Anyone discovering Ho‘okena with this album will enjoy the trio’s smooth vocal arrangements.
Reviews of The Intire Project’s “Change in Tides” and Chris Salvador’s “[EP]IC.”
Neos Productions celebrates Christmas with a collection of 14 songs recorded by a random assortment of Hawaii residents.
Reviews of “Book of Cliches” by Mike Izon, and “Hold on Tight” by Tom Conway.
Reviews of new material from the Barefoot Natives and Taimane.
When an artist of Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue’s stature revisits his older work the results are always noteworthy.
Mike Kaawa’s new project is worth considering for best Regional Roots Music album in 2013.
On “Grand Ukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro plays with meticulous precision on some tracks and goes for it full-force on others.
Reviews of new music by Summer and I.A.
The title of Gary Aiko’s long-awaited album is appropriate for several reasons.
The lyrics of Bo Napoleon’s current single should have distributors of Heineken beer knocking on his door with an endorsement deal in hand.
Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom has proven herself one of the most versatile island singers of her generation.
John Berger reviews “Malama Ko Aloha” and Na Hoa’s self-titled debut.
Reviews of new releases by the Wyland Blues Planet Band and Ricky Hana.
“Uncle Tom” Moffatt and producer George Chun share credit for this anthology of 19 songs culled apparently at random.
Reviews of new music by Tini Grey and Kalei Gamiao.
“I Wish You Love” could easily make Melveen Leed a six-time Hoku Award-winner.
Frank De Lima uses a Johnny Cash hit to address the controversy surrounding Oahu’s rail project.
Reviews of new releases by Eric Lee and Don Stewart Soon.
The duo’s Hawaiian subject matter in many of their songs make them modern hapa-haole musicians.
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