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Archive for March, 2013

The Good The Bad honour Tarantino's 50th Birthday

In honour of the glorious basterd Quentin Tarantino on his 50th birthday and on reflection of his extensive groundbreaking work to date, The Good the Bad made a parody of the opening scene of Inglorious Basterds, inserting Tarantino film references as Christoph Waltz presides over his 50th birthday celebrations. Consider it a ligh-hearted gift to Quentin on his special day.

Also as a special experiment TGTB looked at rescoring some less obvious scenes from Kill Bill, Django Unchained and Death Proof with some TGTB music, as a tribute to Tarantino and his inspiration. You too can enjoy our tracks set to QT's films and even download the three songs for free at our website. Enjoy!


New Surf Band in Puerto Rico

They still don't have a band name but they have 3 more local gigs coming up. This new local Surf Band from the island of Puerto Rico made their debut on a local school music concert after opening the act with a medley of The Surfaris classic "Wipeout" and the original Batman Theme Song. This young boys don't Surf but their Reverb is on as they will continue their journey as a Surf Rock and Indie Rock band. 

If you want to listen to some of their songs here are the links: 



North Sea Surf Festival 2013 with Bambi Molesters and Los Coronas

On Saturday September 14th the third installment will take place of the North Sea Surf Festival, the first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. The festival will be held at the legendary venue De Melkweg in the heart of Amsterdam. The festival will feature 8 bands and this year proudly presents Bambi Molesters and Los Coronas as part of the line up, two of the most popular European surf bands. Besides live shows there will be classic surf movies at the Melkweg Cinema and a record store with collectable surf vinyl and cd’s.


The pre-sale for the festival will start coming Saturday and the first four bands to attend the festival have just been made public. Bambi Molesters from Croatia and Los Coronas from Spain will be playing The Netherlands for the very first time. From Belgium Pirato Ketchup will be playing the festival and the upcoming Amsterdam band Bevel Emboss will be there following impressive radio airplay around the world. In the coming months the other bands will be made public as well as the program for the cinema.

New Aloha Screwdriver music video

We're very happy to finally show of Aloha Screwdriver's first real music video for our song "Doom Buggy Hellride".

We shot the whole thing in our hometown of Alameda, CA. I'm sure that a lot of you will recognize the tiki bar, Forbidden Island. Our friend Bryan Wright shot and edited the whole thing, and we're super proud of it.

The song is available now as a single on iTunes But you can also get it for free by sharing on Twitter. Or if that's not your style, we're also giving it away if you sign our mailing list.

Full album due out on 4/25/13. Pre-order available here.

Thanks for watching!

Pirato Ketchup's new EP out now!

Belgium's Pirato Ketchup's second EP "That's Right !" is finally available. You can purchase it on Pirato Ketchup's website in the Shop section.

Digital release is also availble on Bandcamp.

Of course the best is still to buy merch after the shows and the band will be touring to promote the release of the EP: 

  • Tue April 2 : Pinky Bar - Nommay (F)
  • Wed April 3 : Deep Inside - Dijon (F)
  • Thu April 4 : TBC - Clermont-Ferrand (F)
  • Fri April 5 : Jour de Fête - Albi (F)
  • Sat April 6 afternnon show : Festival Rock 21 - Carlus (F)
  • Sat April 6 late show : Saint des Seins - Toulouse (F)
  • Fri May 3 : Carpe Diem - Hasselt (B)
  • Sat May 4 : Cafe Mustang Sally - Sittard (NL)
  • Wed May 8 : DNA - Brussels (B)
  • Fri June 21 : Inside Out - Liege (B)
  • Sat June 22 : Source-o-Rama - Chaudfontaine (B)
  • Wed July 3 : Farwest - Liege (B)

More shows TBA soon. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Check out Surf Noir

Surf Noir started playing surf instrumentals when they were seventeen, but now they're old and wise and play songs with vocals as well. Surf Noir think that they invented the genre Surf Noir, and sound like Queens of the Stone Age has invited Dick Dale and Chris Isaak to join the band. Kind of. This is dark, but fun music.

Check us out.




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The Dead Beat YouTube Channel Up And Running!

Visit our YouTube channel for lots of live videos and full albums for FREE! From the Blue Cheer Of Surf! And Kings Of Acid Surf! The Dead Beat!

"Wild Surf Guitars" CD by The Insanitizers, Release Party

The Insanitizers released their 20 song CD "Wild Surf Guitars." The Insanitizers expand the borders of surf guitar into classical guitar, classic rock, modern rock, country, polka, flamenco, and rockabilly. Nineteen of these songs put the guitar front and center; there is no room for a vocalist. This CD tells stories of adventure, mystery and energy with guitar instrumentals in an involving experience. The band has fun performing, and when you listen you will be part of the fun. 

This CD also introduces Rodriel & Gabrigo, the Insanitizers Flamenco Surf Rockabilly (Flamencobilly) Acoustic Duo, with three memorable frenetic instrumentals based on surf guitar songs. Come hear the Duo's performance at the CD Release Party, starting 6pm Friday March 22, 2013, at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon. The performance will be for an hour and there is no cost to attend.



The Penetrators live on WAIF 1997

Thanks to MidwestSurfGuy here is a playlist of The Penetrators playing WAIF radio in 1997. Thanks so much Guy!