Tag Archives: surf rock

MATT SMITH’S CHOP SHOP – Live! At Strange Brew

January 12, 2021

6 String Ranch 2020 Texan six-stringer goes back to the future to uncover gems for all-time delight. “Chop Shop” might be the title of Matt Smith’s guitar instructional book – but it also was a name of one of his … Continue reading

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STEINAR KARLSEN – Destination Venus

July 8, 2020

Orangutwang 2020 Norwegian guitarist sets on a journey to a neighboring planet to locate the perfect vibe in this part of the Solar system. It’s not difficult to explain Scandinavian musicians’ obsession with surf rock – the sea is near … Continue reading

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THE SUPERTONES – Unknown And Other Hits From Outer Space

October 27, 2019

The Supertones 2019 Riding the waves, instrumental quartet go for interstellar overdrive and land on Brooklyn. Even though neither Upper nor Gravesend Bay feels very conducive to surfing, this band couldn’t care less because New York cool is what’s supposed … Continue reading

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ELDANKA – Rusty Treasures

August 31, 2019

Eldanka Music 2018 On the crest of a wave again, Suomi foursome serve up a surf-rock classic. Although Finland has its fair share of high tides, it’s hard to imagine anyone hanging ten in the Baltic, but this band couldn’t … Continue reading

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KEPA HÄRKÖNEN – Spicy Tales & Spacey Tones

August 10, 2019

Ramasound 2018 Sturm und Drang or surf and twang: Suomi guitar-slinger lets his tune loose and gets away with it. After almost four decades of laying down incendiary rhythm-and-blues with WRISTSHAKERS, Kepa Härkönen decided to strike on his own and … Continue reading

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