Beat, Booze and Books! Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Mixology Symposiums
and a Cigar / Rum Pairing Lounge!
Dear spirit lovers and writers,
In its’ 14th year, Tiki Oasis is offering over 30 educational Symposiums. Here is a list of the event’s mixology Symposiums, for cocktail, and beat literature fans alike! If you are a writer and would like to do a post about our Symposiums, speak with or interview Tiki Oasis talent or organizers, need images, recipes, etc, please contact me via the Reverberations Media or Tiki Oasis contact forms.
Check out the list of event spirit sponsors, on the right of the event home page
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion with Author Philip Greene
Sponsored by Papa’s Pilar
Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves deeper into the author’s drinking habits than ever before, sharing stories around drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself. Booksigning to directly follow Philip Greene’s symposium.
Sponsored by Ballast Point
Bitters and tinctures aid home and professional bartenders in bringing balance and zest to their cocktails – adding perhaps the perfect final element to a well-crafted tiki libation. In this class, you will get an introduction to cocktail bitters, their history and how they are made. The class will culminate with a discussion on the how and why of using bitters in creating complex and delicious tiki drinks. Ram Udwin is a bitters maker, a booze blogger and a cocktail man, dedicated to the study and better enjoyment of spirited libations attend.
On the Cheap with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Tiki Club Liquors
Cut Down On The High Cost Of Entertaining! In the book “On the Road”, the character Remi is quoted as saying: “You know what President Truman said: We must cut down on the cost of living.” Ok so maybe they did a little bit of the five finger discount to cut down on the costs! This symposium hosted by Kelly Patterson from “Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en” gives you tips and tricks on how to entertain with flair on the cheap! Recycling, using leftovers, creative use of found items and picking items on sale. Ahem…. just no stealing!
with Martin Cate
Featuring Angostura No. 1, Denizen Merchant Reserve and Privateer Rums. Co-Sponsored by Lost Spirits, Owney’s, The Real McCoy, Penny Blue and Rhum Clement. (note, to accommodate all who wish to attend there will be two Join the Rum Revolution symposiums)
There’s never been a better time to be a rum lover! Join Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate on a guided tasting of the very latest in brand new rums. Incredible & complex rums are now hitting the market in record numbers, and Martin has personally curated a selection of some of the best from producers both new and established. You’ll participate in a lively discussion and learn how you can help play a part in shaping this exciting and growing segment. I mean, we all love rum, right? RIGHT?! So spend an afternoon with some of the finest new tipples in town!
with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Sponsored by Ballast Point
Booze writers Derek Hembree and Dr. Clint Lanier are back at Tiki Oasis to guide audiences through the cocktails enjoyed by the Beats. Audiences will explore the favorite drinks of the most notable Beat writers and of the authors who influenced them. Learn the history of the drinks, their ingredients and why they came to gather in such sublime fusions. The presentation includes cocktail mixing demonstrations and samples.
Denizen Rum and Lost Spirits.
Saturday August 16th
Denizen Rum and Muneca Cigars
Sunday August 17th
Lost Spirits and Muneca Cigars
WONDER WHO WILL BE THE 2014 MISS TIKI OASIS!?
Help us choose our next “Miss Tiki Oasis”.
2014 Pin Up Pageant
Sponsored by Pin Up America Magazine
Voting will be Tuesday July 15th – Sunday July 20th!! Click Here
You may vote ONCE A DAY for your top candidate! We will be combining votes from this public poll with votes from our online panel of judges from the world of pin-up/dance/modeling/pr to determine our finalists! Finalists will be posted at tikioasis.com on Monday July 21st but only ONE can be the winner and be crowned Miss Tiki Oasis 2014!!
Friends of Tiki Oasis, save 15% on your entire order at MadameMadeline.com from a huge array of brand name false lashes from Katy Perry, Eylure, Ardell, Red Cherry, Bullseye…nail products from House of Holland, accessories and more. Use the coupon code TIKI14 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire purchase.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15th
1 pm: The History of Lingerie with Penny Starr Jr.
Penny Starr Jr. will take you on a journey from the destruction of the corset, the development of the brassiere, to the burning of the bra! Open to both men and woman to attend. This class is meant for those 18 and older. Live models.
2:15 pm: Pin Up Clothing Poolside Fashion Show
Don’t be square. Be there.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16th
1 pm: Beat Girl Hair
Sponsored by Dr. Rubin’s Pomade
Learn the secrets of the perfect 1950s’ Beat Girl Hairstyle with resident Tiki Oasis Hair Expert, Lady Borgia. This is combination lecture and hands-on class and will cover styles for both short and long hair
2:45pm: Pin-Up Makeup: Create the Perfect Cat Eye
Co-Sponsored by A Pin Up’s Closet and Madame Madeline
Want to learn how to perfect the classic Cat Eye? Join retro makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares her professional tips and tricks. Participants will receive a custom boudoir bag containing a pair of cat eye sunglasses from A Pin Up’s Closet and Bullseye lashes courtesy of Madame Madeline, as well as goodies from Fox and Doll and San Diego’s own Cat Eye Club.
4pm: Pin-Up Makeup: Finishing Touches
Sponsored by Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair will teach you how to get the perfect brows and red hot lips.
MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Check out a cavalcade of burlesque stars in a special Midnight Show! Join us in the in the Lagoon Room and enjoy the best of the best in burlesque from all over the US of A and beyond! Temptress Fashion merch and spanking booth on site for your delight!
ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Join us at the Tiki Oasis Beauty Bungalow Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm. Located next to the car show, please pop by anytime to shop and get on the spot pin-up beauty styling & make-up!
Special Tiki Oasis 2014 price Make-Up $60 / Pin-Up Hair Styling $60! Hair/Makeup Combined Package Price 100! Walk-ins welcome, but availability is limited and will book up, so we suggest you make an appointment in advance.
Have you ever dreamt of having your own Pin-Up Photos? Tiki Oasis is thrilled to be joining forces with renowned pin-up photographer Scott Saw (Vixen Photography) to once again bring the Tiki Oasis audience these fine Glamour Pin-Up Packages! We have several packages available so please click here to sign up today!
Optional: You may also choose to be considered for a Tiki Oasis spotlight in an upcoming edition of Pin Curl Magazine!
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!
For detailed Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” entertainer bios and images, click here
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TIKI OASIS 14: “BEAT TIKI” SAMPLER!
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.
The Lampshades to perform “Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki”
The Lampshades will return to Tiki Oasis in 2014. The duo who performed at Tiki Oasis 10 and 12 is a cult comedy team fresh from the cruise ship circuit, spinning pop and rock into comedy gold as they work out the kinks in their amusingly tortured relationship with Kate Flannery (Meredith from NBC’s “The Office” and the host of TVGuide Network’s “Stand Up in Stilletos”) and the very funny Scot Robinson (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”) The Lampshades are America’s favorite dying lounge act taking the world by storm one odd gig at a time. Check them out on “Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place,” “NASA Safety Day, Joe’s Pub,” and “Bentzen Ball, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.”
View a video of The Lampshades at Tiki Oasis 10, introduced by Charles Phoenix: www.youtube.com/watch?v=17uUNv3ieSI
Tiki Oasis is a family produced Polynesian Pop lifestyle weedender 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 lifestyle. Tiki Oasis attendees experience three days and
Also performing Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki will be King Kukulele, El Vez, The Standells, LOVE Revisited, Ixtahuele, Davie Allan and The Arrows, The Unclaimed, The Satin Chaps, The Kilaueas, The Devil-Ettes, The Martini Kings, Tiki Joe’s Ocean, The Loons, The Cocksmen, Boss Fink, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, Phast n’ Bulbous, Hang Ten Hangmen, Los Shimmy Shakers, plus a plethora of burlesque dancers, educators, authors, mixologists, artists, carvers and more. Event DJs include: Howie Pyro, Jon Burchard, Tanoa, Domenic Priore, Nuria, Axel, The Kilaueas, Johnny Bartlett, Skipper Josh, Lee Joesph, Norm Cabrera, Jeff BigTikiDude and Kristena, Wesley, Mike Stax, AND the crew of LuxuriaMusic.com!
For more information contact Lee Joseph at Reverberations Media, click here.