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Reverb Ranch has just reissued the long out of print "Live in Hell" (Urban Surf Kings). This was recorded on a sweaty summer night in Hell's Kitchen, Halifax, NS. Originally released in 2005 by the Italian label OmOm Records. 13 originals available from Bandcamp today.
The original CD release had several cover songs on it. It garnered a handful of nominations for best instrumental release for Indian Summer Music Awards, and Music NS (USK won that one).
Here is Phil Dirt's review of the original release.
The Electric Heaters have finally released some music! We are a Boston-based quartet. This summer we recorded half a dozen tracks, live to hard drive, and they are now available for your listening/downloading pleasure. If you want a hard copy, feel free to get in touch. Thanks for all the help & advice along the way.
1. Mystic River Pipeline--a rockin' Man or Astro Man inspired number.
2. Copley Soul--a nod to the Raybeats more soulful moments.
3. Farewell, My Lovely--drowning your sorrows in a Havana bar.
4. Pouncy Flip--a jaunty little number, complete with psychedelic breakdown (and recovery).
5. Revere Beach Parkway (by Starlight)--Ennio Morricone takes the long drive on Rt. 16
6. Smart Alec Kill--Raymond Chandler inspired spy noir.
(A note for the geeks among us (and who isn't): The guitar was recorded into a Quilter Micropro 200, 8 inch speaker. I used the onboard reverb and tremolo, a Line 6 DL4 for loops or echo. We mic'd it with an SM57, and it went into a nice tube preamp then into the computer. The guitar is a Guild S60-D with Porter Vintage Strat pickups and a Bigsby.)
SUDDENLY DAIKAIJU MOLTS INTO A MYSTERIOUS NEW POWER TRIO FORMATION TO ATTACK EUROPE!!! MORE DATES TBA-GO!!!
Hello fellow surfheads -
My sci-fi surf shred trio, The Beyonderers, just released our second record, Estimate of the Situation. I am a big time Surf Guitar 101 lurker, and this website has given me so much in terms of discovering new music. I hope you like my new record! It's available at the link below for free streaming and $5 download.
Join us in cold dark Seattle for a little fun and surf, December 3rd at Darrell's Tavern, Seattle, Washington.
Canada's longest running surf music festival, the Great Lakes Surf Battle, presents the third annual "Fall Brawl." Two nights of reverb soaked surf rock and it all takes place at the legendary Cadillac Lounge in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto! $10 each night, doors at 9pm! MC The Wolfman! DJ Derk!
And due to the miracle of technology the whole event will be streamed live on www.surfrockradio.com
Friday Nov 18th
9pm Hang Ten Gallon Hats
10pm The Cliff Divers
11pm Mark Malibu & the Wasagas
12am Luau or Die
1am King Beez
Sat Nov 19th
9pm The Inquisitors
10pm The Aquamaniacs
11pm The Surfrajettes
12am The Blue Demons
1am The Men In Gray Suits
With 2016 drawing to a close we wanted to thank everyone for showing us support and encouragement over this last year. SG101, you have been awesome. Also, we wanted to say thank you to all of the folks that have downloaded our music and donated funds. We know there are a ton of bands/music to listen to, so we thank you for listening to our tunes! For those of you that have not gone on over to listen to our latest release, just follow this link:
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Attention Humans! The Tsunamibots invasion of Canada begins on Friday 11th November at House of TARG with Randy Shenanigans and The Obsidians!
And if that is not enough the invasion continues on Saturday night (12th November) with The Men In Gray Suits
Robots Unite Robots Rise!
I just have to share this most excellent news about Surf Rock Radios' major coup sponsor-wise.
Now I'm not all up on fashion sense and all Dapper Dan like Don Draper but apparently Fender has partnered with Hurley for a new clothing line and this luscious pairing is the newest sponsor for none other than Surf Rock Radio!
I am all about SRR and am tight with all things concerning Gnarly Mike (Mike75 on SG101) but this left me totally gobsmacked. Boy Howdy!
Sponsor? Like someone spending $$$ promoting merch on a surf station? Is that even legal?
Leave it Mr. Mike- string puller and wheeler dealer extraordinaire!
I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2016 MP3 Compilation! Our 12th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:
Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!
Please check out our prior compilations by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.
Let the comp begin!
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