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ST PATTY'S SURF at SHINE with The Lava Pups & The Funicellos

March 14 - 8:00 pm - All Ages - $5 - Shine, 1400 E Street, Sacramento

Catch the green wave in SacTown.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Ides of March, and Spring's arrival with the Lava Pups and the Funicellos.  During these drought days, wet instrumental surf may be what we need.

Monster Mash 2013! October 27 West Sacramento

This truly will be a graveyard smash for the entire family! Enjoy an afternoon for pure fun. Three bands: the Rockabilly Love Cats, Lava Pups, and Sneaky Tikis. Contests. Prizes. Costumes. Bowling. Beer and drinks. Great food. And fun. Oh, yeah, the price is right: Free admission.

October 27 - Capitol Bowl, 900 West Capitol Boulevard, West Sacramento - 1:00 to 4:00


The Sunday Surf Party Is Back! April 28 Sacramento

Sunday - April 28, 2013 - 1 to 4 p.m. - Surf and retro instrumental rock returns to the historic Capitol Bowl. Three bands will deliver different takes on a classic genre.  The afternoon will span the pure garage energy of the Lava Pups through the Venturesque clean sound of the Retronauts to the sophisticated stylings of the VibroCounts.  Eat, drink, and bowl in a comfortable and family friendly atmosphere. And listen to some really cool rock 'n roll!

All Ages - Free Admission - Family Fun - Be there, Aloha!

Capitol Bowl, 900 West Capitol Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA

Rockin' the Big Kahuna

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The Sneaky Tikis return to the Valley floor after a bunch of performances in the foothills and join Sacramento's own Lava Pups for a night of instrumental surf and garage rock.  The Sneaky Tikis are four precocious young musicians (ages 13 to 19) who were mentored by Dusty Watson and Paul the Pyronaut.  They combine the styles of Dick Dale and Slacktone to classic and modern surf songs.  The Lava Pups put their spin on traditional and original surf and garage music with some irreverent fun.  Shine is an intimate, comfortable venue that features coffee, teas, beer, wine, and food.  This promises to be a fun night!

February 16 at 8pm.

Monster Mash at the Capitol Bowl, Sacramento

Show Poster October 28, 2012 - 1:00 to 4:00 - All Ages - Free

Are you ready for a Halloween bash? The Lava Pups and the Sneaky Tikis are. This will feature the Sacramento area debut of our special guests - the Rockabilly Love Cats. Join us for an afternoon of family fun surf style with a pinch of rockabilly. Come in costume. Prizes. Contests. Eat at Cap's Grill. Bowl. Rock out to the music. Be there, aloha!

Capitol Bowl - 900 West Capitol Avenue - West Sacramento

Sunday Surf Party: The Lava Pups and The Sneaky Tikis

The Sunday Surf Party returns to the historic Capitol Bowl in West Sacramento with the Lava Pups and the Sneaky Tikis.  Mentored by Paul the Pyronaut and Dusty Watson, the Sneaky Tikis are four precocious musicians who are bringing on the Fourth Wave.  They range in ages from 12 to 19 and debuted at the Sierra Surf Music Camp.  Watch them and you know that the future of surf music is in good hands.  Free - All Ages

Pyronauts Sunday Surf Party and CD Release

April 22, 2012 – The Pyronauts’ flat land release of their new CD – “Play for Surf”

Capitol Bowl, 900 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – All Ages – Free – with the Lava Pups

Bowl – Eat – Drink – Have Fun!



Trying to Help for the Holidays - A Challenge from the Lava Pups

Holiday Spirit and Challenge:

For each person who joins The Lava Pups mailing list, we will make a donation to the Sacramento Food Bank.

Are other bands up for this challenge and will donate to their local food bank?

Thank you for helping others.

The Lava Pups

Lava Pups - Into the Flow - 4 stars - New Gandy Dancer

New Gandy Dancer - Issue 97: "All originals little album Stateside . . . and this is the sound we like! Crystal clear, sixties style playing on stuff we haven't heard before. Bit of Ventures, bit of surf but in a flow of their own. Well performed and written (did I say all originals?), the best track of which is "Link Man" a rousing 12 bar delivered with panache. **** (Davy)

The Lava Pups - Debut CD "Into The Flow" now available

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The Lava Pups debut CD "Into The Flow" featuring 8 original tunes and SG101ers Paul The Pyronaut on rhythm guitar and JetBlue on bass is now available!

The Lava Pups is a collaborative effort created out of our love for surf and rock instrumental music and desire to have fun.  Our debut CD shows the influences of Dick Dale, Link Wray, Duane Eddy and Paul Johnson. The songs range from in-your-face double-picked, glissando-ladened garage surf like "Sea Witch" to the sweetly dissonant ballad "Pacifica Blue."