In The Mix


Guest artists shaking up
isle night life

IT'S GREAT to see Honolulu's night life continuing to evolve and grow. We might not be seeing a lot of new places worth checking out (then again, Tiki's is creating quite a buzz in Waikiki right now), but the parties taking place lately have attracted some noteworthy guests.

Halloween, for example, brought Las Vegas DJ Scott Stubbs to town for Komo Low's night at Sansei. And on Saturday, San Diego native and former Chicago resident Miles Maeda brought his style of house music to the Maze Nightclub.

Maeda, who typically performs with a group of artists and live musicians at his shows, was joined by dance troupe Ginko Maraschino and Quadraphonics' percussion player Eli for the Saturday gig. Local DJs Archangel, Billy G., Gary O., Jimmy James, Mase, Pachi, Scottie Soul and B. McCarthy were on the decks that night as well, throwing down everything from abstract house, drum and bass to progressive and hip-hop for those in attendance ...

AND ON the concert tip, this week brings back the '80s with three performances by The Fixx at Gussie L'Amour's. Two decades after "Shuttered Room" first appeared on record-store shelves in England, vocalist Cy Curnin and the rest of the new wave band wrap up a three-show run tonight at 8:30 p.m.

While the group will play hits like "One Thing Leads to Another," "Saved by Zero" and "Stand or Fall," The Fixx will also throw in a few songs from their upcoming release "Want That Life" too. Tickets for tonight's show at Gussie's are $15; call 836-7883 ...

PARTY FOR a good cause this weekend and head out to Chez Monique's at the Westridge Shopping Center. A fund-raiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at the hangout, with proceeds going to local musician Elton "Bruddah E" McKeague. McKeague, who plays drums for the Ka'ala Boys and formerly played with Kapena, was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Other musicians who have agreed to perform at the benefit include Kapena, Koa'uka, Nakama, Tropical Wine and U3P. Comedian Augie T. will jump onstage to lighten things up a bit as well. $20 donations will be accepted at the door on Sunday; call 488-2439 for more info.

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