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EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS Hallowbaloo Kick-Off Concert:
Date: Friday, October 29th
Venue: The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Doors: 8:30pm

Additional Artists on Bill:
The Budos Band (full 75+ minute set) and The Throwdowns

General Admission is All Ages. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VIP is 21 and older only and includes front row access & private bar.

Tickets: Honolulu Box Office
Purchase Online: General Admission. VIP.
Purchase by Phone: 808-550-TIKS (8457)
Purchase at Box Office: 680 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817

Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have been selling out shows all summer long!!
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Get Tickets!
Edward Sharpe

Generating the Biggest Buzz at America's Biggest Festivals: Coachella, Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot &Austin City Limits
  • Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL: "But the afternoon belonged to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who rallied a huge crowd with an emotional hour of music that had fans climbing trees for a better view." - Rolling Stone, Sept. 2, 2010
  • Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI: "This year, extra security had to be brought in to make sure things were safe for the overflowing crowd at the Harbor Stage. I've never seen a crowd so big... I've also never seen the anticipation so high." - Bob Boilen, National Public Radio
  • Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN: "They already conquered the West Coast when they signed, sealed and delivered it at Coachella. Now, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are out to conquer the heartland with a set at Bonnaroo that was one of the most hyped of the weekend. The crowd of onlookers, curiosity seekers and genuine fans numbered more than twice the capacity of the tent itself, overflowing on all sides to the sonic horizon." - Spinner, June 12, 2010
  • Coachella - Indio, CA: "Shirts came off, shoes were tossed aside, and a heavily packed outdoor stage turned into a Haight Ashbury-worthy hippie throwdown... The large Los Angeles outfit...easily outdrew peppy Canadian rock 'n' rollers Tokyo Police Club, whose hook-filled songs were blasted to a largely open mainstage audience... There might be more accurate details [in this article] had the size of the crowd and number of those dancing...allowed for a closer view." - LA Times, April 17, 2010

A Sampling of Sold Out Shows around the Country:

Show:
Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
LaZona Rosa, Austin, TX
Governor's Island, New York, NY
Webster Hall, New York, NY
Webster Hall, New York, NY
Northern Lights, Albany, NY
Newport Music Hall,Columbus, OH
Date:
5/20/10
6/06/10
6/07/10
7/06/10
7/21/10
7/22/10
7/23/10
7/27/10
8/03/10
Response:
SOLD OUT
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While there are lots of enticing treats throughout the Hallowbaloo weekend, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will surely attract a large portion of the limelight. Their hit songs, "Home", "Janglin" and "40 Day Dream", have been featured in countless TV shows and ads over the past year and engrained them in America's pop conscience. In 2010, that familiarity has been amplified 10-fold thanks to a slew of incendiary festival and concert performances that have generated an electric buzz of epic proportions. At the heart of it all is a spirited sound fittingly described as "feel good folk" and "c'mon get happy" music that beckons one and all to let their hair down, raise their arms and celebrate. The positive energy beamed forth by this 10-piece ensemble consistently lifts audiences to elated highs.

In one concert review after another, music industry veterans gush about massive crowds arriving well before showtime frothing with a sense of anticipation that is palpable and greater than any witnessed for some time. Frontman, Alex Ebert (formerly with Ima Robot) and singing partner, Jade Castrinos, seize upon that energy turning sets into revival-style performances as much the artist-audience interaction as the music. And few people are so well-equipped to do so with the duo frequently earning comparisons to Johnny & June Cash.

Edward Sharpe's upcoming debut Hawaii concert is poised to be one for the ages. The band has been setting the stage on fire all summer long, and The Waterfront fuels electric artist-audience exchanges more than any other venue in Hawaii. Even with a full-house of over 2,000 buzzing concertgoers, the audience feels like they can reach out and touch the performers, and the venue has been home to some of Hawaii's best ever concerts (Ozomatli's 10/30/2004 show there being one). There's lots to be excited about...


Press:
"Phoenix, Edward Sharpe snatch crowns from Kings of Leon to wrap Outside Lands 2010" - The Orange County Register, August 17, 2010

"Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Make Converts at Bonnaroo" - Spinner, June 12, 2010

"Highlights of the Newport Folk Festival 2010" -Bob Boilen, 'All Songs Considered' National Public



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THE BUDOS BAND
Two Shows!!
Show #1:
Hallowbaloo Kick-Off Concert:
Date: Friday, October 29th
Venue: The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Doors: 8:30pm

Additional Artist on Bill: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
All Ages: General admission tickets are all ages. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VIP: 21 and older only and includes front row access & private bar.

Tickets: Honolulu Box Office
Purchase Online: General Admission. VIP.
Purchase by Phone: 808-550-TIKS (8457)
Purchase at Box Office: 680 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817

All ages. Under 18 must accompanied by an adult.

Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
The Budos Band and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have been selling out shows all summer long!!

Show #2:
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Loloweeny Stage - 7pm

The Budos Band
"You could put [The Budos Band II] on in any room in the world-a nightclub in Barcelona, a nursing home in Tenafly-and folks would not be able to stop themselves from dancing."
-New York Magazine.

"The minor-key horns and creeping bass lines will scare, not ease, you onto the dance floor."
- SPIN

"When your whole sound is based on the groove, keeping your listener wanting more is essential, and this [album, "The Budos Band III"] does that. . . The end result is something so hip it could kill you in large doses-in the right doses it just plain kills."
- PITCHFORK

2010 Summer Festivals include: Bumbershoot, Outside Lands and Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

Summer of 2010 - Garnering More Attention & Praise than Any Other Funk Band in America: Since unveiling their new album, "The Budos Band III," in July on famed Daptone Records, The Budos Band has been impossible for any funk fan to miss. From WXPN in Philadelphia to KCRW in L.A. to KTUH in Honolulu, every radio show possessing an ounce of funk or soul has been spinning The Budos Band....again and again. And while their recordings deliver irresistible grooves, their Live performances take everything to another level.

Bio: Having scalded listeners' ears with sonic lava on Budos I and stung them with venomous frequencies on Budos II, The Budos Band delivers on their promise to spread the epidemic of "Budos Fever" far and wide with the release of The Budos Band III. The cobra is poised to strike if anyone dares challenge The Budos on their quest. And, if there was ever any question whether the brotherhood of The Budos is instrumental afro-soul royalty, the Chateau de Budos that graces the back cover of The Budos Band III assures all that the group is strong - unstoppable even - and will use all of nature's power to ascend to their rightful throne.

"Heading into the studio for Budos III, I really thought we were going to make the first psychedelic, doom-rock record ever recorded at Daptone," recounts longtime Budos de facto frontman and baritone saxophonist, Jared Tankel, "but somehow it ended up sounding like a Budos record." Recorded at the now infamous Daptone "House of Soul Studios" by the world renowned production team of Bosco Mann and TNT, Budos III was tracked to analog tape and recorded live over the course of an intensely productive 48 hour period, much like its predecessors. The songs that emerged are unmistakably the type of tough sonic nuggets that have long earned The Budos Band the title, "the quintessence of Staten Island soul." Replete with tight rhythms, blistering breakbeats, blaring horns and, yes, perhaps even a tinge of psychedelic doom-rock, Budos III promises to bring some major heat to your musical stew.

Composed, arranged and honed during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions - as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years - the band's third full-length studio effort evinces the tight-knit and creative bond The Budos have come to share since the ten-piece ensemble's inception in 2003. "The Budos have become more of a brotherhood," explains bassist Dan Foder. "Egos suck, that's why bands don't last more than two records. Musically, we understand each other better now than when we were younger. That's why this is our best record. We're all on point - our playing and creativity are at a higher level - and we understand what The Budos Band means to all of us: family and friendship."

The sound of The Budos may be challenging for some to describe, but to the band, "Staten Island instrumental afro-soul" means internalizing such seemingly disparate influences as the Cairo Jazz Band, J.C. Davis, Mulatu Astatke, and Black Sabbath and coming together to form a mind-bending combination of rhythm and melody. The unique and signature sound of The Budos has become a favorite for music supervisors to use in TV, film and video games, as well as producers who have sampled The Budos on numerous hip-hop tracks.

The live shows, the long hot nights in the rehearsal studio, the diverse listening diets of the members - all of it - comes together to make The Budos Band III the most vicious Budos release yet. "We wrote a lot of this album together," says trumpeter Andrew Greene, whose tune, "Black Venom" was named after two of his favorite bands--Black Sabbath and Venom. "There was a lot more collaboration as people would come regularly with ideas, even the percussion guys. We all had a say. Unlike our earlier albums, we weren't trying to be Ethio-, or funk, or soul, we were just trying to be The Budos." Guitarist Thomas Brenneck--who breathes psychedelic fire into "Reppirt Yad," the album's lone cover song--agrees. "We weren't looking to explicit outside influences for inspiration as we were on previous records. For this album, we were looking more within The Budos." And to help distill that unique Budos inner-essence, it didn't hurt to have the ever-present ear of Daptone's world-renowned Bosco Mann tweaking knobs and manipulating faders behind the engineer's console. "With Bosco in the studio, doing what he does, the sky isn't the limit," says Tankel, "there simply is no sky."

Press:

"Funk for the Sheer Fun of Doing It"

"The Budos Band Puts Its Own Spin on Afrobeat"





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DENGUE FEVER
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Loloweeny Stage - 8:30pm
Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever's psychedelic take on the Cambodian pop sounds of the 60s makes them one of rock'n'roll's most unique success stories. They draw enthusiastic crowds from LA to the UK and leave critics rummaging through their thesauruses looking for new superlatives to describe their sound. The band's latest release, the documentary feature film Sleepwalking Through The Mekong (DVD/CD Soundtrack) continues the story and evolution of the band as they travel to Cambodia as the first Western group to perform the music of Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge.

Brothers Ethan (keyboards) and Zac (guitar) Holtzman started Dengue Fever in 2001 when they discovered they shared a love for the Cambodian pop music of the 60s. After adding sax man David Ralicke (Beck/Brazzaville), drummer Paul Smith and bassist Senon Williams, they went looking for a Cambodian singer. Enter Chhom Nimol, who performed regularly for the King and Queen of Cambodia. Her powerful singing, marked by a luminous vibrato that adds exotic ornamentations to her vocal lines, and hypnotic stage moves based on traditional dances, complimented the band's driving Cambodian/American sound.

The Cambodian pop music of the 1960s seems an unlikely template for an American band, but that sound captivated Ethan Holtzman during a trip to Cambodia in 1997. Before he flew back to L.A., he picked up every cassette of Cambodian pop from the 60s he could find. Back home, Zac Holtzman had just returned to L.A. after living in San Francisco for 10 years. He'd been listening to a compilation of Cambodian pop and when the brothers reconnected, they decided play their version of Cambodian rock. They hung out in the Long Beach Cambodian community to find a singer.

"We saw Chhom Nimol at The Dragon House," Zac Holtzman recalls. "She was already a star in Cambodia and made a living singing traditional music at Cambodian weddings and funerals." Chhom wasn't sure she wanted to sing with Americans, but Dengue's dedication to the sounds of Cambodia won her over. Chhom's singing and the band's Americanized Cambodian psychedelia created a strangely familiar and totally distinctive sound. Dengue Fever was an immediate hit, both in the Cambodian clubs of Long Beach and regular LA rock venues.

The band's eponymous debut was mostly covers of Cambodian classics: a tribute to the singers and songwriters who were killed by the Khmer Rouge. Their second album, Escape From Dragon House, written almost entirely by the band, was more psychedelic, freer, looser and more experimental than the debut. Chhom Nimol's powerful vocals, with lyrics delivered mostly in Khmer (pronounced "cam - aye"), showed an impressive melodic range, complimented by the band's relentless grooves. It also incorporated the rhythms of 60s Ethiopian jazz, another style that used American rock, funk and R&B as its template. The album featured "Ethanopium," a cover of a tune by Ethiopian singer Malatu Astatke that was used by Jim Jarmusch in his film Broken Flowers. "One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula" was later featured on the soundtrack as well as the Showtime series Weeds . Their third release, 2008's Venus on Earth, consists entirely of original material, with several songs performed in English, furthering the band's overall goal to fuse American and Cambodian styles.

Dengue Fever make their Hawaii concert debut with a free performance at the Hallowbaloo street festival on Nu'uanu Avenue on Saturday, October 30th. Their music will surely bring a fittingly climatic conclusion to the event's main outdoor stage. Having performed together for nearly 10 years, the band has headlined concerts around the globe and on many of music's biggest stages. One such performance was at last year's huge Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco. Dengue Fever began their set late in the day on what had been a fairly sleepy afternoon up to that point. As soon as the band's driving psychedelic rhythms hit the crowd, the festival's vibe turned on a dime. From the opener to the set's conclusion, the L.A. indie rock outfit unleashed one tremendous song after another, irresistible melodies delivered with great dexterity (as you'd expect from the 10-year veterans) and tremendous zeal (as if it were their first ever major performance). Heads bopped, arms raised and roars erupted with each tune's conclusion. When the at times mysterious but always impassioned music of Dengue Fever greets Hallowbaloo's costumed partygoers, an eruption of grand proportions is bound to ensue.

Press:

"Bringing It Back Home"
-Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2010

"Vintage Cambodian Pop Remixed"
-NPR, 'Fresh Air' with Terry Gross, February 25, 2008



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DJ LOGIC Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
The Venue @ bambuTwo - 11pm

Maui Performance:
Friday, November 5th
Charley's Restaurant & Bar
Doors: 9pm. 21 and older only.

"...Logic is the Miles Davis to Faust's James Brown, the John Fahey to Z-Trip's Eddie Van Halen." - Spin Magazine

"DJ Logic provides a glimpse into the future and has developed an improvisational style fiercely attentive to pitch, rhythm and space...his debut album, Project Logic, might be described as the ultimate turntablist jazz record." - New York Times

"There's all kinds of talk about DJ Logic-how he's using turntables to reinvent electronic jazz; how he's not just scratching, but leading a band; how he's turning hiphop notions around by shooting them through Miles Davis..." - Philadelphia Weekly

"One of a few turntablist visionaries who sees a future for the tables beyond shallow virtuosity contests, old skool reconstructions, and rap metal rhythm generators, DJ Logic treats his tables like a legitimate instrument and hears live musicians as if they're all part of his vinyl world. A hip-hopper with thirsty ears and improvisational instincts, Logic has become the darling of the New York jazz and improvisational scene, going where few turntablists have." - Time Out NY

"Logic certainly can make a claim as a jazz artist after building an impressive resume from playing with some of the past decade's most adventurous jazz musicians." - Downbeat

"Logic flips the DJ script, layering styles and sounds with each song instead of simply playing different sounds and songs within a musical style. Hip-hop is tempered with jazzy high hats. Reggae is electrified with synth squiggles. House music? Check. Drum-and-bass? Funk? Reggae? All present. Yet Logic employs these styles with such a deft touch that they're hard to pinpoint. The Anomaly sounds less derivative than freshly conceived, a new millennium urban milieu..." - Washington Post


Biography:

In a business rooted in the sweaty dance floors of packed clubs, preciously few Dj's can lay claim to having performed on such grand stages as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Monterey Jazz Festival and the Blaisdell Arena (at Jack Johnson's inaugural Kokua Festival). Although the understated Dj Logic would never boast of such accomplishments, he is one of the few Dj's in the world to have successfully taken Dj performance to the next level.

Interestingly, he has done so by not only delivering unique, genre bending and blending Live sets (Logic is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip-hop realms), but also by collaborating on studio recordings with many of today's most revered funk bands, as well as a host of other members of music nobility. Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has established himself as a true instrumentalist - recording with an amazingly deep and broad array of musicians including: Medeski Martin & Wood, Karl Denson, Christian McBride, Vernon Reid, Charlie Hunter, John Mayer, Ben Harper, John Popper, Mos Def and The Roots, to name but a few.

Logic's body of work also includes three highly accomplished solo albums (Zen of Logic; The Anomaly; DJ Logic Presents Project Logic). Whether the scratch artist instructs tablas to flirt with drum 'n' bass (such as on his Nina Simone and Billy Holiday remixes found on Sony Legacy's Remixed and Reimagined volumes) , or while meshing free styling MC's with Afro-Cuban rhythms (such as on 'Share Worldwide Funk' - a remix produced for Jack DeJohnette and Golden Beams Collected, Volume 1) , Logic can always be found paying homage to his predecessors while contributing his vision to the deejay genre. With a growing catalogue of recordings under his belt, Dj Logic's supreme musicianship and catholic tastes will allow him to journey wherever an infectious groove may take him.


DJ Logic Collaborations:

Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson I Allman Brothers Band I Antipop Consortium I Arlo Guthrie I B-52's I B.B. King I Bela Fleck I Ben Harper I Bernard Purdie I Bernie Worrell I Bill Ware I Black Rock Coalition I Blue Oyster Cult I Bob Weir I Buckethead I Charlie Hunter I Chocolate Genius I Chris Whitley I Christian McBride I Cyro Baptista I Deantoni Parks I Del McCrory I Derek Trucks I Dirty Dozen Brass Band I DJ Olive I DJ Spooky I Don Byron I Fuzz I Galactic I Graham Haynes I Headhunters I Jack Johnson I J-Live I John Popper I John Scofield I John Mayer I John Zorn I Joshua Redman I Karl Denson I Karriem Riggins I Karsh Kale I Kenny Garrett I King Curtis I Living Colour I Marc Ribot I Marco Benevento & Joe Russo I Maroon 5 I Medeski, Martin & Wood I Mike Clark I Mike Gordon I Mister Rourke I moe. I Mos Def I North Mississippi All Stars I Oteil Burbridge I Page McConnell I Particle I Pat Martino I Prince Paul I Rat Dog I Rob Wasserman I Robert Randolph I Robert Walter I Ron Miles I Rusted Root I Scratch I Sex Mob I Skerik I Slick Rick I Soulive I Stanton Moore I Steven Bernstein I Steve Cannon I String Cheese Incident I Studs Terkel I Subconscious I Teo Macero I Tom Tom Club I Trey Anastasio I Uri Caine I Ursula Rucker I Vida Blue I Widespread Panic


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KINGS OF SPADE
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Nuboo Stage - 9pm

Kings of Spade
Take Stevie Ray Vaughan's dirty blues guitar stylings, add-in vocals that recall Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, and on occasion, toss in some hip-hop, turntables, djembe, or didgeridoo. Formerly known as X Factor, Kings of Spade is Hawaii's freshest fusion of original funk, soul, blues, and rock. Their song "Boys In The Band" is featured in the film and soundtrack for the Warner Brother's released "Utopian Society," and they've made a mark everywhere they've gone. After a 2 year stint in Los Angeles where they recorded their debut studio album "Crave" (released in September 2009) and played regularly at LA's hot spots including The Avalon, Sunset Strip's Viper Room, and The House of Blues, Kings of Spade returned to the Hawaii scene with a vengeance. They played on the Mercury Stage at last year's Hallowbaloo and have been enjoying a break-out year ever since. Most notably, Kings of Spade opened for Bon Jovi at the Blaisdell Arena in February 2010, garnering rave reviews and thereafter establishing themselves as top draw headliners at shows all across Oahu. At this year's Hallowbaloo, Kasi Nunes, the group's charismatic lead singer, will direct her band mates in a set that will close out the Nuboo Stage. A full house of feisty folks will be on hand, and as Kings of Spade proved last February, they're more than ready to make the most of it.
Video:
Boys in the Band



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OOKLAH THE MOC
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Nuboo Stage - 8pm

In an island State which consumes a large and steady diet of reggae, Ooklah The Moc has risen to the forefront through unfaltering commitment to their art. As proven by iconic roots reggae bands such as Black Uhuru, the mellow beats of the genre transform into soul-penetrating, rousing rhythms when set amidst a large orchestra of layered horns, drums and vocal harmonies. Ooklah the Moc delivers just such an enthralling sound via a grand, 10 piece band. The inherent costs associated with such a large group are many, and with music industry revenues continuing to shrink year after year, Ooklah's dedication to their music is as commendable as their recordings themselves.

Formed on Oahu in 1997, Ooklah The Moc's first incarnation consisted of a 3 piece group performing hardcore punk music while staying in tune with reggae (in similar fashion as hardcore bands such as The Clash). Ooklah eventually adopted reggae as their primary sound and dedicated themselves to capturing the soul of roots reggae and presenting it in a progressive manner. During that time, the founding influences consisted of bands like the Bad Brains/HR, Black Uhuru, Foundational Dancehall (1980-85) and early reggae remixes and electronic creations by various Jamaican artists including the drum and bass tradition of Flabba Folt, Robbie Shakespeare and Style Scott.

Great diversity can be heard and seen when witnessing a Live performance by Ooklah. With four vocalists, a multi-piece percussion section, a multi-piece horn section plus keyboards and bass in the mix, Ooklah revels in their ability to propel a crowd into a fiery, percussion-driven frenzy and then, when the time is right, cool them down with songs centered on soothing vocal harmonies.

Ooklah performed at the inaugural Hallowbaloo in 2008 and set the crowd on fire. Looking out from the stage that night, it was elbow to elbow for as far as the eye could see, and smiles abounded. Word is that Ooklah is charged up about returning to this year's street festival and tapping into the wild, Halloween energy that has made Hallowbaloo a Honolulu favorite. Expect to see a band that is 100% on-point and energized and a huge crowd of buzzing fans propelling the show to supreme highs.




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THE DEADBEATS
Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
Soho Mixed Media Bar - Time TBD

The deadbeats are a funky, jazzy hip-hop band currently residing in Honolulu Hawaii. The band formed in 2005 as a duo but numerous musicians/friends have joined the ranks since. Five creative minds now lead the charge: Harumi the Hymn [emcee], Brett Robinson [bass/ vocals], Ethan 'Honky-tonk' Capone [keys], Micah McLaughlin [drums] and Matty Wong [saxophone].

The deadbeats have firmly established themselves as a Hawai'i favorite. The Honolulu Weekly voted them "the best up-and-coming local group", and additional praise has abounded from near and far. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin said: "There's attitude, there's irony and there's imaginative vocabulary...worth hearing...The deadbeats' album positions them as potential winners in at least two categories at the 2010 Hoku Awards." Hand in hand with the kudos have come offers to open for national music stars including Mos Def, Blue Scholars and Eric Hutchinson. As the Hallowbaloo party moves from the streets to the clubs, few are better equipped to turn up the heat than the deadbeats.


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SOUL REVIVAL SOUND SYSTEM
Soul Revival Sound System
Two Shows!!


Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Loloweeny Stage - 6pm

Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
Mercury Bar: Midnight
Soul Revival Sound System
Formed in November 2009, Soul Revival Sound System has quickly made their mark on the Honolulu music scene. Their powerful grooves, ranging from 60's soul to early ska to latin-jazz and beyond, helped them build an instant cadre of fans who turn show after show into teeming, dance mash-ups. Comprised of several Honolulu entertainment veterans, Kitty Chow (Cherry Blossom Cabaret) - Jack Tawil (Painted Highways, Linus the Band & more) - Kaz Egashira (KTUH 90.3's former music director & current host of KTUH's 'Guns of Brixton Show'). Soul Revival Sound System knows just what's needed to keep everything fresh and their fans wanting more and more.

Press:

"Bringing It Back Home"
-Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2010

"Vintage Cambodian Pop Remixed"
-NPR, 'Fresh Air' with Terry Gross, February 25, 2008



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CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Grandest Spectacle Stage - 7:30pm

Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Special Hallowbaloo Performance:
PEEK-A-BOO: A Halloween themed variety show featuring a range of numbers that tease including dance, singing, comedy and what Cherry Blossom does best- the art of burlesque.

Seductive, provocative, and at times outlandish, Cherry Blossom Cabaret (CBC) is Honolulu's ticket to a surreal and exotic adventure that will captivate you from beginning to end.

CBC debuted in July 2006 at Ong King Arts Center as a modest duo known as "Cherry Blossom Burlesque;" the group has since "bloomed" into an ten member troupe that regularly leaves audiences begging for more. Not wanting to be strictly regarded as a "burlesque" troupe, the group recently changed its name to "Cherry Blossom Cabaret" to highlight that the performers do more than shimmy and shake out of their costumes; they also dance, act and sing. Those who see CBC perform will be amazed by the group's diverse jaw-dropping repertoire. The Honolulu based cabaret has various influences ranging from classic vaudeville-style theatre, b-grade horror and science fiction, film noir, kitsch, historical and political satire, comedic sketches, retro fashion, an eclectic array of music, and of course the classy yet sassy art of tease.

This past summer, Cherry Blossom Cabaret launched two new exciting offerings, MénageÀ3 and their very own Academy of Tease. MénageÀ3 happens at the chic Honolulu club, Apartment3, with CBC decking out the venue in curious, sexy trappings that bring a new theme to life each month. Through Cherry Blossom's Academy of Tease, the troupe's members share their years of experience in the art of tease with a handful of lucky students. Each course spans a three-week period during which classes are held at the Arts at Marks Garage. Both new endeavors show Cherry Blossom Cabaret's steadfast commitment to maintaining their position as Honolulu trendsetters and firmly entrenching sexy artistry in local culture.

What is Burlesque?

Burlesque means "in an upside down style," turning social norms head over heels. It was a form of musical comedy popular from about 1840 through the 1960s. Performances in the early years were parodies performed primarily for the middle and lower classes of society in which actors would poke fun at the social habits of the upper class. In the late 1860s burlesque was brought to America, it focused on theatrical spoofs featuring women playing men's roles wearing costumes considered revealing for the time. Vaudeville, cabaret, striptease, the follies of the twenties and thirties, and the girlie shows of the forties and fifties have their roots in burlesque.

The Neo-burlesque revival exploded in the early 1990s in Los Angeles and New York City, and the art form is continuing to grow in different varieties from classy to raunchy, kitschy to political, gender bending to straight laced tease, and a whole lot more. CBC is bringing this revival to Honolulu by captivating, entertaining and enticing audiences island wide. Come to a show and see why Honolulu loves CBC.


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DJ PACKOHallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
Venue & Show Time Announced in October
DJ Packo
Hailed as part of "Hawaii's turntablist elite" and the "unofficial DJ of the Year" by The Honolulu Weekly's Kalani Wilhelm (long-time electronic music writer for The Weekly), DJ Packo's been turning many heads in Honolulu. His feel for the groove is ever present whether trading licks alongside DJ Q-Bert, burning down the house in a Chinatown club, layin' down backing tracks for Honolulu emcee Creed Chameleon or scratching over the top of the instrumental rhythms of The Spacifics. On the surface, it's mostly hip-hop, but the foundation is rooted in 100% soul. His ability to speak that universal language gives DJ Packo broad appeal and a highly promising future.


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PAINTED HIGHWAYS
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Nuboo Stage - 7pm

Painted Highways
In 2009, Painted Highways burst onto the scene making a major impact straight out of the gate. In just their third show ever, the band opened for Blitzen Trapper on Hallowbaloo's Loloweeny Stage, and they haven't missed a beat since. They bring a Big sound ranging from rock delivered in a Cold Play vein to Americana reminiscent of Springsteen. All is anchored in powerful melodies that get even first time listeners moving their feet. In August, Painted Highways began work on what will be their first album release. Anticipation for that recording, as well as their return to Hallowbaloo, is High.


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@ESKAE
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Dance Cauldron - Time TBD

@ESKAE
Listening to the AM radio while being driven to elementary school in his mom's Monte Carlo is how @ESKAE was first exposed to music. In high school, his music interest grew when he started sneaking out of the house to go to clubs like "After Dark" and "Euphoria".

Late nights spent listening to other DJs influenced experimenting with scratching, which led to the collaborative formation of the Nocturnal Sound Krew (other members include DJs Compose, Logoe and Solution). With a common love for hip-hop and turntablism, the Krew has been a dominant force in Honolulu's club and DJ battle scene for years.

ESKAE's mission is to get people from different scenes together, enjoying the same party. His signature style easily transitions between hip-hop, dancehall, hipster electro rock, classic funk and soul. Regarded as one of Hawaii's most versatile DJs, ESKAE has rocked everything from underground parties to exclusive, invitation-only events. He continues to break down genre barriers and gets people dancing to music they didn't realize they liked.


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MANO KANE Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show !!
The Nuboo Stage – 6pm
Mano Kane
Combine great songwriting, rapturous harmonies and fine musicianship and you have the most buzzed about new band in Honolulu, Mano Kane. They're possibly the youngest group on the scene, but you'd never know it by the style of their music (everything from rock to doo-whop), the tone frontman Christopher Chorney summons from his guitar or the seismic impact they have on audiences. These days, those audiences are often comprised mostly of local musicians as word of Mano Kane's prowess and potential caught fire first in Honolulu music circles. When seasoned artists are going out of their way to catch your shows and telling stories about getting chicken skin on more than one occasion during a show, you know you're off to a stellar start! Check back in October for their show time; this is a performance you don't want to miss.


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GIINKO MARISCHINO Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Grandest Spectacle Stage - 6:30pm

Giinko Marischino
Special Hallowbaloo Performance:
RUMBLEBEE: Your reflection is a reflection of you and me. My reflection is a reflection of me and you.

"Giinko Marischino is 'a nut and bunch of cherries'." ~ Cocoa Chandelier

This is the origin of our name, coined by Cocoa Chandelier, aka Sami Akuna, founder of this house of butoh drag modern dance art. In 1994, Cocoa, Summer and Malia, then members of professional dance company Iona, were looking for an alternative outlet for vanguard dance. Finding home in the underground club scene, they began regular renegade performances around town in various venues from night clubs to art galleries to theatrical stages. They combined elements of Cocoa's House of Chandelier drag show which was already in full bloom with the modern dance exploits of the girls of Iona. The shows proved popular and rewarding, and out of this phenomena of blending drag with formal modern dance, Giinko Marischino was born. For those inquisitive about the group's curious name, a "nut" refers to the inimitable Cocoa and "a bunch of cherries" to the modern dance girls and boys who comprise the remainder of the collective. Today, Giinko is a collaborative ensemble of dance and performance artists who craft edgy, inspired art under the influence of butoh, drag and the spirit of creative community.


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DJ MR. NICK
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Dance Cauldron - Time TBD

DJ Mr. Nick
Hailing from Honolulu, Dj Mr. Nick is an off the beaten track type of selector, specializing in laying down eclectic mixes of jazzy, style bending beats alongside Downtempo, House, Breaks, and Drum & Bass. A typical set will pull from the far corners of the world with music ranging from a sexy, jazzy sax solo, to a gently swaying samba, to a spinning sitar driven house number. As the divergent sounds of Mr. Nick's international mix go in his listeners' ears and straight to their souls, his overriding message rings loud and clear: through sound, we are all interconnected, and through communication, honesty, and harmony we can flatten the world.

It is that energy which has quickly propelled Dj Mr. Nick to becoming one of Honolulu's premier Dj's and made him a seemingly constant presence at Honolulu's biggest dance events. Those events include his opening for international luminaries like Diplo, Ursula 1000, Fort Knox Five, Doc Martin, Dj IRA and the Greenskeepers. His talents have also made Dj Mr. Nick easy to find on a weekly basis. He's done residencies throughout the Honolulu Arts District including NextDoor, 39 Hotel and Bar 35. The one constant on his schedule is Wednesday night at 6pm. Each week during at that time, he takes over the controls at KTUH (90.3 fm) and shares his musical visions for three straight hours.

As the masses bounce from one Hallowbaloo stage to another, they may not spot Dj Mr. Nick's diminutive frame, but they will certainly pick-up on his music, sounds that will at once put them at ease while simultaneously lifting their spirits through irresistible rhythms.


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CAPECOD Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
thirtyninehotel - Time TBD

Capecod
Hopelessly and ecstatically obsessed with music of every place and time, Matthew McVickar first revealed his penchant for mixing it all together in the Spring of 2009 when he began DJing around Honolulu. Soon thereafter, he picked up the moniker DJ Capecod from friends and fellow musicians riffing on his hometown. A web developer by day, Capecod just completed a six-month residency at Next Door and DJs about twice a week at different venues in Honolulu including Fresh Cafe, thirtyninehotel, and various special events. He produces and performs solo music as Lapwing and is in the band Clones of the Queen.


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GREEN SCREAM Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Interactive Exhibition!!
Pauahi St. near Bethel St. Intersection - 6:30-10:30pm

Artist: Jeanie Randall

Dive into another realm! As other-worldly characters dart about a giant video screen for all of Hallowbaloo to see, you're invited to join the fray. Simply step in front of the green screen and be instantly transposed into the video and all its 5th dimension glory. Special effects and wizardry by Jeanie Randall.


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DIE-NASTY
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Exhibition!!
1136 Nu'uanu Ave. (intersection of Pauahi St. & Nuuanu Ave.) - 6:30-10:30pm

Artist: Jeanie Randall

As you stroll past the McCandless Building on the corner of Nu'uanu Ave. and Pauahi St. (caddy corner from Marks Garage), take a gander at what's happening on the third floor... It's been months since this building's been taken over by hot artists and pretty models, and you've always wanted to see inside. Finally tonight, curtains are down, and the windows lit. But it's Halloween! And a scary presence might lead you to witness more than you had in mind.


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KITTY LEE
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Dance Cauldron - Time TBD

Kitty Lee
Honolulu Weekly
August 05, 2009

Headline: Here kitty
Byline: Kalani Wilhelm

"Regulars of Chinatown's eclectic night scene have become obsessed with the swanky styles of DJ Kitty Lee. By all accounts the feeling is mutual. Some just go to visit the music-rich area on occasion, but Lee calls it home.

"Chinatown is where it's at as far as the underground music scene. I'm super stoked to be part of this dope scene," said the NextDoor and Bar 35 resident spinstress. "I'm also stoked on new clubs opening such as Loft, SoHo, and soon-to-come The Manifest. All together they make for great bar hopping and have a little something for everyone." Thank Herbie Hancock for getting her hooked on techno. Exploring the rave scenes in Arizona and Oregon showed her the power of electronica first hand and eventually played a part in her drive to perpetuate dance music in Kona.

The wonder chick's appeal begins with her innate ability to completely capture the mood of a place and translate that into the perfect vibe to rock out to. The end result is always a win-win situation for her and the crowd.

"You got to play for the people. Otherwise you're just playing what you want to hear and not paying attention," she said. "My personal goal every night that I play music is to keep people dancing and drinking, and to not get any requests. To me that means I played the perfect tracks at the perfect time." Honolulu Weekly, August 05, 2009


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FALCON LORD
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Mercury Stage - Time TBD

Falcon Lord
Falcon Lord. Undoubtedly, one of the best band names we've seen in some time, and we like their music even more. As the name suggests, there's no gloss here. Pure, untainted rock n' roll with heavy doses of grit and grizzle... and lots of awfully catchy hooks slipped in. It's a sound similar to Kings of Leon's 'Aha Shake Heartbreak' album, and if rock is your thing, this music will never grow old.


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HOLLOW SPHERES
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Mercury Stage - Time TBD

Hollow Spheres
The Hollow Spheres fashion music that is both soulful and ethereal. Combining pop vocal melodies with heavy grooves, they blend Psych Rock, Acid Jazz, and old-school Soul into a sound that's all their own. The band was hatched after Sean Cleland relocated to Hawaii and wrote & recorded songs deserving full band sound. After meeting Shin Kato (original bass player), an immediate chemistry was found, and the two soon began collaborating on new compositions. As if by fate, they met drummer Mike Nakamoto within a week and officially formed, The Hollow Spheres. The trio recorded & mixed their debut EP "Silence Speaks Louder" at Sean's home studio (w/ drums being recorded at Highway Recording Studio). After Shin's departure in June 2010, Will Inohara (bass) came onboard bringing with him melodic sensibilities that are helping The Hollow Spheres grow in new, exciting ways. Performing on the Mercury Stage at the Hallowbaloo street festival on Saturday, October 30th, The Hollow Spheres' powerful, free flowing rhythms will effortlessly transport listeners to a higher place.


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ROSS JACKSON Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
thirtyninehotel - Time TBD

Ross Jackson
Ross began his DJing career on radio, hosting and producing "Ross Jackson's Daydream Nation" on KTUH 90.3 FM in Honolulu. Broadcast throughout much this past decade, the show was widely hailed as the station's premiere rock n' roll program with legions of fans around the island, and it helped propel Honolulu's burgeoning indie rock scene. During this long tenure, Ross branched out into live music. His commitment to independent music and edgy, rock and roll electro parties made him a natural fit for Honolulu's growing downtown scene. Present since the early days of outlaw club kids, Ross has stayed fresh throughout Chinatown's many incarnations. Currently, he presides over thirtyninehotel's long running weekly Kaleidoscope - Honolulu's preeminent indie rock showcase. His skills keep the party sexy and cool for local and out of town rockers alike. A Ross Jackson dance floor is equal parts explosive energy and rock and roll cool. Splashes of electroclash and 80's and indie rock favorites new and old keep bodies moving. Come see Honolulu's adopted son on the ones and twos for his favorite party of the year, Hallowbaloo.


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SHOPPING LIST
Hallowbaloo Street Festival:
Saturday, October 30th
FREE Show!!
The Mercury Stage - Time TBD

Shopping List
Shopping List destroys cancer with music.

A headache occurred, a tumor found, a biopsy took place, and in early 2007 architect Guy J. Jennings was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer. Never directly affected by cancer, the Jennings' family, disillusioned by the Oprah Complex, optimistically geared up to "fight cancer".

...their hopes quickly extinguished with a nine month prognosis.

Upon word of his father's illness, a destroyed Grey Jennings ran back to the house he grew up in to assist his family in dealing with this disease. In the nine months that followed, Grey watched the father who had fed him as an infant, struggle to hold a spoon; the mentor who had taught him to draw, lose his ability to design; his hero who shared the secrets to mending a broken heart, fail to form cognitive thoughts.

Songs began to appear in Grey's notebooks and served as a release and an escape from this period. In a weak attempt to disguise these notebooks that held his ugly recollections of brain cancer, Grey labeled them "Shopping List".

The fear that performing these songs alone wouldn't properly punctuate their intent, a group was formed. Eric Pecoraro's fierce technicality on percussion and Toni Wong's feverish discharges on bass, seamlessly integrated themselves into these songs and successfully emphasized their meaning.

Understanding how ineffective preaching to an audience is, Shopping List practices subtlety on the topic when performing and let the songs do the speaking. The band plays music with no interest in any capital growth, but rather takes all earnings and applies them to organizations funding the research and treatment of brain cancer.

Shopping List destroys cancer with music.


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COOKIEHEAD JENKINS
Hallowbaloo Club Performance:
Saturday, October 30th
'The Venue @ bambuTwo' - 9pm

Soul Selector, Cookiehead Jenkins (Joey Salazar), became a fixture in the Honolulu music scene thanks to his exploits at the helm of KTUH 90.3fm every Friday night from 9pm to midnight. He held that time slot for seven glorious years (2000-2007). His initial show, "Vinyl Grooves", dished out healthy portions of tasty funk from around the globe and brought classic soul tracks back to life such as "Between the Sheets" by the Isley Brothers, "Going Down for the Third Time" by Phoebe Snow, and "Mary Jane" by Rick James. After delighting Oahu with that focus for many years, Cookiehead brought the mix forward to include recent releases with his show, "Solid State Deluxe". The show continued to air from 6-9pm on Friday nights, but his spins expanded to any and all music rooted in soul - nu & old school soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, afrobeat, samba, salsa, electro and reggae.

In 2007, Cookiehead stepped away from the KTUH studio, but his passion for soul and funk proved (fortunately for Oahu residents) too strong to allow for permanent retirement. In August of this year, he returned to KTUH and simultaneously took the helm of one of Honolulu's best weeklies, 'Soul by the Pound' held each Wednesday at thirtyninehotel. Cookiehead was instrumental in establishing Honolulu's robust funk scene, and he's now poised to take it to new heights. Hooray for that!

Cookiehead Jenkins has spun at nearly every Halloween extravaganza hosted by T-Rx Entertainment (producer of Hallowbaloo). If you're looking for soul-drenched sounds that make you feel Good from head to toe, make a beeline for 'The Venue @ bambuTwo' as soon as the street music winds down at Hallowbaloo.


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