Movement

Street Plant

A Movement away from hype towards Substance.
A Movement away from despair towards Action.
A Movement away from industry towards Community.
A Movement away from tradition towards Optimism.
A Movement away from image towards Character.
A Movement away from culture towards Individuality.
A Movement away from distinction towards Connection.
A Movement away from effect towards Cause.

Skating, Creating and Enjoying w/ Kayne Hayes at the Crescenta Valley Skate Park in Glendale, CA. Photo By: Rob Wallace.

June Tour

Our June Tour Dates Continue… We start up again next Friday, the 23rd at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA w/ The Picturebooks. The rest of our shows will just be us, #MikeVallelyAndTheNewArms and all 3 shows will be FREE & ALL AGES!

6.24: Pop Obscure Records / Los Angeles, CA / Free & All Ages!
6.25: 91 West Skatepark / Peoria, AZ / Free & All Ages!
6.26: Programme / Fullerton, CA / Free & All Ages!

Also, Just Announced: We will be playing the Wheels And Fins Festival on the beach in Joss Bay, Broadstairs, UK on September 9th.

The New Arms are: Mike Montgomery and Kristian Svitak.

Wheels And Fins Festival

We, Mike Vallely And The New Arms are playing the Wheels and Fins Festival on Saturday the 9th of September w/ Twin Atlantic, DJ Danny Howard, The Picturebooks and many, many more… On the beach in Joss Bay, Broadstairs, UK. Also, Kristian Svitak Joey Jett and I will be skating the Mini-Ramp on site and hanging with Everyone all weekend!

Get your tickets now from:
wheelsandfins.co.uk/tickets/

The New Arms are: Mike Montgomery and Kristian Svitak.

June Tour w/ The Picturebooks

Our June Tour Dates with The Picturebooks start Tonight in Los Angeles at The Hi Hat. Doors are at 8:00 PM, Music starts at 9:00 PM. See You There!

The New Arms: Mike Montgomery, Kristian Svitak and Mike Vallely. Photo: Rob Wallace.

6.8: Tower Bar / San Diego. CA*
6.9: Goldfield Trading Post / Sacramento, CA*
6.10: The Holland Project / Reno, NV / Free & All Ages!*
(Skate Jam earlier in the day at Classic Skateshop Reno, NV)

6.23: Alex’s Bar / Long Beach, CA*
6.24: Pop Obscure Records / Los Angeles, CA / Free & All Ages!
6.25: 91 West Skatepark / Peoria, AZ / Free & All Ages!
6.26: Programme / Fullerton, CA / Free & All Ages!

*w/ The Picturebooks

Love

I traded their conference rooms for the Kitchen Table.
I traded destiny for Freedom.
I traded branches for Roots.
I traded trust for Knowing.
I traded fear for Dignity.
I traded contracts for Peace of Mind.
I traded obligation for Sincerity.
I traded artificial for Authentic.
I traded despair for Action.
I traded distinction for Connection.
I traded general demand for Poetry.
I traded culture for Living.
I traded security for Independence.
I traded acceptance for Self-Respect.
I traded industry for Family.
I traded sponsorship for Honor.
I traded their boys club for the Garage.
I traded sacrifice for Love.

Love. Photo: Rob Wallace.

The word – Love – being written on all of our Street Plant Boards is simply about Personalizing Every Board, Touching Every Board that passes through Garageland, and Imparting some Good Energy onto / into them. It’s an idea, a Good Thought — to send the Boards out with Love and Kindness. The Recognition that the Person who receives the Board IS a Person, not a faceless consumer, but Someone Connected to us through this small interaction, and Someone that we Value Greatly.

June Tour Dates

I’ll be hitting the road next week to play some songs with my Friends Kristian Svitak and Mike Montgomery AKA The New Arms. We’ll have shows in California, Nevada and Arizona throughout June. On many of these gigs we’ll be supporting The Picturebooks from Germany and there will be a few Skate Jams and All Ages / Free Shows thrown in the mix as well. Check the dates below for more info. Thanks for Your Support!

6.7: The Hi Hat / Los Angeles, CA*
6.8: Tower Bar / San Diego. CA*
6.9: Goldfield Trading Post / Sacramento, CA*
6.10: The Holland Project / Reno, NV / Free & All Ages!*
(Skate Jam earlier in the day at Classic Skateshop Reno, NV)

6.23: Alex’s Bar / Long Beach, CA*
6.24: Pop Obscure Records / Los Angeles, CA / Free & All Ages!
6.25: 91 West Skatepark / Peoria, AZ / Free & All Ages!
6.26: Programme / Fullerton, CA / Free & All Ages!

*w/ The Picturebooks