Chaz Ortiz At dose.

YouTube Preview Image Zoo York just dropped their latest video, “King of New York,” a montage of hammers filmed 100% in NYC. Check it as Timbo talks to Chaz Ortiz & RB Umali about what it takes to get a video shot in the city, how most people think Chaz is from New York & what a close call this year’s Skater of the Year award was.

Share this Dose video from Network A’s Facebook page for a chance to win a King of New York skate deck and T-shirt from Zoo York.

Grey Skate Mag: Ishod Wair Interview

ishodGrey Skate Mag was invited to the Paris premiere of Nike SB’s Chronicles Vol. II last weekend and caught up with newly crowned Thrasher Skater of the Year, Ishod Wair for an interview. Check it out by clicking here.

Afternoon In The Park: World Industries

Anthony Shetler, Timmy Knuth, Derek Fukuhara, and Mike Franklin spend an Afternoon in The Park for Transworld.

Jimmy McDonald Turns Pro For 5Boro

Jimmy MacDonald was officially promoted to the pro ranks this week. Check out Jimmy and the 5Boro crew in this special Philadelphia edit filmed by Chris Mulhern.

Dave Bachinksy Always On The Grind

YouTube Preview Image Dave Bachinsky drops over a minute of unseen footage for the newest Venture Trucks Always on the Grind clip.

Boards + Bands Auction Items Online

Boards and BandsLegendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper came together for a press conference at The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles this week to launch the second annual Boards + Bands auction to benefit at-risk youth.

During the press conference, which was held in the museum’s Clive Davis Theater, Hawk and Harper revealed all of this year’s board collaborations, including Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin “Candle In The Wind”/Chris Cole; Daft Punk “Technologic”/Aaron ”Jaws” Homoki; Panda Bear “You Can Count On Me”/Andrew Reynolds; Ben Harper “Pleasure and Pain”/Christian Hosoi; and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash “London Calling”/Tony Hawk.

The Boards + Bands initiative brings together the worlds of skateboarding and music to benefit the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps bring high quality public skateparks to underprivileged children in low-income communities. The chosen recording artists have hand-written the lyrics on one-of-a-kind skateboards from each skater.

“The second annual boards and bands has arrived!” said Harper. “I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve done at the Tony Hawk Foundation—it is an honor to serve as a member of the Board. Skatepark building is community building, so please help us spread the word about this year’s auction. Thank you!”

The second annual Boards + Bands auction has officially launched via eBay and will be open for bidding until December 15th at 7pm/PST. These boards are one-of-a kind collectors items which any musical or skate enthusiast would be excited to own. They also make for the ultimate gift this holiday season.

Last year’s Boards + Bands auction raised over $126,000 for the Tony Hawk Foundation, and this year Hawk and Harper hope the auction surpasses that.

“It’s exciting to present another amazing group of unique boards,” said Hawk. “The combination of top skaters and musicians has resulted in some one-of-a-kind works of art, all being auctioned to help build skateparks.”

These special collaboration skateboards will be on display at The GRAMMY Museum through the end of the auction on December 15th. The GRAMMY Museum is located in the L.A. LIVE district at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90015.