In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Reggae group celebrates
new CD at Hard Rock

LOCAL REGGAE group Ooklah the Moc celebrates the release of their new CD, "Rearrange Your Positive," with a show tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Cafe.

The album is a follow up to 2001's "ITES Massive," and although it was originally released back in March, band members Tony Bush, John Davis, Micky Huihui, Jimbo LaPierre, Ryan Murakami, Gary Nakano, Nick Navales, Asher Philippart and Brad Watanabe are still partying it up with fans. Next weekend, the fun moves to the Windward side, where they'll play at Boardriders Bar and Grill on Saturday night.

Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-over event at the Hard Rock; call 429-8515 ...

OTHER FUN stuff going on tomorrow night: Check out the grand opening celebration of Eloi on Wax, a new store-within-a-store that Lightsleeper Kavet the Catalyst has opened in Prototype at Windward Mall.

From 6 to 9 p.m. there will be a graf battle, open mic session and appearances by Lip Service, 12 Inch Species, Nomasterbacks, Ntalek the Reject, Oliver Twist and DJs Risup, Solution, BM13 and Memoirs. Call 235-6161...

AND OVER at the Mercury, a new monthly kicks off tomorrow for the 21-and-over crowd.

"Le Fonque" promises a night of funky breakbeats with DJs Toki, Seeko, K-Ing, Chia and Monkey. Nomasterbacks will make the trip back into town to take part in this as well. Doors open at 10 p.m. ...

NEED A good laugh? Come watch this columnist and other radio and television personalities play some fast-pitch softball on Saturday at Kailua High School.

The "2004 Kamikaze Celebrity Fastpitch Softball Challenge" is being organized by 93.1 KQMQ afternoon jock Lisa D. Her daughter, Courtney Kessell, and teammates are raising money to help fund an upcoming trip to the mainland.

Joining me in facing off against some of the best high school softball players Hawaii has to offer are KHON's John Veneri and Wailele Sallas, KGMB's Liz Chun and Steve Uyehara, KHNL's Russell Yamanoha and Cindy Paliracio, KQMQ's Shawn Ho and Justin Cruz, 102.7 Da Bomb's Kid Leo, Hawaii Sports Network's John Noland, Surf News Network's Jamie DeMattoff and New Wave Broadcasting's Lily Yamachika and Sarah Obringer.

Game time is 10 a.m. on Saturday, and there will also be door prizes, a snack booth and a "Hit and Win with Courtney Kessell" game, where you have a chance to score a Playstation2. Call 551-7867 for more info ...

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