The Tiki Times

The Tiki Times

Check out our new monthly guide to what’s going on across the world of Tiki culture, a definitive resource of where to find special events that touch on topics of interest to many Tikiphiles. You’ll find all the major Tiki festivals, plus smaller gatherings along with events that scratch our itch for rum and cocktails, surf and rockabilly music, mid-century modern design, even Disney. And don’t forget authentic Polynesian culture, the well from which Tiki springs. The biggest will get extended coverage as “spotlight events.” Coming soon: A look ahead at the full year, plus monthly recaps.

The Tiki Times Events Calendar
February 2017: Modernism Week, plus rum, surf and Polynesian culture

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THE WEEK IN TIKI ARCHIVE
The Atomic Grog spotlights the latest news and information on the Polynesian Pop revival and the wide world of retro-themed entertainment. Starting in 2015, we reviewed and recapped events held every week of the year. The Week in Tiki covered all the major happenings across the world, with a focus on our home base, Florida and the U.S. East Coast. In 2017, we are reorganizing and re-branding our news coverage as The Tiki Times. We’ll continue to bring you all the news from across the Tiki universe with updates on events, music, art, cocktails and culture. We’ll also celebrate our favorite spirit (rum) as well as our favorite cocktail recipes. Okole maluna!
Past coverage: See all the Week in Tiki blogs

The Year in Tiki 2015
Legends lost, but revival becomes renaissance with new bars, music, art and more

REGULAR FEATURES
History is a big part of today’s Tiki scene. Legends of the past inspire and provide a template for a new generation of creative individuals. Included in our weekly/monthly profiles are artists, musicians and Tiki locations no longer with us (noted in italics).
Artist | Band/music | Bar | Website | Rum | Cocktail

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ARTIST

May 2016
* Mark Ryden

April 2016
* Paul Roe
* Clee Sobieski

Von Franco

Von Franco

March 2016
* Von Franco
* Milan Guanko

February 2016
* Michelle Bickford
* Tom Fowner

January 2016
* Robert Williams
* Sam Gambino

Big Toe, aka Tom Laura

Big Toe, aka Tom Laura

December 2015
* Edgar Leeteg

November 2015
* Big Toe (Tom Laura)
* Scott “Flounder” Scheidly
* Munktiki

October 2015
* Gecko
* Pooch

Wayne Coombs

Wayne Coombs

September 2015
* Wayne Coombs
* Eekum Bookum

August 2015
* Christine Benjamin
* The Pizz

July 2015
* Ken Ruzic
* PopTiki

Bamboo Ben poses with one of the iconic moai that his grandfather, Eli Hedley, carved for the Aku Aku at the Stardust hotel in Las Vegas

Bamboo Ben

June 2015
* Barney West
* Squid
* VanTiki

May 2015
* Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
* Miss Fluff (Claudette Barjoud)
* Mookie Sato
* Bamboo Ben

Crazy Al Evans

Crazy Al Evans

April 2015
* Thor
* Doug Horne
* Dawn Frasier
* Basement Kahuna

March 2015
* Robert Jimenez
* Crazy Al Evans
* Eric October
* N! Satterfield
* Tiki Tony

Shag

Josh Agle, aka Shag.

February 2015
* Eli Hedley
* Shag
* Tiki Diablo
* LeRoy Schmaltz of Oceanic Arts

January 2015
* Surf Soul Tiki (Jeff Chouinard)
* Bosko
* Derek Yaniger

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BAND/MUSIC

May 2016
* “The Sound of Tiki”

April 2016
* Voodoo Organist
* Korla Pandit

Ding Dong Devils

Ding Dong Devils

March 2016
* Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides
* King Kukulele

February 2016
* The Exotics
* Arthur Lyman

January 2016
* The Madeira
* Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Man or Astro-man?

Man or Astro-man?

December 2015
* Ding Dong Devils

November 2015
* The Disasternauts
* Laramie Dean
* The Ventures

October 2015
* The Jimmy Psycho Experiment
* Slip and the Spinouts

Los Straitjackets

Los Straitjackets

September 2015
* Cutback Surfband
* 9th Wave

August 2015
* Tikiyaki Orchestra
* The Revomatics

July 2015
* Davie Allan and the Arrows
* Man or Astro-man?

Dick Dale at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach, April 21, 2012.

Dick Dale

June 2015
* Skinny Jimmy Stingray
* The Waitiki 7 and Waitiki
* The Hula Girls

May 2015
* Martini Kings
* El Capitan & the Band with No Name
* Los Straitjackets
* Surf Rock Radio

The Intoxicators at The Mai-Kai during The Hukilau in June 2013

The Intoxicators

April 2015
* Martin Denny
* Dick Dale
* Kinky Waikiki
* Tiki Joe’s Ocean

March 2015
* Ìxtahuele
* Gene Rains
* Gold Dust Lounge
* The Intoxicators
* Kenny Sasaki & The Tiki Boys

The Alika Lyman Group

The Alika Lyman Group.

February 2015
* Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods
* The Crazed Mugs
* Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation
* Double Crown Records

January 2015
* Stolen Idols
* The Tiki Delights
* Alika Lyman Group

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BAR

May 2016
* Tonga Hut (Palm Springs)

April 2016
* Trader Vic’s (Emeryville, Calif.)
* Don the Beachcomber (Chicago)

Foundation Tiki Bar

Foundation Tiki Bar

March 2016
* Luau (Miami Beach)
* La Mariana Sailing Club (Honolulu)

February 2016
* The Happiest Hour and Slowly Shirley (New York City)
* Lei Low (Houston)

January 2016
* The Rum Line (Miami Beach)
* Fort Defiance (Brooklyn)

Otto's Shrunken Head

Otto’s Shrunken Head

December 2015
* Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (Anaheim)

November 2015
* Foundation Tiki Bar (Milwaukee)
* Porco Lounge & Tiki Room (Cleveland)
* The Golden Tiki (Las Vegas)

October 2015
* Otto’s Shrunken Head (New York City)
* The Shameful Tiki Room (Vancouver)

Bali Hai

Bali Hai

September 2015
* Bootlegger Tiki (Palm Springs, Calif.)
* Kreepy Tiki Lounge (Fort Lauderdale)

August 2015
* Tonga Hut (Los Angeles)
* Chef Shangri-La (Chicago)

July 2015
* Grass Skirt Tiki Room (Columbus, Ohio)
* Bali Hai (San Diego)

The Tiki Ti

The Tiki Ti

June 2015
* The Molokai lounge at The Mai-Kai (Fort Lauderdale)
* Tiki-Ti (Los Angeles)
* Don the Beachcomber (Huntington Beach)

May 2015
* Trader Vic’s (Atlanta)
* Forbidden Island (Alameda, Calif.)
* Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge (Minneapolis)
* The Wreck Bar (Fort Lauderdale)

Smugger's Cove

Smugger’s Cove

April 2015
* Kon Tiki (Tucson)
* Lost Lake (Chicago)
* The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach)
* Longitude (Oakland)

March 2015
* The Castaways (Miami Beach)
* Smuggler’s Cove (San Francisco)
* Tambu Lounge (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
* Three Dots and a Dash (Chicago)
* Tonga Room (San Francisco)

Latitude 29, New Orleans

Latitude 29

February 2015
* Aku Aku (Orlando)
* Trader Vic’s (New York City)
* Frankie’s Tiki Room (Las Vegas)
* Hale Pele (Portland)

January 2015
* Latitude 29 (New Orleans)
* The Kahiki (Columbus, Ohio)
* Hala Kahiki (Chicago)

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WEBSITE

May 2016
* Modern Tiki Lounge

April 2016
* The Rum Trader
* Mai-Kai: History & Mystery

Ooga-Mooga

Ooga-Mooga

March 2016
* RumJourney.com
* Rum Minute

February 2016
* Ooga-Mooga
* Surf Guitar 101

January 2016
* Imbibe magazine
* Poly Hai

Cocktail Kingdom

Cocktail Kingdom

December 2015
* Cocktail Wonk

November 2015
* Tales of the Cocktail
* Vintage Roadside
* Professor Cocktail

October 2015
* Rated R Cocktails
* Shag the Store

Beachbum Berry

Beachbum Berry

September 2015
* Ministry of Rum
* Cocktail Kingdom

August 2015
* Luxuria Music
* Punch

July 2015
* Dionysus Records Empire
* Charles Phoenix

The Mai-Kai's Mystery Drink bowl by Tiki Farm

The Mai-Kai’s Mystery Drink bowl by Tiki Farm

June 2015
* Beachbum Berry
* Fraternal Order Of Moai
* B.G. Reynolds

May 2015
* A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge
* Retro Roadmap
* Southern Surf Stomp!
* Tiki Farm

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

April 2015
* The Floating Rum Shack
* Inu a Kena
* Bahama Bob’s Rumstyles
* Exotic Tiki Island

March 2015
* Digitiki and The Quiet Village
* The Tiki Chick
* Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid
* Tikiman’s Polynesian Village Resort Pages
* Robert Burr’s Rum Guide

Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

February 2015
* Kevin Kidney’s Miehana blog
* Zen Tiki Lounge
* Critiki
* The Pegu Blog

January 2015
* 5 Minutes of Rum
* A Mountain of Crushed Ice
* Tiki Central

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RUM

May 2016
* Santeria

April 2016
* Clément V.S.O.P.
* Ron Diplomático Reserva

Kilauea Iki featuring Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, February 2016)

Kilauea Iki featuring Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy

March 2016
* Don Q Cristal
* Sailor Jerry

February 2016
* Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy
* Flor de Caña Grand Reserve 7

January 2016
* R.L. Seale’s 10-year-old
* Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15

Unisphere featuring Koloa Gold rum

Unisphere featuring Koloa Gold rum

December 2015
* El Dorado 5

November 2015
* Clément Select Barrel
* Koloa Gold
* Seven Tiki spiced

October 2015
* Hamilton 86 (Guyana)
* Appleton Estate 12

Allspicy Daiquiri featuring Plantation 3 Stars

Allspicy Daiquiri featuring Plantation 3 Stars

September 2015
* Coruba Original (aka Dark)
* Cockspur Fine Rum

August 2015
* Koloa Dark
* Plantation 3 Stars

July 2015
* Denizen Merchant’s Reserve
* Angostura 5

Vicious Virgin #3 featuring The Real McCoy 3

Vicious Virgin #3 featuring The Real McCoy 3

June 2015
* Rhum Barbancourt 3 Star
* Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star
* El Dorado 8

May 2015
* The Real McCoy 3
* Gubba Silver and Gold
* Wicked Dolphin Silver
* Wicked Dolphin Florida Spiced

Rebel With a Cause

Rebel With a Cause featuring Denizen aged white rum

April 2015
* Flor de Caña white
* Plantation Original Dark
* Pusser’s British Navy
* Plantation Barbados 5-year-old Grande Reserve

March 2015
* Denizen white
* Plantation Jamaican
* Mount Gay Eclipse
* El Dorado 12
* Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

La Floridita Daiquiri featuring The Real McCoy 5 rum

La Floridita Daiquiri featuring The Real McCoy 5 rum.

February 2015
* Angostura 7
* Koloa Coconut
* Tanduay
* Ron Zacapa 23

January 2015
* Havana Club Anejo 3 Años
* The Real McCoy 5
* Appleton Estate V/X (aka Signature Blend)

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COCKTAIL

May 2016
* Koko Kahuna

April 2016
* Broken Storm
* La Guildive

Demerara Flip. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, December 2015)

Demerara Flip

March 2016
* Val’s Daiquiri
* Wicked Wahine

February 2016
* Kilauea Iki
* Hotel Nacional Special

January 2016
* Winter Daiquiri
* Pineapple Express

Guyanese Zombie featuring Hamilton 86 and 151 rum from Guyana

Guyanese Zombie featuring Hamilton 86 and 151 rum from Guyana

December 2015
* Demerara Flip

November 2015
* Three Dots and a Dash
* Unisphere
* Devil’s Island Daiquiri
* Hapa Holidaze

October 2015
* Guyanese Zombie
* Pampanito

Planter's Punch featuring Coruba Original dark Jamaican rum

Planter’s Punch featuring Coruba Original dark Jamaican rum

September 2015
* Planter’s Punch
* Moonkist Coconut

August 2015
* Escape Pod
* Blue Ricardo
* Allspicy Daiquiri

July 2015
* Merchant’s Mai Tai
* The Morning After

1862 Rhum Punch

1862 Rhum Punch

June 2015
* Tahitian
* 1862 Rhum Punch
* Demerara 80 Swizzle

May 2015
* Vicious Virgin #2 and #3
* Molokai Mike
* Piña Colada
* Henry & John

Captain's Blood featuring Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

Captain’s Blood featuring Smith & Cross

April 2015
* Pieces of Eight
* Tutu Rum Punch
* Painkiller
* Plantation Mai Tai

March 2015
* Rebel With a Cause
* Red Tide
* The Monaco
* El Dorado Mai Tai
* Captain’s Blood

Lost Lake featuring Appleton V/X rum

Lost Lake featuring Appleton V/X rum.

February 2015
* Jungle Bird
* Restless Native
* Shark’s Tooth
* Zacapa Hurricane

January 2015
* Daiquiri (classic)
* La Floridita Daiquiri
* Lost Lake

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