Rich Monday And Maty Almost Wake Up To A Sleeping Town!

Let The Games Begin. Let’s Start This Rock And Roll Party! The Southern California Smash Mouth Local Punk Rock Legend Maty Almost crashed my house for a discussion about his new band ‘Almost Criminal’ and to do a sit down interview with me for my new zine book series coming out called ‘STAMINA.’ Yeah when the long time punker and hardcore historian Maty stops by to ruin your home, your wife and your life as you know it, it meant a few things to me. It meant no sleep for a couple days, playing the U.S. Bombs really loud all … Continue reading Rich Monday And Maty Almost Wake Up To A Sleeping Town!

Rich Monday With A Lengthy Backside Board Slide

Local legend Rich Monday throws down a high speed slide at Modesto banks! This is a street skating spot that Rich Monday discovered while construction crews were still building it. It has a 5 foot transition wall and a lip at the top worthy of a nice grind, or in this case a long slider. At age 40 Rich Monday shows the youngsters, that some things do get better with age. “Live To Skate, Or Die Trying!” Continue reading Rich Monday With A Lengthy Backside Board Slide

Maty’s Corner # 6

Maty’s Corner Issue # 6 Skate Rock San Jose- Steve Caballero and The Faction The first incarnation of The Faction were Steve Caballero, Gavin O’Brien, Craig Bosch, and Russ Wright. This lineup only lasted through a couple of practices when Craig Bosch left to join local punk band The Unaware. Bosch was replaced by Adam Segal who also became the band’s de facto manager. The Faction were a hardcore punk rock band. Pioneers of the skate punk era during the early 1980s many band would follow their after. Starting on Halloween 1982 out of the streets, pools and ramps of … Continue reading Maty’s Corner # 6