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San Francisco resident Darren Miller has fun with balloon grapes during “Salad Bar” at thirtyninehotel last Saturday.
DJs Capecod, Ross Jackson and Jet Boy joined thirtyninehotel’s Timo Lee to party produce-style during “Salad Bar” last Saturday at the Chinatown nightspot.
While not everyone participated in the theme party, those who did dress up as their favorite salad ingredient got in for free.
It was a celebration last Friday at thirtyninehotel for the guys from the Nocturnal Sound Krew, as one of their own marked four years of monthly parties at the Chinatown nightspot.
DJ ESKAE was joined by DJs Compose and SSSOLUTION for “Soul Clap,” the longest running dance party in the neighborhood. Ever since 2006, ESKAE and friends have kept people moving their feet on the last Friday of every month. Read more
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Nathan Westbay, also known as DJ Atlantic Connection, on the turntables at thirtyninehotel. The recent arrival to Hawaii partnered with thirtyninehotel and DJ collective Pacific Jungle to produce the new Sunday afternoon weekly party.
New Honolulu resident Nathan Westbay kicked off his new party, “Don’t Sweat It,” last weekend at thirtyninehotel in Chinatown with help from the Pacific Jungle crew. The party is a limited engagement through Sept. 5 at the nightspot; more details about the party are posted here. Click here to watch a video promo for the party. Read more
“Soul Clap,” the monthly dance party at thirtyninehotel hosted by DJ Eskae and the Nocturnal Sound Krew, returned to Chinatown last weekend with a mellow crowd and DJ SSSOLUTION on the decks. Read more
Local indie bands to stage reunion show
Take a trip back to the Honolulu musical indie scene, circa 1999, with a special reunion show at thirtyninehotel’s “Kaleidoscope” weekly music showcase.
After disbanding in 2000 when its members decided to move away from Hawaii, Choda returns for the first of two reunion shows next week.
Band members James Baguio, Victor Balatico, Glenn Bedar and Paul Bajcar will headline at thirtyninehotel on Tuesday alongside local bands Clones of the Queen and Shopping List; they’ll follow up with a second reunion concert Feb. 26 at Anna Bannana’s.
>> Where: thirtyninehotel, 39 S. Hotel St.
>> When: 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 23
>> Cost: $5 (free before 9 p.m.)
>> Info: www.thirtyninehotel.com
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When thirtyninehotel celebrates its five-year anniversary tomorrow night, the festivities promise to be bittersweet.
The venue that helped spark an arts and entertainment movement which continues to grow and thrive today will lose one of its most vital components when Mark Chittom departs for New York City later this month. It’s safe to say that without him, Chinatown wouldn’t be the nightlife destination it is today.
“In so many ways, he’s always supported me,” said Gelareh Khoie, who teamed up with Richard E.Y. Ralya and Harvey “DJ Harvey” Basset to open the nightspot in June 2004. “I’m devastated. He’s been my number one ally in this sort of ‘disco jihad,’ if you will.”
Chittom was one of the first people to embrace the downtown Honolulu neighborhood as a late-night destination in the mid-’90s, starting off as an nightlife columnist for the Honolulu Weekly before promoting his own parties.
He arrived in Honolulu as a Navy medic in 1991, but was discharged for medical reasons within a year. Following stints at Kapiolani Community College and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Chittom started writing concert reviews.
“It was around the time the Beastie Boys came and played at Turtle Bay,” he said on Monday. “My first column was a week later.”
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BOOMSOUND! will provide a night of pure reggae, dancehall, stageshow and soundsystem vibes in the comfy confines of thirtyninehotel downtown, featuring Lion Fiyah and Jah Maoli fronting the King Fiyah Band, and Westafa from WestaEast/Channel Rock Movement, Liloa of Pacific Sounds Outernational and Solomonic Sounds Zacharijah spinning the righteous sounds.