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

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Tuesday Movie Nights!


May 12th (tonight!): Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

May 19th: Hairspray (1988)

May 26th: Good Morning Vietnam (1987) 

June 2nd: Fletch (1985) 


Thursday May 14
Frankie Bones & Fire Hazard (Americana)
8-10pm, No Cover
Singer songwriter for over 20 years Frankie Bones' music is shaped in the roots of acoustic folk rock ~ inspired by James Taylor, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Jackson Browne, he takes what many would call "standards" and finds a way to make them his own.   Recently he picked up the ukulele as a shtick, and as it turns out it's a real crowd pleaser, covering the likes of Dire Straits, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, and The The Rolling Stones.... At Forbidden Island they break out the Ukulele and Congas! 
Saturday May 16
DJ Sid Presley's Outer Limits 
(50's-60's Surf, Pop, Garage, Asian/International) 
9-1:30am, No Cover

A all vinyl eclectic mix of 50's-60's Rock and roll, Surf/Instro, Mod, Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Garage, International, and more! 
Sunday May 17
  The Aqua Velvets (Surf Matinee)
 3-6 pm
The Aqua Velvets are an American surf rock revival band from San Francisco, California, formed in the early 90s by guitarist Miles Corbin. Rather than simply recreate the vintage 1963 surf sound, Corbin set out to add depth and dimension with original songs that included strings, horns, keyboards, and exotic instruments. The result was a cinematic sound more akin to film composers like Ennio Morricone and John Barry.

...followed by...
  Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker & S.P Grogan
book signing/ meet & greet/ mini art show
6-9pm, No Cover

Join us as we welcome renowned Tiki artist Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker to our Island for a book signing (see info below) and meet & greet/ art show. Known for his painting, aptly titled Forbidden Island (pictured above), Tiki Shark moved from Hollywood to the Big Island of Hawaii when he decided to pursue his own vision, "Low Brow Art" about Modern Tiki Culture. Brad Parker's style is reminiscent of the old Flemish masters, but with counter culture subject matter. It's unique. It's strange. But it's familiar. It's Hawaii seen through a pair of cartoonland glasses.

Best-selling author S.P. Grogan will be personally signing his tiki noir thriller ATOMIC DREAMS AT THE RED TIKI LOUNGE, which features the surrealistic island art of Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker. Atomic Dreams will be available in a limited numbered edition and both author and artist will be present to sign and inscribe your own copy.  
Thursday May 21 
The Better Haves (Americana)
8-10pm, No Cover  
San Francisco's latest honky tonk combo, spotlighting the vocal dynamite of Lil' Anne Arnhym & Lynne Maes. Back ed up by their husbands, Bay Area classic country and rockabilly veterans Greg Yanito & Hank Maninger, we guarantee that at this family gathering, the sparks'll fly!
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!
 Plus rare vintage "in flight movies" on our bar TV!
Thursday June 4
Otto's Grotto with Tiki Oasis Founder and guest Djs
(Exotica, Lounge)
8-12am, No Cover

Do you dream of walking into a dimly lit, cool, thatched roof Tiki bar, with a little fountain in one corner, bamboo and Tikis everywhere, where guests are engaged in lively chatter while an artist toils away at a velvet painting creating art right before your eyes. As you finally adjust to this tranquil dreamlike setting, you notice the beautiful, authentic Exotica seeping through the speakers and engulfing the room like a warm offshore breeze. This is the paradise you have been looking for.

Welcome to Otto's Grotto. This once-a-month scene happens at Forbidden Island the first Thursday of every month from 8 pm til closing.  
Saturday June 6
Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy" presents Drums A Go Go
(Crime Jazz, Groovy Lounge, Swingin' Surf, Exotic Twistin...)
9-1:30am, No Cover

Drums a Go Go: Vinyl Records for your drinking & listening delight. Crime Jazz, Groovy Lounge, Swingin' Surf, Stripper Songs, Exotica & Twistin...Sultry videos on the big screen!
All 45rpm platters that matter!

Sunday June 7
The Hula Girls (Rockabilly, Jazz, Hula) from Los Angeles
4-7pm, No Cover 
Thursday June 11
Nick Rossi Trio (Cool 50s/60s Jazz/Swing)
8-10pm, No Cover
Sunday June 14
Annual Plant Swap
No Cover, 3-5pm

Thursday June 18
The Copper Tones (Surf)

Save the dates!
hurs July 9 - Jitterbug Riot (Rockabilly) 8-10pm
Thurs July 16 - Frankie & The Pool Boys and The Deadbeats (Surf Double Header) 8-10pm
Sun July 19 - 4th Vintage Bicycle Hop with the Bim Bam Boys
Sun Aug 2 - KFJC Surf Smorgasbord:  TomorrowMen and 2 bands TBA 
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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Contact Information
Phone: (510) 749-0332
Email Inquires (Owner, Michael Thanos) [email protected]
Talent Buyer/AV Management (Tanoa Stewart) 
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