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4 tiki related bands playing this fri. in Mar. Vista So. Cal.
bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8847
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-01-08 10:45 am   Permalink

bump for tonight
Jeff(btd)



 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-01-08 7:10 pm   Permalink

one last bump, 1 hour away.
get yer butts over there and support our tiki bruddahs.

Jeff(btd)



 
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Capt. R.H. Falernum
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Joined: Mar 05, 2009
Posts: 249
From: Mar Vista (Los Angeles), CA
Posted: 2010-01-08 7:35 pm   Permalink

OK, I'm in.

I'll be there as close to start as I can although traffic & cocktails at the Mar Vista Lanes bar might delay me slightly.


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1550
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2010-01-09 10:47 am   Permalink

Thanks to all that came out!!! There was a pretty good turn out last night. It was really alot of fun !!! All of the bands were freaking GREAT !!I hope we can all do another show again someday. I really don't advertise "The Hard Riders" shows on here at Tiki Central because we are a Punk band not Tiki !!

So if anybody is interested in the band I am in just visit
www.Thehardriders.com or go to www.myspace.com/thehardriders

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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8847
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-01-09 11:17 am   Permalink

RIDE HARD!!

that was a fun show last night.
I think we got about 15 tiki peeps there.
good job thanks everybody.

overall turn out was around 50 or so.

Jeff(btd)





 
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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2682
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2010-01-09 1:10 pm   Permalink

JOHN-O's Show Review

Started out the evening at Mar Vista Bowl to get fortified. This place is a Tiki destination in itself. Not only does Bigbro document the place in pgs. 114-115 of Tiki Modern but there's an actual vintage Tiki outside. The cocktail lounge there, while not the original Tiki bar of past, is a fine place for cheap drinks amongst an interesting group of regulars. There I had several drinks with Dave and Rebecca of Purple Orchid, Sperm Whale, Crazy Al, and Big Tiki Dude.

From there it was a short walk down to Timewarp. It's a really cool space to see bands perform inside a guitar store. Caught up with RoseRed who made the trek out from the SFV.

The first band up was the Karma Dealers, who played a great set of blues-inspired garage rock. Sorry, I was still buzzed from the Wild Turkeys so I forgot to pull out my camera.

Next up was the Hard Riders featuring TC's Sperm Whale. This was the first great surprise of the evening. I don't know why, but I just assumed they were going to be a surf band. What they were however, was an old-school (2nd generation) punk rock band. Think early 1980's OC/South Bay beach punk. Not super hardcore but I kept thinking of Channel 3 and MDC for some reason. Now I loves my surf instrumentals, but this classic punk rock style is even better !! (Sorry BTD). Sperm Whale, please post your next gig on California Events.




Next up was the Ding Dong Devils. This was the 2nd great surprise of the evening. I was expecting a classic exotica band but these guys have invented their own genre. You might think of them as the Tiki B-52's but I think of them this way: Imagine the Cramps visit the Tiki-Ti and get totally fucked up on Ray's Mistakes. There they hear a Martin Denny tune and then decide to combine psycho-billy with an exotica inspiration. The result to me would be the Ding Dong Devils.



Last but not least were the Insect Surfers. I only have two words here: "Tiger Shark" !!

Plus who's that guy on the far right? I don't remember him from the old line-up. Isn't he a Tikiyaki?



All in all this was one great and eclectic show !!

Next time listen to BTD and GO. You won't regret it.


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-01-09 1:17 pm   Permalink

Cool Daddy O,
er uh John O



Jeff(btd)




 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2010-01-09 3:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks John-O for the props and the photos!!! I will keep you in the loop for when we play next!! I will also give you a CD the next time I see you!!
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2010-01-09 4:42 pm   Permalink


Nice. I'll probably be at Don's this Mon at around 5:30pm.


 
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congawa
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Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 356
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-01-09 7:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks to everyone who came out -- it was a lot of fun, and we in the DDD's had a great time! It's great that all the bands had a "tiki-scene" connection, yet it was a completely eclectic night!

Thanks John-O....great to meet you, and I like your description of the band -- I think it's on target. Timewarp Music is a really cool store -- there were some items on the wall that would have fit Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival, like the "Rooster Roaster" guitar, and the highlight was the guitar someone made using a Simon game as the body!

I didn't know of the history of the Mar Vista Lanes, and didn't want to drink much before the show -- otherwise I would have joined everyone over there beforehand. I'll have to make a trip there sometime (I always try to support surviving bowling alleys when I can).


 
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congawa
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-01-09 7:18 pm   Permalink

Oops, I went and blew the illusion you crafted for us John-O! I should say the reason I didn't drink at Mar Vista Lanes was because I'd already had so many Ray's Mistakes at Tiki Ti!

Caltiki of the Ding Dong Devils

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On 2010-01-09 19:13, congawa wrote:
I didn't know of the history of the Mar Vista Lanes, and didn't want to drink much before the show -- otherwise I would have joined everyone over there beforehand. I'll have to make a trip there sometime (I always try to support surviving bowling alleys when I can).






 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2010-01-10 07:59 am   Permalink

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On 2010-01-09 13:10, JOHN-O wrote:
JOHN-O's Show Review

Sperm Whale, please post your next gig on California Events.





I told him that last time I saw him. Post it in beyond Tiki, but do post it! Spermy is a respected and veteran member of this forum! I definitely want to know when his band is playing!


 
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