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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!
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.
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Three days of the greatest surf bands on the planet! A weekend full of music, lifestyle merchandise and food truck cuisine! A hotel weekender with everything under one roof! (and free parking)
FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage:
7 pm Doors open Crystal Ballroom
8 pm Tikiyaki Orchestra
9:30 Satan's Pilgrims
SATURDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Movie Screening: The Sound Of The Surf with John Blair
12:10PM Q&A with John Blair
1:30PM Paul Johnson
2:30PM Sir Bald Diddley AKA Hipbone Slim
3:30PM The Concussions
4:30PM Deke Dickerson Plays Link Wray
6:30PM The Charades
7:30PM The Irradiates
8:30PM The Volcanos
9:30PM Pollo Del Mar
10:30PM The Bomboras
SUNDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Seminar: Surf in the 80’s with Jonpaul Balak & John Blair
12:00Noon Surfguitar101.com Members’ Jam
2:00PM Waves Of Steele
3:00PM Tiki Creeps
4:00PM A Tribute To Bob Dalley and The Surf Raiders
5:00PM The Hellbenders
6:00PM The Eliminators
7:00PM Surf Kings
8:00PM Messer Chups
Bands appearing on the international Crystal Ballroom stage over the weekend:
Satan’s Pilgrims (Portland)
The Bomboras (Los Angeles)
Deke Dickerson as Link Wray (SoCal)
Messer Chups (Russia)
TikiYaki Orchestra (SoCal)
The Charades (Finland)
Sir Bald Diddley( England)
The Irradiates (France)
Pollo Del Mar (San Francisco)
The Volcanos (Detroit)
The Hellbenders (Detroit)
The Eliminators (Orange County)
Paul Johnson (60s surf pioneer/South Bay)
The Concussions (Grand Rapids)
The Surf Kings (Oceanside)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa)
Tiki Creeps (Los Angeles)
Waves Of Steele (Antelope Valley)
Rocketfish (Huntington Beach)
Bob Dalley / The Surf Raiders tribute (Utah)
Return of the SG101 member jam.
ALSO - lifestyle vendors and much more...
Happy to announce a new, small, scorching hot surf festival in the south of the Netherlands: Sunburn Surf Fest will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in Tilburg.
The first surf bands making up the lineup so far:
= THE KRONTJONG DEVILS =
Back to being a quintet, these veterans of the Dutch surf scene really need no introduction. Marvellous instrumental surf music, straight from 'Groningen Surf City'… and the stars.
= BARÍTON LOCO =
Ghent's Baríton Loco brings some mean twangy guitars, piercing bass, raw driving drums and with an edge of fuzz. Not for the faint of heart.
= THE MALBEHAVERS =
From the beaches of Tilburg, these locals like to throw a sonic beach party, inspired by their surf heroes.
More to come!
Sunburn Surf Fest – Scorching hot surf music
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, Netherlands
Check out https://sunburn.surf/ for more announcements.
2 rippin' new tracks and a surprise remaster await if you dare venture into the darkest of depths. If you're feeling the groove, please like and follow on Spotify.
Here on Bandcamp https://thesurfisticats.bandcamp.com/album/the-surfisticats-strut the new four-track EP of original tunes by UK-based band The Surfisticats.
The Surfisticats present a fresh set of catchy and energetic original tunes, with twanging guitars and lap steel dripping with reverb, groovy bass and thunderous drums. Recorded live in Cambridge in March 2023, the tunes evoke long summer days sipping cocktails on a sunny beach.
The Surfisticats are David Greeves guitars, lap steel; Xavi Ruf guitars; Gus Glen bass guitars; Seán Walton drums.
Recorded 11 March 2023 at NCI Cambridge by Sam Inglis assisted by Steve Fenton. Produced by Sam Inglis.
See the featured video for The 2nd Wave THE SURFISTICATS (NCI, Cambridge) BOPFLIX sessions.
(Video - Chris Magee, Bopflix; audio - Sam Inglis.)
https://www.thesurfisticats.com for news, live dates and more. Further videos soon.
Tons of news for french one-man, many-bats band Jay Poisön & The Bat People from Lyon, France !
A new remastered version of the track Nosferatu Boogaloo from latest album Rise of the Bat People ! has just been released on streaming platforms.
This new remastered version is released ahead of a brand new music video that will be out a few days after the single on the band's youtube page !
A new EP releases June 1st, called Echoes from the Batcave ! Two brand new songs and two new recordings of Varla O Varla and Death Mask Boogie, from the first album.
Many more are coming, and of course, the fourth album will be out for Halloween !
Follow and listen to the Bat People anywhere you prefer : https://linktr.ee/jaypoisonandthebatpeople
See you soon !
Took a while (10 years), but here it is: the second Biarritz Boys records is out on Surf Cookie Records (SC040)!
Inside Clean Waves is out on LP, CD and all streaming platforms. Eleven new bangers for you to party to! Ten originals, one ode to an old Indo-rock classic.
Since the Boys can write songs but really suck at naming them, (almost) all songs were named by befriended surfbands.
Thanx to all the godfathers who adtoped a track and baptised it! We are honoured.
1. Shogun (actually got it's name from The Biarritz Boys)
2. The Spy Who Pechaan'd Me (baptised by Daikaiju)
3. Surf Wind From The North (baptised by Surfer Joe)
4. Livorno Ferris Wheel of Italian Chess (baptised by Arny Zone/Aloha Sluts)
5. El Mysto (baptised by Anro de Cea)
6. In-Shame in the Brain (baptised by Stories From Shamehill)
7. Fire in the Hole (baptised by The Krontjong Devils)
8. Pororoca (baptised by The Mullet Monster Maffia)
9. Frontside Tuberide (baptised by del-Toros)
10. El Perro del Mar (also baptised by The Krontjong Devils)
11. Ajoen Ajoen (indo-rock classic, adopted by Eddy Luca)
Check out/order here: Link
Bad Boys of the Knitting Scene by El Delmonico available now on all streaming platforms
SRW066 The Terrorsurfs - From The Jaws Of Hell (12" Hell Red Opaque/Smoked Vinyl LP)
It's been 5 years since "Mutant Surfing Trash” but now those masked zombie surf rockers The Terrorsurfs are back with their 3rd full length on "hell red" coloured vinyl, CD and digital download.
New drummer King Fuzzo powers through 12 new cuts of throbbing surf punk and trashy garage twang. Favourite live track "Methro Skull" kicks it off with a Dick Dale inspired rumble, followed by the baltic belter "The Bolshevik Beatdown" boasting a bonkers Balalaika, Blimey! The single "Spit Roast" (already "leaked" on a few compilations), has an awesome "Supermarionation" style video including an introduction explaining exactly how to roast your Easter lamb and "Revenge of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls" is the fictitious favourite film of Dave (Red Dwarf) Lister, maybe there'll be a lawsuit from the BBC... But, guitarist El Guapo's dog Hector has met Craig (Dave Lister) Charles on a film shoot, so we should be fine!
Buy it on Vinyl, CD and digital download now - https://theterrorsurfs.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-jaws-of-hell
Black Valley Moon just released a new ep on all major streaming platforms. It’s called ‘It Makes Magick’, and features a cover of White Wedding. The brand new video for White Wedding can be seen, here.
This will be our 14TH such gathering honoring the legacy of "the biggest selling & most popular band in the history of recorded music!"
The (12) hour event (9 AM- 9PM) features all-day music, special guests, memorabilia & sale tables, a silent auction & a dinner buffet!
For the past several years, THE WILSON & BOGLE FAMILIES, longtime business manager FIONA TAYLOR & BOB SHADE of Hallmark Guitars have graced us with their presence. This year THE VENTURES themselves hope to tie in a fest appearance with several lined-up gigs nearby!
Co-founder DON WILSON sadly passed away in January of last year & we honored his own legacy last year at the fest with a 'Don Wilson Remembered' theme. In previous years- we did the same for legendary guitarists' Nokie Edwards & Gerry McGee. Don's son TIM will be onboard this year as a co-cordinator of the event & together we've chosen the theme:
THE VENTURES FOREVER!
In the months ahead- Tim will be reaching out to those musicians who were an 'integral' part of The Ventures legacy over the years: JOHN DURRILL, JOE BARILE, GEORGE BABBITT, HARVEY WICKLAND & DEKE DICKERSON to name a few with invites to what we hope turns into 'our gandest fest ever!'
Its early yet in regards to setting an 'exact' cover charge for the fest this year! We'll be in the process of gauging interest over the next few months but be advised that we're usually in the $70-$80 range for the day which includes breakfast, lunch & dinner!
Every year- for those unable to attend- we offer post fest pkgs, that can include the 'commemorative T-shirt & program &/or DVD SETS capturing all the festivities. Items are priced separately & $$$ totals count toward expenses! We encourage support in some form if you opt out of attending!
Our ID CARD for this year is attached (front & back). Contact info is included to clarify info within or to inquire about any of the fest goodies
available as a 'form of support!'
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