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Waka Jawaka is an interesting band. It definitely has the signature surf sound, but this isn’t tribal surf or even the surf music that makes you think of catching a wave in southern California. Rather, this band’s sound is surf infused with a lounge/exotica sort of sound. There is also a little rockabilly, particularly in the song “Salon Kitty,” which is a surf-lounge-rockabilly hybrid. I can say one thing for sure. I haven’t heard many songs that would fall into that category. This band throws another twist into the mix with “Fly Me to the Jaws.” This one has a guitar solo that sounds straight out of the 70s.
This band has a really clean sound. If they hit any off notes on this album, I sure didn’t pick them up. While some surf music is perfect for a night with a bonfire on the beach, this is really more suited to a dark bar lit with tiki torches while you sip on rum drinks (umbrella optional). If you ever found yourself in such a place and this band was playing, I have no doubt you would enjoy yourself thoroughly.
Upcoming Blue Wave Theory performances:
August 3. Opening for Dick Dale at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA.
August 24. Appearing with The Diamondheads at the 5th annual LBI Longboard Classic Surf Contest, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ.
Our brand new CD Superstorm will be available at our shows and can also be acquired from:
Deep Eddy Records: http://www.deepeddy.net/merch.html
DWM Music: http://www.dwmmusic.com/order.asp?product=8852&artist=Blue+Wave+Theory&title=Superstorm&price=12.98
Superstorm is also now digitally available from:
Keep ridin' the waves!
Blue Wave Theory
The Burnin' Sands are proud to tell everyone that our music is now downloadable via bandcamp.
Thanks and cheers!
Noble Gasses drummer Eric Gardner will be performing on The Night Show with Jay Leno Tues., Aug. 6th with British rocker KT Tunstall. He's the pro's pro, and we're lucky to have him when we can. Go, Eric!
Check out one of the SG101 Convention pre-shows! The Dynotones, The El Caminos (Japan), & The VooDuo perform Thursday, August 8th, at DiPiazza's, 5205 PCH Long Beach, California.
Today the four movies that will be shown at the North Sea Surf Festival on September 14th have been announced. Besides the Dutch film premiere of the spectacular documentaries Storm Surfers and Surfing & Sharks the surf classics Morning Of The Earth (1972) and Crystal Voyager (1972) will be shown at the cinema during the festival.
Storm Surfers is an epic adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean in order to ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in the world. Surfing & Sharks tells the story of three friends from a poor neighbourhood in South Africa still surfing in the most dangerous
surfing area in the world, even after having lost four friends and a family member to attacks by white sharks.
Morning Of The Earth (1971) tells about a group of surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own surfboards and hunting down the best waves in Australia, Bali and Hawaii. Crystal Voyager (1972) is one of the most successful Australian surf movies and is about surfer George Greenough´s quest for uncrowded waves in California. The final sequence is a 23 minute long journey filmed from a surfers perspective with Echoes by Pink Floyd as soundtrack.
The cinema program will be opened by a Hawaiian solo set by Phantom Frank, mastermind behind The Treble Spankers and The Phantom Four. El Blanco of the legendary Finnish surf revival band The Charades will also give two short performances in between the movies.
The North Sea Surf Festival is the biggest festival in Northwestern Europe fully dedicated to
instrumental surf music. The festival will feature 9 bands and this year proudly presents Lost Acapulco (Mexico), Bambi Molesters (Croatia) and Los Coronas (Spain) as part of the line up, for their first performances on Dutch soil. The festival will be opened by the winner of the Live XS North Sea Surf Battle that will be held on August 25th.
The total program of the North Sea Surf Festival is now as follows:
Crystal Voyager (1972)
Morning Of The Earth (1972)
Storm Surfers (Dutch premiere) www.surfingandsharks.com
Surfing & Sharks (Dutch premiere) www.stormsurfers.com.au
El Blanco (The Charades,Finland)
Phantom Frank (The Phantom Four, The Treble Spankers)
Lost Acapulco (Mexico)
The Bambi Molesters (Kroatië)
Los Coronas (Spanje)
The Phantom Four (NL)
The Good The Bad (Denemarken)
Bang! Mustang! (Duitsland)
Pirato Ketchup (België)
Bevel Emboss (NL)
Winner North Sea SurfBattle (tba)
Club Rockula DJ´s
Naald & Kraak DJ´s
Amsterdam Beatclub DJ´s
Los Venturas, Speedball Jr. and The Voodoo Club bookings are very pleased to announce the 2nd edition of 'The Endless Summer Surf Music Festival 2013'. This year's edition will be hold on Saturday, August 31, again at the Beach of Zeebrugge, Belgium. With the focus on quality rather then quantity we present you this year once more a selection of the best bands in the scene today. In our selection we aim for a line-up that is balanced but diverse. This year's line-up has it all!
In addition to these spectacular performances: DJ's all night long, cocktails, fingerfood, and much more...
And best of all it's 100% FREE!
Hello. The newest episode of ROCK'n'ROLL HIGH SCHOOL 101 is finally out! This episode is on Rockabilly music and features interviews with:
Performance footage by:
It is on Time-Warner Cable Channel 18 in the Riverside-Moreno Valley-Perris area or free on Youtube.
Bárujárn was founded in 2008 after members met at an industrial showcase for corrugated iron and related supplies in Hafnir city on the wind-barren south coast of Iceland. The music was to represent the black sands and waves that is the heart and life of the booming Icelandic surfer culture. Determined to succeed in a world full of tears the band went on to whither in the ashes of their poorly rolled cigarettes through relentless unprofessionalism, constant poverty, and petty crime.
They released an EP in 2010 commonly mistaken for the crushed remnants of a grilled sandwich due to its luxurious aluminum foil wrapping. This packaging failure resulted in the frequent discarding of the EP to the trash bin at local radio stations and hence no airplay.
Theraminist Hekla Magnúsdóttir quit the band in 2011 partly because of an artistic misunderstanding but mostly due to frequent sexist remarks and the general decadence of the remaining members.
As of this writing their main accomplishments subsists of a failed make it or break it tour through the neighboring Farao islands, supporting local child star turned hot-shot Brandur Enni and getting to the semi finals in the unofficial battle of the bands.
After years of procrastination their debut album is was released the 4th of July 2013 and is available online at: http://www.gogoyoko.com/#/album/I12
Bárujárn can be contacted through hrukkublikk(hosted at)gmail.com or at https://www.facebook.com/barujarn.hrukkublikksdottir