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Announcing the 8th Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention!

Submitted by Brian on July 11, 2015.
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We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention will be taking place on Saturday, August 8th, 9am to 8pm, at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge in Garden Grove, California! Please note the venue change this year!

Once again we have assembled an amazing lineup and have continued our tradition of hosting international bands. This year we have the incredible King of Fuzz Guitar, Davie Allan, celebrating the 50th year of his musical career! We have two bands from Spain: The Longboards and Els A-phonics (who knocked them dead at the Surfer Joe Festival in June). Also on the bill are California legends The Eliminators, the young and brash traditionalists The Volcanics, and the new hotrod surf band Boss Fink (featuring members of The Ghastly Ones and the Huntington Cads). Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia we have the progressive instrumental band Moonbase. From a time and place unknown we have the sci-fi stylings of The TomorrowMen. And it wouldn’t be a true surf guitar convention without the legendary Paul “Mr. Moto” Johnson of the groundbreaking 60’s band The Belairs. Finally we have an all-star tribute to Jim Messina and The Jesters featuring John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders) and Ivan Pongracic (The Space Cossacks, The Madeira).

Also new this year will be a live broadcast and stream courtesy of KFJC and Cousin Mary! KFJC will be broadcasting on 89.7 FM in the Los Altos Hills area as well as streaming audio and video on the ‘net at!

Be sure to get there early for the SG101 members jam (see the links below to sign up).

Once again here is the lineup followed by the venue details:

  • Davie Allan and the Arrows (50th Anniversary show) (USA)
  • The Eliminators (USA/So. Cal.)
  • Els A-phonics (Spain)
  • The Longboards (Spain)
  • The Volcanics (USA/So. Cal.)
  • The TomorrowMen (USA/Nor. Cal.)
  • Boss Fink (USA/So. Cal.)
  • MoonBase (USA/Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Paul Johnson and Friends
  • Jim Messina and the Jesters Tribute
  • SG101 Member’s Jam

Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, Ca. 92843
(714) 534-0226

Doors open at 9am, music begins at 10am and runs to 8pm. Cost is $30 at the door. The Elks Lodge is an all-ages, family friendly venue that will have food and beverage available all day!

In addition to the music we’ll have vendors selling surf music and surf related items. Check out these raffle items thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • An Eastwood Guitar
  • A Fender Strat courtesy of Paul "ColtsSurf" Wayne
  • A Nocturne guitar effects pedal
  • Items from Caveman Music, Dionysus Records, Double Crown Records
  • A DVD and T-Shirt from Reverb Junkies
  • CDs, shirts, and merchandise from the various bands
  • D'Addario Accessory Bundle
  • Surfy Bear FET Reverb Kit
  • Much, much more!

For more information please see these links:

As usual there will be plenty of amazing shows before and after the convention, including a convention after party and a Huntington Beach pier show the following day.

Saturday, August 1, 1pm: The Longboards, Brodaddy at Little Louis BBQ, 2455 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA,

Saturday, August 1, 7pm: The Longboards live on KFJC, 89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills, CA, and live streamed at

Sunday, August 2, 3pm: The Longboards, The TomorrowMen, The Neptunes, Forbidden Island, 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda CA,

Tuesday, August 4, 8pm: The Longboards, Fascinating Creatures of the Deep, The Crow’s Nest, 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA,

Wednesday, August 5, 9pm: The Longboards, 3 Balls of Fire, The Tiki Creeps, The Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W 2nd St, Downtown Los Angeles,

Thursday, August 6, 8pm: The Longboards, The Tomorrowmen, The Pike, 1836 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA,

Friday, August 7, 9pm: The Longboards, The TomorrowMen, Moonbase, Insect Surfers, The Purple Orchid, 221 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA

Friday, August 7, 9pm: The Phantom Surfers, Els A-phonics, The Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA

Saturday, August 8, 9pm, The Official SG101 Convention After Party w/Tikiyaki 5-0 and Los Venturas, Surf Dogs, 5932 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA,

Sunday, August 9, 11am, The Reventlos, Jim Messina & His Jesters Tribute, Moonbase, The TomorrowMen, Els A-Phonics, Los Venturas, The Longboards, Huntington Beach Pier

Sunday, August 9, 7pm, The Official SG101 Convention Wind Down Party and Jam Session, Outerwave at 7pm, Jam session at 8pm, Surf Dogs, 5932 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA,

Thursday, August 13, 9pm: The Phantom Surfers, Els A-phonics, The Unclaimed, Viva Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA

Many thanks to our sponsors: Reverb Junkies, Double Crown Records, D’Addario, Dionysus Records, The Surf King Surfwear, Radio Free Bakersfield, MuSick Recordings, Eastwood Guitars, North Sea Surf Radio, The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, Kustom Deluxe, Surfer Joe Music Festival, Nocturne Pedals, KFJC 89.7 FM, Fiberglass Jungle, Green Cookie Records, Surfy Bear, Caveman Vintage Music, and Lee Joseph Reverberations Media.

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SG101 Convention 2015 T-Shirts

Submitted by Brian on July 30, 2015.
Site News

The Surf Guitar 101 2015 Convention will have t-shirts! A Denver based company called ilaughoutloud is bringing a limited number of these, so be sure to purchase early. Shirts are available in a range of adult shirt sizes and will be $20 each. Proceeds of shirt sales help fund the convention! Contact GINNY at to pre-order and pre-pay with PayPal to be sure your size is available. While supplies last, shirts will be made available three days: Friday night a the Purple Orchid, Saturday at the Convention, and Sunday at the HB Pier Surf show. Pre-order or contact Ginny to let her know you're interested so she can bring enough!

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New Aqua Velvets Album "El Morocco" !

Submitted by budkelly7 on July 30, 2015.

Announcing the new release by the Aqua Velvets from San Francisco, Ca.  "El MOROCCO", 14 new original recordings by guitarist Miles Corbin -  now available on CDBABY and ITUNES. 

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Mz. Siren first female DJ to join North Sea Surf Radio

Submitted by nielsjansen on July 13, 2015.
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NSSR is very pleased to announce the addition of the very first female DJ to North Sea Surf Radio. Starting July 18th DJ Mz. Siren will be presenting her weekly show "Surf Shot" which will be broadcast every Saturday at 21:00 CET, after Django Deadman's "Hangnine FM". "Green Cookie Beach" will move one hour back to 22:00 CET.

Mz Siren's time is split between a small fishing town called Hastings on the South East coast of England and her secret lab drifting in space from where she broadcasts Surf Shot. She is the bass player in The Sine Waves and Thee Jezebels.

She also co-promotes The Fratcave with her partner Project X from The Sine Waves, they try to ensure visiting European surf and garage bands stop off at Hastings and entertain the locals at their monthly shindig.


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Submitted by JTTurbo on July 06, 2015.

Check out this sneak preview, world premier release, "Jennette's Pier" from the soon-to-be-released CD, "Tres Gatos Suave" from The Turbosonics!

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Continental Magazine #23 w/CD + Aloha Screwdriver / A-Phonics / Irradiates Out Now!

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on July 05, 2015.
Surf Scene News

The Continental Magazine - Issue #23 w/CD

Issue #23 is available now, featuring another full-color cover designed by Jonpaul Balak! In this issue we include exclusive interviews with some bright new faces on the surf/instro scene: Aloha Screwdriver, Els A-Phonics and The Irradiates. All three bands have released outstanding new discs in the last year or so, and amazed and astounded instro fiends all over the world. We also ask some of your favorite surf/garage rock stars what their favorite non-surf/garage rock discs are, plus there's tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free 20-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.

TRACKS: Surf Explosion (Video Edit) (Martin Cilia) - All Around In The Space (The Charades) - Mecca (Trabants) - El Toro (Satan's Pilgrims) - Genie Versus Genie (Clouseaux) - Boss Board (Burt Rocket) - Billions of Bilious Blue Blistering Barnacles... (El Supernaut) - Stomp It (Crazy Aces) - A Test Of Character (The Spoils) - Crawler (The Stents) - Storm Warning (The Del-Rios) - The Stingray Shuffle No. 1 (The 427's) - Big Hit (The Violentures) - Hayburner (Blue Wave Theory) - El Santo Stomp (King Pelican) - Tatiana (Slingshot Dragster) - Acme Speed Dynamite (Kingargoolas) - Die Traurige Grammel (Balu & die Surfgrammeln) - Filipina Sex-ray (The Zillatones) - Rock 'n' Roll Clef (De Surfures)

Just $6.95 + shipping - (Order Here)

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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, 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.

The June 2015 award for "Best Instrumental Rock Song" was given to the Insanitizers by The Akademia ( 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:  

You can stream the entire thrilling song from the front page of

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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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