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RIP Bob Bogle

June 18th, 2009 No comments

Just found out that Bob Bogle, the man who founded the Ventures and creating some of the greatest instrumental hits in American music, died this past Sunday evening.

Bob Bogle, Ventures’ guitarist, dead at age 75 (Seattle Times)

While there’s a minor, recurring debate among the surf community as to whether the Ventures “qualified” as a surf band, the effect of the Ventures on the tsunami wave of instrumental bands that reverbed their way through the sixties is undeniable – as is the influence they still hold on bands taking up the instro torch today.

A perfect testament to Bogle’s musical vision was the reaction of a landlocked crowd in Columbus, Ohio at our Peach District show two weeks ago;  Coming back into the second verse of our straight-ahead version of Walk Don’t Run, I remember looking up from the fretboard to see random pockets of people dancing throughout the crowd, smiling it up and having a great time.

Nearly fifty years on and his musical influence is still making heads nod.

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Good Times at Peach Fest!

June 7th, 2009 No comments

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out and surfed it up at the Peach District Festival!  We had a blast putting the Australosurfecus sound out there for the first time, and it was a great crowd to play for – lots of smiles and heads bobbing all around.

There are pictures floating around on several cameras – and even talk of a live recording of the performance – so check back for multimedia updates in the near future.  If you happen to have some pictures of the Surfecus in action you’d like to share, drop us an email and fire the pics our way.

Thanks to Zack and the rest of the Peach District crew for putting on the event and inviting us out to play, and here’s to hoping they have us back for a rockin’ PeachToberfest this fall!

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Set List posted for Peach Fest 2009!

June 5th, 2009 No comments

We’ve just posted the official Australo-set list for the Peach Fest show tonight.  Click on over to the Live Shows page and find out exactly what unexpectedness to expect!

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Australosurfecus – Live at Peach Fest 2009!

June 3rd, 2009 No comments

The Surfeci take the stage by reverberated storm on Friday, June 5th at the 2009 Peach District Festival.  Starting at 8:00 p.m. we’ll be playing a set on the King Avenue stage, right near the Dragonfly Cafe at 247 King Ave.  The festival is celebrating the rebirth of the Peach District neighborhood, which is tucked in between the Short North, Victorian Village and The Ohio State University.  Visit http://thepeachdistrict.wordpress.com/ and we’ll see you there on the 5th!

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