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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!

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Current News Stories

Surf Drummer Dies While Playing Surf Music; Brought Back To Life; It's Stretch Riedle...!

I know I don't contribute much here, but as a member of the surf music and surf drumming community for 30+ years I figured it was ok to post this.

On 11/25/17, while playing a gig with my band the New Shockwaves, I suffered cardiac arrest and died slumped over my kit. I was quickly attended to with CPR [from my ex-girlfriend and still friend] and then by the 911 team that arrived. I was brought back to life, so I'm still around to tell this story. I've been in the hospital since, and on Monday 12/11/17 I will have my Mitral heart valve repaired. If repairing it doesn't work then I'll get a new mechanical valve installed. I'm also getting a defibrillator installed. I will be better than new at this point once I recover from the surgery.

I look forward to getting back on the kit and continuing to play for both the New Shockwaves and Fascinating Creatures Of The Deep.

Finally, a friend of mine started a GoFundMe page to help cover medical expenses. (I also can accept PayPal at stretchriedle@gmail.com). I have no expectations from anyone, but I will put it out there nonetheless.

https://www.gofundme.com/jeff-stretch-riedle-medical-fund

Surf's still up!
Stretch Riedle


Surf Rock Show with The Tikinauts @ Wauwatiki!

After a long hiatus The Tikinauts will be returning to the stage December 23 at Wauwatiki in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The Tikinauts are three-quarters of The Revomatics and perform the classic surf hits. Surf's up at 10:30 PM. DJ at 9:30 PM. Live surf music, exotic cocktails and Tiki - all in one place! Wow! Link

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Phantom Operators Release “Surf Dopes on Punk” Cover Album

After a short hiatus, The Phantom Operators have released a 5-song EP, “Surf Dopes on Punk”. This EP features surf-soaked versions of punk classics by bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Agent Orange, the Misfits, and Social Distortion. The band considers this release a tribute to some of the bands that influenced them and hopes that listeners look up the originals after listening to their interpretations. The Operators also have plans to release a full-length album of original material in the new year. The band’s last full-length was 2016’s Hasta Muerte. “Surf Dopes on Punk” along with all of the band’s other material is available for purchase/download at Bandcamp


Announcing the 2017 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2017 MP3 Compilation! Our 13th 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, January 31st, 2018.

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!


New release: Christmas With The Supraphonics!

Max Recordings (of Little Rock, AR) is happy to announce the release of Christmas With The Supraphonics! This full-length album has 11 covers of Christmas classics and 1 original song. Very influenced by The Ventures' late 1960s psychedelic period (think Guitar Freakout, Super Psychedlics), these arrangements come with a lot of fuzz, wah, 12-string, and various organ sounds. Plus country and lounge flavors here and there. The website below takes you to various ways to enjoy the record-- Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes. Happy Holidays!

http://www.christmaswiththesupraphonics.com/


Thom and Cathie's 35th Anniversary Surf Party Featuring Satan's Pilgrims

Please join us as we celebrate our 35th with some great bands. We open with Don and the Quixotes from Portland, The 1Uppers (country), The 'Verb, The Delstroyers CD release party and our headliner Satan's Pilgrims!

We start early because we are old.

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Surfer Joe Festival 2017 Video

I am a Surf Guitarist and attended the International Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy in June 2017. I had a good time listening to some great international bands….

Check out my compilation Video & my new song, "Perpetual Surf" © 2017 michael m (Michael Morelli)

Here: Link

If you like my song & video, please consider to follow me on Facebook and like my page:

https://www.facebook.com/michaelm.rocks/

Please leave comments and/or send me a message if you see yourself in my Video.

I would love to hear from you!

michael m


Aloha Sluts new album out! 'Let's get Wild!'

Dutch surfpunx Aloha Sluts just released 'Let's get Wild' on the legendary psychobilly label Tombstone Records Holland (Guanabatz, Space Cadets, Nekromantix, Demented Are Go). The album contains the complete 'Return of the Sluts' session, plus some previous unreleased live recordings, demo-takes and more... all remastered to blow up your speaker set! 666% Surfabilly! If ya into Link Wray? Git it!

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Tommy Cox Surf Guitar Instrumental EP "Mojado Rodadora" now on Bandcamp

You can now purchase my EP Mojado Rodadora at:

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Royal Aces to play for every 2018 Golden Super Cruise Car Show, Golden, CO

It's official: The dates have now been set, and, in 2018 the Royal Aces will once again play for every Golden Super Cruise Car Show. On the first Saturday of every month, from May to October, the Royal Aces will play from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, as part of this outstanding classic car show in Golden, CO.

A shot from one of this year's Super Cruise gigs, courtesy of LJK Photos:

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