Tickets for Reggae Rock The Beach Festival are now available in the Aloha Radio Official Store and at shows.
Reggae Rock The Beach Festival is an all ages music festival that will be held at the Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach, California on Saturday, July 6th 2013.
Tickets are $25.00.
Last Saturday night, Aloha Radio was lucky enough to attend The 2013 Billabong XXL Awards thanks to our friend, Robert Brown of US Camera Boats. It was unbelievable to see the men and women that charge giant waves (some in the middle of the ocean) in person. Big Wave Madness in full force, it was clear from the very beginning that the superhuman surfers present charge monster waves regardless of the payout, living for the love and thrill of the sport. Excitement hushed the room every time a highlight played on the big screens. San Clemente’s own, Greg Long stole the show, celebrating in true “big wave” fashion with all of his family and friends in a stretch party bus.
We had a blast at the Billabong show and are beyond stoked for all the winners and nominees. We can’t wait to see what the future of big wave riding has in store and all the Big Wave Madness that will ensue.
Big thanks to Robert Brown and US Camera Boats!
Aloha Radio will be making their debut performance at the legendary Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach for Beer Fest on Tuesday, April 9th.
Stick around after the tasting, to enjoy the salty sounds of SoCal surf rock band, Aloha Radio.
$15 tickets include tasting and band.
$5 tickets after 9pm include band only.
$1 from each ticket purchase will be donated to Team Godfather.
Tickets are available for purchase HERE
We are currently working on a music mentorship with Incubus Manager and founder of Renman Music and Business, Steve Renman.
Please follow the link below to RenmanMB and login with e-mail, Facebook or Twitter and give our promo video a “LIKE” and a comment.
We need as many LIKES as we can get to win the mentorship so by all means share and get your family pets involved!
Our “Likes” must be in by Monday, March 25th at midnight.
Your love and support is mucho appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This past Saturday, Aloha Radio received an invite to attend our first ever OC Music Awards ceremony at The Grove of Anaheim. We were all a little nervous, but in typical AR fashion we were ready to have a blast no matter what.
Our energy in the parking lot was ecstatic. We were glowing… I mean, I was literally glowing because I wore a sequin suit.
Walking in towards the red carpet we started recognizing friends and familiar faces. We loved seeing our friends Ron Condon, Micah Brown, Jennifer Argenti, The Wheeland Brothers and making new friends with Jacob of Young the Giant and of course Adrian Young of No Doubt.
After a few press photos and goof off time with our Wheeland buddies we went inside and took our seats. Luckily we were seated with more friends of ours, Seedless.
The ceremony began. We waited fingers crossed… the nominees for “best surf” are… Aloha Radio, The Originalites… (insert sweaty palms here) and the winners of “best surf” are… (holding breath)…
The evening lived up to its promises. We had a great time hanging with friends and within seconds the award didn’t even matter. We are thankful for the nomination and had an awesome time celebrating local OC music!
Congratulations to our friends The Originalites as well as all the other nominees, performers, and winners!
L talks about why she loves surfing, music, and being a mermaid.
Vote Aloha Radio for the OC Music Awards People’s Choice!
We are so stoked to be nominated for “Best Surf” at the OC Music Awards but the award we really have our eyes on is the people’s choice award. Being nominated for people’s choice would mean the world to us simply because the people we love and respect the most are in charge of the nominations… the locals, the people, YOU!!!!!
Vote for us online HERE
(voting closes February 15th)
Stoked to announce we will be performing with a lovely band called Hey Ocean! (Canada, BC) as well as Mandarin Dynasty in San Diego at The Griffin on Wednesday, February 6th!
Tickets available HERE
($6 Advance, $8 Day of Show)
SAN DIEGOOOO! Let’s do this!
Aloha Radio nominated for “Best Surf” at the
2013 Orange County Music Awards
It feels great to get recognition for the hard work we have put in over the last couple of years. Orange County is great place to live and work. There is a community of amazing musicians that come from this small mark on the map. OC music often gets overlooked because of the long shadow that Los Angeles casts under the So Cal sun. This is a great time for all of us who work hard representing Orange County to band together (pun intended) and strengthen the community. Let’s not forget listeners, fans, and friends can like multiple artists and groups. It’s human nature to compete to be “the best” in OC, but instead, let’s encourage each other and be stoked for whoever “wins” because in the end any light that is shined on OC music will ultimately lead listeners to find us and decide for themselves and really, isn’t that what we all want?
Congrats to the other kick-ass surf bands that got nominated!
Thanks to the OCMA’s, AR locals, friends, family and congratulations to all the 2013 nominees we are stoked to be in such good company!
The King of Surf Guitar Dick Dale and So Cal surf band Aloha Radio live in Palm Desert. Big Thanks to all our fans for making 2012 such an amazing year.
Wow that flew by fast! With all the running around we do, it’s hard to stay on top of how many shows we play in a year. As the new year arrives, we love to look back through the archives and tally up. Pool Parties, Pubs, State Beaches, The Desert, The Redwoods, Big Cities, Small Cities, Wineries, Canada…so many cool memories! We played a total of 131 shows in 2012. That’s an average of 3 shows a week!
Our favorite shows of 2012:
Making Waves Tour
Playing with Dick Dale
Playing on the beach at San O.
Battle of The Paddle
We look forward to the next year, making new friends and PLAYING EVEN MORE SHOWS! Join us this month as we kick off 2013.
What was your favorite gig of 2012?
Please pinch us! Dick Dale and Aloha Radio. Did that really just happen?
What a great way to end 2012. We were all soooooo stoked to play with the legend of Surf Guitar himself. Dick Dale’s timeless sound and style has influenced Aloha Radio in a profound way. He is a huge inspiration to us and our music. It was an honor to perform with Dick and we will surely never forget last nights show!
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, our closest friends and family came along for the ride. Thanks to all the Aloha Radio locals who traveled out to Palm Desert with us!
We are all so excited with anticipation at the what the next year will bring into our lives through music.
What are you anticipating for the New Year?
Aloha Radio has been named one of Music Connection’s Hot 100 Live Unsigned Bands of 2012!
Thanks Music Connection Magazine!
We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Since our fans are so giving, we wanted to give a little something back this year. No matter what you celebrate be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. The holidays are all about giving love to the ones you love. We love you all so very much and hope you will enjoy our little holiday tune.
Holidays in California.
Our radio spot on KX93.5 Laguna Beach is now available for download.
If you missed Aloha Radio live on air download the podcast HERE.
Tune into KX 93.5 FM at 8pm tonight to hear Aloha Radio live on air!
Listen to Lauren and Alex on the Music Matters Hour talking with host Rick Conkey about their musical upbringing, their journey as musicians and the evolution of Aloha Radio.
Lauren and Alex will also be debuting two new Aloha Radio songs live on air!
Tune in 8pm to 9pm tonight!
KX 93.5 FM Laguna Beach
Not in Laguna Beach?
Listen live online HERE
We are beyond stokered to share that we will be performing with the legendary “King of the Surf Guitar” DICK DALE at the end of December. As you may or may not know, Dick Dale is one of our greatest influences and inspirations. We hope to share this exciting experience with all of the Aloha Radio familia!
It all goes down…
Saturday, December 29th at The Hood Bar & Pizza in Palm, Desert CA.
21+. 8pm. $20.00.
See y’all in the pit!
Last month I shared some really cool Aloha Radio fan art created for us by a few of our talented fans.
I wanted to take a moment and highlight something very special that happened this past year involving friends, paint, music and a broken board.
|Paintings by Mikki Leland and Ashleigh Niedbalski
Photos by Mikki Leland and Brian Fallon
Follow Mikki on Instagram @wo_iamthecamera_man
March 2012 we played a show at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. A couple of our good friends did some live painting during Aloha Radio’s set on an old broken beater board. The energy from the music and visual art was incredible! These lovely ladies created astounding art pieces during our show which we will love and cherish forever.
All hail the King!
Just released: King Minion Podcast Ep. 12
It seems like only a week ago we were let into a country everyone told us was impossible for bands to get into. Armed with cute blonde, dimples, and smiles all around, we were greeted by a friendly Canadian border agent, who made sure we got in. As if we were the first kids being let into some amazing amusement park, as soon as they said “you are free to go” we all ran, no, sprinted to the car and peeled out towards a wonderland. Still buzzing off the fact that we made it through the border, and not more than 2 blocks into Victoria, BC, we were met with a friendly face in the car next to us at a stop light. “Aloha Radio?! Welcome to Canada!” We all looked at each other in amazement. What kind of place is this? Beautiful landscapes AND friendly people? We were all wondering if we were going to wake up from this dream.
Turns out, it was King Minion himself, host of the King Minion Podcast. “Hungry? Follow me…” We followed him to a delicious breakfast we were all craving, seeing as we had only been eating PB and J’s, granola bars, and fruit out of the back of the car for the last four days. At breakfast, he gave us the whole run down of the Vancouver Island music scene, and his take on the future of music. It couldn’t have been a more perfect introduction to our first visit to Canada.
After breakfast, King Minion took us to a park, where he would conduct his interview for his podcast. Again, we were blown away at the beauty of this Country. We could hardly contain our selves. Peacocks roaming the park behind us, people riding bikes, clean air, surrounded by water and we still have 5 hours to explore until show time.
We concluded the interview and King Minion dropped us off at our car. We explored the city on our bikes, and took some amazing photos. How could this get any better?
Our show was at Ocean Island Inn, a hostel located in the heart of the city. People from all over the world come here to stay at this state of the art hostel. They have a bar, cafe, great rooms, and a great staff. Once we started playing the room began to fill. I remember looking up and seeing every seat taken and soon they were spilling over into the bar area. After the we finished, everyone was begging us to stay and hang out. We met people from Germany, France, Australia, Canada and they all wanted to take our music home with them. What an amazing feeling.
Ever since we said good-bye to our new friends, pulled away from the curb and headed to the next show we have been craving our return to Victoria!
Thank you to King Minion for hosting us and featuring us on his latest podcast!
Listen to King Minion Podcast Here: Episode 12
The King Minion Music Podcast. Weekly audio podcast. Host King Minion plays some of the best hidden musical talent on the web today. Music, conversation and artist interviews.
Follow our journey up the coast to perform at the amazing Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California!
Monterey County Weekly: SoCal-based Aloha Radio’s frontwoman Lauren Mulderrig looks like the archetypal California girl but she’s more than just blond hair and a tan: The musician is the glue of the band delivering enveloping lead vocals, ukulele and acoustic guitar.
The quartet’s brand of 60s surf pop—highlighted by Alex Barnett on lap steel—incorporates elements of Hawaiian sounds and brightly-lit West Coast rock soaked in Dick Dale-size waves. Check out tunes like “Big Wave Madness” and “Spy Rider” to enjoy the full flavor of the Orange County quartet.
9pm. Fernwood, 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free. 667-2422.
We are some very lucky peeps and have the greatest fans in the world!!!
Fans like you!
I wanted to share some of the Aloha Radio fan art that some very talented AR fans have created for us.
From sketches to computer illustrations they are all totally bad ass!
Check it out:
Pretty awesome stuff!
Do you want to submit your Aloha Radio fan art to be featured on our website & Facebook?
Please do! We would love to see your creations!
Send it to email@example.com or post it to our wall.
Incase you live under a rock or under the sea and you haven’t heard about MOVEMBER, the month of November has become a time when men all over the world grow a moustache (MOUSTACHE, not a beard, not a goatee, Moustache!) to raise awareness for the often ignored issue of men’s health… particularly prostate and testicular cancer.
“Men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.” - us.movember.com
The best way to get involved? Register at us.movember.com and start growing that stache for a good cause!
Sup Connect: LOS ANGELES, California – After the Battle of the Paddle 2012 the Pau Hana crew packed up their bags, loaded the stand up paddle boards and headed out after another great year at the event. The races had come to an end and Pau Hana time was definitely in order, but the events of the past couple days would not easily be forgotten as they had all been caught on film.
The video, “Pau Hana Presents: Battle of the Paddle 2012″, makes it easy to catch the true vibe of what it was like to be there. From race coverage and sup surfing fun to hearing from the participants both young and old, it’s all there. You can catch glimpses of new products like the 8’10″ Oahu Sup Board being powered by Wave Jet and even hear authentic background music as you listen to “Wipeout” by Aloha Radio who were live at the scene. Some of the best moments in the film however, include the fantastic footage of carnage and wipeouts which are a large part of what make the Battle of the Paddle so epic and different from other sup scenes.
On that note, one crazy capture in the film is explained by Pau Hana owner Todd Caranto. He said, ”Collectively, about 150 of us made an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people to ride a single wave. We may have ended up with a second record of the most amount of carriage on a single ride.” Jake Albrecht, who shot and cut the video, added, “(Todd) gets bashed by something like 6 boards that all fall on and around him. Another board is being dragged by his leash, yet he still manages to stay on the board. It’s pretty entertaining to watch at the very least.”
So what are you waiting for? Be sure to take a few minutes to watch this flick. The entertainment factor is huge and you’ll come away feeling like you were just transported back to the beach. Spread the word!
Did you see the carnage at the battle?
Stoked to be featured in Pau Hana Surf Supply’s video coverage of the 2012 Rainbow’s Sandals Battle of the Paddle!
Watch Aloha Radio as they take on the west coast during the Making Waves Tour 2012!
Aloha Radio Making Waves Tour Diary 1. Stay tuned for Tour Diary 2.
We are happy to announce the contest winners from our Making Waves Tour Contests last month! Thank you to everyone who participated and made the tour a big success!
Erica Delamare (@eriquitagrace)
Jake Morrison (@drunkpunkk)
Vanessa Marie (@kindgurl017)
You all win an Aloha Radio Prize Pack including a Big Wave Madness CD, a signed Making Waves Tour Poster, a pair of Aloha Radio sunglasses in the color of your choice (white, pink, green or blue) and a California Curl T-shirt!
Please e-mail your shipping address, color choice and t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who was apart of our Making Waves Tour and made it such a success! We love you all!
Laguna Beach Independent
The Cliff restaurant’s Fireside Theatre, showcasing original artists throughout summer, will remain lit through October as long as audiences continue to support it, said promoter Rick Conkey.
Next week’s performers are: Tuesday, Sept. 25, Aloha Radio; Wednesday, Sept. 26, Trevor Green; and Thursday, Sept. 2, Ruben Gonzalez with saxophonist Arte Hernandez.
The showcase, 577 S. Coast Highway, tunes up Tuesday through Thursday, 6:30 to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge and a free shuttle is available by calling 949.494-1956 to reserve a ride.
Call 949.573-8624 or email@example.com for more info and the upcoming schedule.
-LB Indy Staff, Laguna Beach Independent
The diaries are coming…
We have some online contests running for our Making Waves Tour!
Get involved and help us spread the word.
Enter any or all of the contests for your chance to win an Aloha Radio Prize Pack!
Prize Packs include:
1 Making Waves Official 11×17 Tour Poster SIGNED by Aloha Radio
1 Big Wave Madness EP
1 Pair of Aloha Radio Summer Shades in the color of your choice
1 California Curl T-shirt
These packages can not be bought and are only available to our online winners!
All Contests run from now until the end of our tour, September 15th.
Winners will be announced via Name/Username on our website September 17th.
What does MAKING WAVES mean to you?
Aloha Radio’s favorite photo wins a prize pack.
Snap a live action shot of AR from one of the shows on the tour.
Aloha Radio’s favorite photo wins a prize pack.
One review from each site will be chosen at random.
The chosen reviewers will receive prize packs.
One person from each site will win a prize pack.
Aug. 23rd – The Cliff – Laguna Beach, CA
Aug. 25th – Taste of Brews – Long Beach, CA
Aug. 30th – Marisol – Pismo Beach, CA
Aug. 31st – The Tavern – Ventura, CA
Sept. 1st – Shine – Sacramento, CA
Sept. 2nd – Lithia Artisans Market – Ashland, OR
Sept. 3rd – The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
Sept. 4th – Ocean Island Inn – Victoria, BC
Sept. 5th – Falconetti’s – Vancouver, BC
Sept. 6th – Seamonster Lounge – Seattle, WA
Sept. 7th – Black Forest Tavern – Eugene, OR
Sept. 8th – Grant & Green – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 9th – Frog & Peach – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sept. 13th – Sunsets – San Clemente, CA
Sept. 15th – Dana Wharf LMC – Dana Point, CA
We are very super excited to announce the first ever Aloha Radio Tour! That’s right we’re finally hitting the road and taking over the West Coast! We’ll be setting out on the MAKING WAVES TOUR at the end of August and hope to see old friends and of course make lots of new ones!
As of right now, Aloha Radio is completely independent. We are self promoted, self booked, self funded etc. We like working this way and it’s only possible because of all of YOUR love and support!
So, we really need your help promoting our upcoming tour:
Righteous, see y’all soon!
A couple of days ago we launched our brand spankin’ new Aloha Radio Making Waves Website. We’re all really excited about the new platform, layout and Aloha Radio web experience our new site will provide for all of you. We appreciate your patience while we work out the rest of the kinks, bugs and get this swell rolling smoothly.
We’ll be announcing some big news in the next couple of weeks so be sure to check back often. Join our mailing list and be in the know before everyone else.
We’re Making Waves. Come surf with us before the crowds arrive.
Now Available! Aloha Radio Sunglasses!
Get your pair in the Aloha Radio Online Store.
“This group is tighter than the curls at the Banzai Pipeline.”
-Bernard Baur, Music Connection Magazine
A live performance review of Aloha Radio has been featured in the May 2012 issue of Music Connection Magazine! We would like to send a big thank you to Bernard and
Music Connection for this awesome review!
Aloha Radio: Dusts off a classic genre and makes it modern.
Aloha Radio Pig ‘N Whistle Hollywood, CA
Aloha Radio could be called a SoCal surf band. But, that barely describes what they actually do. Although their style is reminscent of ’60′s surf rock and surf pop, their sound goes beyond that. Somehow, this Orange County crew dusts off an old genre and makes it modern. At times, they even make it sound exotic.
On the surface, their material appears to pay homage to traditional themes such as summer time, big waves, and surfer-dudes and dudettes. But, by listening closely to songs like “Big Wave Madness” and “Spy Rider,” underlying messages become apparent. Almost subversive in approach, Aloha Radio offer a deeper experience than expected from a surf rock act. Their lyrics give you something to think about, while their music gives you a reason to dance.
This group is tighter than the curls at the Banzai Pipeline. Barnett’s guitar infuses the tunes with that “wet surf reverb” Dick Dale perfected. Captin and Hori provide ballast, and occasional ska flourishes. Lead surfer-girl, Lauren Mulderrig adds tasty musical accents with her ukulele, conveying an authenticity that gives the songs a real island flavor. Her vocals are also spot-on, soft when necessary, intense when required. It’s obvious that these artists love this music, and that attitude comes across in every song they play.
This act got the place jumping. Not so much because of their stage show, which was somewhat understated, but because their music was so damn irresistible. There were so many people dancing it resembled one of those “beach party” movies. The only thing missing was the bonfire….and maybe, Gidget and Moondoggie.
Orange County is know for breeding an impressive line of seminal surf bands. Aloha Radio, however, have taken the genre into the 21st century. They are not only honoring hallowed ground as so many other surf bands do; they’re adding to its glory by forging a new sound for a new generation.
-Bernard Baur, Music Connection Magazine
Stoked and Broke
Aloha Radio performs Stoked and Broke live at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, California!
We are super stoked to announce that we will be heading up to Northern California to play our first set of shows outside of Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego.
The Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA
on Wednesday, February 1st with Promise of the Real!
Then, be sure to catch us at The Pour House in Paso Robles, CA
on Thursday, February 2nd!
See all you northern folk soon.
January’s featured show (a.k.a. You don’t want to miss this one!):
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with Aloha Radio
at The Coach House on Wednesday, January 25th!
We wanted to send out a BIG New Year THANK YOU to the AR family
for making 2011 such an awesome year!
From releasing Big Wave Madness, to getting a trailer, to Doheny Days,
we couldn’t have done it without all of your love and support!
We have BIG plans for 2012 so make sure you stay informed
by joining the Aloha Radio Mailing List!
Check out the new Aloha Radio Beach Bones Tank Tops!
Just added to the Official Store!
We would like to say MAHALO to Doheny Days and Omega Events for having us at this year’s festival and for their dedication to local music!
Sharing the stage with Ben Harper, Weezer, Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Special Sauce, Neon Trees, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, JJ Grey and Mofro, Cake and other locals Ken Garcia Band, Common Sense, Micah Brown and Pacific Dub was an insane experience that we will never forget!
We were honored to open the festival and kick off the long-awaited return of Doheny Days.
THANK YOU to the AR Family and everyone else who came out to support and enjoy the festival this past weekend! It wouldn’t have been so special without you!
The dry spell is over and Doheny Days is back!
Aloha Radio will be the first act to kickoff the the return of Doheny Days after the music festival’s 7 year hiatus.
We feel honored to perform along side legendary acts such as Ben Harper, Weezer, Cake, Ziggy Marley, G. Love and Special Sauce, Neon Trees, Donovan Frankenreiter, Black Uhuru and many more.
Headed by lead singer Lauren Mulderrig and guitarist Alex Barnett, this foursome also includes bassist “Captin” and drummer, Chris Hori.
The band practices up in L.A., but has its roots in the key surf spots in San Clemente, and plays in town often.
For those of us who wring our hands over the lack of ukelele and steel guitar in popular music, Aloha Radio is the antidote.
Their next show is at the Slidebar in Fullerton March 24.
-Adam Townsend, Sonic San Clemente
6/1 KROQ Roq n’ Surf
2437 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782
6/2 Summer Arts and Music Festival
Benbow Lake SRA
Garberville, CA 95542
6/27 San Diego County Fair
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
8/21 Seal Beach Summer Concert Series
Seal Beach, CA 90740