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July 22, 2015

Swinging Tikis and Mantooth! (benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation). Friday, July 24th

Liz rice McCray

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Friday, July 24th Swinging Tikis and Mantooth will be performing at the Tiki Bar (benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation). Show starts  8:30pm. www.tikibaroc.com.

ABOUT: Founded in 1985, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation was created in honor of John Wayne after his family promised to use his name to continue his fight against cancer. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer. By funding novel and innovative programs, aligned with the priorities of research, education, awareness and support, JWCF improves cancer patient outcomes and achieves its mission. Fight cancer with GRIT at www.johnwayne.org.

 

May 14, 2015

VESTAL VILLAGE 2015

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Vestal Village 2015: Consciousness Expansion from Vestal on Vimeo.

March 6, 2015

Indian Summer Agency opens in Venice!

Liz rice McCray

Indian Summer Agency has opened up its showroom in Venice, CA. The new sales and marketing agency will oversee US distribution strategy for an eclectic group of brands including The Critical Slide Society, Welcome Stranger, REVISIT Products, and Solé Bicycles. The curated line up of brands speaks to the diverse and discerning taste of the modern consumer. ISA exists to tell the incredible stories of the brands they represent and partner with the best retailers to translate these stories to end consumers.

The goal of the agency says founder Drew Ligget is to “work with brands we love, wear, use, and believe in, and to take their vision of success and work to make it a reality. We want to help our brands grow efficiently and sustainably with a focus on relationships with retailers and to do business with integrity and honesty, and always near the ocean.”

The Indian Summer Agency headquarters is located at 1330 Main St in Venice, CA and in addition to a showroom there will be a customer-facing retail space and coffee bar at the space. You can follow the adventures of Indian Summer Agency and their brands on Instagram at @indiansummeragency and online at indiansummeragency.com.

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February 18, 2015

Come check out the Sound benefit show tonight at the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa for some eclectic tunes and an all around great time.

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December 17, 2014

DIRTY GIRLS PROJECT | KIRAN GHANDI

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HUNTER GATHERER – KIRAN GANDHI from DIRTY GIRLS PROJECT on Vimeo.

The bold, beautiful, black-haired Kiran Gandhi (drummer for M.I.A. and full time Harvard Business School student) inspired the house when she spoke at a TEDx in Brooklyn. Her talk was based on the philosophy she coined Atomic Living – which basically describes how the atoms of life and its moments collide and explode into spontaneous genius, where multiple interests can tie together and create more rather than less.  When life gives you the opportunity to “go” or to “do” Atomic Living says, “you have to” “because in that moment…you never know what can happen,” says Kiran. She is the real Atomic Woman.

Dirty Girls Project approached Kiran after her talk, and she was totally game to collaborate. Dirty Girls Project is a new media platform devoted to the promotion of empowered, badass women of all ages by creating original content, synergistic partnerships and the production of collaborations (both digital and physical) around topics such as art, adventure, fashion, entrepreneurship—the bad, the rad and the weird.

 

With Kiran, Dirty Girls Project decided to reinvent the interview. Instead of sitting her down and asking questions, DGP walked her through the streets of Brooklyn and had her use found objects to create drum beats at the same time as getting to know her through organic and unexpected situations. Dirty Girls collected her beats, which were later mixed and used as the music in the video.

At the end of a very long day the Dirty Girls threw a third element into the video, a surprise visit to the Lower Eastside Girls Club. The whole girl gang was tired, Kiran was actually feeling sick, but that didn’t stop her. The second she stepped into the room with a class full of young girls, she fully lit the place up with a spontaneous drum session, encouraging the girls to find odd and weird objects like a Pringles can full of pens, or a sink faucet to use as instruments. She taught them about rhythms and beats, and how to think outside the box and be open to seeing the world in the way they want to see it instead of the way others say they should. She told the girls how she became the drummer for M.I.A, which is a story about a dream plus determination and saying “yes” to living Atomically.

 

Dirty Girls Project conceptualized and produced the video, which features Kiran Gandhi as the Featured Babe and which can be found in the In Babes We Trust section of the website www.dirtygirlsproject.com. The music is original and will be released for downloads in the near future. The proceeds will go towards more collaborations that feature rad women doing inspirational things and delivering a message of courage and empowerment. Follow us on Instagramfacebooktumblir.

 

December 12, 2014

Roark Revival Volume 7: “Rocketship to Reykjavik”

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December 3, 2014

Dead Mermaids – My Fish :: Presented by ROARK

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December 2, 2014

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR… WE LOVE GIFT GUIDES! COOL GEAR FOR HER

Liz rice McCray

Elle.com Gift Guides.003

1. Skullcandy Knockout headphones | $100

2. Volcom Peep GORE-TEX Mitt | $60

3. Skullcandy Air Raid | $150

4. OnePiece Marius Onesie | $169

5. Volcom GORE-TEX Jacket | $440

6. OSBE Helmets Silver Chrome Torino Helmet | $399

October 22, 2014

BETET MERTA | INDONESIA

Liz rice McCray

RVCA Advocate Betet Merta holdin it down in Indonesia. Video by Jimmy Jazz James, song Disease Box by White Fence.

Betet Merta | Indonesia from RVCA on Vimeo.

October 17, 2014

HURLEY X FENDER PRESENT: STRAT “60 YEARS OF THE STRATOCASTER” CHARITY ART SHOW

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HURLEY AND FENDER PRESENT

“STRAT: 60 YEARS OF THE STRATOCASTER”

Iconic Artist-Collaboration Auction will benefit Waves For Water

 

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1, 2014 – Through a unique blend of artists and musicians – including Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr, and Shawn Stussy – Hurley and Fender will recognize the unparalleled heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Waves For Water, which in turn will save lives through water-based initiatives.

 

STRAT: 60 Years of the Stratocaster is a collaboration between the two unique brands and pays homage to the iconic Fender Stratocaster guitar as it embarks on its seventh decade of existence. Each Stratocaster guitar will include individual designs and artwork by a featured artist, and will be auctioned on eBay October 22 through November 1. Proceeds will benefit Waves For Water, an organization that brings access to potable water to nations in need.

 

“As forms of creative expression, music and art have always been closely linked and ride the same cultural waves,” said Justin Norvell, Vice President of Product Marketing for Fender.

 

“A musician’s desire to express themselves has often led to their guitars and basses being painted – like Jimi Hendrix’s Monterrey Strat, Joe Strummer’s Stenciled Telecasters, or art commissions like Eric Clapton’s guitars painted by CRASH. This collaboration is an exciting and natural fit – we have tons of crossover between the musician, skate and surf communities, and are stoked to get together for a great cause.”

 

A charity art show will take place at Hurley’s headquarters in Orange County on October 24 to bolster the financial efforts of the project, and will be the only exhibit to see the guitars in person before they’re sold via eBay Givingworks.

 

The featured artists each designed their own unique guitar – the list includes: Shawn Stussy, Don Ed Hardy, Craig Stecyk, Christian Jacobs, Natalia Fabia, Ryan Adams, Johnny Marr, Brandon Boyd, Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Wes Humpston, Lance Mountain, Tim Armstrong, Tim Biskup, Dan Smith, Albert De Alba, Russell Crotty, Tokyo Hiro, Cryptik, and Thomas Campbell.

 

“Having had a relationship with both Fender and Hurley for years, it seemed natural to bring them together; both are two seminal Southern California brands that have become leaders in world culture,” said Curator and Participating Artist C.R. Stecyk III.

 

One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Waves For Water. To learn more, see the guitars, and place a bid on a one-of-a-kind Stratocaster, visit eBay.com/stratauction, and wavesforwater.org.

 

 

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visitwww.fender.com. 

 

About Hurley:

Founded in 1999 with roots in Huntington Beach, Hurley is a performance surf brand which designs, markets and distributes industry-leading apparel, footwear and accessories. Fueled by innovation, inclusion and empowerment of youth, Hurley is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike Inc. with headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA and offices in Tokyo, Sydney, Barcelona and Bali. For more information, visit hurley.com.

 

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