Skookum is an all-blader rock band from Oakland, comprised of Sean Salazar, Patrick Calilung, Brendan Tidd, and Brian Shima. Sean and Pat stopped by the Rock Town garage to talk about the meaning behind their name, picking a rock star death, and blading before playing. This podcast features music from their live set on May 27, 2015, at the Stork Club in Oakland, Calif.

Check out Skookum on Bandcamp and follow them on Instagram.

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Direct download: RTP_Skookum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm PST
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#17: Chris Dafick

Chris Dafick is one of modern rollerblading’s most prolific nomads and currently en route to Spain. He stopped by the Rock Town garage to talk about blading, the Shredweiser life, the need to always keep moving, and looking up from your phone every once in a while.

Visit shredweiser.com and follow them on Instagram as @shredweiser.

Support this podcast by shopping at rocktownpress.bigcartel.com

 

Direct download: RTP_Dafick.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 6:34pm PST
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#16: Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story

AR&P is Brian Krans' third novel. In this podcast, he talks about how his experiences working in retail and newspapers blend together to create what's been called a "masterfully developed plot with more unexpected twists than a Quentin Tarantino movie."

The book follows a cops and courts reporter who gets exclusive access to the trendy celebrity suicides as the world hangs on the brink of mass extinction.

You can read the first chapter of the book on Goodreads, order a physical copy from Rock Town (or a poster or a hat), or get a digital version from Amazon

Direct download: ARPodcast_Done.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 10:08am PST
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#15: Michael "Gumby" Braud

Michael "Gumby" Braud is a do-or-die blader from the South living in California. He talks about his new video, "On the Rise," almost dying, peeing blood, the right-wing side of UC Berkeley, childhood dreams of being a stuntman, the unionizing of rollerbladers, and $100 skates.

Michael would appreciate if you supported his Kickstarter to pre-order "On the Rise."

You can support the Rock Town Podcast by buying merch from our website.

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: RTP_MichaelBraud.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:26am PST
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On Saturday, Aggressive Mall hosted the first San Jose Street Comp. Here's your audio coverage of the event, including guest commentary from Korey "Sneaky" Waikiki, Jose Fuentes, B.J. Bernhardt, Joey Augustin, the Wolves Den Crew, and others. 

Support for this podcast by buying goods from Rock Town Press.

Direct download: RTP_SanJoseStreetComp.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:39am PST
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RTP: Fear and Loathing at the Pow-wow Pro/Am

The 9th installment of the Panhandle Pow-wow took place March 12-15 in Jacksonville, Fla. For four days, rollerbladers from across the globe descended for a weekend of camping, blading, and boozing at Kona, the nation's oldest skate park. 

This podcast features the talents of Jason Reyna, Kevin Dowling, Kevin Lapierre, Blake Taylor, Guy Crawford, Brent, Scherer, Mark Weaver, Kennan Scott, Shane McClay, Montre Livingston, Adam Roberts, Adam Bazydlo, and many, many others. 

See you back in the Florida panhandle in 2016. Bring a tent, a beer coozie, and a good attitude. 

You can support the Rock Town Podcast by shopping at www.rocktownpress.bigcartel.com.

Direct download: PowWowPodcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 2:20pm PST
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Victor Arias guest hosts this episode as he and friends invade Woodward West for a three-day weekend full of blading.

Guests including E. Rod, Dave Lang, B. Free, Peter D., Cameron Talbott, Matty Scrock, Raymar, and Paco host their own industry meeting and talk (often all at once) about the role of Rollernews, getting broke off, reaching out, selling out, and doing it for the love. 

In keeping with tradition, there are lots of shoutouts.

Support these skaters through Filth JuiceBlader Gang, Aggressive MallValo Brand, Vibralux Denim, SSM, Ground Control, Circolo Wheels, Street Artist, and Gawds.

To support this podcast, purchase books, a poster, a hat, or some toilet paper from Rock Town Press

Direct download: RTP_WastedWoodWardWeekend_2.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:34pm PST
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FTOH is Brian Krans' second novel and in this solo podcast he explains where the original idea came from, childhood medications, why you shouldn't joke about being a pedophile, and getting kicked off a Christian youth trip. 

You can check out cover artist Alexander Iaccarino's other work at thatkidwhodraws.com.

Books, hats, and posters can be purchased at Rock Town Press.

Direct download: RTP_FreezeTag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am PST
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Being a child actor is no easy game, especially when your childhood hero was Bill Cosby.

Kennan Scott returns to the Rock Town Podcast to exercise his demons while his cousin Jake forces him through conflicted memories of Jello Pudding Pop commercials, anti-drug ads, and moving Theo out of the Cosby house. 

Direct download: RTP_Cosby_NEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PST
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