here is the Ferenc approved/penned version,
much better I think.
The third Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention is confirmed August 5-8 at various location in Southern California. The main event is planned for Saturday, August 7th at The Starting Gate in Los Alamitos. Please save these dates, and make your plans now to come to California for this celebration of Surf Music! Details about the events surrounding the convention will be posted soon.
Thanks to JonPaul Balak from the Boardwalkers,Insect Surfers,Tikiyaki for making this for us.
Venue: The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2802
doors at 8 am, 9am for vending room,
Show starts at 10am
20 dollars, 16 years and under free.
here is the link to the Facebook that Kristena is doing for it.
and here is the myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sg101convention
8 am- Open for Breakfast
9 am- Vendors begin
10 am to 8 pm - Live Music
7pm Space Cossacks (Washington D.C.)
6pm Frankie and the Pool Boys (SF Bay Area, CA)
5pm The Insect Surfers (Los Angeles, CA)
4pm The Atomic Mosquitos, Washington D.C.)
3pm The Space Rangers (Germany)
2pm The Wadadli Riders (Antigua/Italy)
1pm The Surfside IV (Phoenix, AZ)
noon Men of Mystery (L.A. County, CA)
11 am,- A "60's Legends of Surf" Jam
10 am and The SG101 Members Jam.
- Huge back room at The Starting Gate will host the Vendors area.
- Meet and greet SG101 members from around the world
- Meet legendary Surf Musicians
- Many more shows planned around the main convention show.
I hope many of you can come out to California to soak up the sun and reverb of this ongoing tradition of shows.
- Your host Jeff "Big Tiki Dude" Hanson
A few notes about each band:
The Space Cossacks Originally from Washington D.C., The Space Cossacks are widely recognized as one of the most popular and influential bands of the 1990's great surf revival, if not all time. We are honored that The Space Cossacks, with their original line-up intact, will appear at the SG101 Convention as part of their 10th anniversary reunion tour.
Frankie and the Pool Boys- This Bay Area group was never supposed to perform live, but agreed to come together for the SG101 Convention. Featuring Ferenc Dobronyi from Pollo Del Mar with Danny and Tony from The TomorrowMen, Karen of Meshugga Beach party, and Naotaka Seki from Japan's Surf Coasters on drums with several special guests.
The Wadadli Riders- The Surf Music Kings of the Caribbean! Lorenzo Valdambrini, the leader of the band is also the founder of the hugely successful Surfer Joe Festival in Italy. This will be the Wadali Riders second tour of California.
(Along with the Space Rangers from Germany, we are pleased to have The Wadadli Riders as our first international bands at the SG101 convention.)
The Insect Surfers- Planet Earth's longest running modern surf bands has been preforming since the Summer of 1979. They have released 3 CDs, and a best-of album, with appearances on about 30(!) compilations. The Insect Surfers strive to bring you the best in modern surfadelic sounds.
The Space Rangers- From Ulm, Germany, The Space Rangers' stomping beats and bass lines are the solid reef on which the delayed guitar riffs break, topped with whitecaps of organ harmonies. If Godzilla had a favorite band, it would be the Space Rangers.
The Atomic Mosquitos- From Washington D.C., The Atomic Mosquitos are led by the twin reverb guitars of Joe Marencic and Paul Carson with Stephen Blickenstaff adding theremin touches and driven along by Sean Rush on bass and Craig Stang's drums. They deliver a full-on, uptempo surf assault. They have released three CDs.
The Surfside IV- With fans numbering in the dozens, these surf rockers from Sonora, Arizona have managed to thrill themselves and audiences alike, despite their willingness to don a fez. Never afraid to make a true spectacle and always providing an ample target area for empty beer cans, a Surfside IV show is a veritable reverb-soaked cavalcade of high-speed guitar, bass and drum acrobatics.
The Men of Mystery- A tribute to England's legendary Shadows, this group features members of The Detonators, joined by Marty Tippens (The Planktones, The Trespassers), and Abdel Khineche (a long time Shadows devotee.)
The Legends of Surf Jam - We have asked members several First Wave groups to join a fantastic, all-star backing band, to perform the music we cherish. This a very rare opportunity for you to see the songs performed by the people that first recorded and wrote them.
Starting the day's music will be the very popular SG101 Members Jam.
I am thinking of trying something different to organize it this year.
Look for a separate thread on that later.
Please plan on coming 4PM, Thursday, August 5th to a BBQ at my place, followed by a show in nearby Anaheim.
Monday, August 9th will be a day of sight seeing and field trips.
here is the info for all of the shows from wed. aug. 4th. to thurs. aug 12th.
Thanks for all your enthusiasm and support over the years.
Last edited: May 14, 2011 18:44:59