TIKI OASIS 14: “BEAT TIKI” PROMOTIONAL MUSIC SAMPLER
Like, focus your audio man, this preview to coolsville is not for sale…but put together to give your ears an idea of what’s in store for attending urban beachcomber-bohemians!
This year, Tiki Oasis features hosts King Kukulele and El Vez, along with (in alphabetical order) Boss Fink, The Cocksmen, The Devil-Ettes, The Hang Ten Hangmen, ÌXTAHUELE, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, The Kilaueas, The Lampshades, The Loons, LOVE Revisited, Martini Kings, Phast n’ Bulbous, The Satin Chaps, The Shimmy Shakers, The Standells, Tiki Joe’s Ocean, The Unclaimed, and others TBA –
Event DJs include Howie Pyro, Johnny Bartlett, Phast Phreddie, Skipper Josh, Barbara Blaz, Domenic Priore, Norman Cabrera, Strike, The Kitsch Niche, Switched on Audrey, Lee Joseph, Axle, Patrick G Robinson, Duke Weiss, Jon Buchard, Tiki Tena & Jeff BigTikiDude, Tanoa Samoa Boy, Nuria Alsina, Wesley, Anja & Mike Stax plus the crew of LuxuriaMusic.com in the hotel lobby!
We’ve put together this Tiki Oasis 14 “Beat Tiki” promo sampler which is, of course, not for sale – but compiled to tickle your auditory nerves with some things you’ll be hearing at the event. The tracks are by several of this year’s performing acts plus some bonus cuts from the original beat era, submitted by event DJs, all for you to enjoy and share on your radio show and/or podcastr blog. If you do play any tracks- be sure to mention the event dates and the website www.tikioasis.com and send us link or playlist, and we’ll share on our socials!
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1) Cock Roach – Jack Kerouac:
Sounds from the original Beat Era
2) Brugmansia – XTAHUELE
ÌXTAHUELE is a Swedish exotica band playing in the acoustic, original style of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman
3) Swingin’ Shepard Blues – Martini Kings
The Martini Kings, the leaders in lounge, return to Tiki Oasis with their intoxicating sounds. You’ve heard their music on hit shows like Entourage, Six Feet Under and more.
4) Swing Low Sweet Cadillac – Aggie Dukes
Sounds from the original Beat Era
5) Bring Me the Head of Jerry Garcia – Phast n Bulbous
NYC DJ and former ’70s rock ‘n’ roll / punk fanzine editor and label head (Back Door Man) Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus lead this poetry-with-a-beat group who are re-uniting for Tiki Oasis 14 “Beat Tiki”
6) 5th Horsemen – Boss Fink
Hailing from Southern California, BOSS FINK embodies the musical spirit of the region that’s known for its surfing and drag racing.
7) Vanishing Breed – Davie Allan & The Arrows
In the late sixties, Davie Allan & The Arrows carved their niche in the musical history books with an array of classic instrumentals and two dozen motion picture soundtracks. Since 1996 Davie has toured the US and Europe playing festivals and clubs.
8) Zombie Stomp – The Hang-Ten Hangmen
The Hang-Ten Hangmen traveled forward through time from a previous era to learn how to play surf music in the 21st Century.
9) Destination Mars – Frosty And The Diamonds
Sounds from the original Beat Era
10) Catch on Quick – The Satin Chaps
Portland’s The Satin Chaps ply their trade in the largely uncharted waters of European style go-go/ soul of ‘60s era groove-pop mixing hints of American instrumental soul and garage
11) Tunguska Blast! – The Kilaueas
Berlin’s The Kilaueas are a traditional surf band with a crazy guitarist who really is into experimenting new ways of developing surf while jumping around the stage like a madman!
12) Tunisian Twist – The Shimmy Shakers
Four dapper dudes from San Francisco makin’ super slinky sexy tunes to shake, bump, and grind your rump to.
13) Rod Swirling – Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides
Known for his live group, Dionysus Records recording artists 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.
14) The Gull – The Unclaimed
The Unclaimed were one of the first and best of the “garage revival bands”. Although they adhered to a purist 1966 American teen garage ethic, bandleader and visionary Shelley Ganz’s songs were always fresh, original and utterly distinctive. The group broke up ’87 and is now back in action with a sack of old favorites, a stockpile of new songs, and a garage rock vengeance!
15) My Desolation – The Loons
Evoking the wildest trips of the ’66 Sunset Strip, the Loons have been playing their smart, stylish brand of psychotic beat music for almost twenty years. Their lead singer is Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine.
16) Try It – The Standells
Best known for their hit ‘Dirty Water’, The Standells released a string of garage rock singles in the mid to late 1960’s, which are now regarded as proto-punk classics. The Standells have continued to actively perform throughout the world. The group consists of original members Larry Tamblyn (lead singer & keyboard) and John Fleck (bassist), plus Mark Adrian (co-lead singer & guitar) and drummer Greg Burnham.
17) Seven & Seven Is – LOVE Revisited
The music of legendary sixties cult favorites Love, lives on, as LOVE Revisited. The band consists of co-founder and original lead guitarist Johnny Echols, along with Mike Randle, Dave Chapple and David Green, with occasional “special guest” appearances by original drummer Michael Stuart-Ware. At Tiki Oasis Love will be joined onstage by original Love bassist (1965-1966) John Fleck who is still a member The Standells (1967-present)
18) Gilligan’s Island – The Cocksmen
The Cocksmen may be an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, north London by Ian St. James in 1964. The band rose to mid-level fame during the mid 1960s and were part of the British Invasion of the U.S. The group released a string of records, most of which were considered commercial failures. The band experienced a revival in the early 1970s when their fifth single “Gilligans Island” charted in the top 100
19) California – Eden Ahbez / California Orchestra
Original Beat Era sounds – Eden Ahbez will be a subject of a Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” s
ABOUT TIKI OASIS
Tiki Oasis’ “Beat-Tiki” weekender offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context. Spend a carefree weekend in an urban oasis amidst fellow barefoot bohemians, reveling in the kind of art, music, literature and mixology that is sure to flip your lid!
In the spirit of Beat literati, The Beat Museum (San Francisco) will host a pop-up bookstore as well as an expanded booksigning event. There will be several scheduled and spontaneous poetry readings by well-known and unknown authors and poets. And we have increased the number of educational symposiums: Learn about the proto-hippie, flute-playing poet, composer, naturalist, and urban explorer Eden Ahbez with researcher/author Brian Chidester; The heart of the Venice Beach Beatnik scene is examined by author Domenic Priore; Beat era artist, original Disney Imagineer, and creator of the Tiki Room Tikis, Rolly Crump, shares his thoughts; and many more.
Last year’s Tiki Oasis drew 3000 attendees and included three hotels, including the sold-out eight story Crowne Plaza where most of the event takes place.