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Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
 The cultural cross-connections are fascinating in this rambling documentary. A 1960 instrumental by the British group The Shadows, later covered by The Ventures, found its way into the 1973 album by the Incredible Bongo Band, a bi-racial American-Canadian studio session organized by one-time
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Milwaukee's Exotics stir the tiki revival

The Exotics were already together when people started talking to them about this cool new movie called Pulp Fiction. It wasn't so much the plot, or John...
06.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Bob Bogle, the bassist for the seminal surf-rock band The Ventures, died Sunday of cancer at age 75, the band reported yesterday. His health had prevented him from touring with the band over the last four years. The Venture's instrumental songs made them easy to market around the world; in the 1960s, the group found their biggest success in Japan, where they recorded some of their finest live r...
Friday, July 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Borg Ward Collective

As we creep into the dog days of summer, it seems only fitting to score the season with the upbeat organ work and whammy bar fades of authentic surf rock. Madison’s The Pistols At Dawn, influenced as much by Nintendo start screens as The Ventures, seem more than up to the task of bringing a fresh take on a...

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