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Visiting band has drummer born on Maui
IT'S A homecoming of sorts this week for the band Out From Underneath
While the band itself is based out of Seattle, drummer Lui Williams Jr. was born on Maui and lived there for eight years. His father, Lui Williams Sr., used to headline dinner shows with Keola Beamer back in the day.
"It's pretty much a dream come true," said the younger Williams in a press release. "I've always wanted to come back as a musician and play in the islands."
You can catch him along with bandmates Jamie Love, Mike Wuellner and Jason Shavey tonight at Anna Bannanas alongside local rockers MVA and Dagra. They'll play the Wave Waikiki tomorrow with The Crud ...
SPEAKING OF The Crud, you can also catch them on the Windward side this weekend. They'll play Saturday at Tropics in Kailua with Missing Dave and Pimpbot.
The show is the first in a series of fundraisers the three bands are setting up to help finance an upcoming mainland tour. Details are still a little sketchy, but expect to hear big things about "Rock From the Rock" in the next couple of months ...
AFTER SPENDING three months at home in Papua New Guinea, Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning recording artist O-Shen is back in Hawaii with a new album.
"Faya" is the name of his latest release, and you'll have a chance to hear O-Shen live during a CD release party at Pipeline Cafe. Doors open at 9 p.m. on Saturday for the 18-and-over crowd, with THC, Humble Soul and Red Degree opening.
Presales are $10, available at Jelly's, Aikane Kai, Hungry Ear and Pipeline. Expect to shell out $12 or $15, depending on your age, at the door ...
ALSO GOING on this weekend: Out From Underneath isn't the only mainland band in town making waves. Punk fans should enjoy Rufio and Over It on Saturday at Pink Cadillac ... R.O.Y.A.L. and A.T.M. present a "Pre-Launch Party" at Carnaval Las Palmas on Saturday. Bay Area rapper Greg G will perform, with DJ Curious on the turntables ... And hot on the heels of last week's "Rockstar Fridays" debut, Brew Moon introduces "Refresh" this week with a soft opening on Saturday. A $10 cover is in effect for this 21-and-over party, with DJs Revise, NY$E, Abe 1 and Troy Michael spinning the tunes ... And on Sunday, check out Ala Moana Centerstage for "Go Big," a kickoff to the Pipeline Pro sponsored by T&C Surf. You have a chance to score a free bodyboard every five minutes, from noon to 2 p.m. ...