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Chicago by night Art, dive bars and the perfectly executed 3 beer buzz

It’s perfect in all ways. The three beer buzz. You’re enthusiastic, powerful and alive. With zip and zest. Lit but sharp. It’s the magic number (but the trick is maintaining it for an extended period of time). And we’re in Chicago to perfect it. After a 4 am wake up and some public transport and domestic…

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Watch “Walk Away” by Tomorrows Tulips New music video by Distractor

What do Spacemen 3 and David Bowie have in common? The new Tomorrows Tulips video for their single “Walk Away”, off their latest album iNdy rock royalty comb, released in January on Burger Records. According to the video’s director Distractor (Will Sipos), “Al’s inspiration [came] from a Spaceman 3 video (for ‘Revolution’) and a David…

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Girl We Adore: Chloe Lynn Bilsland Stick and poke tattoos and getting naked at school

What Is your full name? Chloe Lynn Bilsland Do you have any nicknames? Either Chlochella or Mick (I guess my friends think I look like Mick Jagger). Where were you born and where are you currently living? I was raised near Malibu and for some reason moved to Chicago to study art. Will you send…

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Listen to Whitney New music from ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Smith Westerns

You know a band is going to take off when Reverberation Radio throws one of their songs on a mix. Enter Whitney, the new creation of ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek of Smith Westerns, who, through a series of “laidback early-morning songwriting sessions” and one harsh Chicago winter, pulled their talent…

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En-Route to Brixton Broadcast Chicago The windy city is about to get blown away by Natural Child and The Half Rats and Us

I have been to Chicago before. And I surfed. Sorta. I tried to do tow-ats on one-foot wind waves in Lake Michigan and I played bean bags while consuming many cans of Bud Light like a good midwesterner. I even sat across the street from the ancient and historic Wrigley baseball field where the Cubs…

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Happy Birthday starring Shaun Manners Creed’s West Oz understudy celebrates with ripping

Shaun Manners is from the same zone as Creed McTaggart. And we’re not sure what sort of scene they’ve got blooming out there in the West, but we want to play. Fun, rock ‘n’ roll and really fucking good waves way out in the Australian desert.

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Back on the run in Mexico City We took Ozzie’s advice and starting saying, “yes” too.

We’re off to Mexico City tomorrow. Not quite sure how or why or what we’re in for, but we said yes. I think most people have a list of places around the world they must travel to. Waves they have to surf. Sites one must see. A lot of us also have a list of places…

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Go on the Road with Feels Tour photography by Jeff Fribourg

We’ve insisted you listen to Feels a couple of times now. So now that you’re convinced and are in love with their heartfelt rock-n-roll and siren-like tunes, we want to pick up where we left you after we introduced your hungry ears to their album debut. Following their release, the four-piece band embarked on a tour through SXSW…

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Take the day off with Noz Noa Deane takes us through Coolangatta and bets on the dogs

Noa surfed Snapper for 6 hours this day. Dodging “blow ins” and slotting into dreamy Greenmount pits all morning. But...
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Watch “Tell You” by Tracy Bryant A quick glimpse into their life on tour

Tracy Bryant toured through Europe at the tail end of winter this year, promoting the killer album Subterranean and opening...
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We went to the Long Beach Zine Fest Books, Art, Collage’s and tons of inspiration

The 2016 Long Beach Zine Fest went down Sunday afternoon under sunny skies and great live performances from Avi Buffalo,...
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See Corners Wednesday in LA They’re kicking off their East Coast tour with a show at The Blind Spot Project

Corners are easily one of our favorite bands here. And Wednesday night they’re playing a show in Los Angeles to kick...
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Back Den 086 Christian Hosoi, Hawaii Circa 1986

“christian hosoi skating off the walls in hawaii kai, on oahu hawaii. with steve caballero pressed against the fence laughing....
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Watch Andrew Allen’s C Roll “Leftover Leftover’s” from Boys of Summer

Leftover leftover’s of Andrew Allen from Boys of Summer.
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Watch Future Adolescent Micha Cantor Something brewing in South Carolina

Groms must be able to smell summer coming or something. This week it seems that they’ve taken over. And we...
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After School Special at WY HQ Our new favorite band is still in middle school

Yesterday we rolled up the back doors of our HQ to have After School Special (A.S.S.) play. The middle school-aged...
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Found Footage: Stranger than Paradise YouTube Gold from the man who gave us Coffee and Cigarettes

A few good things fell into place and I fell onto my couch and subsequently fell back in love with...
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Radical Times in Western Australia Mikey Wright, Kanoa Igarashi, Leo Fioravanti and more sending it in the West

A lot can happen during a few days in the desert. Sharks, ankle bends, dirt flings, tons of ripping, and...
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Watch Albee Layer In Between Giants Something’s officially stirring in Maui

There’s officially something in the water in Maui. After the very impressive release from Maui’s Kai Barger, it’s been followed...
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Artist Series: Tommy Chong Pot, acid, music, art and a whole lot of wisdom from a very wise man

Movie star. Political figure. Musician. Comedian. Pot smoker. Chong from “Cheech and Chong. A representative for the decriminalization of drugs. And...
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Unreleased Psychic Migrations Scene Watch Isla de Algas starring Ryan Burch and Andrew Doheny to celebrate the release of the new Psychic Migrations book.

To celebrate the release of the Psychic Migrations book, director Ryan Thomas dug into a trip that didn’t make it into...
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Photo Credit: Tobin Yelland Portfolio 028: San Francisco skateboarding in the late ’80s

Tobin Yelland picked up photography early. And it was skateboarding right away. The subculture and lifestyle surrounding it especially. He...
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Back Den 085 Austyn Gillette, Costa Mesa 2016

“i always love when my friends surprise me with a visit. austyn had just got back from Oz, picked up...
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Watch Welcome to Water Episode 2 Proving Grounds Maui Edition

The Volcom crew must’ve been frothing over the waves in Maui. Honolua Bay looked unreal in this latest episode of...
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Watch Love and Peace from the Middle East Ozzie Wright: “I had to register for the WSL to do the contest!”

Have you ever seen Ozzie Wright in a comp jersey? We haven’t either (Even though he is our #1 on...
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10 Records You need on Record Store Day Saturday April 16th is Record Store Day

Record Store Day, the annual event conceived in 2007 to celebrate the independent record store, is upon us. Tomorrow, April...
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Listen to Kevin Morby’s New Album Singing Saw, out today on Dead Oceans

“What is a singing saw? It is an instrument that creates ethereal sounds, but it is also a tool: Basic...
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Watch Jake Anderson for Stussy As psyched as you can get to rip in 51 fucking seconds

I watched this just now and now want to terrorize streets. Jake Anderson’s skating, this song and edit by Jared...
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WY Premiere: Flat Worms “Sovereignty” ’90s Batman birthday party footage and a really sick song

“I was listening to Swell Maps one day and realized I wanted to play rock and roll again,” says Will...
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Listen to Flying Hair And catch them live Monday with Acid Mothers Temple

Do you like heavy riffs and demented jams and the image of hair flying wildly all in the name of...
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Watch Peter Ramondetta’s new Huf part “Fuck yeah, Pete.”

Peter Ramondetta is one of our favorite skaters and people ever. And today he dropped this new part with Huf...
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7 Reasons why being a parent is the best From the world’s greatest father

Some men and women hate children or find them a tremendous bother. On the surface, it stands to reason. Children...