To kick off our favorite Dutch artist’s SF visit and welcome him to the city, we’re hosting a party along with Stussy, Arkitip and the SFMOMA on Thursday, March 29. It will be a good time filled with friends, good music and a special performance by Le Le, Parra’s band. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP.
Hope to see you there!
We tasked our friends Mike Martin and Gabe Morford (of MASH) with the job of documenting Paul Rodriguez during one of his recent visits to San Francisco. Watch how Paul navigates the city’s streets, hills and skate spots. Check out scenes from 3rd and Army, Pier 7 and Hubba Hideout while listening to the song “Watching Trees” performed by underground 80s synth-wave band Eleven Pond (written by Jeff Gallea).
Created by Mike Martin and Gabe Morford
Edited by Tim Brooks at Beast
Music: “Watching Trees” by Eleven Pond, written by Jeff Gallea
To meet the daily travel needs of skateboarders, we bring you the new Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection. Fusing undeniable P-Rod style and skateboard-specific design with our advanced craftsmanship, the collection continues to innovate with a new Duffel Bag and a redesigned Skate Pack to deliver the optimum in durability, protection and functional design.
Paul’s signature Duffel Bag expands on the collection’s sensibility with weather-resistant nylon construction, a spacious main compartment and weather-resistant lined bottom half that incorporates a tool kit panel to house decks and tools while on the go. The Duffel Bag also features a skateboard attachment with adjustable Velcro straps and abrasion-resistant composite exterior for easy and secure deck loading and a dual purpose carryall handle/padded shoulder straps with Velcro closure and stash pocket. The zippered side pocket contains a hideaway leash that instantly transforms the Duffel into a rolling bag when attached to your skateboard.
Also included in the Collection is Paul’s Signature Skate Pack. The practical exterior skateboard attachment with adjustable Velcro straps and abrasion-resistant composite exterior for secure deck loading makes the Skate Pack a must-have. To keep you organized, there’s a dedicated iPhone/iPod pocket with faux-fur lining, reinforced notebook compartment (fits up to 15″ MacBook Pro), dual water bottle pockets with drainage and an extensive array of interior pockets.
Bonus: See the Skate Pack in action in a new video we shot with Paul skating the streets of San Francisco. We tasked our friends Mike Martin and Gabe Morford (of MASH) with the job of documenting Paul during one of his recent visits to SF. Watch how Paul navigates the city’s streets, hills and skate spots.
This morning Chas and Steve from TCB Courier left San Francisco to bike to Portland in 6 days. That’s roughly 800 miles on track bikes (both running 46×17 ratios). At the end they will race in the West Side Invite X.
Here’s a list of what they’re bringing:
- 2 Messenger Backpacks
- Sleeping bag and Bivy Sack
- Tarp and parachute cord
- Bike tools
- 2 extra tubes
- Bike pump
- 2 kits with arm/leg warmers
- 1 pair long johns
- 1 rain jacket
- 3 pairs wool socks
- 1 T-shirt (for those fancy dinners)
- 1 pair cut off shorts (for chillin’)
- Tons of Clif Bar stuff
- Broken iPhone
- iPod shuffle
Good luck guys!
UPDATE: We set up a Flickr Map of the progress.
Remember Chas (one of the guys that we sponsored at CMCW Tokyo)? He sent us a pic of his customized Selle San Marco Regal saddle. Chas works for TCB Courier in SF, follow them on twitter: @tcbcourier.
DFA Records & Incase Present:
THE JUAN MACLEAN
DJ Set at Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA
Friday, November 20th
We’d like to give our condolences to the friends and family of drummer Jerry Fuchs. He died tragically last weekend in Brooklyn, NY. To those who loved his music, Jerry was an incredibly talented musician and an absolute joy to watch. From his work in The Juan MacLean to Turing Machine, Maserati, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and beyond, Fuchs was the consummate drummer’s drummer. He brought richness, humility, friendship, and passion to every project. Jerry was a good friend to many within the tightly knit independent music community, his playing and his life shall be sorely missed and immensely celebrated.
If you’re in the Bay Area on Friday night, November 20th, this is the show you ought to be at. These folks are gonna be serious about getting bodies on the dance floor. And while you’re at Mezzanine, raise a toast to Jerry. Proceeds of this event will go to benefit the Gerhardt Fuchs family. He truly was one of the good ones.
We added some photos from San Francisco to the Bicycle Film Festival set on Flickr.
BFF is visiting Portland this weekend. Make sure to see some of the movies that are being shown. Specially the portrait of the legendary Italian Frame Builder Giovanni Pelizzoli aka “Ciocc”. Amazing film.
Thrasher Magazine organized the last ever Wallenberg contest last weekend. I got there a little bit late, so was unable to get a good spot up front. I still shot a few photos. And good thing Thrasher posted a video with all the action. Lizard King is my new favorite skater.
Wow. We arrived in San Francisco last week, a little nervous about spending two days on an artificial island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, asking ourselves “Who actually lives on Treasure Island?” and “Is it really made out of trash and dredged mud?” Once we actually made it on-site (after a left lane exit ramp followed by a hairpin turn), we were blown away by the amazing views of the Bay Bridge, cryptic “no trespassing” and “radioactive” signage and laid-back vibe of the Treasure Island Music Festival.
We were onsite at TIMF for both Saturday’s dance line-up and Sunday’s indie rock jam, silkscreening scarves with custom SF-themed designs from the Royal Scourge and handing out free Incase product. The line for the Incase booth was at times out of control, winding itself into other vendors’ tents (sorry, Boost Mobile and Jim Streibich!)
We had a blast talking to festival goers about Incase and helping them choose custom Royal Scourge designs (Tenderloin furry with ballgag vs. Mission furry with fixie bike) for their scarves. Our scarves definitely came in handy as the sun went down and the wind whipped up!
We were also lucky enough to get Incase product to some of the festival bands: CSS, TV on the Radio (killer), Spiritualized (OMFG), Vampire Weekend, the Raconteurs and more.
Check out more photos (by Arlie Carstens) from the weekend. Thanks to our local staff Nick, Nihal and Josh, screen printers Zoe + Erik at VESL and The Royal Scourge for making this weekend a blast. YOU LOOKED GOOD!