The 9th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention Comes to Alpine Village this Saturday

surf guitar 101There 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, 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.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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