Ashes (Belgium) Tour Starts Today

Ashes Belgium South Africa Tour Pretoria

Ashes Belgium South Africa Tour Pretoria

Ashes all the way from Belgium will be kicking off their South African tour at Schivas Rock!

Cheap drinks and great support acts.

Line up:

20:00 – NO FUCKS
20:45 – Home At Last
21:30 – CONQUEROR HC
22:15 – Ashes

R40

Stage dives and high fives!
See you there!

No under 18’s
R.O.A.R.

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Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings. The author will be present at all launches.

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Cape Town

Cape Town, 29 January

Space Between, 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock.
Official launch of the new studio and gallery space, Space Between.
‘Urban A’ group exhbition, featuring work by Nardstar*, Ariel23, Ninjabreadboy, Skullboy, Fersyndicate, Steve ‘Crack’, Chris Auret, Jack Fox and r1.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
PLUS:
Street art tours in Westridge (SA’s graffiti birthplace) on Friday 30 January and in Woodstock on Saturday 31 January with The Street Is The Gallery Tours.
Book signing and live graffiti at the Open Wall on Saturday 31 January at Side Street Studios (48 Albert Rd).

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 26-28 February

Kalashnikovv Gallery
153 Smit Str, Braamfontein
Video screening and photographs by Cale Waddacor.
Live graffiti painting.
Book signing.
Braamfontein street art tour with Past Experiences.

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Durban

Durban, (T.B.C)*

Open Plan Studio
39 Station Dr, Durban
‘Tracksides’ group show by a selection Durban’s finest urban and graphic artists (Artists TBA).
Sketch wars.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
Other entertainment throughout the day.

Event link TBC

Graffiti South Africa Book

Keep up-to-date via the Facebook event pages and our Twitter feed (@graffitiafrica).
Please note that the event itinerary may be subject to changes.

Book your place on one of the street art tours by emailing mail@graffitisouthafrica.com.
The tours are 90-minutes long with very experienced tour guides. Costs vary per tour, all welcome.

Limited copies of the Graffiti SA book are available for purchase at a discounted rate of R650.00 – first come, first served. Reserve your copy to avoid disappointment.

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/book/

Brixton Broadcast: Berlin

Brixton Broadcast Berlin

Last week Brixton hosted their first Brixton Broadcast music event at the Bassy Club in Berlin featuring the legendary The King Khan and BBQ Show and Brighton’s Spit Shake Sisters.

Here’s the video recap.

Ultimate X in 1 Month

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X is in less that 1 month!

SA’s Premiere Action Sports Festival Moves to its NEW home Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, come 27th / 28th Feb 2015.

See Top SA & International Athletes in FMX / BMX / Skate compete for a prize purse of over R 150 000 with Blade / MTB & MX Trials PLUS a whole lot more action.

UX 2015 Sees something totally Unique with Africa’s 1st ever indoor floodlit, pyrotechnical lazer action sport blowout, plus performances by South Africa biggest Band / DJ’s.

Title Sponsor: Old School Productions

Redbull
DC Shoes Africa – Skate
Fox Head South Africa – FMX
World of Heroes / GoPro – BMX
Western Cape Gov
Skullcandy South Africa
Sprite / Peninsula Beverage Company

Ticket Prices: Available through Computicket
Friday Night – R150
Saturday Night – R220
Weekend Pass – R250

Contact Info: Markus Museler
021 462 42 56 / 083 655 3176
Markus@oldschoolproductions.co.za

Tickets @ Computicket – http://online.computicket.com/web/package/ultimate_x_action_sports_fest_adult_weekend_pass_mezzanine/547700
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/UltimateXeXtremeGames
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/801775829881994/
Website – UltimateX.co.za

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: LAST DAY

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. Last Day. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. Last Day. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– TODAY IS THE LAST DAY –

Revolution Cresta closes at end of day today. So pull in and take advantage of these specials whil you can!

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 2 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 2 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 2 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 2 DAYS TO GO – TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 3 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 3 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 3 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 3 DAYS TO GO –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 5 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 5 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 5 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 5 DAYS TO GO –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

 Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

24 January 2015
Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

After a four year hiatus the duo known as Gazelle & Invizable have concluded their second and final album called “The Rise & Fall of an Empire” which portraits the cycle of life, death and resurrection within a conceptual narrative of civilization, society on individual, its lifespan and socio-­political ideology. The group shot to critical acclaim when their debut album “Chic Afrique” broke through the South African music scene and into the world, making waves that shook the idea of musical genre with their unique self titled ‘Limpop’ sound. This album is a swan song for the duo as they have decided to let go of the band and focus on personal projects between New York and Cape Town. With their choice cemented they have decided to offer the album to their fans and listeners for free as a sign of gratitude for their faith and support over what was a magical time in South African culture and development, resonating the groups respect of each other and the people that helped to build what was truly a magnificent moment in African dance music.

Two final performances in South Africa will write the last chapter of this iconic group with a show in Cape Town at Assembly on the 24th of January and the final show in Pretoria at Park Acoustics on the 25th of January.

The Rise & Fall of an Empire came to life after traveling across South Africa and putting together an ‘African Orchestra’ to perform an 11 scene or song tale about the infinite cycle of life. This was visually translated by Austrian artists Constantin Demner and Sarah Littasy from Studio Elastic. An incredible art piece was created out of illustration and built into a 3D object with paper which was then filmed and photographed.

On the 24th of January prior to the final Cape Town show this art piece will be installed along with a listening session of the album in the Annex of Assembly courtesy of Red Bull Studios Cape Town where the preliminary recordings was done.

– Gazelle & DJ INVIZABLE
– Alice Phoebe Lou Music
– Tommy Gun
– Native Young
– Season Marimba Stars

Entrance:
R60 Webtickets / R80 Door

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 6 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 6 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 6 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 6 DAYS TO GO –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Almost Famous Ep. 26

Almost Famous Episode 26

Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam & More – Almost Famous Ep. 26

Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Willow and Cooper Wilt. Looking back at some of the episodes from 2014 while working on the new series for 2015.

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 10 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 10 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 10 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 10 DAYS TO GO –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

(011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Jean-Marc feat. in Soul ID Top 100 Athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes Features in Soul ID's top 100 athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes Features in Soul ID's top 100 athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes was recently featured on SoulID.com, who are choosing and featuring a list of their top 100 athletes from around the world.

“Jean-Marc Johannes is one of the world’s elite skateboarders, who is fully dedicated to progressing the industry. This dedication has earned him a spot as one of the top 100 athletes in the world! Check out his full length feature at http://www.soulid.me/athletes” – SoulID

http://www.soulid.me/athletes

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

2 to 6 April 2015 will see the biggest metal festival ever to take place on African soil. Witchfest Open Air 2015 #‎WFOA2015 will be held at the Klein Koperaal Farm just outside Johannesburg and will feature some of the biggest international names in the metal world with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Epica and Decapitated (to name just a few) joining the bill. This ensemble of international metal awesomeness will also be supported by the very best the South African metal scene has to offer.

The legendary Jim Rose will be MC along with Marq Vas from South African metal legends Metalmorphosis.

The festival is set to make history as the first of its kind in South Africa.

Tickets and directions are available from www.witchdoctorproductions.com and www.computicket.com.

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer 2014 Comp

The Langebaan Summer Skate comp was organised by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Edit by Duncan Walker.

Jean-Marc: A Day with NKA in LA

Jean Marc Johannes with NKA in LA

When Jean-Marc Johannes went to LA last year he filmed with Nigel Alexander for an episode of “A Day with NKA”. He was stoked on the flatground tricks JM was doing and wanted to film it for his channel and this episode.

Big ups JM!

Gone Cruzin Port Elizabeth

Cruzin Port Elizabeth

By Clinton Theron

This holiday I spent a day in PE to visit the homies, so Part A was filmed in that one day. Part B is made up of countless kill sessions through the years at Kings Beach Plaza aka “The Bowl”, a spot that is no more, but will always be remembered and never replaced.

Gone Cruzin is an iPhone edit made up of afternoon city missions with the homies. The idea is that “we’re having fun so might as well film it”.

Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

Attention all people who roll.

Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town, is taking place on 18 January from 9am – 2pm.

It is open to everyone. Come hang out, walk, ride, roll, whatever… The aim is to promote Cape Town as an integrated city.

Open Streets are uniting all non-motorised ‘alternative’ sports/culture to conduct a mass movement on Bree street during Open Streets for the purpose of enjoying the space in whatever legal way we like. Some portable ramps will be facilitated for use on the day but the main emphasis is not only about the obstacles but rather to enjoy the car-free space through healthy recreation, creative expression and bringing together alternative but like minded individuals (so don’t be a stranger with one another and mutual respect is the name of the game).

This is an important event for us as an ‘alternative’ sports/culture to make our presence known to the public and particularly the City of Cape Town so that we may prove to them that these sports/activities can be recognised as something positive, impactful and constructive on youth, society and Cape Town as a whole.

Details:
Entry: Free
Date: 18 January
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Place: Bree Street (Wale St. down to Riebeek St.)

P.S. Open Streets encourage participants to use the train, bus or their own non-motorised transport to get to Bree Street.

Click HERE for the Facebook event and follow Open Streets Cape Town on Facebook and Twitter.

Further info please please go to www.openstreets.co.za or email info@openstreets.co.za.

Cliché Gypsylife Trailer

Cliche Gypsylife Trailer

You can bet that the new video, Gypsylife, from Cliché Skateboards is going to rip.

Our next full length video Gypsylife will be released next Spring!
Keep an eye out for Max Geronzi, Paul Hart, Kyron Davis & the rest of the team!

Skateistan Building a Skate School in JHB

Skateistan Skate School

Skateistan Skate School

The best thing about skating is that it keeps us away from the streets and drugs. – Happy, 12, Skateistan South Africa student

Over 100 students already participate in Skateistan South Africa’s regular programming and this number is growing every week. They now need a space of their own for the kids to learn and play! You can help them fund the creation of a safe learning center and skatepark in central Johannesburg by making a donation.

Scheduled to open in mid-2015, Skateistan South Africa’s skate school will be a safe space for ages 5-25, with a focus on girls, migrants and vulnerable youth.

So far they’ve raised 58,275 USD during the Keep Skateistan Rolling campaign. With your help they can reach our goal of 60,000 USD and continue to provide safe spaces and quality programming to over 1200 youth each week.

Your investment in Skateistan allows them to ensure their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa are safe, inspiring environments for our students, especially the skater girls.

Click HERE to make a donation.

A Safe Space for At-Risk Youth

Skateistan Skate School

You have to think bigger than the streets. Think bigger than where you come from. – Ayanda Mnyandu, Skateistan South Africa Operations Officer

In South Africa, children under the age of 18 make up 37% of the population. Youth face a range of issues such as urban poverty, health issues (particularly related to HIV), lack of employment opportunities, social/racial divisions, and gender-based violence. In our focus area of central Johannesburg, young people, especially those from low income and migrant backgrounds, face violence, drug abuse, poor quality education, and social isolation.

Located on 990m2 of donated land in central Johannesburg, the skate school will include a containerized education and training center, together with an outdoor skateboard plaza (concept pictured above). Programming will run six days per week, with a capacity to teach up to 700 children weekly.

The learning center will feature a classroom, study lab, office, and multi-purpose rooftop space. Beside it will be an outdoor skate plaza (the only one in central Johannesburg). The entire space will reflect the creativity, inspiration and new opportunities for the youth.

Watch our new “Safe Spaces” video to see what Skateistan youth think about having a safe space to skate and learn. In a neighborhood that includes both a rundown, low-income industrial area and the growing artistic community of Maboneng, the Skateistan South Africa skate school promises to be a transformative and exciting space for youth coming from all walks of life.

The long-term vision is for the skate school to become a training hub for youth to create and lead their own community projects in South Africa and the continent.

What Your Donation Can Do

Every bit counts. To give you an idea of just what your donation can do, here are some examples:

$10 – Emergency first-aid supplies for student injuries

$50 – Monthly internet connection for student exchange programs

$100 – Wood to repair our mini ramp in Johannesburg each year

In-kind sponsorship to reduce costs. If you area able to provide shipping containers in South Africa please contact us at development@skateistan.org.