8/24 – SLS Super Crown in Newark

Street League Skateboarding (SLS), the premier international skateboarding competition founded by Rob Dyrdek, will be making a welcome return to the East Coast on Sunday, August 24th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

VOCAL is excited to announce that skateboarding’s most prestigious professional competitive series, Street League Skateboarding, will host the Super Crown World Championship in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center on Sunday August 24th. After a historical jaw-dropping show in Chicago and a sold out event in Los Angeles, the 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour has narrowed down its 25 of the world’s best pro skaters to the final 8 which include: Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Shane O’Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz, Matt Berger and Ishod Wair.


Congratulations to SLS Nike SB World Tour: Los Angeles champion Nyjah Huston. Although he continues unbeaten for the season, the final eight skateboarders at the Super Crown World will up the ante even further for the $200,000 prize purse and coveted title of SLS Champ. The 2014 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship is certain to be an epic conclusion to the most exciting Season of Street League Skateboarding in history. Will the New Jersey native and hometown hero, Ishod Wair, seek redemption against Nyjah for his marginal win at the SLS Monster Energy Pro Open? Or maybe the real question is, can Nyjah Huston be beat in 2014?

The 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour brings the sport’s best street skateboarding to a worldwide fan base with each star competitor seeking to win the Super Crown Championship and further cement their spot in skateboarding history — and we invite you to be a part of this momentous event.

Posted by: Official Genius | August 6, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

8/23 – Take 2 Premier – LV


A skateboard film by Dominic Granieri. Featuring the styles of Josh Baldwin, Enzo Cautela, Joey Esteban, Kenny Martin, Josh Wheat, Adrian McCoy, and many more locals along side some of your favorite pros and ams! Come celebrate with us! There will also be a raffle for a bunch of Pharmacy boardshop and volcom clothing product! $2 admission or free admission with the purchase of a DVD for $10! Everyone that attends gets a raffle ticket upon entry and can purchases additional tickets to win for only $1, so don’t forget AUGUST 23, 2014 mark your calendars! Come have fun with the Las Vegas skate scene!

1401 E Flamingo rd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119


Posted by: Official Genius | August 5, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Premiers, Skateboarding

8/19: Official Genius Tradeshow Afterparty – LV


Nickel F*n Beer Night presents:

The OG Agenda Tradeshow Afterparty!

It’s finally back – the winter games was probably our favorite night in NFBN history, with over 400 of you making the place wild for Lil Debbie and friends. We’re pleased to announce its time for the summer games – this time our buds ANDRE LEGACY & BARS MURRE take the stage, along with a ton of special guests. Who will enter? More importantly, who will win? Fuck, who cares…just show up.



Hosted by Image Won and Omino Jakku of Campfire Music !

Closing ceremony with:


opening sets by : PARIA BADD and LEGIT WILLIAMS


:: INSIDE ::
spinning punk rock, gangsta rap, and anything and everything to make that ass shake!

Beauty Bar LV
517 Fremont St.
Downtown Las Vegas

Doors 900 / $10 / 21+ / Tip your bartenders!

Supported by:


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SW Artsfest hits DC

2014 SW ArtsFest
Three days of art events in the Southwest DC Waterfront area featuring its art powerhouses.

Washington, DC [Oct 3rd-5th, 2014] SW ArtsFest returns for its 4th year to celebrate its growing art community. Showcasing the programming of (e)merge art fair, Arena Stage, Art Whino, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the SW Artsfest SW ArtsFest will offer a weekend of art centered activities that will encourage the D.C. area community to check out the booming SW quadrant and its various art producers. Additional producers will be announced in the coming weeks. A special publication will be released with in depth information on all the producers and a schedule of events that allows patrons to plan an art-filled weekend.

(e)merge art fair : Capitol Skyline Hotel
Featuring 85 exhibitors and over 150 international artists.
Fair open Thursday- Sunday
The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. The GALLERY PLATFORM features participating galleries in hotel rooms and other spaces on designated floors. The ARTIST PLATFORM features a vetted selection of works by independent artists throughout the hotel’s public areas and grounds. (e)merge’s two exhibition platforms inspire a new echelon of art collectors and provide curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art. The (e)merge educational platform will include lectures, panel discussions, and tours given by innovative authorities in contemporary art, including collectors, curators, critics, and artists.

Arena Stage: “The Shoplifters”
Showtimes – Thursday- Sunday
Meet Alma — a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over some lousy senior citizen deal. When her life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor, she risks losing her freedom, her resolve and maybe even the steak she has stuffed in her pants. Tony-nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet, Follies) leads an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters in this biting, world-premiere comedy about society’s haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.

Arena Stage: National Hand Dance Association
Join the National Hand Dance Association from noon to 5 PM for Hand Dance demonstrations, lessons in basic hand dance and audience dancing. Free and open to the public.

Art Whino: G40 Art Summit
Exhibit Open Thursday – Sunday
An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino Art Whino comes back for it’s 5th annual G40 Art Summit! Join artists as they showcase stunning three dimensional and installation art as this year’s G40 theme. Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement.

Blind Whino: Outdoor Arts Festival
Saturday 11am-4pm
An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino
Explore unique and amazing goods made by local artisans and painters in a casual atmosphere. Find new favorites and reconnect with your favorite artists. A sampling of the communities treasures such as Westminster Jazz, and much more.

Lance Fung’s “Nonuments” as part of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 5×5 Project
Exhibit Open Thursday – Sunday
Washington DC, our nation’s capital, is renowned for its grand monuments honoring the history and achievements of great Americans. But behind the federal face of official Washington, there is a real city with distinctive neighborhoods filled with passionate citizens living their lives. For this 5 x 5 project, Fung Collaboratives has curated Nonuments, a temporary sculpture park featuring “monuments” devoted not to the great but to ordinary people, to the ideals of democracy, and to the common struggles of humanity. Artists: Jonathan Fung, Cameron Hockenson, Peter Hutchinson, Naranjo-Morse, Jennifer Wen Ma

Event Details:
Full show details and images here: http://www.swdcartsfest.org/

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2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour


The second 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour stops to take place in LA in its first-ever arena event, in skateboarding’s hometown. This event will determine the final eight skateboarders for the 2014 Nike SB Super Crown World Championship.

Only July 27, the event will take place at the Galen Center at USC. After which the championship will happen August 24th in Newark. If you’re in the area you need to check out the finals. Get your tickets here and check the site for more info.

Posted by: admin | July 17, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

7/19 -Chicken Wings and Grape Kool-Aid Rail Jam 4 at Mt Hood

Snowdogg and the Thug Krew are back with The 4th Annual Chicken Wings and Grape Kool Aid Rail Jam, going down Saturday July 19th in Mt Hood Meadows Government Camp! Brought to you by, Mt Hood Riders, Thug Krew, Good Head Beer, Baf Wax, Ill Supreme, Crooked Kingdom, Yo Beat, Official Genius, Neff, Explosive Industries, Couch Boys, Cake ATR and Steez Magazine!!!

AFTER PARTY is sure to get extra Greazy with DJ “EL CHINGON” in the mix at Charlies, Get out to MT Hood for a Chillin’ Grillin’ Good Time!!!!


Posted by: Official Genius | July 4, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Like to get trippy mane?


Looking for something fun to get into the last weekend in July? Check out Gratifly! Gratifly is a 4 day music and arts festival in Avalon South Carolina. Avalon is a communally owned, picturesque piece of land that features a river, lake access, open fields, and shaded wooded camping areas, centrally located in the lush foothills of Appalachia. The venue is two hours from Atlanta, GA, two hours from Asheville, NC, and one hour from Greenville, SC. Gratifly is back and better than ever this year with a killer line up of all kinds of musical acts ranging from your more common festival jam bands all the way to crazier psychedelic late night acts. The music is not everything that will be going on though. This year the folks at Gratifly made sure to offer tons of other activities to take part in. There are five workshop stages featuring education and hands-on activities in sustainability, spirituality, and yoga, to large-scale interactive programs and ceremonies. Also, there will be a group of live painters that will be creating during some of the live music performances that will be going on. Check out the lineup below and see if it’s something you will be adding to your crazy summer plans. Get out and see live music!

Posted by: admin | June 30, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Music

NYRE Songshares for Vinyl Pressing


The New York Rock Exchange is dedicated to passionate musicians and dedicated music fans who want more than just a thumbnail representing ownership of a song. The NYRE is fighting to reclaim what it means to own your music.

The New York Rock Exchange is willing to front up to half the cost of pressing vinyls for artists chosen to launch a songshare on NYRE. There is no cost to the artist and there is a new chance of revenue stream while connecting more directly with fans. Also The NYRE is still accepting submissions for their 2014 Summer Music Collection. Check out their site here

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Zumiez Shredfest


Make sure to sign up for Zumiez Stash to reserve a campsite for a weekend of riding, skating and good times from July 21-23 at Mt. Hood’s High Cascade and Windell’c camps. Zumiez is also giving away two trips for two lucky winners and a friend from anywhere in the U.S. to Mt. Hood to join in on the fun. Visit their site for more information

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Vision Street Wear x Ewokone


On July 2nd, Vision Street Wear and New York graffiti artist Ewokone are celebrating their 2014 capsule collection launch and you will not want to miss it. Its at Wallplay on 118 Orchard St. NYC, RSVP to: vsw@pitchcontrolpr.com

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Adidas Skate Copa 2014


On July 11th, The adidas Skate Copa 2014 will end in a final hosted by The Berrics. The Skate Copa is a Shop Vs Shop contest tour which will visit five regions of the US to find the best. The West Coast Regionals take place on July 10th and the Finals take place on the 11th. If you’re in the West Coast area make sure to check them out. Watch the recaps thus far here and for more information about the Skate Copa tour, please check out The Boardr.

#adidasSkateCopa @adidasSkateboarding

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Pizzacat’s Skate or Pie recap

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Recognizing Real presents @The_Pizzacat’s 1st Annual Skate or Pie ! Skateboard and Pizza Contest

RESULTS: 16 & up
1st Jason Thurtle – THE SAUCE BO$$
2nd Adrian McCoy
3rd Travis Myers
4th Will Pousant
5th Chris Perez
6th Emmanuel Lozano
winners (photo: Durso)

The “Quarter Pie” Award – BEST TRICK on the Quarterpipe – Emmanuel Lozano.

Flatbread Combination Award – BEST COMBINATION of Tricks on the Flatbox – Chris Perez.

1st – AJ Sedupe
2nd – DJ Swartley
3rd – Caleb Kozakasky
4th – Drew Hartler
5th – Julian Martinez
6th – Dylan Batoon
7th – James Steinke

Groms – 12&under
1st – Laird Brunson
2nd – Ivan Kozakovsky
3rd – Miles Davis
4th – Johnny Steinke

Golden Slice Awards 2014
Fan Favorite – Poppy’s Pizza

Best Pepperoni – Pizza Rock
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Biggest Slice – Pin up Pizza
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Recognizing Real presents The Pizzacat’s 1st Annual Skate or Pie ! Skateboard and Pizza Contest!!
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Hosted by DOUBLE D – Dave Duncan!

Couldn’t be more happy with the event turnout!! Major shout out to RECOGNIZING REAL and their team for being huge supporters of the event and really helping it be the most it could be!! All the Vendors AG Photographix! Mad Klothing, Crooked Kingdom, Colonial brand, Deuces All star Krew, Mowgli art, Nation Essentials, ParkFAB, Laced, Dopeass Glass, Bad Boarderz, Pizza Chefs, Poppys Pizza and Zyda skateboards, vending in the heat and supporting the skate scene can’t thank you enough for all the giveaways, the kids were super stoked on em! S/O Thugkrew, Steez mag, Explosive Ind, and Osiris shoes for providing giveaways to the winners and crowd! Skatecity and Colonial brand skateboards for hosting us! The OG skate team for repping hard as fuck! All the Judges, Blue Tile Lounge and JARRITOS for coming in as last minute sponsors! Stoked to have the support of the skate rock legends comp that happened last month, also the legend Double D Dave Duncan for making it sound like the Xgames or Dew tour in there! All the performers Late for Dinner, DJ Munkey, Johnny Mcnazty, Jay Kapp, L Boogie, Bangerz and DeMarco Cruz for killing their sets! Good music always helps make a great event, they killed it And finally all the skaters, parents and homies that came out can’t wait for the next one! ‪

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Recognizing Real’s recap of Skate or Pie – video by Jesse Hudson

Zyda Skateboards recap

Explosive team riders were also on the scene, check out there recap here on RollDawgszine.

Posted by: Official Genius | June 23, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

The Lb Project


The LB Project has been created to unite the European Skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London. This project will support Skateistan by donating half of the artworks presented during the exhibition.

The show will feature: Michael Sieben / Todd Bratrud / Jeremy Fish / Mark Foster / Jeremyville / Kid Creature / Funeral French / Mike Kershnar / Lucas Beaufort / Chad Eaton / BB Bastidas

Posted by: admin | June 20, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events

NYRock Exchange Submissions for Summer Music Collection


The New York Rock Exchange is an innovative new company that connects bands directly with fans, they do this through songshares. They have already launch successful songshares with over a dozen bands and singers, all devoted to spreading their music. This summer they are launching a Summer Music Collection with 10 of the hottest up-and-coming bands. If you’re interested check out their site or apply for this sick opportunity.

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LOOK AWAY: The Art of Todd Fancis


WINS is happy to announce the global release of LOOK AWAY: THE ART OF TODD FRANCIS, by Seb Carayol and Todd Francis on June 26th at the Hennessey + Ingalls in LA. Most people know Todd Francis for his work over the past 20 years creating iconinc skateboard graphics for Antihero, Element, Real and Stereo among others.

This book reveals more to Francis than most of his biggest fans even know. Check out how to get your hands on it here

Event Dates:
LOS ANGELES – Thursday, June 26 at Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore, 6pm
(1520 N Cahuenga Blvd #8, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

MILAN – Wednesday, July 2 at Bastard store, 6pm
(Via Scipio Slataper, 19, 20125 Milano, Italy)

BERLIN – Tuesday, July 8 at Bright Tradeshow booth 117/118, 4pm
(Brunnenstrasse 19-21, 10119 Berlin, Germany)

SAN FRANCISCO – Thursday, July 17 at DLXSF store, 6pm
(1831 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Posted by: admin | June 19, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events