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Green Cookie records New releases and Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2016

Submitted by mikesurf on May 27, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Green Cookie records will be again on the Surfer Joe Summer Festival.

We can't wait to meet you and have you check out our new and old releases.

We will have NEW releases on the festival.

  • GC052 THE AQUA BARONS - SOUTHEAST STOMPERS (CD)
  • GC053 LOS VENTURAS - MILES HIGH (CD)
  • GC053LP LOS VENTURAS - MILES HIGH (LP)
  • GC054 THE EL CAMINOS - BEHIND THE SURF (including Unreleased tunes)

We will have fun!


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Record label looking for up to 5 surf bands for a compilation

Submitted by Taj on May 23, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Go-Kustom Rekords is looking for up to 5 surf bands to round out a 20 band surf compilation titled 'Worst Case Scenerio'.

Go-Kustom has released two The Invisible Surfers albums, as well as the surf and hot-rod comp. 'Wild Ride'.

To submit a song for 'Worst Case Scenerio' send an email with a link to the track you would like to submit to gokustom@gmail.com.

Reach out to
D.A. Sabbastian
Go-Kustom Rekords

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Please Help Support Luxuriamusic.com And Fiberglass Jungle!

Submitted by JONPAUL on February 24, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Luxuria Music, the online radio station that champions "retro" niche genres such as Exotica, Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad, Atomic Pop, and most importantly for Surf Guitar 101, Surf Instrumental, needs your help during the current 2016 listener sponsorship drive.

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Please tune in to Fiberglass Jungle either Saturday, Feb. 27 or Saturday, Mar. 5 and show your support for the genre you love and a radio station willing to provide the air time for a weekly 2 hour Surf instrumental radio program!

Any donation, no matter how small, is supremely appreciated and literally pays Luxuria's bills! Donations specifically referencing Fiberglass Jungle really do make an impact and help show how strong and loyal the global Surf instrumental community really is!

Thanks so much!


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Surfin' Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties 3rd edition now available

Submitted by Jaguar62 on January 06, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Robert J. Dalley Publications proudly announces the release of Surfin' Guitars Instrumental Surf bands Of The Sixties. The printed 3rd edition is available on Amazon Create. You may order a copy at: https://createspace.com/5862474 for $59.95 plus shipping. This 420 page tome, regarded by many as the “bible of surf music”, has been fully revised and expanded to 59 surf groups from the 1960’s including Manuel & the Renegades, New Dimensions, Newport Nomads, Rhythm Kings, Surf Teens, Teenbeats, Trademarks, Vara-Tones, Velvetones and Zorba & the Greeks. Most of the photos, record LP covers, 45rpm labels and posters are now in color. Surfin' Guitars will soon be available to download as an E-book.

Thanks to all of you for your support, patience, suggestions and other contributions you have provided over the years since my book was first published in 1988. Enjoy and keep surf music alive!


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Lucky Joe's Tiki Room in Milwaukee to Close

Submitted by Tikinaut on October 29, 2015.
Surf Scene News

I'm sad to report that Lucky Joe's Tiki Room in Milwaukee will be closing its doors this Saturday, October 30. While short lived, the bar was highly regarded in the Tiki scene. In fact, The Revomatics were the "unofficial" house band for the bar playing to enthusiastic capacity audiences. I'm told the owners accepted an offer on the building that was just too good to pass up. Hopefully, they'll reopen Lucky Joe's at another location in the near future.

We will definitely miss this venue. It was a great place to perform at! Good cocktails too!

You can read more about the bar's closing here.


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Continental Magazine #23 w/CD + Aloha Screwdriver / A-Phonics / Irradiates Out Now!

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on July 05, 2015.
Surf Scene News

The Continental Magazine - Issue #23 w/CD

Issue #23 is available now, featuring another full-color cover designed by Jonpaul Balak! In this issue we include exclusive interviews with some bright new faces on the surf/instro scene: Aloha Screwdriver, Els A-Phonics and The Irradiates. All three bands have released outstanding new discs in the last year or so, and amazed and astounded instro fiends all over the world. We also ask some of your favorite surf/garage rock stars what their favorite non-surf/garage rock discs are, plus there's tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free 20-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.

TRACKS: Surf Explosion (Video Edit) (Martin Cilia) - All Around In The Space (The Charades) - Mecca (Trabants) - El Toro (Satan's Pilgrims) - Genie Versus Genie (Clouseaux) - Boss Board (Burt Rocket) - Billions of Bilious Blue Blistering Barnacles... (El Supernaut) - Stomp It (Crazy Aces) - A Test Of Character (The Spoils) - Crawler (The Stents) - Storm Warning (The Del-Rios) - The Stingray Shuffle No. 1 (The 427's) - Big Hit (The Violentures) - Hayburner (Blue Wave Theory) - El Santo Stomp (King Pelican) - Tatiana (Slingshot Dragster) - Acme Speed Dynamite (Kingargoolas) - Die Traurige Grammel (Balu & die Surfgrammeln) - Filipina Sex-ray (The Zillatones) - Rock 'n' Roll Clef (De Surfures)

Just $6.95 + shipping - (Order Here)


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Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD On Double Crown Records

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on May 20, 2015.
Surf Scene News

Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy

Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD

The 2nd wave of Burt Rocket's roaring surf is now pounding the shores around the world! Firmly rooted in the great tradition of 60's reverb-soaked surf music, yet also exploring new terrain, FIBERGLASS FRENZY is a must for every true surf music fan! Traditional surf sounds are blended with exotica and Far East mystique at times. This follow up to the debut, SAVAGE ICELAND, is bound to please long-time fans, as well as new fans throughout the world. On board this time is drummer Dave Klein of The Ghastly Ones - he lays down a monster beat on all twelve cuts here. Cover art comes from the always amazing Fred Lammers.

Tracks: Ho-Dad Hot Dog - Boss Board - Bedouin Banzai - Santo's Hot Rod - Wave Vehicle - The Left Arm Of Buddha - Sea-N-Shore - Fiberglass Frenzy - The Wreck - Twang-O-Matic Terror - The Spy Who Came In From The Surf - Hang Twang Follow Burt Rocket On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/burtrocket

Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD - DCCD61 - $12.75 (Pre-Order Now!)

Here's a great new tune from the new Burt Rocket CD, FIBERGLASS FRENZY called "Boss Board". (Youtube video: https://youtu.be/59iN8XcEGcE


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Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2015 MUG available now!

Submitted by surferjoemusic on May 04, 2015.
Surf Scene News

The Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2015 official MUG is now available for sale and order!

www.surferjoestore.com/mugs2015

Here we go, even this year we made it, very special and amazing!
The artwork is by STEVE NAZAR himself (do you remember T&C Surf Designs in the 80s?) custom done for Surfer Joe.

The mug is printed full colors. It is a commercial quality product, dishwasher safe.

50 pieces only, HAND NUMBERED on the bottom.

You cannot miss it!
Write us at info@surferjoemusic.com and BOOK YOURS NOW.
Pickup only at the Surfer Joe Festival in June (18-21, Livorno, Italy).

 


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New Book: "Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966"

Submitted by Brian on April 07, 2015.
Surf Scene News

Discover the History of Southern California Surf Music in New Book

Telling a story in pictures is Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local author John Blair is set to release on April 6th, 2015. The book boasts vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year and a half, Dale developed the sound and style that came to be known as “surf music.” The result was the development of more powerful guitar amplifiers, a dramatic increase in the sales of Fender guitars and amplifiers, and a shift from New York to West Coast recording studios.

More and more people were drawn to the sport of surfing, which became an important part of teen beach culture at the time. Even landlocked teenagers were captured by the moment, carrying surfboards atop their woodies in Phoenix or bleaching their hair blonde in St. Paul. For hundreds of thousands of kids, though, the attraction was not the connection to surfing; it was the connection to the music pioneered by Dick Dale.

Southern California Surf Music, 1960–1966 features seldom seen archival photographs that illustrate the early history of this unique musical style.

About the Author of Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966

John Blair has been collecting surf music recordings since 1961, beginning with Dick Dale’s Surfer’s Choice album. His first published writing was an interview with Dale in 1975. Over the years he has contributed articles to various record collector fanzines and mass market periodicals such as Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines. In 1978, he wrote and self-published the first edition of The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music. A fourth edition of the book was published in 2008. In 1990, he co-authored The Illustrated Discography of Hot-Rod Music with Stephen McParland, a noted surf music historian and discographer from Australia.

Blair has also contributed liner notes, archival material, and discographical information to many retrospective surf music compact disks, beginning with a compilation of Dick Dale recordings in 1989. In 1996, he co-produced the best-selling, Cowabunga: The Surf Box, for Rhino Records. Not content with just writing about surf music, he formed the surf instrumental band Jon & The Nightriders in 1979. The band has been credited with sparking a resurgence of popular interest in this type of music after several recordings and multiple tours of Europe during the 80s and 90s.

ARCADIA PUBLISHING ∙ PUBLISHERS OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL HISTORY BOOKS
420 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 ∙ Telephone: 843-853-2070 ∙ Facsimile: 843-853-0044 ∙ www.arcadiapublishing.com

Book cover


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Let's help Zanti beat cancer

Submitted by DannySnyder on March 12, 2015.
Surf Scene News

Many of you know we're running a fundraiser to help Zanti over come the financial obstacles set up by his battle with cancer. Fortunately he's beating it, but the bills are starting to come in and  he needs any help that you can give.

If you don't know Zanti, he's one of two guitarists in the S.F. Bay Area surf band The Deadbeats. These guys have been surf music fans since their teens, and quickly became one of the Bay Area's best live surf bands. Channeling the energy of first wave bands like Jim Messina and the Jesters, Dick Dale and the Deltones, Davie Allan, plus Eleki music from Japan. Then drawing further inspiration from modern bands like Satan's Pilgrims and The Treblemakers, Zanti and the guys went on to write their own modern classics like Gooch in Space and Hagbelly (to name only 2).

Zanti and his bandmates are just dripping with talent, and the surf music community is so fortunate to have these young men join our ranks. Speaking of the surf music community, we have really stepped up and put our money where our mouths are. We are over half way to our goal in only a day and a half. At this rate, Zanti will be free from excessive money worries and be able to concentrate on what's really important - making great music!

Please click this link and contribute if you haven't done so already.

Thanks!!!


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