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Permalink KFJC 60th Anniversary show- Mermen, Pollo Del Mar, Insect Surfer ++ Oct. 26

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I’m in for chipping in on pizza.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

I have the website brought up waiting for the live cam to come on. Almost like watching tv test patterns when I was young. Smile

Glasgow Tiki Shakers. SO GOOD!!!!!

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Just came home from a concert, it's 2:30am in Berlin. Gonna watch a little of GTS and go to bed then. Probably.

Los Apollos - interplanetary surf music trio (Berlin)
"Postcards from the Scrapyard Vol. 1" NOW available on soundcloud and other platforms!
"Chaos at the Lobster Lounge" available as LP and download on Surf Cookie Records!

Whole lot of Wow going on. Smile

Fun night... Great to see Glasgow Tiki Shakers, The Berzerkers, The Insect Surfers, Pollo del Mar, and The Mermen

Here's all the show audio... 5 1/2 hours... edited Smile
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/17x9qmbf68cwwwn/AAClnHJ9JltDo568MxwZ-0Ooa?dl=0

and 40 minutes of Mermen live stream video...
https://youtu.be/Y2rUhMqVrNc

Last edited: Oct 28, 2019 23:16:13

Go to https://kfjc.org/listen/archives
And find KFJC live broadcast on October 26 for the audio archives.

Please remember that KFJC’s annual fundraiser is in progress- you can find information about donating and thank you gifts at kfjc.org.

Thanks for the link, the quality of the recording is really good (as usual for the KFJC productions)!

Glasgow Tiki Shakers and Berzerkers weren't really on my radar so far, but they surely are now! Smile

Los Apollos - interplanetary surf music trio (Berlin)
"Postcards from the Scrapyard Vol. 1" NOW available on soundcloud and other platforms!
"Chaos at the Lobster Lounge" available as LP and download on Surf Cookie Records!

So Awesome,
Glad I made the trip up for that.
thanks to all the bands, and KFJC.
and Cousin Mary n Ken for the hospitality.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Any reviews or photos?

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I’ve got one pic of each band from afar.

but they don’t look great.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

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Words can't possibly describe this incredible event. Take away the music, and it was still worthwhile, seeing so many old friends and members of the NorCal (and beyond) surf community. Phil Dirt came down from Felton for the entire event. Cousin Mary and the KFJC crew did a fabulous job, for both those in attendance, and for those listening over the airwaves, and/or watching the video cast. Appreciation Hall, on the Foothill College campus, is a wonderful venue. The sound in the room was really good. Introductions and closings for the bands often had reminiscences by the bands, and by Phil Dirt, and many great stories were told. There was a lot of love in the room on Saturday. I can't remember when I last saw so many smiling faces, for well over 5 hours.

Mar Vista's finest, the Glasgow Tiki Shakers, made the trek from SoCal, and started the show off with a bang. From the opener, "Velvet Surf" throughout their entire varied set of surf & beyond, they nailed it! Great playing, with wonderful compositions & arrangements, they played a 45 minute set, absolutely stellar from start to finish. I overheard the uninitiated saying how blown-away they were by the band. The band has been a particular favorite of mine, since I first heard them. Here's hoping that there will be more frequent NorCal gigs, for the Glasgow Tiki Shakers, in the future.

The Berzerkers came out and smoked, from start to finish. Great original songs, played with power, and finesse, when called for. They were all smiles, and having a blast up there, and it translated through the music, and into the crowd. I particularly liked the clever, and screamin', Led Zeppelin segment they worked into the middle of one of their songs.They peeled-the-paint-off-the-(newly-painted) walls from start to finish. Seriously great band that I hope will gig more often.

Next up, the inimitable Insect Surfers blew the doors down. Their blend of truly great compositions, fiery playing, intense energy, and artistic vision translated into a terrific set. Eric Penna, on 2nd guitar, never disappoints, and he makes it look so easy. Of course, the core of the band, David, Jeanpaul, and Chris, are always tremendous. A highlight, for me, was a rarely played, "Mig Alley", a Phil Dirt favorite. The Insects played a nice blend of old and new material. For me, "Vaquita" has turned into a personal favorite, and gets better and better, every time I hear it. All hail the mighty Insect Surfers!

For a lot of us, the reunion of Pollo Del Mar, was a REALLY REALLY big deal! With all due respect for the other 4 fabulous bands, this was the highlight for me. Something about the chemistry of Ferenc, Jono, Jeremy, and Jeff just can't be beat. And their more progressive, art-rock slant towards surf, is totally unique, and, to my ears, is unparalleled. Ferenc had his game-face on for the whole set: no smiles, intense and utterly focused, like I've rarely seen. The other three were all smiles, from start to finish. PDM played a fantastic set from the opener, "Teleport", through so many classic tunes, and closing with "Flash of Green". I had goosebumps when they played their transcendent cover of the Richie Podolor/ Ed Cobb/ Chocolate Watchband psychedelic gem, ""Dark side of the Mushroom". In my opinion, their version even surpasses the incredible original by the Watchband, which is no mean feat! The standing ovation at the end of the set was touching, and well deserved. After much coaxing (they didn't want to play an encore, out of respect for the Mermen, who were up next), they wrapped it up with "Moon Over Marin". Wow!!! I hope that "life" stay out-of-the-way enough for Pollo Del Mar to gig more frequently, A lot of people, myself included, really love this band.

The Mermen wrapped up the show. Jim set up his massive rig, considerably more quickly than I would have anticipated. The band was tight, and most of their 1-1/2+ set was focused on the newer material from the last three albums. Jim, Jennifer, and Martyn were in fine form, throughout. What is the world coming to?... These days, the Mermen are working off of some strange sheet of paper, apparently called a setlist. They played a long version of "Pull of the Moon" dedicated to Phil Dirt, and closed with "Look Over Yonder" (I think). The Mermen are my favorite band, What can I say? They have an unparalleled artistic vision, great compositions & arrangements, unreal power & feeling, and an indefinable energy. Long live the Mermen!!!

Many thanks to KFJC for staging the event, and for 60 years of greatness; to the bands who volunteered their time and artistry: and to the many fans who attended and/ or listened over the radio waves / watched on the internet.

Bob

Last edited: Oct 30, 2019 18:01:17

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Bob hits it right on the head with his summary. Carol and I had a great time seeing so many of the usual suspects! Thank you Cousin Mary, Phil Dirt, KFJC and all of the bands. I just gotta say that getting to see The Mermen's ocean music live again after so long was the biggest treat. See you all again in August, if not sooner.

RobbieReverb wrote:

Words can't possibly describe this incredible event. Take away the music, and it was still worthwhile, seeing so many old friends and members of the NorCal (and beyond) surf community. Phil Dirt came down from Felton for the entire event. Cousin Mary and the KFJC crew did a fabulous job, for both those in attendance, and for those listening over the airwaves, and/or watching the video cast. Appreciation Hall, on the Foothill College campus, is a wonderful venue. The sound in the room was really good. Introductions and closings for the bands often had reminiscences by the bands, and by Phil Dirt, and many great stories were told. There was a lot of love in the room on Saturday. I can't remember when I last saw so many smiling faces, for well over 5 hours.
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Rick

Thanks all!

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