Tiki Tuesday

Members: Bryan Allen and Rusty Dodson.

Albums: What Went Wrong? (June 2006).

Prior Gigs: Tiki Tuesday plays every other Thursday night at Alcazar Tapas Bar (1812 Cliff Dr.). Before forming Tiki Tuesday five years ago, they were rocking the Santa Barbara acoustic scene for more than 10 years, formerly with Isla Vista’s The Gonads and S.B.’s Pie.

Style: Acoustic pop/rock.

Influences: Wilco, Cake, bourbon, and Tenacious D.

The Skinny: Bryan and Rusty are two guys who sing and play guitar, producing triple-blade social commentary wrapped in feel-good melodies nestled in a lush instrumental futon. Although Tiki Tuesday plays live as a duo, they produced the album with a full-band feel, complete with drums, bass, and flavoring tracks, and special guest Jeff Lim offered his talents on the violin for two songs. Their music is “a unique blend of rock and satire that’s edgy and beautiful — like apple pie and shattered glass.” With its catchy, clever lyrics about the ridiculous ways of the modern world, the album sounds like something you would sing along to, on a road trip down the coast.

Next Gig: Thursday, February 22 at Alcazar Tapas Bar.

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