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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting “Real Gone”

Real Gone Records strays away from the beaten path with reissues of quirky, rare records supported with high-quality sound and packaging BY GILLIAN G. GAAR I DISCOVERED THE REAL Gone Music label when I was putting together a ...
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Wrapping Up 2019

A year-end potpourri of records and books from the past year BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE END OF another year, meaning it’s time for another year-end roundup, my chance to cover a potpourri of releases that came out in 2019:...
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