With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe.

BY STEVE ROBY  Being an aspiring Big Island musician comes with a set of challenges – not enough proper venues, very few tips, and not properly being heard or appreciated in a live music setting. Living on the Big Island also means traveling is involved. Most paid gigs are either in the populated areas like Kona […]

A new study considers when we stop seeking unfamiliar genres of music altogether.

 The North Kohala Seniors Club graced the KNKR performance studio for the second year in a row to share  holiday cheer, kicking off their tour. The public is invited to come ( & sing along~We did! ) at their appearances including: Federal Credit Union December 14th, 4:30 Nakahara Store December 19, 4:00 Takata Store  December 21, 4:30  Click […]

HAWI — From panel discussions about agricultural sustainability to cultural demonstrations and the music that filled Kohala Village Hub, Saturday’s Aina Fest was a celebration of land and those who cultivate it.

Hawaiian singer and musician Willie K. stunned the crowd at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Saturday with a stirring new take on the national anthem.  Via: HuffPost Accompanied by his ukulele, he dispensed with the traditional melody and went with his own for “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the game between the University of Hawaii […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

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