In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Nikomat, TC mark
first year at Mercury

HOUSE heads have a reason to celebrate this weekend, as DJs Nikomat and TC celebrate the first anniversary of their "Solid" party on Saturday night at the Mercury Lounge.

It's actually been more than a year since the first party took place on Oct. 2, 2003. The Mercury Lounge wasn't the original location -- "Solid" got its start as a weekly at Kapahulu BBQ Hut, before a new over took over and renamed the place On Stage Drinks and Grinds. The change in name also resulted in a revamped entertainment lineup, which forced Nikomat and TC to look for a new venue.

Helping celebrate on Saturday night are the Direct Descendants, who were also on hand for the first party a year ago. Special guest DJ Ira will jump on the decks around midnight, and Randy Wheeler will provide a saxophone accompaniment to the evening. Five bucks gets you into this 21-and-over party ...

ALSO WORTH checking out on Saturday night is the third installment of "Scenes," hosted by KTUH's Ms. Angel.

Special guest this month is Los Angeles house DJ Cory Wells, who will be joined by local DJs Haboh, Missy, Marloca, Monkey and Konception.

The fun starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday at Indigo, and there will be a $10 cover in effect for those 21-and-over. Want to get a free taste of what Wells has to offer? Check out the "So Very Show" tonight on KTUH, where he'll spin a guest set on the air starting at 10 p.m. or so ...

IF HOUSE music isn't your thing, maybe some punk rock is what you need this weekend.

Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Unity Crayons and Sound House Productions host the "Punk Rock Marathon" at Anna Bannanas.

Keeping with the tradition of promoting safe, alcohol-free events to the all-ages crowd, this party is open to everyone until 8:30 p.m. After that, you've got to be at least 18 years old to check out the party.

Among the bands signed up to play during the marathon: Black Square, Extra Stout, Linus, The Miltons, Hell Caminos, Filthy Degenerates, P--- Poor Excuse, Mister Meaner, Space Catalog, El Enemigo, Les Sauvage, Ex Super Heroes, Vax, Temporary Lovers and Upstanding Youth.

Five bucks gets you into this one; call 377-1330 ...

AND DON'T forget about tomorrow night if you're looking for stuff to do. Reggae fans will want to make the trip to the Windward side, since Ooklah the Moc will be performing at Boardriders Grill ... Back in town, "The Happening" gets started at 10 p.m. over at Club Pauahi. DJ Nosebleed and The Erratics are the featured performers, joined by DJs Quat and Coast1. Michele Lau will also present a fashion show during the party, starting at 11 p.m. ... And if you want to check out Max Graham tomorrow night, head over to the W Honolulu before 1 a.m. He'll also spin at the Wave Waikiki after 1:30 a.m. ...

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In the Mix drops Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin.
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