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IN SEARCH OF… PHASE 3 TOUR IS HERE!!! DAIKAIJU EMBARKS ON AN EPIC QUEST ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. AND DEEP INTO THE HEART OF MEXICO TO SEEK THE CATALYTIC ELEMENTS NEEDED TO INITIATE THE NEXT PHASE-GO!!!
Next April, Daikaiju and Pirato Ketchup will join forces to wreck USA (East Coast) during a 3 weeks tour. Dates will be announced soon. Records will be sold at the merch after the shows.
SUDDENLY DAIKAIJU MOLTS INTO A MYSTERIOUS NEW POWER TRIO FORMATION TO ATTACK EUROPE!!! MORE DATES TBA-GO!!!
Avoid the huge crowds and parking hassles of that other music festival. Catch the best new local wave! It's the 2nd Annual Surf By Surf East!*
Saturday March 14th, prepare to be destroyed by the largest gathering of Surf Rock bands ever assembled in Texas!
It all starts at noon. Make a splash in the back yard of The VORTEX for a celebration with over 30 local artist / entrepreneurs, as well as 10 Texas Surf Rock Bands!
Bat City Surfers
And there will be go-go dancers!
This is a FREE show for all ages! It's all part of the uniquely Austin relaxed outdoor shopping experience of local artisans known as The East Austin Handmade Arts Market at The Vortex, which features creations in a wide variety of mediums, all handmade and appropriate for all ages!
The Butterfly Bar Austin will provide a pipeline of fine beverages all day!
The first 50 people to arrive will get a gift certificate for free ice cream, redeemable at any Amy's Ice Creams location!
Austin's own Deep Eddy Records will also be on hand with a selection of Surftastic CDs for you to dive into!
There is lots of convenient parking, it is on an easy bus route, and pets are also welcome!
Hang until 7:30, then ride it on out to the Nomad Bar. Starting at 9:00pm SXSE continues with Second Saturday Surf...
The Boss Jaguars
...and there are special guests to be announced!
This is also a FREE show, with a full bar, conveniently located East Central with plenty of parking!
Several CD Releases are also taking place in conjunction with this epic event!
We look forward to seeing you there!
*Not affiliated officially or unofficially.
March 14 - 15
The Vortex, 2301 Manor Rd. Austin, Texas
DINGDONG RECORDS PRESENTS MONSTERS OF SURF-A COLOSSAL COMPILATION OF 22 CREATURE FEATURES CLASHING IN CLIMACTIC CONFLICT FROM ALL OVER EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA INCLUDING 10 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONIC HITS OF THE FUTURE!!! DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND CD PREORDERING AVAILABLE JANUARY 21ST!!! CD RELEASES FEB. 11TH!!!
WHO ARE THE MONSTERS OF SURF???
AT LAST-DAIKAIJU BRINGS THE SONIC BOOM TO THE FAR WEST OF U.S.A. AND FAR EAST OF ASIA!!!
06.30 - The Kraken - Seattle, WA
07.01 - Darrell's Tavern - Shoreline, WA
07.02 - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
07.04 - The Deluxe - McMinnville, OR
07.05 - The Blue Monk - Portland, OR
07.06 - Black Forest - Eugene, OR
07.07 - Johnny B's - Medford, OR
07.08 - Dex Records - Chico, CA
07.09 - Jub Jub's Thirst Parlour - Reno, NV
07.10 - Hero's Sport Lounge & Pizza Company - Modesto, CA
07.11 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
07.12 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
07.13 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
07.15 - Unit B Studio - Santa Ana, CA
07.19 - YYT - Shanghai, China
07.20 - SECRET SHOW - Guanzhou, China
07.21 - Beating Hearts - Hong Kong
07.23 - Hong Tang Guan - Shenzhen, China
07.24 - Aperture Club - Xi'An, China
07.26 - XP - Bejing, China
07.27 - Temple - Beijing, China
08.02 - Rocky Mountain Tavern - Seoul, South Korea
08.03 - Club FF - Seoul, South Korea
08.07 - OL55 - Busan, South Korea
08.09 - Sengku Daitouryo Live House - Osaka, Japan
08.10 - Kobe108 - Kobe, Japan
08.23 - Club Heavy Sick - Hatagaya, Tokyo, Japan
08.24 - Orange County Brothers - Tennocho, Yohohama, Japan
08.25 - What's Up - Uguisudani, Tokyo, Japan
AT LAST!!! DAIKAIJU TEAMS-UP WITH AMPLINE TO UNLEASH DOUBLE FIST ATTACK/LOW LIGHT COMBO ATTACK!!! CAPTURED ON SUUPAASONIC 45rpm VINYL 7"!!! AVAILABLE AT WWW.DAIKAIJU.NET NOW!!! DOUBLE FIST ATTACK DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALSO AVAILABLE AT iTunes, Amazon, XBOX Live, eMusic and MORE!!!
Clarkston Surf Fest 2011 is upon us!
This year, the fest will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011, and will showcase many of the best, and most diverse surf music bands in the southeast region! This day will certainly give you just about every surf music experience that is out there!
The 2011 lineup:
The Intoxicators! (FL)
The Mystery Men? (GA)
The Surge! (GA)
The Necronomikids (AL)
Kill, Baby... Kill! (AL)
The Monterreys (NC)
El Fossil (GA)
In North Carolina, ‘round about the last weekend in April, some 18 to 20 bands from all over the country gather at the Cave, a tiny basement venue in downtown Chapel Hill, and play music for the crowd of eager patrons and each other. Musical styles range from rock, surf, soul, country, western, lounge, spacey, rockabilly, and few harder to define. What do these bands have in common? None of them sing!
Instro Summit 2011 is our third annual event, held from 7pm Friday, April 29th to 1am Sunday, May first. Currently the largest festival of its’ type in the Southeast, it features bands from as nearby as Durham to as far away as Ulm, Germany, all eager to share their lyric-free music with fans–and bands–that appreciate the genre.
Highlights this year include our three annual audience participation events. First is our “Can You Play as Wack’d as Link Wray?” contest, in which guitar players come on stage and try to out do and out-weird each other, playing their version of the buh-zarre solo from Link Wray’s song, “I’m Branded”. Second is “The Big Bass-Off!” Which works the same way, but with bass players trying to out-thunder each other with their interpretation of John Entwhistle’s solo from the Who’s “My Generation”. The winner of the former contest gets a suitcase full of Instro Summit swag donated by the band, the latter gets a prize package donated by BestBassGear.com. The third event, the "Rumble Jam", is when we encourage any and all guitarists who have a guitar, amp and know how to play "Rumble" to join us on stage and play said song in one massive, fuse-blowing multi-guitar wall of rockin' goodness. Last year we got 12 guitars players--11 male, one female--to join in the fun. This year, we're hoping for more--MANY more!
Of note to folks who are fans of Eastwood’s products is our first annual Instro Summit Raffle, in which our grand prize is a Brand-new Eastwood Saturn 63 guitar, donated by–you guessed it–Eastwood guitars. The Saturn is already a great-looking, great sounding guitar (as recently evidenced by several local musicians whose hands we literally had to pry away said guitar from after we got it set up at our local music store, the Music Loft of Carrboro), but this particular Saturn will be extra-special, as we’re having the Instro Summit logo custom-etched onto the underside of the Saturn’s clear pickguard, making it a unique one-of-one model. Other prizes include one of two Flip Mino HD video cameras, an Eastwood Classic 4 bass (part of a special raffle for folks who buy a ticket on Sunday, may 1st) and a 70 dollar gift certificate from the Music Loft of Carrboro, NC. All raffle proceeds go to the many hardworking, frequently underpaid bands and volunteers that make the Summit possible.