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The gig is at The Iowa City Yacht Club. Here is a Facebook link:
The third edition is a fact! Same beautifull venue as the previous edition; the Grenswerk concert hall in Venlo, Netherlands. Again we have two stages in the hall, so be prepared for an non-stop surf assault!
Tickets are 12 euros pre-sale and 14 euros at the door. Pre-sale link will be posted here soon!
There is also a tiki-market in the venue with art, fashion, records and even an old fashioned barbershop.
The same afternoon (around 15:00 hrs) we have a pre-party at Sounds Recordstore (the best & biggest recordstore of the Netherlands - just ask Lorenzo or JonPaul) with in-store gigs by Aloha Sluts and the Terrorsaurs.
Venlo is only a 40 minute drive from the airports of Dusseldorf, Eindhoven and a little bit longer from Antwerp or Cologne.
This year's line up:
Bradipos IV (I)
Italy’s oldest surfband has been one of Europes best and spectacular surf bands since 22 years! They just released their sixt album Lost Waves (vinyl only).
Imagine Kyuss playing Dick Dale songs! Stonersurf! It got them a
split single with Californian stonerlegends Fatso Jetson. On their latest album they collaborate with Peter te Bos (Claw Boys Claw) and sax-player Bertus Borgers!
Aloha Sluts (NL)
The hosts of tonight had a very succesfull 2018. Imagine a surf band on festival posters with big names as Descendents, Pennywise, Mummies, Dead Kennedys and more! 666% SURFABILLY! Imagine Link Wray & the Sonics had 3 little sons who started a surf band….
Back on popular demand! They tore up the Aloha Stage at the
first edition of Aloha Fest and left everybody breathless! Now they are back, with a new double album on the legendary US Wild Records. Swamp surf that will rock your sox off!
Grinding organs, guitars drenched in reverb, catchy tunes it seems like a trademark for surf bands from Gent, Belgium. Remember Fifty Foot Combo? Akulas sound like the angry little brother!
For the second year in a row, a Berlin band is opening Aloha Fest. A start of a new great tradition? Hicadoolas combine old school surf instrumentals with a female singer. They just released a new EP that got raving (international) reviews!
Here is a photo of the party during the Phantom Four gig last year:
Surf Zombies will be at Iowa Brewing Company playing 7-10 PM. We'll be ripping through songs from our 5 studio albums. Come and sample some Surf Zombies IPA. It's good for you! Iowa Brewing Company is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Wanted to say hi and let you know we are playing in Omaha at the Laka Lono Tiki Bar Thursday Sept. 6. Very cool surf and tiki themed venue with great drinks. Outrageous decor!
After a one year hiatus Milwaukee's premiere progressive surf rock band The Revomatics return to the stage at Danny Boone Fest in Milwaukee! Enjoy local fare while listening to live music. The Revomatics take the stage at 2 PM. DanDan, 360 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI. This is a free, all ages show!
The Stingrays are appearing at the beautiful Rose Theatre in Pasadena, opening for Venice on Friday, August 24.
Tickets are available online at roseconcerts.com
The Mermen are playing the 5th annual KROCK 97.3 107.9 FM fundraiser on 4-7-2018.
The event is at:
The Morro Bay Veterans' Hall
209 Surf St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Doors- 6pm PST
Bands & Artists on the bill:
It should be a beautiful weekend on the Central Coast of California. What better way to enjoy it, than to include the a healthy dose of psychedelic ocean stylings of the incredible Mermen?
THE TERRORSURFS are back with more sonic mayhem! The “savage suitar driven power surf twang” has now been expanded to a 4-piece with the addition of extra guitarist The Reverend Tonto, he make an unholy racket!! The twang is joyously abundant, power surf with killer riffs, forged with primeval DNA.
And you.. can actually see them at the album launch on Friday 23rd February at the crew in Nuneaton.
The purple splatter vinyl runs at an “audiophile” 45rpm for that full Zombiphonic Hi-Fi sound experience.
From the off, the boys are in pure surf territory with “Terrorsurfer”, the the surf/time continuum is almost ripped apart with mission control sound effects and even a theremin on “Kosmonauty” (watch the far out video) while “Bat Shit Crazy” is exactly that. “(I Wanna Get me Some Hot) Surf Burger” could be just a song about being hungry on a beach, but watch the animated video and make up your own mind! “Murph” moves into psychedelic surf territory, even utilising some backwards guitar, and “Terrorsurf Apocalypse”rounds it all off with an apocalyptic cinematic climax. Phew!!