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(Nor. Cal.) Forbidden Island Surf Music Festival and Food Cart Expo, Sun. Aug. 1st., 2pm
bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-07-13 11:36 pm   Permalink



WHAT:
A special, one of a kind summertime Food & Music Festival at Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda - Eat, drink, dance, and be merry, Tiki style! It's a SURFIN' SMORGASBORD!

Sonic Swell presents:
THE FIRST FORBIDDEN ISLAND SURFING MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Sunday August 1, 2010, $10, 2PM doors open, Music at 3
Advance tickets available through BrownPaperTickets.com

Surf Music, the instrumental soundtrack for generations of wave riders comes to the exotic island of Alameda on August 1, 2010.

A music indigenous to California with a beat like the relentless tides of the Pacific, Surf has made fans and influenced musicians worldwide. Since the early 60s when songs like "Pipeline" and "Wipeout" topped the charts, the reverberated instrumental sound's popularity has waxed and waned, but continues with a hardcore following that won't let it die. Quentin Tarantino's 1994 cult classic "Pulp Fiction" brought surf music back into the spotlight and relaunched the career of Dick Dale, and his anthem, "Miserlou", spawned the "Third wave" revival, inspiring a whole new generation of double pickin' gremmies.

Forbidden Island owner Michael Thanos and music booker Will "the Thrill" Viharo have made this island destination, already popular for its world class mixology, a Mecca for touring surf bands and their fans. This timeless brand of pulsating "marine-music" suits the rich tropical/nautical decor of the lounge, and though the sound is much more aggressive than the typical tiki bar exotica you might expect, it makes for a lively, retro-rockin' atmosphere, especially when combined with the exotic elixirs Forbidden Island is famous for. The plan now is to make this initial four-band exposition the first of many future annual, weekend-long events featuring bands from around the world.

Headlining the Surfing Music Festival is Alameda's own Meshugga Beach Party, who can proudly call themselves "The World's Greatest Jewish Surf Band." Dressed as Rabbis they perform traditional Jewish music in a heavy reverb surf style, perfect for dancing the hora in your baggies.
http://www.meshuggabeachparty.com/meshugga/index.htm
The Wadadli Riders are a trio of Italians who live in Antigua, because the Carribean swells are better than the Mediterranean surf. The band frequently tours Europe and this show is the first stop of their summer US tour.
http://www.myspace.com/wadadliriders
Frankie & The Pool Boys is a new group created by Ferenc Dobronyi, leader of the Bay Area's long running psychedelic surf band Pollo del Mar. Dobronyi wanted to play in a style reminiscent of his early 60's heros, so he assembled the finest players around, including drummer Naotaka Seki of the Surf Coasters, who will be flying in from Japan for this tour.
http://www.myspace.com/frankieandthepoolboys
Straight outta San Pablo come The Deadbeats, the youngest surf band on the scene. Their style is blistering, ear popping, speed surf. The Deadbeats are the future of surf music– passionate about the genre, with the chops to take it new and wonderful places.
http://www.myspace.com/deadbeats63

All this, and for extra saucy, sizzling sex appeal - live Go-Go dancers!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
FI's own Suzanne Long presents FOOD CART MANIA!
Totally killin’ surf bands all day and go-go dancers not enough? How about a sea of gourmet food carts all day at Forbidden Island? Join us for an East Bay convergence of amazing food carts that will completely
blow you away. Over 10 food carts will be in our backlot, offering a bountiful buffet to choose from, including:

THE PIZZA HACKER
http://thepizzahacker.com/

PEARL'S KITCHEN
http://www.roaminghunger.com/pearlskitchen

THE LUMPIA CART
http://twitter.com/LumpiaCart

SOUL COCINA
http://blog.soulcocina.com/

Mad4Madelines
http://twitter.com/mad4madeleines

ADOBO HOBO
http://adobohobo.blogspot.com/

MaliNumNumTreats
http://twitter.com/malinumnumtreat

PLUS! Luscious Salads, Fresh Oysters, and much
more.

WHEN: Doors open 2PM, Saturday, August 1; music 3PM-6PM (food all day, or while it lasts!)

HOW MUCH: $10

WHERE: FORBIDDEN ISLAND TIKI LOUNGE, 1304 Lincoln Ave., Alameda
http://www.forbiddenislandalameda.com/

Don’t miss this unique multi-sensory overload! It's a bitchin' belchin' blowout!
BON APPETIT, COWABUNGA & ALOHA!

[ This Message was edited by: bigtikidude 2010-07-13 23:38 ]

[ This Message was edited by: bigtikidude 2010-07-15 00:50 ]


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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-07-15 12:52 am   Permalink





 
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Coco Loco
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2010-07-15 10:15 am   Permalink

Holy Cow! That's a lot of bands! By the way, the food carts are phenomenal. It's gonna be a FUN day!!!

 
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-07-15 3:00 pm   Permalink

My mom will be in town..I think I will have to bring her to this so she can see what in heck I mean by tiki and experience Forbidden Island for herself.

 
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Molokai Mike
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Posted: 2010-07-15 3:05 pm   Permalink

Advance tickets go on sale today:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/120369

only $10: 4 Surf bands, 10 food carts, go-go dancers and more!
(proceeds go directly to Sonic Swell)


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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-07-15 7:55 pm   Permalink

I'm gonna roll a crack dealer so I can try to make it up for this show.
sounds outta sight.

Jeff(btd)



 
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Molokai Mike
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Posted: 2010-07-27 10:07 am   Permalink

It's this Sunday: Killer-surf bands, food carts extraordinaire and go-go dancers!! You don't wanna miss this...

 
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Brenda's Tiki Hut
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Posted: 2010-07-27 10:24 am   Permalink

Got our tickets! Should be a nice send-off for TikiBob who flies home that evening. And I hear Monet2U will be there with her yummy cupcakes!

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-07-27 11:16 am   Permalink

Damn,
can't make it up.
sigh.....

Jeff(btd)



 
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Savage Tiki
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Posted: 2010-07-27 10:41 pm   Permalink

I don't really like to party on Sundays because like most Mondays are a work day for me and when I go to the Island I tend to tie more than one on... But after reading more about this and doing my research I'm going to dive in and let my work on Monday be damned!

Now never having gone to the Antiques by the Bay I would like to know where that is too so I can get some tiki swag before the shows.

Anybody want to share with me where the Antiques by the Bay is? I know that Alameda is a small island but I don't want to have to drive all over it in order to find it.


 
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Molokai Mike
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Posted: 2010-07-28 2:33 pm   Permalink

Antiques by the bay: If you're driving through the tunnel, make a right on Atlantic Avenue and a right on Main street and follow the signs. Pretty easy to find.
If you're coming from Park Street, or Forbidden Island, drive down Lincoln towards Webster, right on Webster, left on Atlantic etc.
Festivities at FI begin at 2pm, pretty much when the fair starts winding down, so good timing! See you then!


 
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Shecky
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Posted: 2010-08-02 11:17 pm   Permalink

thanks to all you tiki-philes coming out and showing us surf bands some love. We really appreciate it. Forbidden Island is the best!

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-08-03 12:26 am   Permalink

http://surfguitar101.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12764&start=15

scroll down for some reviews

Jeff(btd)



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Molokai Mike
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Posted: 2010-08-05 2:51 pm   Permalink

At last Sunday's premiere "Surfin' Smorgasbord," Forbidden Island was hit with a tremendous tidal wave emerging from a sensational sea of aloha attire, go-go gals, rhythmic reverb, fabulous food and killer cocktails! Special thanks to The Deadbeats, Frankie and the Poolboys, the Wadadli Riders, Meshugga Beach Part, the food cart vendors and especially YOU for making this musical monsoon our best attended special event yet! Another shout-out to Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle, whose interview with Will the Thrill on the front page of Saturday's Datebook really helped get the word out!
http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-07-31/entertainment/22005347_1_surf-bands-surf-music-four-bands

Here's some pics. The complete album is available for viewing on our facebook fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/forbiddenisland?ref=ts


Event organizers, your truly with Sonic Swell's Ferenc


The Wadadli Riders from Antigua take the stage


the crowd gets bigger!




Go Go dancers


Despite the sizeable crowd, Suzanne and Katerina kept the cocktails flowing and perfectly garnished


The Pizza Hacker food cart in our parking lot


La Marea of the Sea, delectable oysters and sea food


TC's own Monet2U served up some incredible cup cakes!


Meshugga Beach Party take the stage






crazy for Meshugga


a fan gets the event poster signed


Shrunken Skulls

Here's the Surfin' Smorgasbord 2011, cheers!


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