On Friday, May 16, DJ Lee Joseph returns to Tonga Hut Palm Springs bringing a load of mid-century sounds including exotica, Latin and East LA grooves, mid ’60s French “ye ye”, ’60s soul, surf, finger poppin’ lounge and more to the tropical tiki ambiance of Tonga Hut Palm Springs. If you are attending Tiki Caliente, drop by after the live entertainment and if you are doing a night out in Palm Springs, come have dinner and drinks! FREE ADMISSION!
DJ Lee Joseph
Friday, May 16, 7 PM – 12 AM
Tonga Hut, Palm Springs
254 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tonga Hut Palm Springs Website
On April 25, I’ll be returning to Tonga Hut, Palm Springs between 7 PM till Midnight spinning exotica, soul, lounge, Latin grooves, surf and more! If you are in the desert, please drop by!
Hey gang, I’ll be DJing a set of whacked wax including bump & grind instros, soul shakers, searing surf and more from 11 AM till Noon at Backside Records, in Beautiful Downtown Burbank for Record Store Day. The shop is located at 139 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502, www.backsideonline.com
Drop by after your visit to the local Farmer’s Market. Plenty of free parking in the area! Remember, Burbank has no parking meters, or billboards!
Image taken from YELP – so, send me a cease and desist!
What, Iloke and Wondercap Records legend Chris Ashford guests on OUSD, LuxuriaMusic.com with your host Lee Joseph
Over 30 years ago, Chris Ashford released a single by his high school pals, The Germs. That single, “Forming” b/w “Sex Boy” is now widely recognized as the first Los Angeles indie punk release. In the past three decades, Chris has released legendary punk records by The Controllers, The Dils, The Skulls and others on his What Records label, the first extensive Bel-Airs reissue as well as surf revival records on his Iloke label and now Chris is exploring the jazz world on his Wondercap label. Expect to hear many of Chris’ releases as well as numerous stories about the early LA punk scene and what he is up to today!
Chris has worked with Dionysus on numerous releases and has always been a friend of mine and the label, I am looking forward to spending two hours with him and sharing with listeners!
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•∆• Rock Formations Fest •∆• A micro music festival in the heart of California’s high desert, featuring music from the Left Coast.
The Palms in Wonder Valley, CA
All Ages • Bar with ID
$10 at the door • Free Overnight Camping
Bands start at 3:00 pm!
3:30 The Blank Tapes
4:15 Hot Beat Pussy Fiend (acoustic)
4:50 The Hick-Ups
5:40 Daydream Machine
6:30 The Sibleys
7:20 Bonfire Beach
9:00 Jesika von Rabbit
10:55 DΛRKLΔNDS (ex-Spirit Vine)
The Palms Restaurant is located in a remote area about 10 miles east of Twenty Nine Palms on Amboy Road. The Palms takes cash and credit cards, no cash back.
Admission for the event is cash only.
The closest cash machines or any type of services are in Twentynine Palms which is ten miles away.
The entrance for the event is through the front doors to the bar only. The side gates are for band load-in/out only.
•FREE CAMPING INFO•
Camping is allowed in the area of desert directly behind the bar on the south side of the stage. No camping in the parking lot please. This is unimproved camping, so please bring anything you require with you (food/water etc) so you don’t have to make the long haul to town at 3 in the morning. The Palms does open for brunch Sunday morning at 9am. Also no outside food will be allowed inside the venue/performance area, so keep it in a cooler in your vehicle please…you will be allowed to exit and reenter as necessary
On Friday, 3/28, I will be returning to Tonga Hut Palm Springs, 254 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, to spin a set of vintage and contemporary Exotica, kicking it up-tempo with some swinging ’60s for the final hour. I start at 7 PM and lay down the sound until Midnight. If you are in the area and haven’t checked out the new restaurant/bar, please do, they did a tikitastic job on the layout and decor. Two thumbs up to the food, drinks, and service!
Join me at the brand new Tonga Hut Palm Springs! I’ll be spinning exotica, lounge, surf, instrumentals and swingin ’60s sounds for your mid-century style dining and imbibing! I’ll be there from 7 PM till…they pull the plug! No Cover! Tonga Hut Palm Springs 54 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, (760) 322-4449, http://www.Tongahut.com
Tune in to this week’s episode of Over Under Sideways Down on LuxuriaMusic.com with your host Lee Joseph – for an Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs special with guest Josh Mills!
Josh Mills, who runs the estate of his mother Edie Adams (www.edieadams.com) as well as that of Ernie Kovacs (www.erniekovacs.com) will be bringing in a variety of music from both the professional careers of Edie and Ernie but also music from their personal collection. This will include Kovacs comedy albums to Edie’s out-of-print LPs from the 1950’s and ‘60s. Selections will include music/comedy from The Ernie Kovacs Record Collection (Columbia 1977), Percy Dovetonsils….Thpeaks (Omnivore 2012), The Charming Miss Edie Adams (1959), Edie Adams Sings?….Music to Listen to Records By (arranged by Henry Mancini, MGM 1959), Showtime on Broadway (Columbia 1964), The Charming Miss Edie Adams (RKO, 1959), It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and more. Plus, Josh will be brining rare vinyl from the personal collection of Edie and Ernie selecting tracks that were either prominently featured on their shows, artists who appeared on their shows or the actual records from those shows.
Join me 2/12 at 3-5 PM PST for a special Over Under Sideways Down dedicated to the Hanna Barbera Records label ’65-’67 during LuxuriaMusic.com’s Sponsorship Drive. I will be giving away an original Five Americans “EVOL Not Love” 7″ record with picture sleeve during my show to a lucky sponsor! For two hours, tune in for a stack of fabulous Hanna Barbera 45s which I’ll be playing in chronological release order. Listen here or check the Over Under Sideways Down Podcast Page if you miss the live broadcast.
Hanna Barbera Records, a/k/a HBR was a short-lived division of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon studio active between 1964 and 1967. The label’s all-over-the-map roster included not only records based on their cartoon characters, but a healthy dose of garage rock, soul, psychedelia, country, folk, records licensed from England, the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and artists such as Les Baxter, Louis Prima and Scatman Courthers. Former Buena Vista Records (Disney) mailroom employee Danny Hutton was hired by suggestion of Kim Fowley to HBR’s head A&R person, Larry Goldberg to gauge what was hip with the kids and as a result, Hutton found himself with a career as a vocalist and eventually leader of Three Dog Night. Tom Ayers, who later convinced RCA to sign David Bowie also worked as an A&R person at HBR
Aside from a slew of cartoon oriented LPs and a small stack of LPs aimed at teens, Hanna Barbera Records released well over 70 45s by artists such as The Dimensions, Tidal Waves, The Guilloteens, Five Americans, Chocolate Watch Band (as The Hogs), The New Breed, The W. C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Abbey Tavern Singers, Jean King, Simon Stokes, the afore mentioned Baxeter, Prima and Courthers, and many, many others.
If this sort of thing interests you I recommend you check out Yogi Bear’s Nuggets, a Hanna Barbera 45s Guide by Guy Laurence on the Spectropop website, and From Wall of Sound to Huckleberry Hound: The Vinyl Side of Hanna-Barbera on the WFMU website