In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Velasco lands
Pipeline date

Local girl Camile Velasco will finally give her fans a chance to hear what she's been working on when she returns to Hawaii for a concert next month.

The Sept. 1 show at Pipeline Cafe is being billed as a birthday party (Velasco turns 20 years old that day), and will also feature performances by Ooklah the Moc and Ho'onu'a. Local hip-hop duo Lowie Boy and Shango will serve as the opening act, and word has it that DJ QBert will jump on the decks at some point during the night.

Presale tickets for the 18-and-over show went on sale today for $20, and are available at Jelly's, Hungry Ear, Hawaii's Natural High, the University of Hawaii's Campus Center and at the club. Call 926-3000 to order yours by phone ...

AND ON Saturday, tickets go on sale for the return of Everclear to Honolulu.

The last time the Southern California alternative rockers were here was 2003, when I spotted them a few cars away in gridlock traffic on the way to Bayfest. They also rocked Turtle Bay back in 2000 as one of the acts at Poi Fest -- remember that?

Tickets for the Oct. 8 show at Pipeline are priced at $22 and $45 in advance, $27 and $50 at the door. Pick up yours at any Ticketmaster outlet, or call (877) 750-4400 ...

TONIGHT brings the start of a new 18-and-over weekly to downtown's Detox Lounge. "The Block" kicks off at 9 p.m. and offers two floors of music, with all ladies getting in free before 11 p.m.

Local hip-hop collective Direct Descendants are putting in the most work on this one, with DJs Jahson and Deadfoot spinning alongside MCs Creed Chameleon and Ion Myke. DJs Static and Packo round out the stable of resident turntablists for the party. Call 330-1857 for more info ...

THIS weekend also brings another installment of "Sweet!" to Kai, thanks to the ladies of Sisters in Sound.

Doors open at 11 p.m. for this 21-and-over party, which features a special guest set by DJ J-Phlip. The winner of BPM Magazine's "Beauty and the Beats" female DJ mix awards, the Illinois native will be joined by DJs Marloca and K-Ing to keep the music going until 2 a.m.

Cover is $6 for this one, and free valet parking is available ...

DON'T WANT to shell out $30 to see Warren G's concert at Kapono's on Saturday? Head over to the Wave Waikiki tomorrow night at 7 p.m. for a free listening party, sponsored by Hawino Records.

The new album, "In the Mid-Nite Hour," won't be officially released until next month, but G-Funk fans will get a chance to hear to full album just days after label executives got their hands on the masters. Warren G, Cypress Hill's Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace are also scheduled to be on hand to sign autographs and mingle a bit ...

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