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FLO Mirtain

I Don't Even Have My License Interview

10 mins read
THRASHER
February 2018

Grieves

I caught Grieves at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA. I laughed on the way when we passed the Birkenstock sandals headquarters. That ain’t gangsta. When we got to the show and my wife said, “It smells like manure,” I laughed again; hell of a setting for a night of rap music. On the car ride up we’d been listening to Kendrick and YG spin tales about Compton, or “Bompton” if you will. I was a little sad to see that no one in Petaluma was “bickin’ back bein bool.” And yet, when Grieves took the stage I was transported to another world. One where hip-hop and culture are a nation without borders and there is the promise of transcendent unity in booty shaking. All it took was flow, and heart and Grieves had them in abundance. 

3 mins read
THRASHER
February 2018

Antonio Durao

No Mom Yelling at Me in Portuguese

10 mins read
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February 2018

Dress Up

"Punk fuck hardcore skate punk thrash Austin Texas”—eight words that perfectly sum up the eccentric (read: controversial) four-piece outfit, Dress Up. Comprised of vocalist Alex Bond, guitarist Anthony Sardella, bassist Max Fitzgibbon and drummer JoJo Williamson, Dress Up is band of skaters who just happen to cross dress at every performance. Bond explains, “We have fun doing it and that’s exactly why—as skaters—we thought it was cool to eliminate the masculine vibe you would expect from us. Our main message is having fun and doing what you want.” Bond had some time in between shows to talk “Drug Abuse,” the band’s moniker and one of their wildest shows.

3 mins read
THRASHER
February 2018

Trapped Under Ice

They’re back. Trapped Under Ice has returned from their hiatus with a series of friend-packed tours promoting their latest drop Heatwave, a track-after-track explosion of positive energy. I caught up with Justice Tripp (frontman) and Brendan Yates (drums) for the first half of this interview and slowly but surely, the rest of their members, Jared, Sam and Brad made their way into the green room before their Los Angeles show. 

6 mins read
THRASHER
February 2018

Tales Of Rails Al Partanen Gets Kinky

Tales Of Rails Al Partanen Gets Kinky

1 min read
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February 2018

Gorillaz

Gorillaz

6 mins read
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February 2018

Don't Mess With Texans!

We were standing on the side of the building with our dicks in hands when we heard the gun cock behind us.

2 mins read
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September 20`7

Those Magnificent Mulls

Rural Worblers in the Big City

6 mins read
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May 2017

My War!

I saw this spot back in 2012 and thought, “Man, this thing is possible.

2 mins read
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May 2017

Lizzie Armanto

Previous spread: Just ‘cause you’re skating vert doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous. Beyonce would love this!

10+ mins read
THRASHER
May 2017

Zounds Urochromes

In perhaps one of the most off-kilter interviews conducted in recent memory, the self-described “pensive” member of Western Massachusetts punk outfit Urochromes, guitarist Dick Riddick, was caught off guard when the person interviewing him ended up being a female rather than the young man he was expecting. As he stumbled through the chat, he touched on the band’s new Wharf Cat Records EP, Night Bully, vocalist Jackie Jackieboy being noticeably absent from the call, getting kicked out of Canada and that period in his life when he and six of his friends wore Misfits gear every day. 

3 mins read
THRASHER
April 2017

Na-Kel Smith

Like Henny and ‘cream, even Nak’s bails are smooth

4 mins read
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April 2017

Daan Van Der Linden

Daan Van Der Linden

3 mins read
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April 2017

Metallica

Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning have fueled many heated sessions over the years. Now Metallica is ten albums deep spanning over their 35-plus years existence. Hardwired… to Self-Destruct fits right in with their early albums and they’ve been promoting it by playing smaller venues around the world, giving their fans an intimate experience to blow out their eardrums. James Hetfield took some time before playing Oakland’s Fox Theater to talk about technology, the symphony and longevity. 

10 mins read
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MARCH 2017

Jesse Garza: Deck Restorer

Ever seen a badass fully restored ‘57 Chevy, all cherry’d out looking like it just rolled off the showroom floor? Well my buddy Jesse Garza does similar work but with skate decks. He can take your dusted, crusted old plank and time machine that bad boy straight back to the ‘80s. I hit him up to see what goes into restoring a skate deck and why it’s such a rare discipline.

4 mins read
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MARCH 2017

Aidan Campbell

KID CALIFORNIA

10 mins read
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MARCH 2017

The Kids

The Kids

3 mins read
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February 2017

The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids are officially back. After a lengthy hiatus, Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish have decided the timing was right to pick up where they left off and have already released two new singles: “Running Man” and “Connect Four” ahead of their upcoming 2017 release, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe. As the duo was in Miami attending Art Basel, they had some time to talk about their reunion, rappers going crazy and why 2008’s The Bake Sale EP never would have happened without skateboarding and Vicodin. —Kyle Eustice

6 mins read
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February 2017

Skate - Spot Liberator

Skate stoppers are against my religion.

4 mins read
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February 2017

Claus Grabke

Sometime in 1985 I received a letter from Peter Kiss in Czechoslovakia describing the scene there and how they had to make their own boards and mold their own trucks.

2 mins read
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February 2017

Brad Westcott Rides The Rails

Brad Westcott Rides The Rails

4 mins read
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February 2017

Elijah Berle

Okay, we have Elijah Berle here. Half of me is here; the other half is still in China.

10+ mins read
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JANUARY 2017

De La Soul

After raising over $600,000 via Kickstarter, legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul was finally able to complete its most recent magnum opus, And the Anonymous Nobody, an album that finds the three hip-hop heavyweights—Kelvin “Posdnuos” Mercer, David “Dave” Jolicoeur and Vincent “Maseo” Mason—collaborating with a curious mix of artists ranging from David Byrne of Talking Heads and Snoop Dogg to 2 Chainz and Little Dragon.

5 mins read
THRASHER
JANUARY 2017