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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!

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.

Buy the CD here:

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It's official - the Royal Aces will play for every Golden Super Cruise in 2019

For 2019, the Royal Aces have once again been scheduled to play at every Golden Super Cruise Car Show, in Golden, CO. This huge car show takes place on the first Saturday of each month, from May through October, in the big King Sooper's parking lot on South Golden Road, and the Royal Aces will play from 3 to 6 pm. Below is a shot from a previous Golden Super Cruise.

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The Spiratones – Next Stop, The Moon!

The Spiratones present their debut release!

Four-track EP "Next Stop, The Moon!" captures the energy and atmosphere of a hidden coastline; from the sun-kissed grooves of Supergoose, to the moonlit beach party evoked in Spiratonic and Couch Surfer, all the way through to the elemental squall of Toecutter.
To cut a long story short... music to dance to with company or on your lonesome, on a beach or in your bedroom.

Available now at Bandcamp or on CD at live shows.

Bandcamp:
Link

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Deep Eddy Three-way Vol. 2

The second volume of the Deep Eddy Three-way compilation series is NOW IN STOCK. Go to deepeddy.net to order your copy and get great new tracks from Urban Surf Kings, Beware of Blast, and The Nematoads.

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BRAZILIAN TSUNAMI Compilation with 63 Surf bands from Brasil!!!

Orleone Records & Reverb Brasil Records proudly presents:

B R A Z I L I A N T S U N A M I

An incredible compilation with 63 surf bands from Brazil !!! Available soon in a amazing box with 3 CDS.

THE DEAD ROCKS - THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA - INTÓXICOS - OS BRUTUS - JUBARTE ATACA - LIGHT STRUCKS - BALEIA MUTANTE - TRABAJO CUBANO - O BOI SOLITÁRIO - WOOD SURFERS - RETROFOGUETES - MOVIE STAR TRASH - VIOLENTURES - BLIAN OBLIVION & SEUS RAIOS CATÓDICOS - DRAKULA - JOANATHAN RICHARD - KINGARGOOLAS - BUFALOS D'ÁGUA - MARY'O & THE PINK FLAMINGOS - LOS POLLOS CAIPIRAS - SURFADELICA - SEX ON THE BEACH - JACARÉ JUNKIE - APICULTORES CLANDESTINOS - MANIÁTICOS DO REVERB - BUZZ DRIVER - BARBATANAS - PAQUETÁ - SHARK E OS TUBARÕES - TERREMOTOR - SURFABATZ - IVAN MOTOSERRA - OS CARBURADORES - THE PULLTONES - TARTARUGAS DE PATINETES - ALMIGHTY DEVILDOGS - SURF ALIENS - LOS PREGO - THE OLD JACK - ESQUIVO DEVOLUTO - SUPERGUEDES - OS PONTAS - MARCELO CALLADO - THE RAULIS - OS GATUNOS - MOREIA SURF MONSTERS - BEACH COMBERS - HITCHCOCKS - ROBOTRON - REVERENDO FRANKESTEIN - SURINAMES - PROA - GABRIEL THOMAZ TRIO - CAPITÃO PARAFINA E OS HAOLES - COMANCHES - OS AQUAMANS - SANGUE DE ANDRÓIDE - TED BOY MARINOS - FOOTSTEP SURF BAND - QUENTIN BROTHERS - REVERBA TRIO - BEERMUDAS - GASOLINES

Cover art by Henrique Sam.

Available in Feb/2019!!! Stay tuned!!!

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Orleone Records : sentaaporva@gmail.com
Rev erb Brasil Records : leopoldof@gmail.com


Stories from Shamehill's Royale with Cheese out now!

You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?

Royale with Cheese.

The iconic scene from Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019. The film, and especially the soundtrack, started the 'Third Wave of Surf Music'.

'Stories from Shamehill' has been riding this wave since 2012. After an EP (Same same but different - 2015), live single (Made in Amsterdam - 2016) and a 7 "vinyl single (El Salto del Jalapeño / Queen or Tides - 2017) - recorded in Los Angeles during the California Dreamin 'Tour - is there finally the band's first full-length:' Royale with Cheese '.

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At the end of the endless Dutch summer of 2019, Stories from Shamehill’s lady and gentlemen entered the legendary Amsterdam IJland Studio to record eight juicy tracks that would not be out of place on the soundtrack of an obscure Quentin Tarantino movie.

On 'Royale with Cheese' the band will take you on a cinematic journey: from the Californian beaches to the Russian tundra and back. Hard and heavy but also spheric and sultry.

You'll dig it the most!

Spotify
Bandcamp

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Announcing the 2018 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2018 MP3 Compilation! Our 14th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, February 1st, 2019.

Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band!

Please check out our prior compilations by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.

Let the comp begin!


2019 Rockin Race Jamboree lineup announcement

Deke Dickerson, The Phantom Surfers and Los Straitjackets are coming to Malaga Spain in February for the Rockin Race Jamboree!

https://www.rockinrace.com/en/


THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA EURO TOUR 2019

To all our European friends, we're very proud to announce our return to Europe in the summer 2019. Soon we will post the first gigs confirmed.

See you soon dudes!!!

Info / booking : sentaaporva@gmail.com

THEMULLETMONSTERMAFIA x SURFTHRASHMAYHEM!!!

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Debut album by: The SurfAces

We are super excited to be releasing our debut album: Ride the Gamma Wave on Bandcamp

https://thesurfaces1.bandcamp.com/album/ride-the-gamma-wave

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Please check it out and comment accordingly


Frankie and The Poolboys play live in my front room!

I set up a show with Frankie, King of Hawaii and The Delstroyers tonight and I couldn't go because I am hooked up to a machine that makes noises when I am bad. So Ferenc and the band came and played a whole set in my front room. Unreal generosity from Ferenc, Karen and the rest of the band, I was speechless.

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