In The Mix
Star-studded weekend in February
SOME of you were a little confused by the headline for Tuesday's column
, so here's some clarification and additional information about Pro Bowl weekend.
Yes, LL Cool J will be in town, but the only appearance I have confirmed is for Feb. 11 at Pipeline Cafe for "The All-White Affair" ... Kid Capri will be at Pipeline the following night for a three-hour set (let's just hope he doesn't show up 90 minutes late, as he did at the Wave Waikiki in 2004), after doing the same thing at Hard Rock Cafe on Feb. 9 ... Biz Markie will spin at Zanzabar twice that weekend -- he'll play current tunes on Feb. 10 and old-school tracks on Feb. 12 during Bernard Bonner's "Pro Jamz" ...
I've been able to confirm that the Backstreet Boys will indeed be the halftime entertainment this year and will also perform an acoustic set Feb. 11 during "Ohana Day" at Aloha Stadium. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon and features a "Madden 2006" challenge in addition to performances by the guys and singer JoJo ... The Roots are still scheduled at Pipeline on Feb. 9 ... And now I'm hearing that E-40 will join Raekwon at the O Lounge on Feb. 11. The concert, presented by Forefather Entertainment, will start at 6:30 p.m. I'm a little confused, however, because the Wu-Tang Clan have a tour stop in Philadelphia planned that same night ...
WANT TO keep it underground? There are lots of parties to help you buck the mainstream this weekend.
Psychologix kicks off a new biweekly trance party at Bliss tonight. "Psyclops" starts at 9 p.m. and carries a $5 cover charge, with DJs Philosonik and Upavas sharing turntable duties ... If you're on the Leeward side, think about "Target: Kalihi" at the Waipahu Fil-Com Center. Funky 4 Corners presents the all-ages b-boy and b-girl competition. Check out www.funky4corners.com for more ... And in town, Kavet the Catalyst, Intaleck the Reject, Soul Pacific, batheinrediodine and DJ Observ will be at "On the 1," an all-ages showcase set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Hemingway Hall Courtyard ...
BACK IN the club: Artist Groove Network didn't waste any time -- they've moved down Kalakaua Avenue permanently to join Komo Low at the W Honolulu. You might remember they were just there for a one-time party a few weeks back ... At least one of the Sisters in Sound is gigging regularly. Check out DJ Marloca with DJs Revise, Ny$e, Abe1, Jami and Troy Michael at Brew Moon for the grand opening of "Refresh" on Saturday ... And Pipeline keeps it home-grown with "Local Vocal" on Saturday. All-Natro, Kawao and Koa'uka will play during the 18-and-over show. Doors open at 10 p.m. ...
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