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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.
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!
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Ellie and I are very pleased to release our fourth album of original surf music today. It is hard to believe it has been almost ten years since Surf Dance. Thank you all for your influence and support over the years. Longboard Mornings is available everywhere today digitally, and CDs through us.
Australia’s King of the Surf Guitar takes on the inspiration of Hank Marvin and The Shadows in this new release.
Classic Shadows hits including Apache, Wonderful Land and The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt mixed with Martin’s own Shadows-influenced music.
"Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red.
However, most of all, it was the music, and their sound. I was totally captivated.
And have been ever since.
Their music inspired me and gave me permission to be a guitarist. Without them, it is hard to know what I would be doing now. Their music has been a constant for me.
I was also inspired by their songwriting and the compositions of Jerry Lordan.
‘SHADOWMAN’ IS MY TRIBUTE – MY THANK YOU – TO THE SHADOWS.
This album contains some of their wonderful tracks and some of my own, clearly inspired by Hank, Bruce, Brian, Tony, Jet and the rest of the wonderful musicians that were The Shadows."
2. Cry For A Shadow
3. Christmas in July
4. The Rise and Fall of Flingle Bunt – Featuring Mental As Anything
5. Los Spaniard
7. Marvin Bay
8. Going to Kaleponi
9. Night Star
12. Wonderful Land
13. This Boy
14. Twilight Surfer
16. Eleanor Rigby
Texas surf rock tips its hat to the man who wore the crown - Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. Hosted by Indian Roller boutique roadhouse, five Texas rock combos will perform Dale-inspired set lists that include covers of the King’s greatest hits. It’ll be a thunderous tribute to the man, the myth, and the legend of Dick Dale.
Dale-tastic sets by: the Hungry Onions, the Nematoads, Los Superavengers, the Boss Jaguars!, and the Baffles. Stay til the end for a special All-Star Dick Dale Jam!
Indian Roller will be debuting a new Tiki Cocktail menu and Deep Eddy Records, Bat-Tone Records and Surf Austin will be on hand holding Dick Dale-themed raffles throughout the night.
Proceeds for the event go to benefit CareBOX Program. CareBOX is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing free, much-needed care supplies to cancer patients. CareBOX hand assembles and delivers these supplies to patients, reducing barriers to access and helping to prevent malnutrition, infections and injuries and reduce cancer-related deaths.
THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA are back to Europe to promote their new album I.N.F.E.R.N.O. in the summer 2019!!!
Yes dudes, we're back to Europe to do a large tour promoting our new album called I.N.F.E.R.N.O. This record is a celebration of 10 years on the road and for us will be a big pleasure back to Europe for the 5th time to meet our friends and mates for a few beers and a to do little bit of party!!!
I.N.F.E.R.N.O. have 13 songs and was recorded in our hometown Piracicaba/Brasil, the record will be available in all digital medias next Friday, June 7th. Cd and vinyl release available in the Euro Tour.
Below I'll bring the dates of the I.N.F.E.R.N.O. Euro Tour 2019. Hope meet all our friends on the road. See you soon dudes!!!
TMMMafia . I.N.F.E.R.N.O. Euro Tour 2019
Jun 12th . Essen/DE . Don't Panic . w/ Goddamn Gallows
Jun 13th . Köln/DE . Sonic Ballroom . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 14th . Vöklabruck/AT . C'est la Vie .w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 15th . Hallstatt/AT . Almhütte . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 16th . Vienna/AT . Arena Beisl . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 19th . Čadca/Slovakia . Acafe . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 20th . Hungary . S8 Underground Club . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 21th . Padova/IT . Lighthouse Pub . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 22th . Livorno/IT . Surfer Joe Summer Festival
Jun 23th . Turim/IT Edera Squat . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 26th . Généve/CH . La Mahkno . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 27th . Lyon/FR . Le Farmer . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 28th . Berrie/FR . Cave Troglodyte . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 29th . Saumur/FR . La Belle Siétre . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jun 30th . TBA
Jul 03th . Barcelona/ES . Psychobilly Meeting Festival
Jul 05th . Bruges/BE . Barock Pub . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 06th . Amiens/FR . LÁccueil Froid . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 07th . Paris/FR . Le Cirqué Electrique . w/ Nausea Bomb
Jul 10th . Arnhem/NL . Bringant
Jul 11th . Groningen/NL . Lola
Jul 12th . Munster/DE . Helle Welt . w/ Los Gringos
Jul 13th . Berlim/DE . Cortina Bob . w/ Pornscars
Jul 16th . Nijmenjen/NL . Kollektief Kafé Bijstand . w/ Hillbilly Rawhide
Jul 17th . Kortrijk/BE . The Pit's
Jul 18th . Schiedam/NL . Graauwe Hengst . w/ Hillbilly Rawhide
Jul 19th . Loreken/BE . Exit Inside
Jul 20th . Wuppertal/DE . AZ Wuppertal
Jul 21th . Dusseldorf/De . w/ Los Gringos
Jul 24th . Amsterdam/NL . BR020 . Acoustic Session
Jul 25th . Eindhoven/NL . Café The Jack
Jul 26th . Den Helder/NL . Rockcafé De Engel
Jul 27th . Rotterdam/NL . Baroeg w/ Demented are Go + Tio Gringo
Jul 28th . Amsterdam/NL . TBA
Jul 31th . TBA
Aug 01th . Dublin/IR . Undeground Dame
Aug 02th . Belfast/IR . TBA
Aug 03th . Hamburg/DE . Keine Knete Festival
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June is International Surf Music Month!
June 1, 2019 – This June marks the eleventh anniversary of “International Surf Music Month”, endorsed by a coalition of international surf bands. With the support of NESMA, a U.S. based network of surf bands, surf music events are planned for the month of June throughout the world. In addition to the northeast U.S., including Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York, shows will take place in Maryland, Washington DC, California, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Canada, among other places.
Surf music is a form of guitar-led instrumental rock music which evolved in the early 1960s. Pioneering surf musicians included bands such as Dick Dale and the Deltones, The Surfaris (of “Wipe Out” fame), and composers like Paul Johnson of The Belairs. Specialized instruments and amps focus on a reverb sound and guitar techniques that mimic the sound and feel of surfing. While taking a backseat to vocal pop music during the late 1960s and 1970s, surf music rebounded in the 1980s (sometimes called the “second wave”), and again in 1996 with the popularity of the film “Pulp Fiction” and its surf music-laced soundtrack. Current surf bands continue to play the classic tunes from the 1960s and later, while composing new surf music and releasing original recordings to expand the style.
“Surf instrumental music has no language barriers or age restrictions", says Mike Rosado, founder of NESMA and the Connecticut surf band 9th Wave. “Today's instrumental surf music pays homage to the founding legends of the style, as well as pushing the boundaries of progressive, contemporary surf music.”
The month starts out with The Great Lakes Surf Battle (fourteenth annual) in Toronto Canada on May 31-June 1. Founded in 2006 by Canadian surf bands The Blue Demons and The Von Drats, the Great Lakes Surf Battle has grown to become the top surf music event in the far north. This year’s festival will see the first night focusing on Toronto-area surf bands, such as The Cliff Divers, and Mark Malibu & the Wasagas. The second evening of surf music will be an “Intercontinental Championship”, including The Tsunamibots and 9th Wave from the New England, as well as bands from Texas and Nova Scotia.
In the U.S., the first Saturday of every month since 2004 finds Unsteady Freddie’s Surf Rock Shindig hosting regional, national and international bands at Otto’s Shrunken Head Tiki Bar in New York City. June 1 is no exception, offering up a diverse show with bands such as The Derangers (Massachusetts), Commercial Interruption (CT), and The Supertones (NYC), for a crowd well-versed in instrumental surf music.
Italy is also celebrating with the annual Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno Italy, June 20-23. This is the 14th edition of this festival which has been running since 2003; this year it boasts performances by about 30 international bands over 4 days, including bands from Italy, U.S.A., Israel, Mexico, Spain, Greece, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil, France, Germany, and Belgium (more information at http://www.surferjoemusic.com/festival/).
Mexico has its own large surf & garage music festival planned for June 1, called Wild O’ Fest. Bands on the bill this year come from Mexico, U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Of course, other important surf music events happen in months that are not designated as International Surf Music Month, such as the Surf Guitar 101 Convention each August in southern CA (https://www.facebook.com/SG101Convention).
The genre of surf music continues to thrive throughout the world; surf bands in almost every country, including Russia, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Japan, Serbia, U.S.A., Canada, and the U.K. make this a truly diverse, international style of music. (For a brief history of surf music, see http://www.nesmasurf.org/surf%20music%20history.htm)
International Surf Music Month community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/surfmusicmonth
We have a hardcopy of our music. Only took us 5 years to do it, but here it is. Our latest release "Burn the Breeze" will be available June 20th at our record release show at The Press Club in Sacramento, CA. After this it will be available directly from us or through our Bandcamp page.
Facekini Watusi EP - the debut recording by Beijing-based surf garage band BOSS CUTS.
Recorded, mixed and mastered on a baozi budget, Facekini Watusi EP is now available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.
Surf music from Idaho?! Yes, Idaho! John and the guys are finishing up their first full length album as 'The Seatopians'. It will be the first release on Altered State of Reverb music label. We're prepared to help them with distribution and CD pressing but they have set up an Indeigogo campaign to pay the remaining balance of mixing and mastering costs. Please consider helping them out.
I have listened to the advanced version of this album and I have to say, it's creative, it's daring, and an all out solid surf record.
Donate now to secure an early copy!!!
The debut album "vision beyond time", by ysi-aie, is now available. Listen at various streaming services or on bandcamp:
This is a solo project, featuring 10 original non-trad instrumental tracks. Thanks for listening.
Ruin The Party, the debut album by Albany NY's The Jagaloons, is available now from Sharawaji Records on CD & digital (LP available soon!)
You can give it a listen and pick up a copy at http://thejagaloons.bandcamp.com
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