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Pop go the Shins, making catchy tunes that can change your life

April 12, 2012 The Shins’ James Mercer has a knack for composing brilliant pop songs. Meticulously crafted, they recall the exuberant arty pop of The Kinks and the experimental grandeur of the late ’60s Beach Boy. more »»

The trombonist in New Orleans’ first family of jazz

April 5, 2012 Trombone great Delfeayo Marsalis was only able to play a three-song set (because of timing) at last year’s Maui Jazz & Blues Festival. more »»

Discover the unheralded genius of Raul Midon

March 29, 2012 Raul Midon is one of the most phenomenally talented musicians of our time who is not widely known. more »»

The revolution begins inside for reggae messenger Ziggy Marley

March 22, 2012 Ziggy Marley calls for a revolution on his latest CD, “Wild and Free,” but he’s not talking about storming the street. more »»

Parrotheads converge Friday as the laid-back empire of Jimmy Buffett engulfs the MACC

March 15, 2012 “There will always be those who feel more comfortable not venturing from the warmth of the hearth, but there are those who prefer to look out the window and wonder what is beyond the horizon. more »»

Collaboration in Soul

March 8, 2012 More than 200 musicians from around the state have collaborated on a new CD project that will help benefit Hawaii charter schools. more »»

Environment & Artistry

March 1, 2012 Praised for her “stunning command of the keyboard,” classical pianist Soyeon Lee has also gained attention for her passion for environmental issues. more »»

Sharing the philosophy of Aloha: Keola Beamer, Raiatea Helm and others team up for documentary 'Malama Ko Aloha'

February 23, 2012 New documentary “Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)” premieres tonight at 9 on PBS Hawaii. more »»

Third World Patriots

February 16, 2012 Among their many memorable songs, Jamaica’s reggae greats Third World are loved for their first major hit “96 Degrees in the Shade. more »»

Wyland ‘paints’ latest project with music

February 9, 2012 We know Wyland as a renowned marine artist whose massive Whaling Wall murals enliven buildings around the globe. It’s probably a surprise to hear he’s long nurtured a talent as a blues musician. more »»

Great voices … great ladies!

February 2, 2012 When Freda Payne first read the lyrics for her huge hit “Band of Gold,” she wasn’t exactly thrilled. She wondered why she would sing a song about a wedding night that didn’t work ou. more »»

Soja strength to survive a challenging world

January 26, 2012 When the popular Washington, D.C.-based reggae band SOJA began working on its new CD, “Strength to Survive,” the musicians took inspiration from the master, Bob Marley and his epic album “Survival. more »»

Soundscape Maui

January 19, 2012 Hailed by Allaboutjazz as “one of the most intelligent, fluent, and interesting players around,” jazz pianist Bill Mays makes his Maui debut tonight in the McCoy Studio Theater, accompanied by... more »»

Maceo Parker

January 12, 2012 Sax legend Maceo Parker likes to clear up any misperceptions when he performs in concert. Don’t expect a jazz concert, he informs folks, because they’re about to experience some serious funk. more »»

JOHN DENSMORE reopens the doors’ way of perception

January 5, 2012 It’s being heralded as a new song by The Doors, their first since 1972. more »»

Superstars and local favorites alike were Maui’s music makers of 2011

December 29, 2011 Recalling all the great shows we experienced in 2011, Sir Elton John regaled us in February with one of the most amazing concerts ever presented at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Shock and awww for the holidays

December 22, 2011 Back on Maui for the holidays, Alice Cooper will rock in the New Year at Mala Wailea’s benefit party for the MACC and the Maui Food Bank. more »»

And the winners are ...

December 15, 2011 Accepting the Grammy for Best Hawaiian Music Album in February at the pretelecast awards ceremony, Tia Carrere announced: “Everybody thinks I’m an actress, but I’m a singer and a musician first and... more »»

3Ms: Mason, Miller magic

December 8, 2011 August in Milwaukee and Dave Mason is opening a concert for Steve Miller. “People keep asking why I keep playing that Joe Cocker song,” Mason says, before launching into “Feelin’ Alrigh. more »»

Chris Isaak

December 1, 2011 Legendary producer Sam Phillips —who introduced Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison to the world — was asked in one of his last interviews if there were any modern recording... more »»

 
 
 

 

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