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Since February 26, 2006, 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!

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Current News Stories

The Doltones - Dance Or Die CD Out Now On Double Crown Records!


The Doltones - Dance Or Die CD (Double Crown Records)

It's the debut full-length CD by The Doltones, an up-and-coming surf/instro combo based in Finland that is popular in Scandinavia, and will become a favorite worldwide with this 13 song release. Mixing surf, instrumental rock, Rautalanka and spaghetti western melodies and twang, you'll be wowed by the performances, songwriting and production from start to finish. Most of the songs are originals, but they have worked in covers of some obscure classics, such as "Space Probe", "Theme From The Unknown", "Department S", "Les Aventuriers" and "Collision Course". Guitars, bass, drums and occasional trumpet deliver a sound that you'll play over and over, and surely contributing to your summer soundtrack.

Tracks: Space Probe - Dance Or Die - Theme From The Unknown - Speed Driver - Mysterioso - Triumph A Go-Go - Department S - Hot Swinger - Les Aventuriers - Collision Course - Quicksand - Latin Surfer - Return To The Jupiter

Double Crown Music Club members CDs will be shipping right away!

The Doltones - Dance Or Die CD - DCCD72 - $12.75 (Order Now From Double Crown Records)

The Me Gustas - New album, Benthic Exploration out this summer!


Here it is people, the new album artwork and track listing for our upcoming album, Benthic Exploration! Tracking begins in a few weeks and should have this out to the world by late July! This is going to be a 6 track release, with a possible seventh tune (if we feel it is ready).

Replicating the ocean we love so much, this will take you from the serene to the chaotic. An aural smorgasbord if you will.


1) Intro
2) Deep Water Blackout
3) Conduit
4) Hydrothermal Vent
5) Hot Mix
6) Outro

and possibly a cover of a very famous song Smile

Keep your eyes peeled as we document the process, always fun, but always intense. We are excited to get this new release out to all of you. Thank you for the support and encouragement. Back to the grindstone!

Mil gracias.

The Me Gustas


OCEAN MEN Bainbridge Island Brewing Co.

The Ocean Men are indeed playing our season opener at Bainbridge Island Brewing Co.

May 27 2017 7:00-9:00
9415 Coppertop Loop NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

To all of my tremolo brethren generally south of here: It supposed to be 78 and sunny. Good beer great vibe, a wine bar right next door, hounds and kids are welcome and the Ocean Men will be playing both old favorites and originals.

Thee Classic So. Cal. Scene Saturday: Woodie Cars, Boards, and Surf Music

All at one time - all in one place. Jetpack is back as the band for the day again this year and new this time around will be a display of vintage surf boards in the museum as well as the woodies as usual. 11am-2pm.



Overdosed on Current Events? You may be in need of a SandBlast! Comes to Suzy's! June 15th! Hermosa Beach!


You're overdue for a little mind warping!

1141 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
8:30 PM
21 and over.
No Cover

Aloha Screwdriver -- Above Snakes (7" w/3D glasses)


Hey all! Aloha Screwdriver has a new 4-song 7-inch record out called Above Snakes. You can order one direct from us or through the excellent Double Crown Records. Price is $11.

This record is pressed onto a beautiful translucent blue vinyl and the artwork is in 3D! The wiggle GIF here gives you a sense of how cool it is to see it with 3D glasses on (which come included).

You can listen to the opening song on Soundcloud:

JETPACK all night at The BARKLEY: Friday 9-1am


Insanitizers rock Vancouver WA Farmers Market 5/13/17 9:30-11:30am

Get the Art and Science of modern surf-rock music with The Insanitizers.

Downtown Vancouver Washington adjacent to Esther Short Park, Saturday May 13, 2017
9:30-11:30am. Free. Suitable for all ages. Trio of guitarists perform while simultaneously controlling percussion.



Starts between 9 and 10 goes till Midnight - check us out - then come see us at Legends the next day.



Don & Beth Schott - KoKopelli Stages are happy to present the fifth and sixth shows in the series and this one again at the URBAN ARTIFACT is a two day mini SURF MUSIC FESTIVAL

Seven bands and ten performances featuring on the 23rd the John Blair / Ivan Pongracic Band as headliner along with the AmpFibians and the Grateful Surf. On the 24th the shows are matinee starting at 2:45 and running till 9PM featuring : the MYSTERY MEN? from Atlanta GA, TEAM VOID from parts Unknown ! , the NICKY KAY ORCHESTRA from Dayton OH, the AmpFibians from Cincinnati and southern Indiana, the Grateful Surf of Cincinnati, and THEY NEVER CAME BACK !

Only 52 days away as of this writing so if you can't make it to Italy .....hope to see you!


Don and Beth Schott - KoKopelli Stages are very happy to present the fourth show in the series - this one will be at LEGENDS in Cheviot/Cincinnati OH

Four bands starting at 8PM featuring the MADEIRA from Indianapolis, the NICKY KAY ORCHESTRA from Dayton OH, the Grateful Surf , and the LEI MEN of Cincinnati.


For more news stories, check out our news archive.

New Links

  1. Los Tiros - 45 days ago
  2. Bajo Presión Records - 45 days ago
  3. Buckrabbits - 262 days ago
  4. Brad and the Bombers - 272 days ago
  5. The Aquamaniacs Covering The Coffin Daggers - 277 days ago
  6. Martin Cilia - Sleep Walk - 293 days ago
  7. giant robot Richard - 347 days ago
  8. Medley Night Rider & Surf Beat - 434 days ago
  9. Banzai Washout - 434 days ago
  10. Misirlou (excerpt) - The Noble Gasses - 466 days ago

New Downloads

  1. Drill Pattern Surfy Trem in Hammond box 1590BB - Revision3 - 34 days ago
  2. "Surfing Contest" - Dr. Tritón - 132 days ago
  3. Walk, Don't Run for Uke - 139 days ago
  4. Giant Cow for Uke - 139 days ago
  5. Miserlou for Uke - 139 days ago
  6. Penetration - 143 days ago
  7. Night Star - 143 days ago
  8. Bombora - 143 days ago
  9. Twilight Surfer - 143 days ago
  10. Reef Break - 143 days ago