There is no better place than Southern California, the birthplace of surf music, to celebrate the genre with the 9th annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention. On Saturday, August 13, from noon til midnite, a gathering of members of www.surfguitar101.com, a website dedicated to surf guitar, will take over Alpine Village in Torrance.
Live bands include Crazy Aces, The Secret Samurai, Kelp, Tikiyaki, George Tomsco of The Fireballs, the reunion of the Space Cossacks, Italy’s Bradipos IV, Russia’s masters of horror Surf, The Messer Chups, and Dutch trailblazers The Phantom Four, featuring Surf music historian John Blair. There will also be prizes, a performance by original members of Surf Jam, and a tribute to The Original Surfaris (and their legendary “Wipeout” drummer Ronnie Wilson). Entry is $40 for adults 18 and older, and only $20 for teenagers. Kids 11 and under are free.