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Archive for May, 2014

All sort of NEW from Forever Surf

Our long-term project band, Forever Surf, has all sorts of news to share:

  1. Our brand spanking NEW cd "Storm Warning!" by Forever Surf is now available for sale.
  2. We have a brand NEW website full of band information, song samples and a little Paypal store to buy your very own cd or download direct from us for quickest shipping and service:
  3. We have a NEW Facebook page, be our friend: Forever Surf on Facebook
  4. We also offer our NEW cd and dowloads at cdbaby: Forever Surf at cdbaby
  5. Of course, you can purchase NEW Forever Surf at iTunes.
  6. The cd features our NEWEST project member, drummer Dave Martin.

A bit of history:  It all started in 2003 with rhythm guitarists "Reverb Mike" Finney and lead guitarist Deane "Can't Sing" Stanton meeting on a Ventures cruise. They began playing and eventually ran into bassist Dave "DP' Pike right here at the SG101 "players wanted" forum section. For several years we traveled around meeting up for occasional gigs and recording sessions at each other's towns and homes. Additionally, we did many "remote recording sessions" laying digital tracks and exchanging them via USPostalService and CD-R. Eventually, Deane met up with Dave Martin who gracously laid down all of our live drum tracks on the NEW cd. Please stop by our site and give it a listen,

thanks again SG101,


Equine Surf at the Horse & Groom Brighton (UK)

 9pm onwards. Expect heavy twang and galloping rhythms.


Horse Rock at the Horse and Groom


Get Ready For A Sonic Cataclysm - New Live CD From The Madeira Available For Pre-Order!

It's the 10th anniversary of the famed surf/instro rock combo The Madeira, and to celebrate they're releasing their first ever live CD! Recorded at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis last December over two nights, the band delivered an amazing set packed with long-time fan favorites, some choice cover tunes and even a few brand new songs from their upcoming full-length studio release! It was recorded and mixed by Tommy Schichtel of The Concussions, and features amazing, moody cover art by the incomparable Steve Blickenstaff!

Tracks: Introduction - Tribal Fury - Everybody Up - Surf Fidelis - Cities Of Gold - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Burning Mirage - Macarena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Night Rider - Mar Vista - The Saracen - Tangaroa - Wreak Havoc! - Undercurrents - Ricochet - Sandstorm! - Intruder

(PRE-ORDER) The Madeira - Sonic Cataclysm: Live CD - DCCD54 - $12.75

Click To Pre-Order From Double Crown Records

CDs will start shipping on June 14th. That evening you can also buy the CD from the band at their CD Release Show at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Also appearing on the bill are The Volcanos and The Mystery Men.

You can also sign up for the Double Crown Music Club - members will receive a free limited-edition Madeira poster with the CD!

Get the scoop on the band and their upcoming CD at or their Facebook page.

The Fabulous Blue Wabbits CD Release

Wabbit Wanch Studios Announces the New Album Instwoh-Mentals Vol. 1 from The Fabulous Blue Wabbits


Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWabbit Wanch Studios is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from The Fabulous Blue Wabbits, Instwoh-Mentals Volume 1, available from the Apple iTunes Store and other online music services on April 18, 2014.

 Instwoh-Mentals Volume 1 is a studio album of 16 originals songs in the electric guitar-oriented, instrumental style made popular during the early 1960’s by groups such as The Shadows in Europe and The Ventures in North America. This musical style is a lighter, more melodic precursor to the more driven “surf music” that later dominated the airwaves of Southern California with groups such as Dick Dale and the Deltones. On this album, The Fabulous Blue Wabbits present the full spectrum of the 1960’s instrumental style from European sophistication to Southern Californian “sun and fun”.

 Forty-five years after the original Blue Diamonds made their appearance on the Club 6 television program, the two remaining band members, Mel Patrick (guitars) and Fred Lichota (bass guitar), reformed in 2006 as The Fabulous Blue Wabbits. They no longer perform live, but continue to write and record 1960’s-style instrumental music. Their song “California Longboard” was featured on “A Day At The Beach” on Radio Station KCS in San Diego, California.

 Instwoh-Mentals Volume 1 is available now from the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon MP3, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, the Google Music Store, and Shazam.

“Four Decades of Surf…with Three and a Half Decades Missing”

The Surfaris perform 2 Shows in S. Florida This Weekend

Surf Music Fans in Florida! Join The Surfaris with Bob Berryhill this Friday night May 23rd at the Endless Summer Vinyard & Winery in Ft. Pierce for a special intimate evening of surf music and the story Behind the Music of The Surfaris. Special VIP packages and general tickets available at:

For you hot rodders and rockabilly cats in S. Florida, come join Bob and the band on May 24th for a rockin' evening at the Pinned Festival at the Miami Airport Convention Center.  Tickets available at:

Mention you heard about these shows on at our merch table after either shows and receive a free Surfaris Wipe Out t-shirt signed by Bob!

Win The Concussions "Fall in Love With" CD

Our latest contest is a drawing to win The Concussions' "Fall in Love With..." CD. The drawing is open to all SG101 members. Head on over to the contest page and enter today! The winner will be selected on May 31, 2014.

Reminder to bands and record labels: if you would like give away albums or merchandise here please shoot me an email or private message.

Instro Summit 2014 - Durham NC - May 16-18

The world's largest instrumental music festival is back! Three days of music! 28 bands! Join us at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC May 16-18.


Tickets: $14.00 advance/$15.00 door, 3-day pass $30.00

Tickets at

For the latest news, complete band lineup and times, be sure to check out the SG101 forum thread for this event.

--Crispy Bess
Head Instigator,
Instro Summit

New Crazy Aces CD is Now Available!

The new release from Crazy Aces is finally here! 

Jeff Senn, Justin "Oscar" Cary, Tom Hoey and Kiwamu Stewart advance the Crazy Aces experience with "Surfadelic Spy-a-Go-Go", a continuation and progression from their critically acclaimed 2012 debut "Greatest Hits Volume 2".

The title for the new record is derived from the band's own description of their unique, instrumental sound. Drawing from styles and genre's like Surf, Go-Go, Psychedelic, Spy and Garage Rock, the mission for this record was to better define the band's individual sound and record in a more simple, less Hi-Fi approach, in the spirit of the band's influences and mentors.

Self recorded, mixed and produced at their rehearsal space in Nashville, TN., Surfadelic Spy-a-Go-Go takes the listener on a journey through the twang imbued world of classic spy plots,  fuzz inflicted trips of psychedelia, the dreamy soundscapes of '60's Abbey Road ballads and the raw excitement of first wave Surf. All of these sounds are blended together in a way that is not only unique but totally Crazy Aces.

The CD is/will be available through, iTunes, Double Crown Records, Deep Eddy Records, and direct through Crazy Aces Facebook.

Surfadelic Cover Art