McGhie’s Tent sale recap


Technine Southwest, Skatin on EM, Official Genius, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort and the Psycho Sports Cartel all came together for a game of skate, video premiers and a snowboard raffle. The event was a blast with good friends, good vibes, and everyone ready to kick winter off right.






Posted by: Official Genius | November 11, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

7th Annual Nor’Easter Party

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Bern and Steez have teamed up to bring you the 7th Annual Nor’easter Party to start the season off with a bang! It’s goin down this Saturday, November 15th at the Cask ‘N Flagon from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. and there is absolutely NO COVER. 21+. Tons of free stuff. You’ve heard about this one, don’t miss out!

New Uber users will get a free ride (up to $30) with the code: steezmag

Deep Eddy Vodka
Radio 92.9
Never Summer Industries
Killington Resort
Fischer Sports Alpine Ski
SASS Global Travel
Wachusett Mountain


Check out the page here:


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11/13 – Cecropia night

Cecropia night.
Cecropia night

“The start of the night a dj spins while live art / live painting is starting. If more artists want to hang art or display art this will also be the time for people to sort of check that out, hang out, network, etc.

Earlier in the day I will be setting up some of the light installations and the projectors for the live projections. ( For future Cecropia events) This is when I also invasion people showing film projects, etc.

Live music will run from 9:30 to 12:30 with Blue Boy Productions (Boston/ Music Ecology ) headlining essentially 10:30 to 12:30

The over all idea for the night is to merge local art, live light installations, and VJ or movie products coupled with both local /national / international electronic music in Newburyport.

Merch booths will be up for musicans & I plan to let the artists sell their art + whatever they create. “

Posted by: Official Genius | November 9, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

Smokin’ Snowboards Adds Shoma Takaoh

Smokin’ Snowboards is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Japanese shredder Shoma Takaoh to our team and family. Shoma, known amongst friends as “the Japanese Bradshaw” has been riding Smokin’ Snowboards for a few months now since meeting up with the crew at Mt. Hood this summer.

In recent news Shoma Takaoh was voted first pick for entry into the upcoming Burton Rail Days event held on November 15th in Tokyo Japan. The Rail Days event is called the “Worlds largest street snowboarding event” and is open to 17 invite only riders from around the globe.


We are excited to grow with Shoma and look forward to him holding it down for Smokin’ in Japan as well as his visits to the US for upcoming film missions, team events, and to work on designing his pro model for 2016.

Catch Shoma in the various awesome STONP Crew edits and videos floating around the web.


Posted by: Official Genius | November 7, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

Graffiti Hierarchy 2 x Best Trick Contest – Las Vegas


Official Genius and Recognizing Real present BEST TRICK CONTEST on the MINI-RAMP at FIRST FRIDAY at Cornerstone Art Gallery in the Arts District, Downtown Las Vegas.

Attention Graff Heads!!
Graffiti Hierarchy 2 is goin on this Friday at Cornerstone Art Gallery.. ft KING RUCK, DEX, KOPYE, PRIME and AISE plus tons of new art from amazing artists inside the gallery !

sounds by DJ EDOC

Don’t miss this first Friday with these visiting graffiti kings !


skate trick comp on the ISI half-pipe present by OG and RR!


Free Steez Mag stickers and giveaways will be on hand, go check it out.

Official Genius


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

Mowers/Steez Release Party


Last weekend the culmination of months of work reached a pinnacle at the Mowers x Steez collaboration release party in Beverly, Ma, just north of Boston. If you remember our Esoteric interview from issue 32 then you might recognize these shots from inside the shop. This was the first of what will undoubtfully be many more collaborations to come with Mowers. It was an easy and natural fit to work with a barbershop that’s not only right in our backyard, but one that actually gives a shit about it’s clientele and putting out a quality product. Straight razors and hot towels are commonplace at Mowers Barbershop at 269 Cabot St. To elevate the relationship we teamed up to create a high quality hooded sweatshirt that reflected our culture and upbringing. Every hoody comes with a custom comb as well with the W.C. Fields homage. We were stoked to see so many people come out despite the Nor’easter. Never a bad party when Karma and 7L come out either! You can pick up a dope hoody while they last from our store. Check out the photos from release night. Thanks to Deep Eddy Vodka for coming through with the spirits too!
Photos by Jenna Hoy

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Yok & Sheryo bring Nasty Goreng Show to LA

Sheryo and Yok have been working away on a new solo-duo show at Superchief gallery in down town LA, opening November 8th.

The show has a combination of work made in indonesia, with original drawings and work made at the gallery in LA. Come down to 739 Kohler st to treat your eyeballs to Nasty Goreng LA style, and have some beers with us.

Big thanks to montana cans USA for supporting us with paint and tiger beer for the brews!

Take a peak at some process images.

November 8th, 6pm onwards

Super Chief Gallery
739 Kohler St




















Posted by: Official Genius | November 4, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events



Limited time only! Receive one free full-day lift ticket & up to 50% off ticket savings for the entire season at CROTCHED MOUNTAINAttitash Ski Resort & Wildcat Mountain. Hurry, special offer expires November 12 at 11:59pm

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All I Need Skate and Shake Shack Team Up to
Host Amateur Skateboard Contest at Skaters Edge Indoor Skatepark

TAUNTON, MA – November 3, 2014 – All I Need Skate, in association with Shake Shack and a bevy of top skateboard and lifestyle brands, is proud to announce theFirst Annual New England Am skateboard contest is set for Saturday, November 22, 2014, from Noon-9:00pm, at Skaters Edge Indoor Skatepark.

Located at 391 Water Street in Taunton, Skaters Edge is the largest indoor skatepark in Massachusetts with more than 30,000 square feet of skater-designed stairs, ledges, ramps, rails, and more.

The New England Am skateboard contest will feature three divisions: 14 & Under(Noon-2:00pm), 15 & Over (3:00-5:00pm), and a special invite-only Skateshop Am(7:00-9:00pm).

Skaters in all three divisions will battle it out for bragging rights and a wide variety of top-shelf prizes from contest sponsors (full list below). A $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of Shake Shack and Skaters Edge, will be awarded to the top three shops competing in the Skateshop Am division (1st Place: $1,000; 2nd Place: $300; 3rd Place: $200).

“The New England skate scene has experienced tremendous growth recently, and the New England Am will be the first contest of its kind to unite the entire community for an awesome day of skating at the region’s top skatepark,” says Anthony Shetler, pro skateboarder and New England Am Founder. “I have been dreaming about making this contest happen for more than two years now, and I am hyped to watch my dream become a reality. This contest will bring together local skaters of all ages and abilities, and it will ensure the New England skate scene continues to thrive, prosper and rise for years to come.”

For the first time ever, the invite-only Skateshop Am division will determine which local shops truly have the region’s best amateur skaters. Participating shops will includeCivilEastern BoarderFun Box BoardsHiveLevitateLogicMax Hesh,Narragansett Surf & SkateRed AlertSolsticeTechnical, and Theory. More shops may be added in the coming weeks.

Guest judges for the New England Am will include top East coast pro skateboardersNick Dompierre and Brandon Westgate, as well as local legend Donny Barley.

“The New England Am is keeping the East coast alive and bringing everyone together for a sick session—can’t wait,” says Brandon Westgate, resident of Wareham, MA, and founder/owner of Westgate Cranberries, an event sponsor.

Pro skateboarder Donny Barley, hailing from Groton, CT, adds, “New England skateboarding made me. So, I’m honored to be a part of New England Am. I know it’s going to be an amazing experience for everyone involved!”

The inaugural New England Am skateboard contest is made possible through generous support from All I Need SkateBones BearingsDC ShoesFilmbotFootprint Insole TechnologyHouse of MarleyKnockaround SunglassesLowcard MagazineMatix ClothingOC RampsShake ShackSkaters Edge Indoor SkateparkSk8ologySteez MagazineStelth Headwear, and Westgate Cranberries.

To learn more, please visit ,

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McGhies Tent Sale – Las Vegas

Be sure to join us NOV 8th for McGhies/Technine winter kick off party & annual tent sale! Get laced up for winter! Pick up your season passes,Free BBQ, Live DJs provided by DJ Munkey, L Boogie, Jay Kapp and DJ EDOC !! We will be raffling a technine snowboard & bindings etc. also game of SKATE Battle for prizes will be held at 3 PM! Movie premieres 6pm SOE movie , 7pm snowboarder magazine’s movie FOREWORD! raffles will be held after the movie premieres! Event sponsored by Technine, Neff Headwear, Jammy Pack, Skatin on Em, Official Genius, Snowboarder Mag, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, and Brian Head Resort Mcghies Store located at 4035.S FORT APACHE RD. LAS VEGAS NV. 89247 phone # 702-252-8077  


photo/flier by : AG Photographix  rider: Curren Weber !


Posted by: Official Genius | October 29, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard


“The infamous CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE returns to London on Saturday November 1st in association with Vans. Now in its eighth year, the “gnarliest Halloween party in town” will rock House of Vans London – situated in the spooky Old Vic Tunnels, famed for its dark past and crypt like surroundings.”

“The Halloween Massacre will also host the biggest bowl riding skateboard jam the UK has seen this year, with a huge purse of 10,000EUR prize money available to both amateur and pro skateboarders from around the world.”


Posted by: Official Genius | October 27, 2014 | Categorized under: Events


Global Action Sports Spectacle Zooms Across U.S with 14-City Tour Beginning May 5, 2015
Pre-Sale Begins October 22; General On-Sale Begins October 25

Watch LIVE at 10:30pm est or 7:30pm pst

Los Angeles – October 22, 2014 – Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana today announced that Nitro Circus Live ( is returning to North America with a 2015 U.S. tour. The first leg will visit 14 cities across the country beginning May 5 in Tampa, Florida and wrapping May 24 in Houston, Texas. Nitro Circus Live, the action sports spectacle that is a worldwide phenomenon, features more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding. The tour features hilarious and heart-stopping stunts unique to Nitro Circus using contraptions such as water coolers, rocking horses, a lazyboy couch and more. Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in freestyle motocross and one of extreme sport’s biggest names, is bringing back the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit MTV show and Nitro Circus 3D film. The team helped sell out city after city on its first U.S. tour earlier this year.


Pre-sale tickets for the 2015 U.S. tour go on sale October 22 at 10:30 p.m. (EST) and to the general public October 25. Tickets can be purchased through

“We are so stoked to bring the biggest, most daring action sports production ever staged back home where Nitro Circus all started years ago,” says Pastrana. “Our insane group of athletes perform stunts that you literally cannot see anywhere else on the planet. We’re constantly pushing each other to break records and do things that people previously thought was physically impossible. We had an epic time in the US earlier this year, and we were pumped on just how many people came out to see us. Now we’re ready to show a whole bunch of new cities what we’re all about.”

Originally a small DVD series filmed in Pastrana’s Maryland backyard, Nitro Circus grew into a successful MTV show with more than 46 million U.S. viewers and broadcast in 60 countries worldwide. The next step was Nitro Circus Live, which has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with a string of sell-out shows and record-breaking crowds across Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa.


Fans can expect spectacular, fully choreographed huge motocross stunts and outrageous feats on an array of contraptions – trikes, snow skis, a bath tub on wheels, tandem bikes, razor scooters, shopping carts, and even a Barbie car, all launched with precision and skill off the one of a kind 50-foot high Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp. The ridiculous ‘Nitro Bomb’ is a favorite across the globe, with up to 20 riders mid-air and upside-down at the same time. Check out the Nitro bomb here:

“We are building on the huge global success of Nitro Circus and can’t wait to return to North America in 2015,” said Managing Director of Nitro Circus Live Michael Porra. “We are breaking ticket sales records in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and sold out arenas at nearly every stop on our first U.S. tour last year. It’s been a big year for Nitro Circus, and we can’t wait to bring the crew’s crazy antics to 14 brand new cities across the country.”


For fans upset that NCL is not coming to their city on this leg of the tour – don’t sweat it! Nitro Circus Live will be touring more than 25 other cities across the US and Canada in 2015, with the dates to be announced early next year. For more tour information, updates from the road and behind-the-scenes content, visit Follow Nitro Circus Live on Twitter: @nitrocircuslive and Facebook: Fans looking for even more excitement can purchase special Nitro Circus VIP Experience packages featuring an exclusive Travis Pastrana meet & greet opportunity, premium reserved seating with the best view of the action, tour merch not available anywhere else and much more. Don’t wait, however, as quantities are very limited: only 150 VIP Experience passes will be available for each show.


About Nitro Circus Live
Nitro Circus continues to position itself as one of the foremost, up and coming youth action sports & entertainment brands on the planet.  From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a garage in Utah in 2003, to a smash TV series which has aired in 60+ countries and become one of MTV’s most popular programs of all time, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet. The Nitro Circus 3D Movie, featuring cast members from the MTV series, was released in 2012 in cinemas worldwide.

In 2010, the TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry veteran Michael Porra into a must-see live event, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since the inaugural tour of Australia four years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. The tour has now rolled across five continents, with sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand, China, the United States, Canada, South Africa, and all across the European Continent.

2015 Tour Schedule (First Leg)*
Tues, May 5 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Wed, May 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Fri, May 8 Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena
Sat, May 9 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sun, May 10 Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
Tues, May 12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thurs, May 14 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Fri, May 15 Uniondale, NJ – Nassau Coliseum
Sun, May 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Tues, May 19 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Wed, May 20 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Thurs, May 21 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sat, May 23 Dallas, TX – Toyota Stadium
Sun, May 24 Houston, TX – TDECU Stadium
*More dates announced soon


Posted by: Official Genius | October 24, 2014 | Categorized under: Events



Leading Designer and Craftsman, Andy Vasquez and Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington to Lead Interactive Workshop in Boston

Converse CONS announces the return of CONS Project: Boston, a series of community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music workshops. This installment of CONS Project: Boston, focusing on “Creative Recycling,” is the third of five in the ongoing workshop series slated to hit the city over the next year.

Encouraging aspiring designers and artistic builders to register today, “Creative Recycling” will teach participants the key skills of repurposing used skateboards. From building furniture from recycled skate decks to designing and painting finished pieces, the daylong workshop will be led by renowned designer and craftsman, Andy Vasquez with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington.

As one local component of the overarching North American CONS Project initiative, CONS Project: Boston is slated to continue alongside other workshops in key cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto through Spring 2015. This specialized program, geared towards up-and-coming skate and art talents, offers extensive, hands-on workshops with renowned legends and up-and-coming super stars at no cost.

Aspiring creative actives between the ages of 13 and 24 can apply for a slot at

WHEN: “Creative Recycling” – Saturday, November 15 / 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Artists for Humanity / 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127


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

Volcom Takes Over Lido Theater For Mr.Plant Premiere


This past Friday, October 17th, Volcom took over the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA, and debuted their newest film Mr. Plant -a Veeco Film production based on the travels of snowboarder and New Hampshire backwoodsman Pat Moore. The film follows Pat as he spends a season traveling around the world with the rest of the Volcom Snow family, friends and icons.




Left: audience; Right: Volcom Co-Founder, Richard Woolcott shares a few words)

Volcom opened Lido Theater doors to the public which included fans of all ages, local editors, tastemakers, bloggers, professional snow athletes and Mr.Plant co-stars such as Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Bryan Iguchi, Seth Huot, Harrison Gordon, Alex Lopez, Jake Price and Elena Hight.

(Right-Left: Volcom Snow Team-Seth Huot, Jake Price, Pat Moore, Bryan Iguchi, Scott Blum, Elena Hight, Alex Lopez, Curtis Ciszek)

Prior to the film premiere, Volcom family and friends were treated to a pre-party at the Volcom headquarters for a VIP skate and BBQ. The lucky guests were later loaded up into an eye-catching Volcom Red Bull double-decker bus and chauffeured to the main event.

mp_lido-7685(Left-Right: Donny Stevens, Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Alex Lopez, Bryan Iguchi, Ryan Immegart)

With 13 stops left on the global premiere tour, be sure to check out the tour schedule for upcoming listings!


Posted by: Official Genius | October 21, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Premiers, Snowboard

OCT 19 Crotched Parks – Preseason Rail Session


Crotched Park’s annual preseason rail session is back for another day of next level shredding & lots of snow to go with it! Our crew is hauling in over 20 cubic yards of snow for the event. With 5-6 freestyle features, live music to keep the stoke up, this Sunday (October 19th) should make for the best Preseason Rail Session to date!

The only money you’ll be dishing out is for gas to get here, the preseason rail jam is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Food (BBQ) will be available for purchase.

DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2014
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride

Posted by: Official Genius | October 15, 2014 | Categorized under: Events