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Reminds me of the metal guitarist from the 80s
Guy Man Dude

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Keep the band mentions coming! In the spirit of making them easy to check out, here are some links:

The Sand Blasters - Uber creative Surf, Spy, Spaghetti, and everything else. http://www.markstultz.com/?page_id=1267 (Mark is the main songwriter for the band)

Teisco Del Rey and The Delreylettes (my favorite iteration)
I don't know if he has a homepage, but here's one of his records on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXIEj2L9Fb8Se9q5tfg62j7NuAf4rIgEB

Death Valley - Spaghetti Western at it's best
These guys need to get some stuff online! Here's a jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axCsn2YFF-Y

The Surf Finks (The Surf Finks, Death Valley, High Noon, and The Fly Rite Boys all contribute members to The Thunderchiefs. Do the math.)
We're talking The Sir Finks, right? Here's a page with some more info and a YouTube link: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/01/19/forgotten-series-the-sir-finks-tres-mexicanos-del-sur-de-texas-2008/

Squid Viscous -> Squid Vicious, according to the Deep Eddy site: http://www.deepeddy.net/squid/
Here's an interview with Ted from 2003! http://www.musicdish.com/mag/index.php3?id=7330

Herman The German! Facebook (dormant since 2010) https://www.facebook.com/Herman-The-German-121539634563157/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2HoxHgvpc

Nitrons - Can't find anything, but here's a bio for Beth Garner that mentions them: http://www.lonestarmusic.com/bethgarner

Dude Man Hey - Post some stuff here when you get a chance!

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Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

Geez, Linda would kill me that I accidentally listed her sister as the bassist in the Nitrons and Teisco. Beth (Guitar) and Linda (Bass) were both in Teisco's band along with Lisa Pankratz one of the best drummers I've ever seen. They also teamed up with Karen Biller to form the Queen of Spades. Austin's only all-girl Surf band that I can recall.

Texas is taking over, y'all!!

And thanks for all you do for the scene, Kaleb!

The Phantomatics on Facebook
The Phantomatics on Instagram
The Phantomatics on Bandcamp

Rossmosis wrote:

Appreciate the kind words as well Kaleb, definitely more & more bands popping up around town with a surf vibe. New records from King Pelican & The Avocados among my favorite, everyone do yourselves a favor and scope those.
Right back at you Ross...I really dig the surf hammer, you and the Del Vipes swing every time y'all hit the stage.

http://www.king-pelican.com/

The Nematoads, The Phantomatics & The Boss Jaguars in action last night!

Edit: I also have phone recordings for each band's full set, check 'em out!
phone recordings of each band's full set at these URLs:
http://mixlr.com/klob/showreel/the-nematoads/
http://mixlr.com/klob/showreel/the-phantomatics/
http://mixlr.com/klob/showreel/the-boss-jaguars-2/

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So many underappreciated bands on this forum! They do authentic 60's surf instrumntals and really great surf vocals too. Way into Bobby Fuller... From Austin Texas... The Thunderchiefs!

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shivers13 wrote:

So many underappreciated bands on this forum! They do authentic 60's surf instrumntals and really great surf vocals too. Way into Bobby Fuller... From Austin Texas... The Thunderchiefs!

I agree, The Thunderchiefs are one of the best modern Surf bands around imho!

METEOR IV on reverbnation

They used to participate in discussion from time to time,
Every surf band needs at least one guy to be active on SG101 to keep people aware of them.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

shivers13 wrote:

So many underappreciated bands on this forum! They do authentic 60's surf instrumntals and really great surf vocals too. Way into Bobby Fuller... From Austin Texas... The Thunderchiefs!

Man, you scared me! I thought I somehow missed them in the first post, but they're at the top of the list... phew!

More good bands popping up around here lately!
The Zilkers - lots of covers from Austin surf vet Fred Jay Ross
http://www.reverbnation.com/thezilkers7

Sonic Waves - San Antonio classic types
http://www.reverbnation.com/sonicwaves

Total Death Mechanics - Corpus Christi surf-punkers
http://www.facebook.com/TotalDeathMechanics/

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Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

Last edited: Sep 07, 2016 13:33:58

Bump for new bands, and to celebrate Chad's visit from Atlanta!

First, I've gotta make a correction - Sonic Waves have a lot more going on than just being "classic types"! We had them up in December and I was really impressed with a kind of dreamy feel, very reminiscent of Twin Peaks, on some of their music. They did some more straight-ahead tunes, but about half of their set was quite unique, applied to both originals and covers.

El Jefe and the Riffs - Corpus Christi surf-metal shredders, excited to see them live at Nomad in June!
http://www.facebook.com/eljefeandtheriffs/

The Stone Robots - Really like these guys, pretty heavy but still clean surf with a bit of garage rock thrown in the mix.
http://www.facebook.com/thestonerobots/

The Gentle Grifters - New group who've played with Chuck of The Dead Sea as his backing band a few times, these guys have a lot of class and energy. One of the smoothest groups in the scene already, with some very cool arrangements. Looking forward to more from them soon!
http://www.facebook.com/thegentlegrifters/

The Spoils - FB - RN
Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

Last edited: Apr 10, 2017 15:40:57

Thanks for posting the lists of bands to check out! Big Grin

I downloaded King Pelican's "Matador Surfer" which is great album and is constantly getting played.

Last edited: Apr 17, 2017 20:39:43

Thanks, Schwenman!

http://www.king-pelican.com/

I'd like to chip in on the Austin scene too. We (Rondo Hatton) really enjoyed our date at Second Saturday Surf a couple of years ago. Ted has asked us to come back and if I can find a new second guitarist, we will definitely go back. I lived there for 16 years and wish I never left.

Rondo1 wrote:

I'd like to chip in on the Austin scene too. We (Rondo Hatton) really enjoyed our date at Second Saturday Surf a couple of years ago. Ted has asked us to come back and if I can find a new second guitarist, we will definitely go back. I lived there for 16 years and wish I never left.

We loved having y'all, hope you can make it back for sure. We're trying to send more of our folks in your direction too, but it's tough getting people on the road.

All of the bands who've played Second Saturday Surf are listed and linked on the "Bands" page of this new site that Ted from Deep Eddy has been working on: http://austinsurfs.com/
Check it out!

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Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

And its a great roster of bands!

Hey klob - what would it take to see the Thunderchiefs?

I'm not familiar enough with the players to know the band's story/status. I do know that I love Drang-n-Fly and want to see it live!

From past me to future you

Last edited: May 09, 2017 18:41:14

rottenman wrote:

Hey klob - what would it take to see the Thunderchiefs?

I don't know them really, but they've played before, I think Ernest set that up. I've asked Shaun Young about it, but it sounds like his schedule is contingent on the rest of the band, who are in a bunch of other busy projects. I'll follow up on this and hopefully we can get them back before the end of the year.

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Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

right on - until then, still plenty of awesome bands to fill the bill.

klob wrote:

rottenman wrote:

Hey klob - what would it take to see the Thunderchiefs?

I don't know them really, but they've played before, I think Ernest set that up. I've asked Shaun Young about it, but it sounds like his schedule is contingent on the rest of the band, who are in a bunch of other busy projects. I'll follow up on this and hopefully we can get them back before the end of the year.

From past me to future you

Just found out about another new surf band in Austin, Sheverb
https://sheverb.bandcamp.com/

A trio of women doing a very intriguing blend of surf, spaghetti western and psych. Just a few demos and live cuts out so far, would love to get them together with Nuclear Juarez, what a great show that'd be. Dig their cover of Walk, Don't Run here...

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Second Saturday Surf in Austin, TX - FB

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