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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
Please save enough Money for the Night show, and their merch. They need money too, as some of them are coming from The Midwest and Nor. Cal.

Multimedia presentations:
  • Dominic Priore's assistant Brian from the Dumb Angel Gazette and Surf Pop Culture Books will have some of their books and mags.showing surf music clips from the 60's and a slide show of historic pictures. Possibly have the Original Surfaris Sufari LP for sale (limited quantities)
  • There will be a short trailer of the "Sound of Surf" music documentary that is in production now, and they may be doing interviews at this event for the film.
  • Paul Johnson will be having the premier of Pounding Surf! DVD Surf Drumming Instructionals, historic stories and footage from the 60's surf scene, plus all of the different cds he has for sale.
Surf Show:
  • The Boardwalkers (LA)
  • Outterwave (LA)
  • The Aquasonics (Colorado)
  • Secret Samurai (San Diego)
  • 4 song set from The Eliminators
  • 4 songs of Eddie Bertrand with the Eliminators
  • a 30 min Slacktone set.

Surf Jam: You play a surf standard along with a live backing band: Outterwave. See the forum thread for a complete list of songs and sign up!

Later that night at 8pm, more surf bands!

  • The Madeira from Indianapolis
  • Pollo Del Mar from Nor. Cal.
  • Insect Surfers
  • Detonators
On Sun. Aug 3rd at the Huntington Beach Pier, 11 am to 5 pm will be.
  • The Fabulous Nomads
  • The Relix
  • Aquasonics from Colorado
  • Pollo Del Mar
  • The Madeira
  • The Surftones, Feat. Matt Q from Reventlos, and Kerry Chester ex of DD's 80s band.
There is also a San Diego show on Friday, August 1st with
  • Pollo Del Mar
  • The Madeira
  • Secret Samurai
  • Zombie Surf Camp
If anybody would like to go down there to get an early start on the Reverb overdose weekend!

Flyer

This story has 5 comments.


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This is probably the single most important news story this site has ever run!

Brian | 15-Jul-2008 18:43:31 | Flag
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WOW.

YEAH, SIMPLY,

WOW!!

CONGRATS TO ALL WHO PUT THIS TOGETHER.

WHAT A POWERHOUSE WEEKEND THIS IS GONNA BE FOR THE SURF COMMUNITY!

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

UnsteadyFreddie | 15-Jul-2008 20:25:36 | Flag
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Brian, Thanks so much for making my post look so

official,

thanks to Ferenc and all the players of the Night show for letting me do this event, the same day.

Thanks to Outterwave for providing the amps and drums for the whole event.

Thanks to all the Vendors.

Thanks to everybody who does make it to this event.

Thanks To Brian for running this site.

and most of all.

Thanks to all of the Surf Musicians who are playing at/for this great show.

I hope it goes down in history.

bigtikidude | 16-Jul-2008 01:28:22 | Flag
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if you need the address for Suzy's its

Suzy's Bar and Grill

1141 Aviation Blvd. (at Prospect)

bigtikidude | 16-Jul-2008 10:55:54 | Flag
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Jeff, thanks for putting this thing together. I remember when this idea was in its embryonic stage. Its so awesome to see it materialize into a prime time event. I can't wait to be a part of it!!!

Ruhar | 16-Jul-2008 12:20:47 | Flag

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