Pitstop: 05/25/18

Friday May 25

The Elevations Debut
Eric White, Go Jimmy Go sax man, has come out of retirement to put together an eight-piece vintage soul band — The Elevations. The debut event starts at 9 p.m. at Hawaiian Brian’s, and features DJ Harlow. Tickets available online. (theelevations.com)

Saturday May 26

Two of Hawaii’s most innovative slack key musicians — Kamuela Kahoano and Michael Tanenbaum — team up with Lucie Lynch, Nick Gertsson and Blake McMillen for an evening of original soundscapes in slack key like you’ve never heard. Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Atherton Studio. Cost is $25 general admission; $15 for students. Tickets available online. (http://tinyurl.com/atherton-atmospheres)

Secret Record Store
Secret Record Store sets up shop at Downbeat Lounge from 3 to 8 p.m., featuring musical selections by DJs Monkey and JohnJohn. All ages welcome. No cover. (secretrecordstore@gmail.com) 

BLŪ Bar by iichiko BLŪ returns to Doraku Izakaya and Sushi in Kakaʻako at 9 p.m. Experience Doraku’s innovative Japanese food and sample the light and smooth flavor of iichiko BLŪ. (dorakusushi.com)

Sunday May 27

Mele Mei
Mele Mei hosts various performances today. Presented by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts, the annual celebration of music and culture, Mele Mei, returns for an eighth year with a full lineup of live performances. Visit the website for more information. (melemei.com)

Punch & Brunch
Happiness U and Fit Body Forever have teamed together to protect body, mind and spirit with a self-defense and self-development transformational experience from 9 to 11 a.m. at SALT at Our Kakaako. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two. RSVP required. (yourhappinessu.com)

Jeannette Trevias Show
Multi-genre musical artist Jeannette Trevias will perform at the Blue Note Hawaii at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Her band will include some of the finest musicians in Hawaii: Rod Esteban on drums, Mark Tanouye on bass, Rockford Holmes on sax and Ben Vegas on guitar. Adding to Jeannette’s vocal stylings are Little Albert, Ben Vegas and Rocky Brown. Tickets are $35 premium seating, $25 loge seating and $15 bar seating. (bluenotehawaii.com)

 Thursday May 31

Spooky Couch Live
Indie rock group Spooky Couch plays Downbeat Lounge at 9 p.m. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Mori Live Sessions
The Drowning Dreamers Band performs at 6 p.m. as part of Mori Live Sessions at South Shore Market. Admission is free. (morihawaii.com)