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Permalink UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF-ROCK SHINDIGS AT OTTO'S (NYC)

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Thanks to Unsteady Freddie for another great night of music at Otto's. every month the Surf-Rock Shindig continues to draw crowds. It's <u>the </u>happening spot for the East Coast surf music scene. Alas, it's not the only event or venue featuring surf ...

so, I invite anyone in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and beyond ... c'mon out and support surf related events ... be it Bobby D's Surf Nite!, Blue Stingraye's nights at The Zen Bar, Surf Night at Jerky's in Providence, The Coppertones in NJ, and countless other events listed at www.nesmasurf.org and elsewhere ...

yes, the surf scene on the West Coast is a good one. Let's show 'em we got a good one on the East Coast, too.

Bobby D.
surfnite@gmail.com
myspace.com/surfnight

Bob D. - host of Surf Nite! - surfnite@gmail.com

finally getting around to posting some pictures from some of my previous SURF-ROCK SHINDIGS

AUGUST 2007, featuring:
THE OUTPATIENTS
THE 9th WAVE, with guest guitarist ROBI BILODERIC (THE BITCH BOYS)
THE COFFIN DAGGERS
THE GEARJAMMERS BAND

link to see the pictures:
www.reverbsuperb.com

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SEPTEMBER 2007, featuring:
THE CHASERS
THE 9th WAVE
THE OCTOMEN
THE TRITONS

link to see the pictures:
www.readyunsteadygo.com

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some great memories
some amazing shows

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

NEXT SURF-ROCK SHINDIG IS JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY!

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

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http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

REMINDER:

Get ready for another edition of UNSTEADY FREDDIE's 'SURF-ROCK SHINDIG' at OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD in NYC (538 E 14 St)

date: MARCH 1, this Saturday night
NO COVER CHARGE!

10 pm, THE CLAMS
11 pm, BONGO SURF
midnight, MISTER NEUTRON
1 am, THE OCTOMEN

If you cannot attend, make sure you have a note from your parents!! And it better not be forged....yeah it better be the real deal!

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

quick-shout thanx to THE OCTOMEN, MISTER NEUTRON, BONGO SURF and THE CLAMS for a great SURF-ROCK SHINDIG last evening at OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD

again, the place was packed to the ceiling!

there were also many surf musicians in the audience showing support, including Michael from the SEA DEVILS, Mike from EL MUCHACHO, Patty and Paul from The TarantinosNYC,,,,,forgive me if I left your name off that list

I am exhausted, so I will cut off here

Unsteady Freddie

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Great show last night! The new drummer for the Octomen was a teen sensation and Rattlesnake Ralph shredded like he has never done before.

I was very glad to have caught Mister Neutron (did you know they love you?) who graciously played Neutron Stomp for me.

My first time hearing Bongo Surf. What fine band this is! I hope play another surf shindig this year.

And the night began with best looking band on the east coast, The Clams & lovely Clamdiggers. How is it these women get better looking as time goes by? It must be the music.

Julie Rozar (WiB) and I appear to have closed out the night, which ended...oh, at 3 am.

If you missed it, have no worries, there's another killer line up for April, at least that's the rumor flying around.

Aloha,
Blue StingRaye

LINE-UP CHANGE FOR MAY 3RD SURF-ROCK SHIDNIG, PLEASE NOTE:

THE HEAVIES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM FOR MY MAY 3 2008 'SURF-ROCK SHINDIG' AT OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD

REPLACING THEM, THE GREAT VENICE BEACH MUSCLE CLUB

SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT TO MELINA OF V.B.M.C. FOR GRABBING THE OPEN 1 AM SLOT SO QUICKLY.....BLESS YOU!!

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

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http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Last edited: Apr 22, 2008 21:40:56

I have posted pictures, spread over 2 websites, from my OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2007 SURF-ROCK SHINDIGs

go to www.reverbsuperb.com for OCT. 2007, featuring:
The TarantinosNYC
The Clams (with the lovely Clamdiggers)
The Supertones
The Outpatients

go to www.readyunsteadygo.com for NOV. 2007, featuring:
The Octomen
Bongo Surf
Mister Neutron
Surf Res Q

I give thanks to OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD, and all the bands who played for my SHINDIGs, and the surf fans who come out and support the shows

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

hey Bob D., good luck with your Connecticut SURF NITE shows!!

and thanks so much for the mention and cross-promotion of my SURF-ROCK SHINDIGs at OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD in NYC!!!!

mucho appreciato!!

http://connecticut.metromix.com/bars-and-clubs/article/surf-s-up/318571/content

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

hey -- who you callin' an "'out there' kind of dude"?

http://www.pluginmusic.com/features.php?page=reverbsyndicate

thanks to the great Canadian band, REVERB SYNDICATE, for the shout-out

and thanx for calling me a 'guy in his 40s' !!

awesome,

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Thanks Unsteady ... the promo piece on Metromix wouldn't be worth a thing without mentioning the Unsteady one ...

Amazingly, the lineups for future Surf Nite! events are filling out. Surf, garage, rockabilly, psychobilly, and even power pop ... it's all good!

Along the way, I'm trying to get surf bands on every bill, but Thursday nights are proving tough for many of the NESMA bands, so the bands who do play are interested in playing surf tunes during their sets. Maybe not a full fledged surf band, but it keeps the genre at the forefront.

and when there's no surf on the stage, surf sounds will be beaming from the sound system before and after the bands.

Oh, the Corner Pocket Cafe has a brand new speaker system ... I'm told it's 1000 percent better than the poor p.a. speakers previously in use. Bands need only bring mics and stands ... and plug in ...

keep on rockin'
bob d.

Bob D. - host of Surf Nite! - surfnite@gmail.com

just confirmed the SURF-ROCK SHINDIG line-up for JULY 5 2008 at OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD:

10 pm
THE 9th WAVE

11 pm
BLUE WAVE THEORY

midnight
THE COFFIN DAGGERS

1 am
THE WAKE THE WAKE

THANKS TO ALL THE BANDS WHO COOPERATED WITH ME AND EACH OTHER TO MAKE THIS LINE-UP WORK FOR EVERYONE,

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Last edited: Mar 25, 2008 23:54:45

NEVER MIND THE LINE-UP for THE JULY SURF-ROCK SHINDIG

this is b/c THE COFFIN DAGGERS just wrote to me, said they have a conflict

D-A-M-N !!!!

any East Coast bands on-line, want this prime MIDNIGHT slot for July 5th?

write me off line
schizofredric@yahoo.com

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

GOOD NEWS!

MISTER NEUTRON has grabbed the midnight slot for the July 5th SURF-ROCK SHINDIG

gentlemen, thx a lot!!

and thxxxx to all the other bands who so quickly responded!!

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

p.s. MISTER NEUTRON LOVES YOU

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

re-did the JULY 5th poster for my SURF-ROCK SHINDIG

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UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Last edited: Jun 20, 2008 16:38:10

reminder: next SURF-ROCK SHINDIG is comin' up soon...next SATURDAY APRIL 5th

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

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http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

STILL RECOVERING from last night's SURF-ROCK SHINDIG at OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD

we had, yet again, a full capacity crowd there!! it's as if these shows are taking on a life of their own. I see a lot of same faces hangin' out, but even more important, a lot of NEW ones too....

I was surprised by a guest appearance of none other than the great JET POWERS of EL CAPITAN and THE SCALLYWAGS from Atlanta!! What a hoot!!

www.myspace.com/elcapitansurf

I have seen them perform twice, at last year's and the year prior's CLARKSTON SURF FEST in Georgia which I was lucky enough to host; not sure about this year....

anyway, we kicked things off with THE CRUSTACEANS....from Connecticut this band is a great deal of fun. A family that twangs together as 1 surely will all get along in the house, right? The crowd ate them up. Refreshing to see a 15 year old lad keepin' a neat surf beat!

www.myspace.com/crustaceansrock

STRANGE BUT SURF followed that up. I know a few years back there was a lot of controversy and negativity surrounding these guys...BUT....the MAJOR source of those awful times has long since been thrown out of the band (thank God). They have worked hard at redeeming themselves. And let me say this...they put on a killer surf show, with some rock n roll splashes. The crowd wouldn't let me end their set!

www.myspace.com/strangebutsurf

Up third were THE CHILLERS from the Jersey shore who play, in their words, their own brand of surf...a hybrid of surf, psychedelia, bar band rock n roll, garage, blues...but the emphasis on the twang is there. They never sounded so good...they have played for me a few times prior. Trying to come up with a Jersey shore surf event this summer -- working with their bassist WALLY VAN TREEK....keep you posted.

www.myspace.com/thechillersmusic

Then a band new to me, who were so damn excited to perform at the SHINDIG: MATTY LIOT & the BIG UP. OH.....MY.....GOD.......is all I can say. This power trio, led by 25 year old MATTY LIOT on lead guitar, just shredded!!! Seriously!!!! Matty plays a hybrid of surf (some great classic gems), Hendrix, rock n roll....I was floored at this kids' playing. UN REALLLLLLLL. Gotta have them back soon. The band works their asses off behind him (hey I said asses and behind in the same sentence! Sorry....). Powerful!

www.myspace.com/mattyliotandthebigup

Thanks to all 4 bands for being so on top of their game and for everyone who came out (saw Patty and Paul from The TarantinosNYC, Evan from Venice Beach Muscle Club, Connecticut promoter Bobby D, Rattlesnake Ralph from The Octomen, the Rozars from Witches in Bikinis).

And note: OTTO's got a new tiled floor. Owner Steve Pang said it was from the SHINDIG monies. Should I believe him? No matter, looks sweet.

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

So great to be able to "drop by" and surprise UNSTEADY FREDDIE!!!

I just wish we could've caught more of the show! We (my wife and I) got there LATE and were only able to catch the last act. We had full day of fun and adventure in NYC and were absolutey beat.

Many thanks to Unsteady Freddie for his hospitality! and of course for bringing and promoting the reverb in NYC (and of course in Atlanta the past two years where he's hosted the Clarkston SurfFest!!).

For the rest o' you SG101ers, you should definitely swing by Otto's and catch a Shindig if'n ya get the chance!

AAARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!

Jet

should share this with everyone

I am looking at JET, thinking, I know this guy, but.....from where, again?

is he that rockabilly fan that infrequently drops by my SHINDIGs?

no wait....I see the black jacket, with the white stripe....and the fog in my unsteady brain starts to clear.....I see THE PENETRATORS patch, the S.S.Syndicate on there.....

and as I am about to try and say hello, properly, w/o screwing it up, he says....

"Unsteady Freddie....it's Jet, Jet Powers from El Capitan"

to which I responded, approprietly,

"aaarrrgggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!"

and eventually introduced him to the audience and surf music fanatics who were in the house

a great moment, akin to the time when Gregory Nicoll showed up (he was in town for the Morricone show at Radio City, which, b/c it was on the same night as my SHINDIG, I could not attend)

this is what is so wonderful, for me, about being part of a world-wide community of people who so dig the sound of surf music....so many friends, everywhere....

I was very moved and honored by you guys making the SHINDIG scene Wink

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

I was mightily impressed Unsteady Freddie!! You got the AAARRRGGGHHHHH! all on yer on own, no prompting!

Keep on keeping on!

Jet

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