In The Mix


Lucky Dube brings
reggae to Kapono’s

ALL THOSE BANDS that insist on a Jawaiian sound need to stop by Kapono's at Aloha Tower Marketplace next weekend. For the first time in over 10 years, international reggae superstar Lucky Dube will perform in front of local audiences when he plays a pair of shows on Oahu and one on Maui.

Tickets for the three concerts, which mark the end of Dube's latest U.S. tour in support of his new album "Triinity," go on sale tomorrow for $20 at all Ticket Plus outlets and the Blaisdell Box Office. Showtime for the pair of Oahu concerts is listed as 9 p.m. by the promoter, so if you plan to go, think about heading down early for dinner and drinks at Kapono's. Hopefully you'll score some better seats by going early, and the drinks will help keep things festive until Dube gets onstage ...

AND IF YOU can't wait until next weekend to get your skank on, head over to Grumpy's Nightclub and Lounge Saturday for "Champion Sound" with DJs Coop D'Ville and Jah Yzer. The two mainstays of the Bay Area club scene will be joined by the usual Rub-a-Dub Saturday night crew: DJs Loriel, Lukas and Tomas. Doors open at 9 p.m. for "Champion Sound" at Grumpy's and $7 gets you in if you're over 21. Call 528-4911 for info ...

THREE MONTHS AFTER the Nocturnal Sound Krew's DJs Solution, Deception and Jami swept the top three spots at this year's DMC American Battleground regional, hip-hop fans will return to Wave Waikiki on Sunday for the 2002 International Turntablist Federation Pacific regional competition, starting with registration at 9 p.m. and the battle proper at 11.

Whoever wins Sunday's competition will travel to San Francisco, along with seven other regional winners, for the ITF U.S. finals next weekend to determine this country's representative to the ITF World Championships. And even if one of their crew doesn't go on to the finals, the Nocturnal guys will be well-represented at the World Championships in Germany -- as reigning ITF Team Champions, the NSK is automatically invited to the competition in November.

Other confirmed entrants in the competition include DJs Skid and A2Z. Registration for the ITF Pacific regional is open to all, as long as you've got the skills to compete. DJ Rize Up and the Microscopic Syllablez will also perform. Tickets are $5 for 21 and over, $10 for 20 and under. Call 941-0424 ...

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