Maui Beat

Aaron Lewis presents his “Sinner Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $39, $49, $69, and $89, with a limited number of $129 seats (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-7469, visit the box office or www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis loves country music — classic country music. On the debut single from his most recent album, “That Ain’t Country,” Lewis longs for the authentic sound of his honky-tonk heroes. “So I’ll keep listenin’ to the old songs that my grandad used to play,” he sings. “Full ...

Katie Thiroux and her Trio perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Preshow entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. in the McCoy Courtyard and features Jazz Metropolis DJ Lee Norris and Latin American duo Tanama Colibri and Rick Brayner. Tickets are $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or by visiting www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Katie Thiroux

When music legend Quincy Jones was looking for artists to perform at his first jazz club, Q’s Bar and Lounge located in Dubai, he booked bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux for a three-month summer residence. “I couldn’t be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer,” Jones ...

Headliner Eric Church (above) and Lily Meola (second photo) are two of the featured artists at this year’s BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Tickets for the 6 p.m. Saturday concert in the A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului are $39, $69, $89 and $129 premium seating (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org.  Gates open at 5 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the festival will benefit the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., the BMI Foundation and the MACC. For more information about the other Maui venues, visit www.mauisongwritersfestival.com. Anthony D’Angio photo

Friends make good music together…

Country star Eric Church is about to release a massive 15-album-vinyl box set, “61 Days in Church,” which captures his 2017 record-breaking “Holdin’ My Own Tour.” During the tour, the hugely popular artist attempted an epic feat of performing and recording 30 songs per night at 61 ...

Shawna (left) and Kiefer Thompson, better known as Thompson Square, play the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Slack key artist Makana will open the show. Tickets are $45, $65, $85, and $125 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the MACC

Thompson Square … unplugs

Most Wednesday evenings you can find husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson on Facebook hosting “WinoWednesday,” where fans are encouraged to join them in sipping some wine and sending in requests, which the duo perform live. “We sit around and have some wine and talk to everybody ...

“Delta Lady” Rita Coolidge performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $40, $55, and $65 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469, or visit www.mauiarts.org. Matt Beard photo

Rita Coolidge

Making her official Maui concert debut on Sunday night, Rita Coolidge remembers having fun in the old days singing at Lahaina clubs and she has fond memories of Hana, where she purchased land with Kris Kristofferson. “We bought the land together,” she says. “And when we divorced, we ...

The “Songbirds of Hawaii” concert featuring Darlene Ahuna (shown in photo), Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Mihana Souza will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, see the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. Photos courtesy the artists

Lifting voices beckon

Three renowned Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning female artists — Darlene Ahuna, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Mihana Souza — will team for a unique “Songbirds of Hawaii” show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. “It’s been a ...

Murray Thorne’s “In the Flesh” tribute to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” will be presented on Nov. 11 and 12 at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $160 (for a table for four), $30 and $15 (plus fees). A dinner option is available. Table tickets and $30 seats are only available online at www. InTheFlesh.eventbrite.com. Outdoor and bar tickets are available at The Man Cave in Kihei, Request Music in Wailuku, Baked on Maui in Haiku, 808 Deli in Kihei and Mulligans in Wailea. For more information, call 874-1131. Photo courtesy the artist

Murray Thorne

Billing his “In the Flesh” show coming to Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea as a “sonic and visual experience like nothing you’ve ever experienced on Maui,” Murray Thorne’s says his unique spectacular celebrates the music of Pink Floyd’s epic “The Wall.” One of the top five ...

John Kadlecik plays Charley’s tonight at 8. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3078299. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mana‘o Radio. For more information, call 579-8085 or visit www.charleys maui.com. C. Alan Crandall photo

Psychedelic Americana thrives

The lead guitarist with Grateful Dead spin-off bands, Furthur and Phil Lesh and Friends, and as the co-founder of the Dark Star Orchestra, John Kadlecik has been playing psychedelic Americana for more than 25 years. He will bring his unique blend of Grateful Dead music, assorted covers and ...

Derrick “Duckie” Simpson (right), lead vocalist Andrew “Bees” Beckford and Black Uhuru headline the “Skankin’ on da Rock” show at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on day of show (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artists

Black Uhuru

Formed around 45 years ago in Jamaica, Black Uhuru rose to prominence as one of the world’s greatest reggae bands. “Our vision was to tour the world, sing conscious music and write good songs,” says co-founder Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Acclaimed for their crucial roots songs such ...

Andrew Molina will be one of the musicians performing at the 12th annual Maui Ukulele Festival beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival will also display made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
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Andrew Molina: Rising Ukulele Star

Raised in a musical family, Andrew Molina had never thought about becoming a professional musician until the life-changing day when he saw ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro perform in concert. He was mesmerized. He had no idea the humble ukulele could play such a prominent lead role. “I was ...

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel (above) makes his Maui debut at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $25.50, $31 and $41 (plus applicable fees). Ticket prices increase $5 on day of show. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
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Tommy Emmanuel

How great is Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel? “If there’s anyone who can shred on acoustic guitar with jaw-dropping effect, it’s Tommy Emmanuel,” raved Guitar World. “This man knows how to coax the most expressive melodies, rhythms and counterpoints out of his ...

Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley (above) and J Boog will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Tickets are $49 for general admission and $99 for VIP in advance (plus applicable fees). Prices will increase $10 day of show. Parking in the MACC lot is available for $10 at the box office. Day-of-show parking in the University of Hawaii Maui College lot is $5 cash only. For tickets or more information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org.
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‘Stony Hill Fall Tour 2017’ at the MACC . . .Damien ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

“Mankind still a fight and squabble/ iPod, King James Bible/ Slingshot onto long cal. rifle/ Tower of Babel, Tower of Eiffel/ Twelve month a year, but thirteen disciple/ Saddam, Bin Laden, Gaddafi, Idi Amin/ Call of duty, drone bombin’/ Stealth bomber, more famine/ Biometrics, eye ...

The Beatles’ sixth studio album, 1965’s “Rubber Soul” with George Harrison (from left) John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney ranks fifth on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2012 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

New perspective on The Beatles

You might think that 47 years after the breakup of The Beatles, the world’s greatest band had been analyzed to death in endless books and magazine articles. Could there really be any new light to shed on the Fab Four? Well along comes Rolling Stone correspondent Rob Sheffield with a new ...

Richard Marx performs songs from his nearly 30-year career at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $59, $69, $89, and $160 for VIPs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-7469 or visit the box office or www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Delight in acoustic night with Richard Marx

When Richard Marx released his debut album in 1987, a Los Angeles Times review praised one of the songs, the Grammy-nominated “Don’t Mean Nothing,” as “the best Eagles’ song in years.” While Don Henley and Glenn Frey weren’t singing on it, it did include Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner ...

Henry Kapono will perform at the Kokua for Kupuna fundraiser for Hale Makua at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 for adults, $40 for children 5- to 12-years old and $1,500 for a reserved table for 10 with premium seating. Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling 871-9271 or by visiting www.halemakua.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Henry helping Hale Makua

Legendary musician Henry Kapono will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual Kokua for Kupuna fundraiser on Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. With a dinner and show under the stars that also includes the group Halemanu, Kapono will entertain solo, drawing from ...

Saxophonist Bobby Watson is one of the many legends performing Sept. 8 at the seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. For tickets and more information, visit www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com. Photo courtesy the artist

Get your ‘cool’ infusion

One of the legends performing on Sept. 8 at the seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival, saxophonist Bobby Watson celebrates some of the less well-known but vital contributions of African-Americans on his latest album, “Made in America.” These black pioneers in a variety of fields, ...

Questlove delivers good beats and easy-to-dance-to vibes at 9 tonight through Sunday at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.QuestloveMaui17.Eventbrite.com. For more information, call 579-8085. Must be 21 and older to attend. Photo courtesy the artist

Get the party thumping

Questlove has some sage advice for budding DJs stumped about how to get a party totally thumping. “Michael Jackson is absolutely foolproof,” he told Fast Company magazine. “I’ve done sets for Oprah Winfrey and for conservative statesmen, and for my own nightclub audience, and I’ve ...

Keola Beamer (left) and his wife, Moana, treking through the Himalayas in Kathmandu.
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Visit to city of temples

In late 2015, Keola Beamer journeyed to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to record the soundtrack to “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer,” the latest documentary by Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti. Premiered at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in May, Vendetti’s film will be presented by PBS ...

Ottmar Liebert (above) and his band Luna Negra perform at 7:30 tonight in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For tickets or more information, call 242-7469, visit the box office or www.mauiarts.org. Greg Gorman photo

’Nouveau flamenco’ fusion

Known for his Spanish-influenced instrumental music that he termed “nouveau flamenco,” Grammy-nominated guitarist Ottmar Liebert took a surprising direction on his 2015 “Waiting n Swan” album by delving into reggae. Taking its title from Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” and the ...

America’s founders Dewey Bunnell (left) and Gerry Beckley return with their band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. John Cruz will open the show with Benny Uyetake performing in the courtyard before and after the show. Tickets are $39, $49, $69 and $129 (plus applicable fees). For tickets or more information, visit the box office, www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469. Photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The air is full of America’s sound

When America’s co-founders Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley decided to release their first album of covers a few years ago, they recorded a number of iconic songs including Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” and a stunning version of the Beach Boys’ ...