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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!

Goodbye to Dick Dale

R.I.P. Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. We wouldn't be here without him. Thank you for all the incredible music.

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Current News Stories

New Eleki 7" from Surfer Joe - Release on September 6th

A new 7" record is coming out in the next days for SURFER JOE!

We are quite excited because this is our first real "Eleki style" release and even if we have toured 2 times in Japan, love and collect Japanese music, this wanted to look absolutely Japanese in every aspect.

The single, produced by Hi-Tide Recordings, includes:

HIROSHI NO SUBARASHI RAMEN
(by Surfer Joe, originally from the album "Swell Of Dwell", 2018 Dionysus Records)
This song is dedicated to our friend Eddie Ugata of the band El Caminos for a nice experience we had together with him in 2017 while in Kobe.

BLACK SAND BEACH
(by Yuzo Kayama, a song that many of you know well of course)

The band's line up for this recording is actually the band that toured Japan in 2018:
Surfer Joe (guitar) - Jonpaul Balak (bass) - Vincent Minervino (drums)

Where to get it:
Available from September 6th in vinyl at the Hi-Tide Recordings online store and at all shows of Surfer Joe during the U.S. Tour. Also, it is released in digital via the Bandcamp of Surfer Joe (surferjoe.bandcamp.com), CDBaby and all major streaming platforms.

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LES PROFS DE SKIDS / USA tour 2019 w/ NATURE BOYS

Surf-punk band LES PROFS DE SKIDS (from Grenoble, France) will be on tour all around the USA with NATURE BOYS (Kansas City MO) in September, October and November

Listen to the new Profs's LP ' IN TEMPORE SINE MORA ': https://lesprofsdeskids.noblogs.org/

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september

18/09 - KANSAS CITY MO @ Stray Cat w/ Bad Ideas, Face Face

19/09 - St LOUIS MO @ CBGB tbc
20/09 - MEMPHIS TN @ Lamplighter

21/09 - NEW ORLEANS LA @ Banks St. Bar

24/09 - GAINESVILLE FL tbc

25/09 - St AUGUSTINE FL @ Sarbez

26/09 - JACKSONVILLE FL tbc

27/09 - ATLANTA GA tbc

28/09 - CHATTANOOGA TN @ Sluggos w/ Listening Skulls

29/09 - ASHVILLE NC @ Static Age

october

02/10 - PHILADELPHIA PA @ Vanishing Point

04/10 - NEW YORK CITY NY @ The Chicken Hut

05/10 - BUFFALO NY @ Hickory Woods

06/10 - PITTSBURGH PA @ Pats house

08/10 - DETROIT MI @ Phony Island

09/10 - CHICAGO IL tbc

10/10 - MILWAUKEE WI @ High Dive

11/10 - WINONA MN @ Eds No Name Bar

12/10 - MINNEAPOLIS MN @ VFW w/ Constant Insult, Spowder

14/10 - FARGO ND tbc
15/10 - MINOT ND tbc

18/10 - MISSOULA MT @ Shane's Place

19/10 - MOSCOW ID @ Bitter root Tattoo

20/10 - SEATTLE WA @ Georgetown Liquor w/ Pigeon

21/10 - PORT TOWNSEND WA tbc

22/10 - OLYMPIA WA tbc

24/10 - PORTLAND OR tbc

25/10 - CORVALLIS OR tbc

26/10 - WEED CA @ BBCRC

29/10 - EUREKA CA tbc

30/10 - SAN FRANCISCO CA @ The Knockout (Matinee show 6-9)

31/10 - OAKLAND CA @ Unimatrix Zero

november

01/11 - SANTA CRUZ CA tbc

02/11 - LOS ANGELES CA @ The Monty w/ Dons Night Wired Up

03/11 - SAN DIEGO CA tbc

04/11 - TUCSON AZ tbc

06/11 - SANTA FE NM tbc


The Baleful Sounds of Black Valley Moon Vol. 1 on Sharawaji Records now available for pre-order!

The debut full-length album from Tampa's Black Valley Moon on Sharawaji Records now available for pre-order. With a release date of 8/31/19, Halloween comes a couple of months early with this collection of instrumental guitar rock songs inspired by surf, and other sounds of the 60's. Includes members of seminal 90's punk band Down By Law. Available on CD and on Bandcamp.

Bandcamp Link

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Chewbacca's "The Return From Echo Lake"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Chewbacca's album, "The Return From Echo Lake" will be available on LP, CD and digital download from 14th September 2019. The album was recorded in Valencia, Spain, and was produced by Brian Scott Teasley (Birdstuff), a founding member of Man or Astro-man?

The album is available for pre-order now, including an exclusive bonus download track during the pre-order period - a cover of Por Un Tubo by Lost Acapulco.

https://chewbaccas.bandcamp.com/album/the-return-from-echo-lake


The Turbosonics Release a new single, "Bedrock Stomp"

The Turbosonics have released a single from their soon-to-be-released, five original song EP, "Center of the Sun." The single, "Bedrock Stomp" (limited release available only on Bandcamp) also includes B-side: "Journey to the Center of the Sun. The full EP release is set for August 20, 2019, and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

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Bedrock Stomp is a tribute to the teenage dances, or Surfer Stomps, in 1960s Southern California. The Stomps were often headlined by Dick Dale, who pioneered ear-splitting, 100-watt tube amplifiers and surf beat rhythms. This song also employs a fuzzy-gritty guitar influenced by the likes of Davie Allan, the American guitarist best known for his work on soundtracks to various teen and biker movies in the 1960s.

The start of a new day brings a golden sunrise, and inspires us to continue our quest for the endless summer. This tune is a musical journey through varying rhythms, patterns, and melodies - all coated in that dripping wet reverb, which classic surf music is known for. Choose your ride and join the Turbosonics as they Journey to the Center of the Sun.

Bandcamp

The Turbosonics


The Jagaloons "Ruin The Party" now available on LP!

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The wait is over!

The Jagaloons new record, Ruin The Party, on Sharawaji Records is now available on sweet pool party blue 12" vinyl!

You can grab your copy at http://thejagaloons.bandcamp.com


Sat 8/3: End of Shark Week in NO, 2x surf bands

Whoops sorry for the late notice but Blood Reef is playing with Shark Attack at Portside Lounge, New Orleans. A rare all-surf night!

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New release from TarantinosNYC - TarantinosNYC III

Our new EP - TarantinosNYC III - is available for purchase on CD Baby!

CD Baby

  1. The Shadow Knows
  2. You're Gonna Lose That Curl
  3. Midnight Confessions
  4. (Please Don't) Dead End
  5. Pet Sounds
  6. Shaken Not Stirred
  7. Holding You in My Mind

Our third release is a 7-song EP with 4 originals and 3 cover songs, featuring "Midnight Confessions" from Tarantino's "Jackie Brown".

The 2 rockin' surf originals are "You're Gonna Lose That Curl" and "(Please Don't) Dead End"- (that title come from a scene at the end of Tarantino's "Death Proof").

We do a version of Brian Wilson's "Pet Sounds" with a nice guitar solo over the end, and our version of Link Wray's "The Shadow Knows". That's our drummer Tony on the big laughs.
Then there's our original spy epic "Shaken Not Stirred".

Finally, we threw in a song we wrote for Michael Carr's mystery film "The Key". It has a lovely vocal by Elena Barakhovski. Thanks for listening!

CD Baby

It is also available for streaming & download on iTunes/apple music, Spotify, Amazon & bandcamp.

iTunes
Spotify
bandcamp
Amazon

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The Tourmaliners - "Tourmaline Dream" Album Review In Pipeline Magazine

Here's our review from Pipeline Magazine:

THE TOURMALINERS
TOURMALINE DREAM

Baja Norte! / Pumphouse / Green Pipe / Tourmaline Dream / Espania / Glasshouse / Adios Saladita /
Leilani's / Stellular / Point Break / Fist Full Of Surf / LG / Amazing Grace (v)

If you're looking for a top notch surf band then look no further. The Touramaliners are Deven Berryhill's San Diego based group, Deven of course being the son of Bob Berryhill and also a member of his dad's band The Surfaris. Deven plays guitar and has written all the songs on this album and he is ably supported by some seasoned and highly skillful musicians, namely: Joe Dameron (guitar), Matt Clowminzer (guitar), Rob Glickman (bass) and Jake Najor (drums). But what is truly exceptional about this CD is the quality of the material. It is not unusual for us to be astounded by the playing ability of many modern surf bands and the way in which they convincingly re-create the surf sound, but then to be disappointed by their inability to write a half decent tune. There's no such problem here because just about every track is richly melodic and all are presented within especially well-crafted arrangements.

The CD opens with Baja Norte! which has a sinister-sounding surf riff at its heart, a sort of surfing Peter Gunn, topped with a tuff melody played on the low strings and skillfully embellished by additional harmony guitar lines. In fact that is a characteristic of many of the tracks: second or third guitar lines being added or woven into the melody to create extra interest. Pumphouse is similarly overflowing with ideas with one memorable sequence following on from another, guitars galore and they all having something special to say. Even Green Pipe, which starts out with a lazy reggae beat but ends up somewhere else altogether by virtue of its wonderful chorus which suddenly flows in and washes warmly over you.

Tourmaline Dream is simply magnificent. It has an almost tropical feel with a solid snare beat set against a busy acoustic rhythm guitar, when in drifts a melody on electric guitar that is so full of yearning and tenderness that you are instantly captivated. And just when you think it cannot possible get any better guest acoustic guitarist Cesar Gervasi suddenly joins in, initially playing in harmony with the electric but then breaking away to solo in an almost jazzy way before again returning to harmonise with the electric. Fabulous!

But really just about every track is great. There's the zippy Espania with its bright and breezy attack of guitars, the brooding Adios Saladita with its grand opening chords and moody lead, Leilani's chirpy sounding ukulele rhythm topped with an Eddy style twang, Point Break with its hectic drum intro, bustling guitars and Surf Beat style middle-eight, the dramatic Fist Full Of Surf with its majestic lead and shades of a spaghetti western theme – all just super! In fact it's easier just to mention the single disappointment on the whole CD, Amazing Grace. This is basically a casual blues featuring just harmonica and acoustic guitar with a longish spoken introduction and a rough vocal praising Jesus and the Lord. It's a rather incongruous inclusion, but just remember that the other twelve tracks are absolutely super and this has to be a top contender for Pipeline's album of the year. Simply superb.

https://facebook.com/thetourmaliners

To Stream or download The Tourmaliners "Tourmaline Dream" debut album on Spotify,iTunes,Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play

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Latest Zombie Zen A Go Go Album on Bandcamp

Took awhile, but check out the new self-titled EP on Bandcamp:

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