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The 7th Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention

Submitted by JONPAUL on July 18, 2014.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

These days, just about everyone is familiar with the twangy, reverb-drenched plunk, undulating whammy bar and machine-gun staccato commonly known as “Surf Guitar.” It’s become one of the staple sounds chosen to set the mood for commercials, television programs and feature films by music supervisors and sound designers the world over. Whether it’s conjuring the feelings of Summer, the beach, the old West, outer space, a desolate desert, or the adventures and intrigue of an international super spy, that quintessential “Surf Guitar” sound is somewhere in the background.

Lesser known, however, is the fact that there are legions of fanatics spanning the globe that share a deep passion and sometimes obsession for this 50-plus year old Southern California art form. These die-hard fans keep the genre and its associated culture very much alive and thriving through internet communication, annual meetings, specialty radio programs, and an ever-growing network of performers, collectors and instrument aficionados. Since 2006, the single most important internet resource for everything Surf guitar has been, and for the past 6 years, its official annual convention has been the most important gathering in the United States for anyone interested in this very specific musical style.

2014’s 7th annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention is slated to be the greatest and most well-attended to date. Headlining this year is none other than local Southern California legends Slacktone (, the Surf trio considered by many to have set the bar for all modern Surf bands with their jaw-dropping display of technical proficiency, attention to tone and sheer power. Making their way down from Seattle for a very special reunion performance comes The Boss Martians (, who exploded onto the scene in the early 90s with their traditional sound featuring organ. From Japan, for the first time in many years with another historic reunion performance is The Surf Coasters (, one of the most prolific of all Surf bands, releasing upwards of 25 recordings since their formation in 1994. Debuting their brand-new full-length album Wiki Waki Woooo comes The Kilaueas (, all the way from Germany, who have been thrilling audiences with their energetic live shows and impeccable vintage tones. Making their California debut is The Supertones from New York, one of the longest running modern Surf bands, a staple of the East Coast scene since 1988. Back to the convention from Northern California to wow audiences once again comes instrumental supergroup Frankie & The Poolboys (, whose latest album The Adventures of Cap’n Coconuts has been consistently high on international critics’ lists. Up from the San Diego area comes first-wave legend Tom Stanton leading his trio The Surf Kings, who’ll present their special brand of heavy, moody Surf. And last, but certainly not least comes the intensity of power Surf trio Threesome (, fresh off of a European tour in support of their latest EP, On Tour. Live performances will also include an all-star tribute to first-wave pioneers The Atlantics of Australia, featuring members of The Madeira, The TomorrowMen and Insect Surfers, and a special showcase by one of the originators of Surf music, the creator of “Mr. Moto” himself, Paul Johnson.

In addition to the live performaces, the all-day event will feature a Surf music marketplace, with one of the greatest vending areas of Surf-related CDs, records, books, magazines, posters, clothing, instruments, accessories and other collectibles anywhere! Of special note will be in-person signings by Sven Kirsten, who’ll be signing his new Taschen book Tiki Pop, and Dominic Priore, who’ll be signing his new book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise And Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier. Confirmed vendors also include Double Crown Records, Surf King Surf Wear, Dionysus Records, MuSick Recordings, Reverb Junkies DVD, Pounding Surf DVD, Paul Johnson and many more!

And, true to the old saying that there’s something for everyone, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors such as Fender, D’Addario, Eastwood and others, attendees will not only have the opportunity to receive free products, but also enter raffles to win exceptional prizes such as actual Surf guitars! Up for grabs will be a Fender Classic Player Jaguar set up by Slacktone’s Dave Wronski, an Eastwood Sidejack DLX in greenburst, a custom Atomic Brain pedal by Nocturne, and a deluxe accessory package from D’Addario, among many other wonderful prizes!

Bring the kids, listen to the amazing live music, shop ‘till you drop and meet and greet some of Surf music’s most important personalities, all within steps of a full kitchen and bar, in the air-conditioned comfort of Los Alamitos’ Starting Gate. It’s reverb-drenched fun for the whole family! Tickets available at the door.

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Seattle's Banzai Surf rare appearance July 18

Submitted by JohnnyMoon on July 14, 2014.
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Cowabunga dude! Time to wax up the long board and dig out the SPF-50. It's a Summer Surf Spectacular @ The Shanty Tavern in little old Lake City, Friday, July 18. It will be most excellent!

For all the details, see our Facebook Event.

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WaveSauce at Hollywood Babylon PDX

Submitted by WaveSauce on July 14, 2014.
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WaveSauce at Hollywood Babylon - Friday night shindig, July 25th. We are happy to play at one of our favorite Portland thrift, vintage clothing and accessory shops! Party starts at 7PM. WaveSauce plays at 8:30PM. 

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The Orbitrons and The Supertones in Oceanside August 7th

Submitted by rickrhoades9 on July 02, 2014.
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The Orbitrons are hosting the Supertones Thursday, August 7th at Larry's Beach Club in Oceanside, California. The address is 1145 S. Tremont st. (1 block west of Coast Hywy, corner of Oceanside blvd. and Tremont ). Please come help us welcome this great band from NYC to California as a prelude to the convention.

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Insanitizers Back by Demand July 12, 2014

Submitted by Squid on July 01, 2014.
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After the Insanitizers performance on May 17, the management of the Vancouver (WA) Farmers Market said they had received so many compliments they asked us to return very soon. Our return is July 12, 9:30am - 11:30am, near Esther & 6th Streets, downtown Vancouver. At noon just a few blocks away is a classic car show with live surf guitar music. A little later, also just a few blocks away, is Tikikon  ( Our show is free, the other shows mentioned sell tickets.


Poster announcement of performance


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The Ventures As Played By V2 with The Del-Vipers & King Pelican!

Submitted by ErnestHernandezIII on June 24, 2014.
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Ventures legends Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor are fronting "V2" and performing all of your favorite Ventures' tunes! The Del-Vipers, (Austin, TX) and King Pelican (San Antonio, TX) are on the bill to things revved-up for V2!

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Bob Welch Benefit with All-Star Surf Legends - June 29th

Submitted by dragonfly on June 21, 2014.
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Bob Welch Benefit with All-Star Surf Legends
Sunday June 29th, 3-7pm
The Tee Room, Newport Beach Golf Course
3100 Irvine Ave. Newport Beach 949-852-8681 

Join us for a Benefit for our Fellow Hoot and Surf Drummer Legend, Bob Welch.

Bob suffered a bad stroke and is now partially paralyzed. Give a Hoot and join us June 29th to help raise money for medical bills and other family expenses. Bob’s legendary career with The Chanteys spans from their debut on the Lawrence Welk Show. Bob has continued to jam with the Chantay’s, legendary surf rockers, and our Hootenanny players up until his recent stroke last month. We hope Bob will be able to join us Sunday, but please come on down and join the many fellow rockers and listen to great music from Bob's fellow Chantay’s and others from The Surfaris, The Fabulous Nomads, Eddie Would Tow, Joey and The Monsoons, Z-Bops, Duotones, and many, many more.

See you at The Tee Room @ NB Golf Course!

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June 22 Surfin' Sundays HBISM Show

Submitted by dragonfly on June 16, 2014.
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Date: Sunday June 22nd, 2014 Time: 1:00 Pm to 4:00 Pm
Location: Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum 411 Olive Ave Huntington Beach 92648 SURF CITY USA

This concert is dedicated in memory of Scotty Miller, Surfin’ Sundays Committee Chairman Linda Miller and her husband/HBISM volunteer John. Scotty loved life, HBISM and surf music. R. I. P son you are sorely missed by all who knew and loved you. June 30th marks the 12th Anniversary of his passing to eternal life.


HBISM presents “Century of Stoke” Exhibit Grand Opening in celebration of “100 Years of Surfing” in Huntington Beach. Come visit the newly renovated museum and check out all the new and exciting exhibits that the museum directors have put together for educational purposes and your enjoyment.


The Nocturnes are one of the top show bands of the early 60’s, known for their versatility in playing styles ranging from surf to blues. Currently they play cover songs for such known artists as Dick Dale, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Journey, The Blues Brothers and numerous rock n roll legends. They appeared at all the major showrooms of the 60’s era including the Rendezvous Ballroom, Revelaire Ballroom, Disneyland and numerous dance shows. They are a 5 member group that plays music inspired by the Southern California lifestyle. In 2004 The Nocturnes were named “Best Beach & Surf Band” at The Galaxy Theater during the Orange County Music Awards. They have graced the museum stage during the exhibit grand openings for the past 8 years accommodating such legends as Dick Dale, Dean Torrence & Beach Boys Chris Farmer who’ve appeared with them.

Surfin’ Sundays are sponsored by The City Of HB, The Vendors At Pier Plaza,, HB Downtown Art Walk, IHOP HB, UPS Store Downtown HB, Fred’s Mexican Café HB, Banzai Bowl HB, Main St Wine Company HB,, Duke’s HB, Sandy’s Beach Grill HB, Aloha Grill HB, BJ’s Restaurant, Boat House Bar & Grill, Enlarge Media Group, Blue Water Pedicab & Dirty Dog Wash.

If you are interested in supporting our educational programs and events, sponsorships and HBISM memberships are currently available. For more information please contact HBISM Director At Large Cindy Cross 714-960-3483

Vendor & band merchandise will be available during this concert!!!

We invite you to join in celebration of 18 years of great music, from dedicated musicians who donate their precious time in support of the museum. Our concert lineup features oldies but goodies, promising newcomers, bands from around the world as well as legends such as Dick Dale, Dean Torrence, Bob Spickard, John Blair & Davie Allen who just happen to drop by from time to time.

Don’t forget to bring your hats and sunscreen to protect you against the elements.

HBISM Phone: 714-960-3483 Website for the complete schedule and information.

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The Eliminators at Stillwater Spirits and Sounds

Submitted by SirLoin on June 01, 2014.
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The Eliminators - Friday June 13th 9:00pm

StillWater Spirits & Sounds
24701 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629

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Equine Surf at the Horse & Groom Brighton (UK)

Submitted by Draygore on May 28, 2014.
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 9pm onwards. Expect heavy twang and galloping rhythms.


Horse Rock at the Horse and Groom

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