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The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is a full on guitar-based Spaghetti Western CD with a twist. Like the latter-day spaghetti western soundtracks of the late 60's and early 70's, the eleven tracks that make up The Man From RavCon Rides Again! incorporate elements of another popular music form of the time: Progressive Rock. In addition to the simple but effective deep surfy single-note guitar melodies present on the previous releases, you'll hear light prog embellishments such as Hammond Organ, Mellotron Strings, Flute and Choir as well as unique time signatures and tempo changes. The new sound has been described as "progressive twang" and it fits.
The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is now available for download at CD Baby. The physical CD will be available soon.
Damian Fanelli (Mr. Neutron) is doing a great job as the editor of the online version of Guitar World magazine. Now, here's the first GuitarWorld.com column by Daddy-O Grande of Los Straitjackets. Daddy-O explains the history of his classic song Calhoun Surf, and it even includes tablature. Daddy-O did the tabs himself, so you know it's correct!
We're celebrating 1 year as your new favorite surf band! And we're putting together our biggest show yet for this year's OC Fair! We hope to see everyone there on July 22nd, we will hit the stage at 2:30pm! We'll have our CD 'Calling All Creeps' as well as the new 'Dantes Beach Party' single for sale!
Check us out on our new Reverbnation page too!
Dick Dale and son Jimmy Dale
Special guests The Eliminators
Dick Dale, "The King of the Surf Guitar," brings his spirited sound to the Catalina Casino. Dale is a legendary performer who invented the surf guitar sound and continues as its chief ambassador to this day. His many hits include "Miserlou," the song that electrified Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Dale's son Jimmy Dale joins him on stage for a performance of dueling Fender guitars. Surf rock favorites The Eliminators open the show.
Saturday, July 2, 7:30 pm. All ages are welcome.
The TomorrowMen are ready to hit the surf/instro rock scene with their debut CD release, “It’s About Time!”. Led by guitarist Mycroft Eloi (aka Danny Snyder – Meshugga Beach Party and Frankie & The Poolboys), the TomorrowMen will blow you away with their unique blend of traditional and modern surf rock, adding a slight Man Or Astro-man influenced sci-fi sound to several of their tunes. The songs are powerful, melodic and sure to stick in your head for years to come. What makes the The TomorrowMen stand apart from the majority of surf bands playing today is their priority on creating memorable melodies and presenting them in very inventive arrangements. When placed in the midst of a really strong rhythm section such as they have here, you end up with a recipe for some of the best surf music you’ll ever hear.
Order direct from Double Crown and receive a free bonus track via e-mail – their version of “El Condor Pasa”!
Tracks: Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle) – Tempori Parendom – Maelstrom – Curse You Fred Haines – Midnight At The Chronolab – Mobius Transformation – Argosy – Phistful Of Photons – Claire de Lune – Run Ripley Run – Momentium – Chronosurf – Requiem For A TomorrowMan
The TomorrowMen – It’s About Time CD – DCCD42 – $12.75. Click To Order From Double Crown Records.
Available now at CD Baby and soon via iTunes!
Official TomorrowMen Website
The TomorrowMen On Facebook
Note: This will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members next week (June 20 – 24).
The Surfaris with Bob Berryhill will be performing at the block party opening of Longboards in West Palm Beach on July 2nd. The band will be playing the Surfaris hits like Wipe Out and Surfer Joe along with some deep cuts like Similau, Scattershield, Murphy the Surfie, Point Panic, Surf Scene, Burnin Rubber, Waikiki Run...you get the point! The Jacuzzi Boys will be opening the show. Check this link for more info.
Then, just two days later, The Surfaris will be performing at the Glendora, Ca. July 4th Celebration on Glendora ave @3pm. The band played the event last year to an amazing hometown audience. Come see The Surfaris play in the town where it started for them back in 1962. Go to our web site or check this link for more details.
Surfapalooza II - 2011 kicks off Saturday, June 25that 6pm at the Whiskey in Annapolis, MD.
This year we’ve expanded the event to include 7 kickin’ surf bands on 2 stages! Joining us this year for the 1st time will Baltimore Surf Sensation the Diamondheads, also the Clams, Blue Wave Theory and Killer Filler! Returning from last year are the Annapolis favorites the Atom Bumz, the Instronauts of Reverb Galaxy and the Hypersonics! Plus once again everyone will be treated to the awesome Surfer Girl fashion show held by the great folks at The Brown Eyed Girl Surf Shop! Third Eye Comics will be bringing their Marvel Comics Silver Surfer display and DJ Bump returns spinning a variety of surf/beach music between sets!
Lew of the Atom Bumz and Mike at the Whiskey are putting on a fantastic event this year, and we hope you can join us! Cover is a mere $10.
Paul Johnson played a reunion of his post-surf folk-rock band 'The Everpresent Fullness' Sun Jun 12th at the 'Rhino Pop-up Store' in Westwood, Los Angeles. Abetted by 2 'youngsters' on drums and vocals/melodica/harmonica, the original singer/guitarist, bassist and lead guitarist Paul did a very tight set of their signature songs from 1966. It was definitely folk-rock, a few touches of blues, and Paul explained to the audience how their then record label 'White Whale (who also had The Turtles) was grooming them to be the West Coast's answer to The Lovin' Spoonful. It was explained to the audience that the release of their one big single was screwed up by the original writer (not in the band) disliking their arrangement and preventing the release! Also included in the set were a few Dylan tunes, and PJ even played a beautiful sounding electric 12-string on one song. i had never heard any of the material before, I only knew OF the band, but i was not disappointed in the least. The last number I joined surf author Dominic Priore in boppin to the beat by the side of the stage! Hopefully PJ will continue to a few more Everpresent Fullness gigs around town!!
The seminal surf instro album from 1980, Jon & The Nightriders' "Surf Beat '80" was released on CD for the first time on 7 June!! All of the tracks have been digitally remixed and remastered. There are SIX bonus tracks included, several appearing for the first time. I expect the CD will be available on Amazon and CDBaby, as well as the following websites:
I'll also have copies available at the Surfer Joe Festival and all of the upcoming John Blair Band tour dates in Italy later in June (http://www.surferjoemusic.com/johnblair/).