Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Southern Surf Stomp! presents The Delusionaires (FL), Vacations, The Cherry Bomb, and The Fringe Factory DJs

The Delusionaires - Imagine yourself in a smoky lounge which time has forgotten and whose patrons have been there since anyone remembered.  An old jukebox is playing some old country or R&B tune to which an old couple dances, and a few men sit at a bar sipping their whiskeys and High Life's in silence.  A band sets up in the corner where no one seems to notice.  Soon they begin playing and folks begin filtering in as the night progresses and before you know it people are gyrating, debauch commences and the night blurs into the next day.  The band in question...The Delusionaires.  Equal parts raunchy surf and sleazy, sax driven R&B, the group provides the soundtrack to curvy, dancing go-go girls in pasties.

Athens, Georgia's Vacations are newcomers in the Southern surf scene.  The trio's style varies, ranging from gritty garage instrumentals to cinematic numbers that create a moody vibe.

The Cherry Bomb worships at the alter of Joan Jett as well as all things rock 'n' roll, and front-woman Amy Arnold is her prophet, channeling Jett with unmatched energy and power.  I first heard the band when The Mystery Men? played with them at Hollyfest 2014 and I was enamored, so much in fact that when it came to needing a voice for Kill, Baby...Kill!'s cover of The Causey Way's "Commandments" for their latest single, she was my first and only suggestion and boy did she deliver!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hightlights from Southern Surf Stomp! on November 22, 2014.

Eric "the talent" Balint (percussion), Jeffrey Bützer (guitar), Sean Zearfoss (drums) from Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters

Jeffrey on piano

Eric and Chad Shivers (guitar) of the Bicycle Eaters

Cassi Costoulas of the Bicycle Eaters

Matt Steadman (bass) of the Bicycle Eaters

Stacey Fenner (bass) and Tom Coates (drums) from the AmpFibians

Dave Davies from the AmpFibians

Ivan Pongracic

Sean Zearfoss (drums), Chad Shivers (guitar), Jay Wallace (bass) backing Ivan

Dan McNeill (aka Jet Powers, acoustic guitar) and Stix Stechkin (drums, from the Penetrators, not shown) joining us for "Southern Surf Syndicate Theme" during our mini-Penetrators set.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Southern Surf Stompcast, episode 4

Our fourth episode features a couple of sets to get you into the holiday spirit, including a couple of live acoustic tunes from December's Southern Surf Stomp headliner, Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights.

Cutback - "The Liquidator",
Cutback - "Atlantico",
The Aqualads - "Snake Eyes",
El Capitan and the Band With No Name - "Across the Plateau",
The Explorers Club - "Forever",
The Fat Man and Team Fat - "Get Back On The Road",
Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights - "Christmas Day" (The Beach Boys),
Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights - "Sleigh Ride" (The Ventures),
Caroline and the Ramblers - "Mr. Teardrop",
Los Straitjackets - "Here Comes Santa Claus",
The Space Cossacks - "Christmas Island",
The Boss Jaguars! - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel",
The Royal Pendletons - "Hot Rod Dissertation",
Sex Wax - "A Little Something For Us Temponauts (live)",
Gravitron - "Stylophone",
The Beech Benders - "Rock 'n' Tug",
King Pelican - "Morocco",
Booker T & The MG's - "Lets Go".

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