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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.

Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention

Have you heard the news? A live album was recorded at last year's SG101 Convention by Grammy winner Mark Linett, who also mixed and produced the album! This album features an astounding 27 tracks (!!!) from The Surf Rockers, Outerwave, The Volcanics, The Tequila Worms, The Insect Surfers, The Mystery Men?, Atomic Mosquitos, The Lively Ones, The Surfaris Tribute Band, The Exotics, The Kilaueas, The Madeira, Par Avion, El Caminos, and Venturesmania! This is simply thee album to get if you love surf music and want to hear what's happening in the current surf scene! Never before has an album like this been available, and so expertly produced! Buy several copies for your friends!

Want more information? Checkout this news story for more information.

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The Tourmaliners - "Tourmaline Dream" Album Review In Pipeline Magazine

Here's our review from Pipeline Magazine:

THE TOURMALINERS
TOURMALINE DREAM

Baja Norte! / Pumphouse / Green Pipe / Tourmaline Dream / Espania / Glasshouse / Adios Saladita /
Leilani's / Stellular / Point Break / Fist Full Of Surf / LG / Amazing Grace (v)

If you're looking for a top notch surf band then look no further. The Touramaliners are Deven Berryhill's San Diego based group, Deven of course being the son of Bob Berryhill and also a member of his dad's band The Surfaris. Deven plays guitar and has written all the songs on this album and he is ably supported by some seasoned and highly skillful musicians, namely: Joe Dameron (guitar), Matt Clowminzer (guitar), Rob Glickman (bass) and Jake Najor (drums). But what is truly exceptional about this CD is the quality of the material. It is not unusual for us to be astounded by the playing ability of many modern surf bands and the way in which they convincingly re-create the surf sound, but then to be disappointed by their inability to write a half decent tune. There's no such problem here because just about every track is richly melodic and all are presented within especially well-crafted arrangements.

The CD opens with Baja Norte! which has a sinister-sounding surf riff at its heart, a sort of surfing Peter Gunn, topped with a tuff melody played on the low strings and skillfully embellished by additional harmony guitar lines. In fact that is a characteristic of many of the tracks: second or third guitar lines being added or woven into the melody to create extra interest. Pumphouse is similarly overflowing with ideas with one memorable sequence following on from another, guitars galore and they all having something special to say. Even Green Pipe, which starts out with a lazy reggae beat but ends up somewhere else altogether by virtue of its wonderful chorus which suddenly flows in and washes warmly over you.

Tourmaline Dream is simply magnificent. It has an almost tropical feel with a solid snare beat set against a busy acoustic rhythm guitar, when in drifts a melody on electric guitar that is so full of yearning and tenderness that you are instantly captivated. And just when you think it cannot possible get any better guest acoustic guitarist Cesar Gervasi suddenly joins in, initially playing in harmony with the electric but then breaking away to solo in an almost jazzy way before again returning to harmonise with the electric. Fabulous!

But really just about every track is great. There's the zippy Espania with its bright and breezy attack of guitars, the brooding Adios Saladita with its grand opening chords and moody lead, Leilani's chirpy sounding ukulele rhythm topped with an Eddy style twang, Point Break with its hectic drum intro, bustling guitars and Surf Beat style middle-eight, the dramatic Fist Full Of Surf with its majestic lead and shades of a spaghetti western theme – all just super! In fact it's easier just to mention the single disappointment on the whole CD, Amazing Grace. This is basically a casual blues featuring just harmonica and acoustic guitar with a longish spoken introduction and a rough vocal praising Jesus and the Lord. It's a rather incongruous inclusion, but just remember that the other twelve tracks are absolutely super and this has to be a top contender for Pipeline's album of the year. Simply superb.

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To Stream or download The Tourmaliners "Tourmaline Dream" debut album on Spotify,iTunes,Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play

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Latest Zombie Zen A Go Go Album on Bandcamp

Took awhile, but check out the new self-titled EP on Bandcamp:

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The Me Gustas, Los Freneticos and Los Tiki Phantoms @ Momos Sacramento, CA August 5th

We have another great show coming up on August 5th at Momos in Sacramento, CA! It is sure to be a great night of tunes.

http://www.momosacramento.com

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Moms I'd Like to Surf 1st LP Beach Control to Major Knob

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Hi Everyone,

After their appearance at Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2019, Moms I'd Like to Surf from France delivers hers First Album "Beach Control To Major Knob" (Surf Cookie Records). Twelve tracks of wild passion for Surf Music, with an exquisite french touch, all originals titles composed and arranged by the Moms, except "Jo" written by french soundtrack composer Raymond Lefevre, covered here in a surf music version. Let there be Surf&Twang !

  1. SOULSTEP FOR THE MASSES
  2. MESSIAH JERK
  3. NO SURF TODAY (The Sea Has Gone Away)
  4. SUCK MY BOARD FOR FREE
  5. SUNLESS SUMMER BOOGALOO
  6. JO (Raymond Lefevre)
  7. WAVE ALMIGHTY
  8. HIPSTER ON A BEACH
  9. POURVU QUE LES GENTILS GAGNENT
  10. KISS THE VIKING BEARD
  11. BONDAGE DILEMMA
  12. NEVER TRUST THE LIFEGUARD (Secret Agents Are Everywhere)

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SurfAces tune to be used in upcoming movie

As Composer and Leader of: The SurfAces, I am very proud to announce that one of our songs from our debut album -"Ride the Gamma Wave" will be used in an upcoming movie.

The movie is entitled: If These Porches Could Talk" and will feature our song Monterey Madness"

This is a "small town murder mystery" written and produced by Travis Mills for Running Wild Films and is set to be premiered on AUG 2nd 2019 and with a release on Amazon sometime in OCT 2019.

You can hear our song here:

https://thesurfaces1.bandcamp.com/track/monterey-madness

...AND, you can go here to see info about Running Wild FiIms:

http://www.runningwildfilms.com/films/

I guess ANY exposure of surf music to a new and different audience is a good thing....wishing the best for the film's success.


New Shoot the Pier EP Released today: Longboard Mornings

Ellie and I are very pleased to release our fourth album of original surf music today. It is hard to believe it has been almost ten years since Surf Dance. Thank you all for your influence and support over the years. Longboard Mornings is available everywhere today digitally, and CDs through us.

iTunes Link

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Shadowman - Martin Cilia's latest album

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Australia’s King of the Surf Guitar takes on the inspiration of Hank Marvin and The Shadows in this new release.

Classic Shadows hits including Apache, Wonderful Land and The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt mixed with Martin’s own Shadows-influenced music.

"Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red.

However, most of all, it was the music, and their sound. I was totally captivated.

And have been ever since.

Their music inspired me and gave me permission to be a guitarist. Without them, it is hard to know what I would be doing now. Their music has been a constant for me.

I was also inspired by their songwriting and the compositions of Jerry Lordan.

‘SHADOWMAN’ IS MY TRIBUTE – MY THANK YOU – TO THE SHADOWS.

This album contains some of their wonderful tracks and some of my own, clearly inspired by Hank, Bruce, Brian, Tony, Jet and the rest of the wonderful musicians that were The Shadows."

Track Listing:
1. 1960
2. Cry For A Shadow
3. Christmas in July
4. The Rise and Fall of Flingle Bunt – Featuring Mental As Anything
5. Los Spaniard
6. Bombora
7. Marvin Bay
8. Going to Kaleponi
9. Night Star
10. Shindig
11. Nitram
12. Wonderful Land
13. This Boy
14. Twilight Surfer
15. Apache
16. Eleanor Rigby


Dale Yeah! Texas Tribute to Dick Dale 6/29/19, Austin

Texas surf rock tips its hat to the man who wore the crown - Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. Hosted by Indian Roller boutique roadhouse, five Texas rock combos will perform Dale-inspired set lists that include covers of the King’s greatest hits. It’ll be a thunderous tribute to the man, the myth, and the legend of Dick Dale.

Dale-tastic sets by: the Hungry Onions, the Nematoads, Los Superavengers, the Boss Jaguars!, and the Baffles. Stay til the end for a special All-Star Dick Dale Jam!

Indian Roller will be debuting a new Tiki Cocktail menu and Deep Eddy Records, Bat-Tone Records and Surf Austin will be on hand holding Dick Dale-themed raffles throughout the night.

Proceeds for the event go to benefit CareBOX Program. CareBOX is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing free, much-needed care supplies to cancer patients. CareBOX hand assembles and delivers these supplies to patients, reducing barriers to access and helping to prevent malnutrition, infections and injuries and reduce cancer-related deaths.

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THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA - I.N.F.E.R.N.O. (new album) + Euro Tour 2019

THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA are back to Europe to promote their new album I.N.F.E.R.N.O. in the summer 2019!!!

Yes dudes, we're back to Europe to do a large tour promoting our new album called I.N.F.E.R.N.O. This record is a celebration of 10 years on the road and for us will be a big pleasure back to Europe for the 5th time to meet our friends and mates for a few beers and a to do little bit of party!!!

I.N.F.E.R.N.O. have 13 songs and was recorded in our hometown Piracicaba/Brasil, the record will be available in all digital medias next Friday, June 7th. Cd and vinyl release available in the Euro Tour.

Below I'll bring the dates of the I.N.F.E.R.N.O. Euro Tour 2019. Hope meet all our friends on the road. See you soon dudes!!!

Neri Emiliano/TMMMafia

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TMMMafia . I.N.F.E.R.N.O. Euro Tour 2019

Jun 12th . Essen/DE . Don't Panic . w/ Goddamn Gallows
Jun 13th . Köln/DE . Sonic Ballroom . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 14th . Vöklabruck/AT . C'est la Vie .w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 15th . Hallstatt/AT . Almhütte . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 16th . Vienna/AT . Arena Beisl . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 19th . Čadca/Slovakia . Acafe . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 20th . Hungary . S8 Underground Club . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 21th . Padova/IT . Lighthouse Pub . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 22th . Livorno/IT . Surfer Joe Summer Festival
Jun 23th . Turim/IT Edera Squat . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 26th . Généve/CH . La Mahkno . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 27th . Lyon/FR . Le Farmer . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 28th . Berrie/FR . Cave Troglodyte . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 29th . Saumur/FR . La Belle Siétre . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 30th . TBA
Jul 03th . Barcelona/ES . Psychobilly Meeting Festival
Jul 05th . Bruges/BE . Barock Pub . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 06th . Amiens/FR . LÁccueil Froid . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 07th . Paris/FR . Le Cirqué Electrique . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 10th . Arnhem/NL . Bringant
Jul 11th . Groningen/NL . Lola
Jul 12th . Munster/DE . Helle Welt . w/ Los Gringos
Jul 13th . Berlim/DE . Cortina Bob . w/ Pornscars
Jul 16th . Nijmenjen/NL . Kollektief Kafé Bijstand . w/ Hillbilly Rawhide
Jul 17th . Kortrijk/BE . The Pit's
Jul 18th . Schiedam/NL . Graauwe Hengst . w/ Hillbilly Rawhide
Jul 19th . Loreken/BE . Exit Inside
Jul 20th . Wuppertal/DE . AZ Wuppertal
Jul 21th . Dusseldorf/De . w/ Los Gringos
Jul 24th . Amsterdam/NL . BR020 . Acoustic Session
Jul 25th . Eindhoven/NL . Café The Jack
Jul 26th . Den Helder/NL . Rockcafé De Engel
Jul 27th . Rotterdam/NL . Baroeg w/ Demented are Go + Tio Gringo
Jul 28th . Amsterdam/NL . TBA
Jul 31th . TBA
Aug 01th . Dublin/IR . Undeground Dame
Aug 02th . Belfast/IR . TBA
Aug 03th . Hamburg/DE . Keine Knete Festival

Infos & Booking : sentaaporva@gmail.com

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June is International Surf Music Month

June is International Surf Music Month!

June 1, 2019 – This June marks the eleventh anniversary of “International Surf Music Month”, endorsed by a coalition of international surf bands. With the support of NESMA, a U.S. based network of surf bands, surf music events are planned for the month of June throughout the world. In addition to the northeast U.S., including Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York, shows will take place in Maryland, Washington DC, California, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Canada, among other places.

Surf music is a form of guitar-led instrumental rock music which evolved in the early 1960s. Pioneering surf musicians included bands such as Dick Dale and the Deltones, The Surfaris (of “Wipe Out” fame), and composers like Paul Johnson of The Belairs. Specialized instruments and amps focus on a reverb sound and guitar techniques that mimic the sound and feel of surfing. While taking a backseat to vocal pop music during the late 1960s and 1970s, surf music rebounded in the 1980s (sometimes called the “second wave”), and again in 1996 with the popularity of the film “Pulp Fiction” and its surf music-laced soundtrack. Current surf bands continue to play the classic tunes from the 1960s and later, while composing new surf music and releasing original recordings to expand the style.

“Surf instrumental music has no language barriers or age restrictions", says Mike Rosado, founder of NESMA and the Connecticut surf band 9th Wave. “Today's instrumental surf music pays homage to the founding legends of the style, as well as pushing the boundaries of progressive, contemporary surf music.”

The month starts out with The Great Lakes Surf Battle (fourteenth annual) in Toronto Canada on May 31-June 1. Founded in 2006 by Canadian surf bands The Blue Demons and The Von Drats, the Great Lakes Surf Battle has grown to become the top surf music event in the far north. This year’s festival will see the first night focusing on Toronto-area surf bands, such as The Cliff Divers, and Mark Malibu & the Wasagas. The second evening of surf music will be an “Intercontinental Championship”, including The Tsunamibots and 9th Wave from the New England, as well as bands from Texas and Nova Scotia.

In the U.S., the first Saturday of every month since 2004 finds Unsteady Freddie’s Surf Rock Shindig hosting regional, national and international bands at Otto’s Shrunken Head Tiki Bar in New York City. June 1 is no exception, offering up a diverse show with bands such as The Derangers (Massachusetts), Commercial Interruption (CT), and The Supertones (NYC), for a crowd well-versed in instrumental surf music.

Italy is also celebrating with the annual Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno Italy, June 20-23. This is the 14th edition of this festival which has been running since 2003; this year it boasts performances by about 30 international bands over 4 days, including bands from Italy, U.S.A., Israel, Mexico, Spain, Greece, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil, France, Germany, and Belgium (more information at http://www.surferjoemusic.com/festival/).

Mexico has its own large surf & garage music festival planned for June 1, called Wild O’ Fest. Bands on the bill this year come from Mexico, U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Of course, other important surf music events happen in months that are not designated as International Surf Music Month, such as the Surf Guitar 101 Convention each August in southern CA (https://www.facebook.com/SG101Convention).

The genre of surf music continues to thrive throughout the world; surf bands in almost every country, including Russia, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Japan, Serbia, U.S.A., Canada, and the U.K. make this a truly diverse, international style of music. (For a brief history of surf music, see http://www.nesmasurf.org/surf%20music%20history.htm)

For more information, contact Mike Rosado of 9th Wave at mike@9thwavesurf.com, or your local NESMA surf band (www.nesmasurf.org ). This event is listed with Chase's Calendar of Events.

International Surf Music Month community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/surfmusicmonth



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