- Surf Music
Help us meet our monthly goal:
Many of you know we're running a fundraiser to help Zanti over come the financial obstacles set up by his battle with cancer. Fortunately he's beating it, but the bills are starting to come in and he needs any help that you can give.
If you don't know Zanti, he's one of two guitarists in the S.F. Bay Area surf band The Deadbeats. These guys have been surf music fans since their teens, and quickly became one of the Bay Area's best live surf bands. Channeling the energy of first wave bands like Jim Messina and the Jesters, Dick Dale and the Deltones, Davie Allan, plus Eleki music from Japan. Then drawing further inspiration from modern bands like Satan's Pilgrims and The Treblemakers, Zanti and the guys went on to write their own modern classics like Gooch in Space and Hagbelly (to name only 2).
Zanti and his bandmates are just dripping with talent, and the surf music community is so fortunate to have these young men join our ranks. Speaking of the surf music community, we have really stepped up and put our money where our mouths are. We are over half way to our goal in only a day and a half. At this rate, Zanti will be free from excessive money worries and be able to concentrate on what's really important - making great music!
Please click this link and contribute if you haven't done so already.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A huge night for Aloha Screwdriver as we debut our second CD, "The Haunted Planet".
And we're lucky enough to have two of our favorite bands supporting us:
Rocketship Rocketship (SF)
1600 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94107
To stream songs from the bands featured on the show head over to our SoundCloud playlist.
You say love surf music, and you're hungry? Over the August 6/7 weekend, you are very lucky! The Surfin' Smorgasboard at The Forbidden Island and The International Reverb BBQ at the Hotel Utah will satiate your desires, a delicious combination of Surf AND Turf!
Headlining, all the way from Rome, The Bradipos IV. Their sound is Vespas and Morricone, Bardot-a-go-go and Sixties Beach Party. This is their first USA tour.
The Secret Samurai work the antipodal influences of passionate Spanish guitar and frenetic Japanese Eleki into a heavy and aggressive trio sound. This is not Gidget's surf music, but an evolution of Dick Dale's crunchy Middle Eastern melodies. The Secret Samurai released their second CD, "Zanshin" earlier this year.
The Surfside IV come to us from Phoenix Arizona, where there's about a thousand miles of beach before you hit the ocean, for an exclusive Northern California appearance. They are red-Fez wearin' lads with a garage-party dance beat.
From San Pablo CA come The Deadbeats, the youngest surf band on the scene. Their style is blistering, ear popping, speed surf. Their new CD, "Day of the Deadbeats" will be available at the show.
Don't wait in line, buy early from Brown Paper Tickets!
Authentic Hawaiian pig roast by Oakland's Chop Bar (with vegetarian option). Pig roast not included in entrance fee.
The IRBBQ is proud to present as headliner, all the way from Wiesbaden, Germany The Razorblades. Known for their precise execution, and thunderous assault, their new CD is called "Gimme Some Noise"; this is their first USA tour.
All the way from Las Vegas, the return of one of the most requested bands of the Sunday Surf Party series: Thee Swank Bastards with their incredible hula-hoop artista Szandora.
And your hosts, local dudes, us guys: Pollo del Mar
+ The Hotel Utah streetside BBQ! Not included in entrance fee.
For the first time ever, playing a few selected shows in NorCal, Mike Barbwire, bandleader of infamous Swedish act The Barbwires will team up with San Francisco surf heroes THE DEADBEATS on the first week of July, 2011. This brand new cross-Atlantic collaboration goes under the name of Mike Barbwire with The Deadbeats, and what you can expect is older stuff, new stuff, and probably a few newly composed songs. How does it taste? Well take 1 oz Swedish stored ice-cold wild surf-guitar, add 4 cups of freshly harvested even wilder-sounding sun-drenched NorCal surf musicians, add some light and dark rum, falernum syrup, throw in a pinch of frenzy and a handful of joy for the art of surf music. How this exotic cocktail tastes can only be found out at any of these exclusive shows!
A brand new Mike Barbwire 45 rpm is to be released simultaneously with this tour. Here is a short teaser video:
The 45 was recorded in Sweden in May with The Blue Ocean Six featuring members from The Domestic Bumblebees, The Hives, The Dragtones, and Big Band Splash.
For more info and updates please check Mike Barbwire on facebook or visit www.norcalknockout.com.
Our hearts go out to our friends across the Pacific, but sometimes love isn't enough. Please come contribute to this worthy cause and listen to some classic surf music live and DJ'd Japanese go go tunes, while toasting a better future for the victims (meaning all Japanese citizens) of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Kampei and aloha!
On May 14, KFJC presents The Fifth KFJC Battle of the Surf Bands. In keeping with the tradition of the legendary Surf Battles of the early 60s, bands are given 15 minutes to present their best material and show, making for a fast paced and exciting 4 hour event. The biggest change this year is a move from the beloved Hotel Utah in SF, to The British Bankers Club in Menlo Park. The BBC is a big, full service restaurant and will easily hold the expected crowd, and will allow minors. Menlo Park is also much closer to KFJC's home.