As America’s Cup takes over San Francisco for the next 2 months, PUMA has created a joint retail/events space, PUMA YARD, which will feature free events every Thursday to Sunday till the end of September. PUMA YARD features a rooftop bar that will showcase some of San Francisco’s best local DJs, starting this weekend with DJ Vin Sol, DJ 4AM, DJ Shortkut, J-Boogie, and Fran Boogie. All events are FREE, all ages and open to the public and stay tuned to following weeks for special guests!
For more info, go to pumayardsf.com and check the jump for the rest of the flyer.
With the Summer festival season well underway, URB Magazine has been super busy trying to grab exclusive coverage, interviews, and tickets for our faithful readers.
It just so happens that our friends with What The?! Festival have linked us up with all of the above!
What The?! Festival has found a permanent home for itself at Wolf Run Ranch about 2 hours east of Portland. The festival is fast establishing itself as a ‘destination’ festival in the Pacific Northwest, providing fest goers with an incredible lineup, spacious campgrounds, and an amazingly curated art component.
This year’s line up is definitely one for the beat freaks, boasting DJ/producers and musical acts such as A-Trak, Purity Ring, Flosstradamus, Gramatik, PANTyRAID, RJD2 and more. Along side their aural component, …
“Graffiti Rock” was produced and hosted by Michael Holman and helped feature some of hip hop’s most revered artists including RUN DMC, Kool Moe Dee, The New York City Breakers, and a studio dance crowd that included the likes of Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66) and Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, L.A. Law, Entourage).
As the 30th Anniversary approaches, Michael Holman and company will re-master the 1″ broadcast video tape onto DVD, as well as producing a new feature length film called “Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story.” The documentary will feature special behind the scenes footage from “Graffiti Rock,” testimonials from Michael Holman, and unseen footage from Michael Holman’s private video collection including the first hip hop film ever made, “Catch A Beat” and rare NYC cable television shows from 1982 featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Jazzy Jay, Fab 5 …
As if you didn’t need a reason to be distracted from work this morning, TOKiMONSTA has released an interactive sticker book music video featuring frequent vocal collaborator, Gavin Turek! Directed by four clops with artwork by Overture, the video mixes playful illustration on top of TOKi and Gavin’s Clean Slate.
Splitting the difference between a generation of (grown) kids who grew up playing with Colorforms, Shrinky-dinks, and sticker books and the kids who may have grown up a little more ‘digital,’ the interactive experience is anchored by the musical partnership created by TOKi and Turek – using music as the common ground to bridge a generational gap.
Inventive, imaginative, and down right cute… take a few moments (or more) to check the link and play for a bit…