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Pollo Del Mar song in MLB All-Star Game contest

Here's a nutty, chocolate-y piece of news. A few months ago, Pollo Del Mar was contacted by a guy who asked to use our version of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" for a video contest he was entering. The contest is sponsored by Baby Ruth and the winner gets to lead the singing of said song during the 7th Inning stretch at the 2008 MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. Well our guy made it in the top 10 finalists, and is asking for your help winning. If you feel like it, check out the video and vote for him. Use a fake name, whatever... Here's the link: Baby Ruth Contest. And if you want to download the song for free: Take Me Out To the Ball Game.

The Madeira: Carpe Noctem CD & East Coast Tour Dates

Here we go - our second full-length album "Carpe Noctem" will be officially released on Tuesday, May 27th!  It will be initially available exclusively through Double Crown Mail Order (dblcrown.com) - and soon after that you'll be able to find it pretty much everywhere. It's taken a lot of hard work to get this CD out and we very much hope you will like what you hear - we love it!

We also hope you like our new website: themadeira.net.  At the moment it looks very similar to our old one, but it's got a lot more bells and whistles that we will take advantage of in the future.  The best thing is that there is new content: two new downloadable songs from "Carpe Noctem"; great photos from our March Indy show; a new t-shirt now available for purchase; and complete information for all our upcoming summer shows (plus some nifty fliers!).

Speaking of shows, our East Coast trek is in only six days! Washington, DC, Asbury Park, NJ and New York, NY, joined by some of the finest surf bands around today (see Shows for all the details). It's our first time playing on the East Coast as a band, and we can't wait.  The bonus for those that come to the gigs is that we expect to have advance copies of "Carpe Noctem" available for sale - you can be among the first people in the world to have the new Madeira CD! Looking beyond this short tour, we will have an Indy CD release show in late June, and then we return to SoCal for a whirlwind three-day tour in early August.  Lots of activity ahead (by our standards, anyway!), and we sincerely hope to see many of you during all these travels.

Have a great summer, and enjoy our new CD!
The Madeira

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The Penetrators: ''Declassified'' DVD

- Begin Transmission -

Press Release

From: S3 HQ & Double Crown Records
Re: Declassified release date
For Immediate Release

On May 13th 2008, the long awaited DVD from The Penetrators entitled "Declassified" will be available for purchase on line at www.penetrators.com and www.dblcrown.com. "Declassified" features 15 live performances in addition to the video for "Redlined" shot by Paul Mayne and a new video for "The Southern Surf Syndicate Theme"
and more! The retail price has been set at $14.95 plus shipping.

Bonus features include the animated short, "Stuntmasters: Jawbone Gorge." Created in 2000 by Rip Thrillby (027) (under the pseudo-name "Scott Rogers") along with his business partner @ atomo.com Bill McIntyre. It has remained unreleased until now. An alternate audio track with commentary by Sticks Stechkin (013), Trace Luger (017) and Spanky Twangler (023) is also included in addition to liner notes composed by music journalist Gregory Nicoll.

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New Los Twang Marvels CD!

Found this on myspace: --BN

We are happy to announce the upcoming release of our new album "Jungle of Twang". It will be released by Kamikaze Records of Germany. The album is ...GREAT, we recorded it at Circo Perroti Studios, Gijon Spain, last December.

Check out our tour dates, we'll be touring a bit around Germany and Switzerland this Spring and Summer, and are to keep doing so for the next year.

Mucho love, cheers and beers!

Yours,
Alex Anthony
Los Twang Marvels

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A Message from Laika & The Cosmonauts

Editors note: received by email from Janne Haavisto:

There sometimes comes a time in a band's career when things are still great, but you can sense that the natural lifespan is nearing the end. It´s nobody's fault, there´s no reason for it, it just happens. That's where we are with Laika & The Cosmonauts now. We love the band & music and are very proud of all the gigs and records we've done. We don't wanna our good career to go where we end up being a bored/boring bar band that plays too few gigs to keep it tight, with the same songs all the time and gradually keeps getting worse and worse and in the process start hating the music and each other. So...

When we release the compilation, it will be , not only to celebrate our 20th anniversary, but also to enhance the enjoyment of our farewell tour and make it an appropriate finale for the 20 year on the road - we intend to have fun and play great gigs! We'll do as many shows as possible in Finland in August-November and then October in the USA.

We'll be playing the East coast, hopefully the West coast too and then play our final gigs at the Continental Club in Austin, our home away from home (Oct 31st and Nov 1st) and...after which we'll have a few beers and relax, you know...

THANKS EVERYBODY! JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION!

Los Straitjackets to release Live In Concert DVD

From Yep Roc Records:

Yep Roc Records will release the new Los Straitjackets DVD Live In Concert, on May 13th, 2008.

Los Straitjackets have made a career out of being one of the most dynamic and skillful instrumental bands on the planet. Their renowned live show is filled with mind-bending guitar theatrics, group choreography and fuzzed-out experiments in high fidelity rock n' roll showmanship. On their new DVD, In Concert, the luchadores of rock document a 2005 gig at San Francisco's historic Great American Music Hall.

The set abounds with original tracks and signature far out covers ("My Heart Will Go On") done as only the Straitjackets can do them. The spellbinding shows are captured in Dolby 5.1 surround sound and crystal clear video resulting in a vintage snapshot of the band in lean, mean musical form. Complete with kitschy cool intro sequences produced by the band, In Concert is the quintessential document of the Los Straitjackets live experience.

In Concert will also be available on 12 inch vinyl, complete with an alternate track listing and songs not available on the DVD version.

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Mighty Surf Lords Update

Well, it's been a hell of a month to kick this year off!!!! Kinda sucky actually. After losing our drummer to the big stage in the sky, our bass player, Mike Warner has decided to call it quits with the Mighty Surf Lords.

We have hired a new drummer, and have spoken to a couple bass players who are willing to keep this project alive. But it is going to take time, yet again, to be ready to perform.

On a good note ( no not Bb ), the new album is currently being duplicated, and I got a release date of Febuary 14, 2008.

The CD's will be for sale at a normal price of $15. And to all my fellow SG101'ers,  $10 bucks!!!

Give me a shout and I will put an order together as soon as I receive the discs. I will have to catch up my bank account this week so I can use paypal. lol.


Get Three Coffins Ready Returns As A Trio!

After About 2 Weeks Of Grueling Reverb Levels And Boom Baps, Get Three Coffins Ready Is Ready To Start Playing Out Again. We Have Gone To Configuration B Which Is Both Guitarists Trading Off On The Kit. All Songs Have Been Painfully Reproduced To Our Stringent Standards.
Check The Myspace Profile www.myspace.com/getthreecoffinsready For Some Dates We Will Be Performing.

New E.P. From Get Three Coffins Ready Out Now!


The Eliminators in the news

Surf music revival sweeps up party band

The Eliminators were well-respected in the surf genre.

By CORKY CARROLL
SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER

This is a true story about how surfing brought together one of the most commercially successful SoCal surf bands of the '90s.

It all started in The Doheny Long Board Surfing Association Surf Club. In 1993, it scheduled its annual '60s Surf Contest. The rules said you could ride only pre-1968 longboards, 9 feet or longer. You had to dress the part, too. That meant no modern wetsuits and no leashes.

The Surf Club decided to have a jam session after the contest, using some of the organization's musical talent. Member Chuck McElvain, a surfer and guitar player who worked for Fender Guitars, recruited the talent. He hooked up with Joe Kurkowski, Preston Wilson, Doug Harlow, Bill Swanson and some other buddies from Fender.

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