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Chuck Treece @ Cafe Nine 
Chuck Treece's influence on both skateboarding music can't be ignored. As both a pro skater and prolific musician Chuck defines what skaterock is all about. He is a driving force behind McRad.  His credits include starting the 1980s skate punk band McRad, remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on "The River of Dreams" by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at a Pearl Jam concert, and touring with Urge Overkill and Bad Brains. In 2010, he was awarded a Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Check out McRad, The Boardlords,  & The Vultures on June 3, 2011 @ Cafe Nine. Doors open at 9:00PM, $5 cover, 21+. Click here to view video featuring music by McRad.
The Boardlords @ Cafe Nine 
The Boardlords have been recording and performing for the past 8 years up and down the East and West Coast, at such venues as 2002 Summer X-Games in Philadelphia, Skatopia in Ohio, The U.S. Open of Snowboarding at Stratton, VT, and a brief tour of Northern and Southern California and Heavenly, Nevada as well. They have played at both the Winter X-Games back when it was at Mt. Snow in VT, and the summer , they also played locally at CBGB's, The Continental, Arlene's Grocery and Trash Bar, as well as at The Westchester County Roller Girls season opener for 2008. Check out McRad
The Boarlords, McRad,  & The Vultures on June 3, 2011 @ Cafe Nine. Doors open at 9:00PM, $5 cover, 21+.

Jesse B. Simple Alive @ Channel 1 

Thanks to Storm Arts Projects, Ade, and Renaldo Davis for sponsoring the February 26, 2011 performance of Langston Hughes' Simple Tales..."Jesse B. Simple" at Channel 1. The one man play by Anthony Thompson Adeagbo (Ade) is an adaptation from one of Hughes's finest literary creations. From the 1940s to the 1960s, Hughes wrote of Jesse B. Simple roaming the streets and clubs of Harlem. This "Everyman" or street philosopher gave advice and opinions on nearly everything, including politics, race, economics, and matters of the heart. The performance was part of The Negro League Exhibit curated by Katro Storm at Channel 1 during Black History Month 2011.


Sean Cronan has been the head cheese at the Zoo York factory as their staff photographer for the last four years. He has been skating for about the last 24 years and shooting photos for 15 of them so he has quite the portfolio. His first published photo was a center fold in Thrasher of Jim Greco and since then he has traveled all over the world capturing endless photos some of which you have probably seen in magazines and not... even known. The opening reception for this exhibit is Friday June 3, 2011 from 6-9 pm at Channel 1 located at 220 State St in New Haven, CT. Memory Made Me is a free exhibit on display until August 7, 2011.

There is an after party at Cafe Nine from 9-1 am featuring music from Chuck Treece and McRad, The Boardlords, & The Vultures. Raffles all night long with prizes from Zoo York and Channel 1. The after party is 21+ and the door charge $5.

Zulu BratZ VS The Asians @ Channel 1 Block Party 2010
Zulu BratZ VS The Asians @ Channel 1 Block Party 2010
The 5th Annual Block Party presented by Channel 1 will be held on Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2011 as part of The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (June 11-25) on Temple St between Elm and Chapel next to  the New Haven Green.

Saturday June 18

1-5 pm graffiti jam open invitational

1-2 pm performances by Elvee the Ultimate Emcee, Frank Brady, and Izado.

2-4 pm Channel 1 BBoy Battle for $200 in cash and prizes open invitational

4-5 pm performance by Indy 5G

On the Elm Street Stage

5-5:45 pm "Can You Dig It!


45 minute stage production presented by Channel 1 & friends with rhyming narration, choreographed dancing, and music that demonstrates how break dancing was influenced by Greek, Middle Eastern, South American, and American culture. "Can You Dig It!" demonstrates how a simple activity such as break dancing can be used as a platform to champion an understanding and appreciation of different cultures. Narration by Elvee the Ultimate Emcee and music by DJ Lokash. Additional performances by Sharece Sellem, Jessica Deluca & her dance team, Taris Clemons, and Style Weapons Crew.

Sunday June 19

1-2 pm "Hip Hop, the Introduction of the Word and the Beat"


Learn about the origins of "rapping" and how early djs and emcees used this rhythmic style of poetry to address social and political issues of the day. After a brief history lesson, learn how to create your own "rap" in 16-bar measure with a rhythmic beat.  "Hip Hop, the Introduction of the Word and the Beat" offers attendees insight into an oral tradition that was set forth by early hip-hop performers primarily within African- American and Latino-American communities of New York City. These early performers often served as role models within the community by writing their lyrics to foster community pride and promote positive self-esteem. 


2-2:45 pm  dance performance by the K.R.U.M.P. Crew 


2:45-4 pm  "The Art of Hip-Hop Movement: Break Dancing"


Can you toprock, moonwalk or poplock? The rhythmic movement of the human body to hip-hop music is amazing to watch and not as difficult to learn as you might think. Learn how a few simple steps can undo two left feet and provide an excellent source of physical and mental conditioning while having fun with music. "The Art of Hip-Hop Movement: Breaking Dancing" demonstrates how a simple activity such as break dancing can be used as a platform to champion an understanding and appreciation of different cultures. The model for this workshop is a program developed by Channel 1 as a means of alleviating cultural tensions that divide people within a community. 

For more info about the 2011 Block Party contact Lou at (203) 789-0309

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Channel 1 Showroom is extending a special 5% discount on purchases made in our physical store front. Our web store patrons are being extended a 10% discount with a minimal purchase of $75. The discount is not applicable to art on exhibit, items that are already discounted, or handling and shipping fees. Club card holders can not combine their discount with either special discount offer. To receive 5% instore discount print out this coupon and redeem at point of purchase. To receive 10% discount on website purchases enter promo code 081805 at check out.
Offer Expires: August 7, 2011  (may not be combined with any other discount or special offer)