Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Maybe Bacon Music / Cool Kool Shirts

MAYBE BACON MUSIC is every second Thursday. The next one is on June 8th, and will feature a DJ set by Khari Saffo of Cool Kool Shirts. Check out his promo video, starring Dana Jones:

Cool Kool Shirts presents "Dana Jones the Original Cool Kid"

at Bevy
675 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI
June 8th, 2017 | 8pm - midnight | no cover

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Cool Kool Shirts are also currently available at MORI in the new South Shore Market.

Peach Pit - Sweet FA [MV]

Peach Pit Sweet FA [MV]
Video by Lester Lyons-Hookham

Peach Pit (Vancouver, British Colombia) are Neil Smith (guitar + vocals), Christopher Vanderkooy (guitar), Peter Wilton (bass) and Mikey Pascuzzi (drums). The 7" version of Sweet FA/Drop the Guillotine was released on April 14th, 2017 via Kingfisher Bluez. The original E.P. was released last year, on May 13th, 2016, and includes two additional songs: Peach Pit and Seventeen.

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Peach Pit Alrighty Aphrodite [live]
Filmed by Lester Lyons-Hookham

Peach Pit Drop the Guillotine [live]
Filmed by Lester Lyons-Hookham

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

KTUH Playlist May 30th, 2017

Steve Lacy Some [MV]

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on KTUH, 90.1 FM, Honolulu

Vacationer Trip
Jim Noir Key of C
Vanilla Indigo Pulse
Opossom Why Why
Washed Out Get Lost
Frank Ocean Super Rich Kids
Stevie Wonder All in Love is Fair
Jazz Spastiks Leaders of the Old School

Ugly Duckling Einstein's Takin' Off
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar Never Catch Me
Canyons My Rescue
Finson Tears, Sweat and Saltwater
The Chemical Brothers In Dust We Trust
Chocolate Puma Jegog [extended mix]
Mombasa Nairobi

Eugene McDaniels Cherrystones
Anderson .Paak feat. The Free Nationals United Fellowship Choir Light Weight
Humble & Blisse feat. WoodzSTHLM Close 2 U
Jojee Poison Fruit
San E (
산이) feat. 볼빨간사춘기 (Red Cheeked Puberty) 모해 (mohae)
DEAN feat. Syd Love
Steve Lacy Some
크러쉬 (Crush) 향수 (nostalgia)
Johnny Mathis Open Fire
Chet Baker Time After Time
Lee Morgan Rio
Moods Curves
Imad Royal M.I.A.

Luna Shadows Thorns

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever French Press
Neon Bunny (야광토끼) 북극곰 (polar bear)
BoA (보아) 봄비 (Spring Rain)
문현아 (Moon HyunA) 크리켓송 (Cricket Song)
위 아 더 나잇 (We Are The Night) feat. 고은혜 (Eunhye Ko) 자연스레 (Naturally)
CHEEZE 일기예보 (weather report)
지네스 (GNess) feat. 승이 (Seungi) Without You

키썸 (Kisum) feat. I rang In the Rain
w h o o s h feat. khundipanda & Lym en & Ash-B Push n Pull
BLACKPINK 붐바야 (Boombayah)
Girls' Generation Blue Jeans
효린 (Hyolin) 오늘 밤 (tonight)
feat. 장이정(Jang Yi-jeong) Of History Friday (금요일에 만나요)

ABIR - Playground

Playground, the new single by Abir Haronni (Queens, New York) was just released today. Check out her interview with PAPER and watch her live performance at the PAPER Penthouse. 

ABIR Playground live at the PAPER Penthouse

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ABIR Girls [MV]

ABIR Sings a Snippet from Kanye West's 'Ultra Light Beam' interview with Complex News at SXSW 2017.

Want to find out more about ABIR? Check out her interview with HYPERBAE from July 7th, 2016.

Shut Up and Dance / Kaleidoscope - June 2017

Every First Friday is Shut Up and Dance, an indie dance party hosted by Kelly of The Bougies, featuring resident DJs: DJ Vina & Ryan DanceMachineThis month's guest DJ is DJ Jet Boy; host of Kaleidoscope, a monthly live local music showcase.

Shut Up and Dance
June 2nd, and every first Friday
at The Studio at Hawaiian Brian's 
18+ welcome with valid photo I.D. | 11pm - 2am | no cover

This month's Kaleidoscope will feature power-pop/punk band, Feeble and ska-punk stalwarts, No Villains Left.

June 14th, and every second Wednesday
at Downbeat Lounge
21+ welcome with valid photo I.D. | 9pm | no cover

HXNS x j.robb - Slide

HXNS x j.robb Slide

Reworking of Slide (original by Calvin Harris, featuring Frank Ocean and Migos) from producers, HXNS [pronounced "hans"] (Bay Area, California) and j.robb (Baltimore, Maryland).

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The original song will also be available on Calvin Harris's fifth studio album, 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1,' due out on June 30th, 2017 via Sony Music. Vinyl/CD pre-orders available here, including limited edition bundles.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Washed Out - Get Lost [MV]

Washed Out Get Lost

Washed Out (Perry, Georgia) is the moniker of singer/songwriter/producer, Ernest Greene. His latest single, Get Lost was released on May 26th, 2017 via Stones Throw Records. No immediate information on any upcoming full-length or future singles, but the Get Lost tour kicks off on July 8th at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia. Full tour schedule and tickets available on his website.

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Washed Out Live on KEXP.
Recorded at Doug Fir Lounge, September 6th, 2013.

0:00    It Feels Alright
5:15     Belong
9:20    New Theory
14:11   All I Know

Washed Out It Feels Alright Official Lyric [MV]
From the album, 'Paracosm,' released on August 13th, 2013 via Sub Pop.

Washed Out Amor Fati [MV]
From the album, 'Within and Without,' released on July 12th, 2011 via Sub Pop.

Friday, May 26, 2017

CHEEZE - Be There [MV]

CHEEZE (치즈) (Seoul, South Korea) debuted in 2011 as a four-piece band consisting of vocalist, Dalchong (달총); rapper, Yasu (야수); and producers, Moodi and Cloud (구름이). Moodi left the group in 2013, following the release of their debut album, Recipe! Yasu left in 2015 to fulfill his mandatory military service. Dalchong and Cloud continued as a duo, releasing a number of singles as well as two albums: Plain (2015) and Q (2016). On January 18th, 2017, their record label, Magic Strawberry Sound released a statement announcing Cloud's departure from the group. Dalchong continues to perform as a solo artist, maintaining the CHEEZE moniker, and has since released two singles: Love You (촣아해) (bye) [released on Feb.19th, 2017] and her latest single, Be There [released on May 18th, 2017].

CHEEZE Be There [1thek special live clip]

CHEEZE Be There [MV] starring a bunch of models who aren't in the band.

CHEEZE Be There [Dingo Music vertical live]

CHEEZE Be There [lyric video] starring Dalchong

CHEEZE fan-cam live set at Beautiful Mint Life. Recorded on May 14th, 2017 by Healer Im.

CHEEZE Live ONE (라이브원)

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CHEEZE Love You (촣아해) (bye)

CHEEZE 깊이 아래로 [official live]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Katie Ellen (solo) in Hawaii

Anika Pyle from the band, Katie Ellen (Philidelphia, Pennsylvania) will be performing two solo shows in Honolulu, presented by Failed Orbit Records:

21+ with valid photo I.D. | music starts at 8:30pm | $8 pre-sale/$10 at the door

all ages with valid photo I.D. | doors at 9:30pm, music at 10pm | $8 pre-sale/$10 at the door

Two-day passes available (21+ patrons only) for pre-sale through Failed Orbit Records

May 26th (Fri) is a Katie Ellen fundraiser show at The Studio at Hawaiian Brian's, featuring Delta Fleet, Talus and Motmot.
There will be a raffle for Katie Ellen/Growing Up Is Dumb merchandise courtesy of Lauren Records, including:
- Katie Ellen's "TV Dreams" 7" vinyl record
- Katie Ellen tote bags
- Growing Up Is Dumb coffee mug lapel pins
- Lauren Records shark stickers

$5 cover earns you one raffle by name entry
$1 for additional raffle entries
all ages welcome with valid photo I.D. | 7pm - 10pm

Pre-order Katie Ellen's new album, Cowgirl Blues which comes out on July 14th, 2017 via Lauren Records.

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Tenement in Hawaii - Photo Gallery

Tenement (Appleton, Wisconsin) performed two shows in Honolulu, on April 28th & 29th; presented by Failed Orbit Records. Mariana Timony was at both shows, and wrote an article for Bandcamp about her experience and about Honolulu's DIY music scene. There's also a video the I took of Tenement playing Rock Eating People live, here.

Here are more photos from both of those nights:

Tenement (Appleton, Wisconsin)

Rotten Blossom (Kailua, Hawaii)

Smoke Free Armstrong (Honolulu, Hawaii)


PONCHO (Honolulu, Hawaii)


TV Microwave (Honolulu, Hawaii)


Feeble (Honolulu, HI)


Earl Grey (Honolulu, Hawaii)


Strangers With Kandy (Honolulu, Hawaii)


The Bougies (Honolulu, Hawaii)