Intoxicating, cool, funky, and surprising—the Alika Lyman Group’s performance at the Dragon Upstairs was a delight. This trio of talented individuals finessed their way through every song that night.
The biggest used music and book sale in Honolulu is here, presented by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. It isn’t the popular McKinley sale, but “Friends, Books, Music: […]
Surrounding yourself with musicians is a great way to stay inspired. Living with them in a huge house by the beach? Even better. Ron Yuen of the Hawaii band Summer recalls living with the members of Kalapana—including Mackey Feary, DJ Pratt, Malani Bilyeu, Alvin Fejarang—at a house in Malibu. Here’s part 2 of my interview with Ron Yuen.
The Hawaii Record Fair blew my expectations away. People of all ages packed the McKinley High School cafeteria. Record diggers filled every space possible at each vendor table. “I had to make a couple circles just to hit every table, cause it’s hard to find a spot at each vendor!” someone said.
Michael Paulo ushered a rotating string of artists up to the stage at Jazz Minds Café in Honolulu. He traded drummer for drummer for drummer, bassist for bassist plus another bassist. Michael added a guitarist to the mix, also switching out the pianist and adding another keyboardist, and all the while taking his five to 10 minute-long solos to new heights. This is Michael Paulo’s Java and Jazz.
Monday’s blog post painted a vivid perspective of the the weekend music sale in Hawaii—thousands of dusty LPs on sale, collectors anxiously waiting to flip through wax, the Hawaiian sky […]
If you missed the Friends of the Library of Hawaii Books & Music Sale this weekend, you missed aplenty—nearly 30,000 vinyl records waiting to be combed through. I had a chance to look around the warehouse before the collectors, who started lining up outside around 7:30 am, rushed the stacks of wax inside. Doors opened at 9:00 am.
Harry’s Music Store has given the greatest gift to Hawaii that any business ever could: the gift of music. The now closed and soon re-opening shop offers instruments, sheet music, vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, song books, and some of the island’s most knowledgeable and influential musicians and tastemakers.
Thousands of people swarmed the Chinese Cultural Plaza in Honolulu’s Chinatown on the night of the Summer reunion show at Terry’s Place. Crowds filled the open space, food stands lined the walkways, strings of flags floated above the courtyard, and on stage was the biggest act of the night.
After some 40 years, the Glass Candle Band once again proves they are one of Hawaii’s best performing acts. Glass Candle rocked their reunion show at Hawaiian Brian’s for a remarkable end to 2011.