I first encountered The Orwells last year, not in their native state of Illinois, but on the rooftop of a CMJ show in New York. Los Angeles rockers Francisco the Man had just finished downstairs and everyone had retreated skyward for a view of the city and lungfulls of tobacco smoke. The five piece ... More >>
Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrackIf you needed to place an iconic artifact of Southern California boarding culture in a time capsule, a pair of Vans shoes would certainly do.
Alongside the skateboard, a modification of roller skates, the modern surfboard, invented by L.A.'s Bob Simmons ... More >>
Jeff Spicoli.Although it's long been overshadowed by more exotic locales, Malibu still has one of the mainland's most-prized set of breaks -- first, second and third points at Surfrider State Beach. It's strange then, to find that local teens still need a thrill beyond Malibu's thick right-ha ... More >>