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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterdays Future Today
August 13-16, 2015
San Diego, CA.

Tiki Oasis is the Class M hyper-giant of the Tiki scene – the biggest Tiki Weekender in the solar system!

More information, tickets, hotel info, email signup: www.tikioasis.com
2014 Festival Re-Cap and Press Links: www.reverberationsmedia.com/tiki-oasis-14-festival-recap/

August 13: Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island, San Diego -www.balihairestaurant.com
August 14-16: Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle, San Diego -www.crowneplaza.com/SanDiego

Tiki Oasis is a family produced four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is the only event of its’ kind on Planet Earth. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its’ relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational, symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event, which moved to San Diego in 2006 and has grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 28 symposiums, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent including live bands, disk jockeys, burlesque and go-go dancers, visual artist and carvers, guitar and ukulele instructors, vintage cars, mixology experts and well over 3000 attendees.

Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
This year’s Tiki Oasis Theme is “Yesterdays Future Today” The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable. Tiki Oasis celebrates this mid-century take on the future. Expect to be entertained, educated and visually stimulated. Tiki Oasis attendees always go full-throttle with event theme costuming!

At Tiki Oasis 2015, Pull on your jet pack and jump into the air; grab your raygun and become a space invader; or just relax poolside soaking in the sights and sounds of your own moonage daydream.

Symposiums and Special Events…
TO15_Kelly PattersonTiki Oasis is offering over 35 Symposiums this year. Be prepared to blast off into a universe of music, mixology, yoga, dance, architecture, fashion, Science Fiction, tiki history, art, pin-up hair and make-up and a whole score of book signings! Special events include the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant, Cigar and Rum Pairing Lounge, Tiki Oasis Beauty Bungalow and Glamour Pin-Up Packages! Special symposium educators feature the likes of original Mothers of Invention keyboardist Don Preston, Rodenberry Entertainment CEO Rod Roddenberry, legendary author and Tiki expert Sven Kirsten, mid-century historian and entertainer Charles Phoenix and many more!

Tiki Oasis 15: “Yesterday’s Future, Today” entertainment includes…

on the main stage:
man_or_astroman_lgHost: King Kukulele, Man or Astroman?, The Chocolate Watchband, Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Phenomenauts, The Phantom Surfers, Clouseaux, Fono66, The Devil-Ettes, Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid, The Neptunas, Project: Pimento, The Outta Sites, The Little Richards, The Rosalyns, The Ding Dong Devils, Diddley Daddies, The Angel and Robot Show, Point Doom, Slim Jenkins, and more!

DJs for the weekend include:
Howie Pyro, Lee Joseph, Anja and Mike Stax, Tanoa Samoa Boy, Agent Kari, El Nova, Duke Weiss, Lukino Ungawa, Johnny Bartlett, Tiki Tena & Jeff BigTikiDude, Axle, Eric Musick, Switched on Audrey, Astro 138, Jon Burchard, Nuria Alsina, Patrick Robinson, Sid Presley, Strike, Suzy Moran, Xerox, Burnie Gipson, and the crew of LuxuriaMusic.com!

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Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to the Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers!

Tiki Oasis 2015 Art Show “Yesterday’s Future Today”…
Our 6th annual art show features over 30 top Tiki artists from around the globe. All original artwork is for sale. Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the 2015 Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant, Saturday from 1-2!

TikiOasis2015ArtShowartist include:
Arnold Pander, Atomikitty, Big Toe Art, Chris Crites, Christine Benjamin, CraigR, David Krys, Dawn Frasier, Derek Yaniger, Doug Dorr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Edmund Gabriel, Erin Joy, Eric October, Harry Decker, Ken Ruzic , Kymm! Bang, Maya Rodgers, Michael Fleming , Michael Grider, Mike Mass, Norm Daniels, REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen, Scott Saw, Tiki King, Tiki Pop, Tiki Tony, Vestige Photography, Woody Miller and more!

Burlesque Show – Midnight at Tiki Oasis!
Check out a cavalcade of captivating burlesque stars that are out of this world! Once you enter the Lagoon Room you will lose all sense of time and space as you are engulfed in the sights and sounds of wild burlesque dancers and frantic, primitive intoxicating sounds from Howie Pyro and on Saturday only Slim Jenkins.

Tiki Oasis 7th Annual Car Show
Two days of vintage and specialty cars, plus vendor marketplace, tiki carver village, DJs spinning, the Beauty Bungalow, and on Sunday we will feature these food trucks: Devilicious, My Urban Eats and Chubbys! The car show will feature live music from The Els A Phonics and The Millionaire Kids.

Sunday night at Tiki Oasis Garage Rock Showcase!
60s legends, The Chocolate Watchband! Also featuring The Rosalyns (all girl band!), Diddley Daddies (Mike Stax, Ugly Things Magazine), The Devil-Ettes (San Francisco), Emcee: Otto von Stroheim, Sid Presley Disc Jockeying


QUICK LOOK @ FREE EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
for times and details please visit: www.tikioasis.com

Friday:
Tiki Oasis Yoga
Singalong with King Kukulele
Out of this world Fitness Class
Oblong Box Shop – Poolside Fashion Show
Tiki Oasis Bookclub: A Wrinkle in Time
Miss Tiki Oasis – Poolside Strut

Saturday:
Let’s Get Hip to Hula!
Tiki Oasis 2015 Booksigning with Merrell Fankhauser, Domenic Priore, Jeff Chenault, Danny Biederman, Java from Bachelor Pad, Neil Norman
7th Annual Car Show

Sunday
Tiki Tots Tour with King Kukulele
Hula Hooping with Szandora
7th Annual Car Show
Uke Jam

All Weekend Long
Tiki Oasis Marketplace
2015 Pop-Up Artshow
Tiki Tot Playroom
DJ’s and Bands: Poolside, Sushi Bar, Car Show

Tiki Oasis 15 – Yesterday’s Future Today Promo Music Sampler!


Blast Off with a Promotional Only Tiki Oasis 15 Music Sampler!

Click here for download

Track listing and info below  – All artist images and more info here

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Tiki Oasis 15“Yesterdays Future Today”
August 13-16, 2015
San Diego, CA.

Tiki Oasis is the Class M hyper-giant of the Tiki scene – the biggest Tiki Weekender in the solar system!

More information, tickets, hotel info, email signup: www.tikioasis.com
2014 Festival Re-Cap and Press Links: www.reverberationsmedia.com/tiki-oasis-14-festival-recap/

August 13: Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island, San Diego -www.balihairestaurant.com
August 14-16: Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle, San Diego -www.crowneplaza.com/SanDiego

 


THE OFFICIAL TIKI OASIS 15 MUSIC SAMPLER! Note – this is a not-for-sale compilation put together to promote the bands playing at Tiki Oasis 15!

Click here for download

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The Tikiyaki Orchestra

1 Mai Tais on the Moon – The Tikiyaki Orchestra
Southern California’s premier exotica band, the world famous Tikiyaki Orchestra returns to Tiki Oasis after three years , bringing with them a stellar new lineup, AND a brand new, long awaited fourth album, (their 4th) which will available for the first time at the TO15 “Blast Off” party, Thursday night at The Bali Hai. Performing along with Tikiyaki, is the always amazing Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid.

2 Expo 2000 – The Chocolate Watch Band
Seminal garage band the Chocolate Watchband formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965, making their name locally with a distinctive blend of Anglicised R&B and pure punk raunch. Produced by Ed Cobb, the groups vintage recordings combined this influence with a prominent psychedelic edge across a handful of spectacular singles and three cherished albums. The current line-up features original members Aguilar, Andrijasevich and Abbott, alongside CWB archivist Palao, and as a major bonus, Daryl Hooper, keyboard player and founder member of another legendary garage rock combo, The Seeds. And part of the new Chocolate Watchband show will be devoted to songs made famous by the Seeds.

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FONO66

3 Astronautilus – FONO66
4 Ready Steady Die! – FONO66
Fono66 is the exotic sound of “Primodica”— an intoxicating blend of Primitive and Modern tones that provide a unique soundtrack for the modern Exotica enthusiast who has outgrown the ordinary. Erupting forth from the fires of creation, four Space-Age Primordials, Nick Walusko, Todd Jaeger, Joel Domantay and Chris Reccardiexplore a sonic landscape that pulsates with the earthy rhythms of the primitive past and glistens with the electronic ambience of a utopian future, instantly transporting the listener from from lost exotic worlds through the far reaches of the cosmos.

5 Paraiso – Clouseaux
6 Search for Vulcan – Clouseaux
“Set bongos on stun, Mr. Spock” says writer Gregg Barr of the Houston Press. “A little bit lounge, a little bit exotica, a whole lot of noir, and they’re absolutely spectacular” says Koop Kooper of Cocktail Nation. “It’s great music to *&!% to ” says Jello Biafra. Clouseaux’s “Beyond Good and Evil” is possibly the most sophisiticated neo-exotica album of our time says Bjorn Werkmann of Ambient Exotica. If you didn’t catch them at Tiki Oasis 3, Tiki Farm’s Big ole Tiki Bash, or Vegas’ Mondo Atomic Frolic, don’t fret! Clouseaux is rocketing straight out of Space City back to Tiki Oasis 15 to leave you pleasantly refreshed and alive with pleasure.

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Man or Astroman

7 Spferic Waves – Man or Astroman
Man or Astro-man? have returned to Earth and unveiled their finest recorded work to date. Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 is here now with 􀂃 striking validity that the band is unquestionably as both tuneful and energetic as they ever have been. The record combines ever-familiar Astro audio tones and the well-established playing ferocity that the band is known for, but yet now, there is an undeniably evolution to the band that is both intuitive, logical and well crafted. Man or Astro-man? has arrived in the present (and future, of course) with imminent purpose. And of course, they still bring an over-the-top, sensory overloaded show, which has always gained them reputation for always being an undisputedly amazing band to see live.

8 Caped Crusader – Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides
Known for his live group, Jason Lee & the R.I.P.Tides, and his countless number of tutorial Surf Guitar You Tube videos. Jason Lee has spread the instructional bug all over the world to help keep the kulture of Surf Guitar Music alive.

9 Bama Lama, Bama Loo – The Little Richards
San Diego’s The Little Richards – fiercely and lovingly cover songs by Little Richard and feature El Vez on guitar and vocals!

The Ding Dong Devils

The Ding Dong Devils

10 Ku vs. The Space Monster – The Ding Dong Devils
11 Marooned On Space Atoll 3 – The Ding Dong Devils
The Ding Dong Devils began life as a fully formed tiki band. Borrowing heavily from all the various genres that were popular within the aloha culture such as surf, exotica, strip tease, rockabilly and bachelor pad swing, the band added their own sense of fun and adventure and started cranking out original ditties that celebrate all the various facets of island culture… as viewed by modern hipsters. The latest album, Space Fezcapade, is the group’s orbital spin on what music might be like on board a ship headed for Alpha Centauri with a rum soaked crew of crazy cats and kittens.

12 Let Yourself Go – The Outta Sites
The Outta Sites are an exciting new band in the style of the 1960’s British Invasion rock and roll featuring melodic harmonies, twangy guitar, groovy organ, and crazy dance moves all to a driving back beat. The Outta Sites have released two albums on vinyl and cd to wide acclaim with radio airplay across both Europe and the U.S. Their much talked about performances and success of their albums have generated numerous opportunities to take their high-energy show on the road and perform for large crowds at several festivals across the United States and Europe.

13 Dream In My Mind – The Rosalyns
The Rosalyns are an exciting, authentic homage to the girl garage sound of the ‘60s. This glamorously outfitted combo features members of the Loons, the Schitzophonics, the Gore Gore Girls, Gloomsday and the New Kinetics, and have been wowing audiences up and down the West Coast with their dance floor filling sounds. Their debut EP, Hide & Seek, scored rave reviews across the planet. These fabulous femme fatales can’t wait to sock their fuzzed-out go-go sounds to the denizens of the Tiki Oasis.

14 La Llorona avec claves – Phantom Surfers
The Phantom Surfers have been foisting off Instrumental “Music” since before the Big Bang and the invention of Pop Rocks. Originally formed in 1988 as a Hawkwind tribute band, the lads quickly realized that that Outer Space related songs paid way too much money, and quickly shifted to the far less popular “Surf” genre. The ensuing years showed the band fruitlessly chasing trends such as Slot Car music, Movie Theme Music, and X Rated comedy, as well as becoming acclaimed authors of a singularly well received and poor selling book on Rock Stardom.

15 Star Trek – Project: Pimento
San Francisco’s finest lounge-tenders mix up a passionate elixir of rhythmic suavity set to sound. Sultry female vocals are backed up by a tight jazz combo, including a smooth theremin that takes the mood from the early ‘60s to outer space. Fogged in velvet, hopped on hep, and buying this round.

16 Hot Tubes – Point Doom
Point Doom features three old timers who have been playing for longer than they care to admit. These ignominious poltroons have played in bands such as: The Sea Hunters, The Phantom Surfers, and get this, Sky Saxon and the Seeds! They have risen in the past several years to be the top surf act in Ventura County, playing at such prestigious venues as The Hong Kong Inn ( headlining OVER the Polynesian revue!!), and The Golden China Open Mic night.

17 Albufera Stomp – Els A Phonics
Mediterrani Beat Guitars! A-Phonics es una banda valenciana de surf formada en 2009 por exmiembros de grupos como CHEWBACCA’S, PILDORA X y ViBRANTS.

Comienzan a tocar en festivales como Surforama, Ubangi Stomp o Funtastic rememorando el repertorio de clásicos del surf como The Ventures, The Shadows, o The Astronauts. En 2010 son fichados por Sleazy Records y debutan con el ep vinilo “Mediterranean Beat Guitars” donde demuestran, en composiciones propias, el gusto por el surf clásico orientado hacia la vertiente sonora del mediterraneo.

18 Callhoun Surf -Millionaire Beach Bums
Four San Diego kids, ages 12-14, who started playing gigs together in 2013. Don’t let their ages fool you! They specialize in surf rock music… and know how to crank up the reverb to get people on their feet!! They have surf in their souls and love playing all your favorite tunes such as Wipeout, Mr. Moto, Miserlou, and Pipeline. They also shred some rock classics like Santana’s Black Magic Woman; and they have our own killer originals too!

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The Phenomenauts

19 Broken Robot Jerk – The Phenomenauts
Shortly after landing on the planet Earth, the galaxy roving Phenomenauts became famous for commando performances on the streets. They’d show up with a battery pack outside of a venue, punch out a few blistering tunes for the people in line and split before security showed up to drive them off. In 2002 they crashed the backstage barriers of Van’s Warped Tour to “steal” some stage time. They were officially invited to join Van’s in 2003, impressing fans with their energetic live show, a production that original robotic guitarist JoeBot 1.0’s Theramatic Helmerator, a wireless Theremin head set that created Sci-Fi sounds reminiscent of old Star Trek episodes and the Streamerator, manned by Professor Greg Arius, a device that blasts rolls of toilet paper out into the crowd.

20 Barbarella – Project Pimento
21 Jealous Astronaut – Phantom Surfers

22 Dig Thee Phantom 5ive – The Neptunas
It was a way, way back in the summer of ’94, down in the city of Long Beach, that the Neptunas debuted their sliced-n-diced version of Garage Rock and Surf Instrumental to the world. And, like the well-oiled plastic gears of a finely-crafted Ronco device, they julienne and puree whatever notions one has about girl bands, surf music, and rock ‘n’ roll in general.


 

Tiki Oasis is a family produced four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is the only event of its’ kind on Planet Earth. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its’ relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational, symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
This year’s Tiki Oasis Theme is “Yesterdays Future Today” The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable. Tiki Oasis celebrates this mid-century take on the future. Expect to be entertained, educated and visually stimulated. Tiki Oasis attendees always go full-throttle with event theme costuming!

At Tiki Oasis 2015, Pull on your jet pack and jump into the air; grab your raygun and become a space invader; or just relax poolside soaking in the sights and sounds of your own moonage daydream.

Marsico, Fono66, La Luz de Jesus, Tiki Oasis: LuxuriaMusic 7/29!


It’s a Double Header afternoon on LuxuriaMusic.com featuring Tony Marscio of The Martini Kings / Cicsco & Dewey, and Nick Walusko of Fono66, The Brian Wilson Band and The Wondermints! 


 

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This week’s Over Under Sideways Down with your LaLuzP_CiscoDeweyhost Lee Joseph features from 3-4 PM, Tony Marsico talking about the La Luz de Jesus reading and signing of his book “Late Nights with Bob Dylan” and performance of his Joshua Tree based group Cisco and Dewey  at La Luz de Jesus Gallery taking place later in the evening from 7-10 PM. Tony is also a member of The Martini Kings and vetran of the yearly Tiki Oasis event taking place August 13-16.

fono_66From 4-5 PM Nick Walusko and to be announced bandmates will be live in-studio talking about their group Fono66 and their upcoming appearance at Tiki Oasis 15 in San Diego, August 13-16. Fono66 is a multi-media musical instrumental group which utilizes key elements from various genres and styles of primitive exotica, Surf, Mod, garage psyche and with attention to movie and TV soundtracks. ‘Primodica’ and ‘Psyrph’ (psychedelic surf)!  Nick will (hopefully) also speak about his involvement in Brian Wilson’s backup group with band-mates from The Wondermints! Check out their web page at www.fono66.com, or their Facebook page at this link  to hear their music!

Host Lee Joseph will also preview a few 45s from his space-age themed Saturday Afternoon Tiki Oasis Poolside Set!

It all happens on LuxuriaMusic.com, 3-5- PM PDT – here’s the link!

Event info!
LaLuzFrontLate Nights with Bob Dylan by Tony Marsico
Book Reading, Signing & Live Performance by Cisco & Dewey
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, 7-10pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

 

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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
August 13 – 16, 2015
Thursday Meet and Mingle at the Bali Hai
Main Event at Crowne Plaza, San Diego
www.tikioasis.com
Fono66 perform at the Thursday Meet and Mingle – Limited tickets at the  door!

 

Tiki Oasis 15: Spotlight on Mixology and Party Symposiums!

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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
August 13 – 16, 2015

Thursday Meet and Greet at the Bali Hai
Main Event at Crowne Plaza, San Diego
www.tikioasis.com

Tiki Oasis is a four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is the only event of its’ kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its’ relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Each year the event takes on a unique theme. This year’s Tiki Oasis theme is “Yesterdays Future Today”. The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable. Grab your tiki mug and let’s BLAST OFF!!!

Spotlight on Educational Mixology and Party Symposiums!

A full list of Tiki Oasis 15 Symposiums with ticket links can be found here

TO15_Ram UdwinBartending Techniques for the Atomic Age
with Ram Udwin
Sponsored by Cruzan Rum and The Cat Eye Club

Friday August 14th 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $20.00

Home bartenders, space cadets, and cocktail-crazy tikiphiles will all enjoy this interactive symposium that is one part molecular mixology, one part basic science, and all cocktail quaffing fun! Join Ram Udwin of Boy Drinks World as he guides you on a spirited scientific journey that will blast your tiki drink game into outer space with modern techniques and culinary flavors. During the symposium, attendees will enjoy a hands-on learning experience in applying space age techniques to tiki cocktails, with the opportunity to sample a selection of cocktails created in class. Ram Udwin is the founder and creative mind behind Boy Drinks World, maker of fine cocktail bitters, tinctures, and other delightful things.

TO15_richard_fossMyths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions About Rum
with Richard Foss
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Friday August 14th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands.
Price: $25.00

Everything about rum is wrong: it wasn’t invented where or when popular histories claim, and the most famous sea chantey about it was invented by a novelist, not a pirate. The truth is more interesting: rum helped spark the American Revolution, was currency in Australia, entered 18th Century medical cabinets as a health tonic, and is still a sacramental offering among voodoo worshippers. Rum made sea voyages bearable in the 1850’s and tikis fashionable in the 1950’s, and it once fueled the economy of half the world.

TO15_Kelly PattersonCountdown To A Spectacular Celebration
with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Apocalypto Tequila

Saturday August 15th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.
Price: $15.00

You’re T minus sixty minutes from planning the mid-century space age party of your dreams! From Project Mercury to Teenagers From Outer Space, whether you pilot a swinging bachelor pad or a swank couple’s escape pod, we’ll provide inspiration, recipes and tips that will send your celebrations straight into the Milky Way!

TO15_MartinCate2012Where Did My Rum Come From? with Martin Cate
Sponsored by the Cat Eye Club
and Duncan Taylor Ind. Bottlings

Saturday August 15th, 2:00PM – 3:30PM and 4:00 – 5:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
UPDATE: THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS SOLD OUT!

A History of Merchant Bottlers & Private Labels That is Tastier than it Sounds. Explore the history of the rum trade through the fascinating stories of the merchants and brokers who helped bring interesting rums to the taverns of Europe and America. This centuries-old tradition continues to this day with modern brands taking on the role of offering unique and rare rums to consumers, often with unique cask finishes and creative blends. You’ll taste rare rums that illustrate both the role of the merchant bottler as well as the vast diversity of rums that are in the market today. Prepare for a sumptuous and flavorful journey into some of the best rums you’ll ever have!

San Diego Bartenders Tiki Battle at Tiki Oasis
Sponsored by Old Harbor Distilling Co.

Sunday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $15.00

This is your chance to watch a battle for the ages as the best tiki bartenders in San Diego meet to test their skills at Tiki Oasis! This is a space age battle with intergalactic implications as the harrowed inhabitants of Space Station TK-015 test these bartenders to determine which one has the skill and creativity to satisfy the rum hungry space pirates of PewPewPlaatar. The best tiki bartender will save the space station, win the San Diego Tiki Bartender Throwdown and wear our laurels for the coming year. Come for the spectacle and a taste (or three!) of victory

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Rum Cabana / Cigar and Rum Pairing Lounge

Which Cigars Pair Well With Deadhead Rum? Visit the Tiki Oasis Rum Cabana August 15th – 16th and Experience a Guided Tasting to Find Out! Tickets on sale soon…

 

 

TIKI OASIS 15 SPIRIT PARTNERS:
Angostura Rum and Bitters
Channel Islands Rum
Deadhead Rum
Apocalypto Tequila
CruzanShellback
Caribbean Rum
Papa’s Pilar
Pusser’s Rum
Galliano
Ballast Point
The Real McCoy
Forbidden Island
The Golden Tiki
Coco Real
VenTiki
ADVERTISERS
Bali Hai
5 Minutes of Rum
Rob’s Rum Guide/Miami Rum Fest
The Space Needler’s Intergalactic Bar Guide
The Rum Lab/California Rum Festival
Don The Beachcomber

Orbit the Tiki Oasis 15 Vendor Markeplace!


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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today” Marketplace
Prepare your retro-rockets to orbit over 100 out-of-this-world vendors selling hand-crafted Tiki art, vintage clothing, trinkets and more!


Tiki Oasis 15 Marketplace is FREE and open to the public unless noted otherwise!
Friday August 14th – Sunday 16th Only!
located at the Crowne Plaza, San Diego
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
www.tikioasis.com

Indoor Marketplace Preview
Friday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Upstairs LOFT opening til 9pm!)
3 Ballrooms in the Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Indoor Marketplace Preview & the Friday Sip n’ Shop
Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poolside Vending Suites
Please Note: Tickets, Wristbands, or Passes are required to attend this event

Tiki Oasis Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sat/ 5:00PM Sun
Outdoor Courtyard & Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Car Show & Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parking Lot

The Beauty Bungalow
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Parking Lot Bungalows

Featured Vendors!

Aloha Texas Tiki Co.
A Pin Up’s Closet
Bachelor Pad Magazine
Badland Beads
Bamboo Ben
BigToe Art
Bombshell Betty
Boney Betty
Bosko
Bowana
Cal Soul
Cat Scratch Clothing
Chick-A-BOOM!
Christine Benjamin Art & Design
Clever Vintage Clothing
Coco-Jack
Crazy Al
Culture Cove Gallery
Danger Factory
Desire Magneto
Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
Donnaland Vintage Variety
Dougddorr
Eric October
Fables by Barrie
Fancy Fruits
Fez-O-Rama
Fly Tahiti
Flying Shaka
Fox and Doll
Frog Island Tikis
Gecko’z South Seas Arts
Good Rockin’ Daddy
Goons from Goonsville
Grass Shack Traders
Grider Co.
Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Heidiline
Hula Moon Swimsuit Company
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Katt Mercy Designs
Kona Clive Tiki
Kustom Lane Gallery
Laurel Canyon 1969
Little Lost Tiki
Local Flavour
Lost Tiki Island
Love For Flowers
Lucky Mango
Lux de Ville
M Frank M Carvings
Mahalo Tiki
Mele Tiki Guys
Mikel Parton “MP”
Mimsy B’s Kitsch Korner
Mr. California
Mr. Smiley
Ms. Formaldehyde
MTKAHUNA Vintage Polynesia
Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
My Baby Jo
NORM Daniels
OB Tiki
Oblong Box Shop
Organic Jewelry By Allie
Panda and Me
Pop Culture Explosion
Popular Naughty
Poster Pop
Record Shop
Red Belles Boutique
Replay Vintage Sunglasses
Retro Ruthie
Reverend Ray’s Relics
Rock Steady
Romantic Rock
Shellback Caribbean Rum
Smokin’ Tikis
So. Cal Vintage Trailer
Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Suavecita
Suavecito
Sweet Siren Designs
Switched on Designs
Taboo Island
Tahiti Joe’s Hot Sauces
Tara Cajmonet
Temptress Fashion
The Art of Doug Horne
Thor Art
Tiki Beat
Tiki Bongos
Tiki Broker
Tiki Clay Lounge and Ceramic Designs
Tiki Diablo
Tiki King
Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Tiki Paws
Tiki Rob
Tiki Swag
Tiki tOny
Tikiland
Trixie’s Tiki Togs
Tweedlebop
Unique Vintage
Vintage Gal Boutique
Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Viva Dulce Marina
Wonderama
Woody Miller

Mystery Tiki Oasis 15 Saturday Headliner Revealed!


Otto and Baby Doe Present

Tiki Oasis 15
www.tikioasis.com
Yesterday’s Future Today!
San Diego August 1316, 2015

Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island Thursday August 13
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle

Tiki Oasis on Instagram


Tiki Oasis 15 “Tomorrow’s Future Today” Saturday Night Headliner is
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
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Here’s a  list of Tiki Oasis 15’s confirmed entertainment and symposiums so far!
Check out the event website for the full experience!

CONFIRMED ENTERTAINMENT
Event Host: King Kukulele
Man or Astro-Man?
Fono66
Project: Pimento
Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Ding Dong Devils
Clouseaux
The Outta Sites
The Phenomenauts
The Neptunas
The Little Richards
The Devil-Ettes
The Phantom Surfers
Man of Astroman?
Diddley Daddies
The Rosalyns
The Chocolate Watchband
The Angel and Robot Show
Els A Phonics
Millionaire Kids
Point Doom
Jason Lee &The R.I.P. Tides
Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

CONFIRMED TIKI OASIS 15 EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS
MIXOLOGY / FOOD
Richard Foss: Cocktail: History of Rum
Martin Cate: Where Did My Rum Come From? (two sessions)
Ram Udin: Advanced Bartending Techniques for the Atomic Age
Kelly Patterson: Countdown To A Spectacular Celebration!
FASHION
Penny Star Jr.: Pin-Up Posing 101
Shana Astrachan: Space Age Pin-Up Hair
Instructor TBA: The Sophisticated Art of Pin-Up Make-Up
Penny Starr Jr: Sci Fi Fashon: A History of Sci-Fi Costume Design
MUSIC / ART / CULTURE
Duke Weiss: Blast Off Music
Darren Bradley: Honolulu Modern: Architecture in Paradise
Eric October: Paper Craft
Will the Thrill & Scott: Future Schlock- Vintage Visions of Time and Space
Don Preston: Frank Zappa
Sven Kirsten: Treasures of Tiki Archeology
Jason Lee: Surf Guitars from Outer Space!
Jeff Chenault: Kahiki: Untold Stories of Columbus, Ohio’s Legendary Tiki Temple
Neil Norman: Conversation with the Last Great Space Rock Composer
Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Outer Space Slide Show
Danny Biederman: Sci-Fi Meets Spy-Fi
King Kukulele – Uke Jam
Domenic Priore: Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier
DANCE
Szandora: Hula Hoop Symposium
Violetta Beretta: Let’s Get Hip to Hula!
Devil-Ettes: Galactic Au Go Go!
Ruby Joule: Tahitian Dance
YOGA
Tana the Tattooed Lady: Tiki Oasis Yoga

8/13-15: Tiki Oasis 15 – YESTERDAY’S FUTURE, TODAY!


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Otto and Baby Doe Present
Tiki Oasis 15
Yesterday’s Future Today!
San Diego August 13-15, 2015
Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island Thursday August 13
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle
Tiki Oasis on Instagram
 
Preview this year’s live entertainment at this link
Super Interstellar Saturday headlining act will be revealed on June 1!
 
Prepare yourself for this year’s theme:
Yesterday’s Future, Today!

The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable.

Whether it was a World’s Fair or Disneyland’s Tomorrowland (1955), It seemed that the interest in other worlds in outer space was equally as intriguing as our curiosity of primitive cultures. All World’s Fairs had “International” exhibits displaying Exotic and Primitive cultures alongside the most modern aspects of technology. Similarly, with a short walk across Disnelyland’s Main Street, tourists traveled from the advanced technologies of Tomorrowland to the wilds of Adventureland’s Polynesian garden –  The Tiki Room and the Jungle Cruise. In 1947 the world listened and read about the Kon Tiki raft sailing across the South Pacific toward the most remote island on earth – Easter Island. Ten years later the Western world watched as Russia’s Sputnik sailed into outer space to begin The Space Race. Soon thereafter Apollo jettisoned the first men to the moon. The Telstar satellite (1962) inspired Joe Meek to pen the #1 Surf instrumental tune of the same name using cutting edge recording techniques (the single was backed by B Side “Jungle Fever”).

From late 19th century Jules Verne Sci-Fi voyages to the perfect future of The Jetsons (and their primitive counterparts The Flintstones); From Fritz Lang’s Futurist inspired Metropolis (1927) to The Star Trek Enterprise’s search for the final frontier, man’s love of Modernism and Primitivism have run parallel in space (Mars and the Moon) as it has on earth (the remote islands of The Polynesian Triangle)

Captain James Cook desired to go “farther than any other man has been before”. He discovered many remote islands as well as sailing to Antarctica and being the first to chart parts of Alaska, the final frontier of the Age of Discovery. Ironically we ended up putting a man on the moon decades before we discovered the last tribes in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Just as Captain Cook’s Endeavor sailed uncharted seas, Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk’s Enterprise took voyages into outer space to discover “strange new worlds, uncharted civilizations, and exotic people.”

To ensure a safe voyage we have have assembled a stellar crew of Space Cadets to lead you on your journey to the stars: Flight Engineer Danny Biederman; Command Pilot Don Preston; Mission Specialist Neil Norman; Educator Mission Specialists Duke Weiss and Jeff Chenault; Space Flight Participants Sven KirstenRichard FossMartin CateWill the Thrill, and Domenic Priore.

In 2015, we here at Tiki Oasis will take you on warp speed from the garage-rock primitivism of The Chocolate Watchband and the vintage style Exotica of Tikiyaki Orchestra to the Blast Off Rock from Earth’s capitol’s house band The Phenomenauts.


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New Deadhead Rum packaging launched earlier this month using artists’ submissions of their interpretation of a tsantsa—the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy.­ The new bottle features a large scar on the back where the brain would have been extracted, designed by the artist Q; several windows to show the rum level (“the drink-o-meter”), created by Jason Janes (aka 3Sheets); a heavier brow, pinned ears and the brand’s name embossed across the forehead, crafted Rodney McLellan (aka Odd Rodney). You will without a doubt want to take a bottle home as a trophy for yourself.

Exquisite molasses-coffee silkiness on the mouth, deepened by a hint of black pepper, turmeric and orange cloves. Sumptuous yet light-hearted, there’s no burn or bitterness. The cedar and exotic barrel influence is apparent through a burnt brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and toffee backdrop.

Rated 95—The Tasting Panel

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My name is Zippy Moondog and I love Hawaiian Shirts. For 15 years I have shared my passion for aloha-wear from my shop ‘Hula Girl’ on the beautiful island of Kauai. I recently launched the Web site ‘Hawaiian Shirt Dude‘ so I could spread aloha to the rest of the world, and the response has been amazing. I’m making new friends worldwide and making the world a better place one shirt at a time. This will be my first Tiki Oasis and I look forward to meeting all of you!

Tiki Oasis 14 Recap, Miss Tiki Oasis, TO15!


Tiki Oasis 14 recap – meet Miss Tiki Oasis – 2015 event dates and media coverage!


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Tiki Oasis attendees and participants might tell you that they feel like the event, which happened in mid-August, ended only days ago. Others will tell you about their PTOD (post Tiki Oasis depression), a post-event emptiness which leaves them yearning for more. Either way, you can see that Tiki Oasis leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved! In the meantime, meet Miss Tiki Oasis 14, check out some press links and calendar the dates for Tiki Oasis 15!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki”
Presented by Tiki Club Liquors and Steady Clothing
In Association with Angostura Rum and Bitters, Galliano, Zacapa Rum, Ballast Point, Deadhead and Blue Chair Bay Rum
Benefiting The Surfrider Foundation, The Beat Museum and WildCoast
August 2014 San Diego, CA

The 14th annual Tiki Oasis event, themed “Beat Tiki” for its’ look at many aspects of the Beat Generation, was an extremely well-attended  four-day extravaganza fueled by mid-century inspired entertainment and culture. A great time was had by over 3000 attendees and event participants!


Ruby Joule Miss Tiki Oasis 2014

MISS TIKI OASIS 2014

Ruby Joule of Austin has been crowned Miss Tiki Oasis 2014. Ruby is a native of Austin, TX with extensive experience in dance, theater and film. Her training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and nine years of traditional Polynesian and hula dance with Tropical Productions Company. Her theatrical career includes starring roles in many prominent Austin productions and in film, and has appeared on the covers and in the pages of magazines such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Famous Monsters of Filmland! Check out her website here


Stay Tuned for Tiki Oasis 15:
“Tomorrows Future Today”, August 13-16, 2015!


TIKI OASIS 14 MEDIA COVERAGE

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” received an incredible amount of coverage this year. On behalf of the organizers and myself, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to every one of you who reported and wrote about the event! Here’s a list of press links.

BROADCAST MEDIA
Video: CBS 8 News – It’s Tiki Time!
Video: Fox 5 TV News –  Tiki Oasis Preview
Audio: KCBQ Saturday Night Sock Hop-  Podcast with phone in to host Mike Zuccaro live from Tiki Oasis August 16
KCRW  Recommended things to do email
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part one
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part two
KPBS Tiki Oasis Event Overview
Video: KPBS Tiki Oasis Goes Beat, Can You Dig It?
NBC Los Angeles San Diego Swank Tiki Convention
NBC San Diego Indie Music Takeover Tiki Oasis Mention
Audio: Retro Cocktail Hour, heard on Kansas Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio, WESA Pittsburgh, WAMU HD3 Washington DC and WKMS Murray KY
Video: San Diego 6  Tiki Oasis on San Diego Living 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRINT AND INTERNET
Cartwheel Art Like, Dig That Tiki Art Man!
Flavorpill A four-day celebration of Tiki culture, this time with a Beat-Generation twist.
Los Angeles Beat Sips, Savors and Shopping at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Rolly Crump brings Enchanted Tiki Room to Life at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Interview with The Standells at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Beauty, Tiki Oasis Style
Los Angeles Beat Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at Tiki Oasis
Images: Los Angeles Weekly Lina in LA Tiki Oasis Photo Slideshow
Los Angeles Weekly Tiki Oasis a Convention for Fans of Retro Tropical Kitsch
Video: Lost in Paradise Beat Tiki at the Bali Hai
Modern San Diego CalTiki preview
San Diego City Beat City Beat’s Three Recommendations for the week
San Diego Coast Life Visitors Guide Tiki Oasis Highlights
San Diego Eater In Honor of Tiki Oasis Local Bars Serving Tiki Drinks
San Diego Eater Cocktail Symposium Blurb
San Diego News Online Tiki Oasis 14 Beat Tiki Main Event
San Diego Reader Report from Tiki Oasis (Sunday)
San Diego Reader Tiki Oasis 2014 Art Show Calander Reccomendation (print)
San Diego Reader Event listing
San Diego Troubador Fest to Celebrate those Cool and Crazy Beats
San Diego.org Five Fun Tiki Finds Throuout San Diego
See California San Diego Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival
Union Tribune Interview with Mike Stax for Tiki Oasis 1014
Union Tribune The Beat Goes On at Tiki Oasis
Union Tribune N+D Entertainment Section Tiki Oasis Calander Reccomendation (print image)

MIXOLOGY
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki Symposium Preview!
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki post event coverage
Boy Drinks World Prepping for Tiki Oasis with DIY Falernum
LA Cocktails Calandar Tiki Oasis listing
The Pineapple Man Tiki Blog Attack of the Clones
Three of Strong Tiki Oasis 14 Cocktail Symposiums

NATIONAL, INTERNATIOINAL, BLOGS & MISC.
Bittersweet Susie blog  Talks about Rolly Crump’s symposium
Eichler Network – CA Modern Where Tiki meets Beat with Baby Doe quotes
Examiner.com Celebrate National Rum day at Tiki Oasis
LGBT Weekly Tiki Oasis and Miss Tiki Oasis 2014 mention
Mister Suave.com Unnoficial Tiki Oasis 2014 Modcast
Mr. Eliminator Blogspot Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki in San Diego!
Pin Curl Magazine Ruby’s Recollections of Tiki Oasis 2014
Quartz (QZ.com) Four Day Work Week article with AP photog Cabana Crew photo
Rod Authority  The 14th Tiki Oasis Hits The Beat–Beatnik & Tiki Collide
Tartines to Tikis – Tiki Oasis 2014
The Atomic Grog Otto von Stroheim Pioneering Event Promoter
Toys R Evil Mike Nemo Tiki Toys at Tiki Oasis
Valley of the Barbie Doll Tiki Oasis 2014
Vintage Fashon Guild Forum Tiki Oasis ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 4th
US Airways Magazine Tiki Oasis Mention (print)

PHOTO ALBUMS – photos by Lee Joseph / Reverberations Media
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