Skateboarding and music have been pals for decades, introducing both riders and bands to rest of us and probably each other as well. Things have gotten a lot fancier since the VHS days for both industries, but skate videos will never die. Here are some recent combinations of good song and good shred.
This Week: South Africa’s intriguing weirdo rave / rap crew Die Antwoord bring TEN$ION; A darker, draftier Of Montreal; Blondes DIY electronica; Dr. Dog is on album number seven; Sharon Van Etton has guest spots for Beirut, The National and The Walkmen.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
Austin City Limits celebrates its 10th anniversary with a huge lineup: Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, and Coldplay headline, with My Morning Jacket, TV On The Radio, Cut Copy, The Antlers, Twin Shadow, Death From Above 1979, Santigold, The Walkmen, Chromeo, Big Boi and many more.
The Walkmen took advantage of NYC’s snowy winter and shot this beautiful video from their most recent album, Lisbon.