In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

No cover tonight
at Club Bliss

Promoting parties is a tough gig for some people in Honolulu's "underground" scene.

Like any other party, you've got to be in it to make a little money. At the same time, some promoters don't want to forget their allegiance to their hardcore fans -- get too big, and you run the risk of being called a sellout.

That's the dilemma that Sean D faces with "Connect 4," the Thursday night weekly at Club Bliss. After a year of blowing up the spot, he's decided to pull back a bit.

"I'm still going to continue on with it, but I kind of want to give it back to the underground," he said. "It became too commercialized."

After this week, the club will step in to promote the night, although Ion Myke will continue to share hosting duties with Sean and DJs Jahson the 45 Revolver, Wrong One and Deadfoot will still man the decks.

Tonight, however, is a celebration -- there will be no cover charge in addition to open turntables, an open mic and lots of space on the walls for people to leave their marks.

"It's my mahalo to everybody that's helped out and come down to support," Sean said ...

HIP-HOP FANS will also want to check out "Eargasms" on Saturday night at Lisa's House (the former Big D's near the airport).

Promoters 4 Corners and Archangel are organizing this one, which features live performances by Amphibeus Tungs, the Audible Lab Rats, Demune and Megamills, The Block All-Stars and Coldawn Child. MC Mox will host, with DJs Skid, Pazess 1, Kiput and Sir Style providing the beats. A four-on-four MC battle is also planned.

Doors open at 8 p.m. at Lisa's House; visit www.4cornershawaii.com for more info ...

IF SLACK key guitar is more your style, head over to the Hawaii Convention Center tomorrow for the first installment in the new "Hawaiian Music Night" concert series.

The concert will feature George Kahumoku, Ledward Kaapana and Daniel Ho, as well as a surprise guest. Tickets are $25, and include complimentary pupus, soft drinks and wine. Call 943-3500 ...

AND IF you weren't able to get to the one-year anniversary of "Feng Shui" because of a lack of parking (like me), this Saturday is the night to make another attempt.

Along with an appearance by Miss Hawaii 2003 Kanoe Gibson, current Miss Hawaii Olena Rubin will perform live along with "American Idol" contestants Jasmine Trias, Camile Velasco and Jordan Segundo ...

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