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Archive for November, 2010

Deke's 8th Annual Guitar Geek Festival - January 15, 2011

It's the moment you've been waiting for... The lineup of Deke Dickerson's 8th Annual Guitar Geek Festival has been finalized! The headliner for this year is JUNIOR BROWN!

The show takes place at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel in Anaheim, California, on SATURDAY, JANUARY 15.

Advance $35 tickets (and lots of extra info to help you plan your trip) now available at

This show will sell out! Buy your tickets today!

  • JUNIOR BROWN--Master of the Guit-Steel!
  • THE TRASHMEN--Minnesota surf guitar legends!
  • SKIP PITTS--Memphis wah-wah genius who brought you the "Theme from Shaft!"
  • DAVIE ALLAN--King of the fuzz guitar! Biker movie soundtrack king!
  • JOEL PATERSON & THE MODERN SOUNDS--Triumphant return after last year's stellar show!
  • Z.Z. LISTENING--Z.Z. TOP TRIBUTE featuring Joel Paterson in a secret life as Billy Gibbons!
  • DEKE DICKERSON--Weird guitar showcase and geek-out!
  • BRIAN LONBECK--Bakersfield barn burner!
  • DEL CASHER!--A tribute to California's original luthier (bring your R.C. Allen guitar if you want to join in!)
  • THE BIG BOTTOM BASS OFF!--To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Leo Fender's precision bass, bring your bass and join the All-Bass Band!
  • THE PAN-AMERICANS--Joao Erbetta, Pete Curry, Rob Douglas, and special guest!


This event is ALL AGES! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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13 Guitar Rumble, tribute to Link Wray, Fri. Nov. 19th, L.A.

GET READY TO RUMBLE! 13 Guitar Rumble to Honor Link Wray

Save the date, note your calendar, check flight and train schedules, mark your hand but don't miss the 13 GUITAR RUMBLE: THE LINK WRAY TRIBUTE at the REDWOOD BAR & GRILL Downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, November 19 at 9PM 316 W. 2nd St.

13 GUITAR RUMBLE honors the late, great guitarist LINK WRAY, the man who invented the power chord.  Wray's notable songs include "Ace of Spades", "Jack the Ripper", and his banned from radio/signature reverb classic, "Rumble".  Wray toured relentlessly for over five decades until just weeks before his death in November 2005.  Originally conceived in 2006 by Burnin' Mike Vernon of Austin, Texas' 3 Balls of Fire, the show features different combination's of L.A. guitarists playing the Wray catalog culminating with thirteen guitarists on stage playing “Rumble” at the same time!!

Performing in memory of Wray will be:

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Kick-start the Reverb Junkies Film

Surf music is alive no matter what Jimi Hendrix said...

"Reverb Junkies" is a high-energy feature film documenting the current surf music scene in southern California. Shot over the course of the summer of 2010, "Reverb Junkies" takes you inside this little known sub-genre of Rock and Roll. This documentary introduces you to some of the people playing the fastest, hottest instrumental music around and to the rabid fans of all ages who can't get enough.

Executive Producer/Director Steve Seagren, along with Producer Alan Altur, Producer Tony Dimond and Producer/Director of Photography Steve Gelder shot almost 200 hours of live performances and interviews with some of the best surf music bands from southern California and the world, including The Ghastly Ones, The Dynotones, The Space Cossacks, Surfside IV, Thee Swank Bastards and Szandora, Wadadli Riders from Antigua, Space Rangers from Germany, The Tequila Worms, Creepy Creeps, CHUM, Jason Lee and the R.I.P.Tides, Exene Cervenka from X, Dominic Priore (author of 'Pop Surf Culture'), Tiki Tena, surf radio hosts Clint Beachwood and Cousin Mary, Glasgow Tiki Shakers, Pyronauts, Kelp, Pollo Del Mar, and many, many more.

We are currently entering the post-production phase of our project, and we are looking for funds to complete the editing, color correction and a sound mix, as well as for some festival entry fees, press kits, etc. All of this adds up quickly, and in order to complete the movie properly, we feel we need to raise at least $10,000 with this Kickstarter campaign - so, here we go!

We have some great items available to those who choose to participate at various levels (DVDs, t-shirts, posters, etc. - check them out over there to the right...), and we've even opened up three (3) Associate Producer credits. These will be a unofficial title only (you don't get to put your buddy's surf band in the movie, sorry), but your name will appear in the credits of the movie and with the film on the official Internet Movie Data Base ( Also, as an Associate Producer, you will receive updates on when and where "Reverb Junkies" is playing at various film festivals, and occasional invitations to some of these screenings (transportation and lodging not included).

If you'd like to contribute without getting anything in return, you have that option, too. Thanks from all of us involved with "Reverb Junkies" for checking out our Kickstarter profile, and when you eventually see our movie, PLAY IT LOUD!

Please go here to kick-start Reverb Junkies!