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Welcome to the all new SurfGuitar101.com! We've rewritten the site software and have a new design! We hope you like the new site and features; please leave feedback in our forums.

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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Paul Johnson & Friends Debut Performance Oct. 26

Submitted by pjmoto on October 29, 2014.
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Friends and guitar music fans:

I am happy to tell you that I have a new band ‹ Paul Johnson & Friends ‹ and that this new band is about to make its DEBUT PERFORMANCE this coming weekend at the COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE in ALTADENA.

I have hand-picked some of the top players from within the surf-instro genre to work with me at this endeavor of love. Accompanying me on the CGB stage for our first public performance will be:

  • RON EGLIT (guitar and bass) ‹ bassist for Dick Dale for 20 years; then more recently, guitarist for the Surfaris (Wipe Out) for another decade.
  • MATT QUILTER (guitar and bass) ‹ veteran guitarist for the past twenty years with the innovative instro band the Reventlos.
  • DUFF PAULSON (drums) ‹ veteran drummer who played for many years with the classic traditional-style instro band the Torquays.

As Ron & Matt are both adept at playing both the guitar and the bass, the plan here is to have them trade off between the two instruments, thus lending greater variety to guitar sounds within the band. The group's repertoire will include all the usual surf and rock-instrumental classics, as well as my own catalog of original tunes. The goal for Paul Johnson & Friends is to move the genre forward with new ideas for the music, while remaining faithful to the original style that defines the surf-instrumental genre.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7 PM
THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE
2029 LAKE STREET, ALTADENA (about 2 miles north of the 210 Fwy)

You should make reservations NOW ‹ shows here often sell out in advance; there are only 50 seats available in this intimate venue... but every seat is up close and personal and the sound is great too, making the CGB the IDEAL venue for what we do!

Tix: $18 - call 626/798-6236
More info at the CGB website.


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'Legends of Surf Music' concert to premiere in Vista Calif. on October 25

Submitted by Brian on October 24, 2014.
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'Legends of Surf Music' concert to premiere in Vista Calif. on October 25, 2014 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.

The concert line-up of performers will include former members of the Hondells, Castells, Marketts and the Routers; all performing for the first time in 50 years with several original members.

Also performing are former and original members of the Beach Boys, Surfaris, Jan & Dean, Chantays, Belairs and Dick Dale & the Del Tones.

These surf bands are attributed with such songs as "Surfin USA," "Wipeout," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Little Honda," "Surfer Joe," "Pipeline," "Out of Limits," "Misirlou," "Let's Go Trippin," "Little Old Lady From Pasadena," "Dead Mans' Curve," "Mr. Moto," and dozens more.

John Jerd, the President of Stars and Stripes Events, said, "This concert will make music history because the audience hasn't seen some of these groups in decades, and never all these famous band members in one concert."

The "Legends of Surf Music" concert will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive Vista, CA 92084, on October 25, 2014.

Stars and Stripes Events, and Jerd & DiMaggio Productions of Escondido California, headed up by John Jerd, produce and promote concerts primarily for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations; especially where the non-profit serves our military heroes.

Complete information can be viewed at http://StarsAndStripesEvents.com and tickets can be purchased at http://www.VisTixOnline.com - or by calling the box office Monday through Friday 12 noon to 5 p.m. at 760-724-2110.

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NEWS SOURCE: Stars and Stripes Events

Send2Press® is the originating wire service for this story.


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The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD On Double Crown Records

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on October 22, 2014.
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The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD (Double Crown)

It's the 2nd full-length CD by The Shockwave!, a Finland based 4-piece that has recorded an (inter)stellar set of instrumental rock n' roll tunes, with a couple of covers that will appeal to fans of pop music from the 80's (Cyndi Lauper & A-ha). Their debut was released by Gas/Goofin' Records, and won the band a legion of fans all over the globe. This release takes their sound even further, embracing modern and traditional surf, as well as the beloved Rautalanka sound of their home country. The cover artwork for this digipak was created by the incomparable Fred Lammers.

Pre-Order Now: Official Release Date is November 8th. CDs will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members right away.

Tracks: Golden Gambler - Gasping Runner - Contact! - After Stormy Weather - She Bop - Space Glider - Shock A Go Go - Penetration From Space - 5th Floor - Suon Kulkija - Flow Waves - Take On Me - Nightwalker

The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD - DCCD58 - $12.75 Pre-Order From Double Crown Records


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Urban Surf Kings - Penguin or Robot?

Submitted by revhank on October 14, 2014.
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Reverb Ranch presents the latest release from Canada's Urban Surf Kings. Penguin or Robot? is a 4 song 45rpm slab of wax with an additional 4 songs available as digital downloads. That's 8 surfy songs in total. Recorded by Brad Conrad, and mastered by J. LaPointe, the 7 inch is the band's 12th release, and is available at fine record stores everywhere.

Track Listing

Side 1

  1. Penguin or Robot
  2. Agent 6K6

Side 2

  1. Quick Draw Norman
  2. Last Chance for Clams

Digital

  1. Surf Monkey
  2. Snow Day
  3. Trans Ural Express
  4. Quick Draw Norman (unabridged)

Order here: reverbranch.wordpress.com/store/


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Announcing the 2014 SG101 MP3 Compilation!

Submitted by Brian on October 12, 2014.
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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2014 MP3 Compilation! Our 10th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The mp3 must be 8 MB in size or less.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 20th, 2014.

I have created an Official 2014 MP3 Compilation Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!

Please check out our prior compilations if you haven't seen them already: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013.


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New feature at SG101: Surf band map!

Submitted by Brian on October 12, 2014.
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Inspired by the map created by Kahuna Kawentzmann, we now have a surf band map of our own. Any member of SG101 can add a band to the map by filling out a form. Our map allows one to tag a band as either "active" or "inactive", and you can filter the results accordingly. This lets you view all bands, only active bands, or only the inactive bands.

Our map is only a few weeks old and we already have 277 bands on the map from all around the world!

I personally enjoy seeing where all the 60's surf bands were from. And it is really great to see all the modern bands. I hope you enjoy this new feature! Do you know of some bands that we are missing? Please add them.


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Slingshot Dragster's 10th Year Anniversary Show

Submitted by slingshotdragster on October 10, 2014.
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Slingshot Dragster's 10th Year Anniversary Show

Grace Emily Hotel
232 WAYMOUTH ST, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Despite numerous facelifts and surgical implants we're going the whole hog and pumping in the Botox for our 10th anniversary show at the Grace Emily Hotel on October 11.
Joining us in the pits will be fellow revheads Diesel Witch so bring your vinegar soaked rags lest the high octane, reverbed drenched atmosphere leaves you gasping for air!



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Bar Lima presenta: Rock & Roll Monster Attack con Los Pegajosos, Los Stomias y Dj Sheri Corleone

Submitted by losstomias on October 07, 2014.
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Surfonica Release 1st EP ''Tales from the Sea of Istanbul''

Submitted by Pablo_Surfonica on October 03, 2014.
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Hi, I'm Pablo and I'm the guitaris of Surfonica, an Instrumental Surf Band form Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Recently we released our first EP entitled ''Tales from the Sea of Istanbul'' you can hear it and download it (for free!) at our Bandcamp page!

We also have recorded a full length album that's being mixed by me at the moment, the idea is to release this album before the end of this year, so you'll be hearing about us sooner than you think :)

Hope you enjoy our EP!

Best regards from Argentina!
- Pablo - Surfonica


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Sunday 10/5 - Top 101 surf revival albums on North Sea Surf Radio

Submitted by DannySnyder on October 01, 2014.
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Hey everyone, don't forget to stay tuned this Sunday to North Sea Surf Radio's top 101 modern surf revival albums countdown. 12 full hours of the best surf music made post 1980, as voted on by SG101 members and the world's surf music community. They broadcast the show twice back to back, see times below...

 

 


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