We’ve got a great lineup for you this month on the main stage and the street!
6:30-7:30 p.m. – CommonGround
8-8:30 p.m. — Fashion show by Fitted Hawaii
9:30-10:30 p.m. — JookBox City
10:30-11 p.m. — DJ spinning
Also, don’t miss Smoke at CoXist, a monthly event with sophisticated, alternative music by Honolulu’s Kitchen Music Society DJ’s. Have a cigar or take advantage of the full hookah service outside, while you’re watching people play Futsal in the Whole Ox parking lot!
CommonGround is an alternative/pop band from Honolulu, Hawaii, consisting of lead vocalist/keyboardist Danielle Oda, bassist Kyton Fung and drummer/percussionist Perry Sekigawa. The young musicians of CommonGround look to artists such as Sara Bareilles, The Script, and OneRepublic for inspiration while creating their own innovative and yet relatable sound.
A deft fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, Ska and Dancehall with tight arrangements and a high-energy show, JookBox City started in Fall 2012 and have been building a quiet rumble in the Honolulu music scene ever since. All three core members of the band are seasoned veterans of the local scene, in addition to having mainland and international experience under their belt. The group is the brainchild of hyper-energetic front-man and keyboardist Rawnie Lovely. Filling out the vocals with beautiful melodies and ethereal harmonies is Rawnie’s partner in rhyme, Kahnma K, while bassist Aaron “Dubalator” Friedman holds down the rhythm, joined by a revolving cast of Oahu’s top drummers.
On the Street:
A diversity of performers coordinated by Oahu Fringe Fest will be keeping Auahi Street lively this month:
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.
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.
Kip has been a member of one band or another since the sixth grade. Trained at the University of Washington, the Cornish School of Music in Seattle and the Berkelee College of Music in Boston, he studied guitar with Al Turay in Seattle and piano with John Elliot in Kansas City. He has performed on national TV and National Public Radio for the Kansas City Jazz Festival, in addition to playing with the Jack Eglash Orchestra at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, and has also performed with noted jazz singers Dee Daniels and Deborah Brown. Catch him at the Oahu Fringe Festival, November 7-10, where he will be performing with Island Oasis Middle Eastern Dance!
Described as “a human movement experience wholly communicated through dance, yoga and education,” Harmsastar is the brainchild of Harmony S. Turner, a professionally-trained dancer and choreographer who holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a certified yoga instructor. Harmsastar dance is for all ages and all people, and believes in the power of uniting and inspiring everyone under one creative space. Classes include: Bollywood in the Park, Yoga-Dance, Powerflow Yoga, Contemp -Hip-Hop, and more.