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Twenty years ago we couldn’t imagine that our little excuse to meet with our surf music friends from around the country would still be happening. We also couldn’t imagine how crazy 2020 would be. Nothing could stop us from celebrating though, so we are doing the festival anyway, but in an online format. Here is the final line-up of the 20th anniversary of Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe, the oldest running surf music festival in the world and the most important one in South America.
There will be 60 bands from 10 different countries and 12 Brazilian states, with exclusive performances ranging from newly recorded material, video clips, quarantine-style videos, historic festival performances and much more.
Reverb Brasil Records also released an online compilation with 59 tracks from bands participating in the festival and a couple of bands important to this history.
Grab your favorite drink, get comfy on your favorite chair in the company of your favorite people and join us this November 7th, 14th and 21st on Youtube. Check our Facebook Event to figure the local times.
About the festival
Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe is the main meeting point of the Brazilian Surf Music Scene, happening annually in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, at A Obra, one of the most important underground venues in Brazil. Throughout its 20 year history, the festival has welcomed over 120 bands and thousands of people.
The festival’s name is a joke about a surf championship in Minas Gerais, a state with no coastline. Belo Horizonte is about 500 km from the nearest beach and every year the festival is called Primeiro Campeonato (First Championship), preceded by the number of the edition. Last year’s edition was the 18th Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe.
The festival was first organized through Reverb Brasil, which back then was an association of Brazilian Surf Bands. A Obra kept it alive over the years, with the help of Reverb Brasil, which later became a radio show, a label, a blog... Always spreading the (lack of) words of Brazilian Surf Music.
For 2020, the Royal Aces band is excited to announce that we have once again been scheduled to play at every Golden Super Cruise Car Show, in Golden, Colorado. If any SG101 members are from Colorado, or just traveling through, feel free to stop by! The shows take place on the first Saturday of every month, from May through October, in the big King Sooper's parking lot on South Golden Road, from 3 to 6 pm.
A great way to get 2020 rollin. We have a great show coming at you February 7th at Fox & Goose in Sacramento, CA! It is sure to be a great night of tunes.
OK, it's not Impeachment talk or the World Series, but the Shamen are nonetheless pleased to announce that, weather and fires permitting, their music will be on KQBM, Blue Mountain Radio, 90.7 FM. A special shout out and big thanks to DJ James Fox. If the station doesn't burn down, the Lost Planet Shamen will be making a little surfy noise on Tuesday, November 5th, between 10-12 AM. You can also listen online - https://www.kqbm.org/. Not a major victory, but another step forward in the march to bring reverb to the people!
Orleone Records/Booking proudly presents :
CANNIBAL MOSQUITOS . Vroom Vroom Brasil Tour 2019
The amazing Cannibal Mosquitos, wild surf trio from Romans sur Isere/France, will cross the ocean on the way to South America for a sequence of 08 gigs in 10 days in Brazil.
The tour is organized by the Orleone Records/Booking; the shows will go through Guarulhos, Piracicaba, Americana, São Paulo (when the band will play at the INSTRUMENTAL SESC BRASIL, live broadcasting gig in one of the most importants stages of Latin America), Curitiba, Balneário Camboriú, Santos and Sumaré.
Also, the Sesc TV will do a small documentary about the band, just as they have done bands like The Bambi Molesters, Dirty Fuse, Los Protones, Lorenzo Surfer Joe, and many other bands that toured in Brazil through the Orleone Records/Mamute Productions.
Stay tuned for the dates!!!
Stay conected on monday, Nov 18th at 7pm (BR time) for saw the live broadcasting show at INSTRUMENTAL SESC BRASIL in São Paulo.
Surf's UP!!! É ROCHA!!!
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The fourth edition! So we can call it almost a tradition to start of the new year at Grenswerk in Venlo, the Netherlands. Here you can see 6 of the best surf bands Europe has to offer, on 2 stages. Also a market, with tiki-stuff, clothing, CD's and vinyl, a barbershop and lots more!
Bradipos IV (Napoli, I)
Italy’s oldest surfband has been one of Europes best and spectacular surf bands since 23 years! And one of the nicest guys to work with. They had to cancel their show at Aloha Fest 3, but promised to be back for edition 4! And here they are, come and meet your new best friends!
Bang! Mustang (Leipzig, D)
One of the most dynamic trio’s in the international surfscene. Bang! Mustang are from Leipzig, Germany, but when you listen to their two albums, you hear South-American rhythms, melodic surf punk and more. These guys know how to work an audience and afterwards you will need some new dance shoes!
Arno de Cea & The Clockwork Wizards (Bordeaux, F)
Remember Man or Astroman? These French guys will help you forget them. Brutal surf they call it them selves, but there are some great tunes too! They have a stage show that will leave everybody breathless, with acrobatic guitar antics and some ADHD on speed dance moves!
Humanga Danga (Gent, B)
The Belgium city of Gent is rivaling California as the hotspot of original surfmusic. Bands like Fifty Foot Combo and, Akulas already played Grenswerk. Newcomers Humanga Danga have stirted up the international surfscene with their debut album. Even on Surfguitar101, the biggest surfforum on the net, they are celebrated as the new best thing happening to surfmusic!
Aloha Sluts (Venlo, NL)
After 5 years, the previous version and most successful version of Aloha Sluts broke up. But now it is time for version 4.0! An all Venlo line up, with some new songs and updated versions of old Aloha Sluts classics. Yep, they are still playing ‘Gaywatch’, a top 3 hit on the Australian Rock Charts for 12 weeks, with 3 weeks at number one!
Martini Hulks (Bonn, D)
Traditional we start the evening with a German band that combines surfmusic with ‘50s nightclub music. They combine reverb guitars with raunchy saxophones. The ideal music to start drinking to get in the mood… but don’t drink too much, you want to dance to the next 5 bands too!
Saturday february 8th 2020 - Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo
Tickets: 14,- (pre-sale), 17,50 (door)
Surf-punk band LES PROFS DE SKIDS (from Grenoble, France) will be on tour all around the USA with NATURE BOYS (Kansas City MO) in September, October and November
Listen to the new Profs's LP ' IN TEMPORE SINE MORA ': https://lesprofsdeskids.noblogs.org/
18/09 - KANSAS CITY MO @ Stray Cat w/ Bad Ideas, Face Face
19/09 - St LOUIS MO @ CBGB tbc
20/09 - MEMPHIS TN @ Lamplighter
21/09 - NEW ORLEANS LA @ Banks St. Bar
24/09 - GAINESVILLE FL tbc
25/09 - St AUGUSTINE FL @ Sarbez
26/09 - JACKSONVILLE FL tbc
27/09 - ATLANTA GA tbc
28/09 - CHATTANOOGA TN @ Sluggos w/ Listening Skulls
29/09 - ASHVILLE NC @ Static Age
02/10 - PHILADELPHIA PA @ Vanishing Point
04/10 - NEW YORK CITY NY @ The Chicken Hut
05/10 - BUFFALO NY @ Hickory Woods
06/10 - PITTSBURGH PA @ Pats house
08/10 - DETROIT MI @ Phony Island
09/10 - CHICAGO IL tbc
10/10 - MILWAUKEE WI @ High Dive
11/10 - WINONA MN @ Eds No Name Bar
12/10 - MINNEAPOLIS MN @ VFW w/ Constant Insult, Spowder
14/10 - FARGO ND tbc 15/10 - MINOT ND tbc
18/10 - MISSOULA MT @ Shane's Place
19/10 - MOSCOW ID @ Bitter root Tattoo
20/10 - SEATTLE WA @ Georgetown Liquor w/ Pigeon
21/10 - PORT TOWNSEND WA tbc
22/10 - OLYMPIA WA tbc
24/10 - PORTLAND OR tbc
25/10 - CORVALLIS OR tbc
26/10 - WEED CA @ BBCRC
29/10 - EUREKA CA tbc
30/10 - SAN FRANCISCO CA @ The Knockout (Matinee show 6-9)
31/10 - OAKLAND CA @ Unimatrix Zero
01/11 - SANTA CRUZ CA tbc
02/11 - LOS ANGELES CA @ The Monty w/ Dons Night Wired Up
03/11 - SAN DIEGO CA tbc
04/11 - TUCSON AZ tbc
06/11 - SANTA FE NM tbc
Whoops sorry for the late notice but Blood Reef is playing with Shark Attack at Portside Lounge, New Orleans. A rare all-surf night!
We have another great show coming up on August 5th at Momos in Sacramento, CA! It is sure to be a great night of tunes.
Texas surf rock tips its hat to the man who wore the crown - Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. Hosted by Indian Roller boutique roadhouse, five Texas rock combos will perform Dale-inspired set lists that include covers of the King’s greatest hits. It’ll be a thunderous tribute to the man, the myth, and the legend of Dick Dale.
Dale-tastic sets by: the Hungry Onions, the Nematoads, Los Superavengers, the Boss Jaguars!, and the Baffles. Stay til the end for a special All-Star Dick Dale Jam!
Indian Roller will be debuting a new Tiki Cocktail menu and Deep Eddy Records, Bat-Tone Records and Surf Austin will be on hand holding Dick Dale-themed raffles throughout the night.
Proceeds for the event go to benefit CareBOX Program. CareBOX is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing free, much-needed care supplies to cancer patients. CareBOX hand assembles and delivers these supplies to patients, reducing barriers to access and helping to prevent malnutrition, infections and injuries and reduce cancer-related deaths.