At least there is no maybes
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8th Annual Convention!
16 days ago
ELECTRIC BEACH PARTY.........this evening at 8 PM EDT, 7 central, 6 mountain, 5 pacific streaming on radiohattera...
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12 days ago
electric beach party starts in 15 minutes. streamed on radiohattera...
7 days ago
Gonna hit LA by noon!
3 days ago
Longboards will be playing in the KFJC pit in a few minutes - 89.7fm or kfjjc.org
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Looking forward to coming down to SO CAL from CEN CAL...for the best in SURF MUSIC....
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THE WRECKING CREW is now on netflix
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This very special 9'0" longboard, graciously donated by Irvin Surfboards of Huntington Beach, was the grand prize raffle item at the Benefit for Eddie Bertrand, held last winter. For those not aware, Eddie was one of the pioneers of SoCal surf music, both with the seminal Belairs and Eddie and the Showmen. Eddie is battling severe health problems, and I was thrilled to be a part of his benefit, and doubly fortunate to win the raffle for surfboard. Check out some highlights from the concert.
The board is in perfect condition and is a work of art in and of itself. It's been signed not only by Eddie Bertrand, but by all the performers --- first, second, and third-wavers --- who came together to help out a brother. This board has been a proud part of my decor for the last year, but it is time to put it to work to further assist Eddie with his medical bills. This auction is proceeding with Eddie's knowledge and approval, and 100% of the proceeds will be forwarded to Eddie at its conclusion. PLEASE step up to the plate for a most worthy cause. Local pick-up preferred, but if you are willing to bid to help Eddie, we'll work something out. Thank you for looking, please place your bid now!
Now's a great time to sign up, or renew, a subscription to the Continental Magazine. For just $18.00 you get three issues packed with in depth interviews and music reviews, plus a compilation CD inside the magazine. Issue #19, just released, includes huge feature interviews with Los Twang! Marvels (conducted by Ivan Pongracic of The Madeira/Space Cossacks) and Tremolo Beer Gut, plus tons of music and DVD reviews. 36 pages, with a 2 color glossy cover designed by Johnny Bartlett (Phantom Surfers, Barbary Coasters, Hillsdale Records)
There is also a 25 track CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes.
Continental Magazine - Three Issue
Subscription (Issues #19, #20, #21) - CTSUB -
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The Continental Magazine - Issue #19 w/25
Song CD - CT019 - $6.95
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My friend Edgar from Bremen, Germany discovered this site. ENJOY it. Sometimes the track playing is shown a little later than the music started playing, advertising is in the beginning of every log in, but then you ll be surprised about the choice of songs!! Don´t mind when the download is interrupted, it will start continuing in a few seconds.
Ruediger (formerly working for Herbert Hooke´s NPR Records, Germany)
Announcing the Inaugural Session May 25 - 28, 2012
Sierra Surf Music Camp is being created with the idea of spending a weekend with friends,family, and community in the study and appreciation of California’s indigenous folk music – Surf! We wish to bridge the gap between professional and amateur musicians bringing the founders of the genre together with folks just beginning to discover it in a fun and friendly setting.
Classes Offered: Individual and Group Lessons (Guitar, Bass and Drums) Seminars on Songwriting, Recording, Production, Performance, Technique, Gear Maintenance, Sound Modification, Surf Music History and much more!
Instructors include: Paul Johnson, John Blair, Dusty Watson, Ron Eglit, Paul Beatie, Ferenc Dobronyi, Bob Bitchin', Brett Cole, Tim Stephenson and more to be announced!
Daily Activities: Early morning Exercise and Stretching designed for musicians, Acoustic Breakfast Campsite, Hiking, Gold Mine Tours, Surf Art with Jim Lee, Softball, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Fishing, and Nightly Campfire Stories!
Command Performances: The Surf Beat Allstars (featuring John Blair, Dusty Watson, Ron Eglit), The Pyronauts, Paul Johnson and friends.
Tom Duncun from Spectral Media will be premiering a clip from the anticipated surf music film, Sound of the Surf.
The Sierra Surf Music Camp is located in the lush hills of Northern California’s Gold Country. Price includes lodging and meals. Campsites also available.
Sierra Surf Music Camp
Memorial Day Weekend 2012
Donner Mine Camp – Nevada City, CA
Friday through Monday (May 25th-28th)
Cost: $250 per student, $400 per couple, 15% discount if registered before April 15th, 2012
Radio Free Bakersfield announces the "Surf Guitar 101 Pick of the Week!"! That's right surf geetar fans! Every week you will be treated to a special surf track chosen by Brian Neal, Head Honcho @ SG101! Brian will pick out his personal faves from seminal acts as well as hot new tracks from modern bands! Just tune into Radio Free Bakersfield every week! And don't forget to check out surfguitar101.com for information on tunes, gear, history, shows & more! It's one of the few message boards on the net not populated by jerks! Oh yeah, some of your fave surf artists have been known to pop in from time to time!
Danish surf rock trio The Good The Bad release their new single '023' in February, accompanied by a new film directed by Jeppe Kostrup, who infamously created the previous TGTB video hit '030'. A video teaser of the new '023' video is now online on the bands youtube channel.
'023' sees TGTB delve into harder surf riffs than ever before, coupled with their customary short and sharp twists and accompanied by lions and war cries as backing vocals. The full '023' video will be launched on January 4th, with the full single unveiled on Febrary 13th.
'030' is now on the brink of 3 million views and is viewable here.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As many of you probably have seen by now, a brand new compilation album is coming out - Brave New Surf. What you may not know is that the impetus behind this album is twofold. First, to present some of the very best surf bands playing today. Secondly, to use this compilation as a promotional tool to expose new audiences to this great music. Double Crown Records agreed to print up extra copies of the album with the sole purpose of sending them out to music reviewers, websites and magazines. But to do this will take extra funds. Packaging and postage costs add up quick, thus we came up with this Kickstarter project.
Please go to our Kickstarter page and check out all the premiums and make a donation if you can. Absolutely 100% of all funds donated will go towards the promotion of this record and if we're successful this may lead to more releases. If you can, share the project on all your social media and email all your friends. This is our big push to get surf music out into a more public consciousness and our success depends upon you.
Remember, there is a limited time for this campaign, it concludes on Friday Dec 9th, so we have to reach our goal by then.
As announced at the SG101 Convention this summer, Surfer Joe will open a bar & diner in Livorno, Italy, dedicated to surf music and fun. The location is on the sea, Terrazza Mascagni for those of you who had the opportunity to come to Livorno before and have visited the town. We have been working extremely hard for more than 6 months to get this location that we consider very cool and unique.
Tim Murphy writes:
My name is Tim Murphy and in February I am launching “The Shamrock Beach Music Hour – Songs of Sand, Surf and Summer.” This weekly show will focus on surf music over the last five decades, plus great summer hits. We’ll run from the Ventures to contemporary Australian and South American surf bands, from the Beach Boys to surf garage punk.
This show will be presented to national syndicators, satellite radio and will be available for podcast and downloads.
We will leave no grain of sand unturned in our search for the best beach music. If you know bands that would like to be included on this show, have them band send us their stuff. We’re requesting music on CD (for the best quality) and any bio and discography information of the band. Attached is the address to send your material.
We will post a song list and links to the bands featured on each week’s show on our website.
I hope you can jump on board and ride the wave.
3624 Avion Drive
Medford, OR 97504
The Beach Boys FAQ
All That’s Left to Know About America’s Band
Foreword by David Marks, founding member of the Beach Boys
Celebrating 50 years of the world’s ultimate summer band
“The FAQ series stacks a lot of things you need to know about a band with a lot of juicy bits you’d spend years tracking down from glossies, fanzines, journals, blogs, and other biographies.” –KEXP FM (Seattle)
A great rock-and-roll story is a magnet, and the Beach Boys story has one of the strongest pulls of all. Author Jon Stebbins has been producing literary and televised Beach Boys productions for years, and now Backbeat Books’ newest FAQ title puts his mammoth knowledge of Beach Boys history and obscure lore into one entertaining, fast-paced tome. So pull up a chair or catch a wave—it’s time for fun, fun, fun in the summertime.
The Beach Boys FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About America’s Band (Backbeat Books, $19.99) dives down deep into the legend. Great for casual fans, Stebbins discusses the album Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson’s reclusiveness, TV appearances, and solo careers. But, this book will also take readers beyond the shoreline: Why are they considered the American Beatles? What was the truth behind Murray Wilson, Showbiz-Dad? How did the band affect global warming?