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CREATURES FEST 2
A benefit for research on fighting Huntington’s disease in honor of late Creatures of the Golden Dawn pointman Mark Smith.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 6:00pm in EDT
Upper Saucon Social Quarters
4900 Lanark Road
Center Valley, PA
Headlining will be THE GRIP WEEDS! out of NJ on Wicked Cool and Rainbow Quartz Records
THE IMPROBABLES – 5 blocks from the boardwalk in AC
CONSOLIDATED FUZZ – the last version of the Creatures
CROP CIRCLE – Kutztown psychcowpokes
ULTRA KINGS – the southpaw rockabilly stalwarts, with a right hook of surf
ALVIS TROXELL – acoustic brotherhood
This will be the same weekend as the Allentown Record Convention
Admission will be on a sliding scale of $10-$15-$20
Food will be available for purchase until 9pm
There will be a silent auction taking place. Please get in touch if you wish to donate for the auction. Musically and culturally-related items only please.
On Wednesday, January 9, Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph will be broadcasting his first live Over Under Sideways Down show from the new LuxuriaMusic.com studio after an almost two-month break while the LuxuriaMusic studio was in the process of moving. The station went back on the Internet last Satuday and all the local Los Angeles DJs will be back on their live shifts. Tune in!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.,
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Summer really is a state of mind, especially during the cold months in Southern California. Nothing can prove it more than the right live musical soundtrack. For many fans the world over, this soundtrack is Surf Music, the instrumental genre created in the early 60.s by legendary bands such as The Belairs and Eddie & The Showmen. Helping to keep this instro torch alive and well are the members of the online forum SurfGuitar101.com, who have put together some of the most significant live Surf Music events in recent years. The 2nd annual Winter Surf Fest will continue along these lines, featuring an entire day of the reverb-drenched goodness, complete with rare tribute and reunion performances, and the US public debut screening of the new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies. This special Sunday event coincides with one of the most important music weekends in Southern California that includes Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek Festival and the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, and the So Cal World Guitar Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
2nd Annual Winter Surf Fest Highlights:
–A very special US public debut screening of the brand-new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies at 10AM, with the filmmakers present. DVDs of the film will be available for purchase.
–A tribute performance by John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders), Dick Dodd (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, The Standells), Jim Frias (The Nocturnes) with High Tide, to the great Surf Guitar pioneer Eddie Bertrand (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen), who recently passed away
–A Rare Belairs reunion performance featuring original members Paul Johnson, Dick Dodd, and Jimmy Roberts with special guests
–A rare Southern California performance by modern Bay Area Surf masters The TomorrowMen
–A performance by Surf/Garage/Frat band extraordinaire The Volcanics
–A performance by San Pedro traditional surf maestros The Riptides
–A performance by Southern California 60s tribute band Banned From the Beach
Contact: Jeff “Bigtikidude” Hanson
Saturday, September 24 at 9:00pm – 2 am
Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill
6122 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Celebrate The Bullet’s eighth anniversary in style with vintage soul, garage and freakbeat 45s. NO COVER ALL NIGHT and 100% non stop dancing with Bullet DJs Dan Electro, Soulshaker, Jason Pandora, Dr Ray, Ladybug and Lee Joseph + special guests!
– Huge dancefloor
– Booth seating
– lighting fx show
– 60s video projections
– Outside smoking/drinking area
– FREE PARKING
– Food Served til 1030pm
– $4 Stellas and $5 Jack n Cokes til 10:30 pm
Robert Plant saw The Creepy Creeps perform and loved ’em. OK so we know a lot of garage and punk fans don’t like Zep but no matter what you think of his old band, he does have pretty good taste in music – – thus he asked the legendary Creepy Creeps to open two Southern California shows for him – and here they are:
The Creepy Creeps are currently working on a new 45 which should be out in time for Tiki Oasis 11!
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
at the legendary Paramount Ballroom,
2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., East Los Angeles, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The musical lineup includes The Premiers (“Farmer John”), Mark & the Escorts (“Get Your Baby”), Chan Romero and Eastside Revue (“Hippy Hippy Shake”), The Jags (with members of The Jaguars), The Salas Brothers, The Heartbreakers (“Cradle Rock”), Mickey Lespron of El Chicano, Ronnie Duran of Ronnie & the Casuals, Mike Rincon of The Blendells, The Storytellers, Easy Company, and The In Crowd.
The $10 donation will go to the families of Frank Zuniga, original bassist of The Premiers, and Annie Perez, the wife of lead guitarist of The Premiers, Lawrence Perez. Frank Zuniga and Annie Perez passed away in December 2010.
In November of 1983 while managing the Roads to Moscow record store in Tucson, AZ., I released a 45 by my then band Yard Trauma. “Some People” b/w “No Conclusions,” written by my bandmate and lead singer Joe Dodge, with nifty op-art graphics by our pal Jonathan L, then editor of Tucson’s Newsreal Magazine, became the first release on Dionysus Records. It took a year and a half and a move to Southern California for the first full-length LP releases to appear on the label thus 1985 has always been referred to as the label’s start date. However, this single is where it really started. “Some People” was also released in 1984 on the Voxx/Bomp compilation “Battle of the Garages Vol II”
In its 27th year, the Dionysus Records will forge ahead with “Meet Redondo Beat,” a full-length album by Germany’s pop-rock trio Redondo Beat in January of 2011, “Easy,” the second release by Latin Jazz exotics Orchestra Superstring featuring X’s DJ Bonebrake on vibes in February of 2011, country and roots combo Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers‘ “Live from Austin, Texas,” their third full-length release in March of 2011 and another yet-to-be-announced title or two. For the first time since 1994 I may release a couple of records by bands I play in! Several out of print titles such as The Dils “Dils, Dils Dils” and Gexa X’s “You Goddamn Kids” plus many others will be repressed on vinyl with free digital download codes as well.
Thanks for your continued support. Love to you all!