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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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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 kfjc.org!
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:
Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, Ca. 92843
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:
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, littlelouisbbq.com
Saturday, August 1, 7pm: The Longboards live on KFJC, 89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills, CA, and live streamed at kfjc.org
Sunday, August 2, 3pm: The Longboards, The TomorrowMen, The Neptunes, Forbidden Island, 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda CA, forbiddenislandalameda.com
Tuesday, August 4, 8pm: The Longboards, Fascinating Creatures of the Deep, The Crow’s Nest, 2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, crowsnest-santacruz.com
Wednesday, August 5, 9pm: The Longboards, 3 Balls of Fire, The Tiki Creeps, The Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W 2nd St, Downtown Los Angeles, theredwoodbar.com
Thursday, August 6, 8pm: The Longboards, The Tomorrowmen, The Pike, 1836 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA, pikelongbeach.com
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, surfdogshb.com
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, surfdogshb.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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.
Check out this sneak preview, world premier release, "Jennette's Pier" from the soon-to-be-released CD, "Tres Gatos Suave" from The Turbosonics!
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)
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.
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.
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:
You can stream the entire thrilling song from the front page of Insanitizers.com
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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