- Surf Music
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Help us recover from near bankruptcy caused by our recent shows in Vegas and LA!
These are brand new, 3 color design, t-shirts with artwork done by PDX poster artist Mike King. It was originally used for a poster for a New Years show in 1996 (I think). This is a brand new shirt, never before available.
We have listened to YOU, the SG101 community and tried to give you what you demand! Our fans come in all shapes and sizes and want to look their best, so we have made S,M,L (pictured here) all on the small side. The XL and XXL, however, run big and are not as "form fitting" . The XL and XXL are also not "heathered" like the one pictured, meaning they are a pure, deep color without the faded look.
$22 includes shipping. Don't forget to let me know if you need me to throw in a live DVD or Best of cd for the same shipping (total price will be adjusted based on the order). The paypal address is now email@example.com
PS We didn't gamble the band money, I swear.
PPS Read more to see the shirt design.
The feature length, all instrumental CD "secret society of surf guitar" by THE ILLUMINOIDS has just been released. We wish to thank all of the SG-101 members who gave us support and encouragement for our song "The Czar Of Surf Guitar" (Tribute to Ivan).
The CD of mostly originals reflects a broad spectrum of influences.
Visit www.theilluminoids.com for more information.
Hi Pollo fans, An update from the PDM world...
This Wednesday we head to SoCal for 5 shows- Marina del Rey, Pioneertown (hot!), San Diego, Los Angeles and Huntington Beach. If you are in SoCal, please check the PDM gigs page for details.
This summer, Starbucks has released a collection of surf music called "Big Waves". It has an excellent collection of vintage surf, but the last third of the CD is devoted to modern surf bands like The Mermen, Laika and the Cosmonauts and... Pollo del Mar. Wow! Check it out at a Starbuck's near you, or follow this link.
The Sunday Surf Party returns to The Hotel Utah in September and October! On 9/16 The Lava Rats open the show, followed by the return of Daikaiju (Alabama's monster surf band). Then, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of "The Ocean Is Not for Cowards" Pollo Del Mar will play that album, in it's entirety. (We haven't played some of those songs in years.) On 10/21, Slacktone returns to the Bay Area. Opening will be an excellent new band The Tomorrowmen, followed by The Pyronauts and PDM. More news on that show as the date gets closer.
And finally, The Beach Chalet has been asking bands to "turn it down", so we have been performing our monthly show there- without a drummer. I know, what is surf music without drums? Much quieter for one thing, but it seems to work well. Check the gigs page for "Skinless Pollo" show dates.
Thanks! Pollo Del Mar
Live from the Mystic Theatre featuring Dusty Watson can now be purchased online!
Follow the link, and buy buy buy!!!
Hey folks, you've heard the talk, you've read the rumors, you've probably yawned my antics, but here is the word: The Lava Rats new CD is finally ready! The album, "Don't Drink the Water" will be arriving at the Rat Cave tomorrow, and we will be sending out the first batch of discs to those who have already pre-ordered.
If you want to pre-order your very own copy, send me a PM. We are running an "SG101" special: from now until July 14th, if you order a disc from us, we will waive shipping costs, and you will have a brand new LR CD (and the accompanying pin) in your sweaty little hands for a mere $10.
The next bit of news that accompanies the release of this disc is as follows: we will be playing a CD Release Party here in SF some time in late July. Details on that to follow. There are confirmed dates for another exciting bit of news: The Lava Rats Pac NW Invasion!!!! We will be playing August 10-12 in the Pacific Northwest - Friday the 10th at Rogue Hero in Bellingham, WA with The 'Verb and The All-Nighters (I think I heard something about The 'Verb releasing a new disc somewhere...), and Saturday the 11th at The Green Room in Portland with The 'Verb and The Verbtones.
We can't wait for you folks to hear (and see) this new disc -- more info and some helpful reviews to come....
Reno's own Mighty Surf Lords are back, with Billy Woods on guitar, Mike Warner on bass, and Jeff Campaigne on drums.
Check out our webpages and links www.angelfire.com/ms3/themightysurflords
Will get more pictures up this week. We will be available for shows in August 2007.
"Praise The Lords"