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Archive for June, 2014

The Continental Magazine #22 w/CD - The Atlantics & Dusty Watson Out Now!

The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - OUT NOW!!!

Issue #22 is finally here, featuring our very first full-color cover! It includes part 2 of a huge feature interview with The Atlantics (conducted by Ivan Pongracic) covering the later years of this famed Australian surf and rock n' roll combo. If you missed it, part 1 which dealt with their early years was in issue #21. The magazine also has an in-depth interview with surf rock drummer extraordinaire Dusty Watson, well known for his work with Slacktone, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, The Sonics, Frankie & The Pool Boys, and many other great bands. This issue is also jam packed with tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.

TRACKS: (The TomorrowMen) The Man Who Couldn't Tell Time - (The Trabants) Coast of Capri - (Martin Cilia) Koko Head - (Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides) Snake Eyes - (The Stingrays) Panic Beach - (Audios Amigos) El Avispon - (Die Kosmonauten) Life Is Too Short - (The Derangers) Rio Sangre - (Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion) Satan's Invisible World...Revealed! - (The Surf Zombies) Candyass - (Les Agamemnonz) Simon Beat - (Secret Samurai) A Proper Quarrel - (The Razorblades) Are You Ready For A Rock 'n' Roll Weekend? - (9th Wave) Victory At Sunset - (The Torments) The Creamer - (The Grande Bois) Meltdown - (The Spytones) Surfing Salzburg - (Los #3 Dinners) SA Woman - (The Delusionaires) The Scrump

The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - $6.95 (Click To Order From Double Crown Records)

The Continental Magazine - Three Issue Subscription Starting With Issue #22 (Click To Order From Double Crown Records)

We are getting copies out to bands and subscribers as quickly as possible - a box went out today, and we will continue sending them out through next week.

9th Annual Great Lakes Surf Battle Video

A great bunch of bands from around the Great Lakes. Video coverage of the 9th annual Great Lakes surf battle.

The Ventures As Played By V2 with The Del-Vipers & King Pelican!

Ventures legends Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor are fronting "V2" and performing all of your favorite Ventures' tunes! The Del-Vipers, (Austin, TX) and King Pelican (San Antonio, TX) are on the bill to things revved-up for V2!

'Bite The Bullet' EP by Slingshot Dragster

Our debut EP 'Bite The Bullet', released earlier this year is now available for FREE download from our bandcamp page.

Bob Welch Benefit with All-Star Surf Legends - June 29th

Bob Welch Benefit with All-Star Surf Legends
Sunday June 29th, 3-7pm
The Tee Room, Newport Beach Golf Course
3100 Irvine Ave. Newport Beach 949-852-8681 

Join us for a Benefit for our Fellow Hoot and Surf Drummer Legend, Bob Welch.

Bob suffered a bad stroke and is now partially paralyzed. Give a Hoot and join us June 29th to help raise money for medical bills and other family expenses. Bob’s legendary career with The Chanteys spans from their debut on the Lawrence Welk Show. Bob has continued to jam with the Chantay’s, legendary surf rockers, and our Hootenanny players up until his recent stroke last month. We hope Bob will be able to join us Sunday, but please come on down and join the many fellow rockers and listen to great music from Bob's fellow Chantay’s and others from The Surfaris, The Fabulous Nomads, Eddie Would Tow, Joey and The Monsoons, Z-Bops, Duotones, and many, many more.

See you at The Tee Room @ NB Golf Course!

June 22 Surfin' Sundays HBISM Show


Date: Sunday June 22nd, 2014 Time: 1:00 Pm to 4:00 Pm
Location: Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum 411 Olive Ave Huntington Beach 92648 SURF CITY USA

This concert is dedicated in memory of Scotty Miller, Surfin’ Sundays Committee Chairman Linda Miller and her husband/HBISM volunteer John. Scotty loved life, HBISM and surf music. R. I. P son you are sorely missed by all who knew and loved you. June 30th marks the 12th Anniversary of his passing to eternal life.


HBISM presents “Century of Stoke” Exhibit Grand Opening in celebration of “100 Years of Surfing” in Huntington Beach. Come visit the newly renovated museum and check out all the new and exciting exhibits that the museum directors have put together for educational purposes and your enjoyment.


The Nocturnes are one of the top show bands of the early 60’s, known for their versatility in playing styles ranging from surf to blues. Currently they play cover songs for such known artists as Dick Dale, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Journey, The Blues Brothers and numerous rock n roll legends. They appeared at all the major showrooms of the 60’s era including the Rendezvous Ballroom, Revelaire Ballroom, Disneyland and numerous dance shows. They are a 5 member group that plays music inspired by the Southern California lifestyle. In 2004 The Nocturnes were named “Best Beach & Surf Band” at The Galaxy Theater during the Orange County Music Awards. They have graced the museum stage during the exhibit grand openings for the past 8 years accommodating such legends as Dick Dale, Dean Torrence & Beach Boys Chris Farmer who’ve appeared with them.

Surfin’ Sundays are sponsored by The City Of HB, The Vendors At Pier Plaza,, HB Downtown Art Walk, IHOP HB, UPS Store Downtown HB, Fred’s Mexican Café HB, Banzai Bowl HB, Main St Wine Company HB,, Duke’s HB, Sandy’s Beach Grill HB, Aloha Grill HB, BJ’s Restaurant, Boat House Bar & Grill, Enlarge Media Group, Blue Water Pedicab & Dirty Dog Wash.

If you are interested in supporting our educational programs and events, sponsorships and HBISM memberships are currently available. For more information please contact HBISM Director At Large Cindy Cross 714-960-3483

Vendor & band merchandise will be available during this concert!!!

We invite you to join in celebration of 18 years of great music, from dedicated musicians who donate their precious time in support of the museum. Our concert lineup features oldies but goodies, promising newcomers, bands from around the world as well as legends such as Dick Dale, Dean Torrence, Bob Spickard, John Blair & Davie Allen who just happen to drop by from time to time.

Don’t forget to bring your hats and sunscreen to protect you against the elements.

HBISM Phone: 714-960-3483 Website for the complete schedule and information.

"Mandira", new album by The Phantom Four, out now!

"Mandira", the new album by The Phantom Four, has just been released.

You can listen to the full album on Bandcamp, Spotify and Deezer.

On The Phantom Four's Bandcamp page you can order the download for 10 euro, for 5 euro more you will receive the digipack as well (ships on Monday June 16th). The vinyl is due for release on September 20th.

FENDERONI DIAVOLO Split with Ralf Kilauea & Surfer Joe

For the first time Ralf Kilauea of the German Kilaueas band and Lorenzo Surfer Joe got together to produce some original surf music! We are talking about a 7" split of 4 tracks, pure surf music fun mood with Lorenzo Surfer Joe on drums and guitars, Ralf on guitars and Tom Kilauea as guest on bass.

The digital release on and other usual channels is on JUNE 15 while the actual little vinyl record will be available hopefully at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival or the end of the month.

The songs titles are surely funny, but the songs have been produced with serious attention and great great sound! Also these songs will only be available with this EP release exclusively, both Ralf and Lorenzo are not planning to include these tracks in any future albums.


  1. Ralf Kilauea - Pazzo Furioso Sensazionale
  2. Ralf Kilauea - Fenderoni Diavolo
  3. Surfer Joe - A Fistful Of Schnitzel
  4. Surfer Joe - Mozzarella Sunrise

Get ready to spend some more $$$ for surf music! FENDERONI DIAVOLOOOOOOOOOOOO

Green Cookie Records signs The Phantom Four

Green Cookie Records is proud to announce the addition of Dutch surf legends The Phantom Four to their roster. The label will release their highly anticipated new album "Mandira" on CD on June 14th and on vinyl on September 20th. Both releases will be a cooperation between the band's own label Mirananda Records and Green Cookie Records. The digital release of "Mandira" will be on June 11th on Mirananda Records. On September 17th Green Cookie Records will release a special digital EP with four exclusive mixes. Pre-sales for the Download and CD version, including an instant download of five tracks, has started at

 "I have always been a huge fan of The Treble Spankers and since day one Phantom Frank imprressed me once again with his work with The Phantom Four. Working with Niels at North Sea Surf Radio we soon discovered we have the same passsion for surf music, especially the tracks exploring the boundaries of the genre by incorporating mediterranean, middle eastern and other world music influences. The Phantom Four are at the top of the food chain when it comes to this approach of surf music and we are therefore delighted to add them to our roster." - Mike Papageorgiou, Green Cookie Records

 "Working with Mike from Green Cookie Records at North Sea Surf Radio I have gotten to know him as a very knowledgable, passionate and driven person when it comes to surf music. With the latest vinyl releases from Dirty Fuse, Les Agamemnonz, Surfer Joe, Goggle A and Los Venturas Green Cookie Records was responsible for five of the best releases in 2013 and I consider their equally impressive "Search From Atlantis" to be the best compilation this year so far. We are very delighted and proud to be part of the roster of what we consider one of the best record labels in surf music." - Niels Jansen, The Phantom Four

Green Cookie Records is an independent record label based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The label releases instrumental surf-rock, garage rock, rock and roll and everything in between and has an international roster of artists. Over the years they have released dozens of classic albums by renowned surf bands like Insect Surfers, Speedball Jr., El Ray, The Star And Key Of The Indian Ocean, Los Venturas, Surfer Joe, The Moe Greene Specials and Wadadli Riders. Most recently they released "Search For Atlantis", the very first compilation with surf music bands from Greece.

The Phantom Four, follow up to the legendary band The Treble Spankers, are one of the world's premier instrumental bands. In their 9 year existence they have done around 300 shows throughout Europe. They played every major festival in the Netherlands and have been among the headliners at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival, Surf O Rama Festival and their very own North Sea Surf Festival, the very first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. The Phantom Four is also responsible for setting up North Sea Surf Radio, the first worldwide free online radiostation dedicated to instrumental surf music, 100% commercial free.

MOUSSAKA, new surf stuff from THREESOME bassist. Check it out!

Moussaka is the creation of two Belgrade-based musicians, a spicy blend of surf music and Balkan pop-folk hymns of the eighties.

Free download of our first EP @