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Here it is folks! A video playlist of all of Unsteady Freddie's amazing videos from the 2012 Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy. Freddie deserves a standing ovation for his heroic efforts to document Surfer Joe! There are currently 93 (!) videos in this playlist, with a few more to be added once bands give their permission. I will update the playlist when Freddie publishes the remaining videos. Enjoy!
ImageBonney & Buzz - Play Rough CD (Double Crown)
Bonney & Buzz have delivered yet another album filled with exquisite rock n' roll instrumentals. The duo features Bill Bonney of The Fentones ("The Mexican" and "The Breeze & I") and Pete "Buzz" Miller ("Can Can 62" and "Totem Pole"), who was also half of the popular Shig & Buzz duo. This time they go a for a darker, more menacing sound as they "play rough" with twelve original guitar and 6-string bass twangers. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of surf, instro rock and Euro-instro sounds. Cover art comes from Ferenc Dobronyi (Frankie & The Poolboys/Pollo Del Mar/The TomorrowMen)
Tracks: Perestroika - Wounded Knee - Jungle Surf - Swampfrog - The Hunter - Low Rider - Mystery Surfer - Teenheat - Devils Slide - Rampant - Deep Sleep - The Eternal Surf
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If you are a member of the Double Crown Music Club we will begin sending the new CD's by The Concussions and Bonney & Buzz this weekend.
The Sunday Surf Party returns to the historic Capitol Bowl in West Sacramento with the Lava Pups and the Sneaky Tikis. Mentored by Paul the Pyronaut and Dusty Watson, the Sneaky Tikis are four precocious musicians who are bringing on the Fourth Wave. They range in ages from 12 to 19 and debuted at the Sierra Surf Music Camp. Watch them and you know that the future of surf music is in good hands. Free - All Ages
Big Surf Saturday at Headhunters Club on 7/14/12; Headhunters, 720 Red River St Austin, TX, 78701.
Get on your skivvies for a full 3-hours of non-stop surf music, featuring Austin's premiere surf bands The Nematoads and The Mighty Landshark! We'll start the evening with Del Vipers, and blast the waves at the end with Sally Majestic. The Nematoads are joined at the hip with the lovely surf bombshell Abra Gizelle, dancing au-go-go to our rip-tide music. $5 cover, 18+; a great line-up of top-notch surf bands you won't want to miss. For more info, visit Headhunters online: www.headhuntersclub.com.
10 pm - Del Vipers
11 pm - The Nematoads w/ Abra Gizelle
12 am - The Mighty Landshark!
1 am - Sally Majestic
The San Francisco section of the Audio Engineering Society presents The Wrecking Crew Film. This is a one-day only opportunity to see this unreleased film, which includes interivews with Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Glen Campbell, and many other musicians behind the hits of the 60s and 70s.
Q&A with Producer/Director Denny Tedesco, son of Wrecking Crew guitarist, Tommy Tedesco, immediately follows each showing.
This film has not yet had a commercial release and is not available on DVD. These are the only showings scheduled in Northern California.
Because of the large collection of songs in the film, paying off the music licensing has held up the commercial release. As part of the fundraising campaign, proceeds from this showing will go to the International Documentary Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, for the Wrecking Crew film song licensing fees.
Advance tickets are:
$12 for AES members $15 for general public
$20 at the door, if available
Tickets available here.
Two show times: 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
This is at the private Auctions By the Bay Theater, on the former naval base, with plenty of free parking, and just a few blocks from the Alameda ferry terminal. It was the old movie house, transformed into an art deco movie palace and only used for special events.
NOW AVAILABLE for download... Show #38 Parts 1 & 2
This show is scheduled to premier this Sunday June 17th (Happy Father's Day!) on http://www.wfte.org at 8-9pm ET.
WFTE has updated their system to allow many more people to grab a live stream so be sure to tune in.
Just added to our homepage: "The Unsteady Corner". Keep up to date on Unsteady Freddie's cool video collection + his latest surf-rock shindig at Otto's in NYC.
We'd also like to invite all you surf bands to send us photos of your instruments for a future gallery on our Facebook page. Just another way of connecting with everyone and we think you'll agree.
DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge
In case you haven't heard, San Francisco Bay Area bands The TomorrowMen, Meshugga Beach Party and Frankie and the Poolboys head out on June 20 to headline at Italy's Surfer Joe Surf Music Festival. After which we are touring the entire country from the top of the boot to the heel. SG101's own Lorenzo Valdambrini not only created the festival, he's managing our tour and playing drums in Frankie. The man's a powerhouse of talent!
All the information on the tour can be found at this link. Hope to see some SG101'ers at the festival, be sure to introduce yourself to us.
Also at Tiki Oasis this year are:
... and much more!
Fun summer show alert!
We finally completed our 3rd cd recently and will be performing it in it's entirely plus songs off our first and 2nd records next Saturday at CSPS which is a fantastic venue in Cedar Rapids. We'll be doing two sets total with songs off our first two cds also. The new CD is called Lust for Rust is getting a nice string of positive reviews and good airplay. We do all original hot rod surfin' summer time anthems. The new tunes were recorded with Tyler Russell on the drums, Ian Williams on guitar, Joel McDowell on bass and me (Brook) on guitar. Here is a link with address and ticket info:
Please join us and help us celebrate the creation of some all original home grown Iowa rock n' roll! Let me know if you have any questions about the show.
CSPS is located near Parlor City at:
1103 Third St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 319-364-1580
Hello Surf Friends,
NOW AVAILABLE for download... Show #37 Parts 1 & 2:
The show is scheduled to premier this Sunday June 10th on http://www.wfte.org at 8-9pm ET. Log on early to grab a live stream!
Also available on podcast at http://theshrunkenheadlounge.com and iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shrunken-head-lounge/id455525780
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DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge