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Submitted by shivers13 on May 27, 2016.
Show Announcements

BOSS FINK are going to ITALY! The "Finks Across Italy Tour" starts June 10 in Caserta through June 18 in Livorno for THE SURFER JOE FESTIVAL! (See dates on this flyer).


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Green Cookie records New releases and Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2016

Submitted by mikesurf on May 27, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Green Cookie records will be again on the Surfer Joe Summer Festival.

We can't wait to meet you and have you check out our new and old releases.

We will have NEW releases on the festival.

  • GC054 THE EL CAMINOS - BEHIND THE SURF (including Unreleased tunes)

We will have fun!

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Grateful Surf in performance ...

Submitted by DoNtFearTheReverbBass on May 25, 2016.
Show Announcements

Catch us if you can at Arlin's pool side patio. Love to see you there.
Ron White - guitar
Tamina White - bass
Rick Schoettmer - drums
Don Schott- 2nd guitar


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THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA - Adrenaline Explosion MC is out now!

Submitted by mulletmonster on May 25, 2016.


THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA - Adrenaline Explosion MC is out now!


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TMMMAFIA . Surf'n'Goat Euro Tour 2016

Jun/15 . Zagreb/Croatia . Hard Place
Jun/16 . Graz/Austria . Music Place
Jun/17 . Vienna/Austria .
Jun/18 . Hallstatt/Austria . Almhutte
Jun/19 . Livorno/Italy . Surfer Joe Summer Festival
Jun/20 . Lausanne/Switzerland . Porno Diesel
Jun/21 . Selestat/France . Fete de la Musique
Jun/22 . Grenoble/France . Le Maily's
Jun/24 . Besançon/France . PDZ
Jun/25 . Strasbourg/France . Mudd Club
Jun/26 . Paris/France . La Comedie Michelet
Jun/28 . Saumur/France . Le Generál Bar
Jun/29 . Lille/France . Diablo Bar
Jun/30 . Zwolle/Netherlands . Jack Music Pub
Jul/01 . Vlaams Brabant/Belgium . Pirate Farm Festival
Jul/02 . Köln/Germany . Sonic Ballroom
Jul/03 . Rossum/Netherlands . Rosrock Festival

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"Los Grainders" EP

Submitted by Emilien03 on May 23, 2016.

"Los Grainders" EP

Deeply inspired by the "California Culture" of the mid-sixties and the magnificent "Surf Sound" developed using 'Fender' electric instruments during this era 'Los Grainders' present this EP that contains 4 original surf instrumentals. Recorded, edited and mixed by themselves this "home brew" EP is proof that Surf Music in Mexico is alive.


"Graind it, dear!"

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Record label looking for up to 5 surf bands for a compilation

Submitted by Taj on May 23, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Go-Kustom Rekords is looking for up to 5 surf bands to round out a 20 band surf compilation titled 'Worst Case Scenerio'.

Go-Kustom has released two The Invisible Surfers albums, as well as the surf and hot-rod comp. 'Wild Ride'.

To submit a song for 'Worst Case Scenerio' send an email with a link to the track you would like to submit to

Reach out to
D.A. Sabbastian
Go-Kustom Rekords


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The Tikinauts EP Release

Submitted by Tikinaut on May 19, 2016.

We're happy to announce the release of our debut compact disc EP from The Tikinauts. The Tikinauts is a side project that Drew, Jeff and I from The Revomatics put together. The EP features four tracks including our original song "Midnight in Cebu". Please visit our web page at and/or "Like" us at


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Submitted by DoNtFearTheReverbBass on May 19, 2016.
Show Announcements

Only a few days away .. Not a bar gig .. These are special. The MADEIRA, the BLACK KAT DEVILS. & the GRATEFUL SURF this Saturday 21st.

Persistence of surf music v2

Adventure usually means taking a journey into the unknown. Often it is said that the surf and instrumental music of today's scene is about as underground as the Grateful Dead were in 1965. Actually the GD cover artist Rick Griffin had album art experience first from working for the Challengers and other surf bands and magazines. Soo...not too far off

The feature act of the V2 PERSISTENCE OF SURF MUSIC has world renown and has top reviews in many magazines like PIPELINE and GUITAR PLAYER . Most information can be found by looking at the band's website . A true adventurer would find this.

A series of which this is - # 2 , three great bands : featuring the MADEIRA hailing from Indianapolis and Hillsdale Michigan. Written up in Guitar player , traveled Europe, website , they have six great CDs out. Sandstorm - the Madeira Geronimo - the Madeira The Saracen- the Madeira Tribal Fury - the Madeira

The BLACK KAT DEVILS , sure we spelled their name wrong on the poster. They go on first so get her early. Tailspin ( with old guitarist Andy ) Toxic train

The Grateful Surf . Great dance music and too much like fun .....go on third.

Grateful Surf on u toon
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The Grateful Surf at Battle of the Surf Bands in Oxford Ohio on 9-15-2012.

Plenty of surfy product and CDs for sale... Helps support the event and pay the bands.

URBAN ARTIFACT located at 1660 blue rock street Cincinnati

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The Amphibians - Enigma of the Deep

Submitted by Mako_Tomato on May 19, 2016.

I'm not sure if I'm behind on this revelation or not, but if you haven't heard The Amphibians new CD, "Enigma of the Deep", you really should check it out. I saw them the other night in Atlanta (in full regalia), where I picked up the CD. Great show, and the CD was in constant repeat all the way home. I listened to it more than 7 times on my 420 mile trip, and more since then. These 7 songs are well crafted gems that bear more dissimilarities than similarities to their inspirations. Very much original sounding, with solid playing and exquisite tone and arrangement, and excellently produced and recorded (an understatement). These songs deserve to see the light of day.

Bravo Lads!
You guys Rawk,


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Moussaka released their 3rd EP called Yaran!!!

Submitted by Pjer_Zivic on May 11, 2016.

We are proud to present to you YARAN, the 3rd EP from the Belgrade surf combo MOUSSAKA. Four killer tracks recorded all DIY and for the first time the whole band is gathered, two reverb poisoned guitars, bass and drums (first two EPs were recorded only by two members).


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