The Top 20 Most Little Known Exotica Webpages You Will Ever Need-List!

Exotica Islands Revisited

Out of 38 bookmarks 20 still linked referred to valid pages.
A trend? No, a success!

  1. Space Age Pop a go-go
  2. Joseph Lanza: Elevator Music, University of Michigan Press
  3. Spaced Out – the Enoch Light Website
  4. Jeff Central  |  Exotica Research
  5. “Audioquarium”: Zounds in cyber space
  6. HYP RECORDS: Introduction
  7. “Disquarium”: eXotica Releases Overview
  8. galleryQuarium: LP cover scans & audio clips
  9. Cocktail Music for Robots
  10. Fisherman’s Burlesque
  11. Collectors’ Choice Music
  12. Exotica
  13. Untitled Document
  14. Tiki Central Forums – Tiki Music
  15. The High Priest of Exotica
  16. The Exotica Mailing List
  17. The Exotic World of Les Baxter
  18. WAITIKI: Classic Exotica & Tiki for Modern Listeners
  20. Exotica Info Page

New Tiki Bar in Las Vegas

The place is called Frankie’s Tiki Room. On Otto von Stroheim’s Tiki Events mailing list I read it’s an authenticly styled bar with lots of bamboo, tapa and contemporary Tiki art. Reportedly the drinks are very good!

Here’s a quote from the newsletter:

Frankie’s Tiki Room, the only authentic tiki bar in Las Vegas, invites guests to experience the one-of-a-kind tiki environment complemented by traditional carvings, original Polynesian art, a full bar and gaming.

Frankie’s Tiki Room is a unique combination of South Seas exotica and modern primitivism, with just a hint of Las Vegas kitsch.  Frankie’s was founded by P Moss, the creator of the infamous Double Down Saloon, located in Las Vegas and New York City.  One hundred percent original and deeply rooted in tiki tradition, Frankie’s is the place where guests can escape to the fantasy any hour of the day or night.  Whether it’s ordering from the menu of exotic rum drinks and traditional cocktails in the tiki lounge, gambling at the bar, admiring the carvings or enjoying the music, Frankie’s Tiki Room does it in classic Las Vegas style.

The interior of Frankie’s was built by Bamboo Ben, the world’s foremost tiki bar designer and grandson of Eli Hedley, who created the décor for the legendary Aku Aku at the Stardust.  Frankie’s link to Las Vegas’ tiki past also includes original carvings by Tiki Bosko, who created exotic works of art not only at the Tropicana, but also the short lived but greatly missed Taboo Cove at the Venetian.  Frankie’s signature tiki is a monstrous island warrior by Crazy Al Evans, surrounded by extraordinary carvings by Tiki Ray and the much revered godfather of all tiki carvers, Leroy Schmaltz.

For additional information, visit

Frankie’s Tiki Room
1712 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

The Cocktails Chronicles Blog

Is this the first cocktail blog I mention here? Hard to believe. This link goes to the receipes tagged Tiki. Obviously Beachbum Berry is a contributor.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #500

Darrell Brogdon writes:

To celebrate the 500th broadcast of The Retro Cocktail Hour, Kansas Public Radio presents Waitiki, the Boston-based tiki-tainment band, in concert at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall.

It’ll be an exotic, once-in-a-lifetime South Pacific sound adventure like no other, featuring classic music by Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Robert Drasnin, Augie Colon, Gene Rains and others, plus original tunes by the band. Besides the unforgettable music, there’ll be a full service Tiki bar and a dance floor, so come early and party all night!

go to the Retro Cocktail Hour website here