In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Tickets on sale
for the Strokes

ANOTHER weekend, another concert announced, with tickets going on sale for the Strokes' Hawaii return next month at Pipeline Cafe. They'll come to paradise again following shows this month in Europe and a New Year's Eve concert in Las Vegas.

First discovered in the late '90s in New York City's trendy Mercury Lounge, the Strokes made it big by trying to capture the sound of rock music popular 20 years ago. They even look like the Cars a little bit, if you ask me, especially when they're wearing those skinny ties. They'll be in town to support the release of their second full-length album, "Room on Fire."

Tickets will be available at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster outlets for $20 each; all ages are welcome for the Jan. 7 concert. Call 877-750-4400 to charge by phone ...

LOOKS LIKE local comedian Paul Ogata's ribs have healed enough for him to get back onstage, following that debilitating hug he received last month at 102.7 Da Bomb's third-birthday party.

Ogata opens tonight and tomorrow for Robert Schimmel at Pipeline Cafe, with the fun starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $20 each; call 926-3000 for more info ...

WHILE I'M at it, let me tell you about one more event at the Pipe this weekend.

Head over to the nightclub on Pohukaina Street Saturday night for the fourth annual "Punk on a Rock," featuring live performances by Strung Out, the Suicide Machines, No Motiv, Stereotyperider and local band the 86 List.

This one's going to be an early show, with doors opening at 4 p.m. All ages are invited to this punk-rock party; tickets are $17.50 each and are available at Cheapo Music in Puck's Alley, Jelly's Aiea and all Ticketmaster outlets. Call 589-1999 ...

HIP-HOP FANS are in store for three big events this weekend, starting with a spray-can art exhibit, "12 Oz. Assassin," at the Armory. The fun starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow and will showcase some of Hawaii's and California's top graffiti artists.

On Saturday, check out UH-Manoa's Hemenway Theatre starting at 10 p.m. for the "Underground Professionals Tour 2003." The Icons and Emanon join special guest lightsleeper Kavet the Catalyst onstage; tickets are $13 each for those 18 and over.

And on Sunday, head back to UH's Campus Center Ballroom for the third annual "B-Boy Reunion" from 2 to 8 p.m. Three cans of Spam, Tulip or corned beef gets you through the door; Creed Chameleon and the Audible Lab Rats will perform live. Call 597-8868 or 847-5214 for more info ...

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