Snug Harbor Presents:
Aqualads, The Madeira
1228 Gordon St.
Charlotte, NC, 28205
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
The Aqualads first formed in the summer/fall of 1996. In 1997 their first EP
"Aqualads Xmas" was released. The first full length recording "Aqualads Hotbox"
was released in 1998, followed by their sophomore effort "Aqualads Revenge" in
1999. In 2003 "Surf Surf Surf" was released, gaining the band a wider audience.
After playing hundreds of shows and festivals, contributing to various compilations
and soundtracks, 2011 saw the release of "Aqualads Treasures" as well as "An Oso
Grande Christmas". With plans to continue recording and playing live the "Alads"
are here to stay. Surfs Up!!
Surf music born of screaming wind over the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, deafening echoes of waves pounding the Gibraltar Rock, joyous late-night gypsy dances in the small towns of Andalucia, and exotic cacophony of the Marrakesh town square.
The Madeira began in 2004 in Indianapolis, IN. The band features Ivan Pongracic on lead guitar, the founder of the 1990s surf music icons the Space Cossacks; Patrick O'Connor on rhythm guitar, the founder of the Indy space-surf mavens Destination: Earth!; Dane Carter on drums; and Todd Fortier on bass. The Madeira have released four CDs: "Sandstorm" (2005), "Ruins" EP (2006), "Carpe Noctem" (2008) and "Tribal Fires" (2012). They've played all around the US, including three California tours as well as shows on the East Coast and in the South, though they primarily play in the Indiana/Illinois/Ohio/Michigan area. They headlined the third night of the 2009 Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy, followed by a 10-day Italian tour. UK's Pipeline magazine, the leading surf/instrumental-rock fanzine in the world, selected "Carpe Noctem" Album of the Year in 2008 and "Sandstorm" and "Tribal Fires" as runners-up for the Album of the Year in 2006 and 2012 respectively.