In The Mix


Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Journey still draws a crowd

ALMOST 30 YEARS have passed since Journey's first performance and the group continues to put okoles in the seats -- only a few tickets remain for Thursday's concert at the Blaisdell, and there was enough interest to add a second show on Friday, before the group heads for a performance Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Even without former frontman Steve Perry and original drummer Steve Smith, Journey continues to record new material and perform for fans around the world; the group has been touring the U.S. and Canada since April, and arrive in Honolulu after concerts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Canada. Tickets for each of Journey's 7:30 p.m. shows are $45 and $55 each, although there are only a few $45 tickets left for Thursday's concert ...

ALSO IN TOWN this week is Bad Religion, here for a single show Thursday night at World Cafe. If Journey's a bit too mainstream for your tastes, the punk flavor of Bad Religion should be a good alternative. Tickets are a bit more reasonable for this one, too ($20), and parking is free in the World Cafe lot. All ages are welcome, and doors open at 6 p.m. Call 526-4400 to order tickets for both concerts by phone ...

BLAZE IT UP: Ever see a turntable catch fire? It's been known to happen when Los Angeles-based DJ Swamp performs (see main story at left). The 1996 U.S. DMC champ, who looks more like Rob Zombie than Funkmaster Flex, has steadily gained recognition for his mixing ability along with the crazy antics that have been known to land him in a hospital. He's also built up quite a resume after working with The Bloodhound Gang, Kid Rock, Morcheeba and Papa Roach. After serving as Beck's DJ for the past four years, Swamp decided to strike out on his own in 2001 with the release "Never Is Now."

Swamp last visited Hawaii three years ago, when he played with Beck at UH's Andrews Amphitheatre. On Thursday he's the featured act at "B-Side," a new monthly event presented by Double-O-Spot and Pussycat Projects at Wave Waikiki. Among the local talent joining Swamp on the decks at this 18-and-over party are DJs Jedi, Kavet the Catalyst, Oliver Twist, Slow Daddy and Sub Zero. 15 bucks gets you in before midnight; call 941-0424, ext. 12 for more info ...

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