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Have you heard the news? A live album was recorded at last year's SG101 Convention by Grammy winner Mark Linett, who also mixed and produced the album! This album features an astounding 27 tracks (!!!) from The Surf Rockers, Outerwave, The Volcanics, The Tequila Worms, The Insect Surfers, The Mystery Men?, Atomic Mosquitos, The Lively Ones, The Surfaris Tribute Band, The Exotics, The Kilaueas, The Madeira, Par Avion, El Caminos, and Venturesmania! This is simply thee album to get if you love surf music and want to hear what's happening in the current surf scene! Never before has an album like this been available, and so expertly produced! Buy several copies for your friends!
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Join us in our forums for some lively discussions. Here are the forum topics with new posts.
The third edition is a fact! Same beautifull venue as the previous edition; the Grenswerk concert hall in Venlo, Netherlands. Again we have two stages in the hall, so be prepared for an non-stop surf assault!
Tickets are 12 euros pre-sale and 14 euros at the door. Pre-sale link will be posted here soon!
There is also a tiki-market in the venue with art, fashion, records and even an old fashioned barbershop.
The same afternoon (around 15:00 hrs) we have a pre-party at Sounds Recordstore (the best & biggest recordstore of the Netherlands - just ask Lorenzo or JonPaul) with in-store gigs by Aloha Sluts and the Terrorsaurs.
Venlo is only a 40 minute drive from the airports of Dusseldorf, Eindhoven and a little bit longer from Antwerp or Cologne.
This year's line up:
Bradipos IV (I)
Italy’s oldest surfband has been one of Europes best and spectacular surf bands since 22 years! They just released their sixt album Lost Waves (vinyl only).
Imagine Kyuss playing Dick Dale songs! Stonersurf! It got them a
split single with Californian stonerlegends Fatso Jetson. On their latest album they collaborate with Peter te Bos (Claw Boys Claw) and sax-player Bertus Borgers!
Aloha Sluts (NL)
The hosts of tonight had a very succesfull 2018. Imagine a surf band on festival posters with big names as Descendents, Pennywise, Mummies, Dead Kennedys and more! 666% SURFABILLY! Imagine Link Wray & the Sonics had 3 little sons who started a surf band….
Back on popular demand! They tore up the Aloha Stage at the
first edition of Aloha Fest and left everybody breathless! Now they are back, with a new double album on the legendary US Wild Records. Swamp surf that will rock your sox off!
Grinding organs, guitars drenched in reverb, catchy tunes it seems like a trademark for surf bands from Gent, Belgium. Remember Fifty Foot Combo? Akulas sound like the angry little brother!
For the second year in a row, a Berlin band is opening Aloha Fest. A start of a new great tradition? Hicadoolas combine old school surf instrumentals with a female singer. They just released a new EP that got raving (international) reviews!
Here is a photo of the party during the Phantom Four gig last year:
The Eyeberries / Los Kosmos split available for streaming and download here:
Los Kosmos - Halloween Twist
The Eyeberries - Zombie Catchers
Online the live session who we recorded at the Lab Sound Studios (Piracicaba/Brasil), in the last July.
This is a new project with some friends, called THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA & RED EYES ORCHESTRA.
The idea is remake some songs of ours and play some versions from bands of we liked, in a way not so explosive and agressive as our regular style.
Here we have 2 songs, FISHWATER CATAIA (our music) originally recorded at the Surf'n'Goat Ep in 2016, and As the Dark Evil Swells, a free version of a song of the kings of The Bambi Molesters from Croatia, one of the most amazing bands of the world for us. Hope you guys enjoyed.
See you in Europe in the next summer.
Fishwater Cataia :
As the Dark Evil Swells :
It's time for a new surf music festival in the Netherlands! On November 16, DB's in Utrecht is the place to be for all surf music fans!
It offers a superb line up with Surfer Joe (the international surf ambassador from Italy), Los Tiki Boys (with Treble Spankers guitar player Marcel Kruub), Krontjong Devils (the oldest surfband of the Netherlands), Aloha Sluts (surfabilly) and Twang Inspectors (masters of the twang guitar).
If you show up in your wetsuit you have free admission and free drinks!
Start: 20:00 hrs
Admission: 12 euros
Surfer Joe (I)
Los Tiki Boys
* Twang Inspectors
Active continuously since 1996, The Hollow Grinders are Aotearoa/New Zealand's longest-running surf band ever. Their new album Surfin' Taniwha collects 14 original surf tunes honed through their famously energetic live sets over the past 10 years or so.
Exclusively on bandcamp, you can get the Triple Deluxe edition, which includes the Surfin' Taniwha album on digipak CD, a boss COLOURED VINYL 7" single, AND a digital-only rarities compilation with ANOTHER 19 Hollow Grinders tunes that you can only get by buying this pack.
Taniwha (TUN-ee-fah), a sea, river or lake dwelling creature from Māori mythology.
Paul Johnson, one of the founders and pioneers of surf music (Mr. Moto anyone?), is having some health problems, and hopefully you've been following along in this forum thread. Recently his daughter Anne setup a GoFundMe Campaign to help with his many expenses. Please consider helping out if you are able to contribute!
Paul has been a champion of and a constant presence at the SurfGuitar101 conventions over the years. Everyone who has attended a convention will remember Paul walking around grinning, giving the thumbs up to the bands, and of course performing tunes from his extensive and amazing catalog. He has contributed many insightful posts to our forums and has written a nice history of surf music which you can go read here.
Everyone at SurfGuitar101 wishes all the best to Paul on his tough road ahead. We can't wait to see him at a future convention!
Satan's Pilgrims - Taco Truck / Neahkahnie 7" (Double Crown)
Satan’s Pilgrims bring you the latest in stereophonic entertainment with their timeless and engaging surf instrumentals “Taco Truck” and “Neahkahnie.” On the A-side, “Taco Truck” transports the listener to a magical place where delicious melodies reverberate from Venice Beach to Cape Cod. Some fear one day there will be a taco truck on every corner, Satan’s Pilgrims welcome that day! The B-Side is a caravan of pleasure with the deliberate and mellow song, “Neahkahnie”—bringing to mind the mysterious siren call of the mountain from which it was named. One part Jorgen Ingmann, one part triple-sec, one part fun!
This record is a co-release between Double Crown Records and Hidden Volume Records, who have wowed the world with their awesome garage, garage punk and (occasional) rock n’ roll instro releases, all packed in exquisite, deluxe sleeves. Recorded and mixed by Satan’s Pilgrims at the Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge, Portland, Ore., mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion. This is available in limited edition green vinyl and black vinyl - get your copy today as this will sell out quickly!
We will also include a limited edition, promotional postcard with every order while supplies last!
Comes with a free download card!
Double Crown Music Club Members: If you would like this sent to you as one of your four Double Crown Music Club releases, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org - please specify if you'd like green or black vinyl (if you don't specify we'll send you green!).
Tracks: Taco Truck - Neahkahnie
Surf Zombies will be at Iowa Brewing Company playing 7-10 PM. We'll be ripping through songs from our 5 studio albums. Come and sample some Surf Zombies IPA. It's good for you! Iowa Brewing Company is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Hello friends, my name is Marcio, I am from Sao Paulo Brazil, and I ask your permission to show the debut album of my band Ted Boys Marinos, released last week by Otitis Media Records, and also a flyer of the biggest festival of surf music from brazil, we will play this Friday, thank you all.
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