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Permalink 2012, Surf Guitar 101 Convention #5, Sat. Aug. 11th. reviews start on pg 14, pics n vids on pg 15, lots of pics by Tuck on page 20

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Hey Gang,

Almost 1 month away, all the other surf festivals are over,
lets get a big push and rev up for:
The 2012 Surf Guitar 101 Convention #5
and in doing so, I would like to announce the SG101 convention website:

Just Added, to the Legends of Surf portion of the Day.
The FIRST and ONLY reunion of all Rumblers on stage at one time

the Amazing Nocturnes (of 3rd Star to the Left fame)

It's that time of year again.
Time to announce the line up for the 5th Annual SG101 Convention, 2012!

It is with great pride and enthusiasm I present.
The 5th Annual Surf Guitar 101 convention, 2012
Jon & the Nightriders
The Madeira
El Ray
Los Venturas
The Exotics
The Dynotones
9th Wave
The Intoxicators

The Venue will once again be the Starting Gate, in Los Alamitos, Ca.
The Date is Sat. Aug. 11th. 10am to 8pm, doors open at 8 am.
There will be of course the SG101 members jam, a Legends Jam(tribute Hour)
Huge Vendor Room, and Raffles and giveaways. and so much more...

I have been getting inquiries about the cost of the event,
and what about pre-sale tix.

We are not selling tix in advance, if you are coming from far away,
(Nor. Cal. or out of state)and want to be assured a ticket to the event.
Please e-mail me directly at, and I will put you on a list of guaranteed entrants.
The Cost for the Convention this year will be 30 dollars.
Considering that the cost of The Guitar Geek Fest is 55 or 60 dollars,
and Tiki Oasis is between 70 and 105 plus dollars.
I don't think that I am gouging the attendees. I hope that everyone understand that there is 2 European bands, and 4 bands that are coming from East of the Rocky mountains, and The cost of travel these days is not cheep. I would like to be able to pay the bands well to help cover those costs. 10 Hours divided by 30 dollars is 3 dollars an hour.
Is that really that much?
Thanks for understanding.

There will once again be The (Fri.) Pre-convention BBQ at my place.
And Pre-convention bar shows(Fri.)(San Diego, Anaheim, and El Segundo.
Post-Convention party/show (at The Doll Hut in Anaheim, Feat. Slacktone,The Disasternauts, and The Tequila Worms).
And Day after (Sun.) Huntington Beach pier show. 11am to 5 pm.
Then Post Pier show surf jam with Matt Quilter's wave machine at Venue to be determined.

There will also be some bar shows around So. Cal. by the 2 Euro bands
mid week before the convention.
There will probably be a Tour of the Fender Factory on Friday morning.
And there will once again be the wildly popular Surf Music History Tour on Monday morning, of Balboa/Newport,&Huntington Beach.

Also there will be some show's in Nor. Cal. the weekend before,
featuring El Ray, and Los Venturas.

And Tiki Oasis, Aug.16th-19th ( ) will be the weekend after the SG101 convention. And This Years theme will be (SPY).
So I highly recommend staying for a week, and going to that also.
The Bands are promised to be quite good at that yearly HUGE event.

So make your plans now,
If possibly come out for a whole week, and soak in the So.Cal. scene!

Facebook for the event

Here's some YouTube samples of the featured bands:

Los Venturas -
Jon and the Nightriders -
The Exotics -
The Intoxicators -
The Dynotones -
The Madeira -
El Ray -
9th Wave -

It's getting closer!

Thanks to Jonpaul Balak of The Insect Surfers. TikiYaki Orchestra,
and Tiki Magazine for doing the great flyer again.
here is the front.


and back, with other shows before and after the convention,




Last edited: Sep 02, 2012 01:11:36


How did I know you would be the 1st to reply to this Carol?


All hail, Big Tiki Dude!!!! You've hit another home-run, Jeff! I'll be there for sure.


EL RAY!!!! omg omg omg...

The whole line up is absolutely stellar. AMAZING!! But man, I am really geeked up to see El Ray!

and The Madeira. Wow, man. Wow.

I will be there!!!

BTD.... Worship Worship Worship
SG101! Guitar

Insect Surfers
The Tikiyaki Orchestra
Tikiyaki 5-0
The Scimitars
Surfer Joe
Fiberglass Jungle - Surf Radio

Sound like fun!

Jill Martini & The Shrunken Heads

El Ray!!! How did you read my mind that I was hoping they would be one of the European bands this year?

Every band is one that I so want to see.

Needless to say, it's on our calendar. How can we patiently wait for August?


CousinMary wrote:

El Ray!!! How did you read my mind that I was hoping
they would be one of the European bands this year?

Every band is one that I so want to see.

Needless to say, it's on our calendar. How can we
patiently wait for August?


I think that there are quite a few people that are stoked about El Ray,
I hope that People will also check out the Great
Los Venturas

and I am super stoked for the Jon & the Nightriders reunion show.
and I either love, or have wanted to see all of the other bands involved.

I really hope that a lot of you can make it,
as this is truly a very varied show of different styles of surf bands.


I just looked in our Playlist data base and notice that Phil Dirt used to play Los Venturas on KFJC, but he was using his own recordings - there is nothing in the KFJC library.

Right now I am sampling them on MySpace and wow! Do I hear a sax?

I just found out that I might miss it this year for work-related things I can't get out of. Hoping for the best because this lineup looks great.

Hot Summer Comes Again!
Let's Go Beach! Let's Go Beach!

damn ... I live on the wrong continent !

HelveTiki wrote:

damn ... I live on the wrong continent !

Nope, you live near Surfer Joe's !

Monkey Ju

Pirato Ketchup

clepak wrote:

HelveTiki wrote:

damn ... I live on the wrong continent !

Nope, you live near Surfer Joe's !

yep.. you're right,
but I mean for the SG101 convention.

I Love California.
the last time i was in LA was in 1999.
It's about time to go there again..


Hi guys,

For more info regarding Los Venturas, check out the links below:

We're looking forward to be back in the States and see you guys on SG101 '12.

Btw, be sure to check out our latest LP “Kaleydoskop”, which was recorded at Pete Curry’s ‘Pow Wow Fun Room’ =>


C Boost

Sweet. I cannot wait!

The Exotics 1994-Current
The Chickenshack -

bigtikidude wrote:

How did I know you would be the 1st to reply to this

Big Grin
i've already started looking at plane tickets

This year I am definitely making it out!



Well, how freakin' exciting is this!!! What a lineup!!! An amazing job as usual, Jeff! We are absolutely THRILLED to be part of this convention, and we thank you very much for the invitation! The convention has really become a very special part of my life (i've only missed one so far, the second one), and I'm sure this one will be the best one yet. It'll be wonderful to see everybody again and get to take in all this amazing music. I can't wait!!!!

The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Blair-Pongracic Band on Facebook
The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

Planning, planning, plannning!



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