As part of International Surfing Day’s Web-a-thon, Surfrider Foundation, Transworld SURF and SME are putting together an amazing day of music. Check out some of the bands who will be joining us:
Hailing from Satellite Beach, FL, Le BLORR mix equal parts indie-rock and psychadelic riffs until they come together in a sound that is familiar and yet unique. We’re psyched to have Le BLORR as our official ISD Web-a-thon House Band!
Los Angeles based Nightmare Air is quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about bands in the indie scene. Tipped by KXLU as a band to watch, Nightmare Air made a big splash earlier this year at SXSW before embarking on tour in support of Sonic Youth’s Lee Renaldo.
Loud…brash… did we already say loud? This NYC art band has a devoted following, who they’ve built up over the last decade. Japanther has always been a band apart, running the gamut from performance art to punk rock and back again. Renown for their live shows, Japanther has made its name with unique performance situations, appearing alongside synchronized swimmers, atop the Williamsburg Bridge, with giant puppets, marionettes and shadow puppets, in the back of a moving truck in Soho, and at shows with giant dinosaurs and BMXers flying off the walls. With over 20 releases under their belt, Japanther are as prolific as they are loud.
Renown for his big wave heroics, Hawaiian surfer Makua Rothman has now dedicated himself to a new pursuit – his music. An accomplished ukelele player, Makua has been earnest working on his first album, which is set to release this summer.
Having inspired bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thelonius Monster and Jane’s Addiction, it could be argued that Fishbone may be one of alternative music’s most influential bands. After gaining interest from a new wave of fans after last year’s amazing documentary release “Everyday Sunshine” Fishbone have proven that even after 30 years, their infectious mix of punk, ska, rock and funk ensures their place as the world’s best party band remains unchallenged.
Follow us on Twitter for a chance to come see these bands in person on International Surfing Day, June 20th, 2012