In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Go Jimmy Go and
Pimpbot book Anna’s

IT SEEMS like they just left, but the guys from Go Jimmy Go return home for a few days of rest and relaxation -- and a gig June 3 at Anna Bannana's.

The band's return also means that Pimpbot frontman Fernando Pacheco will be in town, and he'll join Tom Coleman, Chris LaPan and Rylan Yee for a show this Saturday at Tropics with the Nono Boys opening up.

Pimpbot will also perform at Anna's with GJG, and they'll visit Club Pauahi on June 5 to play alongside El Enemigo and Suspicious Minds for the CD release party of local "reggae-core" band Black Square.

Surf over to for all the details ...

PEOPLE WATCHING: Of all the places in town to spot Superstar DJ Keoki, the last place I'd think of would be Karaoke Hut on Kapahulu. Yet there he was last week, hanging out with Star 101.9's Maleko and Yung Jon Que. The lovely PJ Delacruz also stopped by, but left before I got to the bar ... Talented drummer Jerome James is back in town, and was spotted laying down rhythms for a freestyle cypher at Velvet Lounge's Thursday night "Connect Four" party. He also joined San Francisco-based jazz guitarist Patrick Greene and local boy Mark Tanouye for a set at Studio 1 on Friday ... And it's good to hear that mainland actors are enjoying Honolulu's nightlife while they're in town filming. Cast members from the show "North Shore," premiering June 14 on KHON/Fox, hung out Saturday night at Aku Bone. Jay Kenneth Johnson, Brooke Burns and Jason Momoa were among those grinding on local food and tossing a few back at the bar ...

ANOTHER NEW party gets its start this Thursday at the Jazz Loft on Lewers Street in Waikiki.

Promoter Alaana Singh is taking advantage of the rising popularity of spoken word poetry to present "ISM" this Thursday, starting at 9 p.m.

Like other slam events, poets are encouraged to sign up and participate in live readings. But what's different about this party is the presence of a live house band to accompany whoever is on the mic. DJs Sonik, Stealth and the Empire Sound Crew will also be on hand.

Presale tickets for "ISM," which will take place on the last Thursday of each month, are available at Toogruvz for $5. The price goes up to $7 on the night of the party. Call 542-6424 ...

AND THE Beach House celebrates its one-year anniversary at Aloha Tower Marketplace on Friday night with another rager on the waterfront.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, with Natural Vibrations, Ho'onu'a and B.E.T. headlining a full evening of live island music. Higher Gravity, Inoa'ole, Ikepono, Kalaeloa, Kawao, One More Round, Pohaku and Rizon will also perform.

Tickets are $10 for this one; call 566-0644 ...

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