On January 23, 2011, Kala Koa Entertainment will present the highly anticipated 4th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The 2011 lineup features Cyril Pahinui (son of Gabby Pahinui) performing with GRAMMY winner Jeff Peterson, Guitar magazine Guitar Superstar finalist Makana, three-time GRAMMY winner George Kahumoku, Jr with [...]
With Christmas only a couple of days away, it might be too late to have presents shipped in. Fortunately, today’s instant downloads mean that you can add new Christmas music to your collection (or someone else’s) right up until the last minute.
This morning trolling iTunes I discovered Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 8: Santa’s Gone [...]
Don the Beachcomber presents WAITIKI, A Festival of Music and Cocktails, December 29-31, 2010.
The WAITIKI 7 and Friends Ring in the New Year with Craft Cocktails and Lush Exotica at Historic Tiki Venue
Partygoers will step into this slice of paradise for three nights. Champions of exotica WAITIKI will celebrate the year’s end at Don the [...]
Jim “Kimo” West is one of the most talented slack-key guitar players working today — that is, when he’s not playing electric guitar in Weird Al Yankovic’s band. West has a wonderful Christmas slack-key album, un-cryptically named “Kimo’s Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas” which covers the usual Christmas standards but in a way you’ve not [...]
The successful reboot of CBS’ Hawaii Five-O is having the interesting side-effect of drawing attention again to the original show.
Now for the first time Morton Stevens’ original series soundtrack is available on CD or as mp3 downloads from iTunes and Amazon.com.
For CD lovers, Film Score Monthly is offering a CD package which includes liner notes [...]
Mug maker Tiki Farm and the artist Shag have worked on making real tiki mugs based on his paintings in the past, but their latest collaboration is really special.
Jetsam, Flotsam and Tipsam is a three-mug set that includes a mini print signed and numbered by Shag. Each mug is four-sided and as you spin the [...]
Ukulele great Bill Tapia celebrated his 100th birthday in 2007 by playing a concert in San Pedro, California with a slew of special guests, including Earl Allen, Frank DeVito, Kristin Korb, Abe Lagrimas Jr., King Kukulele, Smokin’ Menehunes, Polynesian Paradise Dancers, and Jim “Kimo” West. The show was recorded, but funds weren’t available at the [...]