In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Local band takes
its show on the road

BON VOYAGE: Time to add Pimpbot to the list of local bands that have left paradise to go on tour in recent months. The guys should be on an airplane as you read this, heading up to Southern California for a five-show tour.

Pimpbot members Tom Coleman, Chris LaPan, Mike Lewis, Fernando Pacheco and Rylan Lee kick off the "Coconut Monkey Tour" tomorrow night with a performance alongside the Eyeshadows, the Greg Ginn Band, Mike and the Riverrats and Slowtime Mondayz at the Garage in Hollywood. Then it's off to Anaheim, San Diego and Atascadero over the weekend before one last performance in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Your next chance to get pimp-slapped here will come on June 14, when the band gets onstage at Pink Cadillac to help raise money for HoInDaWall, who plan to tour Japan later this year ...

HARD to believe it was almost 20 years ago that Na Leo introduced themselves to music fans with "Local Boys." Since 1984, Nalani Choy, Lehua Heine and Angela Morales have proved themselves as the most successful female group from Hawaii, with more than 20 Na Hoku Hanohano awards to their credit.

The group's latest album, "Love Is ...," contains some of Na Leo's best love songs, including "Candle in the Night," "Right Before My Eyes" and "You Don't Remember." There are also instrumental versions of "The Rest of Your Life" and "Saving Forever" to go with the original cuts on the album. "Love Is ..." is on store shelves now; check out for more info ...

IF YOU HAVEN'T been over to Brew Moon on a Wednesday night for "Comedy on the Moon," this week is your last chance to catch Andy Bumatai and Augie Tulba at the restaurant and microbrewery.

While the show starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow, I'd suggest heading down a bit earlier for good seats and a chance to try some of the tasty beer offerings available at Brew Moon. Don't forget to try the pupus, too -- the Jody Maroni sausage and cheese platter alone is reason enough to stop by.

Cover for "Comedy on the Moon" is $10, and all ages are welcome. Call 593-0088 for reservations ...

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