Walt Disney Pictures has come a long way from making full-length animated features like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. In the 21st century, the company has reinvented itself with live-action blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, state-of-the-art computer animated films like Cars and Frozen, and adaptations of children’s literary classics like Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (out in theaters this March). In recent years, Disney has expanded into more lucrative markets like comic book blockbusters (ie. Marvel comics) and, of course, the Star Wars franchise. The latest Star Wars entry, The Last Jedi, hit the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales barely three weeks after its US theatrical release. With a plethora of material to work with, and plenty of money coming in, one would think Disney is far passed its tipping point, but that might not be the case at all. Continue reading →
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.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul When: Sunday, May 28th // All Day
The Familia team will once again host the skate competitions at this year’s Soundset Music Festival. There will be open skating all day, but there will also be a jam style best trick contest leading up to the Showdown at 4PM. The skate contests are a good way to mix things up between performances at Soundset, if you have some extra time make sure to stop by.
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.
The good guys at Cal-Surf will be providing free grip-tape every Friday for the foreseeable future. Cons/Mob or Mini Logo grip-tape will be included with the purchase of any deck, get over to Uptown and get some fresh grips to finish the year right.