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Announcing the 2023 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2023 MP3 Compilation! Our 19th 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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. Due to our late start, the deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, March 15th, 2024.

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.

This year's compilation is dedicated to our dear friend Noel Squitieri, who sadly passed away on Christmas day, 2023. Noel was a huge supporter of surf music and this website. His generosity, kindness, and endless enthusiasm will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to his many friends and his family. Please think about Noel the next time you attend a show, post in our forums, or listen to the surf music he loved.

Let the comp begin!


Announcing the 2023 SurfGuitar101 Festival!

Three days of the greatest surf bands on the planet! A weekend full of music, lifestyle merchandise and food truck cuisine! A hotel weekender with everything under one roof! (and free parking)

FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage:

7 pm Doors open Crystal Ballroom

8 pm Tikiyaki Orchestra

9:30 Satan's Pilgrims

SATURDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage

10AM Doors
11AM Movie Screening: The Sound Of The Surf with John Blair
12:10PM Q&A with John Blair
12:30PM Reventlos
1:30PM Paul Johnson
2:30PM Sir Bald Diddley AKA Hipbone Slim
3:30PM The Concussions
4:30PM Deke Dickerson Plays Link Wray
5:30PM Draculina
6:30PM The Charades
7:30PM The Irradiates
8:30PM The Volcanos
9:30PM Pollo Del Mar
10:30PM The Bomboras

SUNDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage

10AM Doors
11AM Seminar: Surf in the 80’s with Jonpaul Balak & John Blair
12:00Noon Surfguitar101.com Members’ Jam
1:00PM Rocketfish
2:00PM Waves Of Steele
3:00PM Tiki Creeps
4:00PM A Tribute To Bob Dalley and The Surf Raiders
5:00PM The Hellbenders
6:00PM The Eliminators
7:00PM Surf Kings
8:00PM Messer Chups

Bands appearing on the international Crystal Ballroom stage over the weekend:

Satan’s Pilgrims (Portland)

The Bomboras (Los Angeles)

Deke Dickerson as Link Wray (SoCal)

Messer Chups (Russia)

TikiYaki Orchestra (SoCal)

PLUS

The Charades (Finland)
Sir Bald Diddley( England)
The Irradiates (France)
Pollo Del Mar (San Francisco)
The Volcanos (Detroit)
The Hellbenders (Detroit)
The Eliminators (Orange County)
Paul Johnson (60s surf pioneer/South Bay)
The Concussions (Grand Rapids)
Draculina (Russia/US)
The Surf Kings (Oceanside)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa)
Tiki Creeps (Los Angeles)
Waves Of Steele (Antelope Valley)

Rocketfish (Huntington Beach)

Bob Dalley / The Surf Raiders tribute (Utah)

Return of the SG101 member jam.

ALSO - lifestyle vendors and much more...

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Announcing the 2022 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2022 MP3 Compilation! Our 18th 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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. Due to our late start, the deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, February 24th, 2023.

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!


Surf Guitar 101 Convention 13: 2022

It's BAAAAAACK!

After a 2 year hiatus, the annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention returns!

Come celebrate surf music with fellow fanatics at one of Los Angeles's most historic and interesting venues--the Hollywood American Legion Post 43!

Enjoy food and drink and shop at an unprecedented surf music and gear marketplace while listening to some of the best international, national and local bands, right in the heart of Hollywood, CA!

Surfer Joe (Livorno, Italy)
The Nebulas (Providence, R.I.)
The Volcanics (So Cal)
The Mach IV (Nor Cal)
The Scimitars (So Cal)
Tribute to Richard Podolor

Be sure to check out the official website www.sg101convention.com for all the details!

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Announcing the 2021 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. Due to our late start, the deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, February 25th, 2022.

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!


The SG101 2020 MP3 Compilation is now on Archive.org

Hey everyone! I've just finished uploading this year's MP3 compilation to archive.org. Please spread the word and share the link. You can download all the files in a few different formats as well as stream the individual songs.

SG101 2020 MP3 Compilation on Archive dot org

If you'd like to contribute some album artwork, or you've spotted a mistake, please leave me a note in this forum thread.

Finally, if you enjoy the service archive.org provides, please consider giving them a donation. They provide a valuable service and have a vast treasure trove of information, books, music, audio collections, and so much more, all for free!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's compilation!


Announcing the 2020 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2020 MP3 Compilation! Our 16th 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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. Due to our late start, the deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, January 29th, 2021.

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!


John Blair & Mark Linett Team Up On 'Waves Of Care' Surf Music Project To Benefit MusiCares

From Grammy dot com:

Take off on a surf odyssey with this collection of 12 bands and 27 [songs] from the Surf [Guitar] 101 Convention with all proceeds benefitting MusiCares.

A new benefit album, Waves Of Care, celebrates surf music for a great cause. Conceived by three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and engineer Mark Linett and acclaimed surf music historian and performer John Blair, the album is out now online and on physical CD, with 100 percent of proceeds from its sale going to benefit MusiCares.

Recorded live by Linett, the album features all 12 bands that performed at the 2018 Surf Guitar 101 Convention as well as three bonus tracks from the 2017 convention. In all, its 27 tracks explore the glorious, reverb-soaked sounds of surf music by bands from the United States, France, Denmark, Canada, and Italy.

Bands featured on Waves Of Care include Fascinating Creatures of The Deep, Black Flamingos, Kaisers of Kalifornia, Tremolo Beer Gut, Sentinals Tribute Band, Frankie & the Pool Boys, Urban Surf Kings, PJ & the Galaxies Tribute Band, Surfer Joe, King Pelican, Les Agamemnonz, Par Avion, Surf Rockers and Blue Hawaiians, who have contributed to the soundtrack of the TV series "Friends" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."

The project celebrates the rich history of instrumental surf music, from its emergence in the early '60s to its resurgence since the late '70s, its heavy use in the 1994 blockbuster film Pulp Fiction and its continued rise in popularity in the era of social media.

"Today, there are hundreds of bands performing and recording surf instrumentals with a growing, global fan base," a statement about the project says. "Some bands maintain a traditional approach to the sound and style, while others take it into slightly progressive territory."

The Surf Guitar 101 Convention, where the album was recorded, is an all-day event that hosts a dozen bands from all over the world and has been held annually since 2008 in Southern California. Additionally, Surf Guitar 101's website serves as the premier social networking hub for surf music.

The proceeds from the digital and physical sales of "Waves of Care" will benefit MusiCares and their continued efforts to help music people in need. Waves Of Care on CD will be available via eBay and www.johnblair.us, while digital downloads will be available on Bandcamp.

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Announcing the 2019 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2019 MP3 Compilation! Our 15th 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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

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!


Announcing the 2018 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2018 MP3 Compilation! Our 14th 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:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, February 1st, 2019.

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!