Can't make it to the Great Lakes Surf Battle? Surf Rock Radio's DJ Derk is now streaming the whole show live! Listen in at surfrockradi...
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Dave Arnson (Insect Surfers) will be on KCR Radio on Thursday, June 9th 3:00pm (pdt) WWW.KCRlive.com
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Lot's of anniversaries...50 yrs of surf music, 20 yrs of Surfin' Sundays & 10 yrs of sg101 conventions...How epic can you get?
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Wishing I was in Livorno right now
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electric beach party is on right now.......stream at radiohattera... for an hour of spaghetti western tunes
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It says Surf Guitar 101 is broadcasting an NSSR right now but I can't find a link anywhere someone help me out
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Original Beach Boys guitarist, David Marks, is partnering with the newly-formed Hawthorne Historical Society to promote that local 1960's guitar sound as a legitimate part of the city's history and culture.
David feels like the authenticity of their original guitar sound got lost a bit as the Beach Boys evolved into a more vocal-oriented band and he wants to get back to the original style and techniques they came up with as kids. This is his way of honoring his partner, Carl Wilson, and their first mentor John Walker's memory and it's the historical society's way to preserve their history, so its a great partnership.
As part of the "Good Neighbors Day" event on July 16th, David will be conducting a full-day guitar clinic in the Hawthorne High music room where he will demonstrate chord progressions, authentic rhythm techniques & lead figures as they were originally recorded. Participants are encouraged to bring their (unplugged) electric guitars to play along so they can get a better feel for the parts. Or, you can just observe. He will hit 3 areas: surf & car songs, ballads and instrumentals.
That evening, David and the Surf City All Stars will preform on the Hawthorne High football field at 7 pm. Tickets are going towards the establishment of the first Hawthorne Museum. David's goal to establish a permanent Surf Guitar program in Hawthorne.
For the first time ever, playing a few selected shows in NorCal, Mike Barbwire, bandleader of infamous Swedish act The Barbwires will team up with San Francisco surf heroes THE DEADBEATS on the first week of July, 2011. This brand new cross-Atlantic collaboration goes under the name of Mike Barbwire with The Deadbeats, and what you can expect is older stuff, new stuff, and probably a few newly composed songs. How does it taste? Well take 1 oz Swedish stored ice-cold wild surf-guitar, add 4 cups of freshly harvested even wilder-sounding sun-drenched NorCal surf musicians, add some light and dark rum, falernum syrup, throw in a pinch of frenzy and a handful of joy for the art of surf music. How this exotic cocktail tastes can only be found out at any of these exclusive shows!
A brand new Mike Barbwire 45 rpm is to be released simultaneously with this tour. Here is a short teaser video:
The 45 was recorded in Sweden in May with The Blue Ocean Six featuring members from The Domestic Bumblebees, The Hives, The Dragtones, and Big Band Splash.
For more info and updates please check Mike Barbwire on facebook or visit www.norcalknockout.com.
This July 4th weekend, the REAL fireworks show will be at the Los Angeles Guitar Festival! Don’t miss this unprecedented two-day celebration with some of the hottest and most respected acoustic and electric guitar talent on the planet — the only guitar festival named after our city.
Don't miss "King of the Surf Guitar" Dick Dale in Day Two of the Festival (July 3)!
Our hearts go out to our friends across the Pacific, but sometimes love isn't enough. Please come contribute to this worthy cause and listen to some classic surf music live and DJ'd Japanese go go tunes, while toasting a better future for the victims (meaning all Japanese citizens) of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Kampei and aloha!
On May 14, KFJC presents The Fifth KFJC Battle of the Surf Bands. In keeping with the tradition of the legendary Surf Battles of the early 60s, bands are given 15 minutes to present their best material and show, making for a fast paced and exciting 4 hour event. The biggest change this year is a move from the beloved Hotel Utah in SF, to The British Bankers Club in Menlo Park. The BBC is a big, full service restaurant and will easily hold the expected crowd, and will allow minors. Menlo Park is also much closer to KFJC's home.