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Archive for October, 2011

Jackie & the Cedrics / The FADEAWAYS East Coast Tour 2011

This just in from the Rockin' Jellybean site. Japanese surf band Jackie & The Cedrics will be on a short East Coast tour with The Fadeaways in November! This tour leads up to the Norton Records 25th Anniversary show. This is the first time Jackie & The Cedrics have been in the States in eight years!

  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Precinct Bar, Boston MA w/The Lyres, Muck & The Mires
  • Sunday, Nov. 6: Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
  • Monday, Nov. 7: The Record Collector, Bordentown NJ
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: Firehouse13,Provence RI w/ The Fablous Itchies
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ w/ The Reigning Sound

You can also check out Jackie & The Cedrics on Facebook.

Shoot The Pier New EP - Low Hangs The Moon

Shoot The Pier New EP

New EP of surf-influenced tunes by Shoot The Pier entitled Low Hangs The Moon just released and available digitally everywhere, with hard copies available through us.

Ellie and I are pleased with these five new tunes, which should be played loud and with beverage in hand.  We hope you enjoy.

"This House Is Haunted" CD & Hallowe'en Spook Show Featuring The Noble Gasses

Josh Hickman's new solo CD "This House Is Haunted!" is now available! Harkening back to the kids' Halloween records of the 1960's-70's, it features music, stories, madness, and mayhem! Email for a FREE advance copy! AND The Noble Gasses will appear and give away copies of the CD on October 28 at Captured Aural Phantasy Theater's Panorama Of Horrors Spook Show at the L.A. landmark old Union Theater, now the Velaslavasay Panorama Theater!

Surfer Joe's Diner Opening Soon

As announced at the SG101 Convention this summer, Surfer Joe will open a bar & diner in Livorno, Italy, dedicated to surf music and fun. The location is on the sea, Terrazza Mascagni for those of you who had the opportunity to come to Livorno before and have visited the town. We have been working extremely hard for more than 6 months to get this location that we consider very cool and unique.

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Shrunken Head Lounge Special Show: Tune in this Sunday Oct 9th 8-9pm ET

Tune in to the Shrunken Head Lounge this Sunday Oct 9 8-9pm for a cool new show.

Part 1: Surf Music for Lovers Only.
Part 2: my interview with Germany's top surf band - The Razorblades. - get online early to claim a stream - they are limited to 50 broadband and 50 dial-up!!!

Dynotones Free Show Oct 14th

The Dynotones will be live at The Pike in Long Beach on October 14. Free show!

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THE REIGNING MONARCHS and THE MIGHTY REGIS Team Up For All Out Sonic Assault On Orange County For A Special One Night Event! 


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October 8 Benefit for Baja Marty

Marty Klenz, known as Baja Marty to many of us, has been very ill. Several months ago, he went to the doctor with severe pain in his side. Doctors have discovered many complications, the most frightening of them, cancer. The news is overwhelming for Marty and his family; disheartening for the surf community. Marty is currently treating Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with chemotherapy. Because of his current condition, Marty cannot work. With utilities and other expenses, medical bills are an unwelcome, but necessary evil in the mix. In an effort to help Marty during these critical times, we have put together this event to raise funds for "Baja" Marty. For those who do not know Marty, he has been a long-time surf music fanatic. Given the name "Baja" Marty from his favorite tune recorded by the Astronauts (written by Lee Hazlewood), many people in the community know and love him. Please help!

A benefit show is planned on Saturday, October 8, 11:00am - 7:00pm at The Starting Gate, 5052 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA.

Here is the lineup:

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Announcing the SG101 2011 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2011 MP3 Compilation! Our 7th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The mp3 must be 8 MB in size or less.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 17th, 2011.

I have created an Official 2011 MP3 Compilation Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!

Please check out our prior compilations if you haven't seen them already: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010.


Insect Surfers need a new guitarist!

With the departure of esteemed multi-instrumentalist Marty Tippens (who will not be playing live until his Ph.D is completed), the Insect Surfers (Planet Earth's Longest-Running Modern Surf Band) are now on the lookout for a second guitarist. Minimum daily requirements are a sense of energy, humor, and a modicum of instrumental competency. If you're reading this than hopefully you've heard of us or have an idea of what we sound like. influences range from Link Wray, Dick Dale and Davie Allan to Quicksilver and Television. Or from The Ventures and The Belairs to The Ramones, Iggy, and B52s. If you're a surf/instro guitarist (or know somebody who sounds like one) please feel free to send an email to . We're based in the Los Angeles area. Mahalo !