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The Fathoms (Boston, MA) Asbury Park Surf Music Festival

Submitted by Robbit on July 03, 2015.
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Frankie Blandino's "The Fathoms" is the featured guest at the 2nd Annual Asbury Park Surf Music Festival at Asbury Park, NJ (USA) on July 11, 2015.  Current iteration of the band is Frankie Blandino (guitar/vocals), Robbie Amaral (Guitar), Steve McCrossan (Bass/vocals) and Neil Curran (drums/vocals). They'll be doing a ton of "Fathoms' music such as "Getaway Car", "Fathom This", "Shadow of a Doubt", "Fathomless", "Overboard". We are psyched to be invited and looking forward to it! See FB Page for the event.


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Luau or Die at the Canadian Pinball Championships

Submitted by Mike75 on July 03, 2015.
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Luau or Die wil be playing at the Canadian Pinball Championships on Friday 3rd July at 10pm EST until around 2am.  There are two sets, and thanks to Derk Brigante, www.surfrockradio.com will be broadcasting the event live on the internet.  That means you will be able to tune in and hear an aweseome band play live, accompanied by the sound of pinball in the background, and a hopefully a lot of surf tunes in between courtesy of Derk's DJ set.


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Best Rock Instrumental Award to Insanitizers for "Shootout"

Submitted by Squid on June 25, 2015.
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The June 2015 award for "Best Instrumental Rock Song" was given to the Insanitizers by The Akademia (www.TheAkademia.com) for the original song "Shootout."  They wrote, “”Clever instrumental renditions of gunfire decorate this Western-themed creation by the Insanitizers, and it's good enough to be a Sergio Leone soundtrack.” This award spans rock instrumentals of all kinds.

The award certificate page is at: 

http://www.theakademia.com/june2015_bestsong_instrumentalrock.html  

You can stream the entire thrilling song from the front page of Insanitizers.com


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Solar Wind Surf Band July 4 in Hawaii

Submitted by MrBackwards on June 23, 2015.
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If you are going to be in Hawaii this 4th of July,

        Please come see, hear  and say Hi to

                Solar Wind Surf Band!

       We will be in the Kailua-Kona PARADE

      on Saturday, July 4, 2015 On Alii Drive

 

 


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FIFTH EDITION OF NORTH SEA SURF FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT MELKWEG

Submitted by nielsjansen on June 16, 2015.
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The Barbwires, Messer Chups and The Phantom Four headlining annual surf festival.

On Saturday September 26th the fifth edition of the North Sea Surf Festival, the biggest festival in Northwestern Europe dedicated to instrumental surf music, will be held. The surffrenzy, organised annually by Dutch surf veterans The Phantom Four will once again take place at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Presale has started this Monday.

The festival, which main goal is to promote surf music to a wide variety of music lovers, has contracted a number of bands that have never played in The Netherlands before. This year the Dutch audience can see Swedish bands The Barbwires and The Illuminators, Spanish Els A-Phonics, Italy's Watang! and Los Fantasticos from the UK live for the very first time. Besides hosts The Phantom Four and Russian cult legends Messer Chups the Belgian surf scene is represented by The Scrammers and Humanga Danga, two bands that already blew the crowds of Pacific Parc away during one of the returning North Sea Surf Nights.

On top of the nine bands playing at the venue there will be surf films at the cinema that will be announced at a later stage. In the theater of Melkweg there will be a surf market with collectable surf records. All bands will be doing a signing session at the market after their show. At Melkweg café renowned international DJ's will be spinning 50's and 60's vinyl; DJ Zombierella from Russia (bass player of Messer Chups), DJ Kike Louie from Spain and DJ's Groove Motions and Mz. Siren from the UK.

NORTH SEA SURF FESTIVAL 2015

LIVE: THE BARBWIRES (SWEDEN) / MESSER CHUPS (RUSSIA) / THE PHANTOM FOUR (NL) / ELS A-PHONICS (SPAIN) / LOS FANTASTICOS (UK) / WATANG! (ITALY) / THE SCRAMMERS (BELGIUM) / THE ILLUMINATORS (SWEDEN) / HUMANGA DANGA (BELGIUM)

Saturday September 26th, Melkweg Amsterdam 
Start: 16.00


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North Sea Surf Radio to broadcast the Surfer Joe Festival

Submitted by nielsjansen on June 09, 2015.
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And for those that cannot make it to Livorno, North Sea Surf Radio will be there all weekend!

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Just like last year we will be bringing you a live report from the BEST surf music festival around.

On both days there will be a twelve hour broadcast from 1PM to 1AM Central European Time, which will re-run from 1AM to 1PM. This makes it possible for people in all continents to witness the entire radioshow and be part of this groundbreaking event. The two twelve hour shows will be hosted by 10 different North Sea Surf Radio DJ's and our special Guest DJ "El Firetone" from El Ray (Denmark). The shows will feature interviews, behind the scenes reports and live music from all the performances.

The 48 hour weekend will be preceded by 12 hours of DJ Specials about the Surfer Joe Summer Festival which will Re-Run as well.


Broadcast times on Friday 20th, Saturday June 21st & Sunday June 22nd:

CET
DJ Specials: Friday 13:00 - Saturday 01:00 
Re-run: Saturday 01:00 - Saturday 13:00
Live Reports Day 1: Saturday 13:00 - Sunday 01:00
Re-Run: Sunday 01:00 - Sunday 13:00
Live Reports Day 2: Sunday 13:00 - Monday 01:00
Re-Run: Monday 01:00 - Monday 13:00

PDT
DJ Special: Friday 4AM - Friday 4PM 
Re-Run: Friday 4PM - Saturday 4AM
Live Reports 1: Saturday 04AM - Saturday 04PM
Re-Run: Saturday 04PM - Sunday 04AM
Live Reports 2: Sunday 04AM - Sunday 04PM
Re-Run: Sunday 04PM - Monday 04AM

CDT
DJ Special: Friday 06AM - Friday 06PM 
Re-Run: Friday 06PM - Saturday 06AM
Live Reports 1: Saturday 06AM - Saturday 06PM
Re-Run: Saturday 06PM - Sunday 06AM
Live Reports 2: Sunday 06AM - Sunday 06PM
Re-Run: Sunday 06PM - Monday 06AM

EDT
DJ Special: Friday 07AM - Friday 07PM 
Re-Run: Friday 07PM - Saturday 07AM
Live Reports 1: Saturday 07AM - Saturday 07PM
Re-Run: Saturday 07PM - Sunday 07AM
Live Reports 2: Sunday 07AM - Sunday 07PM
Re-Run: Sunday 07PM - Monday 07AM

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/431437293705053/


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Stories from Shamehill

Submitted by sixstringrooster on June 09, 2015.
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Dear people,

We are Stories from Shamehill, an original surfrock band with a modern take on traditional surfmusic from (nearby) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A sharp dressed, three-piece (one girl, two guys) who take you on a reverb drenched journey through our smoking' originals. We just released our first EP, Same Same But Different.

Check the EP Teasers on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/storiesfromshamehill

Website: http://www.storiesfromshamehill.nl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storiesfromshamehill Enjoy!

Best regards,

Joris
Stories from Shamehill

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Don't Fear the Reverb rare performance at Arnold's

Submitted by DoNtFearTheReverbBass on June 08, 2015.
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It will be our only performance at Arnold's this year. Billed as "Don's Super Summer Fun Retirement Party." Takes place on SATURDAY 27 of JUNE 2015 from 21:00 till 00:30 on Sunday. Features a great looking set and lighting for a three hour performance of surf Instrumentals with Ralph Sweat on Fender Jazzmaster and Jaguar guitars, Sonny Sweat on Yamaha Drums, and Don Schott on fretless five string Carvin Koa bass. Guesting on percussion is Ms. Vicki.

Arnold's Bar & Grill
210 E 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The Blue Hawaiians Kickstarter

Submitted by thebluehawaiians on May 26, 2015.
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The time has cometh. The Blue Hawaiians have officially launched our â€ª#‎Kickstarter‬ to fund the recording and distribution of our latest Surf-Rock-Noir-Exotica Christmas record! Join the Good Fight! Donate today! And if not, send it to three people you know, ask them to do the same. You, our fans, our friends, YOU ARE THE TIDE from which the WAVE IS BORN!

There are prizes, rewards, oh-you-bet! From Digital Downloads of the album to freshly minted vinyl pressings! From hanging with the band at Capitol Records to claiming the title of EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! From custom surfboards to standup-paddle boards! From signed posters to signed records to signed...we'll sign anything! From your baby (crying in the crib) to your BABY (hanging from your arm)! And-oh-so-much-more...

The time has cometh. The next record. Become a part of the coolest Christmas release this side of the 21st Century.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/141091211/the-blue-hawaiians-new-instrumental-christmas-albu


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Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD On Double Crown Records

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on May 20, 2015.
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Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy

Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD

The 2nd wave of Burt Rocket's roaring surf is now pounding the shores around the world! Firmly rooted in the great tradition of 60's reverb-soaked surf music, yet also exploring new terrain, FIBERGLASS FRENZY is a must for every true surf music fan! Traditional surf sounds are blended with exotica and Far East mystique at times. This follow up to the debut, SAVAGE ICELAND, is bound to please long-time fans, as well as new fans throughout the world. On board this time is drummer Dave Klein of The Ghastly Ones - he lays down a monster beat on all twelve cuts here. Cover art comes from the always amazing Fred Lammers.

Tracks: Ho-Dad Hot Dog - Boss Board - Bedouin Banzai - Santo's Hot Rod - Wave Vehicle - The Left Arm Of Buddha - Sea-N-Shore - Fiberglass Frenzy - The Wreck - Twang-O-Matic Terror - The Spy Who Came In From The Surf - Hang Twang Follow Burt Rocket On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/burtrocket

Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD - DCCD61 - $12.75 (Pre-Order Now!)

Here's a great new tune from the new Burt Rocket CD, FIBERGLASS FRENZY called "Boss Board". (Youtube video: https://youtu.be/59iN8XcEGcE


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