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Today marks the 22nd Anniversary of Sublime’s self-titled album

Monday, July 30th, 2018

This day in 1996, Sublime released their self-titled Album. Sublime became a huge success, staying on the charts for over a year and a half and going 5x Platinum. Beyond that, tracks like “Santeria” “What I Got” “Doin’ Time” and many more off the album have become iconic songs, and are still played today!

SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra ‘s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Excited to announce SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour. Tickets are on sale NOW! Click HERE for tour dates and info

Check out Beat Root Revival’s new music video for “Up”

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Beat Root Revival has been making serious headway in Austin, TX music scene. Playing shows at least four days a week, but this week, they have something new in store for us… A brand new original song featured – check out the gorgeous and inspiring new video ‘Up’ here!

 

30 years of SUBLIME!

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
This month 30 years ago, Brad, Eric and Bud played their first show together and Sublime was born!
We’re celebrating 30 years of the band all month long and looking for ” all the love we’ve found” over the years with stories and memories from the fans – share on Instagram by using #Sublime30th for it to be collected on the site.
Check out in the new merch here!

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot Summer Tour Comes To A Close

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! summer tour wrapped up yesterday at the Lowell Summer Music Series. Brian started the tour in Santa Ynez, CA on June 1st and has rocked the stages in places like Sacramento, Napa, Austin, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charleston and Atlantic City. A huge thank you goes out to all the fans for making this tour great!

 

Scott Seine Promoted To President of Surfdog Inc. & Dave Kaplan Management

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Surfdog, Inc./Dave Kaplan Management announced that Scott Seine has been promoted to President of the Encinitas, California-based company.

Seine, who for the past seven years has served as Executive VP/General Manager of both Surfdog and DKM, has presided over the most successful years in the company’s 33-year history, overseeing several top-charting releases and significant campaigns by artists including Glen Campbell, Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Sublime and others.

“Scott is one of those fairy-tale work stories, coming to Surfdog/DKM 16 years ago as the lowest-level intern and rising all the way up to become president of the company,” said Dave Kaplan, Owner/Founder of Surfdog/DKM. “He has it all-great music instincts, relates amazingly with artists, good soul, busts his butt, and sincerely wants to excel for the clients. He now might be a better surfer than me too (but I said might be)!”

“I’m honored to be a part of such a great and passionate team, under Dave’s invaluable mentorship,” added Seine. “I’ve always had an insatiable thirst for music, so it’s a privilege and dream to live that in a career and to work with our amazing artists.  All while next to a cool ocean breeze!”

In his new role as president, Seine will now oversee all staff, business strategy, and company initiatives for the label and management company.

Sublime’s debut album, 40oz. to freedom turns 26!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

In June 1992, Sublime dropped 40 oz. to freedom. 26 years later we’re still jamming to it and seeing Opie’s classic sun everywhere. Keep on spreading the love!

36 years ago today, Stray Cats released Built For Speed!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
On this day back in 1982, Stray Cats released the band’s first American album, Built For Speed!

Conan O’ Brien talks about his favorite moments on the show and one of them is with Brian Setzer!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Conan O’ Brien talks about his top ten moments on the show in an interview with Vulture. Here is what he had to say:
“No, and Letterman owns Top Ten, so don’t say that to me. But I’m a big Brian Setzer fan, and there was one time he came on Late Night with his entire orchestra and I came down for the run-through. He saw me sitting in the empty Studio 6A and went, “Hey Conan. How’s it going, man? Anything you want us to play?” I’d heard that he did the most amazing version of the Hawaii Five-O theme song. So I’m sitting there like a dick, like Cecil B. DeMille checking out chorus girls, and I say, “How about Hawaii Five-O?” And they go into it with all the modulations and the riffs. It’s incredible that I got to hear that. I also sat down for the run-through when Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys was on and he was like, “Hey man, anything you want to hear?” “Sloop John B.” “Hit it, guys!” I have my flaws, but I don’t take that experience for granted.”

Read the full interview and article here! 

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot is on the road for their Summer Tour!

Friday, June 1st, 2018
As of today, Brian Setzer and his Rockabilly Riot are on the road for their summer tour! First stop is tonight in Santa Ynes, CA playing at Chumash Casino and making several stops in the US throughout the month ending in Lowell, MA. Click here for the full list of tour dates.