Rob took some time in between some recent trips to talk with us about his first skateboard, working for Converse, and why skateboarding is such an important influence on his work.
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza, the celebrated Chicago festival that Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell kicked off well before most of the other big name U.S. fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo) were even a twinkle in their creators' eyes.
Animator and MF Doom fan, Dus’ T, has taken it upon himself to animate an unofficial music video for one of DOOM’s most underrated tracks, perfectly highlighting why his style matches up with cartoony visuals.
We all know Kelia Moniz as the two-time longboard World Champ that she, or for her happily breezing down the face of a Teahupoo bomb on her longboard.
When we first met Bisco Smith last year, it was quite apparent that he was an artist on a quest to find personal truth and genuine movement through his work.
Keith Hufnagel and Keenan Milton first met in New York City in the 1990s, forming a close friendship through skateboarding.
of Montreal have released another single off of their upcoming LP, Innocence Reaches. The track, titled “My Fair Lady,” follows the release of lead single “It’s Different For Girls” last month.
Los Angeles natives Cosmonauts have released the intoxicating music video for their newest single, “Party At Sunday,” in anticipation of their upcoming effort, A-OK!, due out this August.
So the long-awaited second album from The Avalanches came out on July 8th. Made as a promotional piece for Wildflower, the video – The Was – has been bouncing around the internet and has even been removed from a few sites.
The brainchild of Cecelia Della Peruti, Los Angeles-based Gothic Tropic have released the accompanying music video for their track “Stronger.”
Hanni El Khatib has dropped “No Way,” the latest single off his upcoming EP, titled Savage Times, Vol. 3. The acoustic track, full of beachy guitar lines and layered harmonies, may sound like a chilled out summer song, but the lyrics run much deeper, as they usually do on El Khatib's tracks.
Photographer Andrew Groves takes us on a photographic adventure in his recently released book Surf Odyssey.
If you aren’t sure it’s possible to feel your heart break and your soul soothed repeatedly, in a single stretch of time, take these words of advice and check out Pinegrove the next time they cruise through your town.
While you all were hunting down Pokemon yesterday, we were hunting down live art murals in Long Beach, as part of the annual POW! WOW! Long Beach art event.
Audacity released a brand new video for their song "Not Like You."
When we think Katin, we think classic.
The Boulevard Skateboards team came correct with a brand new full-length video for our viewing pleasure back in May.
THE ZONE /zōn/ n.: A deep state of conscientiousness to which only few men discover.
Vissla has a super eclectic team of wave-riding vagabonds, and the brand's new full-length Dream Steeple, directed by surf/music/fashion auteur Eddie Obrand, documents the crew's journeys surrounding the winter of 2015 and 2016.
Following the release of two EPs last year, Willie J Healey is back with a new track, “Pipedreams,” and its accompanying music video.
Spanish Director Antoni Sendra has been cranking out mixed-media driven video projects for quite some time now.
Two of Los Angeles' most genre-defining artists have come together in what may be the best collaboration we've heard this year.
Even though Courtney Barnett's first proper studio album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, came out well over a year ago, all eleven tracks are still on pretty frequent rotation here at the Havoc office.
Last week Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles released the a new single called “Concrete,” and now have shared a brand new dizzying video for the new song. The intense track is jam-packed with throbbing bass and features Crystal Castles' new singer Edith Frances, who replaced original vocalist Alice Glass last year after Glass left the band, aggressively snaking and pushing her way through an immense chaotic concert crowd at a music festival.
New York post-punks Parquet Courts put out one of the best albums of the year so far with their recent LP Human Performance, and now they've unveiled a new video for its heartbreak-heavy title track.
Last week, Huck Magazine came out with 'Valley of a Thousand Hills', a moving video portrait of a South African Zulu community's youth who has embraced skateboarding and in turn has created a more positive mindset and greater sense of togetherness in the community.
So Los Angeles might not rank super high (if at all) on a list of thriving surf destinations, but Dane Zaun and Matt Pagan have been surfing the South Bay and surrounding Los Angeles coastline all of their lives, and know there are plenty of good pockets to be found in a city that has become more well-known for Insta-celebrities than waves.