Pitstop: 08/09/19

Friday, Aug. 9

Downbeat Lounge
Celebrate the hits of the 1990s and early 2000s such as Blink 182, Rites of Spring, New Found Glory and more presented by City and Chainsaw Productions. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.

Nitti Gritti
Hawaiian Brian’s
Known for his contagious energy and ingenious productions, the dance music performer will play at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $299 plus taxes and fees.

Bleizn FX
Hawaii Independent Cruise Nights with hot rods and classic cars of Oahu will be held Aug. 9 at Manana McDonalds from 6 to 10 p.m. Other Bleizn FX events this weekend are Aug. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kapolei Commons, and Aug. 11 at Bob’s including an auto and motorcycle swap meet from 8 a.m. to noon.

Dub Wise Explosion
Most High meets Hanimal for this show at 10 p.m. in Hawaiian Brian’s. Tickets are $5.


Saturday, Aug. 10

Slack Key Guitar Festival
Waikiki Aquarium
The 37th annual festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. featuring some of Hawaii’s most talented artists. Special admission to the event is a $5 donation to the aquarium.

Elvis Cortez
Downbeat Lounge
The performer from Left Alone will return to Chinatown with support from Jonny Random and Nick Danger. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.

Korean Festival
Victoria Ward Park
This 17th annual event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will celebrate the food, music, dance and culture of Korea. It will include a kimchi eating contest, a talent contest and booths offering handcrafted products. Scrip will be sold for food, products and some activities. Parking will be available at Ward Village parking lots surrounding the location.

Rex Navarrete
Blue Note Hawaii
The stand-up comedian will perform as part of Andy Bumatai’s Comic to Comic Series. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.(bluenotehawaii.com)

The Republik
West Coast rapper YG will play at 8 p.m. Doors for 21 and up open at 6 p.m. and the concert hall opens at 7 p.m. The show is for all ages accompanied by an adult age 18 and up. Tickets are $45 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Dyn-O-Mite Soul and Funk
The Elevations, DJ Harlow and special guests Castle Park will jam in Hawaiian Brian’s at 9 p.m. The show is for all ages and the cover charge is $10. Doors open at 8 p.m.


Sunday, Aug. 11

Just Kickin’ It 2000s
Blue Note Hawaii
Local ladies of soul, Smokestack, Maryanne Ito, Melodie Soul and Maile will take listeners back to the whimsical age of the 2000s. The vocalists will highlight hip hop, R&B and soul hits from the era. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.

Good vibes and reggae
Join the celebration with Ashtafari, Mama T, A Collective Band, Ike Kanakanui and other special guests. All ages are welcome and there is a $5 cover charge for this event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Hawaiian Brian’s.

Henry Kapono
Duke’s Canoe Club
The notable musician will perform at the Waikiki venue from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, Agent Nicole and Jeff James will play from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.


Monday, Aug. 12

Takuya Kuroda
Blue Note Hawaii
Navigating between the influences of jazz, soul, hip hop, Afrobeat and electronica, trumpeter/composer Kuroda will perform with The Dae Han Ensemble. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.

Mike Love
Performs solo
The musician will play Hawaiian Brian’s at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge and doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Christian Yrizarry Duo
Cheesecake Factory Honolulu
The pair will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Kalakaua Avenue location.


Tuesday, Aug. 13

Jimmie Vaughan
Stays true to blues
The noted musician will perform Aug. 13-14 at Blue Note Hawaii. Tickets are
Premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35. Show time is at 8 p.m. and doors open at 6.

Blues Jam with J.P. Smoketrain
Experience this R&B and blues performance at Hawaiian Brian’s at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cover charge

Chris Murphy
Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki
Murphy will make his music from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the establishment’s Kalakaua Avenue location.


Wednesday, Aug. 14

Sugar Soul
Hawaiian Brian’s
Enjoy a soul and R&B jam session hosted by the Jay Keyz Project. There is no cover charge. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30.

Kaiona Duo
Takes the stage
Listen to the group play at the Cheesecake Factory’s Kapolei location in Ka Makana Alii from 6 to 9 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 15

The Studio
The musical artist will play at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Micah Ganiron
Maui Brewing Co. Kailua
The performer will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.