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    DIY ++ Fringe Wall Art

    Lately, the ladies at Volcom Womens headquarters have been inspired by anything and everything DIY.  The experience of creating something entirely from scratch really gives one a great sense of accomplishment & pride. Well, that’s how we feel anyway. This project is a DIY beginners dream. It’s easy, cheap & will make that boring space on your wall pop with color! What you need :: Yarn – Variety of colors Scissors Dowel or a tree branch Push pins or a hook Wire Step one ::  Cut a piece of yarn the length you want it to hang and double it. Step two :: Start by folding the yarn in half and looping the end. Bring the loop to the dowel. Step three :: Loop the yarn through the rounded side completely + tighten it once looped. Step four ::  Keep repeating with the same color of yarn until you want to switch to a different color. Step five :: Once you’ve finished with all of your colors, take your jewelry wire or thread and wrap it around the ends of the dowel to hang from the wall. Step six :: Hang the piece from your wall and take a look to see if you want to make any fun changes. We decided that we wanted to add a bit of dimension to ours so we cut it in a diagonal. You can choose any shape you’d like. Before After! The end product! We couldn’t be happier with our fabulous and easy fringe wall piece. Stay tuned for more DIY projects in the future. xo
  • New Future

    Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii - Volcom Pipe Pro 2015

    Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a registered 501(c)(3) powering forward with the mission of “inspiring local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach cleanups.” They helped us, again this year, manage our event site’s waste and consumption, as well as ensure that we leave the beach in as good, if not better, of a state as we found it! Sustainable Coastlines helps the Volcom Pipe Pro manage and measure our waste and recycling and is there to create active participation in beach clean ups and recycling education. Check out their website to learn more about the great community work they’re doing in Hawaii. Get inspired, get involved. Learn more at: http://sustainablesurf.org/ Full Sustainability Report at: www.sustainablesurf.org/volcom-pipe-pro-2015/ Thank you to the following partners: @SustainableCoastlineHawaii, @MeleanaJudd, @FoundWoodWorking @TheBokashiBucket, Boys & Girls Club Hawaii Directed & Edited by: Nate Peracciny - http://Peracciny.com Sustainable Surf's team meeting at the Volcom Pipe House during the 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii set up these tents all around the contest site. Sustainable Surf athlete ambassador Alex Gray helping to clean the beaches. Sustainable by Design Series' director and editor, Nate Peracciny pictured on the left, putting in his time. Beach clean-up team!   Come back next week to volcom.com as we will drop another episode in our Sustainable by Design series! Watch the first video from the series below, "Sustainable Surf - Volcom Pipe Pro 2015"
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    KIDS GET ONE LAST SHOT TO QUALIFY FOR TCT GLOBAL CHAMPS IN JUNE!

    This past weekend marked the end of the regular season contest series for Volcom Stones Totally Crustaceous Tour in US with the Starfish Surf Series, and boy was it a doozy. Fittingly so the final contest on the schedule this year took us back to were it all started in the home stomping ground of Newport Beach’s 54th St.. With Volcom being housed right up the street and the history this wave has with the TCT, the tours regular season could not be more appropriately capped off. Aryn Ferris. Surfs sooooo good. Style, don't forget style kids. The crew rolled into Surfside Sports right around the corner from Volcom’s HQ on Friday afternoon and got all setup for the pre-event signup party along with the crew from Wienerschnitzel providing free dawgs for the pack of frothing Grommies. The Groms packed in to Surfside’s parking lot to play some games, ride some skateboards, snag some swag from Volcom, Penny Skateboards, Rev’d Bar, and of course have some free fun from all! Not to mention while all this was going on we signed up about 100 competitors for the following mornings event that was filling up quickly! Huge thank you to Surfside Sports and Wienerschnitzel for a great Pre-Party! Saturday morning brought calm winds, super fun clean peaky waves at 54th, and a whole beach of fired up competitors chomping at the bit to get the event going. Everyone pitched in a hand to help our pumped up staff and next thing we knew the contest was up and running in no time. We sent the Juniors out first to test the waters and get eyes on what was in store for the rest of the day…a very high level of surfing and an event loaded with local and regional talent from all over the state. Everyone vying for those coveted final spots in this years Volcom TCT Champs at River Jetties and Lower Trestles in June. Larry Layback showing off the fins for the ladies! It was all fun and games until Mother Nature threw us a heater of a curve ball. California is not particularly know for its East Coast style, out of nowhere, violent squalls. This day proved to be different and we had some weather come in being pushed by very strong winds, not to fret though our talented staff and helpful bystanders we were able to batten down the hatches, keep the contest pushing, and the competitors did not let the weather phase them one bit, they just kept on ripping! If this doesn't just make you go awwwwwww...you have no soul. The Squids are the BEST! We moved right into the finals and the competitors just kept raising the bar with the advancing rounds. When the event was all said and done Cole McCaffay snagged a win in the crowd favorite squids divison. Keanu Igarashi took the title with a dominating performance in a huge Groms division that started with 10 heats in the morning. The girls division was impressive as usual with Tiare Thompson snagging the win in the finals and securing her spot in this years TCT Champs. Next up was the Juniors final where we saw Parker Cohn snag the win in a highly contested division. Last but not least we had the Pro-Am final where Matt Passaquindici took home the win in drifty choppy conditions that still provided some diamonds in the rough that not of these competitors let sneak by un-ridden, that was an action packed final! The little guys didn't seem to be affected by the windy conditions. Cole MacCaffay capping off the end section. Thank you once again Newport for being you and keeping us on our toes. Special thank you to Surfside Sports for providing us a great pre-event signup party and location and allowing us to have some fun with the Groms. Also a huge thank you to all the competitors and their families for coming out and making this Starfish Surf Series so special!! See you at Champs!!! Try and find the adult. I'll wait. Crazy Jeff and the frothiest Groms! Kevin Meza seemed to be in tune with the choppy conditions all day. Peter Piper and his loyal followers. Jack Boyes has a progressive bag of tricks. Fears no wind squall. Groms learning how to lay the wood! Said it before and will say it again. A good bottom turn is the key to it all. Games!? I Love games!! Jeff Richardson and the game squad. The little bowls at 54th St. still had some powerful little corners on them. Matt Passaquindici on a fin free ride to a first place final. She's a looker, these Volcom TCT Starfish Surf Series events. Full commitment and complete disregard for fin systems. The weather may not have been anything to write home about come end of the day, but Matt Passaquindici's performance sure was. Smiling. Happy. All these kids walked away with goodies from PENNY SKATEBOARD, KICKER, OAM and many more! Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSCHNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN ON A MISSION Winning and locking down his spot in the champs, Matt Passaquindici! RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Matt Passaquindici - $500.00 2. Eros Earahou 3. Jack Boyes 4. Jay Christenson 5. Bronson Wheelan 6. Kevin Meza JUNIORS 1. Parker Cohn 2. David Economos 3. Will Reid 4. Jarik Fink 5. Noah Atwood 6. Brock Piro GROMS 1. Keanu Igarashi 2. Ben Seaberry 3. Dagon Stagg 4. Sage Burke 5. Dylan Hord 6. Peter Stewart SQUIDS 1. Cole McCaffay 2. Ryder Fish 3. Ryder Salberg 4. Miles Biggs 5. Noah Steinmetz 6. Cannon Carr GIRLS 1. Tiare Thomson 2. Malia Osertcamp 3. Ella McCaffray 4. Kayla Coscino 5. Kloee Oponshaw 6. Becca Standt WATERMELON AWARD Keanu Igarashi It was super clean with plenty of ramps before the weather rolled in. Kevin Meza taking advantage. All photos provided by: Landon Knight Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
  • Art

    Ed Templeton, Deth P Sun, and Koozies

    Ed Templeton's "Synthetic Suburbia" solo show opens tonight (6-8pm) at the Roberts & Tilton Gallery | 5801 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA. If you can't make it to the opening tonight, don't worry; the show runs through May 30th, so there's plenty of time to get injected with Ed's awesomeness. If you're on the other side of the US, I'd highly recommend checking out Deth P Sun's new exhibit, "Being & Nothingness," which also opens this evening (7pm) at Grumpy Bert in Brooklyn. If you don't feel like reading their address on the image above, you can read it right here: 82 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY. Or… if you live in our around Austin, TX, (like I do) you should check out the Koozie Show tonight at Common House. Tons of rad custom-made koozies—all $30 cash and carry. The gallery opens at 6pm and the buying starts at 8. Art, beer, and koozies? Can't go wrong. If you're unable to attend any of these events, I hope you at least see one piece of art this weekend. If that's not possible, please make a piece of art and show it to somebody.
  • New Future

    Sustainable Surf - Volcom Pipe Pro 2015

      We have a great partner, in the California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit Sustainable Surf. Their Mission: Be the catalyst that transforms surf culture and industry into a powerful community that protects the ocean playground. For the 3rd year in a row, the Volcom Pipe Pro has adhered to the guidelines they've set, and has been certified as a Deep Blue Surfing Event – meeting Sustainable Surf’s criteria for running a more sustainable surf event. This means we’ve addressed and measured our impacts in regards to: Energy, Waste, Community Support, Transportation and Climate Change. Learn more at: http://sustainablesurf.org/ Full Sustainability Report at: www.sustainablesurf.org/volcom-pipe-pro-2015/ Thank you to the following partners: @SustainableCoastlineHawaii, @MeleanaJudd, @FoundWoodWorking @TheBokashiBucket, Boys & Girls Club Hawaii Talk Story night with Dave Wassel and Alex Gray at Turtle Bay Resort's Surfer, The Bar during the 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro. Conversations regarded sustainability at the Volcom Pipe Pro and how Volcom and Sustainable Surf are helping to reduce our human footprint. Warrior, doing his part with a beach clean-up. Deep Blue Surfing Event signs were posted throughout the contest area. Video Directed & Edited by Nate Peracciny http://Peracciny.com More Info @sustainsurf http://sustainablesurf.org #sustainablesurf #DeepBlueSurfingEvent Music Credit Artist: Fourem Song: Mum And Dad https://soundcloud.com/fourem
  • Snow

    Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep. 7: "Onward to Italy"

    On the never-ending hunt for fresh, film-worthy snow, the Blueprint crew went deep, traveling to a freeride paradise in the Alps of northern Italy to explore Alagna & the Aosta Valley. Here Pat Moore, Darrell Mathes, and Danimals, are joined by all-terrain French badass Arthur Longo to sample the regions' big mountain lines that are accessible by chairlift. Bryan Iguchi flies in from Jackson Hole to join the group; tuning in instantly to the crew vibe and the sweet terrain of the Italian sidecountry. Arthur shares his thoughts on balancing competition and filming while ’Guch & Pat talk crew dynamics and the simple pleasure of a session with friends as the group rides everything from lines to legit jumps to mini-shred side-hit. Social Handles: @arthur_longo @darrell_mathes @bryaniguchi @littleyogurtbottle @patmoore Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 below! New Perspective - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 6 We Shall Overcome - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 5 Riding Shotgun in Jamestown - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 4 Salt Lake Sessions - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 3 Without A Doubt - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 2 To All My Friends - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 1 Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 TEASER ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.

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Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Championships - Mammoth Mountain, CA 2015
Volcom’s Global Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Championships introduced a mainline of youth that will one day rule the snowboard world on Saturday April 18, 2015 at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Competitors gathered around for a riders meeting and a group photo before the festivities began. The PBRJ tour has once again hit a milestone as it celebrates its 15th year of letting the kids ride free.  This heavily contested event showcases the best rail riders on the planet as they converge and test their skills against one another. The Mammoth Mountain Unbound crew did a fantastic job of creating options that tested both the mental and physical skills of each rider once again.  Their take on a 3-zone set up consisted of a 25 stair set with a concrete creeper down-flat-down ledge, a massive wallride, a creeper rail, a down rail, and a triple drop concrete ledge in zone 1. Zone 2 housed a quadruple kink rail. A 20 stair down rail with donkey on one side with a creeper flat down rail and a metal skate pyramid to chest high down square tube in zone 3.  The slew of incredibly trickable features allowed everyone the options they needed to showcase their skills.  There was a mind-melting amount of hard way, switch, and gap tricks that were hard to comprehend yet kept the crowd cheering for more.  These riders had to dig deep to see who would end the day with their part of the $17,000 cash purse and the title of 2015 Global PBRJ Champion!  Cooper Whittier was a crowd favorite the entire day. He was riding with such insane prowess and smiling the entire time. Here he blasts a floated bs lipslide from the metal skate pyramid on the backside of this rail in zone 3. It was one of our favorite tricks we saw all day long. Drayden Gardner locks into a fs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 360 out on the sizeable 25 stair set in zone 1. He had no shortage of technicality throughout as he captured 3rd place in the 15 & Under Division. Judd Henkes musters up the strength to fs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 360 out of this neck high rail, at least to him, in zone 3. Judd continued to impress with smooth unforced style in all zones to become the 2015 Peanut Butter and Rail Jam Champion in the 15 & Under Division. Zach Zajac centers out this cab 270 fs boardslide in zone 1. His no holds barred ripping pushed him into 3rd place in the 16 – 21 Division. Eli Lamm sending a gap fs boardslide in zone 3 that nearly destroyed him on his first attempt. We gave him “Dancing With The Devil”  award for staying in one piece. Garrett McKenzie flexed this tail press to the end of the quad kink and finishes with a fs 360 out in zone 2. He also landed a notable bs 360 50-50 fs 180 out on the long 25 stair rail in zone 1. Jake Colman left an impression on the judges with this gap hw 270 bs lip to the last down of the quad kink in zone 2. The East Coast powerhouse continued to dominate in all 3 zones in order to claim global PBRJ victory in the 16 – 21 Division. Ivika Jürgenson settles into a fs 180 switch nose press down the 25 stair set in zone 1. She battled the other features a little bit but in the end pulled through with a solid performance no doubt. Volcom’s Elena Hight was hyped to see Missy McAlpin’s no comply bs boardslide through the quad kink in zone 2. Missy earned the “Wild Style” award after landing it before time ran out. Mariah Dugan takes the path less traveled as she hits the creeper rail in zone 3 with a 50-50 bs 180 out. She also hit the zone 1 creeper rail with a bs 50-50 fs 360 out and the zone 2 quad kink rail with a massive gap lipslide to solidify the top stop in the Girls Division. Pizza, Cookies, Rev'd Bars, and PB+J's provided smiles and good times for all. The kids went nuts as they sounded the horns and splashed through the natural pond skim during lunch! Buzz Holbrook fired off this method lipslide to the last down of the quad kink and gap bs 450’d to fs board too. He was rocking and rolling throughout the finals to receive a brand new Fender Stratocaster for his efforts. Jed Sky landed a plethora of tricks throughout the day including this perfect sw bs lipslide on the tall square tube in zone 3, a half cab nose press bs 360 out on the quad kink in zone 2, and a hw fs 360 bs 50-50 gapped to the 3rd drop of the concrete waterfall ledge in zone 1. Samm Neumann hits the Electric California pommel horse feature with a bs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 270 in to collect the $1000 bounty of “Gooyest Move of the Event.” Mike Skiba shows proper form on this hw 270 bs lipslide to regular on the down rail in zone 2. Mike knows that the little things standout and the judges took notice of his exit. Jed Sky landed a plethora of tricks throughout the day including this perfect sw bs lipslide on the tall square tube in zone 3, a half cab nose press bs 360 out on the quad kink in zone 2, and a hw fs 360 bs 50-50 gapped to the 3 drop of the concrete waterfall ledge in zone 1. Matt Shaffer has a knack for doing the unfathomable when it comes to spinning into rails. Here he gaps a fakie fs 270 boardslide to the last portion of the quad kink in zone 2. 16-Year-Old Benny Milam entered the Open/AM Division to challenge himself and see what he could do riding against the big dogs. He must have out grown his kennel early proving to be top dog with tricks like this sw bs 270 boardslide to regular in zone 1. It’s rare you get to be a Global Champion and get your driver’s license in the same year. Congratulations on a job well done Benny! Big thanks to Mammoth Mountain for hosting the PBRJ for the past 15 years!  Shout out to TJ and Molly Dawoud, Matt Rowan, Tyson Kaylor, Adam Riffle, Nick Scholes, Jason Rafuse and Caroline Casey for all of their help from A to Z.  A nod of the cap to Matt Ryan, Dylan Trewin, Elena Hight, Brock Crouch, Matt Robinson, and Johnny Brady for penciling in the scores.  Thanks to the one of a kind hype man Trevor Brady for supporting on the microphone.  Much respect to Daniel Terry, Jeff Arnold, Oren Tanzer, Teasha Borg, Chris Martinez, Jeff Kabigting, Sam King, Anthony Conrad, Chris Sumpter, Hope Lane, and Traci Heaton for helping throughout the big event.  Thanks to our Volcom team riders Elena Hight, Dan Brisse, Mike Rav, Seth Huot, Zach Normandin, Brock Crouch, Scott Blum, Alex Lopez, and Jake Soliver for hyping everyone up with their presence.  Finally, check out the awesome sponsors that we had the pleasure of working with throughout the 2015 PBRJ tour. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender  Results: 15 & Under Division Champions: 1st – Judd Henkes - $1,200 (Mammoth Mountain, CA) 2nd – Cooper Whittier - $1,000 (Keystone, CO) 3rd – Drayden Gardner - $700 (Boreal, CA) 4th – Luke Zajac - $350 (Keystone, CO) 5th – Keegan Hosefros - $250 (Boreal, CA) 16 - 21 Division Champions: 1st – Jake Colman - $1,200 (Mountain Creek, NJ) 2nd – Garrett Mckenzie - $1,000 (Trollhaugen, WI) 3rd – Zach Zajac $700 - (Keystone, CO) 4th – Cody Hyman $350 - (Brighton, UT) 5th – Dillon McDaniels $250 - (Bear Mountain, CA) Girls Division Champions: 1st – Mariah Dugan - $1,200 (Boreal, CA) 2nd – Kayli Hendricks - $1,000 (Trollhaugen, WI) 3rd – Laura Rogoski - $700 (Brighton, UT) 4th – Danika Duffy - $350 (Mammoth Mountain, CA) 5th – Ivika Jurgenson - $250 (Brighton, UT/Estonia) Open/AM Division Champions: 1st – Benny Milam - $1,500 (Trollhaugen, WI) 2nd – Matt Shaffer - $1,250 (Boreal, CA) 3rd – Jed Sky - $1,000 (Mont St. Bruno, QC) 4th – Kyle Kennedy - $500 (Trollhaugen, WI) 5th – Mike Skiba - $250 (Trollhaugen, WI) Electric’s  "Gooyest Move of the Event" – Samm Neumann $1,000 (Mammoth Mountain, CA) Rev’d Rider – Brendan Sullivan $1,000 (Brighton, UT) Additional Awards: Fender Guitar Award – Buzz Holbrook (Bear Mountain, CA) Wild Style - Missy McAlpin (Trollhaugen, WI) Dancing With The Devil – Eli Lamm (Trollhaugen, WI) Check The Flex - Justus Hines (Sevens Pass, WA) Bouncing Off The Wall - Keala Cole (Stevens Pass, WA) Backflip Beast - Alex Martin (Keystone, CO) Its safe to say that everyone left with a bunch of goodies after the Slayer themed product toss was over. Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram
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North Coast Grom Trip
North Coast Grom Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Australia groms Harley Ross, Jackson Giles, Kobi Clements, Kyuss King, Keanu Miller, and PC Distinguin from France headed to the North Coast of Australia to hang out, cause some mischief, and surf some super fun right point breaks and wedgy beach breaks. Enjoy! FILM / EDIT Film and Edit >> Andrew Christie, @chroniclesofchristie Additional Filming >> Joel Barker, @joelbarker MUSIC Song: Side Two Album: Uncanny Valley Artist: Birds of Avalon
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Volcom to Puerto Rico!
What do you get when you mix Volcom and Puerto Rico? The answer should be Rum Punch.. But the real answer is a radical surf trip! The Volcom team went on spring break a little early this year and spent a week down in PR. Mother nature was on our side and she showed us a good time. Here's a taste of the action… Club Destroy -- Mauro Diaz, Pat Schmidt, Ricardo Delgado, Miguel Tudela, Balaram Stack & Noah Schweizer… Pretty heavy crew! Balaram is no stranger to PR. He's always flying down... Yeah, they like long walks on the beach and late nights out on the town. This is Mauro Diaz, our newest addition to the Volcom Family! He's a great human & an awesome surfer. We are more than stoked to have him on the team. This was our first time hangin out with Mauro and we instantly became brothers. He's a classic human in and out of the water. The man, the myth, the legend, Ricardo "Slims" Delgado. This kid is a hard worker. Thanks for taking care of us and showing us around, buddy! Miguel flew over from Peru to hang out for the week. Well, he wasn't really "hangin out," he took home first place in the Volcom TCT Catfish and punted some of the biggest airs! This was Miguel's second time to PR. We can guarantee he'll be back. Miguel's first wave of the trip… yep!  Noah is a sneaky little guy… Don't let his tricks fool yah! Mr. Pat Schmidt flexing as Mauro mimics. We found this sneaky little wedge on our fist day. Pat gave it a Rum Punch! Tinder... Pat speed blur day and night. Balaram sun setting.   The dudes hard at work? (Mullet & Ruddy Photo) Yeahhh, this is Mullet… Our creepy friend… oh, and filmer. These are Coconuts, probably the tastiest and most dangerous drink in all the land. Ruddy, Dane and Billy Hume can vouch.  Happy Birthday, RJ. Photos: Patrick Ruddy, Ben Capron AKA Mullet, RJ Dunzelman, Richie Olivares
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Volcom Team Jamming on the East Coast of Oz
East Coast Aus Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Team shredders Carlos Munoz, Ozzie Wright, Parker Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Joan Duru, and Gony Zubizarreta jamming on the east coast of Australia during the warmer months. The team’s varied, as are the conditions, which makes for a fun mess of small(er) wave hot-dogging. Carlos for Costa Rican prez!
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Conversations with Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green
At this years Burgerama, we were lucky enough to grab Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green from all the chaos for a quick conversation! Read below to gain some knowledge on their opinions, lives & inspiration!   SOKO  Q: Do you enjoy playing to festival crowds or are you more about intimate settings? Soko: I get a bit overwhelmed with festivals to be honest, especially now that it’s 100 degrees out there. I feel like we’re all being roasted in a BQQ and we’re all going to be turned into a burger by the end of the night. That will not be vegan and I will not be able to eat them. Q: Who are you excited to see at this years Burgerama? Soko: Well, Bleached is on stage right now and they’re my friends. Jessie & Bosh were both in my last music video that I directed called “Love Trap”.  Q: You directed? Soko: Yea, I directed and the song is with Ariel Pink and he didn’t want to be in the video so I play Ariel Pink in the video. And myself too, which was really fun. I think it’s the most complex video I’ve ever directed because there were so many people. Q: Were you an actress first or a singer first? Soko: I guess an actress, yea. But then I got really bored with it and wanted to be a little more self-content with my art. Q: It sounds like artists these days have a lot of control over all aspects of their music. Is that something you enjoy? Soko: Well I love making everything myself because I really enjoy every single challenge on the way. I love making my artwork and I love making my merch. I just think it’s really fun. I also think, because it’s my solo project, no one knows better than me what I want, so I might as well just do it because I don’t want my whole image to be in the hands of someone else who has no idea what I’m about. Q: It seems that music and especially rock and roll has always had a strong influence on pop culture and fashion. How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Soko: I only buy stuff at vintage stores so I feel like every era has its place in stores like that. I have a bunch of 70s stuff and 80s punk stuff and 90s acid washed jeans. I love high waisted mom jeans and I love creepers and I love crop tops. Everything I wear is from different eras and it works, I don’t think there are codes. I feel like fashion transcends codes and I feel that everything is mismatched and weird. LA LUZ From left to right:: Alice - keyboards, Lena - bass, Shana - guitar & Marian - drums Q: If you could work with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? Lena: I’m going to go with Beck. Marian: Oh I got it! M.I.A. Alice: The Drifters Shana: Fats Domino Q: Wow, those are all different musical tastes. Do you think this dynamic helps the band out? Marian: Yes, absolutely. It makes everything really eclectic. We’re still facing the same direction but taking from different areas. Q: There’s a lot of boundaries that are being broken by women. It seems like a tolerable and very supportive scene. Shana: I guess I kind of feel like that was going on in the 90s too with Riot Girl, like “Oh anyone can be a band!” You know? And really encouraging women to start playing music. Alice: I don’t know if there is a connection but I’m also seeing in education a lot more female focused camps or education groups. So maybe there’s some kind of alignment there, some feminist movement going on. Marian: I feel like even in the 90s if there were female bands they were facing a lot more repercussions or backlash from it. Where as now if you are a female musician you don't necessarily feel… people throwing shit at you on stage. Q: Yea, it’s a better environment for these girls to do it. Marian: I think it’s just more enlightenment in general. There’s a strong generational understanding that this is a good thing and it’s necessary. Q: What are some of the favorite cities that you’ve played at? Shana: We really like this area, Southern California. Also Austin is usually really great, Florida was cool. All of the south is pretty sick. Marian: Oh yea, Florida killed it. They just totally blew me away. A lot of other bands told us that people are so starved in Florida for music that when a band finally comes along that they’re just so stoked on it. Q: Do you prefer a more intimate setting or a big festival like this? La Luz: Both. There are ups and downs. Marian: Like today we usually don't have this huge of a crowd so its nice to have that built in. But it’s also really fun to play shows where you’re just playing for like 100 people or 50 people. Alice: Like that show in Texas where there was just a campfire and a little outdoor stage. Shana: It just depends on what the crowd is like, if people are giving off good vibes, then it doesn't matter if there are hundreds of them or only 2 people. COLLEEN GREEN  Q: What song do you most remember from your childhood? Colleen: Probably a French children's song that my mom used to sing to me when I was little. It goes… “Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, violette en bicyclette.” Q: If you were to sit under a table and listen to two people speak, who would they be? Colleen: Hmmmm, let’s go with Sandy Bullock and Ryan Gosling. I bet they’re chill, you know? I bet that they would just kick it. I’d want to see what they would talk about. Q: How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Colleen: I would say my style is like...sporty, casual, cool? As far as fashion trends from the past…. No, I kind of like it now. How anything goes. Q: We’re seeing a big movement of young and rocking girl bands in what has predominantly been a boys club for decades and we think it’s awesome. Why do you think this is? Colleen: I think that with the internet it’s made it a lot easier for young girls to not have that fear of being written off for being female. As a society we’re more open to the idea of equality. It’s starting to become more of the norm. Q: When you’re not on tour or writing music, what do you find yourself doing on your down time? Hobbies.. etc… Colleen: I’ve been trying to draw more lately, because I’ve always been interested in art and drawing and have always done art projects and stuff like that but I really want to make a real go of it now. Q: Lots of DIY bands these days have total control over all aspects of their music and image. Do you find that to be a good thing? Colleen: It feels good to have control over everything but it ends up being a sort of defense mechanism for me sometimes because I get scared relying on other people. If I did everything myself and it sucked then at least it was my responsibility. I’m kind of private with my stuff i guess. It is nice to let go of control though. It lets me worry about less and focus more on writing good music. Q: If you could collaborate with any artist living or dead, who would it be? Colleen: Akon! I always wanted to make a really good dancey pop song. Super poppy and melodic. He’s really good at that kind of stuff. Q: Burger Records (and other independent labels) have had an amazing year. With an audience reaching around the world, big business and major labels will undoubtedly be knocking at its door. How do you think this could affect such a DIY grassroots movement? Colleen: Well I think it all depends on who’s running the label. For Burger Records specifically, I can see them partnering with bigger brands and sponsors but I think they’ll only use it for good. They’re such good guys. They have good hearts and I feel like they would never do anything to tarnish Burger Records and the true spirit of it. More money can help these festivals exist and that’’s a positive thing.
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Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep. 6: "New Perspective"
In this episode, Pat steps out of his comfort zone and heads to Europe to meet up with an all-star crew and stellar snow conditions! Enjoy! @redbull edit: @jerpettit   Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 below! We Shall Overcome - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 5 Riding Shotgun in Jamestown - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 4 Salt Lake Sessions - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 3 Without A Doubt - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 2 To All My Friends - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 1 Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 TEASER ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.