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Nas on board for Gong show Sunday at the MACC

February 24, 2011 After Damian “Jr. more »»

To sir, with love: ELTON JOHN

February 17, 2011 Back in December, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev excitedly tweeted — “attended an Elton John concert, he did an outstanding job, almost three hours of music” — after enjoying Sir Elton John... more »»

Hawaii’s ‘best guys’ provide the music when Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston ‘Just Go With It’

February 10, 2011 In time for Valentine’s Day, Adam Sandler’s new romantic comedy “Just Go With It” opens Friday. more »»

Boy howdy!

February 3, 2011 Boy howdy! Asleep at the Wheel to turn the MACC into western swing roadhouse Led by Ray Benson on vocals and guitar, Asleep at the Wheel features Dan Walton (from left) on piano, David Miller on... more »»

From the Battlefield Band to Beethoven

January 27, 2011 Guided by the motto “Forward With Scotland’s Past,” the Battlefield Band has been helping preserve and promote traditional Scottish folk music for more than 40 year. more »»

Tiptoeing to heaven with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

January 20, 2011 “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being,” Paul Simon enthused in the... more »»

Hot licks in the oasis with Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks & Friends

January 13, 2011 Best-known for her seductive ’70s pop hit, “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria Muldaur in more recent years has become an acclaimed interpreter of American roots music from blues and early jazz to gospel... more »»

Getting Real with rising star LUKAS NELSON

January 6, 2011 On Friday evening, Lukas Nelson will perform before a national TV audience with his band, Promise of the Real, on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. more »»

Music-makers of 2010

December 30, 2010 Among the many musicians interviewed in 2010 for the Maui Beat column, Three Dog Night’s Danny Hutton summed up the appeal of classic rock bands and their ability to pack the Castle Theater at the... more »»

Make a New Year’s date with Mick Fleetwood, Barry Flanagan

December 23, 2010 With 2010 rapidly coming to a close, we have two opportunities to celebrate the holidays with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The legendary Fleetwood Mac co-founder will perform with his band on Dec. more »»

Mars mission

December 16, 2010 It’s not often on Maui that we get to experience a genuine rising star who has captured national attention like Hawaii-born Bruno Mars. more »»

Los Lobos

December 9, 2010 Touring in support of their latest album, “Tin Can Trust,” Los Lobos has been riding a wave of renewed appreciation as one of America’s most talented, original rock groups. more »»

Tapping their feat

December 2, 2010 A couple of years ago, the legendary rock band Little Feat celebrated its 40th anniversary by inviting some friends and admirers to record new versions of songs from its extensive repertoire. more »»

Hawaiianizing the gentle soul of Pamela Polland

November 25, 2010 Long enamored with Iz’s version of “Over The Rainbow,” Pamela Polland felt inspired to record an album of pop classics, interpreted Hawaiian style, with new vocal arrangements and ukulele... more »»

Maui Beat: Mayall the way home

November 18, 2010 Last year British blues legend John Mayall released “Tough,” his 57th album in a celebrated career that began in the early 1960s. more »»

Peter Frampton Liberated

November 11, 2010 When Peter Frampton won a Grammy Award in 2007 for his brilliant instrumental album “Fingerprints,” he finally felt liberated from the pop icon image that had dogged him since attaining... more »»

Wagging the tales of Three Dog Night

November 4, 2010 One of the Top 10 largest grossing groups in rock ’n’ roll history, Three Dog Night had sold around 50 million records by the mid-1970s. more »»

Amy & slack key … it’s about time

October 28, 2010 A multi-Na Hoku Hanohano-winning artist adept at so many different styles of music, Amy Hanaiali‘i has teamed with some of our most gifted slack key guitarists for her latest album project, “Amy... more »»

Slack key goes to town

October 21, 2010 Maui’s ubiquitous slack key master George Kahumoku Jr. more »»

Ukulele Festival

October 14, 2010 On Sunday, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will present the free fifth annual Maui Ukulele Festival. more »»

 
 
 

 

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