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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.

Buy the CD here:

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New CDs from Sideprojects of THE RAZORBLADES!

While the Razorblades are taking a break from the road and work on their next album, Rob Razorblade aka Martin Schmidt is busy with side projects and studio work.

The first CD of MR.SMITH & THE JAZZ POLICE is out since March 1st, 2019!

Guitar jazz with some twang...

It's available in THE RAZORBLADES SHOP and on CDbaby

You can also stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and all the other sites.

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Alos available is the first album of THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS!

15 TV and movuie themes played in a twangy way – featuring Rob, Ralph, Rizzo and Mr. Lars Schurse

Also available in the shop and soon out on all the digital sites!

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Brazilian Tsunami Festival 2019

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2019 started with the announce one of the most ambitious Brazilian surf music releases. Reverb Brasil Records and Orleone Records join forces to release Brazilian Tsunami, a three CD box set with 63 Brazilian surf bands.

Brazilian surf scene was always known for its activity and creativity, with a lot of bands from all over the country and different interpretations of the style, with influences that go from Brazilian music to metal, punk, latin and new wave, but never missing the main point of surf music: fun music to dance to.

The digital release took place during January. The box set was released in early February and release parties took place in a lot of cities around the country.

Now we are proud to announce the first edition of Brazilian Tsunami Festival, in São Paulo. 16 of the bands appearing on the compilation share the stage at Cervejaria Tarantino in two days of Brazilian surf music celebration. We will also have an album artwork exhibit by Henrique San, the man behind the box set artwork, vintage instruments exhibit, food trucks, record vendors, brewery tours and a lot more.

03/23/2019 - Saturday - 02:00PM

Gabriel Thomaz Trio (São Paulo, SP)
Moreia - the Surf Monsters (Pindamonhangaba, SP)
Os Brutus (São Paulo, SP)
The Pulltones (Leme, SP)
Surf Aliens (São Paulo, SP)
Sangue de Androide (São Paulo, SP)
Footstep surf music band (Campinas, SP)
Ted Boys Marinos (Moóca, SP)
Hitchcocks (São Paulo, SP)

03/24/2019 - Domingo - 02:00

Baleia Mutante (São Paulo, SP)
Ivan Motosserra Surf&Trash (Salvador, BA)
Shark e Os Tubarões (Sorocaba, SP)
The Raulis (Recife, PE)
Gasolines (São Paulo, SP)
Drakula (Campinas, SP)
The Mullet Monster Mafia (Piracicaba, SP)


Annual Fiberglass Jungle Luxuria Music Listener Sponsorship Drive Mar. 2 & 9, 2019

It's that time again! Please help support a very special station-- Luxuria Music! Fiberglass Jungle will be live in the studio with Kat for the next two Saturdays (Mar. 2 & 9) 2-4PM PST with tons of ultra cool Surf swag to reward your generosity! Thanks in advance!

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The Continental Magazine - Issue #26 w/ Impala and The Mystery Men? + 23 Song CD Out Now

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The Continental Magazine - Issue #26 w/CD

Issue #26 is available now, featuring a full-color cover designed by Scott of Hidden Volume Records. In this issue we include exclusive interviews with legendary instrumental rock combo Impala and modern surf maestros The Mystery Men? Plus there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. You also get a FREE 23-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. We've also added 4 more pages - 44 pages in all, with a thick, full color cover.

TRACKS:

1 Drifting Sand - Surf, Surf, Surf (www.driftingsand.com)
2 Ted Boys Marinos - Drukula (otitismediarecords.bandcamp.com)
3 Frankie & The Pool Boys - Spin The Bottle (www.facebook.com/FrankieAndThePoolBoys)
4 The Trabants - The Truel (www.trabantsmusic.com)
5 Tsunami Experiment - Elements / Nucleotides (tsunamiexperiment.bandcamp.com)
6 Martin Cilia - South Of The Equator (www.martincilia.com)
7 I Fat Tones - The Legend Of The Masked Hero (ifattones.bandcamp.com)
8 Surf Me Up, Scotty! - Lightning Bolt (www.facebook.com/surfmeupscotty)
9 The Head Henchmen - Craig Charles Taxi (www.sharawaji.com)
10 The Seatopians - Canadian Dream Girl * (theseatopians.bandcamp.com)
11 HJ - Missing Link * (www.hj-tones.com)
12 Total Death Mechanics - Battle Of The Seagulls Pt. 1 (otitismediarecords.bandcamp.com)
13 The 427’s - Liberty Belle (www.the427s.com)
14 The Mystery Men? - Sky Lanterns (www.themysterymenofsurf.com)
15 The Cosmic Wrays - Ellen Barkin Across The 8th Dimension * (www.cosmicwrays.com)
16 The Del-Vipers - Kapu (thedelvipers.bandcamp.com)
17 The Twang-O-Matics - Death March (www.thetwangomatics.com)
18 The Del-Rios - Hot Doggin' (www.facebook.com/thedelrios)
19 Humanga Danga - Balkan Brawl (humangadanga.bandcamp.com)
20 The Apaches - Pacific Coast Highway (www.theapachesband.com)
21 OHO - Aubrey Circle Dance * (www.ohomusic.com)
22 Los Venturas - Go-Go GTO (Full Throttle) (www.greencookie.gr)
23 The Weaszels - I’m Still Wild * (www.ohomusic.com)
* - New Or Exclusive To This CD


New Phantom Operators album

The Phantom Operators will release their newest full-length album, Electric Sunrise, on Monday February 18th. The album will consist of 8 new songs recorded from early to mid 2018. The band hopes to expand their sound by adding new elements while keeping their core sound intact. The album will be available at phantomoperators.bandcamp.com. For updates and information you can always follow the band on twitter @phantoms_76


Strici iz ozadja debut EP

Strici iz ozadja, from Maribor, Slovenia, have released a new four-song EP.

Check it out on Bandcamp at https://striciizozadja.bandcamp.com/

Visit us on https://www.facebook.com/LosStrici/

Thanks!


Strange Waters Releases Debut EP!

Fort Wayne's premier surf rock extravaganza, Strange Waters, released our debut EP on February 9, 2019 — it's now available for streaming on Spotify and other major music streaming services.

You can also check out our music (and buy the album!) at our Bandcamp page: https://strangewaters.bandcamp.com/releases

And you can get all up in our business at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/strangewatersFW/

Bubbling up from the deep in 2017, Strange Waters is unleashing a torrent of surf rock on the unsuspecting midwest. What began as an exhilarating sonic exploration into reverb-drenched guitars, pounding drums, and driving bass, has turned into one of the most exciting rock revolutions The Fort has ever seen.


ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS / THE ORIONS SPLIT 7"

Calico , Creepozoid , Emergence and Crapoulet Records proudly present a split 7" containing 4 songs by Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards ( three freaks from south west of France playing what they used to call "Brutal Surf Music ") and The Orions ( an original and exotic combo from Tel Aviv,Israel).

Here is a link to Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards'side:
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And a link to The Orions 'side: Link

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Surfana made a new (original) track!

Surfana: Surfalong Cassidy

Check it out, as well as other tracks from our Participation Trophy Records labelmates.

Thanks! You're awesome! <3


New album Robotron (Norway)

Hello everybody,
Robotron have a new album!
This is the final part of the trilogy that begin in 2016 and finishes in 2019.
No, Robotron is not ending, just the trilogy Smile

You can listen to the album at: https://robotron1.bandcamp.com/

This time I want to make something different. Last november I had a break-in in my apartment and all my music equipment was stolen. All my guitars, pedals, amp and cables....
So if you like Robotron and would like to support us, I would ask you to buy the new record (and the other albums as well) at BandCamp. The money received from the sales, will be used to buy new music equipment.

You can also visit https://www.facebook.com/robotron01/

Cheers,
Bjørn



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