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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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Current News Stories

FULL CIRCLE - THE STORY OF THE NEW DIMENSIONS

Watch the trailer here: “FULL CIRCLE” the Story of the New Dimensions
GoFundMe Page

In the 1960's, a group of Beverly Hills eighth graders helped define the Southern California surf sound. The New Dimensions are the most influential surf band you've never heard of. Their four instrumental LPs provided the backbeat to surf music. The New Dimensions were the unsung heroes of surf music, well known among musicians but almost forgotten to history. The film not only highlights music greats such as Jimmy Greenspoon, a founding member of Three Dog Night and acclaimed music producer and composer, Michael Lloyd but also brings to light the meaning of true friendship, overcoming challenges, hope and second chances. After the death of keyboardist, Jimmy Greenspoon in 2015, the remaining members of The New Dimensions are reuniting to create a new CD. The Northern California Filmmakers Coalition was invited to document this event, which will culminate in a live concert performance. With unprecedented access to the biggest names in 1960s surf music, the documentary film "FULL CIRCLE" is nearing completion.

As an independently funded project, FULL CIRCLE has been a labor of love. But we firmly believe that this film has wide commercial potential. Surf culture is stronger than ever, as you most certainly know. For most people, the music and the story of The New Dimensions is unknown.

Some of the people appearing in this film include:
The Beach Boys
Edward J. Olmos
John Stamos (actor/"Full House)
Dean Torrance (Jan& Dean)
Kathy Kohner (the original Gidget)
Bones Howe
Chuck Negron(Three Dog Night)
Bob Berryhill (of The Surfaris)
James Darren
Randy Nauert
Tommy Roe
Robert Dalley
Ron Dante
Denny Randell
Johnny Tillotson
Ron Saul
Robert Brunner
Robert Safir
Martin Hall (under contract to Dick Clark)
Robert Dalley
Gabe Katona
Denny Tedesco (producer of the film:Wrecking Crew)
Will Glover (The Pyramids)
Bob Spickard (The Chanteys)

The film is slated to be released in June of 2018. Plans for distribution include both foreign and domestic markets including film festivals and television exhibition on Netflix, PBS, The Surf Channel, National Geographic Channel and more.

FULL CIRCLE is about more than nostalgia. It tells the full story of 1960s surf rock in the voices of the people who were there. We hope that you will join us and become part of this remarkable journey.

Watch the trailer here: “FULL CIRCLE” the Story of the New Dimensions
GoFundMe Page


Aloha Fest 2

After the successful edition in February this year, the Aloha Sluts are proud to announce a second edition of Aloha Fest!

The venue is still the same, the beautiful Grenswerk in my hometown Venlo. Like last year we have two stages in the hall, so it’s gonna be a non stop music event.

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ATTENTION: we have a limited amount of Early Bird tickets for 10,- euro’s! So you can save 7,50 on the door price! See link below for the online ticket service.

Plus indoor festival market with: band merchandise, Surfin’s Back Again Record Store, barber shop and tattoo parlor!

Early bird tickets: 10 euro (only limited amount, so be quick)
Pre-sale: 15 euro
Tickets can be bought at: https://www.grenswerk.nl/agenda/aloha-fest-2/ or Sounds Recordstore Venlo.
Door tickets: 17,50 euro
Location: Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo (40 minutes from Dusseldorf and Eindhoven)

More info: Arny

Here is a photo from last year's afterparty when the Kilaueas were joined by Lorenzo for a special Astronauts set!

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Flying Guitars Launches

Just out: Flying Guitars by The Insanitizers. 20 songs, 57 minutes.
Now at CD Baby, and on Spotify and other streamers.

  1. Victory. Melodies about winning.
  2. Beyond Beyond. Blast off and accelerate. This song shreds picks.
  3. Another Shootout. A rock reinterpretation of our double award-winner.
  4. Run. Johnny Smith's said don't, so we replaced what he wrote.
  5. Flying Guitars. A melodious glide.
  6. At the Beach. Surf, then watch, then steam in the sun. Repeat.
  7. A Day in Tokyo. The hustling beat of Japan.
  8. Waterfall. Classic surf energy.
  9. Squid Squad. Stalking relentlessly.
  10. Solving the Puzzle. Mysterious and catchy.
  11. Bounty Hunter. A hint of spaghetti.
  12. Surfarian. Surfy Hungarian. Bridge duet.
  13. Crossings. Rhythm guitar pattern crosses behind tic lead.
  14. Spring Ceremonial. Melodic fingerstyle variation on Pachelbel, accompanied.
  15. Turkish Round. Mozart's speedy melody, our accompaniment.
  16. Parade of the Cowboys. Rodeo trickery.
  17. Danger Frog. Hops with gold chains & gun. Changing beats/measure with steady bpm.
  18. Disappearance. Improvised middle section.
  19. Skinny Surfing. Buddy H. groove ca. 1960.
  20. The Other Spy. The double stop riff sprains fingers.

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1st SurfQuake featuring Agent Octopus at Tim's Rivershore, VA 10/7/17

Hope you can join us and our friends the Surfing Jaguars for the first ever SURFQUAKE at Tim's Rivershore in Dumfries, VA on the water on October 7th from 3pm - 8pm!

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INSECT SURFERS BAY AREA SWING Sept 28 - Oct 1

INSECT SURFERS BAY AREA SWING Sept 28-Oct 1

Thursday, Sept 28, San Jose 'Boutiki's' w/ Fascinating Creatures of the Deep
Friday Sept 29 San Francisco, 'Elbo Room', we play 1st @ 9 pm, then Atom Age, Jackets, and The Darts (bitchin' all-gal rockers!).
Sat Sept 30 we play our buddies Dave and Fiona's wedding ( AWWWWW! )
Sun Oct 1st Alameda/Oakland 'Forbidden Island Tiki Bar', we play at 7pm, after a record swap and fundraiser for KFJC.

COME ON OUT !!!


New Video "Traveler" from Tommy Cox surf guitar instrumental EP Mojado Rodadora

Here's my latest video from the album Mojado Rodadora. It is my first instrumental surf guitar album and "Traveler" is the 3rd release from the EP. All songs and instruments were played by Tommy Cox

https://youtu.be/tBLYVmK_lmE

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Lake Effect Reverb on WJCU

I host "Lake Effect Reverb" on WJCU FM 88.7 Saturday morning from 09:00-11:00 ET. I usually do a 2 or 3 sets of surf music every week. You can listen online if you're not in the Cleveland OH area (most of you aren't) at wjcu.org. If you're in a band and have a release on bandcamp let me know and I'll probably pick it up.


Anonymous Henchmen NEW RELEASE....


SURF ALIENS - NEW ALBUM!!!

NEW ALBUM!!!

SURF ALIENS (Brasil) . Cocketel Anunnaki (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj9mAbgeW1M

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TMMMafia Speed Surfing Demons South American dates

THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA next dates:

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