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Guerilla Union Is Way More Then Just A Concert Promotion Organization

Guerilla Union

By Alex Distefano

Formed in 1998, Guerilla Union began as a concert promotion company, but it has since evolved into much more. The company is the driving force behind such massive hip-hop events as Spring Gathering, Rock the Bells, Paid Dues and Cypress Hill’s Smokeout. Guerilla Union has also ventured into the world of fashion, technology, media, independent art and medicinal marijuana advocacy, proving that hard work combined with a DIY grassroots ethic can lead to success in multiple arenas, Guerilla Union founder Chang Weisberg recently spoke with CULTURE about the lineup for the 8th annual Rock the Bells, his passion for hip-hop music in a live setting, his promotion work and his latest take on marijuana.

 

Tell readers the origins of Guerilla Union.

Well, at first it was all about concert promoting. I’ve been doing it with a lot of cool people for many years. It involved putting together concerts featuring all kinds of music, and we also dealt with clothing and merchandise. In ’98, we formed [Guerilla Union]; and subsequently it was the same year that we started the Cypress Hill Smokeout festival. Now we are involved in tons; from the Dragon Fest to Paid Dues—an independent hip-hop festival—and, of course, Rock the Bells, which is huge. It took a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely paid off. We’re just happy to be one of the most recognized promoters in the U.S, with the magnitude of work we do . . . But we just took what Lollapalooza was doing to the next level and kept it going. I love what Perry Farrell did, and I look up to him. We are fortunate to work with such great artists like Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg and many more.

 

Tell us about this year’s Rock the Bells. Can you give us the scoop on any surprise guests?

Well this year we have another amazing show. I think there are 10 records being performed in their entirety, which is always cool. I’m looking forward to all of them really; Nas doing Illmatic and Lauren Hill performing the Miseducation album; Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday. And in particular, I’m looking forward to seeing Mobb Deep play The Infamous and Souls of Mischief play 93 ’Til Infinity.Those are a little more obscure, but that’s just my opinion.

Spring Gathering 2011

Tell readers about the recent Spring Gathering Music Festival and Medical Marijuana Expo in San Bernardino. Did you encounter any problems with law enforcement?

It was different in that people with doctor’s notes could legally use marijuana at the show . . . There were no incidents at the concert. This type thing would not have happened two years ago.

 

I heard that you have a NorCal medical marijuana and music event planned for the future. Can you tell us more?

We are currently making the plans to hold two events in the next 12 months up north. The first one will be in the Bay Area this fall. It’s not solidified yet, but its well on its way. This is something we’re very excited about as well; and Northern California is so much further ahead with the acceptance of medical marijuana and use in general, so we’re going to set our sights high.

www.guerillaunion.com

 

Guerilla Warfare

Guerilla Union head honcho Chang Weisberg isn’t shy about his canna-activist views. The more-than-a-concert-promoter maintains that the medical marijuana movement will eventually lead to full legalization. “We are in prohibition now, just as was once the case with alcohol,” he says. “But the hypocrisy is clear: alcohol and tobacco cause more of a serious health threat than marijuana ever will. These drugs kill. Yet marijuana doesn’t. But the fight goes on. Marijuana will not go away.”

 

Article from Culture Magazine and republished with special permission

Spring Gathering 2011

Saturday June 11, 2011 All Day
NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA, US  (map)

Spring Gathering Music Festival & Marijuana Expo

NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, California

http://www.springgathering.com/

NOTICE:  IF ATTENDING THIS BE CAREFUL.  SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RECENTLY PASSED SOME OF THE TOUGHEST ANTI-MARIJUANA LAWS IN THE STATE OF CALIFONRIA.

THE COUNTY HAS PLACED A BANNED ON ALL COLLECTIVES/DISPENSARIES ON MARCH 22, 2011 & IF 4+ INDIVIDUALS ARE TOGETHER MEDICATING YOU CAN BE CONSIDERED A COLLECTIVE.

SOURCE (PRESS ENTERPRISE): http://bit.ly/eiUJnF

ON MAY 11, 2011 THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO HAS STARTED A COLLECTIVE CRACKDOWN AND ARE ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SOURCE (SB SUN): http://t.co/QxCPGgy

 HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, & MOST OF ALL STAY INFORMED!

Stoner Video of the Day: Stealing a Cop Car Probably Isn’t the Best Idea

What in the world was this guy thinking?
Smoke some meds & calm down, dude!

Song of the Day: Humpty Dance by Digital Underground, Just for humpday!

Happy Hump day everyone!
Come by Cafe Vale Tudo to cure those midweek blues.
We have some greaaaat strains in stock right now.

Cafe Vale Tudo
24601 Raymond Way, Suite 9B
Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 454-9227

Open 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week!

Vale Tudo Cafe song of the Day! Enjoy your Funday Sunday!

Roor Excalibur Bong – Winner of the 22nd HighTimes Cup

Roor Excalibur Bong – Winner of the 22nd HighTimes Cup


Roor is the the top brand when it comes to bongs. They set the bar really “high” and they break past it every chance they get. “Excalibur”, pictured here with B Real from Cypress Hill, was their submission into the 22nd HighTimes Cup in Amsterdam. They took home first place in the “Glass” category.

If you’re a stoner then this bong is likely to leave you salivating. The fact that it comes in it’s own chest makes it just as valuable as any pirate’s treasure. It’s a behemoth of a bong, “standing over 6 feet tall…made out of 4 sections, it is the worlds largest limited glass ROOR!” – Roor.de

Cypress Hill Carries it with them on tour. Lucky Bastards.



STONER VIDEO OF THE DAY!!

Song of the day: Cypress Hill – Hits From the Bong

Song of the day!

Cypress Hill – Hits From the Bong

How to: Roll a Crystal Cross Joint Explained by B-Real| Breal.tv

Cypress Hill’s B-Real has started his own streaming video website, where you can keep up with his weed smoking style and music. Breal.tv also spills over on to youtube where you can watch some really smoke sessions and show experts. In this video he teaches us to roll a Crystal Cross Joint.

B-Real has been a leader in the pot community since way back in the day. Cypress Hill was the first of it’s kind, and the most widely recognized rap group to focus so heavily on their love of weed. Every group that has come after them from Kid Cudi to Kottonmouth Kings owes them a debt of gratitude, and so do their stoner fans.

http://www.bakedlife.com/2011/03/b-real-explains-how-to-roll-crystal.html

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