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Archive for January, 2013

Insect Surfers Kickstarter Project ! ! !

Yes, folks,the Insect Surfers are finally gearing up to release new cd/vinyl, t-shirts and beach towels! But we need your help and have launched a kickstarter program. PLEASE check it out at -

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2117881320/insect-surfers-2013-release

We have a few songs 'in the can' but are working on several more! And we will be proud to bring this stuff to Europe this year! Thanks to you, the surf rock community for any and all your support!


rocketh,
David Arnson/Insect Surfers


Rockin' the Big Kahuna

show poster

The Sneaky Tikis return to the Valley floor after a bunch of performances in the foothills and join Sacramento's own Lava Pups for a night of instrumental surf and garage rock.  The Sneaky Tikis are four precocious young musicians (ages 13 to 19) who were mentored by Dusty Watson and Paul the Pyronaut.  They combine the styles of Dick Dale and Slacktone to classic and modern surf songs.  The Lava Pups put their spin on traditional and original surf and garage music with some irreverent fun.  Shine is an intimate, comfortable venue that features coffee, teas, beer, wine, and food.  This promises to be a fun night!

February 16 at 8pm.


The Surfing Pharaohs in Flint Michigan, Feb 9th

The Surfing Pharaohs will be preforming at The Keystone Lounge in Flint MI. Sat. Feb 9th. Check us out at Facebook for more directions.


Beachcombovers From Boston

Tommy White from the Boston-based surf rock band "The Beachcombovers" here. I just wanted to check in and let you know about our thriving little surf music scene out here in New England. We've got some great bands out here including Tsunami of Sound, The Spytones, The Derangers, Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters and the Fathoms. While our surf scene will never match the West Coast, kiteboarding just came to my neighborhood and it adds a lot of potential for excitement. So here's a little video for you to check out. Air temperature that day - 45 degrees, wind speed approx 25mph. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBfJyzq0FtI

 


A note regarding Surfin' Sundays 2013

Aloha Everyone…

The following message is extremely important, please read carefully…

Although I am currently down sick with bronchitis for the second time this month I have need to address something very important…

You may or may not have heard rumors circulating around the surf music and surrounding communities coming supposedly from the museum…

Let me put all the rumors regarding Surfin’ Sundays 2013 Summer Concert Series and my continued involvement to bed once and for all…

The rumors that I have been made aware of don’t reflect the opinion of the current Board of Directors nor the future of Surfin’ Sundays…

Rest assured I am totally committed to Surfin’ Sundays concerts being run in the same fashion as I have been doing for the past 8 years…

Surfin’ Sundays is my lifeblood and I have invested my passion, heart and soul into it and intend to do so till I can no longer function…

I am currently working with the city of HB to set up the 2013 schedule both at the pier and HBISM and will be booking bands shortly…

In the next couple of weeks I will be filling out the extensive paperwork to obtain our permits and business license from the city of HB…

As for the meeting with the city of HB next month, it is strictly for me to attend in order to obtain our permits for Surfin’ Sundays…

Jeff BTD will be working with me and our faithful musicians to insure the we give you the best entertainment we have to offer…

Unless you hear directly from me please disregard any further rumors as total unwarranted deception coming from one individual…

If you any information, concerns, comments and or questions please email me directly at my usual dragonfly address…

Even though I am not responsible for this deception I feel the need to let you know I am deeply sorry for any stress this may have caused you…

Mahalo for your continued support…

Your humble servant,

Linda Miller

2013 Secretary/Director Surfin’ Sundays


Surfabilly Freakout Radio presents: Throttlebilly Beach Riot!

Throttlebilly Beach Riot CD Cover

Surfabilly Freakout Radio hit the airwaves in May of 2006 on WPGU 107.1 FM in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  The show features surf, garage, psychobilly, rockabilly, and spaghetti western music performed (mostly) by modern bands.    The CD is high-energy from start to finish with a sound reflective of the radio show.  The fantastic band line-up includes The Cocktail Preachers, The Madeira, The Coffin Daggers, The Nebulas, 9th Wave, Daikaiju, The Creepy Creeps, Go! Tsunami, The Men from S.P.E.C.T.R.E., the Mutants, The Heavies, Knuckel Drager, The Love Me Nots, The Brains, The Koffin Kats, the Krank Daddies, The Phantom Jets, The Phenomenauts & Vegas 66!

A full track listing a purchase information can be found here:  http://www.surfabillyfreakout.com/the-cd.html

Surfabilly Freakout Radio is definitely about the music, but it was apparent early-on that there would be more... this part that we refer to as "Jackassery, Tom Foolery and Damn Fool Boobery."  "Freakout Studios" (WPGU FM) has six microphones and the original DJs (Jet Sterling and Reverend Chuck Allen) were soon joined by a large cast of characters. Today, there is rarely a show when all six aren't in use (and often, there are more DJs than mics).  The DJ crew, which grew early-on to include Chelsea Bandita, Koffin Keith, Motorhead Mike and the Director of Awesome expanded into booking and promoting live shows in Champaign-Urbana... often recruiting new DJs out of the crowd.  Local gigs led to remote DJ/MC gigs as well as providing organizational assistance at surf, Tiki and hot rod events throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast.

For a raucous selection of surf, garage and 'billy, check out "Throttlebilly Beach Riot!".  We hope you dig it!


Announcing Winter Surf Fest 2013 in Los Alamitos, CA

One of the Most Important Surf Music Events of the Year!

Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.,
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
10AM-6PM,
$20 Admission

Summer really is a state of mind, especially during the cold months in Southern California. Nothing can prove it more than the right live musical soundtrack. For many fans the world over, this soundtrack is Surf Music, the instrumental genre created in the early 60ʻs by legendary bands such as The Belairs and Eddie & The Showmen. Helping to keep this instro torch alive and well are the members of the online forum SurfGuitar101.com, who have put together some of the most significant live Surf Music events in recent years. The 2nd annual Winter Surf Fest will continue along these lines, featuring an entire day of the reverb-drenched goodness, complete with rare tribute and reunion performances, and the US public debut screening of the new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies. This special Sunday event coincides with one of the most important music weekends in Southern California that includes Deke Dickersonʼs Guitar Geek Festival and the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, and the So Cal World Guitar Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

2nd Annual Winter Surf Fest Highlights:

  • A very special US public debut screening of the brand-new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies at 10AM, with the filmmakers present. DVDs of the film will be available for purchase.
  • A tribute performance by John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders), Dick Dodd (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, The Standells), Jim Frias (The Nocturnes) with High Tide, to the great Surf Guitar pioneer Eddie Bertrand (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen), who recently passed away
  • A Rare Belairs reunion performance featuring original members Paul Johnson, Dick Dodd, and Jimmy Roberts with special guests
  • A rare Southern California performance by modern Bay Area Surf masters The TomorrowMen
  • A performance by Surf/Garage/Frat band extraordinaire The Volcanics
  • A performance by San Pedro traditional surf maestros The Riptides
  • A performance by Southern California 60s tribute band Banned From the Beach

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Whimsical Surf Version TWO by the Insanitizers

Microsoft does it, Apple does it, and now the Insanitizers have issued a revised version of their surf guitar CD "Whimsical Surf." Why revise? Because the Insanitizers found how to make their guitars sound both energetically edgy and gorgeous. Here is the first professional review of this new CD:

From “Cry of the Coyote” rock-n-roll CD review magazine published in France. Review received Jan. 4, 2013.

"Conrad Swartz's band decided to revisit the content of their previous album, while I await their next CD. This gives me the chance to appreciate the humor of such titles as "Polkzart" (the 40th symphony of Wolfgang Amadeus as a  super fun polka), "Fantwango" (a rocking tango), and "Fowl ball" or "Beerocracy" (puns on "foul ball" and "bureaucracy"). I rediscovered versions of "Sugarplum" ("Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" by Tchaikovsky) which rocks well and of "Puppetor" ("Funeral March of a Marionette" by Gounod) in flamenco rock style. They added supplementary guitars, changed the solos on some songs, and concocted new arrangements and new melodies on others. I was thrilled by the first version, but the second is even more rockin’ and the guitars gallop. Everything on this album is a keeper, what a great time for fans of rockin' surf!"

"Whimsical Surf Version 2" CD by the Insanitizers is now available at DeepEddy.net and CDBaby.com/cd/insanitizers3. 


The Delusionaires "Destination Poon" CD back in print

Go Zombie Records and Beaverama have reissued the long out of print debut full length from Orlando's THE DELUSIONAIRES!

Fifteen sizzling tracks of saxophone driven, reverb drippin', Sixties strip club lounge music. A sonic scorcher from the sleazier side of surf!!!

You can hear a sneak peak AND pick up a copy at Go Zombie! Records - its only ten bucks, postage paid!!