Notes in a Bottle from Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge: DECEMBER 2015
Proudly serving the Aloha Spirit(s) since 2006

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2015 is about to come to a close and we look forward to a bright new year, as we celebrate our 10th year on the tropical island of Alameda!

We'd like to thank you, our loyal customers and fans, for your support and adoration throughout the year! Wishing you all a joyous Holiday season. May our Tiki torch burn brighter than flaming 151 in 2016 and the years ahead!

-Molokai Mike and the Forbidden Island family


Thursday December 10 
Blue Diamond Fillups (Rockabilly 50s)
8-10pm, No Cover

 Blue Diamond Fillups was formed in 2009 as a foot stomping, roots rock and country revue with homage to the pioneers of 1950's rock and country music. They play unique arrangements of songs from the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, Ronnie Dawson, and Elvis, among others. Blue Diamond Fillups' set list of over 3 hours of music has audiences up and dancing at music festivals, car shows and nightclubs throughout Northern California. They have entertained and energized audiences over the years and are always adding to the growing fan base of Blue Diamond Fillups devotees.

Sunday December 13  
Meshugga Beach Party (Surf)
4-6pm, No Cover

  Meshugga Beach Party brings together many favorite Jewish melodies with the fun, retro-cool sounds of surf music. The band puts on an exciting, high energy live show - dressed like rabbis, synchronized dance moves, the "dead joke scrolls" - it's surfin' shtick at its finest. The band features guitars, piano, organ, bass and drums, and the occasional holler for good measure.

Recently inducted into the "100 Weirdest Bands" list (!), Meshugga been mixing "Hava Nagila" with "Miserlou" since 2003 and have released a ton of music, including a Hanukkah album because hey, everybody loves that "Dreidel, Dreidel" song, right? Their other titles include Let's Go Shlepping! and Twenty Songs of the Chosen Surfers. Their albums have been top favorites for years on our free-play jukebox. 
Your pilot The Jab takes you on a hip shakin' musical journey to the glory days of jet travel - the 60s and 70s! Soundtracks! Now Sound!
French pOp!
Yé Yé! Library Grooves! International 60s Beat! 
Come dressed as a pilot or stewardess and get a complimentary Jet Pilot!
No baggage fees or delays, just first class cocktails and service!
 PLUS rare vintage "in-flight" movies on the bar TV and
complimentary peanuts!

Saturday December 19
DJ Sid Presley's Outer Limits featuring guest Dj Jello Biafra
(50's-60's Surf, Pop, Garage, Asian/International) 
9-1am, $5 Donation 

DJ Jello Biafra and DJ Sid Presley are back at it again...
This month's installment of OUTER LIMITS brings all sorts of surprises. You'll hear rare & obscure (mostly) 50's-60's screamin' garage, howlin' rhythm & blues, blisterin' surf/instro, dementia/novelty songs, international pop, SE Asian madness, and much more. Maybe even a little holiday music? You never know...
Wednesday December 23
The Deadlies - Annual Xmas Show

The Deadlies are an entirely new type of surf band, paying homage to the Ventures, Dick Dale and the Chantays, as well as the California Honky-tonk sound of Buck Owens while keeping an under lying presence of the California surf punk scene that brought us the Dickies, Agent Orange and Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs. Their annual Holiday themed Surf show is always a great time, a perfect pre-Xmas treat!
Sunday December 27
Will Viharo/Scott Fulks Holiday Book Signing

Our pals, pulp fiction author Will "the Thrill" Viharo and Monica, Tiki Goddess will be stopping by our little slice of Paradise while visiting the family for the Holidays!  Will and co-author Scott Fulks will be signing copies of their all new sci-fi cocktail collaboration, The Space Needler's Intergalactic Bar Guide, as well as his all new Vic Valentine, Private Eye novel "Hard-boiled Heart". "So come on down to my favorite bar and let's toast with a Vic Valentine or a Space Needler cocktail (created by FI's own Becca Morris)! Mele Kalikimaka, my friends, cheers & aloha!"
 -- Will the Thrill
Thursday December 31
Forbidden Island Rockin' New Years Eve Celebration
Happy Hours with Dj Tiki Tom LG (Exotica/Surf/Jazz) 5:30-8:30pm
New Years Eve Dance Party with Nite Owl Sound Revue; Djs Dr. Scott, Miss Cherry Bomb and guests (60s Soul/Twist/Rockin' RnB) 9-1am

2 ROCKIN DJ SHOWS! We'll begin festivities with some early Tiki/Exotica sets -then- Celebration time with 60s Soul, Twist, classic RnB, Dance sets! Party favors, Complimentary Champagne at Midnight, Drink Specials, Tiki Flicks and Shakin shows on the big screen
 as we count down to 2016 and beyond!

Dj Tiki Tom LG (5:30-8:30): takes his passion for music, from the earliest, scratchiest recordings made, through contemporary electronica and brings it all together, creating something unique and beautiful, while paying homage to the people and music that have made us who we are. Don't miss his Happy Hours Exotica/Surf/Jazz 45rpm vinyl mix!

Dj Dr. Scott & Miss Cherry Bomb ( 9-1amheadline this years New Years Eve Dance Party! This powerhouse vinyl-only duo are known for their popular Soulvation gigs in Oakland and will be spinning the platters that matter into the early hours of 2016!...
 (60s Soul/Twist/Rockin' RnB)

Nite Owl Sound Revue, a family-run event production and dee jay services company located in Oakland, play strictly 45rpm records and feature bands that play 1950s-60s RnB, doo wop, rockabilly, RnR, jazz, surf, exotica, soul, funk, rocksteady, ska, and oldies music. They also produce classic car, vintage Italian scooter, and classic bicycle events.

Thursday January 14, 2016
Surfer Joe - 8-10pm (Surf from Italy)   
Thursday January 21, 2016
Alcatraz Islanders - 8-10pm (Hawaiian Jazz)
Happy Hour, Tuesday thru Friday, 5-7pm
$7 Cocktail Specials $6 Well Drinks
 $5 Appetizers $4 Draft Beers

  Grow old gracefully - with a FREE Flaming Mai Tai
on your birthday!
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