The Howlin' Thurstons

The Howlin' Thurstons


We are The Howlin’ Thurstons, an instrumental Surf/Punk band with a sound that has been described as “Link Wray meets Henry Mancini…for a knife fight”. .


For the past two years we have been performing our unique brand of guitar-driven rock & roll at various venues in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk County and Northern New Jersey such as The Spot, Episodes, Acme Underground, Meow Mix, The Continental, The Port Jefferson Jazz and American Music Festival, Lakeside Lounge, Southpaw et al.

Our unique arrangements of such standards as “Diamondhead”, and “Out of Limits” are not so much charmingly retro as they are dangerously modern. These covers coupled with the guitar-driven mayhem of original compositions such as “Knucklewalk” have won The Howlin’ Thurstons a growing acclaim among radio DJ’s from as far away as Australia, Canada, Scotland, and Brazil. Here in the U.S. our EP has found its way into the regular rotation of such radio shows as Teenage Wasteland, with Bill Kelly, WFMU 91.1 in Jersey City; Phil’s Garage: Surf’s Up! with Phil Dirt, KFJC 89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills, CA; and A Day at the Beach with Clint Beachwood, KCR 1620 AM in San Diego, CA.


In 2003 The Howlin' Thurstons released their self-titled four song EP.

Set List

A typical set is a 60 minute, non-stop, in your face, hard rockin’ sonic assault..