Erica holds down fuzz fueled bass lines that grip tight to Kaleb’s beat, rooting songs like “Crystal Maps” to a heavy motive. Her lines are an omnipresent gravity, tethering songs like satellites with hooks and motives. Throughout the record, Kaleb’s phrasing is something like a secret ingredient- distinctly unique, multi-layered, and powerfully constant. His airtight playing evolves in detail and creates patterns that are refreshingly uncommon.
At the end, we hear Mike croon, “Just give it a holy sound, you make it seem so natural.” Well Mike, like the book says, ask and ye shall receive.
Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

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As a followup to his showing last year, Twenty-Four in San FranciscoBrett Amory (featured) brings this conceptual vision to the East Coast. Amory filmed 40 locations throughout the five boroughs of New York, each in a one-hour increment at all hours of the day and night. With this as a reference, he produced a total of twelve pieces for the show (six daytime & six nighttime) opening this Saturday night (June 29th) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Take a look at some studio shots from Shaun Roberts who stopped by to take a look in studio as the work was taking shape.

Photo credit: Shaun Roberts.

Images of exhibition at ArrestedMotion