Sunday, November 30, 2014

Southern Surf Stomp! presents Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights, Caroline and the Ramblers, and The Fringe Factory DJ's

This year marks the fifth year my group Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights has performed the Ventures Christmas Album, and the second for the Beach Boys Christmas Album.  Historically the show has been held at the Earl in Atlanta but we are extremely excited to bring it to the Southern Surf Stomp at Kavarna this year.  This has become a special event for all of us and we look forward to it all year long.  Of course we will be joined by our Jingle Belle dancers as well.

The Silent Knights are:
Chad Shivers (MOONBASE, The Mystery Men?, Bicycle Eaters) - lead guitar, vocals
"Little Saint" Nick Bazemore - lead vocals, guitar
David Northrip (the Fugitives) - vocals, guitar
Eric "The Talent" Balint (MOONBASE, Bicycle Eaters) - bells, percussion, keys
Matt Steadman - bass guitar
Sonny Harding (MOONBASE) - drums

The Jingle Belle dancers are Jessica Shivers (aka "Cherry") and Morgan "Mo" Bazemore.

Check out last year's performance:

Caroline and the Ramblers is Atlanta's best roots group specializing in rockabilly, country, early rock 'n' roll, and blues.  Caroline commands audiences with her powerful voice, is a staple in Atlanta's music community, and is a HUGE supporter of surf music having even performed at Douglasville Surf Fest.  Her backing band The Ramblers are all seasoned veterans and wildly talented instrumentalists.  Together they write absolutely wonderful songs and really know how to put on a great show.

Also joining the show will be the Fringe Factory DJ's, which spin the best in garage, punk, psych, soul, and wild rock 'n' roll.  The trio of Vikki Vaden, Glynis Ward, and Richard Whig really do it all from radio, live performance, as well as even hosting their own shows.  Up until recently they could be heard on AM1690 Atlanta and are currently on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban Wednesdays at 8pm.

The Knights will be also be performing several other dates around the Southeast:
*12/5 - Charleston, SC at the Tin Roof w/ Silver Bells. 9pm, $5, 21+.
*12/6 - Savannah, GA at the Wormhole. 10pm, more info at
12/18 - Marietta, GA at the Strand w/ Jeffrey Bützer/T.T. Mahony's Charlie Brown Christmas tribute, Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters. 8pm, $15, all ages.
12/19 - Anniston, AL at the Crimson Tiger w/ Kill, Baby...Kill! and many more.  8pm, $5, 21+.
12/20 - Birmingham, AL at the Syndicate Lounge w/ The Original Shake Charmers. 9pm, $10, all ages.

* with Sean Zearfoss (Small Reactions) on drums


Friday, November 14, 2014

Highlights from Southern Surf Stomp! on October 18, 2014

The Fugitives

David Northrip

A little Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk" setting the mood.

The Wheel Knockers.  Look, a unicorn!

Dan McNeil aka Jet Powers

The Disasternauts

Jay Wallace (of The Mystery Men?) as a Disasternaut.

Dan getting in on the fun.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Southern Surf Stompcast, episode 3

Our third episode features not one, but two interviews with Ohio's The AmpFibians and Ivan Pongracic of The Madeira and The Space Cossacks.

Crazy Aces - "Temple of Cool"
The Del-Vipers - "Tecate Run"
Kill, Baby...Kill! - "Commandments"
Link Wray - "Hotel Loneliness"
Family Dollar Pharaohs - "Oasis"
Killer Filler - "The Bailiff"
The AmpFibians - "Theme from the AmpFibian"
The AmpFibians - "Under my Thumb"
St. John and the Cardinals - "The Rise"
The Penetrators - "Redlined"
Impala - "Rope of Sand"
The Space Cossacks - "The Apes of Wrath"
The Madeira - "The Saracen"
Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters - "Dissimilar to Locusts"
The Mariners - "Hell Hole"
The Broken Spokes - "Overture: Wanted Man"

Intro and outro music, "Southern Surf Syndicate Theme", provided by The Penetrators.