Art & Music

Music | Cory Branan @ New World Brewery

According to Chuck Ragan, Cory Branan is “the greatest songwriter of our generation”. His poetic songwriting is the culmination of Country influences and a Punk Rock ethos. Dont miss Cory Branan w/ Will Quinlan & Mountain Holler this Thursday, June 18th at New World Brewery in Ybor City. Photos courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Create-A-Skate at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science

Skaters, now is your chance to design the art on your very own deck. The Museum of Discovery and Science is conducting Create-A-Skate Live for skateboarding fans on Tuesday, June 25 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Register today and you could create your very own skateboard deck to keep plus see the Tony Hawk RAD Science exhibit – all for $40.  Space is limited and advance registration is required 954-713-0930.

Meet Professional Skateboarder, Brian Sumner from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Bring your board for him to autograph and your camera to take a photo with him. Sumner has skated for some of the biggest brands in skateboarding, including Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse. www.mods.org

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Soft Hoagie Rolls “Coming of Age” Premiere | Schoolyard Skatepark

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 25th is the Soft Hoagie Rolls Coming of Age Video Premiere at Schoolyard Skatepark in St. Petersburg. Tuesday evenings are also Old Man Slam Jam at the park and Jensen Serf Co. will be providing live tunes! Dont’ miss it!

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2012 Tampa Am | Skatepark of Tampa 20-Year Anniversary Party Photos

Saturday night during Tampa Am weekend is always the night for the huge party/ show. This year’s party was extra big considering it was the 20-Year Anniversary Party.When the evening starts off with antics from the “Senator”…things are bound to get epic. Cuates, The Shrine, Killer Mike and Souls of Mischief all provided killer sounds and entertainment all night long, while the staff at CZAR kept the drinks flowing. – Nicks

All Photos © No Comply Skateboard Mag

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20 Years of SPoT | 93 ‘Til Infinity – Part 2

I stopped by Part 2 of 4 of the 93 ‘Til Infinity art show series at The Bricks last weekend. Four of the many decks that were submitted by various artists for the show were chosen to be printed on limited edition Skatepark of Tampa boards and will be available for sale all across the world. There were also a bunch of killer old classic photos of some pretty legendary people skating the park over the years. Check the Upcoming Events page on the mag for all the festivities. Also, be sure to check out SPoT 20 Year Experience Episode 3 with Felipe Gustavo below. – Nicks

Photos by Sean Orr and Nick Nicks

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20 Years of SPoT

In 2013, the Skatepark of Tampa will be celebrating their 20 Year Anniversary. Part of the celebrating has already gotten underway with 93 ‘Til Infinity, a 4-part artshow series at The Bricks. 93 ‘Til Infinity features 20 different artists creating artwork from their own personal experiences at SPoT through the years. Part 1 took place a few weeks back and Sean Orr was on hand to snap some photos (see below). Skatepark of Tampa’s photos are here. Part 2 of 93 ‘Til Infinity is coming up on Saturday, November 17th at The Bricks and also includes the release of Moat Water, which is SPoT’s 20th Anniversary Brew from the folks at Cigar City Brewing!

Also, to help celebrate SPoT’s milestone, every Wednesday from now until the Tampa Pro in March, the RIDE Channel will air a new episode of Skatepark of Tampa 20 Year Experience. 20 different Pros, Ams, and industry leaders share their personal SPoT stories and experiences with you. Check out the Intro with SPoT founder Brian Schaefer and Episode 1 with Stefan Janoski below.

All Photographs © Sean Orr

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no title. artwork by dan lasata @ Kahwa Coffee. Get to this Saturday night before your “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party”! Dan’s work is amazing!


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Powerlines outside the Skatepark of Tampa…they’ve been doing it for a long time.


Jason Adams – Lost Highway 66 x 1031 Skateboards

That is a pretty well-rounded quiver Jason Adams has got there. Always been hyped on Jason’s creativity and uniqueness on the board, which now has translated into his artwork.


ArtDeckO at ArtSlam 2011

Congratulations to ArtDeckO for taking 1st Place Judges Award last night at Realize Bradenton’s ArtSlam 2011. Geza Darrah and crew put together a hell of an event. Here are some words straight from the ArtDeckO Facebook page: “!!!!!ArtDeckO WON 1ST PLACE JUDGES AWARD at ARTSLAM, BRADENTON.. A CITY BUILT OF COLOR AND CULTURE.. IN ONE DAY. Our team took over a block with our spontaneous creation of skateboarding, building ramps, wall ride, halfpipe mixed with live art, graffiti, live bands, Dj, and stencil workshop for all ages painting their own skateboards and t-shirts.. WOW what a success everyone involved and THANKS so much for your participation to make something like this happen in the middle of DOWNTOWN BRADENTON..” I managed to get several photos, while also skating, meeting cool new people, and having a great time. Cheers…looking forward to next year’s ArtSlam. – Nicks.

All Photos © Copyright No Comply Skateboard Mag 2011

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Team Pain earns skatepark job second time around – Tourism – BradentonHerald.com

Team Pain earns skatepark job second time around – Tourism – BradentonHerald.com.


Demon Seed/ Born Ugly Collab Deck

Demon Seed Skateboards and Born Ugly Magazine have combined forces to bring you the “Maggotpile” Demon Seed deck, featuring original artwork by Born Ugly Mag Art Director/ Co-Creator James Callahan. The “Maggotpile” deck and other sick new Demon Seed products will be available in stores and online June 1st!


Realize Bradenton Presents “Party On The Plaza”

This Saturday, May 21st, get to downtown Bradenton for this! Realize Bradenton Presents: Party On The Plaza. Party On The Plaza is an outdoor evening of libations, food, live music by “Bradenton’s Own band” Have Gun Will Travel, skateboarding demos by the Underground Skate Shop Team, and much, much more! Click here for all of the details and to purchase tickets.

      

Have Gun, Will Travel – “Salad Days”:


To Do This Weekend

Once again, there is a bunch of stuff going on all over the state this weekend:

Friday, May 13th: Sanity Through Creativity at the Studio @ 620 in St. Petersburg.

Saturday, May 14th: 2nd Annual BBQ Bash benfiting Grind For Life, featuring the 32′ wide Goat Ramp, in Lake Worth, FL, Will Skate For Money Contest & Cookout at Mike Blakenship Skate Park in Tallahassee, FL presented by Funky Planet Sk850, Del The Funky Homosapien at P(a)yne Skate Park in Sarasota, FL.

Sunday, May 15th: Slacken Sundays BBQ at Flipside Skateshop in Coral Springs, FL.

Make sure you stay up to date with all of the killer events going on around the state, the “Florida Skateboarding Events” and “Music & Art” pages are constantly being updated!


To Do This Weekend

There is a bunch of stuff going on this weekend: Founder’s Day Goat Ramp Jam at Catalyst Melbourne, Butter Bench Contest at The Shop in Hollywood, Florida, and 2 For 2: 2 Artists & 2 Bands at The Bricks in Ybor. Be sure to check the “Florida Skateboarding Events” and “Music & Art” Pages frequently, as they are constantly being updated with all of the upcoming events!


SRQ SK8 JAM

Last Friday, Sk8skool and Ringling College of Art & Design’s Project Management class combined forces to bring us the SRQ SK8 JAM. $5 got you an evening of live music, artist booths, food & drink, and skateboarding. 100% of the proceeds went to Sk8skool to help with operational costs at P(a)yne Skate Park and to the eventual elimination of user-fees at the skate park altogether. I had a prior obligation which, unfortunately, allowed me to only be at this event for a short time. As far as I could tell, there were at least 200 people there, probably more! I did manage to shoot a few photos. – Nicks.

Live Music, Graffiti, DJs...

Jake Ilardi, Backside Air.

Geza Darrah, Over the stairs in the STEEP shallow-end.

Pat Cory, Blunt Fingerflip Fakie with a little help from his friends.

Jake Ilardi, Blunt Kickflip Fakie.

Nate Ilardi, BS 50-50.

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Tyler Hunger, Frontside Flip.


Skateboarding All Weekend!

There is a ton of stuff going on this weekend, starting with the SRQ SK8 JAM at P(a)yne Skate Park in Sarasota tonight! Check the “Florida Skateboarding Events” Page for upcoming events all over Florida!


SRQ SK8 JAM Is This Friday

This Friday, April 15th is the SRQ SK8 JAM at P(a)yne Skate Park in Sarasota. Sk8skool and Ringling College of Art & Design’s Business of Art & Design’s Project Management Class got together to bring you this great event. Your $5 donation gets you an evening of skating, live music, live graffiti, artist booths, and food & drink. All of the proceeds go to Sk8skool for the continued maintenance and operations of P(a)yne Skate Park and also to the long-term goal of eliminating the user-fees altogether! Click here for all of the details about this event.


Upcoming: BAAMO’s “Tales of Highways & Low Roads” CD Release Party

I recently had the honor of having my Airstream Ranch Sunrise photo chosen for the inside cover artwork for BAAMO’s latest cd Tales of Highways & Low Roads. Bay Area Arts & Music Organization (BAAMO) is a great local organization that ” is dedicated to promoting Tampa Bay’s music and art to the rest of the country and the world.” Tales of Highways & Low Roads features 20 phenomenal tracks from 20 of Tampa Bay’s finest, that are perfect for any roadtrip. Details about all of the songs, bands, musicians, websites, contact info, etc are available here. The cd and album download are available for purchase now, but the official CD Release Party is April 30th at New World Brewery! A $10 donation gets you the cd or a download card and live music from 14 of the bands featured on the cd! Prints of the Airstream Ranch Sunrise photo will also be available for purchase at the show!

 


“Saints & Sinners” & The 600 Block “After Dark”

Get downtown St. Pete tonight for this! Saints & Sinners is a solo exhibit of brand new works by Chris Parks (AKA Pale Horse)…and it is ONE night only at Pale Horse Design and Gallery! Lots of killer new work, including a colossal interpretation of the “Last Supper” that spans the width of 12 skateboard decks! All proceeds from merchandise sales at the show tonight will be donated to Japanese relief efforts. This show is also just one of many events taking place tonight for The 600 Block After Dark Party.

   

"The Last Fiesta" Sneak-Peek. New work by Pale Horse.

 
 
 

“Hip To Be Square” @ The Bricks

This Friday, April 8th, “Hip To Be Square” opens at The Bricks. Square-shaped artwork from 50 Florida artists in a variety of mediums…FREE…and Drink Specials all night long. Simple as that.


Blind 21-Year Birthday Party is Tonight!

Don’t forget…tonight is the Blind 21-Year Birthday Party and Todd Bratrud Art Installation @ The Bricks! Once again, FREE Narragansett Tall-Boys, Drink Specials, and the new Blind AM Video “This Is Not A Test”  will premiere at 10 pm!

This event is free/ all ages and gets started at 8 pm.


Skin Phillips Photos @ SPoT

Skin Phillips, legendary skateboarding photog and Transworld Skateboarding Magazine Editor in Chief/ Photo Editor, will have a collection of Black & White photographs on display at The Skatepark of Tampa from Friday, March 11th until June 1st, 2011. Make sure to check these photos out when you are at the Skatepark of Tampa this weekend for the 17th Annual Tampa Pro.


Creative Loafing’s “Sensory Overload” 2011

Saturday, March 26th, is Creative Loafing’s 6th annual Sensory Overload, which is an evening of art, music, and performance at the Glazer’s Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa. The winners of this year’s “Show Us Your Neighborhood” Photo Contest will be on exhibit at this event. Check out all of the details and purchase tickets here. Tickets are half-off ($5) until March 11th!