2011 ‘Hallowballoo’ lineup announced
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween may fall on a Monday this year, but the festive day will get a heck of a lead-up as the weekend schedule for “Hallowbaloo” has been announced.
Concert tickets and club wristbands go on sale today at hallowbaloo2011.eventbrite.com.
From Friday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 30, there will be music a-plenty, featuring the hottest guest music acts from the mainland. While event promoter Mark Tarone is still finalizing some of the performers, times and downtown stages for Saturday, Oct. 29, the “Hallowbaloo” kick-off concert on the 28th at the Aloha Tower Marketplace’s waterfront venue will feature the Los Angeles quartet Warpaint.
“Shoegaze psychedelia” is one way to describe the band’s intimate sound, with a frontline of singer-guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman and bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg, with drummer Stella Mozgawa rhythmically pushing the band. Warpaint has been internationally recognized as one of the standout indie bands of the year.
Colorado dance music soloist Paper Diamond and Honolulu’s own Clones of the Queen will open the show.
The Oct. 29 street festival and club crawl will bring together more than 35 bands, DJs and theatrical dance groups. Confirmed acts include a couple of English dance acts, soul/funk band New Mastersounds and dub/electronica soloist Gaudi, and the lauded experimental band from Philadelphia, Man Man.
Other Hawaii-based acts that will be part of the free downtown festivities will be Medicine for the People, Kings of Spade, All the Apparatus, Kalalea Fire, FreeRadicals Projekt, DJ Packo, The Deadbeats, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Mike Love, The Jumpoffs, ESKAE, Giinko Marischino, dj mr. nick, Soul Revival Sound System, Doolin’ Rakes, DJ Kittylee, DJ Delve, Sing the Body, Black Square, Boomshot, DJ Monkey, Dancers Unlimited, the Hell Caminos, MothXP, Matt Ratt, DJ Revise, DJ Nocturna, DJ Jon C, Professor Pandemonium, DJ Jet Boy, and DJ Rhombus.
Confirmed clubs participating in the 21-and-over crawl include the SoHo Mixed Media Bar, Bar 35, theVenue, Nextdoor, Manifest, Lotus Downtown, Loft Gallery & Lounge and the Mercury Bar.
Sunday will be a wind-down day at Kaimana Beach, starting at 3 p.m. with a free, all-ages kanikapila featuring music by Guy Cruz, Medicine for the People, and special guests.
For more info, go to www.hallowbaloo.com.