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Archive for August, 2008

Tour Schedule for Los Venturas in Ca., Vegas, & Tijuana

Aug 29 2008 8:00P w VooDou
Puka Tiki Bar Long Beach, California

Aug 30 2008 8:00P w Kelp
Mercury Lounge Goleta, California

Sep 4 2008 4:00P
KCR College Radio / Clint Beachwood San Diego, California

Sep 5 2008 8:00P w The Sand Devils
Whistle Stop Bar San Diego, California

Sep 6 2008 8:00P w ????
Bar El Elefante Tijuana Playa

Sep 7 2008 1:00P w the Widadli Riders and The Detonators
Surfing Sundays - Huntington Surfing Museum, Huntington, California

Sep 10 2008 8:00P w ????
Bar (tbc) Las Vegas, California

If anybody can help them get more gigs they need help filling in the blank spots.
e-mail me  or call. 1- 714-931-9809

Thanks to Kelp, Sand Devils, Linda, The Detonators, and Wadadli Riders for helping them out with what they have.

Wadadli Riders w/ Daddy-O Grande USA Tour 2008

Note, this info was culled from various sources in our forums and by consulting with The Wadadli Riders site.

The Wadadli Riders will be coming to California, with their first show at the Hotel Utah next Sunday afternoon. The band is led by Lorenzo Valdambrini, the webmaster behind the site and the organizer of the recent festival in Italy. The rhythm guitarist had to cancel from the tour, but he will be replaced by Los Straitjacket's Daddy-O Grande. The Wadadli's set list will expand to include some Los Straitjackets material, as well as songs from Daddy-O Grande's solo album.

Sun 31/8 - San Francisco - Hotel Utah w/ Pollo del Mar & The Tomorrow Men
Thu 4/9 - Long Beach - The Pike
Sat 6/9 - El Segundo - Purple Orchid w/ Insect Surfers
Sun 7/9 - Huntigton Beach - Surfin' Museum w/ The Detonators
Tue 9/9 - San Diego - Bar Pink Elephant
Thu 11/9 - San Diego - KCR Clint Beachwood show

Note to confused Americans: the dates are in European format with the day coming first!

Vote for Pyronauts to win gig and cash!!!

The Pyronauts have a shot at opening Biker Bash IV in Sacramento.  We're the only surf band on the list!  Help us out by voting.  If we win we get the gig and $500!  YES!

Click here!

New Slacktone Dates: Surf Coasters & Florida

Slacktone has announced 3 new dates on their gig page. One is with Japan's Surf Coasters in El Segundo next month, and two Florida dates! Check it out!

Forty Years Of The Fender Stratocaster

Last night at our show at The Sheraton Kauai Resort a guy and his daughter come wandering up to us and he asks "do you guys know Mr. Moto?" Yeah, we sure do...wanna hear it? and he nods yes and so we busted in to Mr. Moto which brought a huge smile to his face as he sat on the steps leading up to the restaurant where we play outside near the beach in Poipu. He sat and listened for the whole set and when we took our break he came up to me and started asking questions about surf music, my unusual guitar, and equipment and stuff like that and then mentioned that he used to play with Dick Dale back in the 80's. I'm like wow, you played with Dick Dale? and we started talking about DD having cancer and i told him we invited him to sit in with us when he comes to Hawaii after all his medical stuff is finished next year and he started reminiscing about playing with DD and surf music and equipment in general.

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Pounding Surf DVD Now Available!

Image Head on over to and order yourself a copy of the new DVD "Pounding Surf", a combined instructional surf drumming DVD and a documentary on surf music, from the drummer's perspective!

From the website:

"...75 minutes of tips and lessons in The Art of Surf Drumming™ from four great drummers, plus the full-length documentary film A Drummers Guide to Surf Drumming. The project is dedicated to the new torchbearers that are out there every night pushing the boundaries of instrumental surf music  and features talents of some of my favorite Musicians: Tracy and I are joined by drummers Lee Kixx (from the cutting-edge Reventlos) and the incomparable Dusty Watson (of Dick Dale and Slacktone). The all-star live band features classic performances from Paul Johnson, Dave Wronski of Slacktone and Dick Dale bassist Ron Eglit."

See also this forum thread, started by Matt Quilter of the Reventlos, and one of the contributors to this project.

Laika & The Cosmonauts Farewell Dates

As we reported in this story, the Finnish legends Laika & The Cosmonauts are putting on a final tour and then calling it a day. The North American part of their tour begins in mid-October, and you can check out the dates on their gig page. Note that many of the shows will have amazing supporting acts like Los Straitjackets, Pollo del Mar, and Tiesco del Rey. Keep your eye on the two to-be announced shows in Southern California also. Don't miss your chance to see one of the highest regarded instrumental bands of today!

Podcast Episode #3 Now Available!

Lady Reverb and Danny Snyder have just delivered episode #3 in our podcast series! This one features part 1 of an interview with The Madeira, conducted at the 1st Annual SG101 Convention at Suzy's a mere two weeks ago!

Head on over to our Podcast Page to download it!

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The Surf Coasters ''OUTSIDE BREAK'' USA Tour 2008

Japan's #1 surf band The Surf Coasters will be making a brief tour of the West Coast in early September. Their new CD "Outside Break" will be ready in time for the tour.

For more info, visit


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Nice to meet you.

We are Japanese surf band.
The name of the band is CHICCHI&SWEET PAPA.
We play The Ventures.


The name of the girl is CHICCHI.
She is a primary schoolchild of 10 years old.

Web Site

You Tube

Thank you.

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