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Author: George Koroneos

Crazy Al’s “Keeper of the Charm” Tiki Mug #13

Crazy Al’s “Keeper of the Charm” Tiki #13 is one of my all time favorites. Released in 2004 by Tiki Farm and limited to 250, this tiki vessel features a miniature mini-tiki clasped in the big Tiki god’s hands. The mug was modeled after Al’s full-size Tiki #13, which was created for the Copro/Nason Group Show in 1998. Crazy Al has a deluxe hand painted version of this mug available on his site for...

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Luau at the Lake 2014 Tiki Mug by Squid

This is a custom version of the official Ohana Luau at the Lake 2014 mug by Squid. The regular edition of the mug sold out instantly online, but Squid produced a limited number of one-off, hand painted drinking vessels to be auctioned off at the event in Lake George, NJ. Since I failed miserably to score one of the regular mugs, I ended up in a small bidding battle for this one-of-a-kind gem. Tickets for the 2015 Luau, taking place June 25–28, are on sale now. Sadly, we can’t make this year’s event, but hopefully we’ll be there in...

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The Bronx “Heart Attack American” Live at Terminal 5

Somehow I made it through life having never experienced The Bronx or their Mariachi counterpart. That was finally rectified on March 26, 2013, when I witnessed them open up for Bad Religion at New York’s massive Terminal 5 theater. It takes a lot to possess an audience in a building that big, but these Los Angelinos whipped the crowd into a frenzy and delivered a set that converted me into a fan overnight. Here’s “Heart Attack American” shot from the belly of the...

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6 Bars Ushering In Tiki’s Exciting 3rd Wave

6 Bars Ushering In Tiki’s Exciting 3rd Wave I promise to have a full review of Latitude 29 in the next week or so. It might actually displace Frankie’s as my favorite Tiki bar in the world. This list is solid. I have a ton of work to do (and frequent flyer miles to earn). We are entering a golden age of tropical inebriation. Tiki cocktail culture, a faux-lynesian phenomenon beloved by mid-century Americans celebrating victory Over There, is now into a third wave. Following its Baby Booming inception, and subsequent Seventies backlash, tiki was dormant. A brief resurgence...

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