In The Mix
2 summer shows booked
SUMMER may just be getting started, but planning is already well under way for two big concerts on the horizon.
Tickets go on sale Friday for "Band Camp," the annual show presented by BAMP Project and Star 101.9. The Fray and Rock Kills Kid will perform, and be sure to listen to Star 101.9 tomorrow and Thursday to find out who else will play at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 5.
Jawaiian fans have the KCCN FM-100 "Birthday Bash" to look forward to, as pre-sale tickets for the July 28 and 29 concerts at the Shell go on sale Thursday. Special $16 lawn seats and early-entry access passes will be available only until the end of the month.
Among the bands scheduled for the 16th annual bash: B.E.T., Fiji, One Groove, Lahaina Grown, Ho'onu'a, Natural Vibrations and Kapena ...
CONGRATS TO Blaise Sato and Architechs Hawaii on celebrating one year of "NJoy" at Chai's Island Bistro last weekend. More than 1,000 people showed up to celebrate (and take advantage of the 1,000 free drinks given away that night). Next up for Sato and DJ Delve is a new Wednesday night weekly at the Living Room -- "Happy Endings" makes its debut tomorrow ...
LOCAL BOY Kendall Grove is taking care of business on the Ultimate Fighting Championship's "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show, airing Thursdays on Spike TV. Last week's episode saw him defeat Kalib Starnes with punishing kicks that allegedly cracked one of Starnes' ribs. Now living in Las Vegas and training with his "TUF" coach Tito Ortiz, the pride of Maui returns to the octagon later this month, when he'll fight in the finals during a live broadcast June 24 on Spike ...
ISLAND 98.5 morning co-host Lanai Tabura checked in after returning from a business trip to Japan earlier this month.
Traveling with Noh Foods' Raymond Noh, the two stopped in Fukuoka to help celebrate the 25-year relationship that city has with Honolulu. Maunalua, Bruce Shimabukuro and the Kaimana Boys performed, while former sumo wrestlers Konishiki and Musashimaru and baseball player Benny Agbayani also made an appearance.
Tabura and Noh also attended one of Agbayani's games, and report that Japanese fans love the local boy -- "the whole stadium sings a 'Benny' song when he gets up to bat," said Tabura ...