Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dec. 6: Dick Dale at 19 Broadway

Posted By on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 2:58 PM

From his early days blowing up Fender amplifiers and helping to invent surf rock in Balboa, Calif., the enduring 72-year-old electric guitarist Dick Dale has become a bona fide surf-guitar legend. After all, he was pictured actually surfing on the cover of his first album—something the Beach Boys could never claim. Now a reliable road performer still shredding his low E-string for vintage guitar nuts and Pulp Fiction fans alike, Dale has ridden the success of “Let’s Go Trippin’” and “Miserlou” with some classy touchstones along the way. Who knew, for example, that he recorded the version of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals that plays inside Space Mountain at Disneyland? Dale plays often around these parts, but the perfect place to see him is in a small club. Shout for “Ghost Riders” when his huge tone crams the little stage on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 19 Broadway. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 9:30pm. $20. 415.459.1091.Gabe Meline
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