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Archive for July, 2011

New Terry "Buffalo" Ware Album

Reverb Babylon, the new Album from Terry "Buffalo" Ware

Also on I-Tunes and Amazon.

2 Days Bay Area Surf Music Event


You say love surf music, and you're hungry? Over the August 6/7 weekend, you are very lucky! The Surfin' Smorgasboard at The Forbidden Island and The International Reverb BBQ at the Hotel Utah will satiate your desires, a delicious combination of Surf AND Turf!

The Second Surfin' Smorgasboard and Pig Roast at Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge! Facebook Event Page
$10 - Saturday August 6, 1-6 PM, 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda CA

Headlining, all the way from Rome, The Bradipos IV. Their sound is Vespas and Morricone, Bardot-a-go-go and Sixties Beach Party. This is their first USA tour.

The Secret Samurai work the antipodal influences of passionate Spanish guitar and frenetic Japanese Eleki into a heavy and aggressive trio sound. This is not Gidget's surf music, but an evolution of Dick Dale's crunchy Middle Eastern melodies. The Secret Samurai released their second CD, "Zanshin" earlier this year.

The Surfside IV come to us from Phoenix Arizona, where there's about a thousand miles of beach before you hit the ocean, for an exclusive Northern California appearance. They are red-Fez wearin' lads with a garage-party dance beat. 

From San Pablo CA come The Deadbeats, the youngest surf band on the scene. Their style is blistering, ear popping, speed surf. Their new CD, "Day of the Deadbeats" will be available at the show.

Don't wait in line, buy early from Brown Paper Tickets!

Authentic Hawaiian pig roast by Oakland's Chop Bar (with vegetarian option). Pig roast not included in entrance fee. 

The Intenational Reverb BBQ @ The Hotel Utah Facebook Event Page
$10 - Sunday, August 7, 2–6PM, Fourth and Bryant, San Francisco.

The IRBBQ is proud to present as headliner, all the way from Wiesbaden, Germany The Razorblades. Known for their precise execution, and thunderous assault, their new CD is called "Gimme Some Noise"; this is their first USA tour.

All the way from Las Vegas, the return of one of the most requested bands of the Sunday Surf Party series: Thee Swank Bastards with their incredible hula-hoop artista Szandora. 

And your hosts, local dudes, us guys: Pollo del Mar

+ The Hotel Utah streetside BBQNot included in entrance fee.

Josh Hickman's "Hallowe'en" CD Underway

Josh Hickman of The Noble Gasses is recording his second solo album, a spooky affair recalling the Hallowe'en-type kids' albums of the 60's and 70's. It is entitled "This House Is Haunted" and will feature the other Noble Gasses as well as members of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater. So, stay tuned!


TomorrowMen "It's About Time!" CD Giveaway

The TomorrowMen have just released their first full length CD "It's About Time!". And SurfGuitar101 has an extra copy that we are giving away! All you got to do is post in this forum thread, and we will randomly pick a winner on August 1st! You can check out song samples of this remarkable album on CD Baby.

In other TomorrowMen news, the band gets a plug and a song played on episode #192 of comedian Marc Maron's WTF Podcast!

Dick Dale featured in August 2011 Guitar Player Magazine

Dick Dale is featured in the August 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine! In the "Ten Things You Gotta Do to Play Like ... Dick Dale" feature, Guitar Player gives a career overview and then dives right into analyzing Dick's playing and sound, including tablature! From the article:

Dick Dale wants you to know how to capture some of the mojo of the Father of Loud and the King of the Surf Guitar... Dick Dale!

Check it out, it should be on news stands shortly!

World Of Surf Rock Concert - Reno, NV August 5th

It's not the SG101 Convention, but it's happening in Reno! August 5th 8pm All Ages! 5 Surf Bands:

  1. The Riptide Bandits (from Reno)
  2. The Mighty Surf Lords (from Reno)
  3. Hypnotic IV (from Sacramento)
  4. Bradipos IV (from Italy)
  5. The Razorblades (from Germany)

Tickets on sale now $12. Call 775-287-7593. Proceeds go to the bands, and to help fund The Mighty Surf Lords East Coast Tour! Thank You For Your Support!

There is more to this story, continue reading ...

Solar Wind Surf Band wins "Best in Music" in 4th of July Parade, in Kona, Hawaii

West Hawaii Today announced on July 8, 2011 that the Solar Wind Surf Band was given the "Best Music" award in this years Fourth of July Parade, as well as the "Third Place Award" in the Float category for non-profit groups. There were 70 units entered in this years parade.

The band was on a flat-bed truck, driven by Kevin Trager and we also had a Front Car, a 1990 Blue Corvette Convertible, with owner-driver Roger Peterson at the wheel, with his favorite Surfer Girl waving to crowd. There was one White and one Red Longboard sticking almost straight up, behind the bucket seats. Also, we had Martin Ewen, Stilt-walker walking and dancing to our music, along side and all around the truck. We also use a huge bubble machine, too. it must have been quite a site. Martin got "Second Place" in the Marching category as well.

respectively submitted by Kim Sweeney "Mr. Backwards"


Great Review of The Surfaris Concert in South Florida

The Surfaris are back from playing shows to VERY loyal fans in the rain in West Palm Beach Florida on July 2nd. The band flew home to perform another show in 92 degree heat in Glendora Ca. on July 4th.

The Broward/West Palm Beach New Times gave The Surfaris a great review of their show in south Florida. Read all about it and check out this slideshow.