Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis Hours: Mon-Fri: 4PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 8AM-2AM
In recent years, Minneapolis’ West Bank has begun the transformation from a place often overlooked, into a bustling, multi-cultural strip with plenty of cool bars, good restaurants and venues to enjoy live music. One such bar/venue is the Nomad World Pub, which is located just across from Palmer’s; a couple of blocks from the Triple Rock. In addition to a constant rotation of live acts, the Nomad offers bocce ball, pinball (brand new) and even curling in the winter, along with a separate patio complete with a fire pit. Drink specials like 2 for 1s and the good ole’ prefix (PBR & shot) are offered pretty much every night and the music is always on point whether it’s rock, hip hop, soul or a DJ spinning. The Nomad is often at that perfect capacity, not too packed, but far from empty, however; there always seems to be a random influx or two throughout any night, probably due to it’s location between so many other bars. If you’re into futbol, the Nomad is one of the best places in town to catch a match in peace, and game days are usually accompanied with extra specials. All in all, the Nomad World Pub is a great bar to kick back a few brews and enjoy some good local music, they always have good beers on tap and they consistently book quality bands/artists. If you’re ever on the West Bank in search of a place to drink, stop by the Nomad and check out what they have to offer.
With the winter season upon us, it’s time for the snowboarders to start hitting the slopes again. The 1817 crew recently unveiled their new park at Buck Hill christening it with a solid session. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more snowboarding clips as winter sets in.
The Zoo York guys were recently in Barcelona taking time off to shred while they tour Europe. For those that don’t know, Barcelona is a skaters paradise with minimal security and LOTS of awesome spots to hit around town. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
Location: 835 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 10th @ 4PM
The guys from Primitive Skateboards will be at Familia’s HQ this Saturday. The team features some of the skate world’s top guns in Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neill, as well as youthful talent like Nick Tucker and Wacson Mass. The demo portion of the event begins at 4PM sharp, while the signing starts at 6PM. Make sure to get there early in order to secure a decent spot.
We know you probably don’t want to see any snow just quite yet, but this video is amazing. Red Bull recently dropped the trailer for their upcoming snowboarding film, The Fourth Phase. From the back hills of Wyoming to some of Asia’s enormous peaks, the visual showcases stunning scenery. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
The Zoo York crew recently hit up the city of Barcelona capturing a solid amount of good footy. Ron Deily, Dave Willis, Gavin Nolan and Chaz Ortiz all make appearances in the video, it’s clear that Zoo York definitely has a promising future. Check out the clip above and keep an eye out for more.
The boys from VICELAND and Thrasher are finally ready to roll out King of The Road 2015. This year’s contest will feature Birdhouse, Toy Machine, and Chocolate; 3 well equipped teams who each have pretty storied histories. In episode 1, King of The Road’s creator Michael Burnett, gives a little history lesson while reminiscing on previous years. A good time no doubt, click the link below to check out the 1st installment via VICELAND’s official website.
Filmmaker Darren Dyk has been dropping gems as of late showcasing the art of skateboarding in very unconventional ways. His latest video adds fire and rain to the madness making for quite the visual. Darren and Beyond Slow Motion are definitely onto something, check out “Burn 2” above and stay tuned for more.
VICE recently announced that they will be picking up Thrasher’s “King of The Road” series for their new VICELAND channel. For those that don’t know, Thrasher Magazine has thrown their “King of The Road” competition annually since 2003, along the way a plethora of stars have tried their hand at the cash prize & glory. The competition revolves around a point A to B journey across America, each team is given a manual that contains tasks to complete as well as tricks to complete, each of these tasks/tricks having a point value. Birdhouse, Chocolate, and Toy Machine will be this year’s competing teams, all have housed legendary skaters throughout the years. Hopefully it stays true and doesn’t get to gimmicky for TVs sake, check out the trailer above and keep an eye out for episode 1.
The guys from Familia Skateshop recently linked up with the Ride Channel for a dope feature on Minneapolis. A city often slept on when it comes to skating, Minneapolis actually has a plethora of awesome spots and parks. The Familia skate team takes on downtown hitting up new spots as well as a few classics, towards the end the crew brings the party back to their Headquarters in Northeast. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from the Familia team.