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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

Surfnado Tiki Squad - live studio album TIKI FINGERS is now available !!

We are Surfnado Tiki Squad a powerful surf trio from Ferrara, Italy.

Our debut live studio album Tiki Fingers is now available on the major online music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music etc...
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Released by Altered State of Reverb it's a live studio album, no overdubs, no tricks, just three guys in a room and lots and lots of reverb and good vibes!!!


THE SURF GUITAR BOOK

After thinking about it for quite a long time, Martin Schmidt aka Rob Razorblade or The Incredible Mr. Smith finally did it!

He wrote a book about Surf Guitar that explains the style in details.

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Here's what you can expect:

You want to play in the cool, twangy style of Dick Dale, Paul Johnson, John Blair and modern-day surfers like Dave Wronski? This book shows you how to do it!
Learn the basic techniques of surf music!
Get new ideas how to vary your melodies and write your own surf song!
Learn 20 surf songs from Jon & The Nightriders, The Insect Surfers, The Torquays, Slacktone & The Razorblades note for note!
All songs in tab and notation plus play along and backing tracks for download!

There's a startnext campaign to support the book and pay for the print and layout costs.

STARTNEXT
English version:
https://www.startnext.com/en/the-surf-guitar-book

Deutsche Version:
https://www.startnext.com/the-surf-guitar-book

Check out the
TEASER- VIDEO

More info and preorder here:
https://www.thesurfguitarbook.com/


Zombie Zen A Go Go New Surf Single Free Download!

Zombie Zen A Go Go just released their new single "Surf Beat!". Check it out on Bandcamp now!

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Los Atarrayas first EP out now!

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Hello everyone,

We are Los Atarrayas, a brand new surf trio from Colombia, France and Italy, and we would like to introduce you our first EP "Première vague".

The EP is available on our Bandcamp page :

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We really hope you like it !!! Don't hesitate to come say hi on our Facebook page :

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THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA / NEW VIDEO CLIP!!!!

THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA . SPEED SURFING DEMONS . NEW VIDEO CLIP AVAILABLE!!!!

This tune is the first song of our last album I.N.F.E.R.N.O., released in vinyl by the Crazy Love Records / Germany in Feb 2020. Spreading the video and stay tuned for the HELL IS HERE EURO TOUR 2020!!!

Soon we will promote the dates!!! Txá!!!

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Secret Agent Men - New Website & Album

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Release Date - March 27, 2020

We invite you to add a little musical cheer to your day by checking out our new self-titled CD. It features 11 original surf, spy, and TV western type songs and will be available for purchase, download, or streaming everywhere.

Also, visit our new website at https://www.secretagentmen.net to sign up for our mailing list and to hear a few preview clips, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thesecretagentmen.

Surf on!
SAM


Horse Rock - Tunnel of Goats video

If you like tunnels, goats or tunnels of goats then check out this out...

Tunnel of Goats by Horse Rock

From our (relatively) new EP - Pony M (available on Spotify)


Please Support Luxuria Music During the 2020 Listener Sponsorship Drive on Fiberglass Jungle 2/29 & 3/7

Please tune in to Fiberglass Jungle on LuxuriaMusic the next two Saturdays (2/28 & 3/7) from 2-4PM PST and consider donating during the annual listener sponsorship drive! There are plenty of mega cool premiums including Tiki mugs, CDs, LPs, t-shirts, live concerts, and more! www.luxuriamusic.com!

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The Surf Kings New Album and Release Party

Well, it has finally happened. The Surf Kings just finished recording our 3rd album of 12 songs. We are planning on a release party down here in San Diego this spring if not sooner. You can check out our site at https://www.thesurfkings.com for more updates and song samples.


Shoot the Pier's 5th Studio Record Released Today - Lost Souls on Lost Beach

Official Release Day! Shoot the Pier’s fifth studio record Lost Souls on Lost Beach is available now in all digital stores plus Bandcamp. With this record we explored the more psychedelic aspect of surf, and incorporated a few other guitars from the quiver - the RIC 360/12, Kramer Gorky Park, and a couple other more obscure single coils. We hope you enjoy, thanks for listening and play it loud!

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