Skinnie Magazine Issue 128 - April/May 2013

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<ul><li><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>THErundown </p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>p.018 </p><p>THErundown </p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>p.014 </p><p>p.038</p><p>FEATURES</p><p>CONSUMABLESTax Season Can be Great!</p><p>AMERICAN HARDCOREThe Rise and Fall of SoCal Punk</p><p>PLAYGROUND FOR MILLIONAIRESThe French Riviera</p><p>SHE &amp; HIMDo It Again</p><p>SKINNIE GIRLSuzanne Stokes</p><p>TAKE A VOLUNTEER VACATIONAnother Way to Trip</p><p>SKINNIESCENEThe Rundown On What You Missed</p><p>p.008</p><p>p.010</p><p>p.014</p><p>p.018</p><p>p.022</p><p>p.028</p><p>p.037</p><p>THErundown ISSUE128 APRIL/MAY2013</p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>p.044</p><p>p.042</p><p>THErundown ISSUE128 APRIL/MAY2013</p><p>p.028</p><p>p.022</p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>APR/MAY 2013 J ISSUE NUMbER 128</p><p>www.skinniemagazine.com</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>PUBLISHERSJimmy Clinton and George Giordano</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>EDITORIALEditor-in-ChiEf Jimmy Clinton</p><p>Contributing WritErs Jasen T. Davis, Alex Mendoza, Eric Bonholtzer, Katie Evans, Kristie Bertucci, Patrick Douglas, </p><p>Lacy Ottenson, Elysia McMahan, MM Zonoozy </p><p>For editorial submissions, email editorial@skinniemagazine.com</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>ART &amp; DESIGNart dEpartmEnt Morgan Desmond </p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHYContributing photographErs Michael Vincent, Alan Rivera,</p><p>Sean Myers, Joanna Miriam, Wil Marques,Damian Tsutsumida, Genevieve Davis, </p><p>Karen Curley, Harmony Gerber,Edison Graff, Timothy Sheppard, Erik Faiivae,</p><p>Christian Sosa, Cody BlackTammy Rapp, Todd Scheuerell</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>SALES &amp; MARkETINGmarkEting dirECtor Jason Zahler</p><p> advErtising Matt Lee, Jose Lanza, Julius Lopez and Ariel Mendoza</p><p>For all sales inquiries email sales@skinniemagazine.com</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>ADMINISTRATIvEWEbmastEr House Of Designs</p><p>onlinE Editor Morgan DesmondContributing staff Angela Jugon</p><p>Raquel Lopez, Cynthia De Los Santosand Ryan Mercer </p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>FASHIONfashion dirECtor Michelle Ngo</p><p>fashion Coordinators Linh Duong</p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>SUBSCRIBERS If the post office alerts us that your magazine is </p><p>undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a corrected address within two years.</p><p>LEGAL DISCLAIMERThe content in this magazine is for entertainment andintended for mature audiences only. Advertisers are responsible for their ads placed in the magazine. Skinnie Magazine is not responsible for any actions taken by their readers. We may occasionally use images placed in public domain. Sometimes, it is not possible to identify and/or contact the copyright holder, if you claim ownership of something weve published, we will gladly make a proper acknowledgement. Skinnie Magazine does not share opinions and/ or views stated by the writers and or photographers. Some of the content published may be of a mature nature; we do not, in any way, condone underage drinking or any other illegal activity. All submissions become property of Skinnie Magazine, be it text, photos, art, etc. </p><p>Skinnie Entertainment MagazineAll Rights Reserved. 0</p><p>BE ON THE LOOkOUT FOR...</p><p>NEW SKiNNiE ONLiNEWWW.SKiNNiEMAGAZiNE.COM</p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>CONSUMables</p><p> dC x se PK ripper Fixed Gear bikeDC teamed up with SE Bikes to launch a collaborative bike that will only see 2,500 roll off the assembly line worldwide. The new fixed gear bike design details are directly inspired from the classic PK Ripper BMX bike, complete with Floval tubing, Landing Gear fork and Looptail rear end it does have a very vintage look and feel which will resonate with the pedal snobs. 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With strong battery life and killer colorways, this is a must have. </p><p>beaconaudio.com $99</p><p> iPhone Pocket ProJeCTorRmemeber those big clunky, expensive projectors people used to set up in their living rooms and backyards? Not anymore. Brookstone has a rad product that you literally dock your iPhone onto and boom instant projector onto any surface. Boastina 15 lumen projector lamp and native display resolution at 640x360 means you can project an image 50 with clarity. Perfect for on the go presentations or boredom. </p><p>brookstone.com $229</p><p> MIsHKa X sPraYGround backpackDesigned by frequent Mishka collaborator Lamour Supreme, there are a few features to this backpack that make it additionally cool. You have your standard 17 laptop compartment and the water resistant shell, but you also have a killer velour compartment for your sunglasses and a hidden stash compartment for other things you may need to throw in the bag from time to time. 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Its important we teach the kids of this earth what good music is. </p><p>ironmaiden.com $$$</p><p>8 evernote smart notebook by MoleskinAre we talking about a notebook here? Like papper and pens notebook? Kinda. Moleskin teamed up with Evernote to create a custom notebook that works with Evernote IOS software to turn your notes into digital, searchable text. Yup, your sociology notes or doodles can now be scanned with the Evernote software on these special pages that work hand in hand with the smartphone your applocation is on. </p><p>evernote.com $</p><p>Tax Season Can Be A Great Thing...</p><p>Spoil</p><p>8 skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p> 8</p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>0 skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF</p><p>aMerICan HardCoreAn Interview with Author Steven Blush Words By Jasen T. Davis</p><p>Stanley Blush is the author of American Hardcore, a book that chronicles the rise and fall of the hardcore punk scene in Southern California from 1980-1986. The books was used as a basis for a documentary of the same name directed by Paul Rachman, featuring interviews and live concert </p><p>footage of legendary punk bands like Black Flag, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks and Minor Threat.</p><p>70s punk hit America, splattering itself all over the place, energizing the youth and leaving the rest of the country with the feeling that something awful had just happened. When punk came back for another infection, SoCal youth was ready, creating a genre that scared the mainstream media and set an antagonistic tone for everything, including its British predecessors.</p><p>Blush treats the subject matter with great respect. Hes created a work that could serve as a college textbook, functioning in the same fashion as an anthropological study of the punk subculture. He captures the excitement and adrenaline of that lost era, but reminds us that the savage soul of the punk music lives on and is still with us even now.</p><p>4</p><p> skinniemagazine.com </p></li><li><p>How did you originally get into the punk scene and come up with the concept for American Hardcore?I was somebody who was lucky enough to fall into it during the 80s in Washington, D.C. My girlfriend was so hip that she had tickets to obscure punk bands playing downtown in underground clubs. I saw Gang of Four before they were big. I saw the Birthday Party and Bauhaus when they only had a dozen people in the audience. I fell into it the subculture of punk through the radio stations, too. I remember booking the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, GBH, setting up concerts at independent halls and venues. They didnt last too long because some band would always destroy the place during a show.</p><p>why the era between 1980 and 1986?What I got from the scene was that it was an all-encompassing subculture. The indie rock music label started because of this. Youth Brigade started BYO. Bad Religion started Epitaph. This was an American version of punk that had a speed and aggression with an emphasis on speed. It was very different than the British version. Ive come to this conclusion: In history we talk about the post WWII subcultures like hippies and beatniks. We should also include punk. </p><p>How do you think the punk music scene was a reaction to new wave?Other punk bands like the Ramones got signed up, but they were at the top, but to be hardcore you had to be into punk and you had to be against what music had become, which was new wave. What happened was in the late 70s was that you had this Ramones/Sex Pistols thing, and people were really revolted by it, the safety pins in your cheek, the spitting, the violence, etc. The music wasnt respected by the industry.What Sire Records did was create new wave, which was about promoting music, to treat it as a business, and they pushed punk in that direction. But there were kids in the hardcore scene who wanted punk. These bands became more of a youth culture where the bands dressed like the kids. It was a Lord of the Flies setup, where kids created a scene that was great at first, but then it went to hell.</p><p>so the early punk scene in southern California wasnt about selling out, but it was something more?The music was the bloated reaction to the entertainment industry. Now there isnt even such a thing as selling out. Now you can be hip and sell out. I dont like to be the old guys who complains about music, but I find that a lot of kids today dont want to be bothered with how hard it was to promote a scene years ago. How certain people took the burnt culturally, painfully, lives ruined because they wanted to have a scene of their own, so they pushed. Thats how punk rock became strong, it was about meaning and intensity. We all watched the hippies sold out and there was this feeling that wed do things different. A lot of bands dont even have a concept of selling out, now. </p><p>do you feel that most modern punk bands have become so corporate that they would be unrecognizable by their punk ancestors? If you talk about the bands of yesteryear, I think they still mean it. Of course its not the same when a band gets together 30 years later, but hardcore never really sold out. I certainly feel that we have to be honest about what it is. As for </p><p>younger bands, well, lets face it, theres a conformity with playing music thats 30 years old. I dont think theres the same social movement. </p><p>why did you cover the hardcore punk scene in southern California?Im most interested in people who use punk as a way as an attitude, as a lifestyle, and not just because of the music. I feel that the hardcore scene has its roots in Southern California. It came from the suburbs, where kids were brought away from the city to a place of hyper conformity, and it just created this new breed of monster. If you went to a show you could get your ass kicked for dressing the wrong way.Its 100 percent California lifestyle. Its a rite of passage. Hardcore is being passed down to the children. I cant tell you how many 45 year olds with punk tattoos showed up with their kids. I remember being in Appalachia and hearing fathers tell their kids to listen to Simple Man by Lynard Skynard. Now </p><p>its Mommys Little Monster by Social Distortion.</p><p>How did the mainstream view the hardcore punk scene back then?The mainstream hated hardcore. It took thirty years to be accepted, which is why it is to me an art form. It was dangerous, a walled fortress that you couldnt penetrate. Back in the day there was no chance that record companies would pick up hardcore music. Oh, you could talk to hipsters about 70s punk shows about how rough it was, but 70s punk changed the world. They were shocked and disgusted about it, but a small minority who were new to it were clued into the new style. The Sex Pistols and their whole notion of punk, thats where punk started and thats why it developed the way it did.</p><p>There seemed to be a lot more violence, back then.Violence and danger was inherent to the excitement, the popularity, the interest in the scene. We talk about how things have become so sanitized. They try to remove hardcore from the violence, but a lot of it is just being flat out honest that you are ok with it. Slam dancing and stage diving was the reality o...</p></li></ul>