Winter open house nights are in full swing at House of Vans in Brooklyn. Check out these photos from last week featuring New York’s own  Lochness, Solstik, Decay the Savage, K SISE, HOA Bossman, and Muggz in the front room for open mic. Free skate sessions are going on out back too. Get more details & find out how to RSVP for the next one on our Skate Blog.

Photos: Jonathan Mehring

Surf City, USA is gearing up for the biggest free concert of the summer at the Vans US Open Of Surfing. Also, tons of awesome surfing (duh). Come dig your feet into the sand with headliners The Faint & Modest Mouse, plus rad tunes from Twin Shadow, FMLYBND, and Huntington Beach’s own Matt Costa.
Thursday, July 25th:                  The FaintTwin ShadowFMLYBND 
Friday, July 26th:                      Modest MouseMatt Costa
Music kicks off at 4pm each day. Get more info and check out everything else going down at vansusopenofsurfing.com.

Surf City, USA is gearing up for the biggest free concert of the summer at the Vans US Open Of Surfing. Also, tons of awesome surfing (duh). Come dig your feet into the sand with headliners The Faint & Modest Mouse, plus rad tunes from Twin Shadow, FMLYBND, and Huntington Beach’s own Matt Costa.

Thursday, July 25th:                  
The Faint
Twin Shadow
FMLYBND 

Friday, July 26th:                      
Modest Mouse
Matt Costa

Music kicks off at 4pm each day. Get more info and check out everything else going down at vansusopenofsurfing.com.

If you give a girl a guitar, she may just write some songs and make some music. Hop Along vocalist Frances Quinlan has a voice that’s somewhere between coffee shop delicate and basement punk raw. There’s an indie-folk element to the music, and we just can’t. stop. listening. No seriously.

Catch them at the first Vans x FYF House Party of the summer on 6/27.

Anthony Green is keeping springtime in bloom with the release of his Beautiful Spring EP, mixed by The Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo. It features a handful of live tracks from the first leg of his tour, and possibly the cutest cover of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” you may ever hear. Best of all, you can download it for FREE through his website (or make a donation, if you so desire). 
If nothing else, you should save this beauty to your music library just for the cover photo alone. Naked Anthony Green approves.
Catch Anthony out on the road, when he resumes his Beautiful Things tour in a couple of weeks. You can find the dates here.

Anthony Green is keeping springtime in bloom with the release of his Beautiful Spring EP, mixed by The Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo. It features a handful of live tracks from the first leg of his tour, and possibly the cutest cover of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” you may ever hear. Best of all, you can download it for FREE through his website (or make a donation, if you so desire). 

If nothing else, you should save this beauty to your music library just for the cover photo alone. Naked Anthony Green approves.

Catch Anthony out on the road, when he resumes his Beautiful Things tour in a couple of weeks. You can find the dates here.

Update To The Warped App (Free Songs!)

The Warped iPhone and iPod touch App was just updated with a FREE 10-song download offer featuring featuring tracks from Sick of Sarah, Hellogoodbye, A Day To Remember, We Came As Romans, The Wonder Years, The Dangerous Summer, Sharks, Abandon All Ships, Miss May I and Attack Attack. You can download it in the app or on the site and sync to your device or listen on your computer.

Remember! The app is totally free and offers features to help you the day of your show- namely the scheduler to input set and signing times. If you already have the app, the offer will pop up with an update.

Rock on!

                        

Ben Harper Tour + Free Song

It’s been a week of tour announcements hasn’t it! Ben Harper is about to embark on his summer/fall tour that starts in June. There’s a European run there in the middle of it, but he comes back stateside in August. A few dates are already sold out. You know the drill.

Oh yeah, and did I mention Ben released a new, free song this week on iTunes? It’s for his latest single “Don’t Give Up On Me Now.” Party on!

6/4 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
6/5 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
6/6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/7 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/12 - Fès, Morocco - Festival de Fès
6/30 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
7/1 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
7/2 - Sioux City, OA - Saturday in the Park
7/3 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/5 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
7/6 - Ottawa, ON - Bluesfest
7/8 - Quebec City, QC - Quebec City International Summer Festival
7/16 - Aix les Bains, France - Festival Musilac
7/18 - Lucca, Italy - Piazza Napoleone
7/19 - Rome, Italy - Fiesta Ippodromo delle Capannelle
7/20 - Milan, Italy - Arena Civica
7/22 - Nimes, France - Festival de Nimes
7/23 - Carcassonne, France - Festival de Carcassonne
7/25 - Saint-Malo-Du-Bois, France - Festival de Poupet
7/28 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Swiss Blues Festival
7/29 - Tarvisio, Italy - Piazza Unita
7/30 - Verona, Italy - Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca
8/1 - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Sporting Summer Festival
8/3 - Corsica, France - La Citadelle
8/5 - Avenches, Switzerland - Rock Oz Arènes
8/6 - Colmar, France - Festival Foire aux Vins d’Alsace
8/7 - Dranouter, Belgium - Dranouter Festival
8/25 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
8/26 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
8/27 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
8/28 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
9/2 - Stateline, NV - Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
9/3 - Las Vegas, NV - Pool at Cosmopolitan
9/4 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Racetrack (concert following the races)
9/10 - Dana Point, CA - Doheny Days Music Festival
9/27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/30 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10/1 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

Free tunes from SXSW

As we are all setting off for our Austin adventures, SXSW has released an official, free Music Sampler on iTunes. It’s 20 free tracks from artists playing the conference that you outta know. It features Talib Kweli, an MC who happens to be performing at our showcase on March 16th.

The sampler is available for a limited time only, so get it while you can!