The Volcom Volcanic Rock Out Tour landed back in Hawaii this season! After a couple years off, it was time to bring some good vibes and live music to the island of Oahu. There are all types of walk of lives in Hawaii during the winter months. This year Volcom called up their buddies ‘The Growlers’ and told them to pack their aloha shirts and boardies, they’re going to Hawaii! Life on the road for these guys usually consists of long cross-country drives in a dirty tour bus with no sleep for weeks. I’m sure that can be fun, but a trip to Hawaii with the Volcom crew sounds much better. The Growlers JOJ (Just Off The Jet) “Beach Goth” is an understatement… The band arrived to Hawaii in polyester pants, Reyn Spooner shirts, pale white skin and frothing for a surf. Not many people go straight from the airport to Makaha. We got the call from Russ Keaulana and the west side boys to come down for some welcoming Waianae hospitality. You can’t pay for the treatment that The Growlers got to experience. Yeah California and Australia have its qualities, but good waves and fresh food in Hawaii is the best. Scott Montoya livin the soft dream. Photo: Tai Vandyke The first show kicked off in Honolulu on a wild Friday night. Volcom rented a warehouse in the middle of China Town and turned things up! The Growlers grew up playing in empty warehouses, so this was a good start for the tour. Tons of fans from all over the island showed up and rocked the place till the end of time. That night ended with smiles and dollar bills at the famous Femme Nu. Warehouse Party The Kaka'Ako Warehouse Andrew Doheny, Delon Ranger, Ford Archbold and some groupies! The next morning was a little slow and rough as the band crawled out of the van at the Volcom House. The Pipe Master was on and the band hung out at the house and watched the comp from the deck. After a few hours the contest was called off for the day so the band went over to Turtle Bay and sipped Mai Tais till their show at the Surfer Bar. This show was a good ol’ fashion blow out. Surfer The Bar was packed shoulder to shoulder and The Growlers rocked the joint till last call. Surfer The Bar. Photo: Sean Reilly Matt Taylor and the only leather jacket in Hawaii!? Photo: Sean Reilly Girls like to Growl too… Photo: Sean Reilly Brooks Nielson swervin… Photo: Sean Reilly The North Shore approved! Photo: Sean Reilly The last show of the tour was held at the Volcom House right after the Pipe Masters final day. If you watched the final or have any idea, I’m sure you can imagine what went down. Thanks to Pacifico, there was plenty of beer for the few hundred people that showed up in the yard. This show was magical and much needed after such an amazing year of surfing. Thanks to Growlers, Clint Moncata and the rest of the Volcom Hawaii family, that was unreal! Until next year when spam turn into steak and when Primos turn into champagne…! Welcome to Pipeline. Photo: Brian Bielmann The Enforcer, AKA Kai Borg! Photo: Brian Bielmann The yard was packed with Volcom and Growler fans! Photo: Brian Bielmann Tai Vandyke & Russ T. Photo: Brian Bielmann Acid Rain. Photo: Brian Bielmann Yeah a couple people showed up to party!! Photo: Brian Bielmann We filmed and recored an exclusive acoustic set in the Volcom House. Stay tuned for a full edit. Photo: Brian Bielmann Brooks AKA Mer Man! Photo: Tai Vandyke Uncle Ronnie havin a look. Photo: Tai Vandyke Scott Montoya on one last one before heading home to Costa Mesa… Photo: Tai Vandyke All photos by: Brian Bielmann, Sean Reilly, Tai Vandyke & Rusty Buckets
Posted on 12/23/14
Christmas is coming early! Ozzie Wright and the Goons Of Doom are letting you unwrap their present to you a week early. Download their new 8-song "Scary Xmas" album for FREE from now until Christmas.
Posted on 12/19/14
Volcom is excited to announce the 2014 Volcanic Rockout Tour in Hawaii with THE GROWLERS! The Growlers will be livin' aloha with Volcom in Oahu from December 11th - 20th with performances in downtown Honolulu and the North Shore, including an intimate performance at the Volcom House right on beach at the world famous Banzai Pipeline following the finals of the Pipe Masters. Friday, Dec. 12 - Kaka'ako Warehouse (449 Cooke St., Honolulu, HI) - details Saturday, Dec. 13 - Surfer Bar (Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI) - details Day of Pipe Masters Finals - Volcom Pipe House (59-365 Ke Nui Rd., Haleiwa, HI) - details The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. "Beach Goth", an apt descriptor of their music, perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk that bristles on their recently released fifth full-length album, Chinese Fountain. Take a listen to a couple of our favorite songs from Chinese Fountain while you start checking airfare to Hawaii :).
Posted on 12/02/14
We broke out into a happy dance when we heard the news that the Aquadolls album "Stoked On You" is streaming in full now on Pandora in advance of its release next Tuesday, December 2nd on Burger Records. Cop the pre-order now to reserve "Stoked On You" on groovy pink and blue vinyl.
Posted on 11/25/14
Sunday was the last day of Fun Fun Fun Fest and a great end to the weekend and festival. Check out some photos below and stay tuned for a full recap video. The stone in the sky! Photo: Gary Copeland Crowd surfing! Photo: Gary Copeland CJ Collins, ollie to fakie. Photo: Arto Saari Luke McKirdy invert. Photo: Arto Saari Pissed Jeans. Photo: Gary Copeland Pissed Jeans. Photo: Gary Copeland Pissed Jeans. Photo: Gary Copeland Axel Cruysberghs, backside ollie. Photo: Arto Saari Pedro Barros, lein melon. Photo: Arto Saari Dum Dum Girls. Photo: Gary Copeland Dum Dum Girls. Photo: Gary Copeland The stone flying high over the crowd David Gonzalez lein to tail Photo: Arto Saari Louie Lopez, back smith Hot Water Music. Photo: Gary Copeland Hot Water Music. Photo: Gary Copeland Hot Water Music. Photo: Gary Copeland Crowd surfing during Gorilla Biscuits. Photo: Gary Copeland Gorilla Biscuits. Photo: Gary Copeland Pedro Barros ollie to fakie. Photo: Arto Saari
Posted on 11/10/14
Day 2 of Fun Fun Fun Fest was a blast! Check out some photos below and if you're at the festival Sunday come check out the ramp! Louie Lopez, frontside ollie. Photo: Arto Saari David Gonzalez, frontside rock and roll Cheers to another awesome day at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Photo: Gary Copeland Metz. Photo: Gary Copeland Metz. Photo: Gary Copeland Dennis Busenitz, frontside ollie. Photo: Arto Saari Courtney Barnett. Photo: Gary Copeland Pedro Barros frontside blunt. Photo: Arto Saari The Black Lips. Photo: Gary Copeland The Black Lips. Photo: Gary Copeland Grant Taylor and Pedro Barros synchronized frontside ollies. Photo: Arto Saari Pedro Barros, frontside ollie. Photo: Arto Saari Omar Hassan crailtap. Photo: Arto Saari King Diamond. Photo: Gary Copeland Nas. Photo: Gary Copeland Nas. Photo: Gary Copeland Nas. Photo: Gary Copeland Nas. Photo: Gary Copeland
Posted on 11/09/14