New record and new merch!

New cocktail glasses, tiki necklaces and a brand new full length record from The Hula Girls!


Jungle Beach Party!


Brand new full length record from The Hula Girls! 
First one in 7(!!) years. 
Pre-sale starts on our website on June 5th. 
Can't wait for you all to hear the Jungle Beach Party!


New Hula Girls' Record!!

Pre-orders for our new record start on June 5th. I'm hoping to mail a bunch out before we leave for Hukilau on the 7th, if not, they will go out on the 13th... there's going to be a bunch of other new merch as well!

I can't believe our second record is finally finished. I promise the third won't take as long. 
Can't wait for you all to hear this thing!!



Vintage Home Tiki Bar Discovered!

Recently, I was making my normal internet rounds, checking out upcoming estate sales and somehow, I came across this estate in Lincolnwood, IL. The bamboo basement bar immediately caught my attention and the images that followed were amazing! 

It's so rare to see a fully themed vintage home tiki bar, complete with a full mug collection... Chicago, at one time, had 7 incredible tiki bars in the city, so it's no wonder that a home tiki bar was built in this area. The owners were grabbed by the same hypnotic allure of tiki that has grabbed most of us tikiphiles. 


Judging by the colors and prints, it looks like it was last decorated in the late 1960s...









But howabout the faux jungle?? I could use some of those plants for The Breezeway...!


And some homemade carved tikis...



And the mug collection! All vintage Westwood, PMP and OMC stuff. 






But THE ones below are the ones that I'm lusting over... The Andres Bumatay designed mugs. 
While the Stockton Islander also used these mugs, these could most likely be from the Black Pearl tiki bar in Chicago, which had some incredible Bumatay carvings in it.


And cocktail accessories for your perfect vintage tiki cocktail party... 


More furnishings in the lounge...


These barstools!


And some incredible resin swag lamps.


If only this sale wasn't all of the way across the country!

-Spike-

The Hula Girls return to The Hukilau!

As we are in the final weeks of recording our second record... seven years in the making... we have been considering locations for the record release party.

I think we have decided on two places, the historic and revolving Panorama Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 and at the legendary Mai Kai, both in Fort Lauderdale, FL! 

That's right, The Hula Girls are returning to the Hukilau! The last time we were there was 2013. We're very excited to be performing once again, at the most incredible tiki venue in the country! 

Tickets available at www.TheHukilau.com










Two opportunities to see The Hula Girls this weekend!








Friday night at Don the Beachcomber (the great Jim Heath of the Reverend Horton Heat will be in the Hidden Village) 













AND


Sunday night at the Yost Theater with '90s swing revivalists, Cherry Poppin Daddies. Hope you can make it out to one of the shows. Gonna be a ball!




This Saturday in Glendale, CA!

The Hula Girls have been asked to perform at the 30th Anniversary party of Pro Italia, a motorcycle shop in Glendale, CA. There's going to be a motorcycle show as well as several other bands. We don't get out to the valley very often, so you gotta catch us when you can! We go on at noon.  
Hope to see you at there!

PRO ITALIA
3319 N Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208
ProItalia.com

10am-4pm


Photoshoots at The Breezeway

For those who know The Hula Girls fairly well, or at least who follow us on Instagram @thehulagirls, you'll know that I (Spike) have a home bar called The Breezeway.

Bamboo Ben built the original incarnation and I have continuously remodeled, rebuilt, and redesigned portions as time has gone on... Ben, himself, will tell you that a good tiki bar is never 'finished.'

I've hosted dozens of photos shoots here with 6 different photographers, featuring over 50 pinup models. This past month, pinup/ fetish photog legend, Viva Van Story, stopped over from New Jersey to shoot a bunch of girls, including Mosh, Miss Agavi, Miss Annie Von Bella, and Lena Scrumptious.

First, some behind the scenes photos:












...and the edited photos by Viva!















Hope you enjoyed the pics!
-Spike-