Vans US Open Artist Jay Howell’s Playlist 
We’ve been getting pumped about the Vans US Open of Surfing starting tomorrow in Huntington Beach by sharing playlists from our talented artists who’ve been working on the Van Doren Invitational Bowl all week. Today’s playlist comes from artist and Custom Culture Ambassador Jay Howell. After listening to his picks, watch his episode on offthewall.tv. 
We can’t wait to see the finished product! 

5. The Sound of Confusion - Spacemen 3

Vans US Open Artist Jay Howell’s Playlist 

We’ve been getting pumped about the Vans US Open of Surfing starting tomorrow in Huntington Beach by sharing playlists from our talented artists who’ve been working on the Van Doren Invitational Bowl all week. Today’s playlist comes from artist and Custom Culture Ambassador Jay Howell. After listening to his picks, watch his episode on offthewall.tv

We can’t wait to see the finished product! 

5. The Sound of Confusion - Spacemen 3

#TBT Warped Tour 1998
The 2014 Vans Warped Tour is on it’s final leg of shows, and we’re wrapping up posting our favorite photos from year’s past every Thursday. Today’s throwback is from the 1998 Warped Tour with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and our our Vans Skate team legend Steve Caballero hanging casually in the background. If you haven’t been to your Warped stop yet this year, be sure to look out for ‘DECADES: Warped Since 1995 - Through The Lens Of Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer’ a photo exhibit with more rad shots like this vanswarpedtour.com
Photo: Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer

#TBT Warped Tour 1998

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour is on it’s final leg of shows, and we’re wrapping up posting our favorite photos from year’s past every Thursday. Today’s throwback is from the 1998 Warped Tour with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and our our Vans Skate team legend Steve Caballero hanging casually in the background. If you haven’t been to your Warped stop yet this year, be sure to look out for ‘DECADES: Warped Since 1995 - Through The Lens Of Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer’ a photo exhibit with more rad shots like this vanswarpedtour.com

Photo: Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer

Vans US Open Artist Nathaniel Russell’s Playlist
Nathaniel Russell is one of our artists in the process of working his magic for US Open’s Van Doren Invitational Bowl. We got his music picks he’s currently jamming out to including some Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Steely Dan. And it’s available for you all to hear on our spotify. We’ve got some extra links below as well. Happy listening! 

7. For Every Field There’s A Mole - Bonnie “Prince” Billy 
8. Can You See Me - Spike
9. Now That I Know - Ted Lucas

Vans US Open Artist Nathaniel Russell’s Playlist

Nathaniel Russell is one of our artists in the process of working his magic for US Open’s Van Doren Invitational Bowl. We got his music picks he’s currently jamming out to including some Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Steely Dan. And it’s available for you all to hear on our spotify. We’ve got some extra links below as well. Happy listening! 

7. For Every Field There’s A Mole - Bonnie “Prince” Billy 

8. Can You See Me - Spike

9. Now That I Know - Ted Lucas

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to make a record right in your own home, but how can you make one that stands out? Berklee Online’s Music Production Analysis course teaches you the ins and outs of key production techniques and arrangements, giving you the skills to analyze the elements that make an effective record.
Course teacher Stephen Webber is a seasoned record producer, musician, DJ, and composer who uses popular examples including The Beatles, Miles Davis, and Bob Marley, and gives access to rare demos that contributed to the final product.
With Berklee Online’s Course Samples, you can test out the first lesson for free. If you want to learn more, sign up for the full 12-week course.
Photo: StephenWebberMusic.com

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to make a record right in your own home, but how can you make one that stands out? Berklee Online’s Music Production Analysis course teaches you the ins and outs of key production techniques and arrangements, giving you the skills to analyze the elements that make an effective record.

Course teacher Stephen Webber is a seasoned record producer, musician, DJ, and composer who uses popular examples including The Beatles, Miles Davis, and Bob Marley, and gives access to rare demos that contributed to the final product.

With Berklee Online’s Course Samples, you can test out the first lesson for free. If you want to learn more, sign up for the full 12-week course.

Photo: StephenWebberMusic.com

A Day on Vans Warped Tour with We Are The In Crowd

It seemed like the bus had stopped rolling only minutes ago but when I stretched my legs over the edge and awkwardly climbed my way to the ground from the top bunk I smelled coffee drifting through the cracked door.  We Are The In Crowd’s Tay Jardine was in the front lounge settled over a black mug that read ‘Bad Days’ with a giant yellow smiley face. 

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Miette Hope: Winner of the First Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship

We announced earlier last month that the first winner of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship was awarded to Miette Hope-Goldman, a talented 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We’ve released an exclusive interview with Hope-Goldman in our Vans Women’s Fall 2014 Zine and to celebrate the release, she will be performing tonight at the Vans store in Chapel Hills Mall at 6pm.

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Vans US Open Artist Chris Yormick’s Playlist
Artist Chris Yormick is currently painting the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the US Open with a bunch of other great artists and we had to know what he was listening to to help him get in the zone. Have a listen to his super chilled out reggae Spotify playlist below as well as links to tracks not available on Spotify:

7. What’s New Pussycat - Bob Marley and The Wailers
8. Corporal Jones - The Termites
9. Rude Boy Prayer - Alton, Zoot and The Wailers
10. Rolling Stone - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Vans US Open Artist Chris Yormick’s Playlist

Artist Chris Yormick is currently painting the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the US Open with a bunch of other great artists and we had to know what he was listening to to help him get in the zone. Have a listen to his super chilled out reggae Spotify playlist below as well as links to tracks not available on Spotify:

7. What’s New Pussycat - Bob Marley and The Wailers

8. Corporal Jones - The Termites

9. Rude Boy Prayer - Alton, Zoot and The Wailers

10. Rolling Stone - Bob Marley and The Wailers

It takes so much to be in a band that to not fucking get up there and just kill almost ruins the spirit. Like, what fucking right do I have to ask people to pay money to see my show? Not just pay money, but get on the fucking subway, get in the fucking car, like, ruin a whole night of their lives just to see my show. Ask them to pay money to buy my album, T-shirts with my stupid face on it. What right do I have to do all of that, and then not say it’s good enough? More than good enough — to not say it’s special?

Learn the Chords to Any Youtube Video with Riffstation 

Riffstation makes it easier than ever to play along with Youtube videos and learn the chords to your favorite songs. Just type in the song or artist into the search bar and chords will be displayed alongside the video. It can also be displayed on the iPad when you’re in a quick stitch to learn a cover song in time for your band to perform!

Now, get to shredding!