Posted in music | tour dates on August 3, 2011

Quicksilver Pro

Watch out House of Vans, it looks like yeat another corporate-sponsored show-series is vying for contender of "best free shows" in NY this year. Taking place over fifteen days in Long Beach, NY (and finally explaining that mysterious Flaming Lips date), The Quiksilver Pro New York series ("the first-ever ASP World Championship Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States") will feature surfing, skating, and BMX demos from some of the biggest names out there (Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, etc).... not to mention some major music acts like The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, and many more. Best of all, admission to everything is FREE.

All dates with the full lineups are below, but the music portion kicks off on Saturday, 9/3 with Girl Talk, Saves The Day, "a special surprise performance" & more. Sunday has Interpol, Portugal. The Man, The Ettes (who play NYC tonight), and more. Monday (Labor Day) will see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Civil Twilight, and more. 9/9 is probably the most impressive show with The Flaming Lips, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves and Charlotte O'Connor. Saturday 9/10 will play host to a "Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience" with Taking Back Sunday, The Sounds and SLUNT. More details on the benefit show are TBA.

If you can't make it to Long Island, "The Quiksilver Pro New York will be broadcast from September 3-15 by MSG and Fuse, with programming that will feature some of the biggest artists, athletes and live performances from the event."

More details and lineups below...

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PRESS RELEASE:

QUIKSILVER IS BRINGING NEW YORKERS THE BIGGEST MUSIC AND ACTION SPORTS LINEUP FOR THE QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK WITH 40+ MUSICAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDING THE FLAMING LIPS, GIRL TALK, INTERPOL, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, Q-TIP, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, NEON INDIAN, WAVVES & SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES

Labor Day Weekend Appearances by Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Athletes, including Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Danny Way, Travis Pastrana, Andrè Villa, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison, Rob Dyrdek, Stephanie Gilmore, Travis Rice, Torah Bright, Lisa Andersen and Sally Fitzgibbons

Special Benefit Concert Performance Saturday, September 10 hosted by Kelly Slater & Friends

Quiksilver announces the world's largest action sports and music festival ever assembled when The Quiksilver Pro New York supported by vitaminwater arrives in Long Beach, New York from September 1-15. The inaugural U.S. event in the Quiksilver Pro Global Series,which also includes pinnacle events in France and Australia, The Quiksilver Pro New York can already claim its spot as the largest assemblage of music talent and athletes for an action sports competitive event. The festivitieskick-off Labor Day Weekend with Quiksilver, DC and Roxy's top athletes on-hand to meet fans and perform a series of skate, BMX and moto demos; followed byeight nights of music with headlining acts that include The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Taking Back Sunday and a special benefit concert hosted by Kelly Slater & Friends on Saturday, September 10.

"We're very excited to perform at the Quiksilver Pro--the first event of its kind on the east coast," said Interpol's Paul Banks. "As we hail from that part of the country, we are happy to contribute to a collective call of 'Surf's Up!'"

The Quiksilver Pro New York is the second stop in the Quiksilver Pro Global Series, the world's largest professional surfing competition series, which also includes the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia and the Quiksilver Pro France. Quiksilver is bringing the ASP World Tour's elite 34 global pro surfers to Long Beach, New York to compete for surfing's first-ever $1 million prize purse. Along with the surf competition there will be a massive festival area that includes a live concert stage, motocross, skateboarding & BMX demos, event merchandise and more. Admission is free to the public. The ASP surf competition will take place during the best four days of waves in the event window.

MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE

Saturday 9/3
Girl Talk
Saves The Day
Mat Mchugh/The Beautiful Girls Solo & Acoustic
Rudy
...and a special surprise performance!!

Sunday, 9/4
Interpol
Portugal. The Man
The Ettes
The English Beat
Bigger Thomas

Monday, 9/5 (Labor Day)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Civil Twilight
Blackbells
The Wicked Tomorrow
Wildlife

Tuesday, 9/6
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Flight's Kool
Withersby

Wednesday, 9/7
The Benjamins
Temporary Grace
Mike Krum

Thursday, 9/8
State Radio
River City Extension
Andy Suzuki & the Method
Hugo

Friday, 9/9
The Flaming Lips
Q-Tip
Neon Indian
Wavves
Charlotte O'Connor

Saturday, 9/10
Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience
Taking Back Sunday
The Sounds
SLUNT

"I grew up on the east coast listening to the music of my parent's generation...country, folk, singer songwriter type stuff. Most of it I swore I hated, but some of it has stuck with me forever," says Kelly Slater, 10x ASP World Champion. "I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of artists I knew through our vinyl records and became good friends with a couple. We've got a surprise guest playing this year with a few guest appearances thrown in. I think the event is gonna be a really fun night for everybody and something I haven't experienced before."

More info on Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends to come.....

Additional events include:

Quiksilver Presents The Tony Hawk Vert Jam
Friday 9/2

Massive half-pipe demo at Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in New York City at 2:00 pm.
Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, Jesse Fritsch, Mitchie Brusco, Sandro Dias, Neal Hendrix and Elliot Sloan

MotocrossDemos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3, Sunday, 9/4 & Monday, 9/5

DC Team Riders: Travis Pastrana, Andrè Villa, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison

Skate Demos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3 & Monday, 9/5

Skate Team: Tony Hawk, Reese Forbes, Justin Brock, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Chris Cole, MikeyTaylor, Nick Dompierre, Colin McKay, Josh Kalis, Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, Davis Torgerson, Evan Smith, Felipe Gustavo, Marquise Henry and Rob Dyrdek

BMX Demos & Autograph Signings
Friday, 9/2 through Thursday, 9/8

BMX Team: Corey Bohan, Allan Cooke, Craig Mast, Anthony Napolitan, Edwin DeLarosa, Rob Wise, Jeremiah Smith
Alfredo Mancuso, Kelly Bolton, Brad Simms, Brett Banasiewicz, Ryan Jordan

*Athletes and demo times subject to change

In addition a new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, presents "The Art of Flight," a Curt Morgan film starring Quiksilver athlete Travis Rice. Join the entire cast of "The Art of Flight" for the world premiere at New York City's Beacon Theatre on September 7.

For additional information and updates, please go to: www.quiksilverpro.com. The Quiksilver Pro New York will be broadcast from September 3-15 by MSG and Fuse, with programming that will feature some of the biggest artists, athletes and live performances from the event.

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Comments (135)

Worse

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:33 PM

than

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:33 PM

Hitler!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:33 PM

more FREE corporate rock. Terrific.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:35 PM


Gotcha! to produce next Animal Collective tour.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:36 PM

take this x-games shit back to cali

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:39 PM

How early do we gotta get there, and how many strip searches do we get?

Posted by Earl Sinclaire | August 3, 2011 3:40 PM

oh wow taking a train out to Long Island only to be denied entry because it's a clusterfuck and not ticketed sounds like great fun

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:43 PM

fuck la

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:44 PM

i would want to see saves the day but noone else on that line up, i'd want to see the english beat but noone else on that line up, i would like to see the flaming lips but noone else on that line up and i wouldn't mind seeing taking back sunday for free but noone else on that day, overall it doesn't seem worth the trek if you have any sort of specific tastes in music

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:44 PM

Uhhhh where in Long Beach, NY?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:51 PM

some of these shows are good. and free.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:52 PM

this lineup is for tools.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:53 PM

The Flaming Lips
Girl Talk
Interpol
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Q-Tip
Neon Indian
Wavves
Taking Back Sunday
Saves The Day
Portugal
The Man
The Ettes
Civil Twilight
Charlotte O'Connor
The Sounds
SLUNT

Somebody please tell me that I'm not the only one here that doesn't give a fuck about ANY of these acts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:53 PM

Is SLUNT a slutty version of Slint?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:57 PM

more c0rporate marketing rock. Fuck 'em, and fuck all the bands playing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:58 PM

TAKING BACK SUNDAY > SPIN DOCTORS > DREAM THEATER > JOE SATRIANI > ANY CRAPPY LONG ISLAND BAND

LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 3:59 PM

Indie Rock on the Indie blog, brought to you by anyone with a corporate buck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:01 PM

^^^ Why do you hate freedom?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:03 PM

Did I hear someone say.... SPIN DOCTORS?

Posted by Chris Barron (lead singer of Spin Doctors) | August 3, 2011 4:05 PM

These are good, but they're not A-list, like Kanye.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:06 PM

Nope. Not going.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:06 PM

Tourette's Syndrome commentors lol Spin Doctors why do you hate freedom?
Polly want a cracker? Bwack!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:06 PM

take this shit back to los angeles

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:06 PM

3:51: Long Beach, NY

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:07 PM

wow @ Slunt still being around
wow @ Slunt somehow getting an opening slot

I thought the Continental closing meant we didn't have to humor terrible NY attempts at "punk" and "hard rock"?

s/o to Abby Gennet's husband having nothing to do with this

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:08 PM

TOOL > DREAM THEATER > CREED > CRAP

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:09 PM

Taking Back Sunday is the worst band in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:10 PM

^ better than dream theater.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:10 PM

this is better than rock beach

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Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:12 PM

^^ the most intelligent thing posted all day

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:12 PM

I LOVE TOOL!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:15 PM

is there anything The Flaming Lips won't play? I mean anything? I bet I could get them to play the opening of a new supermarket in Bensonhurst. Talk about whores...

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:15 PM

Vans lineups are better

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:16 PM

fake indie rock and fake sports. perfect combo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:18 PM

Saves the Day > Girl Talk, which isn't saying much at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:25 PM

^ Fake appreciator of music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:26 PM

these assholes just want you as the live audience for their TV show (advertisement). Sadly some of you are going to be dumb enough to fall for it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:28 PM

taking back sunday > flaming lips.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:31 PM

The corporate takeover of indie rock is officially complete. I blame Zach Braff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:34 PM

i'm starting to wonder what the bv audience -won't- hate?? every post about a band is like, psht... yeah right, that band sucks. what exactly is it you people like??? i know complaining is one thing but seriously, every single post on any thread is just hate. i'm starting to think no one on here really likes music.

whatever. i'm gonna try and get myself to the flaming lips show that friday and have a fucking good time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:35 PM

who cares if it is corporate, it is free on a beach. you guys are such whiny little bitches sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:35 PM

^yep, but everyone wants go to the house of vans and get a free beer. Shits pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:36 PM

4:35 (both) are corporate apologists

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:38 PM

4:35s yes, why even bother with an independent music scene at all? Why even bother with DIY venues and record labels? Why even discuss politics? Let's just sell the whole thing out so we can mindlessly party on the beach?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:43 PM

I'd go if I liked any of the bands enough. Whining about corporate sponsorship of free shows is seriously gay. I found it to be more ludicrous that you could only buy Heineken at McCarren Park shows than that some companies like Vans and Quicksilver offer free shows to the kind of fags who buy their shit to begin with. It's a feeble attempt at building loyalty with a fickle market, not trying to create one.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:43 PM

i like turtles

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:44 PM

kids go see Shellac on 10/3. Pay attention. Try and learn something, because this shit is lame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:47 PM

4:35, no one on here hates Radiohead. Say something negative about Thom York and everyone goes ape shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:50 PM

4:43 - really though, tell me one benefit of non-politicians discussing politics. just vote and stfu

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:52 PM

4:50 Radiohead are staunchly anti-corporate for the most part.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:52 PM

4:52 politics extend beyond civil service elections. The personal is political. Educate yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 4:55 PM

You sound like you're trying to sell a religion, 4:55.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:00 PM

fuck Radiohead and LCD, seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:01 PM

5:00 well no. The worst way to sell a religion is to advocate educating yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:05 PM

5:01 sure LCD and Radiohead are two very good examples of bands who have used the resources and general aesthetics of the independent music scene to further a career of selling their music to mainstream Hollywood films, commercials, venues etc. It's fair to say they are both fake independent bands.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:08 PM

yeah fuck Radiohead, they are anti-corporate after corporations made them millionaires.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:10 PM

You're a little off, 5:05. Educate yourself" is not the sort of thing that educated people say. It's more what you expect from a not particularly bright individual who is looking for shortcuts because he can't really make the argument that he's attempting. What you've got is a secular faith, nothing more.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:12 PM

5:12 yes you're right there is no point in anyone but politicians discussing politics. Why bother ever starting a discourse or raising awareness about anything. We should all just vote and then stfu.

I mean BV has some dumb thing written in the comment section, but that's one of the dumbest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:16 PM

parking is atrocious in LB whatever you do not drive down there ..take the LIRR its a short walk to the beach..45 minutes-1 hour from penn depending on how fast the train goes

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:16 PM

whine about jelly whine about corporate shows whine about the waterfront whine whine whine

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:28 PM

i only go to events sponsored by mountain dew.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:44 PM

Hating music is cooler than liking music.

Posted by panopticon | August 3, 2011 5:48 PM

People eat at applebees :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:50 PM

People shop at Walmart because it's cheap :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:56 PM

"I mean BV has some dumb thing written in the comment section, but that's one of the dumbest. "

You're confusing two different commenters in addressing 5:12. But really, calling anyone else dumb doesn't make much sense when it's hard to tell if you even have a brain. Your religion is crowding out any semblance independent thought, though your faith embeds in you the notion that it is otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:58 PM

"Hating music is cooler than liking music."

BV is lame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:04 PM

THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME AND 10 MINUTES AWAY FROM ME.

Long Island came through ONE TIME. nice.

You haters are a bunch of fucking tools. This will be fun.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | August 3, 2011 6:10 PM

Quicksilver all ready exploited the shit out of surfing, might as well give indie rock a crack.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:11 PM

5:48 yes being suspicious of corporate interest in an art scene is the exact same thing as hating music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:13 PM

It isn't the same thing as hating music, but it is exactly like being a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:16 PM

Let's close down all the record shops and get the Quicksilver to just play dad rock.

Posted by John Maus | August 3, 2011 6:17 PM

BV isn't' for the independent music community is it? I'm amazed anyone would want to go to this. The corporate thing is lame but the bands are even lamer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:18 PM

Punk rock died with the internet. The kids can't even comprehend why anyone would have a problem with this. I agree with you but your wasting your time. The kids don't know anything else. They don't care.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:21 PM

^really none of these bands had any integrty to start with, but yeah fuck em. They're not doing themselves any favors by courting this kind of audience in the long run.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:33 PM

What a bunch of dimwitted fags whining about free shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:45 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:45 PM

5:56 right on. Saying it's ok because it's free is the same kind of the same thing as justifying shopping at Walmart because it's cheaper.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:58 PM

6:58 is either partially or fully retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:08 PM

^ explain yourself. They' re both pragmatic cost based justifications.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:13 PM

Clothing companys trying to brand me and my friend's lifestyle can fuck right off.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:43 PM

Not to pumped about the bands but long beach is actually a really nice town. (This is coming from someone not from long island who generally hates the place) and not very far, it is western long island.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:43 PM

Explain myself? I really shouldn't have to.
In the case of shopping somewhere like Walmart, there's no justification needed for paying less for something you actually want/need unless you're a self-indulgent bourgeois nitwit.

Expressing an aversion to going to see a band you like who is playing a free show merely because it has corporate sponsorship is similarly indicative of a rather self-indulgent bourgeois pseudo-Marxist idiocy.

So you're right, the two examples are perfectly analogous if one is partially or fully retarded, but otherwise, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:43 PM

Well you see that's the very definition of being a scab. Walmart runs roughshod of the laws of the natural environment. It's just a system for consolidating wealth, and employs people at the lowest possible legal level. If you're cool with that fine. That's you're right. But everyone who thinks that perhaps we could do a little better isn't partially or fully retarded. I'm a capitalist who votes with my dollar.

And,yes, of course Quicksilver/Vans et al. are fully within their rights to put on these shows. The bands are fully within their rights to play them. But the people who have a problem with it are also fully entitled to tell them to fuck off. I could give a fuck if it's free.(spoken like a true Marxist huh?)The fact that it's free actually makes it more odorous to me. They can go fuck themselves and their stranger asses bearing gifts. I say fuck them, because I'd rather music and the culture it's part of, be in the hands of people actually in the community.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:02 PM

^fuck yeah! You kids just spread your ass cheeks for anyone who gives you a free beer huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:17 PM

Runs roughshod of the laws of the natural environment? I missed that in Economics, though I can't say that I know what gets taught in the soft pseudo-intellectual social sciences that you're likely more familiar with from your days at Fourth-Tier State than I am.

I don't really understand this notion of art and music being in the hands of people in the community either. It's a purely emotion-based concept. If these bands in any way compromise their artistic output due to corporate nudges or pressure, that would be one thing, but otherwise you're engaged in anti-rational emotive claptrap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:21 PM

I don't know, ultimately this corporate push might be a good thing. Dudes like you can go your way. Really it's cool. You've obviously never been a part of a self-sustaining non pop culture music scene. I mean you've said so yourself:

"I don't really understand this notion of art and music being in the hands of people in the community either. "

Check it, some of us did actually grow up in the independent music scene. The guy who owned the record shop was I guy I knew. I saw him at the shows that my other friend promoted. Those shows were played by other guys we both knew. Everyone knew each other. Out of towners were treated like guests. Most of them were great guests who were welcome back whenever they wanted to come. Some of them sucked and the community (in general) said no thanks. It was a community, and people knew each other. It was cool.

It's sad but that sentiment probably does seem antiquated. At the end of the day it's up to the people. You can either have a self sustained independent music community or you can send your dollars off to California to finance some Quicksilver executive's 5th Porsche. You might think you're using them, but if you think this publicly traded company is stupid, you're wrong.

I fine with recognizing that both choices are perfectly sane and perfectly American. And like I said before, maybe this is all for the best for the arts. Maybe there needs to be a new corporate rock. It's almost convenient that these bands have chosen to out themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:40 PM

J Walter Thompson organized my secret show!

haha, 8:40 is right. I'm sort of shocked that the NYC arts community has gotten this soft. I mean money is a powerful force. It can put up chain restaurants and box stores no problem. I am a little surprised how easily it's been able to touch the art's community.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:49 PM

All of this is cool but none of these band ever mattered anyway. The Flaming Lips played the motherfucking Peach Pit on 90210. They've been farting dust for at least fifteen years. Q-tip? Q-tip would suck Rupert Murdoch's dick for an ounce of relevancy at this point. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wavves, Saves The Day? haha. No one ever respected them to start with. I don't even know who the fuck SLUNT is? Slunt? Really? Girl Talk? No one has corrupted anything. This is just lames being lames.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:57 PM

When you talk about an independent music scene in that way, I understand what you're saying, 8:40. There's really nothing cooler than a local scene where there is a sense of community and bands get nurtured. However, you're essentially describing low-level minor league baseball. Would it similarly bother you if Chuck's Ford Dealership in Goat Snot or wherever you're from put on a free all day show in their parking lot? Because it's really the same thing, only on a larger scale.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:04 PM

^Athletics are pure. One side really just can beat the other. Art is subjective, and therefore susceptible to corruption. It's sucks, but the arts are inherently far more political than sports are.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:08 PM

The Flaming Lips played the motherfucking Peach Pit on 90210. They've been farting dust for at least fifteen years.


^lulz, that's true

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:13 PM

SLUNT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:20 PM

NEEDS MOAR DAD ROCK!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:27 PM

But the arts, or music more specifically, can only be corrupted by bands making the conscious choice to be more commercial or by others picking winners and losers. Neither really has anything to do with putting on a free show where people choose whether or not to attend based on their musical preferences.
It's a goodwill gesture for which a company hopes it will reap some benefits, - not unlike giving to Planned Parenthood or the United Negro College fund - but at the end of the day it's just free music - and anyone who can't just take corporate involvement for the background noise of life that it is rather than an assault on the purity of music is really thinking too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:31 PM

The Vans and Quicksilver marketing departments must love you kids. You're the cheapest of dates.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:36 PM

THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO SELL TO YOU IDIOTS! THEY'RE USING YOU TO SELL $65 BOARD SHORTS TO THIRTEEN YEAR OLDS AND SHITHEAD BABY BOOMERS. JESUS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:42 PM

Did anybody read that press release? lol I bet Interpol don't even own shorts! lol Will they be wearing suits at the beach? lol

...said Interpol's Paul Banks. "As we hail from that part of the country, we are happy to contribute to a collective call of 'Surf's Up!'"

LOL!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:47 PM

^ haha classic. These bands are ass hoes

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:51 PM

yeah, death grips > interpol
shut up you tools. dont go see interpol for free then. go see death grips.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:00 PM

youngsters press releases aren't rock & roll!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:01 PM

surfing for $. skating for $ . music for $. not what it's about. not everyone has been bought and paid for.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:15 PM

Weird that there are adults who haven't grown the fuck up trying to lecture youngsters. Take a hard look, kids. These are the sad little adults who help you when you go shopping and now you know why they're epic failures.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:16 PM

Death Grips was special.

But I'm still loving the collective call of "Surf's Up!" Too funny, love the exclamation point.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:18 PM

No one cares about death grips jelly dick

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:19 PM

mickey dora knew better thanks to trust quicksilver and you should too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:23 PM

Fuck Quicksilver. I only shop at Urban Outfitters.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:26 PM

I hate music
Sometimes I don't
I hate music
It's got too many notes

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:44 PM

Tommy says so, Tommy says so, Tommmy - are you listening?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:01 PM

Fuck these bands

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:01 PM

i don't get how "supporting" FREE shows (we arn't giving any money to these corporations if we go to free shows, are we??) means we are ruining the indie music scene. "corporate" rock shows arn't destroying any scene. how can it? it just gives you another option to see other bands. just because i go see interpol for free, doesn't mean i won't ever go to cake shop or something. that's ludicrous.


you people make me feel awful for wanting to see live shows. like it's wrong or something.


and anyway, even if it's free local shows, people on here hate on it. no one seemed to like the l magazine festival. i still don't get what it is you people like. get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:35 PM

11:35 the cool shit gets almost no comments or isnt't covered here at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:45 PM

see, maybe i'm out of the loop then. i have no idea what's "cool" or "indie" anymore. i used to think i knew, but i don't. half of what bv posts about seems "new" and "indie" to me, but i guess its not? so educate me: what's "cool" that i should listen to or watch? the last local band i got into was mr. dream if that helps.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:47 PM

Where the hell on Long Beach are they going to pull this off? Just about the entire island is cramped residential. How can they have a loud ass rock show anywhere? Hope they have all their permits and this doesn't end up being another Field Day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:03 AM

I used to be with it. Then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't it and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.
And it'll happen to you...

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:03 AM

Why is this going on when everyone has school and work ???

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:06 AM

Being "with it" and then not "with it" is an improvement in my book. I was with it for so damned long that I have a dizzying collection of cd's that I now have no fucking idea why I ever liked. Being hip is a kind of fog.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:39 AM

12:35 = college dropout/failed musician/plumber's apprentice

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:50 AM

12:50 = yuppie piece of shit i'd love to punch that surely hates his shit office job.

meh. it's fair to give a band shit for playing free corporate shilling gigs, but at the same time, by the time any music trickles down to the public, it generally means the act has sucked enormous amounts of corporate cock to get there.

if there's a band you like playing a free event, i say go. but yeah, feel free to give them shit for it, and if you can think of a way to fuck with the corporate branded swill you're being asked to drink, absolutely do so.

i'll probably be at the flaming lips if the whole thing hasn't been shut down by then. 12:03am has some good points about long beach....

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 1:16 AM

I love my office job. I love the intellectual stimulation of being with other people with top educations that I get to enjoy every day. I love the challenge. I love that every day is different. I love the money. I love the financial freedom to travel and eat at expensive high end restaurants. I also enjoy free shows when there are super filthy sellout bands like Superchunk playing. I'm also sorry that someone sold you a bill of goods and you still can't see through the bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 1:29 AM

for all of you whining about corporate money, take a look at what has become an extremely desperate situation within the music industry.

i think some of these comments are ridiculous. you all complain about jelly not booking enough big acts, and then you all complain about things getting too corporate. you can't have both worlds. stop worrying about the goddam image and take a minute and enjoy yourselves. the music industry is going to shit and all you do is complain about these shows.

bv has truly become a bunch of elitist pricks who don't appreciate the opportunities that are right in front of you. and no i'm not a goddamn jelly intern. you are privileged anough to live in new york, so quit your complaining and go see some obscure band if that's your thing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 2:30 AM

Some auteur critics feel that director Richard O. Fleischer did his best work while laboring in the "B" mills of RKO Radio. Fleischer's minimalist noir exercise Armored Car Robbery stars William Talman as the chief crook and Charles McGraw as the detective dogging his trail. A shade smarter than his gang underlings, Talman manages to elude capture, and even travels freely about in the company of his flashy lady friend Adele Jergens. But McGraw's persistence eventually pays off. Don McGuire, later a prolific TV producer/director, provides a welcome touch of comic relief as McGraw's rookie-cop assistant. A powerful (and slightly gruesome) climax caps this low-budget gem. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Posted by fat + sassy | August 4, 2011 3:32 AM

WAVES ON THE BEACH!!!!! WHAT ARE THE ODDS!!! WOOT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 7:28 AM

Yeah...It was nice when there were independent record stores and you could chat with the clerk. But you guys need to stop the idealism.

Stop waxing nostalgic, this is the 21st Century and everyone wants a cut from the corporate slush fund.

You're probably the same people that thought Obama would change the world.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:33 AM

I hate my job. The money is good. I love my wife and child, but later in the day, I will be planning my suicide to the morbid sounds of Radiohead til I get home and drink myself stupid.

Posted by stuck in an office | August 4, 2011 9:47 AM

I only support Camel-sponsored events.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:07 AM

FatChristianLawyerDad rock to the rescue!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:19 AM

I was thinking, "Oh this show on 9/9 actually looks pretty good!" And then I got to the line that read "Wavves"

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:42 AM

"if the beer's free im gonna be sooooo pissed"

-yall

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:59 AM

"I only support Camel-sponsored events."

Hoping they play Mirage and Moonmadness live then.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:11 PM

220+ K.

Actuary.

I'll meet you at the cocaine stand.

@ 12:03, a Simpsons reference is always appreciated. rock on.

OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | August 4, 2011 2:05 PM

wavves will be the only waves for this surf event. kelly slater will be petting the kitty in the whitewater unless we get blessed with a hurricane that week.

Posted by annie momus | August 4, 2011 3:33 PM

man you guys are all haters, i love shows like these. wavves and neon indian ftw

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2011 5:33 PM

Cancelled #Irene

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 11:35 AM

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