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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2021 MP3 Compilation! Our 17th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:
Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band!
Please check out our prior compilations by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.
Let the comp begin!
New Christmas track from Girl Over Planet! The main tune is a traditional Russian New Year song "Little Christmas tree is cold in winter". Arranged with a big Ventures influence! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
NEW RELEASE: The Night Divides the Ride is the second full length album by Underwater Bosses.
Recorded in 2020/21 in Syracuse, NY, featuring 12 tracks of high energy instrumental surf. Join the Bosses as they take you along on their journey of the never ending ride.
CD and digital download available now. Vinyl expected to ship in January 2022.
Add it to your collection now - https://underwaterbosses.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-divides-the-ride
Our split 7” vinyl with The Mysterics is out now and on sale for Black Friday!!!
After 2 cancelations due to Covid 19, we finally can announce a new date for Aloha Fest 5! Saturday march 12, 2022! Over the past years Aloha Fest has grown to a steady gathering of surf music fans and it is the biggest indoor (winter) surf festival of Europe!
As always the festival is organized and curated by Aloha Sluts guitar player and concert photographer Arny Raedts (aka ArnyZona). We are lucky to have a lot of support from one of the best concert halls in the Netherlands, for a ‘niche’ genre like surf music. A big thank you to Grenswerk! Like previous editions we have non-stop live music on 2 stages. And we are proud to announce that we can welcome The Tremolo Beer Gut as the headliner this year. Due to popular demand, because Grenswerk concert visitors voted them in to the top 10 of all time greatest live bands (Aloha Fest 2).
So what else is new? Nothing! We still have an on site market, with a record store, thanx to Eddy Lucca (https://surfinsbackagain.shop/). Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we do not know if we can have our regular barbershop and plans for a tattoo parlor and or massage shop are in the closet again
This edition’s line up is (in chronicle order):
Black Django’s (NL, this trio does the Doors version of the Ventures so well, they don’t need a bass player!)
Aloha Sluts (NL, the Dutch answer to Link Wray, only the guitar player is a bit uglier)
The Surfbeat Club (NL & B, traditional reverb drenched surf from a bunch of rocknroll outlaws)
Los Venturas (B, gogo…. Ehm gogo…. Yes…. gogo and shake your booty!)
Thee Andrew Surfers (B, legendary trio that is half of Fifty Foot Combo. They don’t play that much any more, so this is some kind of reunion)
The Tremelo Beer Gut (DK, doing an exclusive stop over show on their way to SXSW, Austin. Only that Yebo can visit his favorite wine bar in Venlo on his birthday. Please don’t tell him that Bert, the bar owner, has him on the ‘no entrance’ list! Thanx a lot Martin!)
For new visitors: Venlo is a town on the border of Germany and the Netherlands. There are several airports in less than an hour away (Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Weeze, Maastricht-Aachen, Bonn-Cologne). The venue Grenswerk, is located in the historic center of Venlo, on the banks of the river Meuse. There are several hotels (Hotel Puur, a small boutique hotel, is the closest and cheapest) in 10 minutes walking distance. Please note that parking in Venlo can be expensive, but most hotels offer free parking spaces. Oh and then there is Sounds Record Store, only a 5 minute walk from the venue. The biggest independent record store in the Netherlands and the favorite of Lorenzo (Surfer Joe) and JonPaul Balak. They have a great little restaurant in the back, with a nice lunch menu too!
Need more info, just contact me….
Aloha Fest 5 - an evening of european surf culture
Saturday, March 12 maart 2022
Location: Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo, Netherlands
Open: 19:00 uur
Presale: 15,- Euros
Door: 17,50 Euros
Hi friends, our album is out today streaming digitally throughout the known universe... please let us know what you think of it. We should have some CDs for sale soon.
Hamilton Ontario’s Danger!! Death Ray and Bridgewater Nova Scotia’s The Green Reflectors have teamed up to release a modern surf split extraordinaire of four original tunes! Both ensembles are born from similar influences, such as The Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and The Ventures, but have forged their own paths down the road of instrumental rock. Although their styles depart from their common influences, this split brings together the heavier side of their music: hot and gritty!
It only makes sense that Bad Chad’s favourite band, The Green Reflectors, are hot rod obsessed, titling their tracks after Hot Wheels die-casts and hanging out with pinups models. Danger!! Death Ray’s tracks wonder how the first human in space passed his time upon returning to earth, and what may lurk in the darker recesses of our universe. What better way to bring together hot rods and outer space than through the bands paying tribute to The Ventures on two album covers?!
Each band is providing a digital release of their tracks from the split on their BandCamp and all streaming platforms released October 31, 2021.
For all you vinyl freaks, there is a super limited edition 7” lathe being cut by White Noise Lathe Cut Records in Rapid City South Dakota. It will also be available for order through Bandcamps when ready to ship.
Another year without shows (Ok, we did one...) for THE RAZORBLADES.
Instead of crying in our beer, we decided to record a Christmas album.
Release date: Nov 26, 2021 General Schallplatten
CD in 7'' sleeve + all digital platforms
12 songs, traditionals from Germany, the UK and USA, a cover of the Slade Christmas classic "Mery Xmas Everybody" and two new Razorblades Christmas songs.
Twang up your Christmas with this exciting release!
You can preorder from THE RAZORBLADES website
Support the band with this crowdfunding campaign
The CD will also be available at the Double Crown shop
Happy Halloween! Jay Poisön & The Bat People have released their second album, Escape From The Bat People!
12 new tracks of punkish surf rock! Available on bandcamp and all streaming platforms.
Our surfy, spooky take on the hauntingly beautiful "Ghost of Tom". We've added an atmospheric opening chorus followed by a tremmy Baritone for your Halloween downloading pleasure. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Available at Bandcamp