In The Mix
Ready for a Wave goodbye
I KNOW I'm keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that it doesn't happen, but tonight could be your last chance to help the Wave Waikiki
celebrate its birthday at its current location.
If you haven't heard by now, plans are in the works for a new residential condominium where the famous nightclub currently sits. Owner Jack Law and promotions director Flash Hansen say they aren't giving up, but it's still a serious situation.
In the meantime, head to the Wave for the return of the 80z All Stars and a performance by Sonya Mendez. Doors open at 10 p.m. following a VIP party at 8. It's been 25 years of debauchery at the Wave -- try to make it down, or else you might regret it later ...
SINCE TOMORROW is a holiday for some folks, there are a lot of choices tonight.
Venus Nightclub presents "Livewire Thursday," a party dedicated solely to electronica music. Both the club and neighboring Venus Lounge will be involved, with deejays Goodvybe, G-Spot, Dawn, PSI, Technique, Bite and Master Wong in the club, and deejays Betty, Mindgame, White Chocolate and Dr. Ugs in the lounge.
If you're into electronica, be sure to stop by. There's a chance this could go from a monthly party to a weekly one if the support is there ...
OVER AT the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Campus Center, local hip-hop artists will get a chance to shine.
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for "Xplosive," which is open only to UH-Manoa students with valid ID (however, they are allowed to bring one guest). Kavet the Catalyst will host, with the AudibleLabRats, Nomasterbacks, the Direct Descendants and others performing from 9:30 p.m. ... Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park hosts another all-ager rager, with special guests in attendance from the MTV show "Laguna Beach." Doors open at 7 p.m. ... And you can't forget about Dilated Peoples at Pipeline Cafe tonight, with Emirc and Syze One opening things up ...
SATURDAY WILL be another night of hard choices -- good thing you don't have to travel far to be at the best parties that evening.
If you're not checking out the Pharcyde concert, get over to Palomino for the one-time event called "Two" that's being produced by Matty Boy Hazelgrove and Flash Hansen. It will be similar to "SKYLiNE" at the Hanohano Room ... NextDoor hosts another quality deejay, as Z-Trip makes his Hawaii debut with a mash-up style that's caught the ears of bands like Linkin Park, Cypress Hill and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Local deejays Eskae and Compose will be there to open ... And just down the street at The Living Room, Satoshi Tomiie arrives this weekend for a stop on his "ES & ES_B Tour." Living Room promotions director Ramyt Islam calls him "the biggest house deejay since Carl Cox, Oakley and Farina" ...
In the Mix drops Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin.
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