Pepper rides 'Good Vibrations' from isle to isle to isle


POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009

IT'S NICE to see the guys from Pepper coming back to Hawaii for more than one day.

The last time Honolulu residents got to see Bret Bollinger, Kaleo Wassman and Yesod Williams was in 2006, when they were here less than 12 hours to open for 311 at the Waikiki Shell. In 2004, the Big Island boys spent about a day on Oahu to perform at the inaugural Band Camp.

This year, they'll spend a full weekend here in support of their latest album, “;Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations,”; with a three-island tour and an exclusive, winners-only VIP performance at the Roadrunner Music Hall (visit www.thehall.tv for info). The fun starts Friday at the Lahaina Civic Center, followed by a Saturday show at Pipeline Cafe and a Sunday gig at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pipeline, with tickets priced at $30 and $60 at the door for those 18 and over. The Alliez will accompany Pepper from Maui to serve as the night's opening act. Stick around afterward for live sets by Phoenix Rose, Stillborn Skies, 82Fifty and friends ...



Jasmine Trias

FRIDAY NIGHT brings with it the first opportunity in recent memory to party with your pooch at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

J2 Marketing Solutions and JP Productions present “;Mutt-iny Night,”; a doggie-style disco party for responsible pet owners who want to enjoy an evening out. It's a pre-launch event for an upcoming series of pet-friendly parties planned at Aloha Tower and other venues.

“;There's nothing like this in Hawaii,”; promoter Jason Pascua said earlier this week. “;Usually when couples go out, they have to leave their kids behind. ... and for some couples, their dogs are their kids.

“;This event gives people a change to take their dogs out with them to network and party.”;

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday for “;Mutt-iny Night,”; and Pascua and co-promoter Jade Medeiros ask that all dogs be sociable and on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Tickets are $20 at the door, with $15 pre-sale tickets available at Bark Avenue in Hawaii Kai. Call 386-3823 ...



Aureana Tseu

OUT AND ABOUT: Mike “;DJ Vegas Mike”; Licata was back in Honolulu for Valentine's Day, co-hosting last week's third annual “;80's Prom”; at The Loft and headlining “;Acid Hush”; at HUSH Boutique Nightclub and Ultralounge on Sunday. He spent most of last year on the mainland, applying the same techniques in Las Vegas and Denver that made his parties in Chinatown so popular ... Former “;American Idol”; contestants Jasmine Trias and Camile Velasco were joined by Miss Hawaii 2009 Aureana Tseu and Hawaii Pacific Entertainment's Lincoln Jacobe for some classy club-hopping on Friday. Rolling around in a party bus from Platinum Limousine, they started at Bonsai and Oceans808 before moving on to Pearl Ultralounge, The Shack Waikiki and LEVEL4 ... And if you blinked you might have missed them, but the cast of MTV's “;The Hills”; was out on the North Shore last weekend shooting for an upcoming episode. Sources confirm Lo Bosworth, Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge were spotted in Haleiwa and film crews were set up at the Turtle Bay Resort ...

WEEKEND PICKS: Local rockers Busekrus return to playing live this weekend after a brief hiatus with a headlining set at Sand Island R&B. They'll be joined by Satellite Grey, Eddie 8 Dynamite, Awry By Design and Stillborn Skies starting at 9 p.m. Friday ... DIG Lifestyles and Good Life Entertainment have teamed up for a new Friday weekly at the Lotus at Diamond Head. The former site of “;Wonderlounge”; at Diamond Head Grill will feature two rooms of music, with special guest performances by J. Period and K-Salaam during this week's kickoff party ... Flash Hansen and Matty Hazelgrove host their first “;Supper Club”; at Aria on Saturday. Doors at the Century Center restaurant open at 9 p.m., with a $15 cover charge and DJs Eskae, KSM and mr.brown on the decks. Free valet parking is available ...

E KALA MAI: Tickets for the All American Rejects' March 6 concert at Pipeline are on sale at the club, Blue Hawaii Surf, the UH-Manoa Campus Center, all military outlets and online at http://www.groovetickets.com. Incorrect information was published in last week's column ...


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