In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Hard Rock Cafe
hosts benefit for

THE LADIES are running things at the Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow night -- film producer-director Anita Allison and co-producer Jenny Chang have organized a fund-raiser for their upcoming short film, "Agent Orange," starting at 10 p.m.

Scheduled to begin casting early next month, "Agent Orange" tells the story of a college freshman living away from home for the first time who somehow gets the FBI after him for making references to chemical weapons while being treated at the campus health center.

Got all that? Basically, according to the movie's Web site, it's supposed to be a dark comedy. Allison and Chang hope to screen "Agent Orange" on the film festival circuit and at college campuses in addition to releasing it on video and DVD.

But in order to get that far, the two need to raise $26,000 before starting to film. Head over to the Hard Rock tomorrow for live performances by El Enemigo, 4 Elements and the East Side Wrecking Crew. DJ Marloca from the Sisters in Sound will also be there to spin between sets. Ten bucks gets you in at this 21-and-over party; call 735-9811 ...

OVER AT Club Pauahi, old-school punk rockers from True Sounds of Liberty are scheduled to play tomorrow and Saturday.

First formed in 1979, TSOL has survived the breakup of its original members, watched an entirely new lineup gain the rights to perform using the band's name, and managed to regroup with virtually the same lineup nearly a decade after splitting up. Founding members Jack Grisham, Ron Emory and Mike Roche will all make the trip to Honolulu; drummer Jay O'Brien has replaced Todd Barnes, who died in 1999.

Local bands Extra Stout and The Quintessentials are scheduled to open for TSOL tomorrow night; 2face4 and Push the Pedal will open on Saturday. Tickets are $12; call 521-7252 ...

AND THERE'S yet another battle of the bands going on this weekend at Bedroq Bar and Grill.

"Rags to Riches" gets started around 10 p.m. at the Manoa nightspot, and features Amplified, Linus, Last in Line, The Nono Boys, Pimpbot and Woody, all fighting it out to see who moves on to the finals. Party people 18 and over are welcome to check out the competition; $7 gets you in if you're drinking, otherwise it'll cost you $10 to get in if you're under 21. Discount pre-sale tickets are also available; call 942-8822 ...

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