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After the success of last year's inaugural Surfer Joe tour of Japan, the international Surf Music Ambassador continues to live up to his name and returns to Japan once again for an even longer tour! The 2018 tour will visit even more far-reaching locations including Kokura, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima and will be highlighted by performances from some amazing Surf colleagues including The Surf Coasters, The El Caminos, Lulufin The Woo Hoo, The WHYs, The Fuzziyama Surfers, The Surf Vader, The Palms, Switch Trout, BCV and more! In addition, on this tour Surfer Joe will be joined by a bi-coastal American rhythm section consisting of his longtime collaborator Jonpaul Balak (Insect Surfers, Tikiyaki Orchestra) on bass, and Vincent Minervino (Black Flamingos, Royal Pacifics) on drums!
Arigato! See you there!
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS, the Brutal Surf Music trio from the Silver Coast in France with members of The Irradiates,The Taikonauts, Antena Tres.... just released its 4th album, called "RETRO FUTURISME VOLUME I " , digitally on bandcamp:
The blue turquoise vinyl version of the record will be out on 24th of April thanks to Calico Records and Les Productions de L'Impossible Records.
The band also released recently a new 10" Split LP called " Sergent Surf " with the Surf Horror band DEMON VENDETTA :
Also coming is an EUROPEAN TOUR for April 2018 :
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS 2018 TOUR DATES :
12.04.2018 : Toulouse (FR) @ Le Ravelin
13.04.2018 : Marseille (FR) @ La Salle Gueule
14.04.2018 : Clusone (IT) @ Bar Posta
15.04.2018 : Borno (IT) @ Meeting Pub
16.04.2018. Cakovec (HR) @ Club Prostor
17.04.2018 : Petrovcu na Mlavi (RS) @ Domu za mlade (stara škola)
18.04.2018 : Beograd (RS) @ Kvaka 22
19.04.2018 : Szeged (HU) @ Grand Café
20.04.2018 : Budapest (HU) @ Aurora Club
22.04.2018 : Praha (CZ) @ Sběrné Suroviny
24.04.2018 : Berlin (DE) @ West Germany Club
26.04.2018 : Kreuzlingen (CH) @ Horst Klub
27.04.2018 : Befort (FR) @ La Poudrière, Impetus Festival
28.04.2018 : Limoges (FR) @ El Doggo
22.06.2018 : Les Roques (FR) @ Fête de la Musique
29.06.2018 : Nantes (FR) @ Dynamo
30.06.2018 : Brest (FR) @ P’tit Minou
01.07.2018 : Jallais (FR) @ Tapette Fest X
The Mermen are playing the 5th annual KROCK 97.3 107.9 FM fundraiser on 4-7-2018.
The event is at:
The Morro Bay Veterans' Hall
209 Surf St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Doors- 6pm PST
Bands & Artists on the bill:
It should be a beautiful weekend on the Central Coast of California. What better way to enjoy it, than to include the a healthy dose of psychedelic ocean stylings of the incredible Mermen?
G'day Surf Guitar 101 crew - Dadinator here
I've been online collaborating with a bunch of very talented musicians from all around the world on a surf album called "SURF". While we think its a GREAT album, we would be keen to hear any reviews from you folk.
Hope you enjoy it: https://www.wikiloops.com/album/12249-Surf.php
THE TERRORSURFS are back with more sonic mayhem! The “savage suitar driven power surf twang” has now been expanded to a 4-piece with the addition of extra guitarist The Reverend Tonto, he make an unholy racket!! The twang is joyously abundant, power surf with killer riffs, forged with primeval DNA.
And you.. can actually see them at the album launch on Friday 23rd February at the crew in Nuneaton.
The purple splatter vinyl runs at an “audiophile” 45rpm for that full Zombiphonic Hi-Fi sound experience.
From the off, the boys are in pure surf territory with “Terrorsurfer”, the the surf/time continuum is almost ripped apart with mission control sound effects and even a theremin on “Kosmonauty” (watch the far out video) while “Bat Shit Crazy” is exactly that. “(I Wanna Get me Some Hot) Surf Burger” could be just a song about being hungry on a beach, but watch the animated video and make up your own mind! “Murph” moves into psychedelic surf territory, even utilising some backwards guitar, and “Terrorsurf Apocalypse”rounds it all off with an apocalyptic cinematic climax. Phew!!
Please tune in to Fiberglass Jungle at www.luxuriamusic.com live at 2PM PST on Saturday, Feb. 24 and help show your support for Surf instrumental radio! I can only participate in the drive one show this year due to prior obligations (the Tikiyaki 10th anniversary show), so it is all the more important that people tune in this Saturday!
I'll have more exclusive premiums than ever before including vinyl, CDs, magazines, books, Tiki mugs, private concerts, and guest-hosting spots!
For quick reference, here's what time it will be in other parts of the world:
Austin, Mexico City, San Jose, Chicago, Saskatoon 4PM
Asbury Park, New York City, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal 5PM
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago 7PM
London, Dublin, Glasgow 10PM
Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Livorno, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Zagreb 11PM
Athens, Helsinki, Kyiv 12 Midnight
St. Petersburg 1AM Feb. 25
Bandung 5AM Feb. 25
Perth 6AM Feb. 25
Tokyo 7AM Feb. 25
Sydney, Melbourne 9AM Feb. 25
Wellington 11AM Feb. 25
If you can't tune in live but would still like to donate, send me a PM and we can make it happen!
Sincere thanks in advance for showing your support not just for Surf instrumental radio, but for the global Surf instrumental scene in general!
Check out this review from Hunter at Storm Surge of Reverb:
Let me suggest that you skip the first track. It's a good song, but it's got a thin garage-surf sound that gets the wrong idea across.
OK now we're going. You've got brass, a lot more low end, and some whammy bar. This is a much better idea of what to expect from Los Kosmos. This is fun modern surf with playful progressive leanings. I get moments of later Los Straitjackets and maybe even early Laika and the Cosmonauts (especially "V Jope Fantik"). Give a listen to "Mega Hit" and see if that little keyboard bit doesn't tickle you.
There's a lot of creativity on this album and it's full of surprises. As one of the first records of 2018, we're off to a great start.
Parents and Grandparents who love surf music...
What if there was a fun and interactive way you could introduce the kids to other awesome forms of music like SURF MUSIC, rockabilly, baroque, reggae, mariachi, black gospel, folk, hawaiian, and many more styles...?
The Surfaris are pleased to announce their participation in the Band Together online music educational program. This past August, Bob Berryhill and his family band (The Surfaris) gave interviews to BT on how fun it is to learn and to perform surf music together as a family. The Surfaris recently sat down with BT creators Steve Rogers and Renea Hetzer as they shared their vision to introduce surf music to the next generation in a fun, interactive way.
Band Together has just released their first online digital album/program called "Vibrations" which features the music and interviews from The Surfaris. Vibrations does an excellent job interactively showing the kids what "surf music" is, who the major players were, and how to play their own surf music. There are short videos, photos and stories on how to get your kids appreciating and playing surf music. There are also great stories describing all the instruments, equipment needed to play surf music. There is even online surf guitar lessons to get you started!
This program is ideal for homeschooling families or parents/grandparents interested in giving their children extra music education. For more info on Band Together and how to get your kids into this months Vibrations program go to: http://bandtogether.rocks/
Hey Everyone! We're stoked to announce that our full-length debut CD "The Lost Mission" is coming soon from Double Crown Records.