If you haven't already heard, one of the scene's most beloved brands, Vans, is turning 50. As part of a year long celebration, Vans is bringing back Vans House Parties, a House of Vans summer series. These parties will host musicians and visual artists, all honing in on New York City’s punk, hardcore and hip hop heritage alongside Vans’ one-of-a-kind culture.
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Vans is welcoming DIIV, Sleep, Rae Sremmurd, Battles, Quicksand, Converge, Neon Indian, Jon Hopkins, The Field, BadBadNotGood and more to perform. Visual art will come from Ken Farmer, who created a special light installation, WANE ONE and Stash, who contributed graffitti installations, Scott Ewalt, who made a massive collage using vintage NYC punk flyers, and Bayeté Ross Smith, who offered a fully functioning boombox wall commemorating ‘80s hip hop and street culture.
You can RSVP to these free events in Greenpoint, New York here.
House of Vans is cultural hub for the Vans brand as a music venue, art house, skatepark, DIY workshop and more and has two physical locations: one in New York's Greenpoint neighborhood and another under London's Waterloo Station.
House of Vans Brooklyn 2016 House Parties Lineup
(Location: 25 Franklin Street in Brooklyn)
May 19: Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field – RSVP Open 5/10
June 9: DIIV, BadBadNotGood, Sunflower Beam, The Paranoyds – RSVP Open 5/25
June 16: Rae Sremmurd, Denzel Curry, Kamaiyah – RSVP Open 5/25
June 23: Sleep, Battles – RSVP Open 6/13
June 29: Neon Indian, Factory Floor, Kim Ann Foxman – RSVP Open 6/13
July 6: Quicksand, Converge – RSVP Open 6/28