Kime Buzzelli For Vans Girls Contest

Posted 08/31/2009

This Fall Vans Girls has collaborated with artist Kime Buzzelli whose known for vibrant paintings with edgy phrases while using her canvas to express herself. She proves that while images can be beautiful, words add depth and turn art into a powerful device. Kime's theme for her Vans collection is "Sorry is for Suckers." We love this phrase and want to hear the words that YOU live by and express who you are. Submit a phrase with your contest entry at: Just keep it clean and limit it to five words or less! Kime's favorite phrases will be posted on and the winner will receive a Kime Buzzelli painting and the entire Kime Buzzelli for Vans Girls collection.

Ever hear Oliver Peck Sing?

Posted 08/31/2009

 Well... here's your chance! He performs his own theme song "Mini Tats" with Tumbledown.

Every Time I Die Release New Art-Infused Video For "Wanderlust"

Posted 08/28/2009

Buffalo's hardest rocking band, Every Time I Die, have unveiled a down-n-dirty, art-infused video for the band's first single, "Wanderlust," from their forthcoming album, New Junk Aesthetic, which is due out Sept. 15.  Watch the new video for "Wanderlust"

$800 September Shred Street Contest Both Vans Skateparks

Posted 08/28/2009

Bummed that you have to go back to school? Vans Skateparks can get you hyped again and back on your board with the September Shred street contest. On Saturday, September 19th both Vans parks in Orange, CA & Orlando, FL will be putting $800 up for grabs. Check out the flyer for details.? Please note that the main street course at each park will be closed all day for the comp.

Catch Andrew Doheny On FUEL TV

Posted 08/27/2009

This Friday FUEL TV's "The Daily Habit" is wrapping up the week with next generation Newport Beach surfer and Vans team rider Andrew Doheny. Don't miss it!

Punkabilly Creepers Sign To Hellcat Records With Plans To Release New Album

Posted 08/27/2009

Hellcat Records is proud to announce the signing of Canada's loudest psychobilly punkrock band The Creepshow, and plans to release the band's second album Run For Your Life, for the first time ever in the US, on October 27.

Questions With Colin Mackay

Posted 08/26/2009

Find out how Vans BMX shredder Colin Mackay got where he is today how he almost ended up becoming a skater.

August Best Trick Recap Vans Skateparks

Posted 08/26/2009

Each of the Vans parks held best trick contests at the beginning of August.  Check out what each park had to say about the contest and the winners.  Don't miss the best trick contest at each Vans park on the first Friday of every month at 7:00PM...winner gets a free pair of Vans.  Next one is Friday, September 4 @ 7:00PM.

Chase Hawk Interview And Gear Giveaway

Posted 08/25/2009

Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk walks us through his newly designed colorway of the Vans Owens Hi Vulc MU shoe. Check out some footy of Chase doing what he does best, then enter to win his signature FIT bike frame, and other Vans gear!

Mt High Season Pass Party @ The Block

Posted 08/25/2009

Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA is teaming up with Mt. High to host their annual season pass party.  Festivities will take place on Friday, August 28th from 4PM - 10PM and the outdoor course will be closed for the event the entire day.  See flyer below for details.  Should be a good time so please come out and join us.

Vans x Tumbledown Contest

Posted 08/25/2009

Tumbledown, Mike Herrera from MxPx's new band, has released their self-titled album. (Vans artist Oliver Peck did the cover design.) Tumbledown hits the road August 29th for a 21- stop US tour, and to kick it off we have a little contest for you. To win a copy of the new album and a custom painted pair of Vans from Oliver, message us at with the correct answers to the quiz. Make sure to add "Tumbledown Contest" in the subject line.
Five winners will be chosen at random from the pool of correct entries. All entries must be received by 11.59pm PST on August 28th 2009. Check out the questions in the "Read The Rest" section. Good luck!

"Be A Vans Customs Pattern Designer" Winning Pattern

Posted 08/24/2009

Congratulations to Jamie for creating the winning pattern for the "Be A Vans Customs Pattern Designer" contest. Not only will her signature pattern titled, "Bloomy," be available to the public on the Vans Customs website, she also walks away with a Vans Customs Gear Pack, Vans Book, $2k and 10 certificates for free Vans Customs shoes. Keep your eye out in December for Jamie's winning pattern on the Vans Customs website. Shout-outs to everyone who participated!

Rain Machine Announces Tour Dates

Posted 08/24/2009

Rain Machine is the provocative and soulful new solo venture from guitarist/songwriter extraordinaire Kyp Malone. Renowned for his work with TV on the Radio, Malone is set to tour North America in support of Rain Machine's remarkable self titled debut album available September 22 on Anti Records. Stereogum remarked after hearing Rain Machine's song "Give Blood:" "It sounds like TV on the Radio thrown into a loose and scuzzed, mystical late-night basement jam. Cool track" The tour begins September 21st in Brooklyn.

New Vans Store In Long Beach Grand Opening Recap

Posted 08/21/2009

To celebrate the grand opening of the newest Vans store in Long Beach, CA Ray Barbee, Christian Hosoi & Johnny Layton stopped by to do an autograph signing. Ray Barbee stayed after the signing to do a live performance in front of a packed store. With the Vans "What If" bus parked outside and tons of free giveaways, fun was had by all.

Nasty Jam Recap

Posted 08/20/2009

In between handling business and playing party host, Vans BMX Team rider Cory Nastazio invited some pretty heavy names to his pad, not only to ride, but to raise money to support Stephen Murray and Mikey Aitken. Colin Mackay, Josh Harrington, T.J. Ellis, Chase Hawk, Cam White, T.J. Lavin, and a bunch of other riders met up in Cory's backyard. Take a look at the pics and full story in the October BMX Plus Mag; out now...

Hosoi - Talking Loud, Saying Something

Posted 08/19/2009

With more than 30 years of skateboarding under his belt, Vans team rider Christian Hosoi is known as one of the greatest of all time. From his first skateboard, to taking X Games gold in the masters division and even rockin spandex shorts for the ladies, he has stories for days. Read all about it in the September issue of The Skateboard Mag.

Vans Skate Team Goes Deep Into Australia

Posted 08/18/2009

The Vans Skate Team including TNT, Alex Olson, Dusin Dollin, Andrew Allen, Chima Ferguson and Ryan Wilson traveled from Sydney to Melbourne. See how it all went down in the new September issue of SKATEboarding Magazine. The Mag also hightlights Christian Hosoi's Legend Award and Anthony Van Engelen's Award for Best Video Part in Mind Field.

Benefit For Jim Muir

Posted 08/18/2009

Come out to The Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA on August 20th @ 7:30pm to support Jim Muir and see a special viewing of Dogtown And Z-Boys. There will also be Dogtown Guest Artist Series Auction featuring Wes Humpston, Steve Caballero and tons more.

Every Time I Die Announce New Junk Aesthetic

Posted 08/18/2009

In anticipation of their new album, hard rockers Every Time I Die have announced plans to release a "Deluxe Edition" of their forthcoming album New Junk Aesthetic on Sept 15.  The expanded edition of the album features two bonus songs and a DVD entitled "Party Pooper."
New Junk Aesthetic's "Deluxe Edition" will include the bonus tracks "Buffalo 666" and "Goddam Kids These Days," as well as ETID's latest addition to their excrementally themed DVD series called "Party Pooper," which features outrageously funny studio and tour footage spanning two continents and providing hours of non-stop laughter.  Watch the trailer!

"Become A Vans Featured Artist"

Posted 08/18/2009

Vans is adding one lucky artist to it's "Artists We Support" program! All you have to do is enter your art on Society6 and have your peers nominate you. The Vans design team will choose one artist from the top 10 finalists who will be featured on and have the potential for future Vans collaborations. Submit your art and spread the word!

Beach Clean Up This Friday In Laguna Beach

Posted 08/18/2009

Summer is almost over!  Now is your opportunity to volunteer for another Vans Art/Trash Project Beach Clean Up this Friday, August 21st at Thalia Street in Laguna Beach, CA. The Clean Up will be held from 12 noon until the beach is clean. Vans will supply bags, gloves, hats and tees to all who attend.  Check out the Thalia Surf Shop for details- See ya there.

Back To School Shopping With Free Shipping!

Posted 08/17/2009

Feelin' those summertime blues havin' to go back to school so soon? One thing that will make you smile (besides cafeteria food), is Vans back-to-school shopping with Free Shipping! Between August 17th and August 26th, Vans is offering FREE Ground Shipping with $50 minimum purchase. Don't forget to use the promo code BTS2009 and to do your math homework.

Datarock And Vans Want You To Win!

Posted 08/17/2009

Your favorite Norwegian rockers, Datarock have teamed up with Vans Shoes for an amazing giveaway contest! To enter all you have to do is become a fan of Datarock on Facebook and then visit the Event page and RSVP to the Datarock/Vans Giveaway Contest.

Chris Pfanner Kickflips Onto Skateboarder Magazine

Posted 08/14/2009

Vans Skate Team rider Chris Pfanner has been taking the U.S. by storm since he landed a well deserved spot on ANTI HERO! Now the European rider is ready to let you know where he came from, what he's about and where he's heading. Get a good look of what's behind those eyes because you'll never believe the crazy things he's seen in his life...

Jolie Holland Announces North American Tour

Posted 08/14/2009

Singer songwriter Jolie Holland is that rare performer who conveys everything in her voice. It is a stunning instrument that seems directly connected to her heart and soul. On her latest album "The Living and the Dead," Holland creates a smoky evocative work of hallucinatory Americana. In live performance Holland is absolutely transcendent. Popmatters said of a recent concert: "She's a singer who's absolutely worth seeing in a live context because she always takes chances, trying out weird phrasings, slurring words together and falling slightly out of rhythm, only to bring things back together somehow.... plenty of spine-tingling moments."

Warped 15th Anniversary Contest

Posted 08/13/2009

How's this for a great contest. Throw the best pre-premiere party for the Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration on September 17th in theaters nationwide and you could win FREE tickets for you and (Up to 30) of your friends to the Warped Tour 2010 closest to your home. Not only that but you and your friends will also be Kevin Lyman's guest to a private backstage BBQ. Check out all the details on how you could win!

Free Dowload And Tour Update From Ninjasonik!

Posted 08/12/2009

Consider it the third coming. Ninjasonik is three parts: Jah-Jah's the punk, Teenwolf's the DJ, Telli's the rapper. Spotlighting the depth, breadth, stealth and charm of Telli "Bathroom Sex" Federline, Ninjasonik, is proud to unleash Darth Bano, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based clothiers and partners-in-style Mishka NYC, as a free download and on CD. Titled after Telli's Sith lord alter-ego, Darth Bano brings together an all-star cast of guests, including Spank Rock, Theophilus London, The Death Set, Blaqstarr, Hollywood Holt, Johnny Nelson, Zakee Kuduro, and many more.

Layton, Alva, Hosoi and Barbee @ New Long Beach Vans Store

Posted 08/12/2009

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the newest Vans Store @ Belmont Shore in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, August 15. Johnny Layton, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi and Ray Barbee will be signing autographs followed by a live acoustic performance by Barbee. The Vans "What If" skate bus will be parked outside the store all day, so bring your board and try out the mini ramp.

Vote Now - Final Round Of Vans Customs Design Contest

Posted 08/11/2009

This is it folks, the last week of the "Be a Vans Custom Pattern Designer" contest - where YOU decide who wins, gets the cash, plus their own signature pattern available for purchase on the Vans Customs site. Check out the patterns that made it to the finals and vote on your favorite. Make your voice heard - ya heard!

State Radio video for "I Love Longview"

Posted 08/11/2009

Check out State Radio's new video- "I Love Longview" Ohhhhhhhh yaaaaaa!!!

Pro-tec Pool Party Presented By Rockstar On Fuel TV

Posted 08/10/2009

Airing Monday, August 10 at 8:00pm ET and 11:00pm ET (5:00pm PT and 8:00pm PT), and re-airing seven more times over the next month, Fuel TV will showcase the 2009 Pro-tec Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. This years event features legends such as Steve Caballero, Chris Miller, Steve Alba and pros such as Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, Omar Hassan, and many others skating for a $25,000 cash prize. Also representing are youngsters including 14-year old Brazillian Pedro Barros, 20 year-old Josh Borden, and 17 year-old Josh Rodriguez who put their stamp on the resurgence of pool skating.

VWT Entire Poster Collection!

Posted 08/07/2009

 In celebration of the the Vans 15th Anniversary, we've posted up this entire poster collection of Vans Warped Tour posters from 95-09. Have a look-see!

This Saturday, "Year of the Wolfbat" Art Show By Dennis McNett

Posted 08/06/2009

This special 2-day only exhibition starting this Saturday at Thinkspace Gallery in LA will feature works from New York based artist Dennis McNett. Dennis will be trekking across the U.S. from New York to the West Coast throughout July exhibiting along the way... Leopards with serpent tails, goat heads wrapped in snakes, angry beasts, eagles fighting snakes, bats and WOLFBATS!

Parkway Drive To Release The DVD Of The Year On Sept. 22

Posted 08/06/2009

Australia's hottest metal band Parkway Drive will release a 90-minute documentary film entitled THE DVD on Sept 22.  The film follows the boisterous quintet from humble beginnings on the beaches of Byron Bay to storming stages all over the world.  Part documentary, part extreme-sports video, part live footage.....all metal! Watch The DVD trailer!

Vans Team Meet & Greet @ Portland Vans Store

Posted 08/06/2009

Drop by the Vans store at Lloyd Center in Portland, OR on Wednesday, August 12th @ 6:30PM to meet pros from the Vans Team. Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Alex Perelson, Cory Nastazio and More will be signing autographs. There will also be a limited edition T-shirt for the first 100 people in line. Tons of Vans giveaways while supplies last...don't miss it!

Danny Diablo Brings "Thugcore" To Hellcat In Sept

Posted 08/05/2009

The best of hip hop and hardcore collide with the release of Danny Diablo's new album, International Hardcore Superstar, due out on Hellcat Records on Sept 15.  Part singer, part actor, part entrepreneur, Diablo, AKA Lord Ezec, is an underground virtuoso with one foot in the New York hardcore scene and the other in thugcore hip hop.  Not for the timid or weak, International Hardcore Superstar brings the heat with a blending of thick body rocking beats, heavy guitar riffs and confrontational in-your-face rhymes that'll leave you moshing, shaking your ass or both.

Marco Zamora "Give And Take" Art Show In Portland

Posted 08/05/2009

If you're in the Portland area this weekend, take a look at new paintings, prints and installations from friend of Vans, Marco Zamora. The opening reception is from 6-9pm on August 6th and the show continues until September 3rd at the Fifty 24PDX Gallery. See ya there!

Vote For Round 3 Of The Customs Pattern Design Contest

Posted 08/04/2009

This is the last round before the finals of the "Be A Vans Customs Pattern Designer" contest. Check out the new designs and give your $.02 on which Customs pattern will make it to the finals next week. The winning pattern will be featured on the Vans Customs site! So go check it out...

Watch The Trailer For VWT 15th Anniversary Celebration Event!

Posted 08/04/2009

Celebrate 15 years of Vans Warped Tour with an exclusive One Night Event taking place on September 17th in over 400+ movie theaters nationwide.  This theatrical event will feature a two-hour compilation of the best performances from the 15th Anniversary Celebration, which will be originally performed and recorded in Los Angeles on September 6th.

X Games Skate Team Recap

Posted 08/03/2009

It was another long weekend at the X Games for the Vans Skate team and it definitely didn't lack excitement! Here's the details on everything that went down...

Knights of Bostonia Video W/ Free MP3 download!

Posted 08/03/2009

Today, we're hookin you up with a free MP3 download of State Radio's "Knights of Bostonia"! Also check out the new music video!

Vans BMX Dominates Podium At X Games

Posted 08/03/2009

Vans BMX took park riding to a whole new level at X Games 15 and put all waffle soles on the podium. It would be Scotty Cranmer walking away with the gold, Diogo Canina with the silver and top qualifier Gary Young with the Bronze. It was quite an exciting contest to watch, with an amazing course design by Nate Wessel and non-stop action format. Highlights included a backflip double tailwhip from Cranmer and a huge flair over the cradle gap. Diogo was hitting the flair as well and whipped out a crazy 360 backflip step-up out of the mini-ramp section. Gary was going every direction, jumping in and out of the pool bowl and gapping out of bowl at Mach 10 speeds. Guettler, who had won the ASA Triples Contest the night before was spinning 720s all over the course and looked like he would get on the podium too, but when the dust settled it was Scotty, Diogo and Gary.

Ashley Fiolek Wins Gold In Moto X Super X

Posted 08/03/2009

After an upsetting injury forced Vans MX Team rider Ashley Fiolek to withdraw from X Games 14, she was motivated to make her X Games 15 debut strong. Well, all of her hard work paid off. After riding solid the whole event, she made her move in the final lap of the finals and held onto to win Women's Moto X Super X Gold! Congrats Ashley!

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