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Category: Surf Scene News

The Trashmen/The Chantays

Submitted by talentagent on May 29, 2008.
Surf Scene News

Greetings Friends,

I was just informed that THE TRASHMEN/THE CHANTAYS Proposal was not  accepted, at the Venue in Southern California. All of us on the Management Team are disappointed of course, but this will not deter us. I can speak for all of us involved, that we totally believe that  this package show---was one of the best Entertainment Events around.

If any of you have  "Contacts" that you think might help get this  Show off the ground, let me know. I will then pass on the information to the others.

Thanks for all your support.

John Eckert

Talent Agent/Coordinator,

The Trashmen,The Chantays

direct email:

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Photos of the Krautsurf Release Party June 3rd, 2006

Submitted by tired on May 25, 2008.
Surf Scene News
I have added some fotos of the Party  to my Picasa webalbenfor your enjoyment.

surf rocking regards from Germany


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Final Issue of The Lance Monthly

Submitted by Brian on May 02, 2008.
Surf Scene News

Received via Reverborama -- BN

Hey Compadres,

After ten years on the Internet, it's time to give it a rest:

IN THIS FINAL ISSUE: Up Close with TLM Editor, Dick Stewart (Lance Monthly’s tenth anniversary; let the hiatus begin); Tenth Anniversary Comments (from TLM’s most ardent fans); Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender (A report by Sonny West – Rockabilly Weekenders growing in worldwide popularity); A Chat with Tinker Carlen (Was he an original Cricket? – interview conducted by Dick Stewart); Paterson’s Jump, Jive, and Harmonize (Reviews of releases by The Liverpool Five; 3 Balls of Fire); MuzikMan’s The Lance Monthly Album Pick of the  Month [“010110001 (Limited Edition)”- Ayreon]

For a final read, go to


Dick Stewart
Editor - The Lance Monthly

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MSL on

Submitted by MightySurfLords on March 31, 2008.
Surf Scene News

The Mighty Surf Lords have been out making new friends this past week.

One is local DJ Max Volume for KOZZ Radio. Max has taken me under his wing, and has been promoting our new album on this local classic rock station.

Max LOVES surf music, and is really helping to spread the word around Reno, Carson, and Tahoe.

Then yesterday we were apporoached by Buzz, who did a small interview and has made our music available, anytime, at

There are many people in this area  who are discovering surf music, and they are really diggin' it! This is good news for all surf bands!

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The Ventures Inducted into Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame

Submitted by Brian on March 08, 2008.
Surf Scene News
The Ventures have finally been inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame! VH-1 Classic will broadcast the ceremony live on Monday, March 10th at 8:30 PM Eastern time. In addition, a special two and a half hour highlight edition will premiere on VH1 on Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 PM.

Congratulations to The Ventures from!!!

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laramie dean out with agent orange!

Submitted by chugwater on March 02, 2008.
Surf Scene News
besides the fantastic news of agent orange releasing a live dvd from hamburg germany, surf guitar axe man laramie dean is now on tour with the boys and has been sitting in with them on select instros for their encore. if they are coming your way good. if not, then i suggest you go to them.

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SG101 Get-Together in Summer 2008?

Submitted by Brian on February 10, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Please take a moment to vote in our latest poll. Plans are being kicked around for a SG101 meet and greet, most likely in Southern California in the summer of 2008. Obviously we'd like to schedule this around some great music events. Thanks!

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Bob Spaulding Guitar on eBay

Submitted by Brian on January 30, 2008.
Surf Scene News
I received this via a long forwarded email chain... -BN

Happy New Year to Everyone,

I’m writing to let you all know that one of my Venture model Aria guitars will be auctioned off through eBay starting around 02/01/2008. The proceeds will be used toward a benefit fund for Tony Carbone a young friend and musician. Tony has been battling a virulent form of cancer for the past 3 years and all his friends are gathering together to provide the necessary support.

Tony has been my son Ian’s writing and musical partner for more than 25 years. They met in 4th grade and became fast friends while beginning to play, sing, and write songs at the Spalding house. Tony also became intertwined in Ian’s story by introducing him to his future wife Sandra Abrahamian. Of course Ian and Sandra got married in 1998 with Tony as their best man. Tony and Ian recorded their first songs in the 5th Venture’s home studio while young teenagers. It almost landed their first recording contract with Electra Records (they were only sixteen). They both evolved into accomplished musicians and artists. Tony’s group Bike Ride recorded several CDs released both in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Please let anyone know that may have an interest in this 5th Venture autographed Ventures’ model guitar that was played by Bob Spalding on the Ventures Japan Tour of 2005. If you have any questions or interests in this auction please let me know. This is for a great cause to get Tony going again and back to his music.

I hope everyone will have a great 2008.

Bob Spalding
The Ventures
BigDog/LittleDog Music

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8th Minas Gerais State Surf Music Championship

Submitted by Brian on January 26, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Reposted from Reverborama -- BN

Hi all, Claudao here from Estrume'n'tal in Brazil.

Once again we are promoting the only Brazilian surf music/instro rock festival, the 8th Minas Gerais State Surf Music Championship - in Portuguese but you can find plenty of pictures, videos and songs there!

Last year we were honored with the presence and performance of Daddy-o Grande from Los Straitjackets! Check out the videos here:
Wrong Planet:

This year the festival will happen between 19-22 March in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and this is an open invitation to all surf bands who wish to participate. Unfortunately we have no cash to pay for airfare but we'll be glad to set any bands up who could come with hotel, food, some beer and great party opportunities. We can also try to set up a Brazilian tour for interested bands.

If your band of any surf band you know are interested, please drop me a line at

Thanks to all and happy reverbs,

Estrume'n'tal - Brazil

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Please Keep Duff and His Family In Your Thoughts

Submitted by Brian on January 20, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Duff Paulsen, drummer for the Torquays and designer of the latest SG101 T-Shirt, is scheduled for surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Everyone please keep Duff and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. We all hope you recover quickly Duff. All the best.

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