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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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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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2022 VENTURES INTERNATIONAL FAN FEST

Our (13th) such gathering of 'stalwart' Ventures fans The World Over will be held SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH from 9 AM-9 PM.

Additional Details:

BALLROOM AT THE PHOENIX 1661 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, Pa.

Cover charge for the day's activities is $75 & includes breakfest, lunch & dinner, all day music, memorabilia & sale item tables & a silent auction!

The theme for this year's event is: TOGETHER IN HEAVEN as we pay tribute to co-founder rhythm guitarist DON WILSON! On hand as special guests will be members of The Wilson & Bogle Families, Ventures business manager Fiona Taylor & Bob Shade of Hallmark Guitars. There's also a good chance a couple current Ventures band members join in the festivities!

For those comin' from afar- hotel accomodations have been set up at the BRADYWINE PLAZA HOTEL in Claymont, Delaware!

If you're unable to attend- please consider 'support' in some form whether purchasing a 'comemorative' T-shirt, program &/or post DVD SET. More details & questions answered by direct e-mail: TABALT11@YAHOO.COM!

I like to say this often- "It only takes attending (1) Ventures fan fest to get hooked for many more!"


New Surf Hermits album out on May 25!

The Surf Hermits' new album, Showdown, comes out May 25 on Sharawaji Records!

Showdown is the 2nd album by the Surf Hermits - Canadian masters of melodic, hard driving instrumental surf music. As a follow up to the debut album Hang Zen, Showdown is an evolution in the sound of the Surf Hermits with more high energy instro surf, more tracks, and more fiery performances. Showdown will be released on May 25th by Sharawaji Records.
The Surf Hermits - Showdown preorder vinyl, CD and download here - https://thesurfhermits.bandcamp.com/album/showdown
This is the way.


New single 'Lima Bean Bunny Board' by Humanga Danga out on Bandcamp and streaming platforms!

Hello friends!

Humanga Danga's new single 'Lima Bean Bunny Board' is out now on Bandcamp and streaming platforms. It's the first single of our new mini album coming out in September.

Hope you guys like it!

https://humangadanga.bandcamp.com/

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/humangadanga/lima-bean-bunny-board

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The Routes - The Twang Machine

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The new album by The Routes "The Twang Machine" will be released on LP by Topsy Turvy Records on June 3rd.
The Double Crown Records / Otitis Media Records CD release will follow shortly after. It will also be available on most digital platforms.

Formed in 2006, although far away from the Tokyo garage scene, The Routes are undoubtedly one of the most prolific underground garage bands in Japan of the last decade. 2021 saw The Routes release three studio albums (two of which were instrumental), taking their album tally up to 10 studio albums. It’s 2022, and not showing any signs of slowing down The Routes bring you “The Twang Machine”.

Imagine a bizarre alternate universe in which the Moog synthesizer was invented before the guitar, and visiting thrift stores you’d find records such as The Ventures “Guitar Indigo” and Dick Dale “Twanged On Bach!?! Well, here is a record that could well be from that universe! The Routes – Twang Machine. Yes! Ten slices of Kraftwerk arranged into mid-sixties instrumental rock ’n’ roll/surf guitar bangers. An aural testament to The Routes’ love and respect of the music of Kraftwerk. Hear Showroom Dummies reimagined as a Spaghetti Western film opening theme, Radioactivity drenched in reverb ala The Astronauts… Trans Europe Express at shinkansen speed racing to burst the sound barrier, and many more of Kraftwerk’s classic songs as you could never imagine them.
Whether you see it as musical blasphemy or musical alchemy, this album is set to become a cult classic, destined to irk or jerk future generations for years to come.



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