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Category: Show Announcements

Wadadli Riders w/ Daddy-O Grande USA Tour 2008

Note, this info was culled from various sources in our forums and by consulting with The Wadadli Riders site.

The Wadadli Riders will be coming to California, with their first show at the Hotel Utah next Sunday afternoon. The band is led by Lorenzo Valdambrini, the webmaster behind the site and the organizer of the recent festival in Italy. The rhythm guitarist had to cancel from the tour, but he will be replaced by Los Straitjacket's Daddy-O Grande. The Wadadli's set list will expand to include some Los Straitjackets material, as well as songs from Daddy-O Grande's solo album.

Sun 31/8 - San Francisco - Hotel Utah w/ Pollo del Mar & The Tomorrow Men
Thu 4/9 - Long Beach - The Pike
Sat 6/9 - El Segundo - Purple Orchid w/ Insect Surfers
Sun 7/9 - Huntigton Beach - Surfin' Museum w/ The Detonators
Tue 9/9 - San Diego - Bar Pink Elephant
Thu 11/9 - San Diego - KCR Clint Beachwood show

Note to confused Americans: the dates are in European format with the day coming first!

New Slacktone Dates: Surf Coasters & Florida

Slacktone has announced 3 new dates on their gig page. One is with Japan's Surf Coasters in El Segundo next month, and two Florida dates! Check it out!

Laika & The Cosmonauts Farewell Dates

As we reported in this story, the Finnish legends Laika & The Cosmonauts are putting on a final tour and then calling it a day. The North American part of their tour begins in mid-October, and you can check out the dates on their gig page. Note that many of the shows will have amazing supporting acts like Los Straitjackets, Pollo del Mar, and Tiesco del Rey. Keep your eye on the two to-be announced shows in Southern California also. Don't miss your chance to see one of the highest regarded instrumental bands of today!

The Surf Coasters ''OUTSIDE BREAK'' USA Tour 2008

Japan's #1 surf band The Surf Coasters will be making a brief tour of the West Coast in early September. Their new CD "Outside Break" will be ready in time for the tour.

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SurferJoe Music + Sound of the Surf + Updates

The Sound of the Surf crew will be present in Italy at the SURFERJOE SUMMER FESTIVAL. The event will be filmed and part of it will go on the movie/documentary with exclusive interviews and more.

The "godfather" of the Sound of the Surf project, John Blair, will also come to release interview and provide more details. Maybe he'll jump onstage too!!!

Promotion of the festival is proceeding pretty well, we hope in a good crowd. Thanks to all of you who decide to spend some holidays in Italy and come to meet us. More exhibitors have been added also, including importers for DiPinto, Mosrite, Danelectro, Eastwood and old Italian brands like Davoli. The backline will be completely provided by M. Casale Bauer and Fender Italy.

Remember: August 16th and 17th, CALAFURIA, Livorno, Italy

You are very welcome!

The 1st Annual SurfGuitar 101 Convention, Show and Surf Jam Weekend!

Hey Everybody,

Just a heads up about the Surf Guitar 101 Convention. This will be at Suzy's bar and grill in Hermosa Beach, corner of Aviation and Prospect, between Artesia and PCH. Noon to 5 or 7 pm, separate night show is 8 pm to midnight but your are welcome to come at 11 am or so.

1st off its gonna be many things: a swap meet of surf music (cds, lp's, 45s, new/used), and instrument/gear, shirts, posters, hats, etc. If you have surf swag/merch to sell bring it, grab a free table and sell away.

Major vendors:
  • Double Crown Records
  • Dionysus Records
  • Golly Gee Records
  • Gomez Amplification
  • Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
  • John Blair with his re-issue of The 80's album Stampede on CD w/bonus tracks
  • Machturtle Productions with many surf bands cds
  • Many other bands members will be there selling their cds
  • There will be 1 table with Tiki magazine and other tiki related stuff if you get tired of the Surf stuff. Wink

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The Pyronauts Awesome July Schedule!

We've got a TON of shows coming up in the next month!  First we head to Southern CA, then to Marysville, followed by a run with The Duo-Tones + 2 (Dusty Watson and Cap'n Ron), and end up in Petaluma opening for the Red Elvises!  YES!


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Phantom Surfers live at Bordello, 8-2-2008





Eliminators, Eddie Bertrand at Hermosa Beach Gateway Fountain Fundraiser

Help fund Hermosa’s Bronze fountain at the SW corner of PCH and Pier Avenue to celebrate our City’s Surfing Heritage. Please join us for the Event of the Season!!

Sangria Restaurant
68 Pier Avenue
Sunday June 29th
2 PM to 7 PM

Proceeds to Benefit:

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Live on TV The Verbtones!!!

All ages no cover!
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