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Archive for August, 2012

The Brigantines 'Ray-Bans' Video

Red Bank, NJ Surf-Pop group The Brigantines have just released their new video for 'Ray-Bans'. Filmed in Asbury Park, NJ, the song and video tell a tragic story about losing your favourite sunglasses in a wave. 

The Brigantines new album, Vacation! is available now. 

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/o5kKSAbfoC4

BAND LINK: http://www.thebrigantines.com

BUY ALBUM LINK: http://thebrigantines.bandcamp.com


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UK surf and spy rock band "Los Calamares"

Los Calamares have a new promotional video which shows the band's intensity on stage, and that their taste in shirts has not improved any.

Check it out at www.los-calamares.com and follow the video link, or www.facebook.com/loscalamaresband where you can like, share, or even share and share alike...

Carlos Calamares


Beach Boys World tour - Germany

The BBs had a hit with Kokomo in 1988 and they represented the USA when foreign troops (America, France, Russia, Great Britain) left the city of Berlin after the reunification of our country.

The band toured regularly our country, but this time it was different.

In Berlin there were nearly 10.000 people, in Stuttgart 8.000 and in Moenchengladbach (open air, at 6 o ´clock it strarted raining) 6.000

What was suprising to me was the articles afterwards, which were written by someone who knows the history of the BBs.

The hassle of Brian and Mike about Smile, the never ending "No. 1 Surfing group in the country" image, the "better" productions like "Some Music To Your Day" from the early 70s, lots of old stuff but none hits like Our Cra Club (flipside of fun, fun,fun however) and so on and so forth.

The death of Dennis (drowning accident-not mentioniong his drinking and drug abuse) and of Carl (lung cancer after smoking too much in his life) were mentioned.

I remember concerts when Feel Flows, The Trader had been highlights sung by Carl,

Cool Cool Water and other  sophisticated songs were done without Brian, even the disco version of "Here Comes the Night" was done perfectly live.

The concerts with 50 songs had all what you needed, so an encore wasn´ t necessary.

Brian seemed to be nailed to his chair at the piano - how long will he live??

Until he dies (from his song "Until I Die"!).

Once someone in the audience in New York asked "Where is Brian"?

Mike answered: "Brian is in the songs!" How true this is.

Party talk some 10 years ago: "The best concert I ever saw was that of the Beach Boys!" I asked "when was that?"

Answer "In Essen in  1966!!

I hope a fine dvd will be released later this year to witness the best of 50 years!

Ruediger

 


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Italian Surf Academy in Wall Street Journal

Check out an article by Jim Fusilli in the Wall Street Journal regarding the Italian Surf Academy. My brother sent it to me.

Lee Kix

"Keep to the Rhythm and You'll Keep to Life"


Bevel Emboss Album Release on September 7th

Bevel EmbossThe new Amsterdam based surf sensation "Bevel Emboss" releases its first album "Celluloid"containing 15 tracks. The album is an ode to pure guitar music. Bevel Emboss has mixed the traditional western sound with Turkish, Arabic, Spanish and South American beat and sound expressions.

More at http://www.bevelemboss.com


Texas Surf-O-Rama Aug. 18th at Headhunters in Austin, TX

We’ve got another Reverb drenched night of Surf in Austin Texas at Headhunters on Saturday August 18th.  This time featuring The Thunderchiefs, The Mighty Landshark! and San Antonio’s King Pelican.  One Night.  Three bands.  No cover.  All Surf!  Music starts at 10PM.

For more info, visit Headhunters online: http://www.headhuntersclub.com/ and Do512.

Texas Surf-O-Rama with The Thunderchiefs, The Mighty Landshark! & King Pelican