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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 album by Honolulu based Men in Grey Suits!

Aloha to all you reverb lovers out there. The second studio album by Hawaii based Men in Grey Suits is out today on Bandcamp, and in the following days will be available on all the other usual places (itunes, spotify, etc. etc.). Hope everyone is well and digging into lots of new music while the world figures out its new path....

Village Eater on Bandcamp

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New single from Susan SurfTone

Twenty five years ago Gee-Dee Music (Hamburg, Germany) released my first CD, "Without A Word." Here's a newly recorded version of "Baja" to commemorate the event. I played guitar and bass. Nick Vincent played drums. Jeff Silverman (Palette Studios Mt.Juliet/Nashville, TN) mixed and mastered.

More at: susansurftone.com
"Baja" on Soundcloud

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New Album by Zvezda Streaming Now!

It's finally happened! my solo studio project Zvezda has just released its debut full-length LP, Transmissions From The Planet Zvezda! Eight primo surf tracks with punk and metal influences to keep the quarantine blues away. Give it a listen on your favorite streaming service and tell me what you think!

Spotify:
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Apple Music:

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Bustin' - new (free) single from the Spiratones

The Spiratones return with the surf-stained garage rock scorcher - Bustin'.

The brand new single, taken from their forthcoming album, delivers a full beam blast of primary colours; pile-driving guitars introduce an uncoiling melody and groove that connects the heart and the hips.

Available to download for free from Bandcamp now: (http://Hyperurl.co/bustin/bandcamp)

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This weapons-grade sonic frizzle provides an enticing glimpse of the instrumental wonders contained within The Spiratones forthcoming debut album.

Bustin', is accompanied by a live version of 'Couch Surfer', recorded at the Grasmere Guzzler Music Festival in 2019. The studio recording of this song can be found on The Spiratones debut E.P. - Next Stop, The Moon!.


The Me Gustas "Quarantine Demo Wednesdays"

Like everyone else, we are stuck in insolation, but we are not letting that hold us back from creating new music and coming up with some new/fun things to do. We have a number of recording devices and this mandated stay at home situation has allowed us to go through these and we are coming across pieces we have completely forgotten. The thing about these are they are usually first takes, rough and unfinished. Chances are we will not revisit them again, but we wanted to share them with you.

We have them up on our Facebook page and also via our email if you are interested in giving them a listen. We missing playing live and we had big plans to enter the studio this summer, but with that on hold we thought this would be something to keep us occupied.

We know we are not in quarantine, but thought it sounded better than Social Distancing Demos! Hope you will give em a listen and enjoy them. Stay safe and until we meet again, reverb, set, go!
The Me Gustas Facebook
The Me Gustas Bandcamp

The Me Gustas email: themegustas@yahoo.com
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FREE DOWNLOAD from The Tiki Creeps

While we are in the studio working on our 3rd studio CD and Since We can't play Live for our fans or do shows right now because of the Pandemic, We'd like to show our appreciation and help relieve some of the boredom, so we are releasing this Digital Only, MORE "LIVE" THAN DEAD! recording for all to enjoy. These Sounds that Terrorize Man & Beast are Free of charge (for a Limited time) Go to www.tikicreeps.com
Hit us up on Facebook, Instagram or email and let us know what you think. Cheers!

http://tikicreeps.bandcamp.com/album/more-live-than-dead
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Girl Over Planet debuts with EP release

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As these tunes are catching on and getting played on radio shows and podcasts, I wanted to formally introduce ‘Girl Over Planet’ to the surf community.

From far inland Russia, they bring a precise and finely tuned melodious collection of surf tracks. A good example of how they’re taking surf music and making it reflect a regional influence is their cover of the Tetris theme song (it was originally a Russian folk song before used by Nintendo). This EP is a great listen, especially when we’re all stuck at home in quarantine. It’ll lift your spirits!!!


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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