Laramie Dean returns to South Florida for surf-punk party, three area events

Updated July 25, 2013
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*** Friday, July 19 – Laramie Dean with Pool Party, Skinny Jimmy & the Stingrays, Hardship Anchors, Sandrats and D.J. Skidmark at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 N.E. Second Ave., Miami. (305) 757-1807. Ages 18 and older welcome. Tickets $10 at the door, 8 p.m. [Facebook event]

*** Saturday, July 20 – Laramie Dean and Jimmy Dale perform an acoustic set during happy hour at The Mai-Kai, 3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. (954) 563-3272. Free, 5 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome. [Facebook event]

*** Saturday, July 20 – Laramie Dean with Skinny Jimmy & the Stingrays, Hardship Anchors, and Morgan La Rue and The Shimmy Shake Revue at Mickey’s Bar, 350 S.W. 12th Ave., Pompano Beach. (954) 941-1611. Ages 18 and older welcome. Tickets $10 at the door, 8 p.m. [Facebook event]

Laramie Dean at The Vagabond in Miami, June 12, 2011.

Laramie Dean with drummer Jimmy Dale and bassist Trevor Lucca at The Vagabond in Miami, opening for Dick Dale on June 12, 2011.

Guitarist Laramie Dean, who kick-started the South Florida surf rock scene before moving to Los Angeles in 2009, returns for his first area gigs since touring with the legendary Dick Dale in 2011.

Joining him on drums is Dick’s son, Jimmy Dale, on this special “Dean & Dale Tour” that will cross the country this summer. The Miami date will be an old-school “surf-punk party” featuring bands representing both genres. They’ll also be playing Pompano Beach and a special acoustic set at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale.

Touring with Dean and Dale is California punk band Hardship Anchors, featuring bassist Trevor Lucca, who does double-duty in both bands.

South Florida is represented at the Churchill’s show by popular Miami power-pop punk band Pool Party, traditional surf combo Jimmy & the Stingrays from Deerfield Beach, and fledgling Fort Lauderdale surf-punk band Sandrats (ex-Gutter Queens). And don’t forget D.J. Skidmark spinning surf and punk classics all night.

The second date at Mickey’s Bar in Pompano Beach on July 20 also features Jimmy & the Stingrays, plus the monthly performance by Morgan La Rue’s burlesque troupe. The Mai-Kai happy hour performance will feature Dean and Dale on acoustic guitar, playing their favorite surf classics during the legendary Polynesian restaurant’s happy hour.

Laramie Dean at Churchill's

Related links
Laramie Dean | Pool Party | Skinny Jimmy & the Stingrays
Hardship Anchors | Churchill’s | The Mai-Kai | Mickey’s Bar

Past Atomic Grog coverage
* Review: Laramie Dean with Dick Dale in June 2011
* Dick Dale tour was 7 years in the making

About Hurricane Hayward

A professional journalist and Florida resident for more than 30 years, Jim "Hurricane" Hayward shares his obsession with Polynesian Pop and other retro styles on his blog, The Atomic Grog. Jim's roots in mid-century and reto culture go back to his childhood in the 1960s, when he tagged along with his parents to Tiki restaurants and his father's custom car shows. His experience in journalism, mixology, and more than 20 years as an independent concert promoter make him a jack-of-all-trades in the South Florida scene. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Jim is a longtime web producer for The Palm Beach Post. In his spare time, he has promoted hundreds of rock, punk, and indie concerts under the Slammie Productions name since the early 1990s. In 2011, he launched The Atomic Grog to extensively cover events, music, art, cocktails, and culture with a retro slant. Jim earned his nickname by virtue of both his dangerous exotic drinks and his longtime position producing The Post's tropical weather website.
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