Entries tagged with: Valient Thorr
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
Royal Thunder at BV-BBG CMJ showcase in 2010 (more by BBG)
The heavy-blues sounds of Royal Thunder will head out on tour with the hyper party metal headliner Valient Thorr, retro-thrashers Holy Grail, and The Kickass. That tour kicks off later this month and reaches all the way into late July, stopping in NYC along the way for a show at Mercury Lounge on June 17th. Tickets for that show are on sale.
Royal Thunder are preparing to release their new LP, CVI, on May 22 via Relapse Records (presale ongoing). The album will include the track, "Whispering World," which is available to stream below.
That stream, a list of all dates, and a video interview of Valient Himself are below...
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
photos by Di Lynn Ring, words by BBG
Corrosion of Conformity @ Gramercy
Corrosion of Conformity played Gramercy Theater on March 1st, as part of a round of dates with Torche, Valient Thorr & A Storm of Light. Here are some pictures from the show.
The string of dates is ongoing, and will terminate in Birmingham, Alabama a few days after hitting Austin for SXSW. All tour dates are listed below.
In related news, three of the hands on the tour have recent releases to celebrate. Valient Thorr has a new split 7" with High on Fire (who play the BV/POTR party during SXSW in Austin). Stream their side at Metalsucks and order it now via Volcom. Torche are welcoming Harmonicraft via the same label on 4/24, and recently released "Kicking" at Pitchfork. And last but certainly not least, COC recently released the new video for "The Moneychangers" from their new self-titled LP out now via Candlelight. Check that out alongside tour dates and more pictures from Gramercy Theater, below...
Corrosion of Conformity at Best Friends Day (more by Chris Boarts Larson)
Corrosion of Conformity, who just played Starland Ballroom on Friday with Clutch, are prepping their new LP for release via Candlelight on February 28, 2012. The self-titled effort will feature art from Seldon Hunt and will be the focus of the band's upcoming string of US dates that will kick off at Gramercy Theatre on March 1st, hit SXSW in Austin, and then terminate a few days later. The band will be joined by Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm of Light on most dates including Gramercy. Ticketing info for the NYC show is forthcoming.
Before hitting the road for those dates, CoC will team up with Hail! Hornet to play Asheville, NC as part of HH's tour with Zoroaster and the Slow Southern Steel film. That tour hits NYC on 2/8 and tickets are still available.
All tour dates and some video, below.
photos by Greg Cristman
JEFF the Brotherhood @ LPR
Pentagram headlined Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday night (8/21) with Jeff The Brotherhood, Valient Thorr and local addition ELKS, just a few days after playing dates on the West Coast as part of Power Of The Riff (check out the LA and San Fran pics). The LPR show is part of a string of dates that continue on 8/26 in Pittsburgh at Mr Small's before concluding at Sonar in Baltimore on 8/27. Pictures from the NYC show are in this post.
The day after LPR (last night, 8/22), Jeff The Brotherhood hit Matchless to play with Cy Barkley as part of his three show NYC tour that hits Death By Audio TONIGHT (8/23) and Cake Shop tomorrow. According to Rebecca Seung,
Cy Barkley is the man to know in Nashville, TN. Fronting both Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and the hardcore punk band Slammers with Jamin Orrall from Jeff the Brotherhood, Mimi Galbriez from Heavy Cream, and Josh Shearon from Cannomen and Cy's current band the Way Outsiders, he's like the Kevin Bacon of the underground scene in Nashville--it probably only takes three moves to get to him. But then, it is a small town and a smaller scene, so it probably only takes six moves at most to get to anyone. Cy also lives with Nashville's Dead founder Ben Todd and throws a few shows a month attheir south side space Glenn Danzig's House, recently hosting touring acts like Personal and the Pizzas, in addition to frequenting local favorites like Useless Eaters, Natural Child, and D. Watusi.Personal and the Pizzas arrive in NYC Friday.
ELKS are prearing to release their debut LP Destined for the Sun via Tee Pee on September 13th. Look for a new track to stream on BrooklynVegan in the coming days.
More pictures from LPR are below.
"Please keep an eye out for Jake's white three string guitar, it was stolen out of our van last night along with amps" - Jeff The Brotherhood
The gear was stolen from JEFF The Brotherhood's van in their home base of Nashville last night (7/20). Keep an eye out! Hopefully the band will recover or replace the gear before next week when they play a free NYC show. They hit the road with Pentagram and Valient Thorr in August (and play LPR on 8/21, tickets). Even more tour dates are listed below.
In related though much happier news, Valient Thorr has a new video for "Sleeper Awakes" which made its premiere at Metalsucks. All tour dates and that video is below.
Pentagram at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Pentagram will play a string of shows with JEFF The Brotherhood & Valient Thorr. That tour has now been announced and will include a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on August 21st. Ticketing info is forthcoming. All dates are listed below.
Another date on the Pentagram schedule goes down on August 13th at Echo Park in LA aka the 2011 Power Of The Riff festival. The current lineup also includes Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Masakari, Alpinist, Acephalix, All Pigs Must Die, and more TBA. Unlike last year, the fest costs money this time. Tickets are on sale. Poster below.
Discover the best in recent independent cinema with BAMcinématek's annual festival, collecting the most dynamic and innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world and bringing them to New York City audiences. Now in its third year, BAMcinemaFest 2011 is our biggest festival yet, screening 26 feature films, including 20 New York premieres and one world premiere, as well as 24 short films, an outdoor screening, parties, live music, a photo exhibition, and more.The film festival will also feature a few other music-related films, including a documentary on Genesis P-Orridge entitled The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye on June 23rd which will be followed by a free concert by Thee Majesty (which features Genesis). Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura stars in the feature Surrogate Valentine which screens on June 23rd which will be followed by a concert at nearby Frankie's Lounge.
As previously mentioned, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) will be the focus of a film as well, as a screening of Seperado! on June 18th will chronicle his journey "from his native Cymru all the way to Patagonia to look for his long-lost Argentine uncle, the poncho-clad Welsh-Latin singer René Griffiths". Gruff Rhys returns to play NYC a few days before that, on June 15th at Mercury Lounge with Y Niwl and Brakes (Solo Acoustic). Tickets are still available.
In other news, JEFF The Brotherhood released a new video for "Hey Friend" from their forthcoming We Are The Champions. View that, and all tour dates below.
photos by Greg Cristman
Doro Pesch & Lemmy in Times Square
"When you're at a Motorhead show there is only one thing to do, get yourself lost in the music and follow the rhythm of the crowd. The vibrations of the amplifiers, the feedback, the music, and your aggression guide your body. All body functions like hunger, sweat, fatigue, your bladder, don't exist at a Motorhead show. It's only when the music ends you realize you have to drain, which is how a good old fashioned rock show is supposed to be.The Motorhead, Clutch & Valient Thorr tour continues at House of Blues in Atlantic City tonight (3/4). It hit Best Buy Theater in Times Square on 2/28, and a set of pictures from that show, Motorhead's setlist included, continues below...
Other highlights of the night was the New York return of Mikkey Dee, who absent the last time they came around due to a comittment to the Swedish version of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here," Lemmy's shout out to 1983 (the year I was born), and last but certainly not least, Doro Pesch (of Warlock fame) joining the band for "Killed by Death."" [Examiner]
photos by Taylor Keahey, words by BBG
Motorhead @ the Warfield
If you missed it during its brief theatrical run, Lemmy, 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son Of A Bitch is out TODAY (2/15) on DVD and Blu-ray. The release paints the Motorhead/Hawkwind badass as a simple man who loves his trivia, Jack Daniels, and Marshall stacks turned to 11, but more importantly is an excellent portrait of a rock n roll icon. If you are a fan of metal, punk, Motorhead, or sleazy rock n'roll, it's worth a look. Pick up a copy today, or try your luck at winning one! Details are below.
Lemmy and Motorhead are currently on the road with Clutch & Valient Thorr. The tour hits Best Buy Theater in NYC on 2/28 (tickets), Starland Ballroom in NJ on 3/3 (tickets), and the House of Blues in Atlantic City on 3/4 for those who like to gamble (tickets).
Until those dates hit, you can gear up for the show by checking out pictures from the San Francisco stop at the Warfield on Feb 2nd, which are with the contest details and all tour dates, below...
(snow by spanaut)
Furthur (no "e") has headlined Madision Square Garden which isn't a big surprise given that the band contains original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh along with fellow hippies John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Jeff Chimenti of RatDog on keyboards, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums (Jay Lane left Furthur after the March 12, 2010 show to rejoin Primus). Tickets go on presale on Thursday at 10am for EIGHT NYC shows happening in March. Five are at Best Buy Theater and three are at Radio City Music Hall.
Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, Janet Jackson is playing there on March 18th. Tickets go on presale Friday at 9am.
Janet Jackson notoriously had a "wardrobe malfunction" when she played the Superbowl Halftime show once. Tickets are now on sale for the show Neko Case is playing at the Bell House on Superbowl Sunday.
Fang Island is playing a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on March 11th. Openers TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Toro Y Moi shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Holy Ghost!, who has headlined Bowery Ballroom before (not sure how it sold though) will headline Mercury Lounge on February 2nd. Tickets are now on sale.
Tricky was recently in town, and Morcheeba will be here in February to play two shows at Irving Plaza which are both on sale.
Das Racist is playing Highline Ballroom on February 3rd.
Rasputina is playing Highline Ballroom on February 26th with Mr Voltaire. Tickets are on sale.
Melissa Auf Der Maur is playing Highline Ballroom on March 3rd. Tickets are on sale.
Digital Retribution: When I last interviewed you, you said of the Dead Kennedys reunion, "I thought it was fucking pathetic, though, when The Dead Kennedys went out without Jello as their singer." What I meant to say instead of whatever monosyllabic witticism I spouted is: What's the difference between DK and the reformed Misfits, who GWAR toured with?With 46 acts spanning multiple genres, all worth at least checking out, and most worth more than that, playing on four stages in a 10 hour period along with side attractions like a bungee jumping thing and a mechanical bull, and with three of us at Fun Fun Fun Fest, it shouldn't be surprising that it took us ONE, TWO, THREE, and now FOUR posts to cover just the pictures from Saturday. They continue below...
Dave Brockie (aka Oderus): I think there is a big difference, but don't expect the original product in either. I like Jerry and I would rather have him out touring and having fun than have him working in his machine shop. You can't blame him for wanting to cash in on how great The Misfits were, and enjoy himself in the process, plus give all of his pals jobs in his crew, and show his kids the time of their lives! So in that aspect, I think Jerry and what's left of The Misfits is cool, as long as you don't go in there expecting to see Glenn Danzig! I feel Jerry has earned the right to do whatever the fuck he wants through 30+ years of dedication to this music. Jerry never lets up, he is always gigging. Whereas the Dead Kennedys thing was just a one-shot money grab. They knew they could get away with it, do a year or two, cash in, and bail...and also, The Misfits actually got away with replacing their singer, with Mike Graves, and did a couple of great records! That was when we toured with them, and that was great! American Psycho is a great fucking album!
Tim's complete set of pictures from FFF Fest Saturday are split into two posts: HERE and HERE. A third set, that I took with far inferior skills and camera, but that fills in some blanks and includes stuff like a dude being thrown into a pool filled with thumbtacks, a member of Gwar storming the stage during Municipal Waste's set, and people waiting in line to get Wavves' autograph, continues below...
photos by Alysse Gafkjen, words by BBG
Valient Thorr strike a pose
Valient Thorr headlined Southpaw in Brooklyn on 9/23 with support from Junius and Howl as part of a larger overall tour for the three bands. If you missed Howl, you won't have to wait long to check them out again, as the band is hitting the road for an upcoming tour with Trap Them and ETID. Tickets are on sale for their date at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 3rd.
If you missed Valient Thorr and Junius, you won't be able to catch them in NYC in the forseeable future, but you will be able to catch them both in Austin at Fun Fun Fun Fest along with a slew of other notables. Look for Valient Thorr to dip into Stranger at the show, as that recently released LP is out now.
More pictures from the show are below...
Trap Them at Knitting Factory (more by Samantha Marble)
Trap Them and Howl will hit the road for a string of dates with Every Time I Die as part of "Shit Happens: The Tour", tagging The Studio at Webster Hall on 11/3 in the process. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two Howl dates in the NYC area, as the band will play Southpaw on 9/23 with Valient Thorr and Junius (who recently played Acheron). Tickets are still on sale for that too.
Meanwhile, Trap Them will spend the month of September working on their new LP for Prosthetic Records with Kurt Ballou at God City, documenting the process on their spankin' new blog.
All tour dates and some videos, below...
photos and words by BBG
On their way to Boston to record their new LP with Kurt Ballou at God City, acerbie noise rock killers KEN Mode played Acheron on Tuesday (8/17) with Brooklyn's own blackened hardcore greats Castevet and Boston's spacey post-rock/metallers Junius. The heroes in Junius filled in at the last minute for East Of The Wall after an illness required the band to cancel their appearance.
Junius are currently out with ORBS, but will circle back through NYC with Howl and Valient Thorr, tagging Southpaw on 9/24. All dates below.
In related news, Acheron has a pair of interesting shows this weekend: Friday is grind-day with Baltimore's Triac, along with Curandera (ex ASRA & Tombs, current Mutilation Rites) and Backslider, and Saturday is female-fronted Richmond doomers Windhand (mem Facedowninshit).
More pictures and some videos from the KEN Mode show below...
Singapore grind trio Wormrot, who released one of my favorite LPs of 2009 (which has since been reissued by Earache this year), will play Santos Party House on September 2nd alongside Order of Ennead (members of Deicide, also Earache), Mobile Deathcamp (which features Beefcake of GWAR) and Skull Crusher. Tickets are on sale.
Cannibal Corpse will play Santos on Nov 19th with Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two at Santos for Devourment, as the band will also support Cattle Decapitation a month prior (10/18, tickets).
Early Man will headline Europa on 10/10 with an assist from a pair of other Earache bands, Evile and Bonded by Blood. Tickets are on sale. The band is on the run promoting their new LP Death Potion, out now via The End.
Revocation and Misery Index will support Despised Icon at their last ever NYC show alongside The Judas Syndrome and Everything's Ruined at Europa on 9/11. Tickets are on sale. Misery Index released Heirs to Thievery earlier this year via Relapse. Full tour dates for the whole trek is below.
Howl was just in NYC with Black Cobra, and now the Rhode Island band will loop back to NYC to play Southpaw with Valient Thorr and Junius on September 24th. Tickets are on sale. Full Valient Thorr dates are below....
Tour dates and some video is below....
Converge @ Hammerstein (more by Ryan Muir)
The rumors are true. Converge WILL hit the road with a rotating assortment of unsavory characters like Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Gaza, Black Breath, and Lewd Acts. So far no NYC dates to speak of, but there are rumblings that the NYC date will take place at the start of the tour (late April/early May).
Converge's last US tour was with Mastodon (pics of day 1 and day 2 at Hammerstein), who are also hitting the road in April. Atlanta's finest will hit the road with Baroness, Between The Buried and Me and Valient Thorr for a string of US dates, tagging Starland Ballroom on 4/21 along the way. No tickets for that show yet, but presales are running already for some of the shows (password = OBLIVION). All dates below.
Full Mastodon and Converge dates are below, as well as a few vids of each...
words by BBG, photos by Chloe Rice
Valient Thorr, laying waste
Valient Thorr and Red Fang cruised on through Santos Party House as part of an east coast tour on 11/17, the same day as the BrooklynVegan sponsored Dark Castle / The Atlas Moth / Wetnurse / Tiger Flowers at Union Pool (otherwise, I would have been there).
Children opened the show....
Though the dates for the pair are kaput, the road warriors in Valient Thorr are moving the caravan to Europe until the end of the month, where they will play a string of shows including Speedfest with Death Angel, New Bomb Turks, Karma To Burn, GBH, US Bombs, and many others.
In other VT news, the band recently dropped a video for "Tomorrow Police", peep that, as well as a boatload of other pics from the show and tour dates for both bands below....
by Black Bubblegum
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Javelina @ the Northside BV-BBG Showcase (more by Jason Walker)
Alright! I get it. Doomriders rules. Revocation is up there. There's a new Converge and Baroness on the way. But even with all of those great releases, it suprises me that Javelina isn't near some of the top of those lists. The band's filthy debut was a monster and their new one, Beasts Among Sheep, only adds to their considerable reputation. If you are a fan of the last LP, this one is a must have. Dig on "Stepchild" above and preorder the limited edition LP version of Javelina's Beasts Among Sheep via Brutal Panda Records and the CD version via Translation Loss.
Speaking of that Doomriders album, Darkness Come Alive is out NOW via Deathwish Records. Though the party vibe that permeated through Black Thunder is mostly gone, it has been replaced by a propulsive punk rock fury and, at times, a Misfits-era Danzig croon (see "Come Alive")! There are quite a few killer moments on this long-player, but we present to you the most "fuck you" of them all, the galloping "Lions" downloadable above!
In our last round up, we shined a light on into the deepest fathoms of Australia and the truly frightening Portal. The band's claustrophobic and positively frightening new death metal LP, Swarth, relies as much on freak-out atmosphere as it does killer discordant riffery. Swarth is due out on 10/20 via Profound Lore and we have a second taste in the form of "Omenknow" above.
Misery Index have completed four new songs and are looking to enter the studio in early 2010 to record their follow up to Traitors! Stoked.
Iron Age @ Cake Shop (more by Jason Walker)
I still remember that kick ass Cake Shop show with Iron Age, Mind Eraser, and Sex Vid, and walking out of that show wanting more. Thankfully, I can add to those great memories with a PAIR of Iron Age shows in the coming weeks! First up, the rowdy Texans will team up with the great Mother of Mercy (profiled here) for a show at Cake Shop (10/16). The next day (10/17), look for the band
to pull a double header with a day show at Generation Records and a night show at The Charleston with Brain Killer, Naam & Descender. Speaking of Mind Eraser, the band will team up with the kick ass Iron Lung for a string of east coast dates which will include Cake Shop on 11/8! Full Iron Age and Iron Lung dates are below.
Black Skies will release the limited edition vinyl from their 2008 EP Hexagon on I'm Better Than Everyone Else Records. The Chapel Hill doom trio is currently on the hunt for drummer #5, but not before blessing us with some seriously killer riffage in the form of "Smoke & Mirrors" above. Preorder Hexagon here.
Church of Misery will release a live record culled from their recent set at Roadburn 2009! More details are to come, but look for Burning World to do the honors in November/December of this year. In the meantime, dig on this killer live video from Roadburn 2009!
That video, news on Kowloon Walled City, Boris, Asphyx, Struck By Lightning, Ringworm, Repulsion and more!
by Black Bubblegum
Valient Thorr @ Roseland, (more by Chris LaPutt )
Valient Thorr will make their return to Brooklyn on April 26th at Trash Bar! There are no advanced tickets - $10 gets you in. The show is just one of a gang of shows for the Thorriors, who have been forced to roll solo after Early Man dropped off of their tour:
Unfortunately, due to an arm/back injury that I [ed: vocalist/guitarist Mike Conti] suffered after our last tour, we have had to cancel all of our tour dates this month with Valient Thorr so I can get some much needed rest. We will hit the road again after this month and all summer long in support of our new full length which will come out this summer. -[myspace]Early Man also revealed the name of their new album, Death Potion, due later this year on their new label The End Records. Their Beware The Circling Fin EP dropped late last year.
Valient Thorr released Immortalizer and the In Heat DVD in 2008.
Full VT tour dates, including a pair with Turbonego and Zeke (!), and videos below..
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A selection of free music by artists playing official showcases on Wednesday March 18, 2009 at SXSW.
Cat Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* Matthew Dear @ Rebel
* Beirut & Kaki King @ BAM
* Bear in Heaven @ BAM Cafe
* the English Beat @ Stone Pony
* Cat Power @ the Apollo Theater
* Levon Helm @ the Wellmont Theater
* Mr Brownstone @ Starland Ballroom
* Gary Louris & Mark Olson @ Zankel Hall
* Final Fantasy & Matt Smith @ the Kitchen
* Gene Ween Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dillinger Escape Plan @ the Studio @ Webster Hall
* Patrick Cleandenim & Francis and the Lights @ Zebulon
* The Black Keys, Heartless Bastards & Lucero @ Terminal 5
* The Rural Alberta Advantage & Alaska In Winter @ 92YTribeca
* TK Webb and The Visions & Children @ Highline Ballroom (free)
* Blank Dogs, Woods, WAVVES, Nodzzz & Gary War @ Less Artists More Condos
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, caUSE co-MOTION!, The Depreciation Guild & Zaza @ Mercury Lounge
* Babe The Blue Ox, Ditty Committee, Ida, Mighty High & The Mommyheads @ Union Hall (free afternoon)
Matthew Dear is at Rebel. Matthew Herbert is at Studio B.
School of Seven Bells are playing the Terrace Club in Princeton tonight. School of Seven Bells were also officially added to the February 17th Fujiya & Miyagi show at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale.
Valient Thorr played the Shank last night. Video below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Valient Thorr bundled up, a snowboarder & Chuck D w/ Anthrax
Over the last three weeks, a massive snowboard ramp has risen in East River Park, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Nine stories tall and 150 yards long, it required more than 100 workers to build, and it has lured 16 of the world's top professional snowboarders to compete in Thursday's Red Bull Snowscrapers, billed as the largest urban snowboard event in North America.That NY Times article came out before yesterday's event (2/5). Musical guests included Valient Thorr (seen above bundled up after he/they played) (and who are performing again tonight/Friday in Brooklyn), Black Gold (who play/DJ again outside today/Friday at South Street Seaport), and "Anthrax" who were joined by Public Enemy's Chuck D (as seen above). Bring the Noise.
Riders, including the 2006 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White, Travis Rice, and Terje Haakonsen, will zip down the ramp and soar 50 feet while performing aerial maneuvers before touching down on either side of a 36-foot-long ramp. A panel of judges will rate the best moves and style. The winner will get $50,000 of a $100,000 purse. [The NY Times]