August and September Shows

8.26: Pepe Caldo Pizzeria
Coeur d’Alene, ID
FREE & ALL AGES!

9.2: Southgate House Revival
Newport, KY
w/ A.M. Nice, Todd Farrell and Max Fender.
Plus Street Plant Skate Session w/ Kristian Svitak, Joey Jett and Mike Vallely.
FREE & ALL AGES!

9.4: Killer Skatepark
Evansville, IN
w/ Todd Farrell.
Plus Street Plant Skate Session w/ Kristian Svitak, Joey Jett and Mike Vallely.
FREE & ALL AGES! / $5.00 to Skate.

9.5: Lester’s Rock N Roll Shop
Middletown, OH
w/ Todd Farrell.
FREE & ALL AGES!

9.9: Wheels And Fins Festival
Kent, UK
ALL AGES!

East Coast Happenings

On Saturday July 22, I will be attending Roll For Rob at the Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge / Boston Massachusetts.

On Monday July 25, I will be at Old Skull Skateboards in Penfield, NY.

On Friday July 28, Joey Jett will be Premiering his New Video Part at Charm City Skatepark in Baltimore, MD. I will also be in attendance.

Additionally, I will be attending the Matthew Ryan / Jeff Caudill Show at Hollywood Gardens in Rochester, PA on July 26. I am only attending this show, I am NOT performing. Come hang out and take in some “Folkering” by the Great Matthew Ryan.

Thank You!

The New Arms, Sacramento, CA. Photo: Rob Wallace.

We’d like to Thank Everyone who came out to our June Shows and brought us such Great and Positive Energy!!!!

Much Love and Thanks to The Picturebooks for having us join them on some of their US Tour Dates and to Claus Grabke, The Hi Hat, The Tower Bar, Goldfield Trading Post, Classic Skate Shop, Holland Reno, Alex’s Bar, Pop Obscure Records, Jason Winfrey, 91 West Skatepark and Programme HQ for Hosting us and Supporting our Music. Arigato!

We will be Playing the Wheels And Fins Festival in Kent, UK on September 9.

More Tour Dates will be announced soon.

Interested in booking The New Arms email:
mike@streetplantbrand.com

The New Arms are Mike Montgomery and Kristian Svitak.

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

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

Open Hearted Texas Tour 2017

The Street Plant Open Hearted Texas Tour (2017)
w/ Kristian Svitak, Joey Jett and The Texas New Arms.

We came from Florida, Brooklyn, Portland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Long Beach and Japan to meet in Houston, TX — Open Arms and Open Hearts. Our Common Ground: Art, Music and Skateboarding. From there, well, Anything Is Possible!

No corporate initiative or marketing strategy, just Friends Coming Together to Express their Love for the Peaceful Arts: In-Tune-Ment. What started as a Dream has become a Community: The Street Plant Battalion.

Once Houston was pinned on the map, we reached out to Friends in Austin, Dallas and Wichita Falls, TX as well, with a simple idea: Skate, Create, Relate and Enjoy! And this became the Open Hearted Texas Tour 2017.

Much Love and Thanks to the Street Scoundrels Houston Chapter, Josh Yelley, Tommy Luna, Dan Panic, Apparition Skateboards, Kevin Bernier, JP Rios, Isaias Gil, Maximilian Mueller, Mike Aches, Yusuke Tsuge, Scotty G.,4DWN, Deviance Skate Supply and EVERYONE we met and spent time with on our tour. Thank You for Your Love, Support and Friendship!

Filmed & Edited By: Rob Wallace.

Music:

R.RING “Cutter”
Ignite The Rest

Music Provided By:

SofaBurn Records

Under The Lights

5/13/17

Method Air under the lights in Izumo, Japan.

We were 4 hours late to our visit at Evol in Izumo, Japan. When we were still an hour away, Hiroshi said to me, “You have a lot of fans waiting for you.” It sounded so implausible, amusing even — “Fans” — like that was a real thing. I mean, I understood what we were doing, driving a great distance to meet people but I had never thought about it like that and I just don’t and can’t frame things in my mind in that way. I just don’t think in terms of “fans” or that I have any sort of obligation to do this. For me, it’s about People and a desire to Connect. I just show up and Live in that Moment. I don’t take for granted that anyone will be there, ever.

As we turned the corner onto the street where Evol is located, we heard a loud roar rise out from the parking lot. Everyone who had taken the time out of their lives that day to come see us, and had extended that time into the night, cheered our arrival. I hated being late, it just feels so typical, but this really was a special moment. Still, I immediately thought of those who may have had to leave and miss our visit because of our tardiness and so, my joy was leveled by an equal pang of regret.

Any exhaustion we may have felt after driving all day and into the night was immediately vanquished by a surge of excitement, fueled by the Love and Enthusiasm of the Beautiful Faces greeting us as we stepped out of the van.

Photo and autograph requests ensued but due to failing eyesight, I had to step into the well-lit skate shop to see what I was doing. Also, I wanted to make sure that anyone who had waited that long to see me at least got a decent photo. I hate to be rushed in those situations, especially when people are pressing in, that’s when it becomes vital to slow everything down and humanize every interaction. Or what’s the point?

Once we’d shaken every hand, signed every item and taken photos with everyone, spotlights were focused on a jump ramp in the middle of the parking lot indicating it was time to Skate.

I grabbed my board and helmet and joined Joey and Kristian in a jump ramp session under the lights. It reminded me of being a kid and playing Little League Baseball. The night games, under the lights, always had an elevated aura and I’ve always Skated better at night. Not that I Skated all that well this night, but the energy was right.

My now poor nighttime vision, a very skinny jump ramp and a crowd pressing in too close (making me concerned about bailing and my board striking someone) made for a Fun yet reserved session for me. No one seemed to care though, it was all in Fun. Plus, Joey and Kristian killed it and I’ve found myself having as much or even more Fun documenting their Skating as pursuing my own at times.

All in all, it was great visit in Izumo. Much Love and Thanks to Tomokazu and EVERYONE who came out to see us at Evol!