“Yo, J.P’s video…next month.”

March 8th, 2012 | 9:37 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

The video that Kevin Tierney has insisted was a month away from release for the past two years was given an actual premiere date. Though it is possible that the “premiere” will consist of Jersey Dave (the video’s self-appointed publicist) giving a drunken announcement about how J.P. mysteriously disappeared earlier that morning with the only known copy of the video, and they will be showing a compilation of compressed Suchagood.com (R.I.P.) clips burned onto a DVD instead, if you want to believe the flyer, it will premiere at House of Vans on Thursday, March 15th at 7 P.M. They even gave it a self-referntial title, likely as a fair-warning to expect a pre-pubescent / pre-Hollywood Yaje Popson part, and a mid-puberty, post-Corn Pops tee Kevin Tierney part. The video also features Billy McFeely, Adrian Vega, Jersey Dave (the video’s inevitable Mariano in Fully Flared triumph part), Matt Daniels, Jason Carroll, and Brian Clarke. Right now is when you’d see a sarcastic comment about no longer referring to skate videos as “films,” but J.P. went to film school and shit, so he’s working on a higher artistic plane than we are accustomed to dealing with.

Click for the full flyer. RSVP via HouseOfVans@gmail.com. House of Vans is located at 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Take the G train (yikes) to Nassau Avenue, skate north on Manhattan for two blocks, and make a left on Meserole. Skate down to Franklin, and it’s on your right. That sounds insane, so you should just take a cab if you have a job.

Below is a clip that J.P. made for this website in 2009, which is roughly when they started assigning hypothetical release dates for this video. It also provides early evidence of Black Dave’s eventual rise to rap superstardom.

On a completely unrelated note, you should watch the recap of the Bucks-Bulls game last night. Wow.

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Nike SB Chronicles NYC Premiere Info

November 30th, 2011 | 9:50 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

Nike is doing an online premiere for SB Chronicles this Saturday (December 3rd) at 6:30 P.M. If you prefer a more traditional video premiere environment (i.e. you’d rather watch it projected on a huge screen instead of a 13″ laptop), Bowery Stadium is hosting a premiere on the same day at 7 P.M. Stadium is located at 276 Bowery, right at the southwest intersection of Houston Street, next to Pulino’s. Take the F to Second Avenue and it’s half-a-block away. The video features Youness Amrani, Chet Childress, Clark Hassler, Stefan Janoski, Lewis Marnell, Daniel Shimizu, Grant Taylor (so that Thrasher S.O.T.Y. part was basically throwaway?), and Wieger Van Wageningen. You can read up on the video and watch the two trailers here.

In anticipation of the video, here is a compilation of Youness’ footage from our summer 2010 project with SB. Knowing him, he’d probably say all of this footage sucks. It doesn’t. (Though it is a notch or two below tricks like this on the intensity scale.) And that tail-less C.I.A. line is maybe the best thing to ever be in a Quartersnacks clip, short of Alex Mosley using the lobby of the Met Life building as runway to ollie a double-set. Having seen a lot of great skateboarders skate in person, Youness is near the top of the list in terms of people that make tricks look deceptively easy. See below. His part should be an entertaining one.

KCDC Video Premiere This Weekend

November 16th, 2011 | 11:27 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

KCDC will be premiering its ten-year anniversary video this Saturday and Sunday. It features Dan Carrerio, Derick Ziemkiewicz, Myra Gallegos, Billy Mcfeely, Dan King, Rob Gonyon, Danny Falla, Bill Pierce, and others. Mentioned it before, but the original teaser was on the prolific Mark Markenson’s Vimeo account, and that probably means great things. There’s a PBR logo on the flyer. Based on what one could gather about Brooklyn and its culture, when there is a PBR logo on a flyer, it means that beer will be distributed for free.

21+ Showing: Saturday, November 19th. Opens at 8 P.M., video plays at 9 P.M., you’re allowed to make bad decisions and embarrass yourself in there until 12 A.M. Like every KCDC premiere, if you’re not crammed inside that back rectangle, on the mini-ramp’s the premier balcony seatings, or over six-and-a-half feet tall, you probably won’t see much. So get there early and lay claim to some territory. Enlarge 21+ flyer.

All ages: Sunday, November 20th. Video plays at 3 P.M. Enlarge all ages, no beer logo flyer.

There’s no info on what they plan to do with the video after the premiere with regards to hard copies, a web upload, etc.

Related: KCDC’s ten-year anniversary in The New York Times. Congratulations to the crew on ten years of business.

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The most anticipated…

March 27th, 2011 | 3:59 pm | Daily News | 8 Comments

It has been a while since an entire post has been dedicated to a single upcoming event around here, but it only seems right, since this may very well turn out to be the best skateboarding video of 2011. Real is one of the few great skate companies left (in a video production sense, in other words, not three parts from the people you want to see and a bunch of “he’s good, but I don’t really care” to fill in the space), so the anticipation for this one has been heavy.

Since Day One will premiere at KCDC Skateshop on Monday, April 11 at 6PM. (90 N 11th Street between Wythe and Berry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / L train to Bedford for the geographically challenged.) Hopefully, they have more than one screening because that back room and romantic balcony seating on top of the mini ramp isn’t exactly the best place to watch a video once there is an excess of maybe fifty people there. Plan to get there early otherwise. $2-5 donation at the door for entry. Proceeds go to the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to fighting childhood leukemia in the memory of Johnny Romano.

Full Flyer Here

Update: If you happen to be out in Jersey, NJ Skateshop in Hoboken is also premiering the video on the same day (April 11th.) 7PM at NJ Skateshop (91 Hudson Street, a few blocks from the Path train) and a 9PM, 21+ premiere at 4L’s at 208 Washington Street. Jersey Premiere Flyer Here.

YEAH IT WAS A TRAGEDY…Can you repeat the question?

October 11th, 2010 | 3:39 pm | Daily News | 8 Comments

Monday links and other, exciting things.

The latest Habitat video, Origin will be premiering at KCDC Skateshop this Friday (the 15th) at 7 P.M. It says seven to nine on the flyer, so hopefully that means there are two showings, and not that the video is two hours long.

The Derick Z. little kid footage reel. Double angles at the Beer Bar drop to can (which is kind of skatestopped now, by the way… A whole generation of younger kids will never share our experience of the spot’s glory days), lines at the little ledges in Battery Park, and the manual pad in the back of Union Square — skateboarding seemed a lot more fun six or seven years ago.

Whatitbe has a quick Q & A with Jahmal Williams about Hopps, Eastern Exposure, and John Coltrane’s tie-in with street skateboarding. On that note, no excuse needed to link this part.

This is super late, in that it has been in effect since the summer, but we’re only getting to it now: You can’t really skate the manual pad at Penn Plaza for the time being, because the adjacent restaurant to the plaza decided to show off the neighboring crackheads to its patrons by installing an outdoor seating area that takes up the entire landing space of the marble block.

Trailer for the Second Nature video, Eclectic. Features Alex Mosley olling out of a truck over a bunch of watermelons, which is already the highlight of the week.

“Be Pretty” montage. If there’s dirt on the lens, we support it. Spotted via The Skate Rack

And no random links post is complete without something pertaining to the wonderful world of loud rap music, so it seems like a good time to include this list of the fifty greatest Queensbridge rap songs. #4 should technically be #1, seeing as how it is more or less the best rap song altogether, but the actual #1’s positioning is understandable from a historical standpoint. We’re going to go ahead an embed the video for no apparent reason. They walk up Indoor Ten at around 1:40. Probably the best trick ever done there.

If one day, a Flipmode clip gets edited to this song, the internet will explode. Even more than it did when they dropped a clip to “Purple Rain,” or the wide release of Kevin’s “Scatman” video part. The biggest problem with the internet is that there isn’t enough Flipmode on it.

Two hours ago, they found a few blocks of C4 in Marble Cemetery on Second and Second.

Jersey City: America’s Breakdancing in the Middle of Church Capital

Quote of the Week:We ate at this Thai place with an entree that included unlimited free beer…I don’t think I ate anything.” – Tufty

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