Blass 89 joins us from Yonkers, New York for a session prior to the final closing of our West Warwick flagship store! He talks with host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago, about his trials and tribulations in life and how music helped make sense of it all. Following the interview, and in accompaniment of keys, drums and guitar, Blass delivers a powerful performance in front of our first live studio audience!
Zoink Zulag and the Galactic Shag joins us at the SOSICO. Flagship store for a session that's out of this world. The group, based out of Roswell, NM (or area 50-Fun) combines a blend of cosmic sounds while in full costume / character.
This May - right around the 2 year mark of obtaining the keys to our first flagship / brick and mortar shop, we will inevitably (and sadly) be closing it. It is the end of an era and the closing of one of our greatest chapters.
The first jam at Providence Skatepark was a great success! A huge thanks to The Collective PVD for partnering up with us to throw this contest series / canned good drive together. Another big thank you to all of our supporters as well as everyone who came out to shred!
In our 9th installment of Behind the Brand we give you an in-depth look of the production behind Providence rapper Knellz’s SOSICO. Session hosted in collaboration with Bafustago. Also included is a recap of Supply PVD at the Hope Artiste Village and some unexpected life advice in the midst of a surprise visit to Rhode Island from New York’s own Ace Sinatra.
In our longest session to date, Rhode Island based artist Jesse The Tree, accompanied by four piece band, The Tree People, graced us with an in depth interview and simultaneous (impromptu) game of a "dress up" in which even our host, Chris Lopes got into character! The good vibes kept rolling as Jesse unveiled a delicately intimate acoustic performance, of which included unreleased song, “Blue Window”.
Providence based rapper Knellz came through to the shop and sat down with our host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago to talk about an unexpected venture in modeling, the creative vision behind the music video for "Talk Facts", and the process of deconstructing a beat to choose between rapping or signing. After the interview Knellz set up with a small band to perform a raw acoustic set which includes unreleased song, "Friend or Foe".
We recently had the opportunity sit down with hip hop artist, Bklyn Lo, of East Hartford, CT, in which host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago has a conversation with him about early influences in rap as well as an interesting experience crossing the Canadian border.
After a short break from the Behind the Brand series we're back with Episode 7! Throughout the month of February we found some time to shred Skaters Edge in Taunton, MA with Josh Silva & Andrew Costa, shoot some photos in the snow with the new Collegium Hooded Sweatshirts and start a new video series; SOSICO. Sessions with Bafustago, a spin off of NPR music’s Tiny Desk Concert series.