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Out of Traction, Back in Action

Let’s preview some Record Store Day releases By Gillian G. Gaar As vinyl aficionados will know, April’s Record Store Day was postponed due to the pandemic. And as stores begin to open up over the coming months, RSD has ...
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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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Hendrix in (mostly) 1970

New releases, books and documentaries detail the guitarist’s life and career By Gillian G. Gaar 1970 was a busy year for Jimi Hendrix. On January 1, he played the second of a two night stand at the Fillmore East in New Yo...
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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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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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Cherry Picking

A record label in England is compiling less obvious collector’s sets BY GILLIAN G. GAAR BOX SETS ARE THE BIG TICKEt item of the music industry. And 2019 saw the release of a lot of lavish sets by the likes of the Beatles,...
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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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Attacking the Music Backlog

The record releases keep piling up during the lockdown By Gillian G. Gaar Since publication of RCN was suspended for a time, releases have really piled up at home. So this column will be devoted to attacking the backlog. Return...
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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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