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Hey Australians! Manly Festival of Surfing Starts Today!

I’m thinking this post will be “today” in Australia, but the Manly Festival starts tomorrow for those of us in the U.S. The is the debut of this surfing festival, which is actually not a music festival, but an actual surfing festival.  However, surfer or not, the...

What is Surf Music?

Sometimes when listening to a band, I wonder if it qualifies as “surf music.” So we’re going to try and answer the question of “what is surf music” here. We’ll start with a look from ye old Wikipedia for a definition: Surf music is a genre of popular music associated...

“Walk Don’t Run” Covers

The Ventures are one of the classic surf bands, and “Walk Don’t Run” is one of the most classic surf songs.  Because of the lasting popularity of the song, it’s one that’s been covered numerous times. Below are a few covers of “Walk Don’t Run” that I found worth a...

The Vanduras – Surf Rock Takes Some Tranquilizers

The band of the week is a great group called the Vanduras. It reminds me of Vandelay Industries, so that’s already a good start. The only album the Vanduras appear to have released was 2002′s In The Dark. The music is composed and most instruments played by father...

Dick Dale Tour Dates

  With shows starting tonight, there’s a new set of tour dates for Dick Dale. He’ll be performing with his son Jimmy, who I believe plays drums. Here are the dates: August 26, 2009 (Wednesday)  – Stephen Talkhouse  – Amagansett, NY. August 27, 2009 (Thursday) ...

Quentin Tarantino & Surf Music

A lot of credit is given to Quentin Tarantino for reviving interest in surf music. With the release of Pulp Fiction, one of my favorite movies, the soundtrack was a big seller and full of surf music. The album included songs by Dick Dale, the Lively Ones, the...

Popular Surf Guitars

What guitars do popular surf rock bands play? Several come to mind – Fender Stratocasters, Jazzmasters and Jaguars, Mosrites, and Danelectros.  Not only do they usually have a certain sound, but they also have a certain look.  You don’t see a lot of Flying Vs in surf...

DiPinto Galaxie 4 Surf Guitars – Now Extra Sparkly

The Traditional surf guitars, like a surf green Fender Stratocaster or Jazzmaster, are no doubt cool, but they are definitely not the only option for surf bands today. DiPinto, a smaller builder of lots of cool electric guitars and basses, has one of these modern surf...

Daikaiju – Japanese Monster-Battling Surf Music

I definitely wanted to post about Daikaiju based on their personality alone. “Daikaiju” name means “giant monster” in Japanese. Sticking with the Japanese theme, they wear kabuki masks on stage, which looks both cool and alien live. As well, song names often reflect...

Clarkston Surf Festival

The 4th annual Clarkston Surf Fest was this weekend near Atlanta, Georgia. I wish we had heard about this earlier to post it beforehand, but we can hopefully have a heads up on next year’s. Here’s the bands that played: Penetrators Daikaiju StratoGeezer Necronomikids...

Surf Band of the Week: The Professors

The Professors are a San Diego surf/other stuff band. Here’s their wesite. They’ve got some songs on their MySpace page which I enjoyed, a little more than the tracks off their album. One cool aspect to their music is the prominent saxophone – like listening to...

Los Straitjackets Surf Band & Popular Surf Albums

Los Straitjackets have a new album out, “The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets'. It’s their 12th studio album, and apparently it’s a straightforward classic surf album. First, the cool stuff. It’s got a great album cover.  It looks like they are battling some...

Jesus Christ Surferstar Album!

So, if your favorite musical genre is religious surf music, you finally have an album to buy. I can’t believe this is an album, but here it is – Jesus Christ Surferstar. At first I figured it was just a funny name for a surf album, but it’s actually a surf version of...

Surf Llama’s Best Surf Guitar Songs

I thought it would be cool if people listed their favorite surf rock songs. Here’s my list of instrumental surf songs. I’ll update it as it changes – unless I forget. Misirlou (performed by Dick Dale) Pipeline (performed by The Chantays) Bustin’ Surfboards (performed...

Los Cuchillos: Awesome Surf Band from Costa Rica

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: Los Cuchillos. You’ve probably never heard of these guys, but you need to go listen to them right now. Their name first struck me as awesome (Los Cuchillos is spanish for The Knives), and then the music floored me. It’s awesome....