Posted in March 2010

16th Annual Honolulu Festival

At the Hawaii Convention Center from March 12th-14th Charle Morimoto Families – Japanese Drumming Taiko Kozo – From Tokyo Anela Hula Studio, from Japan (there are more Hula studios in Japan than in Hawaii) Maid Cafe staffed by students from the University of Hawaii to raise funds for their trip to Japan.

Hawaii Music Monday: Bari Bari 13

On my last visit to Tokyo it seemed like the rockabilly-guys-in Yoyogi-Park phenomenon was fading. Well, there was just this guy one time: …So I was delighted to find out that Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll is not dead, it lives in Honolulu and it’s name is Bari Bari 13! Tommy (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals), … Continue reading

Hawaii Music Monday: GRLFRNDS

“It’s a long and complicated story about how the punks took over the dance floor and the dance floor took over the punks.” So says the blurb on GRLFRNDS’ Myspace page, which also lists some very tasty influences: The Clash, Joy Division, New Order, M83 and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Anyway, GRLFRNDS are Nick Ross … Continue reading