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Archive for December, 2008

Surf is alive and well in Minnesota.

Saturday Surf Stomp at the Hexigon Bar, Jan 3rd, 2009.

First annual Saturday night Surf Stomp All Star Jam. Hosted by Big Surf. Bring your favorite Axe, Bass, or pair of sticks and join us !!  Surf 101songs will be the focus. Spinout recording artists the99rs will open. the evening.

The Hexagon Bar.
2600 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Please c'mon down and support your local and not so local Surf musicians.
thanx Johnny Kahuna   aka  surfinjohnnyq

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Get Tix now for Deeks Guitar Geek Fest!!!

If you're thinking about getting tickets for the upcoming GUITAR GEEK FESTIVAL on January 17th, buy your tickets now at, they're going fast!!!

For more information on the festival, the artists, and other pertinent details, consult or

All the best in 2009!

Deke & the Guitar Geek Festival crew

New McParland Book: REAL GONE GASSERS!


Surf and Hot Rod Music LPs of Interest

This book presents the real stories behind some of surf and hot-rod music’s more interesting record albums. In all, over 40 surf and hot-rod music albums are discussed in detail, detail that includes a look at the group/individual responsible, the music recorded, the artwork and any other interesting side stories that are relevant in some form or another to the record album discussed.

Groups featured in this book run the gamut from instrumental surf bands (such as the Tornadoes, Surfaris, Challengers, Pyramids, Sandals, etc.) to vocal ensembles (such as the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Super Stocks, Hondells, Risers, Fantastic Baggys, Roadrunners, etc.) to even Annette Funicello and Candy Johnson!

It is all here … everything you ever wanted to know!

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Little Girls Xmas Session

12.20.2008. YOKOHAMA JAPAN

CHICCHI is 11 years old.
SALA is ten years old.

SALA has been one month since the lesson of the drums was started.
Her grandfather is teaching drumming.

It is a wonderful performance of CHICCHI and SALA.

Diamond head~Pipeline 'CHICCHI & SALA with BEAT POPS'

2008 MP3 Compilation Now Available on!

Hey everyone, head on over to to check out the SG101 2008 MP3 Compilation! You can download all the songs separately, together, or even stream them with their player.

Thanks everyone for participating! We had a record number of entries. Check out the forums as we will likely have several IRC listening parties.

Docteur Legume et Les Surfwerks' CINEMA SHOW

Weirdo onemanband from Italy !
check it out his CINEMA SHOW (featured videos !!!) @

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Pyronauts Update

BIG THANKS to all who attended Auburn's Festival of Lights Parade last Saturday night!  We won Best Music!  It was great seeing so many smiling faces.  Check out the article and pictures here.

Now is the time to put in your holiday order:
Surf and Destroy ($15)
Live at the Mystic Theatre ($10)
A Surfin' Christmas ($15)
Surf Motel (download only at )
On iTunes at

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Discount for surfguitar101 members (Nokie Edwards Concert)

Forgot to mention that the ticket price for the Nokie Edwards concert at the Brookdale Inn will be $20 but we've arranged for surfguitar101 members to get a discount if they buy online at the page.

Click on the button that says 'Discount Code' or something like that and type in "surfguitar101" and your ticket price drops to $15.

Also, the Brookdale Inn will be selling tickets in thier lobby very soon and they're offerring a discounted ticket price for fans that are planning on spending the night for the concert.

This show will also be recorded.

We'll try to keep everyone posted.

Happy Bithday Herbert Hooke

Herbert Hooke aka The Cruncher turns 60 years old (young) today (December 10th)!!!

In my eyes he is one of the most profilic surf music producers of the second and third wave surf music.

All the best to a dear good friend and special human being.


Nokie Edwards Concert In March

Hey gang, we're doing a show with Nokie Edwards (lead guitar of the Ventures as you all know). The Reefriders will be there, you gotta see them, thier drummer Glen kicks some serious punk/surf butt. We'll be there doing our surf/psychedelic thing, and then Nokie will be performing an all-Ventures setlist. More info at: You can buy tickets online at The show is at: The Brookdale Inn & Spa (formerly the Brookdale Lodge) 11570 Hyw 9 Brookdale, CA 95007 (831) 338-1300 March 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM -Sundogs