Best of Our Web: Rootikal Riddim, Blu, Wyatt, Gallo and Paradise X, and ‘Glasses and Staches’
PICS: ROOTIKAL RIDDIM AT BOARDRIDERS | 1. Local reggae band Rootikal Riddim said goodbye to lead singer and keyboard player JC Iosia with a farewell show Saturday at Boardriders Bar and Grill. Iosia has announced plans to move to Guam in the near future; Rootikal Riddim will go on hiatus until a replacement can be found. For more photos, visit honolulupulse.com/?p=68143.
PICS: BLU AT NEXTDOOR | 2. Los Angeles-based indie hip-hop artist Blu headlined “Nextcoast” on Saturday at Nextdoor, with opening performances by K-Luv, Mox, Monarx, Prie with Sample and other local hip-hop acts. Visit honolulupulse.com/?p=68151 for more.
PICS: MARQUES WYATT AT LOTUS | 3. House music superstar Marques Wyatt returned to Honolulu on March 9 for a headlining set at Lotus Downtown. See more photos from the party at honolulupulse.com/?p=68084.
PICS: ‘HARD ROCK RISING’ FINALS | 4. Jamie Gallo and the Paradise X Band, 82Fifty and Sing the Body squared off on Saturday in Waikiki to determine which band would advance to the global finals of this year’s “Hard Rock Rising” battle of the bands at the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. Sing the Body was declared the winner; go to honolulupulse.com/?p=68107 for more coverage, or visit honolulupulse.com/?p=68118 for more photos.
PICS: ‘GLASSES AND STACHES’ AT GINZA | 5. Kakaako’s Ginza Nightclub hosted a “Glasses and Staches” theme party on March 9. View the complete party gallery at honolulupulse.com/?p=68088.
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