Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

Conversation With: Sam Kristofski A phone call with (one of) our favorite Kiwi filmmakers

God damn is there some talent down under Australia making films. From our very own Blake Myers to the big...
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Conversation With: The Britanys Brooklyn’s lo-fi garage band that’ll remind you of the Strokes

In case you were wondering why Brooklyn band The Britanys have a missing T in their name, blame frontman Lucas...
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Conversation With: Twin Peaks Gas station phone conversations

Chicago does a lot of cool shit for rock n roll and lately running wild about the town is a...
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Conversation With: Darren Rademaker The leadsinger and founder of The Tyde on his new album and his life lived playing music

I’ve known Darren Rademaker, lead singer and founder of The Tyde and seminal indie bands Further and the Summer Hits,...

Conversation With: Alexander Schmidt On his new zine “Side Streets”, street skating and street photography

I’ve been a fan of WKND since I found out about them. Aesthetically, they’re great. But what’s also great is...

Conversation With: Adult Books The same guys that played our Issue 14 release party

“Our first band, I was fifteen, you were eighteen,” says Daniel Quintanilla, bassist and vocalist of Adult Books. He’s referring...

Conversation With: Susan Plus the premiere of their new video, “Somebody New”

Susan is a band, and we’ve been in love with them ever since they let us use their song “Windows...
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Conversation With: Yung Because we’re obsessed with this band

We told you to listen to Yung a couple months ago, and not only are we taking our own advice,...

Conversation With: Audacity Plus the World Premiere of their new video for “Not Like You”

Orange County’s staple garage-punk band Audacity is pounding on your door with another ruckus album, and you’re bound to fall...
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Conversation With: Kera and the Lesbians Elvis, that name and their new record

Kera Armendariz, the frontman and lead singer of Kera and the Lesbians, is, and ignore my cheesy cliché, in it...
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Conversation with: Tracy Bryant New Album “Subterranean” releases today on Burger Records

  WHAT YOUTH: When’d you start playing music? TRACY BRYANT: I started when I was really young, playing piano when...
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Conversation With: Robbie Simon “If you’re happy where you are, every step along the way was right.”

Robbie Simon, the Los Angeles-based artist, is modest when speaking about his talent. “If you would’ve told me even three...
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Conversation With: Leo Romero Pulled from the pages of What Youth Issue 13

WHAT YOUTH: Crazy you grew up in Fontana. LEO ROMERO: I never go out there. It’s funny ‘cause I’ve seen...
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Conversation With: William Strobeck Filmmaker behind Supreme’s Cherry, Joy Ride and more

William Strobeck is a filmmaker. And he’s the kind we need. A creative mind so rooted in the world he...
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Conversation With: Night Beats “We’re just playing music that makes us feel good”

Danny Lee Blackwell, singer and guitarist of the soul/psych band Night Beats, chooses his words wisely. He speaks softly, humbly,...
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The What Youth 2015 Our Top 5 Interviews of the Year

We spend most of the year talking to people. Record. Talk Talk Talk. And then we show you. That’s one thing...
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Conversation With: Death Valley Girls “Rock ‘n’ roll is how you say I love you.”

Death Valley Girls look like they moonlight as a biker gang and sound like a combination of riot grrrl attitude...

Conversation with: Javier Mendizabal Catching up with European skate royalty

Javier Mendizabal is European skate royalty. He’s been appearing in Cliché and Quiksilver ads since the beginning, and we recently...
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Conversation with: Jamie Brisick Author of Becoming Westerly talks about his new book on transgender surfer Westerly Windina

I’ve always loved Jamie Brisick. For many reasons, but one important reason being that along with Derek Hynd and us, he...

Conversation with: Cosmonauts Live from The Echo, with a Hollywood Video reference!

“I’m gonna go hide for a while.” It’s almost 1 a.m. The Cosmonauts just finished slaying the Moon Block show...
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Conversation With: Napkin Apocalypse Behind the scenes with Courtney

Editor’s note: A few months a go we went to Dane and Courtney’s house to film a For the Love...

Conversation With: Warren Smith Ex Homeless Laser Tag enthusiast

“…And then laser tag came in the last few years of high school and it almost won. It almost took...

Conversation With: The Shrine Chatting with one of the heaviest bands of our time

“I WAS LOOKING FOR A SINGER FOR A WHILE AND AS SOON AS THE THREE OF US JAMMED TOGETHER I WAS...

Conversation With: Mike Piscitelli Fucking Awesome, photography and Ozzy Osbourne

“I dropped out of school at the end of ninth grade and I pretty much ended up working in the...

Conversation With: Kevin Terpening On moving from Ohio, working on his Huf part and celebrating his dog’s birthday at Petco

Kevin Terpening is a pro skater for Huf. He’s said that he gets psyched to skate by watching Marine Layer....

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Conversation With: Ozzie Wright From What Youth Issue 5

Ozzie Wright loves Indonesia more than any other place on earth. He first came here as a fetus in his...
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Conversation With: Mitch Coleborn A man in transition

Mitch Coleborn walked into our headquarters with a deep red beard and a visible glow about him. He is one...
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Conversation With: Shane Dorian A youth on the run in France, circa 1994

There was a time in surfing (and this wasn’t long ago) before there were surf team managers,“handlers,” full-time video guys,...
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Conversation With: Kelly Slater by Dane Reynolds Dane Reynolds explains how he got his interview with Kelly Slater for What Youth Issue 3

He shot the photos. Did the interview. Transcribed it. Edited it. Got it in on time. And managed to produce...
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Conversation With: Gavin Beschen A Stylish Gentelman

We’ve always been fans of Gavin Beschen. His demeanor, personality, and career path: all really inspiring — and he did...
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Conversation With: Tanner Gudauskas

In What Youth Issue 3 we speak to a lot of humans, including Shane Dorian, Gavin Beschen, Kelly Slater, Ben...