In The Mix
Few bad apples scrub parties on sand bar
IT'S REALLY too bad that a couple of bad apples
have ended up ruining things for the rest of us.
For the past couple of years, promoter Russ Inouye and his buddies from the Windward side have hosted the loosely-organized Kaneohe sand bar parties, which often featured live bands and DJs performing for huge crowds in the middle of Kaneohe Bay.
Now, due to complaints about fighting and excessive garbage (even though a recent inspection found very little trash in the area), Inouye says he's pulling out until authorities can figure out what they'll allow.
If it just comes down to getting a permit, there's a possibility he'll plan another sand bar party. If not, kiss those bikini-filled Sunday afternoons on the Windward side goodbye ...
WHEN THE University of Hawaii men's basketball team beat Michigan State on Nov. 19, where did Julian Sensley, Bobby Nash and the rest of the Rainbow Warriors go to celebrate? Why, "Sinsation Saturdays" at Zen Nightclub, of course.
While Sensley hung out near the pool tables and took off early, Nash stayed on the dance floor until last call with a couple of his teammates. He even returned for another night of fun at the club last Saturday ...
NOW BUMPING in my ride: "Universitile" by B.E.T. is the fourth album Tim "Papa T" Troxwell and Joe "JD" Daniel's have released, and it could be their best work yet.
We already know these guys are heavyweights in the local Jawaiian scene, and they continue to represent on that front.
But don't sleep on the hip-hop stylings that are evident on many tracks -- "Say What They Say," "808 Players" and "Run Come" all show that these guys can hang with any other crew putting it down on wax here in Hawaii ...
AND REMEMBER how impressed I was by Inoa'ole a couple of weeks ago? Now that they've released "Uncut," you don't even need to leave your home to hear a killer live set by the band.
While it's not the most current material (the album was recorded as a marketing tool for the band), "Uncut" captures the energy these guys have when performing live. Tracks like "Here I Am Baby," "Smoke Two Joints," "September" and "Play That Funky Music" will have you bobbing your head, and they include the original song "Take This Raft" as well ...
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