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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.