In The Mix
DJ Apollo spins
his way to the Wave
IF YOU THINK a pair of decks don't count as a musical instrument, pay a visit to Wave Waikiki tonight and check out turntablist pioneer DJ Apollo, pictured. Often described as a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz with DJs QBert and Mix Master Mike, Apollo actually was part of the crew when they were known as "Shadow of the Prophet" and the "Rocksteady DJs" in the early '90s.
Doors for tonight's 18-and-over show open at 9 p.m., and cover is $10 for everyone before midnight. The usual Pussycat Projects DJs will be there as well: DJ Lukas, A2Z, Daddy's Girl, D mofo D, Epic and Sub Zero, and I've got a feeling QBert could possibly stop by. Call 941-0424, ext. 12, for more info. ...
IS TEN BUCKS cover too much to ask at a nightspot? Then how's about $10 to check out six stages of entertainment at five different places? Tomorrow night brings the second installment in the Bud Light Block Party series to the University of Hawaii area.
Doors open at 7 p.m. at Players University, Eastside Grill, Bedroq, Pa'ina and Anna Banannas, and you'll get a wristband upon entrance that allows access to all of the other bars. And forget about walking anywhere -- free trolley service is available every half-hour from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Upon first glance at the night's entertainment, I'd probably start off at Pa'ina with Keahiwai at 8 p.m. before heading around the corner to Eastside Grill at 9:30 to check out Koa'uka. Then it would be over to Bedroq for Milo Shade at 11 before finishing the evening at Players with Ten Feet. But that would mean missing out on Natural Vibes, Sean Na'au'ao, Go Jimmy Go and lots of other bands, so I'm still not sure where I'll be. Call 566-0644 for a full entertainment schedule. ...
AND ON SATURDAY, head over to World Cafe for an aloha performance by comedian Matt Kazam. His original plan was to stay only until Labor Day, but Kazam was simply having too much fun in paradise. "I loved it," he said of performing in front of local audiences. "I've added 30 minutes to my act ... from just being here."
Kazam currently has plans to return to a gig in Las Vegas, along with working at getting a game-show pilot he shot called "Snap Judgment" into syndication. Doors open for the free show at 7:30 p.m., and Jamie Stokes is scheduled to open. Call 585-2877 for info. ...
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