March 12, 2020

I’ve been to countless co-headlining tours throughout my 35 years on this planet.  It’s always the same formula: the two main bands take turns closing out the show, usually alternating tour dates, and limit themselves to about an hour each. When American Authors a...

January 31, 2020

It’s mid-December, and while the continental United States is experiencing the winter chill, Hawaii is lost in an endless summer. Winter weather on the Islands is characterized by warm, clear days in the eighties, comfortable nights, and some of the best surf on the pl...

January 30, 2020

Reel Big Fish brightened the holiday season by playing a midweek show at The Republik, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The legendary ska band arrived in Hawaii from Australia where they had blasted through five shows in five days. The show at The Republik would conclude the 2019...

January 16, 2020

It’s been almost four years since Motion City Soundtrack’s “So Long, Farewell” tour… and here I am writing about their newest tour. Their appropriately tagged #dontcallitacomeback tour (because… accurate, the band has stated they don’t even know what the future holds)...

December 20, 2019

La Dispute blew into Richmond, Virginia face punching concert-goers with their experimental hardcore music. The five-piece from Grand Rapids, Michigan has developed an ever-evolving sound that is distinctly theirs.  Their music is dazzling, prophetic, treated like lite...

November 16, 2019

The Get Up Kids from Kansas City, Missouri formed in 1995 and was a major player in the second wave of emo. The band is best remembered for their 1999 release Something To Write Home About. Since breaking up in 2005 and reuniting in 2008 the band has continued to tour...

November 4, 2019

Marina’s concerts have always been a safe space and a tribute to her fans. Split into two parts Love + Fear, she sprinkled in old favorites and intermixed them gracefully with the new, leaving the crowd constantly on their toes. With some songs even touching on the cur...

October 15, 2019

A highly energized crowd welcomed the Irvine, California  based band Thrice to The Republik, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Band members Dustin Kensrue (vocals/guitar), Teppei Teranishi (lead guitar), Eddie Breckenridge (bass), and Riley Breckenridge (drums)  stopped in the Isla...

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