Archive for June, 2009


Check this Jay Alders Video! >>>

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This is the interview that Jay Alders did with Jeff and Matt at 99.1 The Sound. The images that go with it, and the editing really bring this story to life! I, for one, am inspired by Jay, his art, and his way of living and working. Really worth five minutes of your time.

MexEcono Reunion Photos

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Right now our site automatically posts our most recent photos, so the ones in the grid are the latest and greatest…
If you were looking for the MexEcono Reunion photos, go to this link…

Thanks again to everyone who made that party such a great time!
And thanks for sharing all of your photos on Facebook!
Friend me if you haven’t already! I am at

Reviews of Boardriders Grill

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I found these reviews on one of those OBX sites (there are so many!). They were such a stoker to read, I just had to post them here for you to enjoy as well!

A Good Lunch 8/24/2008
Reviewer: Kristine from Pittsburgh, PA
My husband and I are always sure to get to The Pit at least once on our trip. They make a hearty, yummy, and thankfully cheap lunch. They added pizza this year, too, and it’s great. But get outta there before the frat boyz posing as surfers take over at night! Dude!

“S” Turns and Seize Her, Caesar 8/9/2006
Reviewer: BranchOfficeOBX from Northampton, PA
We have made the PIT one of our sure to eat at stops for 7 years now. We have never been disappointed. Check out there menu online THERE just to much good food on the menu to figure out what to get.

Ultimate beach shack eatery 6/15/2005
Reviewer: Matt from Richmond, Va
We have eaten at the Pit several times over the past 3 or 4 years all at lunch time. The place has a very cool vibe going on. The space is small and seating is limited but the food is great. My children love their taco’s and my wife and I get one of their excellent wraps. Their is a game room upstairs while you wait for your food and their are a couple of TV’s in the dinning area that play surfing videos. It is the ultimate beach shack! and after you eat you can walk right over to the new & BIG Pit Surf Shop and walk off all of that food!!

Thanks to all our fans! -Ben

FREE SHOW: Zee Avi – Tues 9pm!

Monday, June 15th, 2009

For some reason this show is not showing up in our list of events! But if you click on the “More Of The Pit’s Events” button under the list, you can see the original posting on Yahoo. For now, here’s the deets:

Zee Avi is a new artist signed to Brushfire Records (yes, Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records). We think she is the next best thing to sliced bread. In fact, I’d put dollars to donuts that she will be real famous real soon. This is going to be a great way to see here live in a small venue before your stuck with nosebleed seats in an arena next year!

Click the video to see what she is all about. Real accessible lyrics, voice of an angel. You are gonna dig it.

See you on Tuesday night, and remember this is an EARLY show starting at 9pm. Matt Hires will open (also worth checking out!)

Mexecono No-Class Reunion A Huge Success!

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event such a great time!

Epic performances by Splatterblast and Cashmere Jungle Lords were the backdrop of a reunion like no other, but it was the people… so many people that grew up together in our favorite bar, MexEcono, during the late 80′s and early 90′s, that made the evening unforgettable. Stories were retold, old photos passed around, and there was a grin on every grill all night long.

I hope you enjoy the photos posted here, and I invite you to send your best shots from the evening to me if you would like them posted here as well! Just email them to ben[at]… you know the rest.

Best night out in a long long time, no doubt!
Thanks again for all the memories!

Free Tickets to Afromotive!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Street Teamers Needed For Upcoming Afromotive Showat The Pit, Saturday, July 18th!
See the announcement below and contact the band to earn your free passes!

Afromotive has just announced a bunch of new tour dates, and we need volunteers to help make these shows a big success. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a Street Team member to help distribute posters and fliers in your hometown, please email:

Here are the details:

1. We will give volunteers a pair of free tickets to the show that is promoted, along with other various merchandise.

2. If you are interested, please notify us as soon as possible.

3. The subject line must start with your CITY (very important) and please only select cities listed below.

4. Street teamer will be asked to provide a simple report and/or photos to show where they’ve hung the flyers.

5. Please provide us with your mailing address.

6. You will be notified immediately, if you are selected to join.

We here at Afromotive have ultimate respect and appreciation for the fans, and know that we absolutely couldn’t do it without you. Thanks in advance for helping to support the music!

Here are the dates for which we need street teamers:

July 2- Knoxville, TN- World Grotto

July 7- Bloomington, IN- Uncle Fester’s

July 8- St. Louis, MO- The Gramophone

July 10- Chicago, IL- Abbey Pub

July 18- Kill Devil Hills, NC- The Pit

Aug 1- State College, PA- Zeno’s

Aug 8- Philadelphia, PA- World Cafe Live

If you are interested in being a Street Teamer/Field Representative in other cites send along your info and we will add you to our list for future shows. Feel free to pass this along to friends as well. Thanks again, we couldn’t do it without you!

- – Look for our new single “Simbo” to be released online this month!

- – If you’re around Asheville next weekend be sure to come see Afromotive at the Summer SOULstice Festival on June 20th.

- – Check us out at these major festivals- Forecastle Festival, Bele Chere, Musikfest, and more tba…

Surfer Magazine Names KDH Among Top 10 Surf Towns!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Quite an honor. KDH makes the cut for one of the top 10 surf towns in the USA!
It is all in the July Issue of Surfer Magazine

The complete list is:
1. Santa Cruz, CA
2, Haleiwa, HI
3. Encinitas, CA
4. Paia, HI
5. San Clemente, CA
6. Kill Devil Hills, NC
7. Malibu, CA
8. Montauk, NY
9. New Smyrna Beach, FL
10. Ocean City, NJ

Here is the whole article

This new website.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Our first website went live in 1995 or 1996, I honestly can’t remember.  Built by longtime friends at Outer Banks Internet, we felt like we were on the cutting edge.  Two guys with a 500 square foot shack, 10 used boards and a couple tee shirts were somehow early adopters in the earliest days of the internet, and it sure felt good. 

For those of you out there who have known us a long time, you know we have had a number of different versions over the years.  Our most recent site was created by the talented guy who shot and edited our DVD, Soundwaves a few years ago.  One-time pro hang gliding pilot and self-taught Mac man, GW Meadows is forging ahead in tech these days sailing the world and putting graphics on the sports fields on your TV.  We thank him for our most recent incarnation.

Today, however, we unveil the 2009 overhaul of our web presence, and we couldn’t be more stoked.  Integrating Flickr, YouTube, WordPress, and our show ticketing partners, this site brings the power of the latest tech and the hottest social media tools to bear in our ongoing quest to share the love Pit-style.  There is a lot to see here and a ton of information about who we are and what The Pit is all about.  But more importantly, this site makes it easier for us to share what is going on in real-time.  From photos of last night’s dance party to the skinny on Justin’s latest  lunch creation, will be that bookmark you click to when you’re looking to reconnect with all of the fun, fashion, food, and funk that is your fond memories of The Pit.  So whether you are around the way or one of our far flung friends around the world, thanks for getting us here.  This site, like The Pit itself, is, and always has been, for you.  

Well, enjoy the new site.  And shoot us and email, a tweet, or a message on facebook or myspace.  However you reach out, we are looking forward to hearing from you… and seeing you in the water.

Cracker Tickets…

Friday, June 5th, 2009

People are asking… Is the show sold out?   Well, not yet!  You still have a chance to get yours.  We have them for sale in the Boardriders Grill as well as on!   If you buy in advance of Saturday, you save %4 on each ticket!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Can you believe The Pit will really be turning 15 years young on Saturday!?  Yee haw!  It has been quite a ride so far, with even more fun to come….

See you in The Pit!


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