S is for… Surf Guitar 101
Surf Guitar 101 is a website and podcast series dedicated to all things twangy, windswept and reverberated. The site has forums and news about shows and events. Surf Guitar 101 also holds a convention every August in Los Alamitos, California.
You can subscribe to the podcast series, which features bands from the '60s to present day, via iTunes or download episodes from the Surf Guitar 101 website. If you’re looking for a potent mix of surf music to dip your toe into this podcast is a great place to start. Tell ‘em we sent you.
S is also for… String music
String music was a genre of Thai pop music that was influenced by Western surf and instrumental rock band. The style was also known as 'shadow music' in honour of Cliff Richard’s old muckers, The Shadows. One of the movement's best-loved bands was The Son Of P.M. (listen here) - you can find out more about them and string music at this great fansite.