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Category: Surf Scene News

SurfGuitar101.com Convention #5 - August 2012!

I guess it is about time we put something on the home page about the amazing SurfGuitar101.com convention #5, which is Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Los Alamitos, California! Luckily, Jonpaul has created a great convention website with all the details: the bands, the venue, the sponsors, directions, info on raffles, a schedule, videos, and much, much more!

Please visit The Official SurfGuitar101.com Convention website!

For questions, comments, and further discussion, please visit the SG101 Convention #5 forum thread.

This year's convention is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and surf music mega-fan, Baja Marty, who passed away recently. If you would like to give a donation to Marty's family, you can do so via Paypal. Thank you.

A big thank you to Jonpaul for creating the website.


SG101 Convention #5 Promo show on Radio Free Bakersfield

Want to know what to expect at this year's SurfGuitar101 convention in August? Well how about a nice little preview put together by Jeff "Bigtikidude" and Whorehay? Check out this awesome SG101 Convention #5 Promo show on this week's Radio Free Bakersfield! Here is a direct link to the MP3 file. Check out songs from all the bands scheduled to appear at the convention as well as get the low down on the shows on and around the big convention day. Thanks Jeff and Whorehay!


Shrunken Head Lounge E-Newsletter 6.13.12

NOW AVAILABLE for download... Show #38 Parts 1 & 2

  • Various Artists #17
  • Beach Boys - Smile Part 1

This show is scheduled to premier this Sunday June 17th (Happy Father's Day!) on http://www.wfte.org at 8-9pm ET.
WFTE has updated their system to allow many more people to grab a live stream so be sure to tune in.

Just added to our homepage: "The Unsteady Corner". Keep up to date on Unsteady Freddie's cool video collection + his latest surf-rock shindig at Otto's in NYC.

We'd also like to invite all you surf bands to send us photos of your instruments for a future gallery on our Facebook page. Just another way of connecting with everyone and we think you'll agree.

Thanks,
Noodles

DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge
http://theshrunkenheadlounge.com


Donation Fund for Billy Woods

As you may know, Billy Woods (The Mighty Surf Lords) suffered the loss of his son in an accident earlier this week. We all want to help and the best way is to contribute to the fund which has been set up to offset some of the mounting expenses:

Wells Fargo Bank
℅ Randall Woods Fund
Account # 6952754304

Donations can be accepted from any branch. Thanks, all!


Wrecking Crew Documentary Coming Soon

Hi, 

I was just turned onto this very cool site and wanted to introduce myself and my documentary.  My name is Denny Tedesco and I am the director of the film, The Wrecking Crew.  I'm new at this so forgive me if I mis-step in regards to blogging or sending out news.  I noticed the documentary has been mentioned a few times and I wanted to let you know that we're not giving up an hopefully the film will be out this summer. 

We are having screenings around the country in the next month or so.  Vancouver on the April 15th, Phoenix on April 17th and then to Philadelphia on April 25th and April 28th and 29th.  One of your readers from Philadephia turned me onto Surfguitar101.com so I'm hoping we'll get to meet many of the guitar players.

This is my labor of love.  My father was guitarist, Tommy Tedesco.  If I can figure out how to send a picture, I'd love to share the photos we took of his Telecaster that he worked with on the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Marketts, Routers, T-Bones and so many more recordings. 

Please take a look at the out takes on www.wreckingcrewfilm.com 

Best to all of you who play and love the music.

Denny Tedesco


PJ for hire

Just a note to let you know that I'm making myself available for such things as giving guitar lessons, coaching young surf bands in getting their act together, producing your band's next CD (or playing guitar on your studio project), etc. etc. If this is of interest to you, please see my more detailed post in the "Classified: Musicians and gigs wanted" section. Thanks! — pj


Tags:

Looking for Tucson Surf Band

Need a strong guitar sound, pref instrumental, fast, furious, for the Tucson Taco Festival on April 28, 2012 - 11a-7p

Call David Tyda - 602-326-7469 or dave@eateraz.com

Thanks!


Eddie Bertrand signed longboard up for auction

Eddie Bertrand signed longboard up for auction on eBay!

This very special 9'0" longboard, graciously donated by Irvin Surfboards of Huntington Beach, was the grand prize raffle item at the Benefit for Eddie Bertrand, held last winter. For those not aware, Eddie was one of the pioneers of SoCal surf music, both with the seminal Belairs and Eddie and the Showmen. Eddie is battling severe health problems, and I was thrilled to be a part of his benefit, and doubly fortunate to win the raffle for surfboard. Check out some highlights from the concert.

The board is in perfect condition and is a work of art in and of itself. It's been signed not only by Eddie Bertrand, but by all the performers --- first, second, and third-wavers --- who came together to help out a brother. This board has been a proud part of my decor for the last year, but it is time to put it to work to further assist Eddie with his medical bills. This auction is proceeding with Eddie's knowledge and approval, and 100% of the proceeds will be forwarded to Eddie at its conclusion. PLEASE step up to the plate for a most worthy cause. Local pick-up preferred, but if you are willing to bid to help Eddie, we'll work something out. Thank you for looking, please place your bid now!


Continental Magazine Issue #19 w/ 25 Song CD Out Now

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Now's a great time to sign up, or renew, a subscription to the Continental Magazine. For just $18.00 you get three issues packed with in depth interviews and music reviews, plus a compilation CD inside the magazine. Issue #19, just released, includes huge feature interviews with Los Twang! Marvels (conducted by Ivan Pongracic of The Madeira/Space Cossacks) and Tremolo Beer Gut, plus tons of music and DVD reviews. 36 pages, with a 2 color glossy cover designed by Johnny Bartlett (Phantom Surfers, Barbary Coasters, Hillsdale Records)

There is also a 25 track CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes.

ORDERING LINKS:

Continental Magazine - Three Issue
Subscription (Issues #19, #20, #21) - CTSUB -
$18.00 [Order From Double Crown

The Continental Magazine - Issue #19 w/25 
Song CD - CT019 - $6.95
[Order From Double Crown]

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Internet surf music radio 24 hours a day

http://www.laut.fm/#surf

My friend Edgar from Bremen, Germany discovered this site. ENJOY it. Sometimes the track playing is shown a little later than the music started playing, advertising is in the beginning of every log in, but then you ll be surprised about the choice of songs!! Don´t mind when the download is interrupted, it will start continuing in a few seconds.

Best wishes,

Ruediger (formerly working for Herbert Hooke´s NPR Records, Germany)