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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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Surf Guitar 101 Convention 13: 2022

It's BAAAAAACK!

After a 2 year hiatus, the annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention returns!

Come celebrate surf music with fellow fanatics at one of Los Angeles's most historic and interesting venues--the Hollywood American Legion Post 43!

Enjoy food and drink and shop at an unprecedented surf music and gear marketplace while listening to some of the best international, national and local bands, right in the heart of Hollywood, CA!

Surfer Joe (Livorno, Italy)
The Nebulas (Providence, R.I.)
The Volcanics (So Cal)
The Mach IV (Nor Cal)
The Scimitars (So Cal)
Tribute to Richard Podolor

Be sure to check out the official website www.sg101convention.com for all the details!

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New Album - 'Los Incendiarios' Argentina

Los incendiarios is a band from Argentina. They are formed at the beginning of the 2019 pandemic in western Neuquén Looking for a surf garage sound in his own way to understand and experience it. All this experience resulted in a first EP entitled "My dream is to know the sea" which consists of 6 own compositions of the band recorded in bike studios and mastered in crude studio by Gonzalo 'pájaro' Rainoldi

Enjoy!

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https://incendiarios.bandcamp.com/album/mi-sue-o-es-conocer-el-mar

Follow us!... Instagram/los.incendiarios


Dick Dale March 1995: concert of the year

While looking for a foto (which I couldn´t find) I discovered a magazine from March 1995 in a free magazine (55.000 copies) called "Sonic Press" - Hamburg at Night. I believe I got it from Hermann Reuber who was one of the two agents that booked Dick Dale for a gig at the Markthalle on March 26th, 1995.

I was there like many many other fans of Rock ´n´ Roll and Instrumental Music who came from all over Germany to Hamburg. The concert was gigantic and while on the way home in a car our chests were still vibrating - pure Dick Dale Power Sound.

What I didn't realize back than was the the gig in Hamburg was announced as "The concert of the month" !!! For surf music fans like myself it was the concert of the past three decades - for the first time to be at a concert of the king of the surf guitar himself - DICK DALE.

I remember 17 years earlier in March 1978 Jim Pewter asked me if it would be good to send Dick to Germany and Europe. I replied that he is not that well known in Germany and a concert tour must be prepared. Jim added "meeting djs, shaking hands and so on".

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The World's Number 1 Surf Music Station Celebrates 9 Year Anniversary

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Did you know that today is a special day? It’s the 9 year anniversary of the the world's number 1 surf music station and what an incredible nine years it has been! It’s hard to believe that even just nine years ago there was no radio station dedicated to surf and instro. In July 2013 we made that a reality, for the first time ever, with new bands being broadcast shoulder to shoulder with established acts.

The number of bands in the surf community has flourished too! We would like to thank all the listeners, bands and labels that have supported us. Don’t forget we are donation supported and you can financially support us with a donation or a StreamAd (which is even better if you are a band or label).

Donate at: www.surfrockradio.com/donate

Have a great day and may your reverb tails be unlimited.


The Guitar Soundwave Instrumental Surf Music Volumes One - Four

My books are finally completed and I am proud to announce the volumes are now available for preview and purchase on Blurb Bookstore (use links below), listed under my name - Cydney Corl Hill & also available on Amazon.  

I would love you to take a look and to celebrate the creativity of both musicians and artists involved in the world of instrumental surf music - both from the past and in the present.  These volumes chronicle the evolution of this unique music genre and illustrate the creative power of music and art. 

I have tried to give due credit to every band, artist, and creator in these texts - if one does not want to be included please send me an email and you will be removed. Due copyright and credit is very important to me. I’m not in this for $ - I break even just making the books available.

Take a look - and see what I have been up to during the past decade - I hope you enjoy the preview and will be willing to share these unique texts with your friends and family.

Thanks!!

Volume One
https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/9604794/1e7b65ae4d64b93c84bbce9db3ab2fdb384bbe7b

Volume Two
https://www.blurb.com/b/11200676-the-guitar-soundwave-instrumental-surf-music-vol

Volume Three
https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/9606180/05aa8738ae9c9a23eb9e6fe1662d2eb147f264bc

Volume Four
https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/9606198/38ec144f95704c4aaca210c9a5ed12bf10c13110

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P.O. Box 791
Colorado Springs, CO. 80901
humbuckerhillgalleries@gmail.com


Los Meteoritos new release 2022! "El Capitán del Espacio"

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(ESP) Los Meteoritos es una banda de música surf de Argentina formada en 2009. Después de 12 años, están tocando nuevamente su música en Buenos Aires y alrededores.

(ENG) Los Meteoritos is a surf band from Argentina formed in 2009. After 12 years, they are playing again their music around Buenos Aires and other cities.


SRW184 Mark Malibu & the Wasagas “Hip Shake Go-Go Baby” 7" vinyl

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Extremely limited 4 track EP on glorious lathe cut clear vinyl with super groovy artwork by legendary Darren Merinuk.

Buy it at https://markmalibuthewasagas.bandcamp.com/album/hip-shake-go-go-baby


SRW201 Surf Britannia - Volume 3

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Over 50 minutes of kick-ass surf from 20 of the British Isle's leading surf bands. Comes in a surfy card case with artwork by A.P. Coconuts

Buy it now - https://surfbritannia.bandcamp.com/album/surf-britannia-3


SRW216 - The ChuGuysters - First Warning (Digital Download and Jacket CD)

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The ChuGuysters take you on a journey of 7 stories that tell a little about them and their home: where after the First Warning you are waiting for a Double Trap, where to meet the unknown we will need to accelerate to Fourth Space Speed and encounter the Six Ghosts of the Past, arrange an Escape in Fifth Gear, and resist the unknown and mystical number Seven, but all evil and trouble dissipate when the Third Roosters sound.

All funds from the album will be donated to the needs of Ukraine.
Buy it here - https://thechuguysters.bandcamp.com/album/first-warning

Peace to all, thank you for your attention!


Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th covers "Necrocannibal" by death metal pioneers

OUT NOW! Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th does a spooky reverb-infused rendition of "Necrocannibal" by death metal veterans Mortician. If you liked Gein & The Graverobbers' surfy take on Iron Maiden's "Transylvania", then this'll blow you out of the water.

Listen here: https://shriekifyouknow.bandcamp.com/track/necrocannibal

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