The Buttertones Headline Special Dirty Penni Fest 4 With Dick Dale Tribute

Buttertones - Rotterdam Tourism Office
The Buttertones - Image courtesy of the band/Rotterdam Tourism Office


The Buttertones will headline a special Dirty Penni Fest 4 and pay tribute to the King of the Surf Guitar, the late Dick Dale, it was announced.

Celebrating its fourth year, Dirty Penni Fest will be held at the Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on July 6. Dirty Laundry TV and Penniback Records present the event.

Dick Dale passed away last March at 81- Photo by Donna Balancia

It will be the first Dirty Penni Fest appearance for The Buttertones, who chose to celebrate Dale, known for his Middle Eastern-influenced guitar music that came to be known as the California surf sound. Dale passed away March 16 at 81 years old. 

The Buttertones have become a Southern California sensation in a few years, making the girls swoon with their surf-themed music and dapper casual style. 

Tickets to Dirty Penni Fest are available here.


The Buttertones released their 11-song album Midnight in a Moonless Dream in 2018.

“We saw this as a rare and special opportunity for Buttertones fans, and fans of Dick Dale who have never heard of the Buttertones,” said Luis Ho of Penniback Records.

Dirty Laundry TV founder Michael Grodner executive produced, directed and co-wrote Joe Cardamone’s movie “The Icarus Line Must Die,” which bowed to accolades at film festivals and received critical praise in 2018.

Penniback Records is an independent music label based out of Los Angeles. The company promotes bands, distributes their work and puts shows together. The Penniback Records Roaster includes Jurassic Shark, Superlunch, Kuromi, TONGUES, Clit Kat, Red Punk, Florida Mistakes, Hot Brothers, Pure Muscle, Palace Wave, PLUMBER, Matter Room and Wild Wing

Out now on Penniback Records are Super Lunch The Super Lunch EP on CD and digital outlets, Jurassic Shark (2013 – 2015) compilation CD and also available for purchase at Amoeba Records Hollywood and Red Punk! Digital EP.  On cassette: Wild Wing – Another Victory For the Forces of Darkness and Tonges – Surf Cult.