In The Mix
Wave Waikiki is missed
I KNOW I wasn't the only one with a heavy heart when the Wave Waikiki
was finally demolished last month to make way for a luxury condominium project.
More than a few heads have commented on the void left on the post-2 a.m. landscape, and how spots such as the Living Room and Fashion 45 have picked up some of the slack. But the vibe that Wave owner Jack Law captured was incredibly unique, and will never be completely replaced.
If you want to relive the glory with Law and his crew, head over to Hula's in Waikiki for pau hana on Thursday. DJs Byron the Fur, KSM and AL-X will headline a "Wave Reunion Party," with a surprise musical guest performing at 7 p.m. Many of the Wave's former staff now works at Hula's, and there will be limited-edition Wave T-shirts for sale in case you missed out on the club's closing night ...
JUST BECAUSE school is back in session, doesn't mean weekly college parties have gone on hiatus.
Sure, the line to get in at Chai's on Saturday for "NJoy" wasn't nearly as long as it was in June, but the spot was still comfortably crowded when I stopped by. Promoters Russ Inouye and Blaise Sato have their hands full as fathers to young children, yet both found time to stop by and talk story.
It was also nice to visit with DJs Delve and Durtie Rice, and even nicer to hear Delve drop some Lupe Fiasco tracks on the crowd. Good fun for a Saturday, especially after listening to Sunway at Gordon Biersch earlier in the evening ...
LOOKS LIKE the entertainment schedule I got last week for the Veranda at the Kahala Hotel wasn't entirely accurate. As of Sept. 5, Betty Lou Taylor will play Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., with David Swanson taking over Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Kit Samson will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Sundays ...
AND DON'T forget, Friday marks the debut of HILife, the Star-Bulletin's new weekend supplement. Along with the latest entertainment news, you'll be able to get tips on which bars and clubs to visit, restaurants to eat at and movies to watch.
While "In the Mix" will remain on the Entertainment page every Tuesday, it will now appear in HILife on Fridays (Thursdays if you're a home subscriber). Here's to a new era in the life of this column ...