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Archive for February, 2008

Eddie Bertrand and The Eliminators!

Holy Surf Legends, Batman! Check out Eddie Bertrand (Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen) playing Mr. Rebel, Squad Car, and Dark Eyes, with The Eliminators at Linda Miller's Birthday Bash! Taped at The Gas Lamp, Long Beach Ca. 2-23-3008 by HBKahuna. This is truly great stuff!

Edit (April 2016): This video has was hosted on which seems to have gone under.

The Surfside IV Returns!


In the fast-paced and ever-dynamic world of surf rock & roll, change often comes at you without much warning.  Such was the case when, late last year, 
the rhythm section sighed a collective, "bummer" as The Surfside IV found that they were suddenly sans guitarist and drummer.

In order to avoid being the Surfside II, it became obvious that a relentless search for desert-dwelling surf musicians was in order. Well as luck would have it, and against all odds, they were able coerce two hapless yet otherwise perfectly respectable gentlemen to don the fez!

Joining the fray, therefore, are: Matt "Tha Kat" Lentz on electrified Spanish guitar (founding member of The Del-Vamps) and famed rockabilly/surf drummer Scott Kowitt on traps. Rest assured, diehard fan, that both men are surf rock & roll gods in their own right and "stomp upon the terra" as Lord Buckley would put it.  Behind the scenes, the reformed and rejuvenated IV have been going along great guns! With the kind of excessive flair generally reserved for movies with subtitles, they have seen fit to musically crucify one hallowed surf tune after another in rapid succession, to the amusement of themselves and their housepets alike.

All that remains to report that you can witness the all new flavor of their patented reverb-soaked, blazing fingers show really soon!  The next outing, as it would happen is 9:00 P.M., Friday, February 29th at the Hollywood Alley in Mesa, Arizona.

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The Secret Samurai CD Release Party! Mar. 8, 2008

The Secret Samurai is celebrating the release of their debut CD, GUN-SHO-GUN.  Come on out and help us celebrate! 
We're looking forward to meeting and hanging out with some fellow sg101ers.

When:   Saturday, Mar. 8th, 2008
10 PM

Where:  Purple Orchid
               221 Richmond Street
               El Segundo, CA   

Joining us will be the mighty CHUM. 

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Server Move Complete

The server move is complete. Hopefully you have found us by now and I have most everything unpacked and put in the proper place.

I also upgraded the site software. You should see a few small differences around here.

And finally, the Member Map module is active now for registered users.


Texas Surf Fuzz with 3 Balls of Fire and Davie Allan!

Hi folks,

Unsteady Freddie has been letting people know about these great shows in Texas...this post is last minute, but thought I'd forward the news from Mike Vernon and 3 Balls of Fire anyway.

Mike and 3BF are excited about their new CD release "Jet Set Guitars," and they have put together some great upcoming shows in Texas to celebrate the CD release, including some  with Davie Allan, backed by Dusty Watson and Sam Bolle!  Here is 3BF's immediate itinerary. 

Feb.  19th    Fox TV Morning News   7:30 AM    Austin, TX 
         19th    KUT Radio  90.5  FM  12  PM   Austin, TX  
         21st    Continental Club  w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows  (Dusty Watson, and Sam Bolle);
                      10  PM   Austin,  TX
         22nd   Sam's Burger Joint    w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows (Dusty and Sam)  10  PM
                      San Antonio,  TX
         23rd    Continental Club  w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows  (Dusty and Sam)  9  PM
                      Houston,  TX

All of you in Texas...don't miss these opportunities to come hear some excellent guitar!  And come support Mike and 3BF and get your copy of  "Jet Set Guitars."  No CD collection should be without it!



We're Moving!

This site has been around for nearly 4 years now. The first 2 years it was just a static HTML site, mainly meant to host photos from all the surf shows my wife and I had went to. Then, nearly 2 years ago, I loaded up some interactive software and the site as you know it was born. We have grown a lot in those 2 years, and I have big plans for the future. So I have decided to move this site to a dedicated server, where we will have much more room for growth and experimentation.

Never having done this before, I'm not sure how it is all going to play out. We will still be known as, but the domain name must be moved to the new server. That may mean a day or two of disruption. There may also be a period where people in one part of the world are posting on the old server, while others have already been moved to the new server. I'm going to try to minimize that, but it may happen that a few posts get lost in the shuffle. When will this happen? Sometime in the next 7-14 days I think.

I'm really looking forward to having more space, bandwidth, and potential for future growth. Thanks again for your support!

Teleport - Pollo Del Mar

©1984 Pollo Del Mar from “The Ocean Is Not for Cowards”

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Huge surf bash, for Linda Feb 23rd FREE!!

SAT FEB 23 11 AM TO 9 PM
Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar
6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 596-4718

Jerry Rogers of Outer Wave Surf Band is planning the party... We will be Honoring Linda Miller 60th Birthday. This is our way to show a big Thank you to her for all she has done for the bands. The public is welcome. NO COVER CHARGE. ITS FREE!

Bring your friends and the whole family to this one.  The Bands in their playing order . . .

1st. The Rip Tide 11:00am - 11:45
2nd. The Soundwaves 12:00pm - 12:45
3rd. Surf City 1:00pm - 1:45
4th. Surftones 2:00pm - 2:45
5th. Surf Rockets 3:00pm - 3:45
6th. Glasgow Tiki Shakers 4:00pm - 4:45
7th. The Sand Devils 5:00pm - 5:45
8th. The Surfaris 6:00pm - 6:45
9th. The Eliminators 7:00pm - 7:45
10th. Outerwave 8:00pm - 9:00

Guests playing Dave Wronski & Eddie Bertrand

SG101 Get-Together in Summer 2008?

Please take a moment to vote in our latest poll. Plans are being kicked around for a SG101 meet and greet, most likely in Southern California in the summer of 2008. Obviously we'd like to schedule this around some great music events. Thanks!

The Volcanos, 3-D Invisibles, March 1 2008

The Volcanos will be opening up this edition of The Rock and Roll Spookshow. Our Monster Rock alter-egos, The 3-D Invisibles will also be making the scene along with hometown horrors, The Hellbound Honkies.

If there are any SG101ers in the area, we'd love to see you there!

March 1, 2008 at The Rock and Roll Spookshow
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

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