Last year when moving the Dionysus Records office I found a few boxes of empty Dukes of Hamburg LP covers. Shortly after, our old pal, Dukes of Hamburg’s Thilo Pieper reconnected with Dionysus, giving us news that there are now two reformed Dukes, in the US and Germany, and sending over some new recordings of his … Read more
As we get closer to year’s end, lucky Southern California residents have two fabulous holiday events to attend this weekend – on Saturday, 12/14 A Very Vintage Xmas variety show and marketplace at the mid-century Mayflower Club in North Hollywood and on Sunday 12/15, Jonny Whiteside’s rockin’ Messaround at the Viva Cantina across from the … Read more
Congratulations to our fabulous Creepy Creeps on winning the Best Live Band category at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards! Link to NBC News article here
This year, Tiki Oasis explores the Hawaiian influence on American music. Part Americana, part Hawaiiana, Hulabilly is an American music style derived from the blending of Rockabilly and Haole Hawaiian music. The live musical entertainment at this year’s four-day Polynesian Pop festival/celebration features numerous roots and rockabilly performers, a couple of Elvis (the King of Hulabilly) … Read more
Dionysus Records is proud to release on a limited vinyl pressing, Istanbul, Turkey’s REPLiKAS’ first American album (their sixth Turkish release) Biz Burada Yok Iken. REPLiKAS’ Biz Burada Yok İken consists of classic Turkish psychedelic and garage cover tunes from the 1965-75 Anatolian Pop period. It is the definitive salute to their linage with extremely powerful covers of … Read more
Tune in to LuxuriaMusic.com for the first Over Under Sideways Down of April! This special Noir and Exotica episode features a 1/2 hour guest segment from Dionysus Records recording artist Jimmy Vargas of Jimmy Vargas and the Black Dahlias from Australia – along with a stack of exotica vinyl from show host Lee Joseph. Find … Read more
On Wed., Feb 27 at 3 – 5 PM Pacific, my in studio guests on Over Under Sideways Down – LuxuriaMusic.com during Lux’s Listener Sponsorship Drive will be D. J. Bonebrake and Paul Eckman both in Orchestra Superstring who have released two CDs and one LP on Dionysus Records. We’ll be asking you to support commercial free … Read more
Dionysus Records welcomes Jimmy Vargas & The Black Dahlias! Jimmy Vargas is a racketeer and crooner, reincarnated from the twilight side of Los Angeles’ sin alley circa 1947. Lilana is a sorceress and exotique from the Mission Dolores San Francisco by way of Buenos Aires Argentina. Brought together in the Broadway dancehall on North Beach … Read more
Congratulations to tattooist, Creepy Creeps and Creepxotica guitarist Dave Warshaw who’s intricate ballpoint pen on wood art has made the cover of the August 15th issue of his hometown weekly, The San Diego City Beat! Perfect timing too what with Tiki Oais starting on the 16th!
This year’s Tiki Oasis VIP Gift Bag (handed out upon check-in at The Crowne Plaza Hotel and limited to 500) will contain this postcard which has a unique download code for the free 14 song TOP SECRET DIONYSUS RECORDS SAMPLER, featuring tracks from Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited, The Martini Kings, Orchestra Superstring, Kava Kon, Robert Drasnin, Creepxotica, Skip Heller, Jerry Sun, The Creepy Creeps, The Satelliters, The Creatures of the Golden Dawn, Redondo Beat, and Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers. About a week after the event ends, we will be sticking these in all Dionysus Mail-Order packages until we run out.