In The Mix
NextDoor gets bigtime sound rig
IF THE variety of quality entertainment at NextDoor
isn't enough to make you visit Chinatown, maybe a new sound system is.
One of the manini gripes I've heard about the place is that music didn't sound that great due to the mobile system that's set up there. But that's been taken care of, now that the venue had a $70,000 upgrade installed this week.
According to DJ Ira, one of the weekly resident DJs there, the Turbosound system is used in some of the biggest nightclubs around the world. This weekend, Marques Wyatt and Zion-I will get to break it in at NextDoor. Now if they could only do something about the air conditioning ...
STILL DON'T believe in the popularity of Israel Kamakawiwoole and Hawaiian music in general? You need to see Victoria Vox play.
Vox has toured endlessly on the mainland for the past few years after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. She's got four albums under her belt already, but it's an upcoming release that will draw attention here.
"Victoria Vox's Jumping Flea" is set to hit stores next year, but Vox is in town this month to spread the word. Just a year after picking up the instrument, she's already recorded 10 tracks (including a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow").
Want to see her in action? Check out Vox tomorrow at Coffee Talk, where she'll perform with Linus and Harrison in an all-ages show. Cover is $5; music starts at 8 p.m. ...
IT LOOKS like Indigo will be packed on Saturday, when Q-Burns Abstract Message arrives for a guest set at "electr01yfe."
Spinning a mix of techno, house and electro, the world-renowned DJ makes his Hawaii debut alongside DJs Toki, Monkey, Jason Silingo, Vince and Gonzales. He's in the midst of a 10-city tour that will also take him to California, Florida and Washington, D.C. Doors open at 10 p.m. at Indigo; cover is $10 ...
OVER AT Aloha Tower Marketplace, Don Ho's Island Grill presents "Crush Fest" tomorrow at 9 p.m. Koa'uka and Kawao headline the party, which will be hosted by KCCN FM-100. As an added bonus, green bottles will be on special all night for just $3 ... If you want to be entertained while doing your Christmas shopping, check out the Guess? store at Ala Moana tomorrow. 102.7 Da Bomb's Kool E will be spinning live from 1 to 5 p.m. with DJ Chris Sabian ... Stick around at Pipeline after "Punk on a Rock 6" on Saturday for the "Ho Ho Ho Party," hosted by Tianna Kai and Charmaine Star ... The O Lounge debuts "Sorberbia Latina" on Sunday, with DJs SOS and Armando on the decks ...
In the Mix drops Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin.
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