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TMMMafia . Back 2da trecho . Brasil Shows 2016

Submitted by mulletmonster on August 27, 2016.
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After the European tour we're back to the road, now in Brasil to promote our new 7" called SURF'N'GOAT.

Next chapuletada :

23/Set . Curitiba/Pr . 92 Graus Pub
24/Set . SC a confirmar
25/Set . SC a confirmar
02/Out . Curitiba/Pr . Lado B . Psychobilly Fest
03/Out . Curitiba/Pr . Gravação Studio Tenda
04/Out . Maringá/Pr . Radio Cadillacs . Entrevista + Djzisse
05/Out . Maringá/Pr . Radio Cadillacs BAR Cultural . Live Session
06/Out . Londrina/Pr . Bar.Bearia . Seção Guerrilha
07/Out . AGUARDANDO CONFIRMAÇÂO
08/Out . Piracicaba/Sp . Point Skate . Lançamento do Surf'n'Goat em Pira
09/Out . Sorocaba/Sp . Lucky Friends Rodeo
15/Out . Goiania/Go . Martin Cerere . Rock Salsicha Fest

Foto por Rodrigo Melleiro / TMMMafia Euro Tour '16

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The Me Gustas release single "Madrugada"

Submitted by OnedinGiraldo on August 27, 2016.
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Good day ladies and gentlemen of Surfguitar101,

We are The Me Gustas and here is our latest release for you entitled Madrugada. After a number of setbacks, we were able to finally finish it and we hope that you will give it a test drive:

https://themegustas.bandcamp.com/album/madrugada

This release and our previous releases are free to download. To all the fine folks we have met or interacted with through this site, thank you for the feedback and encouragement. Hope you enjoy our new music!

Mil gracias

Onedin aka Frankie 3ppo
Abe aka El Scumbrero
Bryan aka Boogie

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Martin Cilia's EP Sleepwalk - a quick impression

Submitted by Badger on August 16, 2016.
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Martin Cilia's "Sleepwalk" EP on Bombora label

Sleepwalk - This is Martin's cover of the title track (original by Santo & Johnny), with stellar playing as well as typically lush echoes. IMO this is one of those timeless tunes (or something like it) that everyone should have in their pocket for the moment when you need to get some folks close on the dance floor. A beautiful example. Evident here, and throughout the album, rock-solid drumming by Lloyd Gyi, who should be well-known to many here by now and is an established fixture it seems now on Martin's solo work - the guy is simply incredibly versatile.

Search for Surf - Prominently notable are some exotic keyboard/synth arrangements that really complement the guitar voicing. The tune is a bit haunting in its approach. There is a faint, chordal backing vocal credited to Carmine Warrington and the keyboard work is done by Jim Moginie. Cool stuff.

No Sign of a Pipeline - This is a driving instrumental ballad (composer Michael Simic) that reminds me of some of the best work done by Martin on the Atlantics' albums Flight of the Surf Guitar or Point Zero. I could visualize them doing this live.

Lost in Waikiki - A Martin Cilia authored straightforward surf tune, with almost a hip Nashville-picker structure, but laden with Martin's classic tone. I can see Brad Paisley sitting on his couch thinking he'd like to have a go at this, but he's gonna have to call Martin first. In concept, this tune would've fit hand-in-glove with the previous full album release, Going to Kaleponi.

Surf Explosion - A tune I have an earlier version of and this new version has a slow, foreboding intro with some grit and lovely tremelo before launching into blistering staccato picking for the song that is one of those 200bpm E-ticket rides. In my view, the new intro really sets up the song & makes for a much more finished piece. In the tradition of things like "Flight of the Surf Guitar" this is sort of like "get in, sit down, hold on & shut up." For those interested Martin makes the full tab & MIDI backing tracks (with and without melody) available here:

Martin's stuff continues to please and his generosity, both to players in answering questions and particularly to this site, is well-known. I'm often amazed at how down-to-earth some of the really great players are - and there are many here at Surf Guitar 101 - that one has a hard time imagining that rapport existing in many other styles of music. Folks who, absent the music, you could simply have a nice chat with, whether it's down by a canal under a city street or via email 12,000 miles away.

Sleepwalk is available here, along with the video of the title track. Get it.

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A Visit to "Garageland" by the Crazy Aces

Submitted by Badger on August 08, 2016.
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A Visit to "Garageland"
Getting past the really cool and title-appropriate cover photo, this EP is a great one to snag for those who've been living in a cave & are not yet familiar with these Nashville "cats" where instro is alive & thriving. For the gear heads, I'm told the guitars were all through a Quilter 101 Micro - that should settle that. Jeff Senn can (hopefully) speak in the forum to any particular cabinets & effects used used.

Scorpions - This track is by (normally) rhythm player Kiwamu Stewart. You know, the guy that helps keep that groove going as well as filling out an unreal number of parts that make their live performance so full and "record-like." So this is Kiwamu's composition, rhythm & lead played, and it's got a VERY definite Crazy Ace familiarity to it. Somewhat reminds me of an anti-hero who gets in his very fast car in the dead of night & is blowing town, but has heartstrings being tugged as well as some some payback remaining to be dealt out. Nice to have Kiwamu expand his role in this way.

Rudy's Revenge - I'm told the basic groove comes from Alex McCollough ably holding down the bass duties, with the rest fleshed out by the band. Throw the parasol out of your cutesy drink and get moving on the floor. As often with Crazy Aces there is a brief foreboding bridge but one that maintains the groove. (The beat on this one is grand-daughter-approved.)

Trail of the Mystery Men? - I had to listen to this one several times over several days. It begins with a familiar Crazy Ace like western vibe that recurs - and a sound I would've sworn was the setup for Eastwood Outlaw on their first album, Greatest Hits Vol. 2. (But, as mentioned, this is Quilter 101.) The composition is something a bit different and it seems the cinematic good-idea-faerie struck Jeff Senn, as it segues to sequences that could be a summary of several themes that would be evident throughout an old-west tale, but used for different scenes. I came to visualize two antagonists, neither good or bad, but rivals who may or may not do each other in. The story can weave as the imagination takes it, as they dance through the plot. There are brief stops to more orchestral movements that are somewhat whimsical when juxtaposed against the obvious Crazy Aces nod to the genre. The acoustic guitar work from Jeff is stellar; almost thought I was listening to a Tommy Tedesco lesson from the back of a GP mag.

Modelo Uno - A clearly Latin-flavored tune (to my ear) that really showcases the Model One guitar. Those who've seen the demo of the Eastwood-produced/Jeff Senn-designed Model One will be familiar with this tune. Lovely tremelo at no extra charge. (Can't wait for my own Modelo Uno.) For me, it's a happy tune and hearkens to heading down a cul-de-sac & finding that someone's garage door IS open and, "hey!, there's a band!" (But then I'm in my sixties goin' on 15, so...)

Chop and Channel - This final track said hot rod to me immediately. Probably a dated analogy but, for me, it's headed out of town for the proverbial chicken run as depicted in many films from James Dean to American Graffiti. There is a building climax that still comes back to the groove, which is like an anchor allowing some melodic departures that are cool when executed this well.

This is one of those bands whose members clearly play for the good of the song, with their egos resolutely checked before walking through the door. Plenty of sonic room allowed in the mix for everything that matters. (I can often recognize Jeff by his humorous quirk of sometimes just taking the finishing note of a V-chord and hitting something a 1/2 step higher or lower, bending optional, and it says "I'm havin' fun.")

Pre- and post- Surf Guitar 101 Convention Crazy Aces will be:

at Don the Beachcomber's, Friday, August 12th at, 9:00 PM, along with Outerwave, as well as

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza: Huntington Beach, CA, Sunday, August 14th, with a full lineup starting at 11:00 AM.

I hope lots of SG101 Convention goers will hit the early slot in the day and catch Crazy Aces - they will not regret it. You can sleep when you get old; suck it up buttercup.

Crazy Aces are: Jeff Senn, Kiwamu Stewart, Alex McCollough with Justin Amaral joining on very solid drums for this release. Hope we hear more from Justin with them.
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Martin Cilia - new EP - Sleep Walk

Submitted by Mandy on August 07, 2016.
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SLEEP WALK is an instrumental song written and released in 1959 by Santo & Johnny Farina (and Santo’s wife, Ann). It’s been recorded hundreds of times over the years by many diverse artists including The Shadows, Jeff Beck and Brian Setzer.

Now, in 2016, it’s time for Martin Cilia to release his version, accompanied by Lloyd G on the drums.

"As can be expected from Cilia, production is slick as all get-out with reverbed electric guitar floating on for miles on Sleepwalk."
Hunter, Storm Surge of Reverb

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Martin Cilia is Australia's premier surf rock guitarist, a member of legendary Australian surf band, The Atlantics and currently on the road with Mental As Anything. He has released six successful solo albums, with this latest, the 5 track Sleep Walk EP being released in August 2016.

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Watch the video here: Sleep Walk

You can buy the CD online from martinciliasleepwalk.com (free worldwide postage) or download from CD Baby.


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The 9th Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention!

Submitted by Brian on July 28, 2016.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016, Noon to Midnight
The 9th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention
Alpine Village
833 W. Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502

For the 9th year in a row, the global Surf guitar community will focus its attention on its Southern California birthplace as the Surf Guitar 101 Convention takes over Alpine Village on Saturday, August 13, 2016. What began as a fairly intimate gathering of die-hard enthusiasts and members of the Internet's number one resource for all things Surf guitar, surfguitar101.com, has blossomed into the most important event of its kind in the USA.

The 12 hour affair, which runs from Noon to Midnight, will feature one of the greatest lineups of modern Surf instrumental bands from around the globe. This year’s performers include Crazy Aces from Nashville, TN; The Secret Samurai from San Diego, CA; Kelp from Santa Barbara, CA; Tikiyaki 5-0 from Los Angeles, CA; George Tomsco of the legendary group The Fireballs from New Mexico; a historic reunion of the Northern California supergroup The Mach IV and the reunion and 20th anniversary celebration of Washington D.C.'s highly influential Space Cossacks. Representing the international contingent will be the return of Italy's Bradipos IV, the highly anticipated appearance of Russia's masters of horror-Surf, The Messer Chups and the American debut of Dutch trailblazers The Phantom Four, featuring not only Phantom Frank from the legendary Treble Spankers, but very special guest guitarist John Blair, Surf music historian and revival pioneer of Jon & The Nightriders.

In addition to the 10 main performances, there will be an extended live set of music featuring some extremely special guests from the original 60's era bands, an all-star tribute to The Original Surfaris, an exclusive performance by local favorites The Hot Rod Trio demonstrating products by Nocturne, and a generous all-day raffle of sponsorship products that includes prizes ranging from CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts, guitar pedals by Nocturne, guitar and bass accessories from D'Addario, an amplifier by Quilter, a guitar and bass from Fender and a very special exclusive Eastwood Senn Model One guitar!

Alpine Village, the expansive new all-ages venue for the convention, features top-notch international cuisine and beverages, a deli and marketplace, ample parking and spacious areas where vendors from some of the leading Surf instrumental record companies and collectible dealers will gather to sell their wares.

For more information, please see this forum thread.

Direct Inquiries: bigtikidude@yahoo.com


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The Perks

Submitted by driptone on July 28, 2016.
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Bloomington Indiana. Surf Party vol. 3

Submitted by mmorgan_Katatonics on July 28, 2016.
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Transylvania Hell Sounds- Indianapolis, IN
https://www.reverbnation.com/transylvaniahellsounds

The Katatonics- Bloomington, IN
https://katatonics.bandcamp.com/

Blockhouse Bloomington-
https://www.facebook.com/BlockhouseBloomington/


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The Mullet Monster Mafia Surf'n'Goat at Bandcamp

Submitted by mulletmonster on July 19, 2016.
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Our new EP "Surf'n'Goat" is available for streaming at Bandcamp.
CHECK IT OUT!!!
Buy your copy on drunkabilly.com

https://themulletmonstermafia.bandcamp.com/album/surfngoat-ep-2016

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Makahiki: A Night of Tiki, Indianapolis, Sat. 9/17 w/ The Concussions, The Tikinauts and more

Submitted by Tikinaut on July 19, 2016.
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Once again you hear the call of the Makahiki: A Night of Tiki. Come away and join us September 17th 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana for a tiki filled evening of music, tropical libations, and entertainment. This year we will feature classic surf by The Concussions, DJ Johnny Yuma spinning exotica, The Tikinauts from Milwaukee, burlesque by Rocket Doll Revue, the exotic sounds of Roland Remington, and traditional Hawaiian by the Hoosier Haoles. Your paradise awaits at the Makahiki!


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