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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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Underwater Bosses - The Night Divides The Ride

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NEW RELEASE: The Night Divides the Ride is the second full length album by Underwater Bosses.

Recorded in 2020/21 in Syracuse, NY, featuring 12 tracks of high energy instrumental surf. Join the Bosses as they take you along on their journey of the never ending ride. 

CD and digital download available now. Vinyl expected to ship in January 2022.

Add it to your collection now - https://underwaterbosses.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-divides-the-ride


The Creature Preachers Split 7” vinyl out now!!!

Our split 7” vinyl with The Mysterics is out now and on sale for Black Friday!!!

https://alteredstateofreverb.com/music


Aloha Fest 5

After 2 cancelations due to Covid 19, we finally can announce a new date for Aloha Fest 5! Saturday march 12, 2022! Over the past years Aloha Fest has grown to a steady gathering of surf music fans and it is the biggest indoor (winter) surf festival of Europe!

As always the festival is organized and curated by Aloha Sluts guitar player and concert photographer Arny Raedts (aka ArnyZona). We are lucky to have a lot of support from one of the best concert halls in the Netherlands, for a ‘niche’ genre like surf music. A big thank you to Grenswerk! Like previous editions we have non-stop live music on 2 stages. And we are proud to announce that we can welcome The Tremolo Beer Gut as the headliner this year. Due to popular demand, because Grenswerk concert visitors voted them in to the top 10 of all time greatest live bands (Aloha Fest 2).

So what else is new? Nothing! We still have an on site market, with a record store, thanx to Eddy Lucca (https://surfinsbackagain.shop/). Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we do not know if we can have our regular barbershop and plans for a tattoo parlor and or massage shop are in the closet again Wink

This edition’s line up is (in chronicle order):
Black Django’s (NL, this trio does the Doors version of the Ventures so well, they don’t need a bass player!)
Aloha Sluts (NL, the Dutch answer to Link Wray, only the guitar player is a bit uglier)
The Surfbeat Club (NL & B, traditional reverb drenched surf from a bunch of rocknroll outlaws)
Los Venturas (B, gogo…. Ehm gogo…. Yes…. gogo and shake your booty!)
Thee Andrew Surfers (B, legendary trio that is half of Fifty Foot Combo. They don’t play that much any more, so this is some kind of reunion)
The Tremelo Beer Gut (DK, doing an exclusive stop over show on their way to SXSW, Austin. Only that Yebo can visit his favorite wine bar in Venlo on his birthday. Please don’t tell him that Bert, the bar owner, has him on the ‘no entrance’ list! Thanx a lot Martin!)

For new visitors: Venlo is a town on the border of Germany and the Netherlands. There are several airports in less than an hour away (Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Weeze, Maastricht-Aachen, Bonn-Cologne). The venue Grenswerk, is located in the historic center of Venlo, on the banks of the river Meuse. There are several hotels (Hotel Puur, a small boutique hotel, is the closest and cheapest) in 10 minutes walking distance. Please note that parking in Venlo can be expensive, but most hotels offer free parking spaces. Oh and then there is Sounds Record Store, only a 5 minute walk from the venue. The biggest independent record store in the Netherlands and the favorite of Lorenzo (Surfer Joe) and JonPaul Balak. They have a great little restaurant in the back, with a nice lunch menu too!

Need more info, just contact me….

Aloha Fest 5 - an evening of european surf culture
Saturday, March 12 maart 2022
Location: Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo, Netherlands
Open: 19:00 uur
Start: 20:00
Presale: 15,- Euros
Door: 17,50 Euros

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The Starhoppers - Nominal AF

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Hi friends, our album is out today streaming digitally throughout the known universe... please let us know what you think of it. We should have some CDs for sale soon.

Surf On!


New Release: The Green Reflectors & Danger!! Death Ray split EP

Hamilton Ontario’s Danger!! Death Ray and Bridgewater Nova Scotia’s The Green Reflectors have teamed up to release a modern surf split extraordinaire of four original tunes! Both ensembles are born from similar influences, such as The Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and The Ventures, but have forged their own paths down the road of instrumental rock. Although their styles depart from their common influences, this split brings together the heavier side of their music: hot and gritty!

It only makes sense that Bad Chad’s favourite band, The Green Reflectors, are hot rod obsessed, titling their tracks after Hot Wheels die-casts and hanging out with pinups models. Danger!! Death Ray’s tracks wonder how the first human in space passed his time upon returning to earth, and what may lurk in the darker recesses of our universe. What better way to bring together hot rods and outer space than through the bands paying tribute to The Ventures on two album covers?!

Each band is providing a digital release of their tracks from the split on their BandCamp and all streaming platforms released October 31, 2021.

https://thegreenreflectors.bandcamp.com/
https://dangerdeathray3.bandcamp.com/

For all you vinyl freaks, there is a super limited edition 7” lathe being cut by White Noise Lathe Cut Records in Rapid City South Dakota. It will also be available for order through Bandcamps when ready to ship.

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THE RAZORBLADES Twangle Bells - Xmas album and crowdfunding

Another year without shows (Ok, we did one...) for THE RAZORBLADES.
Instead of crying in our beer, we decided to record a Christmas album.

TWANGLE BELLS
Release date: Nov 26, 2021 General Schallplatten
CD in 7'' sleeve + all digital platforms
12 songs, traditionals from Germany, the UK and USA, a cover of the Slade Christmas classic "Mery Xmas Everybody" and two new Razorblades Christmas songs.
Twang up your Christmas with this exciting release!

You can preorder from THE RAZORBLADES website
https://www.therazorblades.de/shop/

Support the band with this crowdfunding campaign
https://www.startnext.com/en/the-razorblades-christmas-album

The CD will also be available at the Double Crown shop

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New album by Jay Poisön & The Bat People

Happy Halloween! Jay Poisön & The Bat People have released their second album, Escape From The Bat People!

12 new tracks of punkish surf rock! Available on bandcamp and all streaming platforms.

https://jaypoisonandthebatpeople.bandcamp.com/releases


The Ghost of Tom Returns - Halloween Download - Agent Octopus

Our surfy, spooky take on the hauntingly beautiful "Ghost of Tom". We've added an atmospheric opening chorus followed by a tremmy Baritone for your Halloween downloading pleasure. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Available at Bandcamp

CLICK HERE!! The Ghost of Tom Returns!!! - Agent Octopus

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BEWARE OF BLAST releases new Surf Rock Halloween single SPECIAL FORCES

After a one year break, the Surf Rock band BEWARE OF BLAST release their new Halloween single SPECIAL FORCES. The song is an instrumental track inspired by the surf music of the 60s and the film music of American action series of the 70s.

SPECIAL FORCES is structured like a short story and is about a hired murder of a woman. The killer escapes in his car and is chased by the police through the night. At the end of a fast car chase there is a massive collision with a police car.

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"We look forward to Halloween every year, especially to all the new spooky songs. With SPECIAL FORCES we have now released our third Halloween single in three years", says Jimi Roll of BEWARE OF BLAST.

The new single is available worldwide on all major music platforms like Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster und Tidal.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bewareofblast/special-forces

About BEWARE OF BLAST
BEWARE OF BLAST is a German Surf Rock band based in the Cologne-area. The first album THE LEGACY reached No. 1 in the Surf Rock Radio album charts in 2018.

In April 2020 the instrumental album OUTER SPACE hits the galaxy with classic Surf Rock sounds from another universe and entered the Top 10 single charts on Surf Rock Radio. The album is still played by podcasts, radio shows and was featured in Mark Malibu's Surfin' a Go Go Radio Show.

In the last years, the band released a few Halloween singles - BONE SHAKER BOOGIE (2019) and GRAVE DANCE (2020). The tracks were picked up by many radio stations, podcasts and Spotify playlists.

Just in time for Halloween 2021 the instrumental Surf Rock single SPECIAL FORCES has been released - inspired by the Surf Music of the 60s and the film music of American action series of the 70s.

Contact
Jimi Roll
Founder of BEWARE OF BLAST

Email: mail@bewareofblast.com
Website: www.bewareofblast.com

All songs by Beware Of Blast
Released by Jimi Roll Records
Cover artwork & typo: De Haar Grafikdesign
Footage: depositphotos


Spooky Maine surf band releases debut EP!

Horror surf rockers Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th released their four-song EP "Beached Wail" earlier this month which features three original retro instrumentals and a Ventures cover. The EP fits in the tradition of other classic Maine surf (from the likes of 13 Ghosts, Thee Icepicks, and Beach Creature), and their brand of macabre reverb is made specifically for your listening pleasure at your annual Halloween party this year.

Listen here: https://shriekifyouknow.bandcamp.com/album/beached-wail
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