Island BBQ. Tropical drinks. Pseudo-Tahitian dancers. Hey, we’re all for commodifying Polynesian culture in exchange for a night of gluttony and drunken depravity. That’s why we’re chomping at the bit for the second annual Tiki Lounge Party. We can already hear the glorious song of inebriety echoing in the vomitoriums. (Ah, we’re confusing cultures now, but who gives a shit?)

Adding to the ethno-syncretic pileup will be a killer surf-rock lineup featuring the Swamp Coolers, Surfside IV, Shrimp Chaperone, and Wolf Man and The Nards from Tucson. If you haven’t already reached saturation levels, you can feast your eyes on some live tiki-carving and lowbrow art while listening to a selection of vinyl exotica from MC Zippy, El Dedo, and D. Scott.

Sun., June 29, 6:30 p.m., 2008
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