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Category: Show Announcements

Surf/Rockabilly/Garage showcase at Surf Club Live! 4/19 (MD)

The Surf Club Live is Alive!! And this is the show that puts the 'Surf' in Surf Club Live 9 - Reverb Galaxy 10 - Flea Bops 11 - Atomic Mosquitos 12 - Beatnik Flies

The AquaSonics in Las Vegas

The Rockabilly Party Weekend!
April 10-13, 2008


Viva Las Vegas 11 will take place at:
The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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Texas Battle of the Surf Bands - April 4!!!

Just thought I'd let everyone know, there is gonna be a battle of the surf bands here in Austin, Texas on Friday, April 4th. It will be Los SuperAvengers, The Nematoads, and 3 Balls Of Fire.....its gonna be a good show, all three are very good. You can find all three of them on Myspace.

The venue is At The Oaks in Manor near Austin, Texas. All ages, $5.

Special Surf Show on KEXP this Friday night (Mar 28th)

The First ever Shake the Shack Surf Special - 3 hours of Dr. Leon Berman's surf favorites - from the latest to the greatest, from bands all over the world. The Good Doctor digs through his massive surf collection and scrapes off his favorites. Whether you favor surfing Trestles, The Backdoor, Westport or Kite-Surfing Golden Gardens, this special evening of music is sure to be an epic soundtrack for riding the wave that's been building in the back of your brain. Check it out - March 28th from 6 - 9:00pm on KEXP Radio 90.3 FM in Seattle and Streaming Worldwide at

The Show will also Be archived and be available for listening to at until April 11th.


March 22.08 @ Purple Orchid El Segundo,CA

The Surfside IV Returns!


In the fast-paced and ever-dynamic world of surf rock & roll, change often comes at you without much warning.  Such was the case when, late last year, 
the rhythm section sighed a collective, "bummer" as The Surfside IV found that they were suddenly sans guitarist and drummer.

In order to avoid being the Surfside II, it became obvious that a relentless search for desert-dwelling surf musicians was in order. Well as luck would have it, and against all odds, they were able coerce two hapless yet otherwise perfectly respectable gentlemen to don the fez!

Joining the fray, therefore, are: Matt "Tha Kat" Lentz on electrified Spanish guitar (founding member of The Del-Vamps) and famed rockabilly/surf drummer Scott Kowitt on traps. Rest assured, diehard fan, that both men are surf rock & roll gods in their own right and "stomp upon the terra" as Lord Buckley would put it.  Behind the scenes, the reformed and rejuvenated IV have been going along great guns! With the kind of excessive flair generally reserved for movies with subtitles, they have seen fit to musically crucify one hallowed surf tune after another in rapid succession, to the amusement of themselves and their housepets alike.

All that remains to report that you can witness the all new flavor of their patented reverb-soaked, blazing fingers show really soon!  The next outing, as it would happen is 9:00 P.M., Friday, February 29th at the Hollywood Alley in Mesa, Arizona.

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The Secret Samurai CD Release Party! Mar. 8, 2008

The Secret Samurai is celebrating the release of their debut CD, GUN-SHO-GUN.  Come on out and help us celebrate! 
We're looking forward to meeting and hanging out with some fellow sg101ers.

When:   Saturday, Mar. 8th, 2008
10 PM

Where:  Purple Orchid
               221 Richmond Street
               El Segundo, CA   

Joining us will be the mighty CHUM. 

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Texas Surf Fuzz with 3 Balls of Fire and Davie Allan!

Hi folks,

Unsteady Freddie has been letting people know about these great shows in Texas...this post is last minute, but thought I'd forward the news from Mike Vernon and 3 Balls of Fire anyway.

Mike and 3BF are excited about their new CD release "Jet Set Guitars," and they have put together some great upcoming shows in Texas to celebrate the CD release, including some  with Davie Allan, backed by Dusty Watson and Sam Bolle!  Here is 3BF's immediate itinerary. 

Feb.  19th    Fox TV Morning News   7:30 AM    Austin, TX 
         19th    KUT Radio  90.5  FM  12  PM   Austin, TX  
         21st    Continental Club  w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows  (Dusty Watson, and Sam Bolle);
                      10  PM   Austin,  TX
         22nd   Sam's Burger Joint    w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows (Dusty and Sam)  10  PM
                      San Antonio,  TX
         23rd    Continental Club  w/  Davie Allan and the Arrows  (Dusty and Sam)  9  PM
                      Houston,  TX

All of you in Texas...don't miss these opportunities to come hear some excellent guitar!  And come support Mike and 3BF and get your copy of  "Jet Set Guitars."  No CD collection should be without it!



Huge surf bash, for Linda Feb 23rd FREE!!

SAT FEB 23 11 AM TO 9 PM
Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar
6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 596-4718

Jerry Rogers of Outer Wave Surf Band is planning the party... We will be Honoring Linda Miller 60th Birthday. This is our way to show a big Thank you to her for all she has done for the bands. The public is welcome. NO COVER CHARGE. ITS FREE!

Bring your friends and the whole family to this one.  The Bands in their playing order . . .

1st. The Rip Tide 11:00am - 11:45
2nd. The Soundwaves 12:00pm - 12:45
3rd. Surf City 1:00pm - 1:45
4th. Surftones 2:00pm - 2:45
5th. Surf Rockets 3:00pm - 3:45
6th. Glasgow Tiki Shakers 4:00pm - 4:45
7th. The Sand Devils 5:00pm - 5:45
8th. The Surfaris 6:00pm - 6:45
9th. The Eliminators 7:00pm - 7:45
10th. Outerwave 8:00pm - 9:00

Guests playing Dave Wronski & Eddie Bertrand

The Volcanos, 3-D Invisibles, March 1 2008

The Volcanos will be opening up this edition of The Rock and Roll Spookshow. Our Monster Rock alter-egos, The 3-D Invisibles will also be making the scene along with hometown horrors, The Hellbound Honkies.

If there are any SG101ers in the area, we'd love to see you there!

March 1, 2008 at The Rock and Roll Spookshow
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

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