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Islands in the Sun

After a refreshing swim, you can towel off, don your sandals, and enjoy  some of Waikiki’s hometown talents, like Henry Kapono BY GILLIAN G. GAAR I GO TO HAWAII FOR THE SUN, THE SURF, the mai tais — and the music. He...
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Apple Jammin’

Seattle’s Apple Jam’s lovingly interprets an album’s-worth of Beatles songs, unreleased by the band — it’s the White Album that could have been By Gillian G. Gaar Apple Jam isn’t your typical Beatles...
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All Things Elvis

The Follow That Dream label offers live and expanded Elvis recordings BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE of the most important years in Elvis Presley’s life: 1969. Still riding high on the success of his...
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30 Years of Sub Pop

Sub Pop, the magazine-turned-record-company that launched Nirvana  and Soundgarden has (not) been going out of business since 1988 BY GILLIAN G. GAAR On April 1, 2018, Sub Pop Records passed a milestone; the label turned 30. ...
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Maggie Herron: All That Jazz

BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ONE OF THE PLACES I MOST like to visit in Waikiki is the hotel Halekulani, which translates to “House Befitting Heaven.” There’s nothing better than cocktail seating at House Without a Key, a restauran...
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Elvis, Hawaiian Style

In search of The King in Oahu, Hawaii BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ALOHA! THOUGH A SOUTHERN boy through and through, Elvis Presley also has a lot of connections with Hawaii. His first concerts in Honolulu were on November 9, 1957, and h...
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It’s Dax-a-rific

Musician Danielle Dax is celebrated with a reissue of Dark Adapted Eye By Gillian G. Gaar In the days before people had blogs, they put together fanzines — Xeroxed publications painstakingly put together with text you banged ...
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Tasty Year-end Leftovers

There’s never enough space to write about everything worthwhile, but here’s a roundup some items that should not be missed By Gillian G. Gaar As a music journalist, I’m always being sent “product”: CDs, vinyl,...
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Record Store Day

A sneak peak at some of the treats headed your way on this year’s RSD event BY GILLIAN G. GAAR WHAT DID YOU get on Record Store Day last year? I picked up David Bowie, The King in the Ring (one of the two “sit down” c...
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