In The Mix


Try Grumpy’s
for hot sounds
done new way

INSTEAD OF HITTING the same old spots this weekend, why not think outside the box and try something new? Forget the teenage rager, dollar drink night and booty contest for a few days (although there's nothing actually wrong with cheap drinks and junk in the trunk) and stop by one of these events instead. You may be pleasantly surprised ...

TONIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT at Grumpy's is billed as "Neutral Ground" for the 21 and over crowd. DJ Dat-Mot and DJ Ravensblut offer "a killer assortment of electronic music ... usually starting with mellow electronica and working into the heavier stuff." If you're used to the commercial tracks heard at most clubs in town, these two should really open your eyes to the worlds of ambient, dark-wave, industrial and trip-hop music.

Don't recognize any of the different kinds of music I just mentioned? Then roll up early and expand your horizons on Keawe Street -- "Neutral Ground" offers free cover before 11 p.m. Otherwise, $5 gets you through the door. Call 528-4911 for more information ...

NOW FOR SOMETHING completely different: Country music fans have been getting short-changed when it comes to live entertainment in Honolulu, ever since local radio abandoned the format and the Pecos River Cafe closed in Pearl City. That should change tomorrow night.

Local "rock 'n' country" band Full Circle takes the stage at Aloha Tower Marketplace's Rodeo Cantina with "a fusion of Rock, R&B, Blues, Latin and traditional country" music, which also features the talents of single-named Cameron on vocals. The country fun starts tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Get there early and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water's edge, then head over to line dance with the good folk at Rodeo Cantina. Call 585-8488 for details ...

SUNDAY GETS EVEN hotter when "Salsa-Thon 2002: Embrace the Heat" kicks off at McCoy Pavilion. Eight hours of non-stop salsa entertainment start at noon with live performances, DJs and dance groups scheduled to perform. The event, now in its second year, is a benefit for the Hispanic Center of Hawaii. A $5 donation is suggested. Among the entertainers showing up this weekend: Augie Rey, Son D' Hawaii, SalsAloha, Minnie Ruiz and Los Carinosos ...

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