Photos by Aaron Yoshino
Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Clones of the Queen, DJ Sick Tyte and more bands performed on September 18 at an event called “ARTee at The Venue.” The event featured local artists’ T-shirts and local musicians, and was sponsored by FLUX magazine.
Photos by FL Morris
The group Ta’ltosh Collective performe on September 16th.
By Gary Chun
For the first time, three of Honolulu’s top indie rock bands were showcased Saturday night at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ debut of Art, Rock and Video.
Linus (pictured), Clones of the Queen and Shopping List played before an appreciative audience in the Doris Duke Theatre. All bands augmented their on-stage performances with projected videos, either assembled by the bands themselves, or in the case of Linus, live image mixing courtesy Joseph Pa‘ahana of the Drop Shadows.
Doing its penultimate gig before the band’s demise, Linus showed the confidence accrued by being a decade together, particularly original members David Neely and Nik Daubert. The band was in fine form and played a varied set of old and current favorites, plus even a couple of newer songs from their upcoming album.
The ambient dance sound of Clones of the Queen sounded better when the house PA was finally turned up on their last song, and Shopping List’s opening set was well-received, with the synchronized lighting designed by frontman Grey Jennings adding atmosphere to the emotional, angular music.
All in all, a worthy first-time effort by event organizer Josh Hancock, who said the next time around, he may opt for using the museum’s main courtyard, including drink service.
Photos by Jamm Aquino
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A woman views Yong Soo Min’s “Defining Moments” at the “Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the ‘Forgotten War’” display at Bishop Museum.
Local musicians Paula Fuga, Kings of Spade, Linus and DJ Kavet the Catalyst joined Youth Speaks Hawaii, DJs Eske and Capecod and mainland-based Korean-American artists Denizen Kane and Skim at the “If Not Now When Art & Music Festival for Peace & Justice” last weekend at Bishop Museum.
Saturday’s all-ages event brought music, food and art together with the opening of “Still Present Pasts” and two stages of entertainment, plus food booths and cocktail service by the staff of Chinatown nightspot thirtyninehotel. Read more
Curator has his day
Courtesy Rich Richardson
‘Cartoon Boys Invade Chinatown’
» Where: Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St.
By Joleen Oshiro
It’s not often that Rich Richardson plays the role of exhibiting artist. While it’s true the creative director of the ARTS at Marks Garage has opportunities to show the occasional piece of artwork, he mostly spends his time curating the exhibits of other folks, presenting performing arts shows and grant writing, managing and promoting for Marks Garage and the larger Chinatown community.
Through Jan. 29, however, patrons of Bar 35 will have the chance to contemplate Richardson’s artistic sensibilities through the collection of his latest work, “Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown.”
“I took something iconic from Western culture, the cowboy, and juxtaposed rugged individualism with Eastern philosophy buzzwords,” he explained. “I had friends translate the (Chinese characters) for me.
“I thought the visual impact would be funny. Basically, it’s an elaborate joke, a conceptual joke. I’m interested in that kind of collision of two different forces.”
Pick up a copy of HILife in Friday’s Honolulu Star-Bulletin to read the rest of this story.