Groovy. There's some crazy psychedelic Sahara Desert thing going on in the Bad Brains video for "Ragga Dub," featuring Angelo Moore of Fishbone. The reggae-influenced collab was filmed at the House of Vans in Brooklyn amidst some rad pro skaters. And if that combo of awesomeness just isn't enough for you, there's also a camel thrown in to set the mood.
The track is available exclusively on Dub Rockers Volume 1, now available on iTunes.
The new music video from Har Mar Superstar for the track Prisoner is awesome. It’s got Juliette Lewis, killer styling and a BMX battle royale… and yes, enough sequins, streamers, side ponytails, and sidestripe for everyone.
Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi, will design a limited edition pair of Vans this fall. One hundred pairs will be given away in conjunction with his North American tour dates. We will be giving out cards that can be redeemed for free downloads of the band’s live performances of “Rose Quartz” and “So Many Details” from their recent House of Vans performance in Brooklyn. Bundick has also designed a limited edition skateboard for Alien Workshop that will be available starting October 15th. Stay tuned to find out how to win the shoes, collect your download card, and how to hang out with the band at our in-store appearances at select locations.Music
Our final Classic & City event of the fall is hitting the east coast on Oct 11th. Get ready, Boston, 'cause we're coming back at ya with The Walkmen and Oberhofer, plus free Vans merch customized by local artist Brian Butler. Yeah, you heard us right.
It's going down at Paradise Rock Club next month. RSVP opens on 9/27 at vans.com/rsvp.
We're jumping back to the golden state for Classic & San Francisco on September 27th. It's nothing but art, music, and good times on the schedule at Slim's!
Come check out performances from Nick Waterhouse and Cool Ghouls, along with customized Vans merch from local artist Serena Mitnik-Miller.
Keep an eye out for RSVP to open up on 9/16 at vans.com/rsvp.
We're bringing back our Classic & City Event series with a new batch of special one-off concerts this fall, and we're stoked to kick things off in Austin on September 21st at The Mohawk.
Come join us for performances from Araabmuzik and Kate Boy, plus customized Vans shoes and other merch by local artist Sophie Roach.
Don't forget to RSVP on our Facebook page!
Silversun Pickups put on a hell of a free show for Virginia Beach last night. After a sunny day spent on the beach watching athletes hit the waves for the East Coast Surfing Championships, everyone was ready to go wild for these guys.
Thanks to our dude Colin Mackay for the photos.
East Coasters! If you're up in the Virginia Beach area for the East Coast Surfing Championships this weekend, stop by for some major surf action and a special performance from Silversun Pickups.
Catch 'em Saturday night, August 24th, on the 5th Street Main Stage and get the whole lineup of events at surfecsc.com.
P.S. It's free, free, free.
In case turning 30 wasn't enough for The Melvins, they went and owned last night's Vans House Parties with an explosion of drums, two-fold. We were stoked to finally have Baroness hit the stage too, alongside some good ol' southern rock from Honky.
Photos by Bryan Derballa. See more at vansmusic.tumblr.com.
You know it's summertime in Brooklyn when everyone's stuffing their faces with Roberta's Pizza and music is hitting the streets of Bushwick all day long. Of course we were on board for another year of the radness that is the Bushwick Block Party. Your neighbors ain't ever thrown a party in the streets like this.
Photos by Laura June Kirsch. See tons more at vansmusic.tumblr.com.