Friday, June 22, 2012



Beach 92nd St. and The Boardwalk Rockaway Beach Queens NYC
10:00 AM until 6:30 PM

St. James,Into the Whip Records and Boarders Surf Shop are proud to announce their 6th annual surf festival ROCKSTOCK AND BARRELS. This is our biggest event of the year. We are excited to announce ROCKSTOCK’S SURF CONTEST sponsored by Nike, MANNY MANIA SKATE CONTEST sponsored by Red Bull, PADDLE BOARD RACE sponsored by H2O Generation and live music with some of NYC’s best young and seasoned bands.

SURF CONTEST- Come out to cheer some of the best east coast surfers as they vie for $3000.00 in prize money sponsored by Nike.

MANNY MANIA SKATE CONTEST-  Sponsored by Red Bull Skate Contest is a qualifier for Manny Mania, starts at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RACES- For the first time, we are pleased to announce the ROCKSTOCK Stand Up Paddle Board Race sponsored by H2O Generation

MUSIC- Rockstock and Barrels with Into the Whip Records is proud to continue our tradition of offering the best young and seasoned musicians that NYC has to offer. Music kicks off at 10:00 AM with over 10 different acts of various styles and will feature the following bands…

Walker Hornung- Walker, along with the band Q-South, got his start introducing New York City to a new sound: rock attacked by flamenco guitars. His songwriting in Q-South created the timeless 1997 self-titled release Q-South(Time Square Records), Walker also wrote and fronted the music for The Brotherhood of the Grape 4 full length albums(Into the Whip Records) the music along with a string of unforgettable performances across Manhattan and the wider U.S.solidified him as a true New York treasure. His search for different styles led him to collaborations with Soca sensations Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, and Bunji Garlin, and the Caribbean provided a brand new garden for Walker's blend of rock and soca to take root. After Rockstock Walker will be appearing at The Theater at Jones Beach July 8th 2012

Exit Verona-  Exit Verona blends urgent punk rock guitar riffs with ethereal melodies and introspective lyrics. The result is a parade of contagious choruses and pointed chord progressions. Exit Verona has performed at many of the area's premiere rock clubs, such as CBGBs, The Lion's Den, Acme UnderGround.

The Indecent-  Breaking out of the NY underground music scene is Warner Brothers Records The Indecent which make music that is aggressive, subtle, poetic, noisy, and quite often all these things at once.

Toy Sugar- Toy Sugar one of NYC's best young new bands writes and performs their original brand of hard driving indie rock with classic riffs and thoughtful lyrics influenced by early Bowie to The Who and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. Toy Sugar looks forward to recording a three song compilation this summer.