Posts Tagged ‘Surf’

Mighty Surf Lords: www.myspace.com/themightysurflords – The guitar and bass player from the Mighty Surf Lords founded the Loving Hearts Club in Reno, NV and routinely organize meals for the homeless. The band and I felt it would be a tremendously good idea to do this on the East Coast and we expect both shows, one in New Haven and the second in Worcester, to be quite successful. Here is a recent article about the band and The Loving Hearts Club:

Nonprofit serves up full Father’s Day feast for Reno’s needy

Wednesday August 31, 2011
SURF FOR FOOD
The Mighty Surf Lords with special guests 9th Wave (www.9thwavesurf.com)
Cafe 9 ( cafenine.com )
250 State St.
New Haven, CT
Doors at 8:30 , show at 9 pm.
Cover $6 or $5 w/ non-perishable food donation
Show to benefit DESK, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen located in New Haven
www.downtowneveningsoupkitchen.com

Thursday September 1, 2011
SURF FOR FOOD
The Mighty Surf Lords with special guests Tsunami of Sound (www.tsunamiofsound.com) and Just added Thee Icepicks
Beatnik’s (www.beatniksbeyou.com)
433 Park Street
Worcester, MA
Doors at 8:30, show at 9 pm
Cover $6 or $5 with w/ non-perishable food donation
Show to benefit SHS, Strangers Helping Strangers located in Worcester
(https://sites.google.com/site/shstrangers/home)

DAIKAIJU PHASE 2 WAVE 3 – NEW POWER GENERATOR TOUR!!
ATTACKS Worcester on Thursday May 19th.

Worcester has never seen anything like this before!

Who is the Daikaiju??? Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure! Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special defense! (http://www.daikaiju.org/)

Tsunami of Sound plays Huge surf- inspired instrumentals that will make your head shake and your feet move.The music they create is inspired by the Ventures,Los Straitjackets,Link Wray,the Fathoms,Laika and the Cosmonauts. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tsunami-of-Sound/287511936488)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195569343820021

http://www.socialweb.net/Events/126323.lasso

 

 

Здравствуйте, мои друзья (Hello My Friends!)
As some of you may know, The Vivisectors  (http://www.myspace.com/gulagtunes) are making a return visit to the US in the first half of May 2011. Lena Antipova, The Vivisectors head honcho and I have booked a few shows that I wanted to let you know about so you can mark the dates on yer ‘droids, crackberries, iDoodads, and even maybe write down on those things we call calendars.

Thursday May 5, 2011 Geno’s Rock Club (http://www.facebook.com/genosrockclub) 625 Congress St. Portland, ME
w/ Thee Icepicks (www.myspace.com/surfbelowzero) and The Vampirates (http://www.myspace.com/vampirates)

Friday May 6 at 12:00 PM RUSSIAN ROCKS! radio show WMPG 90.9 & 104.1 FM (http://wmpg.org/)

Friday May 6, 2011 Beatniks  (www.beatniksbeyou.com) 433 Park Ave Worcester, MA Doors $5, 21+
w/ SPF-4 (http://www.spf-4.com/) This is the first time The Vivisectors have rocked in the Bay State. It will never be the same…and neither will you.

Saturday May 7 Knitting Factory Brooklyn (http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event-details/?tfly_event_id=35169)
Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents: Gary LucasGods & Monsters w/ the Vivisectors. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10.00 – $12.00

Wednesday May 11, 2011 Otto’s Shrunken Head (http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com/) 4-6pm *Rew & WhO?* (http://www.rewandwho.com/) ‘riZing starz & living legendz’  15 minutes of fame interviews watch LiVe… http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rew-who

Thursday May 12, 2011 Roxy & Dukes Rockabilly Roadhouse http://www.roxyanddukes.com/ 745 Bound Brook Rd Dunnellen, NJ 21+ and doors at 8:30 pm w/ Daikaiju (http://www.daikaiju.org/)

Friday May 13, 2011 Cafe Nine (http://www.cafenine.com/) 250 State Street New Haven , CT 21+ and doors at 8:30 pm
w/ the North Shore Troubadours (http://www.myspace.com/nstroubadours)

Saturday May 14, 2011 Charles Ave Cafe (http://www.charlesavecafe.com/) Marbles Mahoney Presents: The Happening 120 Woodbury Rd. Hicksville NY Doors $5, 21+ w/ Strange But Surf (http://www.myspace.com/strangebutsurf)

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Hicksville Train station for you city folk. Always the second Saturday of the month…. it’s a happenin’ scene!

We are getting excited for a Russian Invasion and I know you are too. If you have show, a stage, a venue and you would like to welcome The Vivisectors to your ‘burg please holla at yer girl at deb@bluestingraye.com and let’s do some surfin’, gulag-style! More details as we get them.

The Crustaceans – “Northeast Connecticut’s BEST Fathers and Kids Surf-Rock Instrumental Combo”
are playing The Babbs at Lake Congamond on Sunday Sept. 12th

Still looking for bands to benefit …
The committee overseeing the project would like to continue the music series through October. If you would care to donate your band and your time you will be compensated in beverages and the un-dieing gratitude of an all volunteer staff. The project organizers have begun to get sponsorship from local businesses and hope to be able to pay bands in the future, but for now this is an all volunteer project. If you would like to be part of saving history please contact me and let me know of your availability for a Sunday afternoon gig by the water.

Thread City’s Old’s Kool Chopper and Hot Rods
Franco-American Club
116 Club Road,Windham, CT

** People Choice for Best Bike and Rod** Nothing Newer than ’72 to be eligible for trophies!

3 bands: Ten Foot Polecats, 9th Wave and Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers

Vendors, Beer, Live Music and of course, a good time to be had by all for more info www.tobyslyme.com
VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!!

Price for Adults $10 donation Kids under 12 yrs. are Free
Vendors & Cars/Choppers for People Choice Competion – Same $10 entrance donation

**A portion of the proceeds go to benefit Victoria Valli, a local resident battling cancer. **

http://www.tenfootpolecats.com/
http://www.9thwavesurf.com/
http://www.seankershaw.com/
http://www.tobyslyme.com/

Saturday July 31 2010

Location:
The Zen Bar
Street:
317 Farmington Ave
City/Town:
Plainville, CT

Blue StingRaye Presents “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Tiki Party” – at The Zen Bar, Plainville CT
Live Music from The Aquatudes, Commercial Interruption and the Matt Rae Trio

3 bands, tiki drinks and two fistfuls of reverb!

There will be 3 local CT bands performing that evening – The Aquatudes (West Hartford), Commercial Interruption (Milford) and headlining will be The Matt Rae Trio (Norwalk). Matt Rae is often referred to as the “Master of the Telecaster” and his 3 solo CD’s have been given favorable reviews by Vintage Guitar and 20th Century Guitar magazines.

The doors are at 8:30 and the music kicks off at 9 pm. The Zen Bar has a large dance floor and great atmosphere. This will be THE Best party of the Summer and you don’t want to be left out. All for just $5!

My Promise to You: We believe that even if a person can’t get out too often, they should always plan to come to Blue StingRaye Production and have fun without having to take out a small loan. Blue StingRaye shows will always be affordable and have great entertainment value to appeal to the common man & woman, living on a budget.

http://www.aquatudes.com/
http://www.myspace.com/commercialinterruption
http://www.mattrae.com/
www.zenbarct.com/

See who is coming on FaceBook.

Mark Your Calendar

spf4-028This past Wednesday night I did something I rarely do anymore. I went out to a show on a school night! But this was a very special show, SPF-4 and Dai Kaiju at the Iron Horse in Northampton (NoHo as the locals call it). The Iron Horse has doubled in size since it’s beginning, but is quite an intimate venue with tables that press up against a good size stage. Being able to grab a front table makes you almost feel as though you are part of the performance as well, without actually getting in the way.

This was an early show with SPF-4 opening up the night shortly after 7 pm. What can I say about SPF-4 that I haven’t said before? This band is one of the few that has never had a line up change (hope I don’t jinx them) and it shows. They are tight, fun and feed off each others playing with an ease that comes only with time.  The band broke out a couple of tunes I hadn’t hear before like “Dano Island”, a tribute to Dano Clam. “The Bitter End” is a melancholy melody reminiscent of more than one relationship gone bad, but with a really good soundtrack. They closed with “Sea Sick”, very powerful metal surf song which was a good segway to Dai Kaiju. FYI, SPF-4 has a new CD that you should grab PDQ before they are gone and you are SOL.
Dai Kaiju was un-freakin’-believable. They are Kabuki Instro-Metal, a true theatrical performance from beginning to end. The musician get into character and attain an anonymity through the use of masks and face painting. daikaiju-001The guitar player, Secret Asian Man, makes love to the audience with every power chord and thrust of his guitar. The beating of two drummers and the pounding bass line grab your attention in a way the makes you gaze in amazement while being totally blown away by the music. One of the highlights  was “The Trouble With Those Mothra Girls” which starts slow and dreamy, Zappa-like, building to a divine wail and right into the next song. The band closes the show with the same, albiet destructive, power that they open with, drums and notes flying about the stage.

Dai Kaiju  has had a gig almost every month for two months straight. One of the hardest working surf bands, actually any band, on the indie music scene today.

Enjoy the photos and the video by Ted Theodore. A fine new addition to Blues Reviews.

SPF4 Photos
SPF4 – The Bitter End Video
Daikaiju photos
Daikaiju – The Trouble With Those Mothra Girls Video

Aloha, my lovelies! I remain your Blue StingRaye
Blue Stingraye Productions

Start Time:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 1:00am
Location:
The Zen Bar
Street:
317 Farmington Ave
City/Town:
Plainville, CT

Blue StingRaye Presents “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Tiki Party” – at The Zen Bar, Plainville CT

The Bands are Confirmed!

Live Music from :
The Aquatudes,
Commercial Interruption
and the Matt Rae Trio

3 bands, tiki drinks and two fistfuls of reverb! This will be THE Best party of the Summer and you don’t want to be left out. All for just $5!

My Promise to You: We believe that even if a person can’t get out too often, they should always plan to come to Blue StingRaye Production and have fun without having to take out a small loan. Blue StingRaye shows will always be affordable and have great entertainment value to appeal to the common man & woman, living on a budget.

See who is coming on FaceBook.

SAVE~THE~DATE

Saturday July 31 2010

Blue StingRaye Presents “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Tiki Party” – at The Zen Bar, Plainville CT

4 bands, tiki drinks and two fistfuls of reverb! This will be THE Best party of the Summer and you don’t want to be left out. Details coming soon .

Surf Bands in CT area please contact Blue StingRaye for booking information

The Zen Bar

317 Farmington Ave
Plainville, CT 06062

(860) 747-8886
www.zenbarct.com

Vivisectors @ Otto’s_3048

Concert Review: The Vivisectors at Otto’s, NYC 3/26/10

“The band loves their dark, menacing chromatic riffs, doing them surf-style along with a couple of rockabillyish numbers, two bouncy go-go tunes and a song that sounded like either Blue Oyster Cult covering Link Wray, or Link Wray attempting a boogie.”

“They did a slow version of Misirlou that was as original – in both senses of the word – as the one that Magges does; their version of Pipeline was amped with a casually ferocious tremolo-picked jam on the second verse. But their originals were the best. Some wouldn’t have been out of place in early Black Sabbath if they’d been slower, others fluctuating eerily between minor and major. The band led by their US booking agent, Deb Noble of Blue Stingraye Productions, and her enthusiasm was contagious: hopefully the band will be back for another tour at some point.”

Go to Lucid Culture for the full review.