December 18th, 2009
Clubs: DJ Joe Bermudez at Hula’s
Celebrated DJ Joe Bermudez, whose remixes tap the likes of Boy George, Pink, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and more, will make an appearance at 10 p.m. Dec. 25 and 26 at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand at the Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel. Hula’s and the Queen Kapi ‘olani are presenting the holiday shows.
A $3 cover prevails, with local ID; active military, hotel and cruise cards are also valid.
Bermudez, 28, is noted for his weekly show on the XM satellite radio network; he also is music director for the syndicated Open House Party radio show.
He has been named one of the Top 20 DJs by DJ Timnes an also earned theInternational Dance Music Award (IDMA).
“It’s all about the music for me,” says Bermudez in a release. “I love being able to see the world by spinning at clubs all over the globe. But all I need is a crowd that loves what I’m doing. To keep them moving all night long, that’s the greatest perk of all.”
Stage: ‘Stomp! brings downtown deals
With the off-Broadway “Stomp!” opening a Dec. 22 to Jan. 3 run at te Hawai‘i Theatre, a host of Chinatown hotspot proprietors are offering incentives to lure show-goers into their shops and restaurants.
For instance, JJ Niebhur of of JJ Dolans is offering a free slice of pizza, Don Murphy of Murphy’s will give diners a free slice of macadamia nut pie, Dave Stewart of Bar 35 and Bambu will maintain happy hour prices all night, and Glenn Chu of Indigo Eurasian Cuisine and the crew at Soul de Cuba Café will provide discounts ... if you show your tickets or stubs to “Stomp!”
Holidays: Na Leo mark 25th year with holiday shows
Na Leo, the multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning trio, is capping its silver 25th anniversary with a Holiday Music Spectacular, at 7 :30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 20), Tuesday (Dec. 22) and Wednesday (Dec. 23) at the Luau Grounds of the Hale Koa hotel.
The group, featuring Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Andrea Morales, will render holiday melodies along with its pop ad Hawaiian hits. Among the guests slated: Anuhea, Ernie Cruz Jr. and Aureana Tse Miss Hawaii USA 2009.
Though at a military hotel, the public is invited.
Tickets begin at $35.99 and VIP packages are also available. Call 262-6300 or go to www.worldsound.com.
Hawaiiana: Maui’s Guerrero on the go on O‘ahu
Uluwehi Guerrero, Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning singer-composer-kumu hula from Maui, will promote his “Na Mele Hula Aloha” CD in a number of appearances here this week.
He appears on the Perry & Prie morning show, originating from Jimmy Buffett’s at the Waikiki Beachcomber hotel and broadcast on KSSK Radio, at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Dec. 19).
Guerrero also performers at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Kahala Mall stage, followed by a Barnes & Nobles signing event, and at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Pearlridge Center Borders store, where signings will be held.
Clubs: Dave Young Band at OnStage
The Dave Young Band brings its feel-good songbag, including tunes from its “Out of the Blue” CD, in a performance from 9 p.m. to midnight today (Dec. 18) at OnStage in Kapahulu.
The group also does covers of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, The Eagles, The Police, Merle Haggard and the Travelling Wilburys.
There is no cover charge.
Information: www.onstagedrinksandgrinds.com, www.myspace.com/dybdaveyoungband