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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

New release, "Same Room, Different Hotel" from Dave Kaplan

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new record, "Same Room, Different Hotel", a latin tinged, surf inspired collection of single coil twang.

It's available for streaming on iTunes, spotify, etc., and cd's are available at CDbaby.

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/davidkaplan

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The Surferific Dudes new EP Mountain Wave to be released!!

The Surferific Dudes are proud to announce our first EP release Mountain Wave is now available for pre-order on bandcamp, with CD from Sharawaji Records available in the next few weeks.

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Phantom Operators release “Mala Suerte”

The Phantom Operators have released their newest album, “Mala Suerte”. The album is 10 all new, original tracks. This comes on the heels of their last release, the “Surf Dopes on Punk” cover album and is their first original release since 2016’s “Death Valley Driver” single. “Mala Suerte” is available for purchase at PhantomOperators.bandcamp.com.


DIRTY FUSE (Greece) . BRASIL TOUR . JAN/2018

Mamuteprod presents, from the first time in South America :

DIRTY FUSE . Surf Rock from Greece

10 Years Surfing on the Road Brasil Tour . Jan/2018

  • Jan/17 . Rio Claro/Sp . Sujinho's Bar
  • Jan/18 . Piracicaba/Sp . Brejaria (Meet & Greet)
  • Jan/19 . Sorocaba/Sp . Little Paul BBQ
  • Jan/20 . Registro/Sp . Sesc Registro
  • Jan/21 . Campinas/Sp . Korova 71
  • Jan/24 . Bauru/Sp . Sesc Bauru
  • Jan/25 . São Jose do Rio Preto/Sp . Sesc Rio Preto
  • Jan/26 . Ribeirão Preto/Sp . O Hierofante
  • Jan/27 . Santos/Sp . Sesc Santos
  • Jan/28 . Sumaré/Sp . Camden Pool Pub . w/ THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA
  • Jan/29 . São Paulo/Sp . Instrumental Sesc Brasil . Live Broadcasting Show . 19hs (Brazilian Time)

Infos : sentaaporva@gmail.com / Mamuteprod - Orleone Records

É nói na guerra ciganada!!!

Txá!!!

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Happy New Year from Lake Effect Reverb Radio

Happy New Year Everyone! Lake Effect Reverb is on WJCU 88.7fm Saturday 09:00-11:00 est. I play a lot of surf on the show and if you're in a band that has something on bandcamp let me know. I also have a page "Lake Effect Reverb" on Facebook to get a hold of me. Thank you.


David Arnson's Coloring Book

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After many years of muttered threats and garbled incoherencies, David Arnson (me) of Insect Surfers has released an 18-page coloring book, 'Insect Surfers & Alien Allies'. Pictures range from well, insects surfing (and playing guitar, pictured here), to bizarre and fanciful extraterrestrial landscapes. First hundred copies are all autographed and I'm happy to personalize any for you, too. Use this link below if you wish to order, and note that POSTAGE IS INCLUDED in the price.

I was busting my nuts trying to get this out BEFORE the holiday season, but various printer bugaboos were against me. Of course, this is a timeless gift, anyway,right?!

Thanxx,folks!

http://www.insectsurfers.com/store/insect_surfers__alien_allies_coloring_book/


The Me Gustas - Merchandise Available

Happy Holidays everyone!

Seems like we should have done this a while ago, but finally we have added some merchandise to our Bandcamp page:

Bandcamp Link

We will be adding more over the next few months. We appreciate the folks who have purchased and donated their dollars to The Me Gustas. Thank you for taking your time to peruse our site. Once again, happy holidays and here is to a reverb filled new year. Cheers.

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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



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