Richard Cheese “Personal Jesus” In HBO’s The Leftovers

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Richard Cheese’s rendition of “Personal Jesus” was the featured song for the opening credits of The Leftovers season 3 episode 3, which aired April 30, 2017! The Leftovers is an award winning show that currently is in it’s 3rd and final season.

Fan Club Presale Happening Now to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra in LA!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The Brian Setzer Orchestra are celebrating their 25th anniversary with an exclusive show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2! Fan club presale is happening NOW! Click here to get more info and to purchase

Pick up Sublime’s BADFISH EP tomorrow for Record Store Day!

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Record Store Day is happening tomorrow, April 22nd! Don’t forget to pick up Sublime’s BADFISH EP on vinyl for the first time! For more info, click here.

Limited to 3,000 copies.

Badfish EP Track List:

Side A
1. “Badfish” – 40 Oz album version
2. “Don’t Push (Original)” – 40 Oz album version
3. “Untitled Dub (Live) – live at Kommotion 9/3/94”

Side B
4. “We’re Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance (Live) – live at Kommotion 9/3/94”
5. “Roots Of Creation”

Now Available! Dan Hicks – I Scare Myself: A Memoir

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Howdy Hixters!

Well, today is the day!

Dan’s book is officially out in the world!

This was a very special undertaking for him — he spent a couple of hours on the phone every Friday afternoon with the amazing writer Kristine McKenna sharing his life, stories and thoughts — a rare move for a very shy guy.

Kristine and I worked on putting it all together over the last year with the great guys at Jawbone Press in London — the memoir is in Dan’s original words — he wasn’t able to completely finish it before he got sick, but Kristine brings us fully to the present. It has 100 pictures and the most complete detailed DH discography on the planet! My thanks to Elvis Costello and Tommy LiPuma for their lovely words as well.

So, hope you all love it!

And, thanks to Dave Kaplan and Surfdog Records for the recent vinyl release I Feel Like Singin’ –Dave chose Dan’s faves from the Surfdog years and so happy to add that to his catalogue.

We will stay in touch and let you know about future DH archival projects — some great unreleased stuff hiding here in his studio at home in Mill Valley!

Much love,
Clare T. Hicks
Mill Valley CA

Buy the memoir here!


Thanks Banding Together!!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Surfdog is honored to have received Banding Together’s Community Partnership Award! Check out what they had to say in their latest newsletter.

Banding Together is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to provide music therapy, mentorships, and instruments to youth with special needs. Click here to learn more!


Happy Birthday To Brian Setzer!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Cheers to another rockin’ year!

BADFISH EP on vinyl for the FIRST TIME coming Record Store Day 2017!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Sublime is set to release their BADFISH EP on vinyl for the first time (with expanded art and photos) to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of 40 Oz. To Freedom. Swing by your local Record Store Day indie shops on April 22, 2017 to pick it up. Learn more here!
Limited to 3,000 copies.

Badfish EP Track List:

Side A
1. “Badfish” – 40 Oz album version
2. “Don’t Push (Original)” – 40 Oz album version
3. “Untitled Dub (Live) – live at Kommotion 9/3/94 ”

Side B
4. “We’re Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance (Live) – live at Kommotion 9/3/94”
5. “Roots Of Creation”

Sublime has partnered with AleSmith Brewing Company to create a Mexican-style lager!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

It’s finally coming! Sublime has teamed with AleSmith to create and distribute a Mexican-style lager commemorating the 25th anniversary of 40oz. To Freedom set to be released this June. Check out the article in Rolling Stone!

Congrats to The Surfrider Foundation Advisory Board for winning 3rd place for most shared waves in the 20th anniversary of The Rincon Invitational!

Monday, March 20th, 2017

This year marked the the 20th anniversary of The Rincon Invitational, an annual event that’s all about sharing waves! For the last 10 years, the net proceeds from the event went to the Groundswell Society/Rincon Scholarship to award scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area. Moving forward, the award has been renamed The Sophia Barlow Scholarship, to honor the beloved young surfer who was a big part of the community.

Our own Dave Kaplan (Surfdog Founder), and fellow MOM album producer Pierce Flynn, were on the Surfrider Foundation Advisory Board team that won 3rd place for most shared waves!

In the 90’s, Kaplan and fellow Surfrider Advisory Board member Flynn got together to produce the three acclaimed MOM (Music For Our Mother Ocean) albums that resulted in a substantial donation for the Surfrider foundation, a non-profit organization that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot US Tour

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly will be hitting the road for the month of June. For a list of all the tour dates and to purchase tickets click here! More tour dates still to come…