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Surf Kings new website

Submitted by obiwan92054 on August 22, 2014.
Bands

First off I would like to thank Jeff "Big Tiki Dude" for inviting the Surf Kings to play his 7th annual Surf Guitar Convention 101! We had a really good time, and what a great event it was. As a result of that show, the Surf Kings are back! Tom Stanton on lead guitar, the original drummer Jim Harris back on the skins, Pat Raymond returning once again on bass, Ben Redman was added on supporting guitar, and lastly Ray Mangigian on smoldering sax.

The band has never sounded better, and with this renewed energy we built a new website www.thesurfkings.com Please check it out and sign up for the newsletter so we can keep you posted on any news or up coming shows or events.

Also, if anybody out there has pics or video of the Surf Kings we would be interested in checking it out for the new website.  You can contact me at surfking1@aol.com

Thanks, Tom Stanton and the Surf Kings

 


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KELP On The Beach - Grover Beach, CA

Submitted by Buzz on August 17, 2014.
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Last Saturday in Grover Beach, slightly South of Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara's Surf Band KELP played a corporate gig for CoastHills Credit Union.  CoastHills employs 225 people with branches from Lompoc, CA to Paso Robles, CA.  Beach Butlers out of San Luis Obispo set up tiki torches, fire rings, chairs, cabanas, food & beer while KELP played 4 long sets, ending with their last song as the sun disappeared over the horizon. 

Not only were these the nicest people (they paid us each in cash with little thank you cards and hand written notes) but they hauled our gear with trucks down to the beach.  Mind you, you can drive trucks, dune buggies, ride horses and camp at Grover Beach.  There's a little bit of everything going on here. 

My 7 year old daughter, Keilana brought her maracas, tambourine and an assortment of shakers, joining us on stage and salting the music with her "instruments".  And at the end of the night she said to me "So, daddy - how much money did I make at this gig?"  Really?  Naturally I paid her an undisclosed amount.

To those of us that have had this experience of playing on the beach, facing the waves as they crash on the shore, watching bikini beauties stroll by, guys ripping it up on the waves and finally, the setting of the sun, there is absolutely nothing like it.  It's truly a zen moment.  I encourage everyone that can to do this!

Looking forward to playing the third year in a row next year.  Thanks CoastHills!

KELP at Grover Beach, CA 08/09/14


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The Revomatics "Live at Lucky Joe's Tiki Room" Release

Submitted by Tikinaut on August 15, 2014.
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New 12 song album from Milwaukee's own The Revomatics

"Live at Lucky Joe's Tiki Room"

Now available for download at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

www.therevomatics.com

Album Cover


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Double Down Saloon Surf Coasters / Boss Martians / The New Waves - Thursday August 7th 2014

Submitted by DonnyX on August 12, 2014.
Show Reports

Hey Everybody,

Heading into the Big Event in SoCal on Saturday, there was a great show at The Double Down Saloon here in Las Vegas:

Turbo of The Vermin's surf band "The New Waves" started it off with some great 80's conversions.

The Boss Martians came in next with a dead on set apparently featuring stuff from '98 ish. They will be in S.D. on Friday.

Escorted by Frankie (of the pool boy's fame) to finish were The Surf Coasters from Japan. I have seen them in Vegas before and they were as awesome as always. I love their version of "Green Hornet."

In attendance beside my awesome self was Ruckus from the Vermin and A&E's "Bad Ink" fame, Jesse and Jeff from "The Swank Bastards", Dj Rex Dart was spinnin', Moss the owner and Louie the Lech of "Blood Cocks Uk" were seen as well.

A Great Event enjoyed by all !!!

See Ya Saturday !!

Donny X

702-523-6379


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Audios Amigos "432 Hurtz" EP Release

Submitted by AudiosAmigos on August 04, 2014.
Show Announcements

Audios Amigos (with P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. and PUSHY) 

Friday, August 15th, 9:00pm (FREE SHOW)

at the World Famous Kenton Club

2025 N Kilpatrick St Portland, OR 97217

Click the poster to stream the full EP on Bandcamp.

Audios Amigos Record Release


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The Eliminators at Still Water Spirits & Sounds

Submitted by SirLoin on August 03, 2014.
Show Announcements

Come see
The Eliminators
Saturday, August 16th, 9:00pm
at
Still Water Spirits & Sound
24701 Del Prado Dana Point, CA 92629
Tel: 949.661.6003


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KFJC Broadcast from Surf Spot in Pacifica - August 3 2-5PM (pacific)

Submitted by CousinMary on July 28, 2014.
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The best plan is to be in Pacifica, California on Sunday August 3 to enjoy international surf live.  But if you cannot be there, you can listen and watch thanks to KFJC.

Audio: Tune in 89.7FM or click on Netcast at kfjc.org or find KFJC Internet ->Eclectic on iTunes.

Audio and HD video: http://kfjc.org/live      

Featuring - 
        The Kilaueas (Germany)          

        Threesome (Serbia)

        Frankie & The Pool Boys 

        and DJ Sid Presley!





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OUT NOW! El Ray's "The Evil Mermaid" on Green Cookie Records

Submitted by mikesurf on July 26, 2014.
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Evil Mermaid

The new long awaited release from Denmark’s El Ray is out @ 21 July 2014.

It is named “The Evil Mermaid”, contains 7 brand new tracks and it’s a limited edition 10” vinyl, 300 copies colored (purple transparent).

Buy a vinyl copy @ Green Cookie’s bandcamp.

Digital Download @ El Ray’s bandcam.

Better Surf Than Sorry !


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Debut Release By Boss Fink - Finksville 7" EP Out Now!

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on July 25, 2014.
Bands

Boss Fink - Finksville 7" EP (Double Crown)

Boss Fink is a fuzz and reverb-fueled hot-rod surf combo based in Southern California, featuring members of The Ghastly Ones, The Huntington Cads and Thee Cormans. FINKSVILLE is their debut release, containing 4 classic originals that will surely be the soundtrack of your summer. Limited edition of 500 copies, with cover art by Von Franco. Release date: July 29th, 2014


Visit the Boss Fink page on Facebook for more info about the band, and dates for all of their upcoming shows: https://www.facebook.com/BossFink

Tracks: Snakebite - Boss Angeles - Night Of The Living Finks - Fuzztang


Order here: http://www.doublecrownrecords.com/boss-fink-finksville-7-ep/


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The 7th Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention

Submitted by JONPAUL on July 18, 2014.
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7TH ANNUAL SURF GUITAR 101 CONVENTION

Saturday, August 9, 2014
8AM-8PM

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 Surfguitar101.com, 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 (slacktone.com), 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 (facebook.com/bossmartians), 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 (surfcoasters.com), 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 (facebook.com/thekilaueas), 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 (facebook.com/frankieandthepoolboys), 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 (threesomeband.com), 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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