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Since February 26, 2006, SurfGuitar101.com has been the premier home on the web for friends and fans of the world-wide phenomenon known as surf music! Created in Southern California in the early 1960's, surf music is very much alive today and has spread around the globe. Join us in our forums to discuss surf music, past and present. Meet new friends and discover new bands. Want to play surf music? We have lots of forums devoted to playing, performing, and writing surf music. We have lots of discussions on gear: guitars, amps, and drums. Check out our podcasts and hear some really great tunes! Finally, we feature news and articles on the surf scene, and you'll always know where you can catch some live surf music!


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Surf guitar at NW Acoustic Guitar Contest & Concert Sept. 27

Submitted by Squid on September 17, 2014.
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The FIRST annual Northwest Acoustic Guitar Contest & Concert will be on Sat. Sept 27, 2014 in Vancouver, Washington (Portland, Oregon metro area). It will be at Shorty's Garden Center, 10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd. 

The first part of the contest is singer-guitarist (noon-2:25pm), so we'll skip to the second part which is acoustic fingerstyle. Six competing guitarists will each perform solo for ten minutes.

At 3:30 this contest will be followed by an acoustic surf guitar performance by Conrad of the Insanitizers surf guitar band. This will also be solo for ten minutes. Conrad intends to demonstrate the attractiveness of flatpicked instrumental guitar music as a category for future contests and concerts.

Attendance from noon to 4pm is entirely free. The music is suitable for all ages.

The Concert part will start at 6pm with a reprise by the winners of the two contests. From 6:45-7:30pm singer-guitarist Scott Gallegos will perform. He will be followed by two acoustic fingerstyle guitarists who do not sing, including national award winner John Standefer.

Here is the detailed schedule (.pdf).


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Billy dont surf - surf music from Switzerland

Submitted by billydontsurf on September 16, 2014.
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We are "Billy don't surf" from Zürich, Switzerland. We play famous movie themes and songs. This spring we recorded some demo songs, you can hear/download them here.

We would we be happy about advice on the music, reviews and cooments.

Thanks in advance - Chris


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Surf In Seattle - Aloha Screwdriver - Sept 26

Submitted by headley on September 12, 2014.
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Aloha Screwdriver is coming to Seattle in 2 weeks. We will be convening at Darrells Tavern to worship at the altar of surf. If you are nearby, please join us. September 26th, 9PM, Darreells Taverm, 18041 Aurora North, Seattle, WA


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JETPACK new CD out soon!

Submitted by zerran on September 11, 2014.
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Jetpack has a new CD coming out in the fall so stay tuned, in the mean time you can listen to Planet Reverb.

Thanks,

Perry


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SURF AND FLAMENCO - new album 'Surf Flamingo'

Submitted by benwoods on September 08, 2014.
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Hello, I'm actually looking to get my new album reviewed.  It's called 'Surf Flamingo' and is a Flamenco guitar approach to classic surf tunes and some spaghetti western classics.

My name is Ben Woods, I live in Long Beach, CA and play Flamenco guitar professionally.  I discovered that American surf classics, Spaghetti western scores and Flamenco music all share a common spirit.  With "Surf Flamingo" I explore this spirit.  I would love to hear some reviews, thoughts and opinions from you guys.  Thanks.  

-Ben Woods


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Release of SURFIN' NSA - BANG! MUSTANG!

Submitted by LaFleur on September 07, 2014.
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After a long journey our new album Surfin' NSA is finally available! 16 brand new tracks!

Check out our teaser video here.

You can order here.


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Bum Shakers - surf music from Russia

Submitted by Bum_Shaker on September 02, 2014.
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Hi!!! My name is Ivan, I'm from Russia Vladimir city. The Bum Shakers play surf music. This year we recorded a demo named "Shake the wave". You can listen to it on the sites:

https://myspace.com/bum.shakers
https://soundcloud.com/bum-shaker/sets/demo-of-bum-shakers

Video for the song "On the wave"  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIF2_iw9nhE


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Surf Kings new website

Submitted by obiwan92054 on August 22, 2014.
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First off I would like to thank Jeff "Big Tiki Dude" for inviting the Surf Kings to play his 7th annual Surf Guitar Convention 101! We had a really good time, and what a great event it was. As a result of that show, the Surf Kings are back! Tom Stanton on lead guitar, the original drummer Jim Harris back on the skins, Pat Raymond returning once again on bass, Ben Redman was added on supporting guitar, and lastly Ray Mangigian on smoldering sax.

The band has never sounded better, and with this renewed energy we built a new website www.thesurfkings.com Please check it out and sign up for the newsletter so we can keep you posted on any news or up coming shows or events.

Also, if anybody out there has pics or video of the Surf Kings we would be interested in checking it out for the new website.  You can contact me at surfking1@aol.com

Thanks, Tom Stanton and the Surf Kings

 


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KELP On The Beach - Grover Beach, CA

Submitted by Buzz on August 17, 2014.
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Last Saturday in Grover Beach, slightly South of Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara's Surf Band KELP played a corporate gig for CoastHills Credit Union.  CoastHills employs 225 people with branches from Lompoc, CA to Paso Robles, CA.  Beach Butlers out of San Luis Obispo set up tiki torches, fire rings, chairs, cabanas, food & beer while KELP played 4 long sets, ending with their last song as the sun disappeared over the horizon. 

Not only were these the nicest people (they paid us each in cash with little thank you cards and hand written notes) but they hauled our gear with trucks down to the beach.  Mind you, you can drive trucks, dune buggies, ride horses and camp at Grover Beach.  There's a little bit of everything going on here. 

My 7 year old daughter, Keilana brought her maracas, tambourine and an assortment of shakers, joining us on stage and salting the music with her "instruments".  And at the end of the night she said to me "So, daddy - how much money did I make at this gig?"  Really?  Naturally I paid her an undisclosed amount.

To those of us that have had this experience of playing on the beach, facing the waves as they crash on the shore, watching bikini beauties stroll by, guys ripping it up on the waves and finally, the setting of the sun, there is absolutely nothing like it.  It's truly a zen moment.  I encourage everyone that can to do this!

Looking forward to playing the third year in a row next year.  Thanks CoastHills!

KELP at Grover Beach, CA 08/09/14


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The Revomatics "Live at Lucky Joe's Tiki Room" Release

Submitted by Tikinaut on August 15, 2014.
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New 12 song album from Milwaukee's own The Revomatics

"Live at Lucky Joe's Tiki Room"

Now available for download at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

www.therevomatics.com

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