In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Go Jimmy Go fans rejoice

The day Go Jimmy Go fans have been waiting for is finally here. Three years after releasing "Soul Arrival," the guys are ready to unleash another album.

While the official release date of "The Girl With the Fishbowl Eyes" isn't until Tuesday, we get a sneak peek tonight at Pipeline Cafe. It only took a glimpse of the CD release party's promo poster to convince me this one is worth calling in sick for work tomorrow morning (good thing I'm off).

Joining GJG are Warsaw Poland Bros., who kick off the 18-and-over event around 9 p.m. Another added bonus for Oahu fans is the world premiere of GJG's music video for "Set Me Free" between sets. Tickets are $10, two bucks more if you're under 21. Check out www.gojimmygo.com for more on the band ...

ANOTHER big deal this weekend is the annual Cinema Paradise film festival, not only for its featured films and noteworthy parties, but for its new host venue in Chinatown.

Almost all of the eight-day festival will take place at Next Door, a new screening room/performance space that's the brainchild of Miguel Innes and festival co-directors Sergio Goes and Chris Kahunahana. Check out the Weekend tabloid for a complete listing of films to be shown.

If you've got to choose, I'd suggest going on Sunday to check out the "B-Boy Reunion 4" from noon to 6 p.m. Following an evening of film screenings, the Nocturnal Sound Krew steps to the decks at 11 p.m. with special guest DJs Zita, Kavet the Catalyst and Sir Style.

Another good choice is Monday's world premiere of "Fire," directed by Mike Stewart. The screening will be followed by another film, then Zana Tsutakawa hosts a fashion show featuring her latest Akane Clothing creations at 10:30 p.m. X-Factor and Swampa ZZ will also perform ...

OTHER QUALITY parties worth making plans for over the next week: Reggae mixtape DJ Westafa is in town, and your first chance to see him is tomorrow during "Selecta's Choice" at Bliss Nightclub ... Lots of options on Saturday, with Los Angeles' DJ Vice and Las Vegas' DJ Obi Wan at "Feng Shui" while Kawao, Hot Rain and Koa'uka headline "The Summer Slam" at Don Ho's. And Indigo introduces a new weekly, "Electro-Lyfe," with resident DJs Toki, Monkey and Vince, along with special guests DJ Missy and MC Lumens ... Still with me? Then don't forget about Matty Liu, Doug Silva, G-Spot and DFX Entertainment taking over Sundays at Brew Moon this weekend, or that Loot Leezee is now hosting "Hip-Hop and Hunnies" at the Wave Waikiki on Mondays for the 18-and-over crowd. Wednesday nights at The Living Room are also new, with "Soul Steady" kicking off last night ...

AND WITH that, I'm off to Sin City to (hopefully) strike it rich. See you in a week ...

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