It’s all about the music at the July edition of Night Market! We’re throwing our own Music Fest with not one, but two stages featuring some of Honolulu’s most popular alternative, rock, reggae and acoustic acts; the main stage by the Pinch of Salt warehouse, and a second, even bigger stage on Auahi Street.
The main stage kicks off at 6:45 p.m., and the Auahi Street stage starts up at 6 p.m.
Here’s the lineup:
Aidan James accompanied by Ian Wacksman
“Back to School” Honolulu Night Market Children’s Fashion Show by Panci Style
Auahi Street Stage:
Mike Love & Paula Fuga
Kings Of Spade
The White Jacket
Meet the performers:
Delayed Resistance (also known as dR) consists of Sarah Venable (Bass), Mackenzie Branch (guitar), James Marcotte (Keyboard), Sydney Branch (Vox) and Zach Manzano (guitar). dR kicked off their musical endeavors playing various shows on military bases throughout the State of Hawaii, eventually making their way to popular venues such as Hawaiian Brian’s, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 4Play Nightclub and more.
Born and raised in Honolulu, 11 year old Aidan James seemed to have a calling for the entertainment world from the beginning. With his classic “hapa-haole” looks, he modeled for print campaigns and acted in TV shows and commercials since he was a baby. He picked up music naturally at the age of 2 and started taking ukulele lessons at 4 years old at the Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios in Honolulu. At just 8 years old, Aidan became a “Youtube sensation.” His Youtube videos of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” are viral hits and have hit over 20 million views.
Aidan opened up the Keiki Stage at Jack Johnson’s 2010 Kokua Festival and has performed with HAPA, Jake Shimabukuro, Jack Johnson, and Mick Fleetwood and at the Pro Bowl, to name a few. Aidan has traveled to California, Oregon, New York and Japan to perform and plays at Hard Rock Café Honolulu once a month.
YOZA took to music early, learning to play the ukulele at age 5. By the time she turned 10 years old, she performed with world renowned ukulele master, Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki. Later, she began playing the saxophone at age 12 with her school’s symphonic orchestra. The two years that followed were filled with many musical accolades which included being chosen for the Hawai’i State Select Band, holding the “first seat, first chair” in her section, as well as being a Gold Medalist in both Solo and Ensemble.Her accomplishments led to her being offered a full musical scholarship to Hawai’i Pacific University.
At age 18, YOZA began to teach herself to play the guitar, and by the time she was 23, she was playing with the group Ho’okahileo, a Contemporary Hawaiian group that performed all over the state. Now, YOZA, with her sultry rasp and her unique acoustic style, a fusion of Hip Hop, R&B and Latin influences plays her crowd-pleasing live shows at a variety of venues all around Hawaii.
Boogie is a soulful blues vocalist/guitarist/songwriter who draws from several American genres (Soul, R&B, Rock and Jazz) to deliver a powerful performance — whether in intimate venue settings, in the recording studio, or opening for Legends like B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, and Earth, Wind, & Fire. He grew up with the sounds of Motown at home (his father Ron Scott was an accomplished musician, having played piano with The Quintones and sharing the stage with Otis Redding and Sam Cook). With over 20 years of playing music in Hawaii, Boogie has become a revered Blues Man by fans and peers alike. Besides private events, night club events, and Hawaii Public Radio performances, you can find Boogie charming crowds on Saturdays at Kona Brewing Company (Hawaii Kai, 7-9pm) and Wednesdays at Morning Brew (Kailua, 6-8pm).
Mike Love & Paula Fuga:
The Paula Fuga + Mike Love project brings together two of the rising stars from the Hawaiian Islands. Paula has established herself as an ambassador of the Hawaiian culture—-having toured the world and collaborated with artists such as India Irie, Jack Johnson & Ziggy Marley. Mike Love, long a local legend on the Oahu music scene, recently released his debut album that was driven into the top-5 on the iTunes Reggae charts based on his deep local following alone.
Performing as a trio, the group combines elements of traditional Hawaiian music with astonishing 3-part vocal harmonies, accompanied by Paula’s ukulele, Mike’s masterful guitar playing and the low end organic push of Sam Ites’ percussion.
Mano Kane (translation: “Shark Man”) was formed in 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Chris Chorney (guitar/bass), Kalani Puana (guitar), Jack Tawil (drums), Kate Greennagel (keyboard) form a sound reminiscent of The Beatles, The Doors, The Beach Boys and John Lennon. Classic, yet bold and vibrant, these guys are a local favorite.
Kings Of Spade:
Kings of Spade, one of Honolulu’s best-loved local bands, dish out a raw and grungy blend of urban funk, dirty blues, deep soul and rock. Fiery, passionate frontwoman Kasi Nunez has been compared to soul queens Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. Proud of not being boxed into a specific genre, the Kings of Spade can remind you of a classic fist-pumping rock band in one number, take you for a dance-pop ride in the next, and then charge straight into an old smokey blues riff. Their shameless dancing, foot-stomping, and highly energetic live show has landed them gigs at LA’s House of Blues, The Avalon, and The Viper Room, as well opening for world-famous acts like Bon Jovi, Daughtry, Mutemath, Everclear, and the Deftones. The band is fresh off an extensive 22-show US Mainland Tour in March, which included a performance on Good Morning Austin on Fox 7 news and showcases at the Blind Pig Rooftop Stage and Texas Rockfest Stage in Austin during SXSW, and are currently recording their second studio album.
The White Jacket:
Formed by Joe Baiera (vocals) and Dustin Dobos (guitar) as a Columbus, Ohio duo called This Is For Real, before they relocated to Hawaii, The White Jacket met bandmates Rocky Freitas (bass) at an open mic night in Hale’iwa, Elton Dubois (guitar) at Arnold’s Tiki Bar, and Brandon Patrick (drums) after posting to a local musician’s wanted ad.
The rock band, which performs original and cover songs, is currently working on a sophomore album following up the release of their debut, “5,000 Miles From High Street.”
Once again, Oahu Fringe Fest is sponsoring an eclectic mix of colorful, creative, off-the-wall street performers.
Catch their wandering acts throughout the night!
Nick Chang has been a professional Yo-Yo player for the State of Hawaii for about 15 years. He started playing with Yo-Yo’s when I was 8 years old, and ended up in the #1 professional team in the world called Team High Performance. After a hiatus, he started to pick up the yo-yo in his senior year, and now enjoys performing for kids in his church ministry.
Activ8 Electro Jazz:
Activ8 Electro Jazz is a club and street band that has been sparking up the music and dance energy for a year now. They have appeared at Mardi Gras, The Love Festival, The Dragon Upstairs, Honolulu Night Market and other club and street venues around the Hawaiian islands. Led by Jerome James and his mobile music-making machine, the group of dancers, percussionists, horns and emcees is energetic, entertaining and electrifying.
Brainplane aka Miller Royer:
Brainplane is a psychedelic, one-man band that pushes the limits of the sound barrier and the human mind using live looping. Founded in 2010 with the creation of the legendary double-neck bass/guitar, Miller Royer single-handedly creates “brainplanes”, or soundscapes of the mind, for the denizens of Hawaii.
With a broad range of genres, and the idea of never playing the same set or even the same songs twice, each show uses an arsenal of self-generated loops and samples and an array of home-made, altered or prepared electric guitars to create lo-fi pop soundscapes based on improvisation and live experimentation.
James McCarthy carries songs forward from the past, creating as he goes. Bringing electric performance to ancient songs and honed skill to every performance, James is best known for his work with Doolin’ Rakes and the Truetone Songwriters Series at Downbeat Lounge.
Big Mox (short for the term “moxie” which means aggressive energy; initiative, having guts) made a name for himself with emcee battles both locally and on the Mainland. As the Island Freestyle Champion, he has won every major purse battle from 2001 – 2008.
In 2003, Big Mox appeared on the FOX Talent reality show, “American Idol”, where he made it to Hollywood in the top 32 out of 80,000 competitors. He has opened for major artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kwali, Brother Ali, Cotton Mouth Kings, Damian Jr. Gong Marley with Angry Locals and more.
Stilt Master Joe Peach:
Stilt Master Peach is dynamic performer capable of bringing life to any event. He has been entertaining on stilts for over 5 years in both Hawaii and Orlando where he trained in the worlds most popular theme parks. Now he performs for the love of it and to make his wife and new baby proud.