In The Mix


KCCN event
draws top acts

ISLAND MUSIC FANS have a lot to look forward to this weekend when KCCN FM 100 puts on its 12th annual Birthday Bash. Now occupying both Friday and Saturday nights at the Waikiki Shell, the event features a who's-who of the local music industry.

Acts scheduled to play on Friday include O-Shen, Keahiwai, Koa'uka, Reign, Norm, 'Ekolu and the Mana'o Company. Fiji and Kapena headline the first night's lineup. Saturday features Native Blend, Three Plus, Pati, Ten Feet, Darrell Labrado and the Opihi Pickers. Natural Vibrations and Sean Na'auao will also perform. Tickets for the KCCN Birthday Bash are $18 for lawn seats, $19.50 for terrace seats and $25 for pool seats. Two night passes are available starting at $30. Call 296-1003 for more details ...

SPEAKING OF CONCERTS, while the No Doubt show next month at the Blaisdell is sold out, tickets are still available for the Red Hot Chili Peppers show July 31 at the same venue. And just after ex-husband Bruce Willis was on this rock, it looks like we could be seeing Demi Moore around town soon. Reports in The Sun have linked RHCP lead singer Anthony Kiedis with the actress. Moore was spotted backstage at a gig in Los Angeles, and the two appeared "arm-in-arm" at an industry party ...

ALTHOUGH IT WAS a bit more difficult to get to Pipeline Cafe last weekend (the annual Hoop it Up tournament closed several streets in the area), Saturday Night's Cobalt Room was worth the effort. The main stage area was remodeled, and a number of couches now serve as sort of a VIP area overlooking the dance floor.

Helping set the mood at the Cobalt Room is lighting that casts a blue hue to the place. So do the blue-labeled Foster's beer bottles and Skyy Blue malternative bottles of the same color that go for $3 each ...

IF YOU'RE OUT on the scene tonight, take a spin by Grumpy's Nightclub and Lounge. Complete Clothing hosts "LE," a night featuring movies on the club's digital projection/surround sound system. Mom's Soul Food also began serving food at the spot last weekend, so you'll be able to chow down on some Southern Fried Chicken or catfish and yams while kicking back. DJs EQ and Syze-1 follow the flicks with sick beats and an open mic session, and there's no cover too. Call 528-4911 for info ...

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