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.
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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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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This week’s Clip of the Week goes to Orlando local Garrett Miller who likes to jump off of buildings. Garrett taildropped into the Insta-Ramp at The Bricks & SPoT Skateshop Ybor Two Year Anniversary Party over the weekend…twice for some reason.
Filmed and Edited by Nick Nicks
Damn kids these days…No respect. Poptart blowing minds on the Insta-Ramp at The Bricks Two Year Anniversary Party last night. Good luck out west Poptart, Florida will miss you.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
The Bricks and SPoT Skate Shop Ybor One Year Anniversary Party Presented by Vans
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Monday, June 6th, 2011
Not Another Transworld Video Premiere at The Bricks
Saturday, May 21st, 2011:
Pro-Tec Pool Party Live Webcast at The Bricks
Blind This Is Not A Test video premiere at USS Catalyst
Pool Party Contest at Kona Skatepark
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!
Del The Funky Homosapien is coming through Florida next week and is doing a couple of shows right here in the Tampa Bay area!
First up is The Bricks on Thursday, May 12th.
Then, on Saturday, May 14th…P(a)yne Skate Park in Sarasota!
Suburban Apologist has a great review of Sleepy Vikings’ first LP They Will Find You Here, which is being released on Tampa-based New Granada Records on May 10th. There is also a release party at Crowbar with Sleepy Vikings, Florida Night Heat, and Guiltmaker on April 30th.
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.
So, apparently Chad Fernandez tried to fight Billy Rohan in Ybor during the 2011 Tampa Pro last weekend. Not quite sure what happened, but Chad looks pretty wasted.
Saturday, March 12th, 2011:
- Tickets are $15 & available at Skatepark of Tampa & skateparkoftampa.com
- Buy in advance – they will sell out
- Two, 50-second runs, best counts
- Top 30 advance to Semi-Finals to join former winners of Tampa Pro
- Top two Golden Ticket spots go directly to Finals
- 1420 East 7th Avenue/Ybor City
- Free Narragansett and Berentzen
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.
The Beauvilles (Tampa, FL), Josh Roberts & The Hinges (Columbia, SC), and The Living Arches (Tampa, FL) are playing the New World Brewery this Friday, March 4th. I saw The Beauvilles last Saturday night at BAAMO’s “One For The Road” and they were incredible! Do it…doors are at 9pm and the show is only $7.
Working-Class Hero Tim Barry is playing with two of Gainesville, Florida’s finest, Greenland Is Melting and Grabass Charlestons, tonight at The Orpheum in Ybor. I hope they have plenty of cold tall boys and warm whiskey on hand. Doors are at 8 pm and you can purchase your tickets right here.
On Friday, March 11th, The Bricks is hosting the Blind 21-Year Birthday Party and Todd Bratrud Art Installation. This event is FREE and All Ages. There will also be FREE Narragansett and at 10 pm the new Blind video will premiere! Perfect way to kick-off the Tamp Pro 2011 weekend!
Tonight, January 28th, The Bricks and Kick Start My Art are throwing you an “Un-Birthday” party…unless, of course, your birthday is actually today. Then, if that’s the case, you should come out and celebrate all of your friends’ “un-birthdays”. 16 of the Tampa Bay area’s best artists were selected and given free reign to create whatever they choose for the “Sweet 16” Art Show. The show gets started at 9 pm and there will be food & drink specials, and a DJ to keep the party going into the wee-hours of the morning.
Well, apparently tonight is the night for live music in Tampa Bay! Have Gun Will Travel, Will Quinlan and The Diviners, Whiskey Gentry, and Pete Stein of Truckstop Coffee are playing at the New World Brewery. This is a serious lineup of local hard-hitters right here! Tickets are available at the door for $8! Best damn 8 dollars you will ever spend!
Tonight is the Skatepark of Tampa’s 9th Annual Ghetto Xmas Party @ The Bricks! Santa will be in attendance spreading the holiday cheer and there will be prizes for the best “Ghetto-Ass” costume. And, of course…FREE BEER from 9pm-10pm.