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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.

Forever missed… R.I.P. Bradley Nowell

Friday, May 25th, 2018

On this day back in 1996, Bradley Nowell sadly passed away at the age of 28. His legacy continues to live on through Sublime’s music so blow out those speakers and play it loud!

STRAY CATS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SHOW IN A DECADE NOW SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Stray Cats first North American show in a decade is now sold out. Reuniting in 10 years, they will be headlining at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend on April 21st. If you missed your chance to pick up your tickets, they will also be performing at Ribfest on July 4th and at OC Fair (Pacific Theater) on August 17th.

For tickets and more information, click below:

Stray Cats are playing TWO shows at OC Fair this summer!

Monday, April 16th, 2018
Due to popular demand, Stray Cats will be “howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night” August 16 and 17 part of the summer concert series at The OC Fair in Costa Mesa. Click here for tickets and info!

New date added part of Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot Summer Tour 2018

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

JUST ANNOUNCED! Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! is going to be making a stop at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga on June 5th part of the Summer Tour. Fan Club presale kicks off at 10am PST.

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Tickets —> https://bit.ly/2GowAtG

First time on vinyl! 89 Vision 10″ available for Record Store Day 2018

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

To help mark the 30th anniversary of the band, Sublime’s first cassette on Skunk will be available on vinyl for the first time at your local Record Store Day indie shops on April 21st. Head to recordstoreday.com for more info!