In The Mix
Wave Waikiki marks return of TreeHaus
SPRING break might be pau for the college crowd, but a number of parties launched last month continue for those who can't (or just won't) go to the club on the weekend.
The newest of the bunch actually debuts tonight at the Wave Waikiki -- "Dyn-O-Mite" marks the return of TreeHaus Productions to Kalakaua Avenue, with DJs Sovern-T, Jahson the 45 Revolver and Eskae on the decks. Jazz Minds Arts and Cafe launched "Groovology" last week, with the crew from Positive Regime spinning a mix of trip-hop, acid jazz and downtempo tunes.
And just across the street at Koi, DFX Entertainment has moved its popular "Smooth" party from Dave and Buster's on Wednesdays. Makes sense, since DFX is part of the hui that runs Koi and Skybox.
Mondays are on and cracking, too, with "Satisfy" up and running as an option for the 21-and-over crowd. DJs Goodvybe and White Chocolate handle mixing duties ...
OTHER THAN a bad sunburn, one thing that lingers from Saturday's Diamond Head Crater Celebration is news that Alien Ant Farm will return to Honolulu for two shows next month, with local rockers Analog signed to open. More details when I get them ... Other noteworthy acts coming to town: Ryan Cabrera on April 28 at UH-Manoa, Tommy Chong at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on May 26 and Motion City Soundtrack the next night at Pipeline Cafe. Oh, and the Beach Boys will be here this summer ...
CONTRARY TO popular belief, MySpace.com is not the den of depravity that some portray it to be. Music has always been a cornerstone of the social networking Web site, and former Hawaii residents No Bare Feet almost parlayed that connection into an appearance in a video game.
Now based in California, the band maintains its connections at home through MySpace postings. When it was announced that the "Scarface" video game was having a talent/popularity contest, they asked all their friends to participate online.
And participate they did; No Bare Feet came in second after a flurry of last-minute voting. Even though they didn't take the top spot, they'll still fly to Los Angeles later this year to play with winner Kazy and third place artist R-Mean.
Want to hear the track they entered ? Check out www.myspace.com/nobarefeet. The band promised a new song for everyone that voted, and don't disappoint with "Counting Days" ...
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