In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Tickets on sale for ‘Surfest’
at Kualoa Ranch

TICKETS went on sale last week for "Surfest," an all-day outdoor concert on Dec. 18 at Kualoa Ranch.

Presented by Hawaiian Hurricane Productions and Star 101.9, the show will feature performances by The Vandals, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, National Product and Rise Against. Moto-X and skateboard demonstrations are also planned.

Besides being available at all Ticketmaster locations, you can also pick up $18 advance tickets at Blue Planet Surf and all Hawaiian Island Creations locations on Oahu. Call 922-5444 to order by phone ...

ALSO IN the works is "XXX," a free concert featuring Xzibit, Jon B., Angelina and the NB Ridaz.

The only catch? You've got to listen to Hot 93.9 for a chance to win tickets to the Dec. 4 show at Kapono's.

But don't worry -- the station has opened these types of "private" shows to the general public in years past. Expect tickets to be made available the week before the concert. Call 296-9494 for details ...

HIP-HOP superstar Snoop Dogg is also rumored to be on his way to the islands this month.

While DJ Jam, the rapper's tour DJ, is scheduled to spin at Pipeline Cafe on Nov. 17, sources tell me that Snoop will be on the Big Island the next day for a private show.

But Jam is supposed to be in town for almost a week, so does that mean Snoop might also make a surprise appearance on Oahu? Stay tuned ...

ANOTHER RUMOR that I'd heard stated there was an "outside chance" of Jay-Z and R. Kelly making a trip out here before the end of the year, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen now.

According to the Associated Press, Kelly was booted from "Best of Both Worlds" tour last weekend after walking offstage in the middle of a performance. It wasn't the first time, either -- the "Pied Piper of R&B" did the same thing in St. Louis a few weeks earlier, and arrived at a show in Chicago over two hours late.

The embarrassing thing? Kelly ended up getting hit with pepper spray by a member of Jay-Z's entourage, and ended up going to the hospital ...

TELEVISION CAMERAS were at Pipeline on Friday night, filming the freakiness that is "Foreplay Fridaze" for an upcoming feature on the Travel Channel.

Promoter Rick Rock served as ringleader while the cameras rolled, exhorting people on the dancefloor to wave shaka signs in the air and mug it up. He ended up getting so excited, he momentarily lost his voice ...

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