Freestyle: Adolescents make Hawaii debut

Feb. 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

It's the first time in Hawaii for SoCal punk-rockers the Adolescents, who've been on the scene since the 1980s. (Courtesy photo)

It’s the first time in Hawaii for SoCal punk-rockers the Adolescents, who’ve been on the scene since the 1980s. (Courtesy photo)

BY ELIZABETH KIESZKOWSKI / ekieszkowski@staradvertiser.com

I’ve got music on my mind for the coming days: old-school, SoCal punk-rock joined with Honolulu’s rebel-rousers at a first-time concert by Adolescents on Saturday; and funk, jazz, roots, rock and jam music in the streets for Mardi Gras on Tuesday.

The scoop on the Adolescents show is that it combines a concert by this group, one of the originals, with a gathering of forces by Honolulu’s punk-rock die-hards: Eddie Murphy’s Law; The Knumbskulls; T.V Microwave; Beaman; Poncho; Black Hand; and Anti-Matter, a band that crosses over between Hawaii and L.A. The all-ages “mini-fest” will take place in two rooms on two stages at Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd.; $25 at the door, $20 pre-sale from 808shows.com.

YOU MIGHT know that Mardi Gras Carnaval is coming up on Fat Tuesday, March 4, as detailed in our TGIF cover story, but I’ve got more intel.

For one thing, those of you who plan to go all out with costumes may want to take part in the Carnaval Club Crawl, beginning at 10 p.m.. Club Crawl participant Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St., hosts a costume contest that night, and $700+ in cash and prizes is up for grabs.

Mardi Gras is back in Honolulu next week. (Star-Advertiser File)

Mardi Gras is back in Honolulu next week. (Star-Advertiser File)

Over at Ong King, 184 N. King St., a Bayou Bash After-Party will walk on the wild side, with drag performances, pole dancing and music from DJ Jet Boy.

I also want to recommend you check out Jason Tobosa’s JMT Experiment on the New Orleans Gumbo Stage, 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Catch ‘em while you can, because Tobosa, a talented drummer, bandleader and recording artist, is relocating with his family to L.A. for career opportunities, and this band is not to be missed. Check out the Star-Advertiser’s video from JMT Experiment’s CD preview party in December.

I leave you with a video from another recommended act at Carnaval: Jerome James’ Activ8 Electro Jazz. The “krewe” has put together its own video to promo Carnaval, and it should pique your curiosity.
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Elizabeth Kieszkowski is editor of TGIF, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s weekly arts and entertainment section. Reach her via email at ekieszkowski@staradvertiser.com or follow her on Twitter.

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