Under the surface of the "dedicated to my lubby-dubby girl" up-beat Jawaiian reggae sounds, that have been dominating Hawaii airwaves fort he past couple of decades, exists an eclectic music scene that ought to tickle any music lover's fancy. If you were to ask me, and a few of my friends from around the Mainland, the variety of downtown Honolulu's music scene is comparable to that of any major city in America; you just need to know where to listen.
Tonight, SoHo, Manifest, and Next Door will be hosting a stellar lineup from everything Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, to Heavy Rock. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door, awesome price for a nine hour event! All the locations will be open from 7pm-4am and will feature live music or a mix of various DJ's throughout the night.
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I actually had the pleasure of jamming for a few hours with singer/ songwriters Kimie Miner and Anuhea at a party a few years back and let me tell you, these girls not only have talent and beautiful voices, but an endless passion for their music. I also have checked out The Deadbeats a few times, who perform Wednesday nights at Jazz Minds, and it is clear that they value the artistic merit of their music at least to the same regard as its entertainment value. They have a fresh, catchy, yet sophisticated sound of Jazz infused hip-hop and are definitely worth the $10 cover alone.
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But along with the great line-up is a great cause. All proceeds will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti fund to help aid survivors and help the nation of Haiti recover from last weeks natural disaster. So head down and Rage 4 Haiti tonight, hear great music, have a blast, and support your fellow humans.