Cars packed the parking lot and flowed onto the street, fans huddled in line and crowds swarmed the stage as local indie rock band The Throwdowns got the party started Aug. 28 at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea.
The madness was all part of the band's CD release party for its "Don't Slow Down" album. Featuring classic pop songwriting chops and a steady flow of dance beats, the debut recording showcases the band's unique sound and high-energy vibes.
Opening the concert was Lahaina DJ N8 Castro, along with Maui songstress Anuhea. Other surprises of the evening included reggae ambassador Marty Dread who made an appearance on The Throwdowns' song "Redemption on the Dancefloor." Besides the live concert, the massive all-ages crowd was treated to complimentary copies of the album.
TONY NOVAK-CLIFFORD photo
Local indie rock band The Throwdowns celebrated their “Don’t Slow Down” album release with a massive all-ages concert at Mulligan’s on the Blue Aug. 28. The group includes guitarist Ola Shaw (from left), lead singer Erin Smith, drummer Ian Hollingsworth and bass player Kimo Clark.
The Throwdowns will continue promoting their new music with a performance and signing at 5 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina Gateway. The band will perform an acoustic set, followed by a CD signing and meet-and-greet with fans.
* "Don't Slow Down" is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Requests Music and on iTunes.