Thursday, July 29, 2010

19th Annual MidWest Reggae Fest

The Midwest Reggae Festival, one of the most enduring of its kind in the United States, has its 19th annual staging August 13-15 in Nelson, Ohio. Third World, Mykal Rose, Luciano, the Skatalites and veteran British deejay Pato Banton are among this year's headliners. Dread Zeppelin, a band that plays reggae covers of songs by legendary hard rock band Led Zeppelin, are also on the card.

The festival was first held in 1992 by Packy Malley, a Nelson entrepreneur and reggae fan, who began promoting reggae shows at Ohio State University while he was a student there in the 1980s. The Midwest Reggae Festival started as a one-day event at the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park where it is still held. Each day reportedly attracts a capacity 4,000-strong audience.

Last year me, Brick and a handful of our other friends including a handful of people from cleveland hit up this festival at Nelsons Ledges and had a blast! We had a booth and even though it rained most of the day we managed to make some sales and jammed out to some amazing reggae. When darkness hits the stage and the vibe is out of control. This event is sure to sell out so make sure to get your tickets before they are gone.

For more information check out the site HERE


Taylor Gang & Rostrum Records are proud to announce Wiz Khalifa's "Waken Baken" Tour!! Fresh off the sold out "Deal Or No Deal" tour Khalifa has booked a 55 date North American tour coming to a city near you this Fall! The tour will include special guest appearances by Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, and others! Before the tour kicks off in Philadelphia September 16th, Wiz will be one of the acts on the Rock The Bells festival in August. More dates to be announced soon for the tour! This week only register to purchase Pre-Sale tickets at the link below!

The "Waken Baken" Tour

Sep 16th The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Sep 19th Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA
Sep 21st Toad's Place
New Haven, CT Find Tickets
Sep 22nd Lupos Heartbreak hotel
Providence, RI
Sep 25th Stages Nightclub
Kingston, ON, CANADA
Sep 26th The Opera House
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 28th Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH
Sep 29th Metro
Chicago, IL
Sep 30th Canopy Club
Urbana, IL
Oct 1st Orpheum Theater
Madison, WI
Oct 2nd Ferri State University
Big Rapids, MI
Oct 4th The Union Bar
Iowa City, IA
Oct 5th First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 6th Sokol Auditorium
Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 7th Ogden Theater
Denver, CO
Oct 8th Fox Theater
Boulder, Co
Oct 9th The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 10th In The Venue
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12th Knitting Factory
Boise, ID
Oct 14th Fortune
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Oct 15th Showbox Sodo
Seattle, WA
Oct 16th Wow Hall
Eugene, OR
Oct 17th Humboldt State University
Arcata, California
Oct 26th Rialto Theater
Tucson, AZ
Oct 27th Venue of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 28th Sunshine Theater
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 29th House Of Blue
Dallas, TX
Oct 30th Emo's
Austin, TX
Oct 31st House of Blues
Houston, TX
Nov 2nd House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
Nov 4th Club At Firestone
Orlando, Florida
Nov 5th The Ritz
Tampa, FL
Nov 6th Masquerade
Atlanta, GA
Nov 10th The National
Richmond, VA
Nov 11th The Norva
Norfolk, VA
Nov 14th Northern Lights
Clifton Park, NY
Nov 16th Crocodile Rock Cafe
Allentown, PA

Pittsburgh's Real Deal vs 9DM

In the latest edition of Grind Time Now Presents is the 412's very own Real Deal versus Washington's 9DM. If you pay close attention you'll see that Real Deal is wearing Blast's "Best Friend vs Family Tree" tee. The black tee has a picture of a dog and a monkey both being held back from killing each other, the words above the animals read "kill or be killed" which is a great shirt for a battle! Check out the video below and watch hometown favorite Real Deal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Joey Fattz "The Pane" Mixtape Hosted by B Chenk


I Heart PGH New Flavor!!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Mac Miller - Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza

Check out the new video for "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" that our dude Mac Miller just dropped. This track is off his much anticipated KIDS album dropping August 13th. We got a call the night before the video shoot from Mac asking if he can borrow the ghetto blaster that's a famous staple in Timebomb's merchandising scheme. Since Mac is the dude I told him it was no problem. The next morning we got a another call from Mac asking if he can shoot in the store. He rolled threw promptly with a handful of his people and banged it out!! Keep an eye out for the store and Boots Prints "Big L Tribute" tee that Mac is wearing throughout the video. Mac Miller just signed to Rostrum Records a few days ago and is about to blow like nitro !!! Take my word, the 412 is on the map!!

KIDS drops August 13th, don't sleep!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wiz Khalifa wearing Diamond Supply Co

Pittsburgh's golden child Wiz Khalifa just did the video for "Super High" which is a Rick Ross joint and also features Curren$y. If you pay close attention you can see that Wiz is wearing the "Standard " tee in white. Curren$y is rocking the "Rio Por Vida" tee in white. Check out Diamond Supply Co on and get your life right!

check out the video below

GAT! Gypsys & Thieves are BACK!

Talk about a throwback. If you were into skate boarding, graffiti, raving or just a street dude in the mid nineties then you hopefully remember GAT which is an acronym for Gypsys & Thieves. In the 90's suburban kids wanted to be city kids and city kids just wanted to have fun. Before Sean John and Roca Wear came onto the scene, there was Street Wear. Street Wear was inspired by Stussy and Vision, which was more rooted and infused by the beach scene. Gypsys & Thieves brought the city into the mix inspired by flourishing street art and pioneering hip-hop sounds. The brand provided gear for the young and restless.

Brick Diggler just informed me that we carried GAT in 1989 here at Time Bomb Spot. Also Greg Selkoe was quoted saying recently that GAT was one of the first 5 brands that he had in his store karmaloop in 1999. Being an old school raver I remember this brand mostly for it's jeans. The bottom of the jean openings were 30"-50" wide and featured overly large back pockets and elaborate embroidery. GAT is based in Los Angeles and has making noise in 2010. But don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years!

"As a teenager growing up in So Cal during the 90's you were either a jock, raver, skater or tagger. It just so happened that the last 3 were pretty closely tied, bound together with the overriding themes of drugs, rebellion, and outcast fashion. While there were particular streetwear brands that catered to those kids. Gypsys & Thieves was the one brand that had a harder appeal, especially amongst the graffiti-oriented crews. For myself, GAT was a godsend, a real street brand that displayed obnoxious cartoony graphics styled by my favorite graffiti artists. Eventually, there were plenty of copycat t-shirt brands in every mall across the US, but GAT was always heralded for repping the art and culture right. I'd be foolish if I didn't admit that our brand today has been heavily influenced by GAT's aesthetic during the golden era of streetwear. It's nice to see that the kings have come to reclaim their throne."

Bobby Hundreds (The Hundreds)

"I remember GAT back in '89, real graffiti inspired and the brand name was fire! We were heavy into graffiti back then and noticed artist from AWR were doin' designs, like me boy Tyke. One of my homies liked the line so much that they robbed a store that carried GAT out in OC, I think they got popped too. Gypsys & Thieves! The name is classic! Long live the thieves!"

Dennis Calvero (Crooks & Castles)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Newest SUPRAS Summer 2010

Supra shoes continue to please and impress with every seasonal drop they bring us. This latest shipment for late summer/early fall, hosts cooler colors with new materials to work with like several shades of grey, suede, quilted sewing, and even some patent leather. With outfits to match all kicks in-store, get down here today to cop yours!

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y featured in Rick Ross Video

Pittsburgh's own 412 rapper is coming up on us, doing it big in ATL with fellow XXL 2010 Freshman, Curren$y, and the legendary Rick Ross in his latest track 'Super High' Sativa remix from Ricky Rozay, which will be out for your hard copy enjoyment on Teflon Don, July 20th. With polar opposite reviews of this latest track, listen for yourself HERE and drop a line telling us what you think. Be sure to keep on the look out for Wiz and his upcoming features by following the kid HERE!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weapons of Mass Production #10 Beat Battle !!!

July 10th at The Shadow Lounge it is going down. Boka Presents Weapons of Mass Production #10; this 8 man Hip-Hop Production Battle is an event you want to check out! If you rap, this is something you should be attending to see whose really the producer with the heat you need to make it in this music industry! Dj Big Phil will be on the 1's & 2's, and food will be provided from Showcase BBQ. Not to mention, biggggg prizes for the winner. For Info call 412-414-8900 and we will see you there!!

Pharoahe Monch's New Track 'Shine'

Our homie Pharoahe Monch came to the burgh for us just last month, and killed it. He continues to do his thing not only in the 412, but all over the globe. This time he came hard with his latest track off of his album W.A.R (We Are Renegades), featuring Mela Machinko, entitled 'Shine' produced by Diamond D and in association with Duck Down Music. Aside from his music, Mr. Monch has new graphic tees sold exclusively here at Timebomb, shown above! Keep your eye out for the upcoming album by following Pharoahe HERE and listen to his latest track 'Shine' HERE!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

TBC Pride Buttons !

Are you proud of your posse? Come correct for your crew? Here for your enjoyment, TBC pins! With 3 different Timebomb designs, and 2 Pittsburgh prints, you can put these anywhere you'd like (on your Kilo button shirt, Reterik camo shorts, Play Cloths bag, graf case)! Come get yours today and represent the TBC!

Classic Material Summer Madness Edition Feat. Chief & Phathom

Classic Material & 720 Records continue to do it big even after the 3rd Year Anniversary last month, with the next event coming so so soon, Saturday July 17th at Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd, East Lib) for the Classic Material Summer Madness Edition featuring Chief from Detroit and Phathom from NY with in-house Dj Selecta and Dj SMI, hosted by Dos Noun. With a cover charge of only $7, this is definitely something you don't wanna miss!

Franchise's latest video

Our homie Franchise has released yet another video for our enjoyment, entitled 'Mon Valley Mission' off the Henny & Haze mixtape, directed by Rex Arrow Films, wardrobe by us! This video also serves a prologue for 'Cruisin Wit Her' feat. Josh Everette, which will be dropping later this summer. Download the whole mixtape HERE! And enjoy his latest video below.

Moola Gang's 'Turn Off The Lights'

Moola Gang is back with another single off their new album I'm Heavy Hunny Vol. 1, which you can download HERE! This time YD takes the lead with smooth raps and slick production from Louie Lee. The track also features harmonizing from in-house singers Petey and Jisel. "Turn Off The Lights" caught the ear of DJ A-Trak's Fools Gold Records who co-signed it on their Rappin' Ass Thursdays blog, peep that HERE! But now for your latest enjoyment, listen to his latest, 'Turn Off The Lights' rightttttttt HERE!

Tolly Bands Video, Directed by Jordan Beckham

Be sure to check our mans Tolly doing his thing in his latest video entitled 'Tolly Bands' directed by Jordan Beckham, wardrobe by yours truly here at the TBC! Peep the Play Cloths gear in the video. Keep your eye out for more to come, and follow the kid HERE!