The hit punk rock band Paramore recently announced their 2013 United States Summer Tour and I’ve been thinking about the group coming back to O’ahu for a couple of shows and then Maui for a couple of shows. The BAMP Project brought them out back in 2011 at the Aloha Tower stage for a fun filled concert. I think it’s high time that I make an attempt to bring Paramore back to Hawaii and maybe even bring them to Maui sometime in the late fall since most parts of the mainland will be reaching the cold stages. Like Tegan and Sara fans here, Paramore has a large number of fans from around the state of Hawaii. It’s time that Hawaii has a big change in the concert scene. Who agrees with me on this?
Hello People! I’m back from the blogging vacation I took! I’ve been thinking a lot about the Maui music scene as of late. I hear that the same reggae and rap groups keep on coming back to Maui and play the same songs, but in a different set format. We need more rock music bands such as Tegan and Sara, Metric, Paramore, New Found Glory, AFI, An Horse, M83, Avril Lavigne, Mumford and Sons, King Charles, The Lumineers, Kitten, Twentyone Pilots, and many more bands. Maui need new bands to come in and keep the music scene fresh for all music lovers. Maui music lovers, please give me your input on these questions:
1: What makes Maui an awesome venue for concerts and why?
2: Would you like to have any of the above named bands perform here and if so would you go to their concert if it were to happen?
Idea for this blog entry comes from a friend, Ryan McGinnis who posted this on his facebook timeline:
“Wondering if Maui County is ready for a real headliner. Is it finally time to extend our efforts to the Valley Isle?? What are your thoughts on having a huge concert event on Maui for EDM? The board thinks the scene isn’t worth bringing out big names… I want to hear what you think.”
Please give Ryan your input too! It’s TIME FOR A CHANGE IN MUSIC ON MAUI!
As of I think 2 years ago at around this very same time, I was up late and doing massive youtube concert videos for the HOTTEST Indie Rock band Tegan and Sara. That is when I found an awesome lady by the user name Wojo4Hitz! I have to say that I was officially blown away at how many concerts she has filmed over the years. She not only has Tegan and Sara, but she also has filmed other bands such as Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie, An Horse, Metric, Sick of Sarah, Astronatalis, Mumford and Sons, Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, and last but not least her own brother Neal Wojdowski aka Wojo! I can’t even count how many concerts she has been to before documenting the concerts she has filmed. From her, I’ve fallen into many music fan bases and started building up my own music library with the bands and artists she had filmed! Thanks to Jaime, I’ve fallen deep in love with the indie music world and been introduced to a LOT of amazing bands and artists through her videos. I sure hope one of these days, I can get myself a better camera and start filming concerts again. Jaime certainly has the love of many fan bases from multiple groups. She certainly has my UTMOST respect. Please sign this petition to allow her UNLIMITED access to film at both of our favourite bands, Tegan and Sara’s concerts! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-jaime-wojo4hitz-unrestricted-access-to-film/
As of late thanks to Jaime @Wojo4Hitz, I’ve been sucked into the Paramore fan base! Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Jeremy Davis make up the amazing trio of pure punk rock goodness! More Paramore and music blog posts to come!
I’m so thankful that 2012 is done and over with. Now it’s 2013 and I’m still single as hell. Wish I had a certain someone at or around my age that I can have a relationship with. I’m not looking for a solid girlfriend, just someone who I can be totally open with and work my way to find a solid relationship with that special person. 2012 has been filled with failures, heartbreak, and lived through lies. For me and I think I’ve totally given up on looking for that person here on Maui and the State. Oh well I guess I fail in that certain department. I’m also gonna kinda disconnect myself from the social media world a tad bit this year and try and find that person. I have also cancelled my match.com and iamcupid accounts since there was no one that matched in the criteria I typed in. We shall see how it goes. Oh well we shall see what happens this year. Le sigh.
(Kihei, HI) Well what can I say, the launch party for Kihei Fourth Friday was a HUGE success! We had over 10 foot trucks present along with multiple restaurants from the Azeka Mauka and Makai centers! We had two kick ass bands perform! Big respect to The Throwdowns and to the House Shakers for rocking the festival up! We had a Social Media VIP area by Java Cafe and Stella Blues. It was fricking amazing! Words can’t describe how amazing the event went. Per a chat with the maui Police Department officers on site, we had easily 2-3,000+ People at the event. Awesome work to the volunteers and vendors and Azeka’s management for everything! See you at the next one!
(Kihei, HI) Stella Blues Restaurant and Cafe are proud to present their patrons with an awesome concert coming up in a couple of months! She is well known from her band The Throwdowns. Her name is Erin Smith! Smith will be playing at Stella Blues on Friday February 15, 2013! Erin will be reviewing material from her new solo album “Best Disaster” and will be playing for you live! Reservations required for the show. There will be two options for your intimate concert experience. For a 4 course supper before the show will cost you $60 plus what ever taxes there are. Second option is show only that is $30. Please state which option you want when making your reservation! To make a reservation for the show, please contact Stella Blues Restaurant and Cafe at (808) 874-3779 today! Knowing how events go at Stella Blues, seats do see out fast! Show time is at 7:30 PM! Hope to see you there!
I’m back doing music promotional posts! As you may have been seeing on my personal social media sites, I’ve been heavily promoting a new musician and music a lot lately. He is not from Maui, but lives in my second home state of Pennsylvania! His name is Neal Wojdowski aka Wojo. I met him through his sister Jaime aka Wojo4Hitz when chatting with her through social media and youtube! Thank you so much for the introduction Jaime!
Neal Wojdowski is a multi talented musician and he knows how to flow in multiple genres. He can belt out lyrics when rocking out, flow with the music when rapping and smooth things out when he is singing acoustically. Neal has one of the most amazing vocal ranges I’ve ever heard from a male musician. Wojdowski had a natural tenor vocal range. He can go from a medium tenor to a high alto and can even go into the low baritone range if he wants to and it shows in his music.
He recently released an EP entitled Sun Puritae. You can find it on Amazon.com, itunes, Spotify, and on youtube.
1) What We Do
2) Tip Of My Tongue
4) All Along
5) You’ll Learn
6) Ripping Out a Heart
I have to say for an indie underground artist, Wojo’s EP album is nicely produced. It sounds just like a major music studio produced it that’s how awesome it sounds. His tracks are mainly in the alternative rock genre, but they do branch out other rock style also. His music is simply amazing and is a pleasure to listen to. I HIGHLY recommend this EP album to the indie alternative rock music fans out there! You will simply enjoy this talented guy!
Over All I’m a total fan of Wojo. His music sends clear messages and the music vibes are strong with him.
Wojo’s Social Media Sites and Youtube Links:
Wojo’s Main Web site: http://www.wojomusic.com
Wojo’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/_Wojo_
Wojo’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wojomusic
Wojo’s Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WojoMusicOfficial
Check him out and tell him Smook sent you! He deserves the exposure! He is an all around great guy and has been given a gift from God in the music world!
Aloha Folks! Just wanted to answer some of your questions about who is hosting my web site and blog! His name is Rich Lewis and is the owner and CEO of TwMedia.net! He is an awesome and fair guy and spends a LOT of one to one time with you if needed to help design and optimize your web site. Lewis is well trained in social media, SEO (search engine optimization), web design, web hosting, and so much more. Lewis services the island of Maui in Hawaii and the city of Reno in Nevada! If you folks want an awesome and fair web site designer and host, check out http://www.TwMedia.net out today and send Rich and email. Tell him Smook sent you!
There are a couple of things that everyone on this list has in common: we all love Tegan and Sara and we all watch Jaime’s videos. We all watch Jaime’s videos because they are the only videos that are consistently in focus, up close, look good and sound good, and that’s because she’s the one who has spent thousands of hours traveling and waiting in line, filming and uploading, organizing and labeling videos. We’re thankful that she does it, because a lot of us rarely or never have the resources to travel to a Tegan and Sara show, and for those people, Jaime’s videos are the gateway to super-fandom. Tegan and Sara shows are about more than just music; we love the music, but we also love the stories they share, the jokes they tell, the interplay between them, and in so many cases, without Jaime’s videos, those really special moments would be lost forever. For others, Jaime’s videos contributed directly to our transformation from a casual radio-listening fan to a super fan who travels to shows, buys everything Tegan and Sara produce, and transmits that love to others every day. Wojo4hitz captures the moments that Tegan and Sara create. If it weren’t for her, many of us would never know about the ant infestation, about Christina Simpson (Sampson?), about the broken air organ, and Tegan’s summer camp trauma. And I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to live in a world like that.
So, please, for the sake of all of us and for the 8 million plus hits on Jaime’s YouTube channel, allow Jaime to film inside of the barrier so that all we can see on the video is Tegan and Sara and the lovely band and not the huge head of a huge security guard!
Please Sign the Petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-jaime-wojo4hitz-unrestricted-access-to-film/