The time change sucks, I hate it getting dark at 5
16 days ago
Surf the Vote!
16 days ago
Greetings from Helsinki, Finland! We had ( The Shockwave!) record release party yesterday! I hope at everyone buy our album ( Double Crown Records) cheers!!!
11 days ago
Would you believe there are bands today that have absolutely no web presence? In this day and age?
8 days ago
You mean not even FB?
7 days ago
7 days ago
You occasionally notice such bands. Often it turns out that FB just won't admit they're on FB. Or that they haven't admitted they're a band yet.
7 days ago
i put some surf christmas holiday music in our local radio station library today, so we'll be rockin' with LSJ, the ventures, frankie lee sprague and the blue hawaiians.
6 days ago
as much as I like xmas surf music, I have to wait till after thanksgiving to listen to it, otherwise I burn out to early.
4 days ago
New Mac user here!
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The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - OUT NOW!!!
Issue #22 is finally here, featuring our very first full-color cover! It includes part 2 of a huge feature interview with The Atlantics (conducted by Ivan Pongracic) covering the later years of this famed Australian surf and rock n' roll combo. If you missed it, part 1 which dealt with their early years was in issue #21. The magazine also has an in-depth interview with surf rock drummer extraordinaire Dusty Watson, well known for his work with Slacktone, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, The Sonics, Frankie & The Pool Boys, and many other great bands. This issue is also jam packed with tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.
TRACKS: (The TomorrowMen) The Man Who Couldn't Tell Time - (The Trabants) Coast of Capri - (Martin Cilia) Koko Head - (Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides) Snake Eyes - (The Stingrays) Panic Beach - (Audios Amigos) El Avispon - (Die Kosmonauten) Life Is Too Short - (The Derangers) Rio Sangre - (Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion) Satan's Invisible World...Revealed! - (The Surf Zombies) Candyass - (Les Agamemnonz) Simon Beat - (Secret Samurai) A Proper Quarrel - (The Razorblades) Are You Ready For A Rock 'n' Roll Weekend? - (9th Wave) Victory At Sunset - (The Torments) The Creamer - (The Grande Bois) Meltdown - (The Spytones) Surfing Salzburg - (Los #3 Dinners) SA Woman - (The Delusionaires) The Scrump
The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - $6.95 (Click To Order From Double Crown Records)
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We are getting copies out to bands and subscribers as quickly as possible - a box went out today, and we will continue sending them out through next week.
It's the 10th anniversary of the famed surf/instro rock combo The Madeira, and to celebrate they're releasing their first ever live CD! Recorded at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis last December over two nights, the band delivered an amazing set packed with long-time fan favorites, some choice cover tunes and even a few brand new songs from their upcoming full-length studio release! It was recorded and mixed by Tommy Schichtel of The Concussions, and features amazing, moody cover art by the incomparable Steve Blickenstaff!
Tracks: Introduction - Tribal Fury - Everybody Up - Surf Fidelis - Cities Of Gold - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Burning Mirage - Macarena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Night Rider - Mar Vista - The Saracen - Tangaroa - Wreak Havoc! - Undercurrents - Ricochet - Sandstorm! - Intruder
(PRE-ORDER) The Madeira - Sonic Cataclysm: Live CD - DCCD54 - $12.75
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CDs will start shipping on June 14th. That evening you can also buy the CD from the band at their CD Release Show at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Also appearing on the bill are The Volcanos and The Mystery Men.
You can also sign up for the Double Crown Music Club - members will receive a free limited-edition Madeira poster with the CD!
Get the scoop on the band and their upcoming CD at www.themadeira.net or their Facebook page.
The "Search for Atlantis" is a collection of Greek bands. In the past, there were several collection of Greek bands; even specialized ones with groups playing a specific style of music. However, this collection is unique as all participating bands play solely instrumental surf. Never before were so many bands in Greece to play this kind of music. We are talking about a very vibrant scene that is booming within the biggest economic and social catastrophe that Greece has experienced in its modern post-war history. We have created this collection with so much care both because we love surf music and for its particularity: The vast majority of participants haven’t released anything else so far and so this is their first step towards the general public. We want this scene to flourish by all means and leave visible traces in its passing. We hope it will receive positive response as a first step to establish in the minds of the people that surf music is an autonomous genre with lot of potential, but also as a reward of all the bands which strive for the best in unfavorable conditions. Surf's up !
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Great news if you love surf music and like exploring shortwave radio. The Big Beach Radio Show is coming to The Mighty KBC Europe on 6095 kHz for the summer of 2014. The show’s presenter Peter Quinn describes the venture as 'a mirage of the perfect day on the beach.' Peter has been heard on a range of radio stations over the years including Radio Caroline, The Voice of Peace, Island Sound Malta and numurous UK and European radio stations. He says hes delighted to be appearing on The Mighty KBC and cordially invites you to catch some surf on shortwave every week at 11.00 UTC.
The show starts Saturday 19th April and goes to air whatever the weather.
The Big Beach Radio Show
Station – The Mighty KBC
Freq – 6095 kHz (49 mb shortwave)
Day - Saturday
Time - 11.00 UTC
North Sea Surf Radio was already doing groundbreaking work with compiling and broadcasting the Classic Surf Top 101 and the Surf Revival Top 101. Now, for the first time in history the surf music scene is to compile another ultimate list in surf music; The Album Top 101, the best 101 Surf Revival Albums as voted for by the listeners of North Sea Surf Radio and the members of the Surf Guitar 101 forum.
Everybody can submit their 10 personal favourite albums from the Surf Revival Era (1979-2013). Records released this year are excluded from the list. With all the contributions the team at North Sea Surf Radio will compile the Album Top 101 which will be broadcasted on April 20th, presented by DJ Jonpaul (Surf Guitar 101) and DJ Phantom (North Sea Surf Radio).
People can help decide what the best instrumental surf music albums of all time are by adding their Top 10 to the Surf Guitar 101 forum in the following thread.
Another option to submit votes it to send an email with name, country and the Album Top 10 list to TOP101@northseasurfradio.com
The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th April.
The Pyronauts are going to Europe this summer to play the Surfer Joe Festival in Italy! The band will also travel to a few other countries (TBA).
The buoys will be taking their new CD: The Pyronauts Live in San Francisco with them, but they need your help to make it happen!
Please pledge what you can through their Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/1hiwcad
They will be throwing a party on Saturday, April 26th in Auburn, CA at the Auburn Event Center. Please attend if you can! Even if you are out of the area, your support is still needed and the band will send you merchandise through the kickstarter campaign.
Up-to-date info, updated website, and tour dates at www.thepyronauts.com
Check out the excellent cover art by Fred:
Howdy Surf Bands,
With all the hats I seem to wear, I'm not finding enough time to actually conduct phone interviews with bands. But I have done virtual interviews in the past. If you'd like to send me an interview in an .mp3 I can assure you it will sound like we're actually speaking to each other! Please take your time and have fun - I'd like to fill about 15 minutes with the interview.
STANDARD INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Hello and welcome to the Shrunken Head Lounge. Thank you for joining us! (you can respond how ever you feel)
Also if you don't mind, please do a short promo for the Shrunken Head Lounge. Example: "Hello, we are ___ and you're listening to the Shrunken Head Lounge!". We will use this promo on other shows where you music may appear, just as a thank you!
DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge
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This Christmas Hurley, Hobie Surfboards, Fender Musical Instruments along with Bob Berryhill of the Surfaris come together to raise money for Waves For Water bringing clean water to countries and disaster areas in need! Check out the auction for a one of kind Fender "Hobie" Jaguar with matching Hobie "replica" surfboard.
Dick Dodd, former Mouseketeer, drummer for the Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, and later the garage band The Standells ("Dirty Water"), has passed away at age 68. It was only recently announced that Dick had stage four cancer, and a GoFundeMe support page was created.
Today, his attorney, Peggi Collins wrote on the support page:
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Dickie lost his battle last night. He had contracted pneumonia and just wasn't strong enough to fight it. Please remember him in your prayers and consider adding to this fund which his family desperately needs to offset the great expense of his illness.
If you can afford it, please consider contributing to the fund to help Dick's family with their expenses.
In recent years Dick was active in the surf music scene, appearing and performing at various events, notably a benefit for guitarist Eddie Bertrand. Please join SurfGuitar101 in thanking Dick Dodd for his amazing contributions to surf music.