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Showing posts with label surf rock. Show all posts

01 June 2021

The Turbosonics rise from quarantine to perform a limited engagement event !!

4 PM
Saturday June 12

--- Free to Enter ---

Millvale, PA



 

11 March 2020

SURF ROCK SUMMIT III


The Surf Rock Summit returns for a third time! Once again we've got three Pittsburgh bands giving it up to the great surf sounds of the past *and* the future. We've got The Turbosonics, The Killifish, and the Hi-Frequencies, rocking out from 8 pm on. $10 cover charge. Come on toast the first full day of Spring! Surf's not far away!

In the headlining slot is The Turbosonics, a trio that has been rocking out on classic surf tunes and distinctive originals in Pittsburgh for over 10 years. They are regulars in local venues and are often seen on the road, from Ohio to New York.

Second on the bill is The Killifish, a trio of highly active local musicians, including Jeff Berman (of Appalasia and Blink, among many others) on drums, Daryl Shawn (known as a frequently-appearing solo artist) on guitar, and 6-string bassist Hollis Greathouse. They add a sophisticated sense of improvisation and interplay to their original music.

Kicking off the evening is the return of the Hi-Frequencies, who put out their first recording back in 1999. They nail the early 60's sound with their own original twist.

11 December 2016

Surfin' Christmas - Saturday Dec. 17

Stop in to Nied's Hotel for some rippin' surf, turbo-gospel and rock-a-billy rhythms!

The Turbosonics are joined by Mr. Slim Forsythe for some holiday fun.  See you there!
Here's a snippet from the recent Nied's Hotel Christmas Party:

26 April 2016

Nied's Hotel - Outdoor Amphitheatre

Welcome summertime! 
See you at the outdoor concert series at Nied's Hotel !!!!
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31 January 2016

The Turbosonics present: "Electric Slim"

February 20 is going to be HOT at Moondog's!  
Slim Forsythe will be cranking up the new electric guitar for some riffin' and jivin'
with Pittsburgh's premier surf-rock trio - The Turbosonics!!!


06 September 2015

CD's On Sale Here!

'Tres Gatos Suave' Compact Disk On Sale

Physical CD's are now available!  Order your CD copy of 'Tres Gatos Suave' Today!   



Digital downloads also available on the Turbosonics Bandcamp Page.

24 April 2015

Recording Session

Hi folks!  Rest assured, we have been continuing to work on our upcoming CD.  Saturday April 18, Timmy drove over to pick up Jason in the Miata.  It was a beautiful day for drive with the top down.  Only problem was there's no room for a guitar in the 2-seater sports car!  So we had to get creative and strap the ol' Modena on top the back of the car and let 'er rip!


Timmy, Jason and the guitar made it safetly to Harriet's basement (aka Club Laundrie) where we proceeded to lay down the raw tracks for the new disk.  Stay tuned for more information and updates! 

Peace, Brothers and Sisters!
The Turbosonics

23 October 2014

Stones vs. Beatles at Cattivo!

(Beatles Win!  Ha, ha...jk)


The Turbosonics once again team up with local country crooner, Slim Forsythe, for an evening of retro-rock fun.  This time the Turbo-trio and Forsythe hit the stage at Cattivo in Lawrenceville on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 9 PM. 

Curated by DJ Zombo, the night's entertainment features songs by the Beatles on the first-floor stage, and the Rolling Stones on the basement stage.   Be sure to come out and see several guest musicians delve into the past for some great renditions of classic tunes.  See you there!!!

 

09 September 2014

Live - WDVE Performance

If you missed The Turbosonics live performance on WDVE last Friday don't fret!  Listen to a recording of the brief inteview and introduction of the new song, "Sand Devil" right here:



The Turbosonics are working on a brand new full-length album that will feature "Sand Devil" and other finely crafted surf originals, set to be released in the spring of 2015.  Stay tuned for more details.
CHEERS!
 

06 August 2014

Steeltown Shakedown and WDVE

The Turbosonics once again return to the Steeltown Shakedown at the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In, on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  It is their sixth year in a row playing this event, and it's gotten better every year.  This year The Turbosonics are sharing the bill with local honky-tonk rockers, Mickey and the Snake Oil Boys.



And just to be sure to get the word out to everyone, the Turbosonics are returning to the 102.5 WDVE studios to perform live on the Morning Coffeehouse.  The Coffeehouse is a local music spotlight every Friday morning just after 9 am.  Tune in on Friday September 5, 2014 at 9:00 am to hear the Turbosonics blast the airwaves with an original surf-rock sizzler.

 

19 June 2014

Deutschtown Music Festival

The Turbosonics play outdoors at the 2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival !!!
Saturday July 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm on the Park Stage (Allegheny Commons East)
Bring a blanket and cooler and get ready to rock !
 
Check the full schedule of events here, and read more about it below...
 


"More bands, more venue, more buzz" at this year’s Deutschtown Music Festival

July 12, 2014 will mark the second annual free Deutschtown Music Festival. Building upon the immense success of last year’s event, the full-day festival will showcase more than 80 bands in at least eight outdoor and indoor venues, starting at 11 a.m. and ending late that night. There will be a wide variety of music styles, including jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, German, and electronic. The daytime portion is designed to be a family-friendly event, with numerous food trucks, a flea market, and other activities to supplement the music. Throughout the day and night, a free shuttle with several stops in the Northside and Northshore will be available to the 3-5,000 people that are expected to attend.

The festival was conceived by neighborhood advocate Cody Walters. When asked about this year’s event, he said, "2,500 people discovered new music and our awesome neighborhood at last year’s festival. This year, we’re expecting double that number. We have more bands, more venues, more buzz. It’ll be a great time, guaranteed."

Participating venues include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Artists Image Resource, Bistro Catering Co., Park House, Penn Brewery, Verdetto’s, Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, Peanutz, Key West, Wigle Whiskey Barrel House, and 2 outdoor stages, one on Foreland Street and one in Allegheny Commons Park along Cedar and Suismon Avenues. This year’s performers include 3TG, Charm & Chain, Working Breed, Apostles of Cool, Slim Forsythe & his New Payday Loners, The Turbosonics, Fourth River Revival, Olympus Mons, The Pressure, 28 North, Grand Piano, The Harlan Twins, D.o.B. with Sirkus Days Fire Troop, Roger Harvey and The Wild Life, Household Stories, Sun Ray Shining Light, Meeting of Important People, Brewer’s Row, Crystal Lee Morgan, Devin Moses, Willis Tree, Paul Luc, Micah Nagel, Dan Pritchard, Skye Steele, Nameless in August, Shade, AndrĂ© Costello and The Cool Minors, The Black Six, The FED, Shelf Life, The Hawkeyes, Big Gypsy, Chet Vincent and The Big Bend, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Faithful Sinners, Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music, The Mobros, Triggers, The Red Western, Wizard Bomb, Street Pigeons, Josh Hill Band, Paddy the Wanderer, Adadsdad, Don Strange & The Doosh Bears, Yinzide Out, The Wire Riots, City Steps, Neighbours, The Chad Sipes Stereo, Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo, The Wreckids, City Dwelling Nature Seekers, We Came From Space, Misaligned Mind, Weird Paul Rock Band, Mark Strickland Trio, Roger Humphries and RH Factor, Salsamba featuring Kenia, Reggie Watkins, John C. Hall, Roby Edwards and New Direction, Dave Throckmorton, Thomas Wendt, Howie Alexander, Brett Williams, Poogie Bell, Tony DePaolis, Chris Parker Trio, Arnold Stagger, Brian Edwards, Ken Karsh, Ian Gordon, Paul Thompson, Locks and Dams, The Flow Band, HollyHood, Kill or Be Killed, Vaig, Statement Records, Sneaky Mike, Hail Mary, Gypsy and His Band of Ghosts, Nox Boys, Coastal Remedy, and The Wiley Coyotes. Stage curations provided by Touchfaster and Eleven Fifty Six.

More information can also be found online at www.deutschtownmusicfestival.org or www.facebook.com/deutschtownmusicfestival.

09 May 2014

Spring RANT - 2014

The next Turbosonics event will give you an opportunity to see 10 Exciting local bands in one place.  The Spring RANT will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014 at Cattivo in Lawrenceville.

There will be quite a mix of musical styles!  Come on down and have a good time with the Turbosonics!  This event is sponsored in part by Yuengling Beer - Cheers!

03 April 2014

Two chances to see Pittsburgh's Best Surf Rock!
 
FIRST: APRIL 5, 2014
OAKMONT TAVERN
$3, DOORS 9 PM

 
SECOND: APRIL 19, 2014
CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL AND LIBRARY, CARNEGIE, PA
$20, DOORS 6 PM
PROCEEDS BENEFIT CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND MUSIC HALL

04 February 2014

Wild Kindness Reviews the Surfin' Christmas Show

So a few days before Christmas the Turbosonics played the annual Surfin' Christmas Show at Nied's Hotel in Lawrenceville.  It was quite a show!  This year the show was filled with Beatles tunes - even a very early Beatles surf-rock song, Cry For a Shadow, penned by George and John.  We always enjoy playing with our good friend, Slim Forsythe.  Good ol' Slim is turning out to be quite the local celebrity.  Here's a recap of the event as reviewed by Ben Soltesz at local Pittsburgh record label, Wild Kindness Records.  Thanks Ben and thanks to everyone who made the night so great!
 
http://wildkindness.com/news/13943041/soltesz5
 
 

15 January 2014

10 January 2014

World of Wheels - Autorama - Pitsburgh 2014

aka Cavalcade of Customs


The Turbosonics will once again grace the stage at Pittsburgh's annual WORLD OF WHEELS car show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.   The music starts at 6:30 pm, Friday, January 24. 
That's right FRIDAY - Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm !!!  Don't miss it !!

You can purchase tickets here.

Check out details on Facebook.

You'll be sure to meet some of your friends from the Pittsburgh Raceway at the World of Wheels.  You can also get your picture taken with these fine looking fellows:


See you there!

21 December 2013

Slim Forsythe and The Turbosonics celebrate the Holidays!

Here's a clip from last night's Beatles Tribute show at Nied's Hotel with Slim Forsythe.
The Turbosonics and Slim did their best impression of four fab lads from Liverpool.
It was standing room only and it was quite a show!


23 October 2013

Surf Guitar 101

Hey all you Surf Rock fans out there!  Do yourselves a favor and check out the Surf Guitar101 website.  There's wealth of surf guitar information, tour dates, discussions and other cool stuff from people just like you who love surf music.  click here: Surf Guitar 101


Cheers and Cowabunga!

-The Turbosonics