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Announcing the SurfGuitar101 Convention 2011!

Flyer by JonPaul Balak
It’s hard to believe, but the fourth convention is now upon us! Mark your calendars now, Saturday, August 13th 2011 is a date you will not want to miss! Join us for a celebration of live surf music in the heart of Southern California!
We are absolutely pleased to announce the headlining act will be none other than Satan’s Pilgrims! We are also excited to continue the tradition started last year by hosting bands from outside the United States. This year, visiting from foreign shores we will have The Razorblades (Germany), The Bradipos IV (Italy), and The Blue Demons (Canada)!

As before, we will host a special “Legends of Surf” jam, where members of original 1960’s surf bands will play the classics in the genre. You won’t want to miss this! Past years have featured members of The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, The Chantays, The Lively Ones, and The Crossfires. This year we are going to feature the music of The Belairs, Davie “King Fuzz” Allan, and a tribute to Eddie Bertrand!

Do you play an instrument? Why not sign up for the SG101 member jam? Site members get up and play surf classics old and new, sometimes standing side by side with musician’s from the original bands!

We’ll also have a large vendor space featuring CD’s, vinyl, t-shirts, DVD’s and more!

All of this is happening Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at The Starting Gate, 5052 Katella Avenue, in Los Alamitos, California, 9am to 8pm. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Kids 16 & under are free!

Here is the complete band lineup for the convention:
  • Satan’s Pilgrims - One of the most popular and influential modern surf bands, these caped musicians hail from the Pacific Northwest, home of the Ventures, The Sonics, and The Wailers.
  • The Razorblades - All the way from Germany, you’ll dig their fast and loud take on surf music.
  • The Bradipos IV - From Italy, you’ll love their traditional surf and spaghetti western sounds.
  • The Cocktail Preachers - This Chicago band indeed preaches to the faithful the sounds of surf, exotica, and Mai-Tais.
  • Daikaiju - This Kabuki masked band hails from Alabama, and plays a high explosive, rocket-fueled progressive form of surf music. One of the most talked about live acts on the scene.
  • Meshugga Beach Party - Who knew? Traditional surf music combined with Jewish folk songs! You have to see to believe these chosen surfers from Northern California.
  • The Deadbeats - One of the hottest and youngest surf bands today, these kids like to play old school surf music loud and fast!
  • The Blue Demons - From Toronto, these wrestling super heroes will take you to the mat with their pile-driving take on surf and garage music.
  • The Tequila Worms - Another young band, these guys hail from Anaheim, California, and sound like The Ventures after getting in a car crash with Link Wray!
But wait there is more! That’s right, we have all kinds of shows lined up for you before and after the convention. Book your hotel rooms now for a massive celebration of live surf music. Here is the complete schedule:
  • Thurs. Aug. 11th. 9pm, Slacktone and The Razorblades at the Slide Bar, 122 East Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA. 92832-1909, (714) 871-2233.
  • Thurs. Aug. 11th. 8pm, The Bradipos IV at The Pike Bar, 1836 East 4th St. Long Beach, CA. 90802-3807, (562) 437-4453.
  • Fri. Aug. 12th. 9pm, Secret Samurai, The Razorblades,and Daikaiju at the Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd.San Diego, CA. 92104 (619) 255-7224.
  • Fri. Aug. 12th. 9pm, The Tequila Worms, Cocktail Preachers, and The Blue Demons at the Juke Joint, 735 North Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA. 92805.
  • Fri. Aug. 12th. 9pm, Outerwave, Meshugga Beach Party, and The Bradipos IV at the Purple Orchid, 221 Richmond St. El Segundo,CA. 90245-3719, (310) 322-5829.
  • Sat. Aug. 13th. 9am to 8pm, The 4th Annual SurfGuitar101 convention at The Starting Gate, 5052 Katella Avenue, in Los Alamitos, CA.
  • Sat. Aug. 13th. after the convention, 9pm to midnight, Slacktone, at Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach,CA. 92649 (562) 592-1321
  • Sun. Aug. 14th. 11am to 5 pm, Meshugga Beach Party, The Bradipos IV, The Razorblades, Daikaiju, The Blue Demons, The Cocktail Preachers, The Deadbeats at the Huntington Beach Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy. at Main. St.
  • Sun. Aug. 14th. Matt Quilter’s Wave Machine and surf jam at Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach,CA. 92649 (562) 592-1321
  • Mon. Aug. 15th. 8 am to 2 pm - Historic surf music tour of Huntington, Newport, and Balboa Beach. Contact Jeff “Bigtikidude” Hanson (bigtikidude at yahoo dot com) for more information.
  • Tues. Aug. 16th. 9pm. Surfer Joe's Boss Combo, at Bar Pink, 3829 30th Street, San Diego, CA. 92104
  • Wed. Aug. 17th. 9pm. Surfer Joe's Boss Combo, at the Tiki House, 1152 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 273-9734.
  • Thurs. Aug. 18th. Surfer Joe's Boss Combo, and others at Tiki Oasis, opening night party at Bali Hai on Shelter Island, for more info go to

Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Update: Here is the schedule for the Saturday convention show:

9:30am to 10:20am SG101 Member Jam
10:30am to 11:30am Legends Jam, Belairs (reunion/tribute), Eddie and the Showmen tribute, Davie Allan and the Arrows, (plus special award dedication to Davie)
11:40am to 12:25pm, The Blue Demons
12:35pm to 1:20pm, The Deadbeats
1:30pm to 2:15pm, The Cocktail Preachers
2:25pm to 3:10pm, Meshugga Beach Party
3:20pm to 4:05pm, The Tequila Worms
4:15pm to 5:00pm, The Bradipos IV
5:10pm to 5:55pm, Daikaiju
6:05pm to 6:50pm, The Razorblades
7:00pm to 8:00pm, Satan's Pilgrims

Surf’s Up!
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This story has 5 comments.


here is the Radio Free Bakersfield Podcast promo show

bigtikidude | 21-Jun-2011 14:08:34 | Flag
WhorehayRFB | 22-Jun-2011 14:25:57 | Flag

Hey Look,
this is back up at the Top,
thank you mr. web support guy.

bigtikidude | 05-Jul-2011 21:20:49 | Flag

here is the link to all of the shows Pre, and Post convention.
just added a few new ones,

bigtikidude | 12-Jul-2011 13:38:37 | Flag

Check out the Guitar for the Raffle at the SG101 Convention.

bigtikidude | 14-Jul-2011 00:35:36 | Flag

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