In line with this month’s extreme, adrenalized theme, we’ve got a rock and alternative lineup on the main stage and amazing street performers for you that will be ANYTHING but boring.
On the main stage, Unsigned, HI is proud to present:
Busekrus (pronounced Boo-zee-cruise) was first formed in 2006. Composed of members Marcus Busekrus (lead vocals/guitar), Demitri Marmash (bass guitar/backup vocals), Mike Jones (drums), and Mike Schmidt (guitar/backup vocals), this group has rocked more than 300 shows at 30+ island venues, and performed at the Hard Rock Café, the Andy Bumatai Show and the world famous Pipeline Café, not to mention two whirlwind tours of the US Mainland West Coast in July of ’08 and September of ’09. Their explosive concerts never fail to turn heads, engage audiences, launch people out of their seats and suck listeners into their tasty combination of smart lyrics, catchy hooks, creative tunes and palpable energy.
Recently these gentlemen have been graced with a 2009 Hawaii Music Award for Best Rock Album, a 2009 Hawaii Underground Music Award for Indie Band of the year, a 2009 Scene Choice Award for Band of the Year, a 2010 Band Achievement Award from Nemesis Productions, and the winner of STAR 101.9′s Battle of the Bands, 2010. They have released 3 albums on local label Pass-Out Records to much acclaim, including their new project, “This is Real” (a collaboration with LA producer Manny Nieto).
Graduating from the same high school at different times, the band formed years later via MySpace. The initial move was by drummer Chris who accidentally stumbled upon Zach’s page. They both noticed that they were influenced by Blink 182 and immediately scheduled a jam session the following week. In 2008 the band produced their first CD package for the iTunes market, and have been rocking out ever since.
Zack Shimizu, who started playing guitar in high school, is one half of top alternative band Sing The Body. His solo work is a blend of his various influences including jack White, Jack Johnson and Patrick Watson to name a few.
Catch these exciting, colorful and off-the wall performers on the street, organized and presented by Fringe Fest Hawaii:
Kate McClain is a passionate dancer who evokes emotion and inspires her audience through lyrical dance. Home-grown in New Orleans, jazz and blues are etched into her soul. Her dance repertoire extends to hoop dance and acrobatics, two modalities which she has integrated into an extraordinary fusion of acro-hooping, which is akin to acro-yoga. She manipulates the hoop in such a way which, at times, may seem to defy gravity.
While living in Coney Island, New York, The Professor fell in love with the performing art known as the Circus Sideshow. He has taught himself many of the tricks of the craft and produces new, bizarre, never-before seen acts. Pandemonium Sideshow was created out of necessity, to carry on a historical dying art form of Americana dating back to the 1800’s. Through the use of performance art, artistically designed and fabricated inventions, comedy, storytelling and history and science lectures, Pandemonium Sideshow is a whirlwind of entertainment, laughter, suspense, education, and audience participation.
Samadhi Hawaii is an aerial dance and acrobatic company and school that takes circus arts to another level. The company is available to perform at corporate events, parties, proms, festivals and weddings. As a special treat for Night Market, their teaching staff and Youth Company will be performing on a variety of setups.
With more than fifteen years of combined performance experience, Kinetic Flow is more than just a juggling duo. With diverse skills ranging from fire eating and contact juggling to poi, slacklining, unicycling, and acrobatic juggling, Kinetic Flow blends object manipulation with artistry. Billy Bellew and Andrew Towl have quickly made a name for themselves in the Oahu circus scene, performing at corporate events, private parties and everything in between. Constantly working on new material, the duo blends acrobatics and body movement for a show that leaves audiences dazzled and amazed.
Born in Ube-city, Japan and inspired by the movie “Patch Adams,” Yasu came to the United States to become a professional hospital clown. Earning a degree in theatre arts, he also graduated from the Chavez Studio of Magic, the most prestigious magic school in the world. He has been performing all over the U.S. with his Japanese-themed magic show.
In Spain, everyday life is full of meaningful interactions with family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers, and Spanish culture and socialization are at the root of Eva’s artwork. Being distant from such everyday experiences, her artwork has become a way of linking with cultural roots and connecting with new and vast communities. Eva graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in Fine Arts and was a recipient of the Orvis Artist in Residence at Honolulu Museum 2012. The main focus of her artwork involves participatory interactions with audiences and site-specific material production incorporating social and environmental aspects of her surroundings.