4th Annual Surfin Smorgasboard
Headlining the Smorgasboard is Mr. Martin Cilia, the lead guitarist for Australia's legendary Atlantics. The Atlantics produced a string of hard hitting surf instrumentals at the beginning of their career in the early 60s, which brought them world wide attention. The band reformed a decade ago and picked up where they left off, releasing bone crunching surf music, with Cilia as the leader and song writer. Martin is now on a tour of the USA, playing the music of The Atlantics and his own solo work.
Martin Cilia plays "Bombora" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCYnsd5Qt8A
From Austin, Texas comes 3 Balls of Fire, led by flamenco trained guitarist "Burnin'" Mike Vernon. The Balls have released 8 albums of rootsy instrumentals influenced by surf, 60s pop psychedelia, fuzz, and border canciones, all boiled to a thick stew in the pressure cooker that is the Austin music scene the weak stuff just doesn't play there. 3 Balls of Fire are touring to support their newest album, "Somewhere On The Deep Blue Pacific" on Deep Eddy Records.
3 Balls of Fire play "Switchblade"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsIVFTSRfbo
Trivalve: Far enough from the water to keeps circuits dry, yet close enough to take in the splendor of the Pacific, Trivalve emerges from the garden isle of Alameda in the S.F. Bay with a mix of instrumental surf tunes that draw from diverse influences: fab four, bebop, kung fu, cold war, italian pop, and Ludwig acrylics. Performing since 2009, Trivalve adds reverb-soaked embellishment to round out a distinctively Californian modern-retro sound.
Trivalve perform "White Wedding"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X97DQHxZoSs
The Surfin' Smorgasbord is co-presented by KFJC 89.7FM, a station with a 30 year commitment to keeping the surf sound alive on Bay Area radio. DJ Cousin Mary's "Reverb Hour" can be heard weekly on Saturday nights at 7PM.www.kfjc.org
Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge (View)
1304 Lincoln Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|