Nicknamed “King of the Surf Guitar,” Dick Dale (“Ghost Riders in The Sky,” “Misirlou”) pretty much invented the style single-handedly, and no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced. Dale continually pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing the thick, clearly-defined tones he heard in his head. He pioneered the use of portable reverb effects, creating a signature sonic texture for surf instrumentals. Dale managed to redefine his instrument while playing it upside-down and backwards—he switched sides in order to play left-handed, but without re-stringing it. Dale’s wild showmanship made an enormous impression on the young Jimi Hendrix and many others. See the man who started a guitar revolution, live at the Brooklyn Bowl. Saturday, August 27.