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The Me Gustas opening for Agent Orange!


Surf Guitar 101 Convention 13: 2022

It's BAAAAAACK!

After a 2 year hiatus, the annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention returns!

Come celebrate surf music with fellow fanatics at one of Los Angeles's most historic and interesting venues--the Hollywood American Legion Post 43!

Enjoy food and drink and shop at an unprecedented surf music and gear marketplace while listening to some of the best international, national and local bands, right in the heart of Hollywood, CA!

Surfer Joe (Livorno, Italy)
The Nebulas (Providence, R.I.)
The Volcanics (So Cal)
The Mach IV (Nor Cal)
The Scimitars (So Cal)
Tribute to Richard Podolor

Be sure to check out the official website www.sg101convention.com for all the details!

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2022 VENTURES INTERNATIONAL FAN FEST

Our (13th) such gathering of 'stalwart' Ventures fans The World Over will be held SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH from 9 AM-9 PM.

Additional Details:

BALLROOM AT THE PHOENIX 1661 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, Pa.

Cover charge for the day's activities is $75 & includes breakfest, lunch & dinner, all day music, memorabilia & sale item tables & a silent auction!

The theme for this year's event is: TOGETHER IN HEAVEN as we pay tribute to co-founder rhythm guitarist DON WILSON! On hand as special guests will be members of The Wilson & Bogle Families, Ventures business manager Fiona Taylor & Bob Shade of Hallmark Guitars. There's also a good chance a couple current Ventures band members join in the festivities!

For those comin' from afar- hotel accomodations have been set up at the BRADYWINE PLAZA HOTEL in Claymont, Delaware!

If you're unable to attend- please consider 'support' in some form whether purchasing a 'comemorative' T-shirt, program &/or post DVD SET. More details & questions answered by direct e-mail: TABALT11@YAHOO.COM!

I like to say this often- "It only takes attending (1) Ventures fan fest to get hooked for many more!"


Third Coast Surf Fest July 9, Waukegan IL

Lyric & Lecture, an Illinois-based educational and musical talent agency and event producer, announces the first annual Third Coast Surf Fest to take place at the Waukegan Harbor & Marina on Saturday, July 9, 2022. This one-day music festival will showcase regional and national bands that perform Surf Rock as well as British Invasion, American Rockabilly and Garage Rock music.

“Over the past couple of years, my production partner Sandra Reese and I have discovered an amazing number of talented musicians who rock out intense surf guitar rhythms and other extremely danceable music that invokes the early 1960s vibe and culture,” says Lynette Foss, founder of Lyric & Lecture. “We wanted to showcase the vast talent that the Midwest’s Third Coast has to offer while helping the environment in some way. Producing a surf music festival benefiting Alliance for the Great Lakes seemed like the perfect way to do that.”

“The Alliance for the Great Lakes is thrilled to be a beneficiary of the Third Coast Surf Fest 2022. The Great Lakes are our region’s most precious resource and we applaud the fest’s organizers for raising awareness about the need to protect the lakes and celebrating all that we love about them,” said Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier.

The festival’s venue, Waukegan Harbor & Marina, offers a beautiful lakefront marina that includes a promenade, public park, yacht club, music stage, nearby public beach and slips to accommodate craft of any size. The Marina is owned by the Waukegan, Illinois Port District. Concerts will take place on the stage at Green Town on the Rocks, a venue located within the Harbor property. In addition, the Waukegan Yacht Club is transforming itself into a Tiki Bar with Tiki market and vintage car owners will be able to display their vehicles in the parking lot adjacent to the Yacht Club.

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, send an email to
ThirdCoastSurfFest@gmail.com or visit www.ThirdCoastSurfFest.com.


Aloha Fest 5

After 2 cancelations due to Covid 19, we finally can announce a new date for Aloha Fest 5! Saturday march 12, 2022! Over the past years Aloha Fest has grown to a steady gathering of surf music fans and it is the biggest indoor (winter) surf festival of Europe!

As always the festival is organized and curated by Aloha Sluts guitar player and concert photographer Arny Raedts (aka ArnyZona). We are lucky to have a lot of support from one of the best concert halls in the Netherlands, for a ‘niche’ genre like surf music. A big thank you to Grenswerk! Like previous editions we have non-stop live music on 2 stages. And we are proud to announce that we can welcome The Tremolo Beer Gut as the headliner this year. Due to popular demand, because Grenswerk concert visitors voted them in to the top 10 of all time greatest live bands (Aloha Fest 2).

So what else is new? Nothing! We still have an on site market, with a record store, thanx to Eddy Lucca (https://surfinsbackagain.shop/). Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we do not know if we can have our regular barbershop and plans for a tattoo parlor and or massage shop are in the closet again Wink

This edition’s line up is (in chronicle order):
Black Django’s (NL, this trio does the Doors version of the Ventures so well, they don’t need a bass player!)
Aloha Sluts (NL, the Dutch answer to Link Wray, only the guitar player is a bit uglier)
The Surfbeat Club (NL & B, traditional reverb drenched surf from a bunch of rocknroll outlaws)
Los Venturas (B, gogo…. Ehm gogo…. Yes…. gogo and shake your booty!)
Thee Andrew Surfers (B, legendary trio that is half of Fifty Foot Combo. They don’t play that much any more, so this is some kind of reunion)
The Tremelo Beer Gut (DK, doing an exclusive stop over show on their way to SXSW, Austin. Only that Yebo can visit his favorite wine bar in Venlo on his birthday. Please don’t tell him that Bert, the bar owner, has him on the ‘no entrance’ list! Thanx a lot Martin!)

For new visitors: Venlo is a town on the border of Germany and the Netherlands. There are several airports in less than an hour away (Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Weeze, Maastricht-Aachen, Bonn-Cologne). The venue Grenswerk, is located in the historic center of Venlo, on the banks of the river Meuse. There are several hotels (Hotel Puur, a small boutique hotel, is the closest and cheapest) in 10 minutes walking distance. Please note that parking in Venlo can be expensive, but most hotels offer free parking spaces. Oh and then there is Sounds Record Store, only a 5 minute walk from the venue. The biggest independent record store in the Netherlands and the favorite of Lorenzo (Surfer Joe) and JonPaul Balak. They have a great little restaurant in the back, with a nice lunch menu too!

Need more info, just contact me….

Aloha Fest 5 - an evening of european surf culture
Saturday, March 12 maart 2022
Location: Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo, Netherlands
Open: 19:00 uur
Start: 20:00
Presale: 15,- Euros
Door: 17,50 Euros

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Royal Aces to perform at Vail Valley Brew Fest, August 21

A great annual event - it starts at 1 pm, and we'll be playing from 3 to 4:30. Two other outstanding bands: Turntable Revue, and Tenth Mountain Division.

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Reverb Revival Surf Music Spectacular

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Announcing the surf event of Summer 2021... REVERB REVIVAL

Reverb Revival with The Surfaris, The Young Barons, The Reefriders, Surf Monster, Aloha Screwdriver & Drifting Sand plus afterparty with The Gillbillies and Shark In The Water.

Also featuring a special sizzle reel screening of the upcoming Surf Music Documentary “Full Circle, The Story Of The New Dimensions". The event also includes raffles, giveaways, hot rods and Gabba Gabba Pizza.

Sponsored by Sharawaji Records. Local sponsors include, Carrolls Meats, Denny's Garage, Pedro Point Brewery, Old Princeton Landing, Taylor Made, Sandoval Construction, One Shot Tattoo.

Tickets now available for $25 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5151106


Chillingsworth Surfingham debut show!

https://fb.me/e/1N8y5ejz0

Chillingsworth Surfingham and Sunnyside 5 are going to be bringing the instrumental rock to Winter's Tavern (no crap on tap!) on July 9! Lot's of reverb and fun! Come on out!


The Tourmaliners

The Tourmaliners are playing live in San Diego! Come join the fun and surf guitar!

Tio Leo's Lounge (outdoor stage)

February 23rd
March 16th
April 20th

The Tourmaliners


20th Anniversary of Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe

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.

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http://flow.page/pcms
http://reverbbrasil.bandcamp.com