Saturday, April 30, 2011

SNSD - Hoot -Girls Generation

Catchy tune, cool choreography, cool!!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

John Berger - On the Scene - The 70's NCR IX

Music: ’70s Nightclub Reunion’ returns


Two of the biggest local club bands of the late ’70s — Aura and Phase VII — will share headliner status when Robin Kimura presents “’70s Nightclub Reunion IX” on Saturday, June 11, at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Aura will perform with the classic family band roster from their lengthly residency at the Point After: vocalists Beverly and Christine Mendoza, all six Mendoza brothers (Dennis, Del, Brian, Michael, Clifton and Vincent) and the two “honorary brothers,” Bill Popaka and Adney Atabay.

Six old-time members of Phase VII — Sandy Pascual, Clark Silva, Eddie Ramirez, Eric Kutzen, Teddy Compehos and Hemmingway Jasmin — will be working together for the first time in years.


Kimura’s band, Greenwood, will open the evening as usual so that none of the other bands feel relegated to “warm-up act” status. Power Point and Nueva Vida featuring guest vocalist Pauline Wilson complete the bill.

Kimura says this will be the final show in the ‘70s NCR series. His concept from the beginning was to feature only groups that had played in local nightclubs in the decade between the mid-’70s and early ’80s. From the beginning he required participating groups to reunite and perform with their original members and refused to work with remnants of old groups or with contemporary “oldies” bands.

Some individual musicians and young modern “oldies” bands took issue with Kimura’s insistence on working only with the original members of ’70s-era groups but he accepted no substitutions. If the original members of a group were alive and still able to play their instruments, he expected them to make the effort. Many of them did. His ’70s Nightclub Reunion (NCR) shows included performances by Glass Candle, Natural High, Ashberry/Sage, New Experience, Asian Blend and Rock Candy.
In some cases Kimura was able to persuade individuals to set aside decades-old grievances for at least an evening.
There were also times, however, when musicians who were working full-time in Las Vegas, Guam or elsewhere wanted to participate but couldn’t afford to take time off from work to do it. Scheduling proved difficult in years past for several members of Aura, and scheduling conflicts are keeping Van de Guzman from joining the other members of Phase VII for this show. Scheduling conflicts also prevented Kimura from presenting a long-hoped for reunion by the six original members of the Kasuals.

At least one group declined because a majority of its members were no longer able to perform, but the old-time Waikiki club bands that got it together and played the show were always warmly welcomed.

With NCR IX, Kimura will have presented every eligible group that was willing and able to perform.
And so Kimura is going out on top — closing the NCR series with two more long-awaited first-time reunion performances. Previous ’70s NCR shows have sold out. Expect this one to sell out, too.

» Where: Hibiscus Ballroom I & II, Ala Moana Hotel
» When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11
» Tickets: $50 reserved seating, $40 general admission (includes nachos bar)
» Info: 944-4330 or

Tickets on sale today, Monday, April 11, 2011

Can't believe tickets are on sale today for the last 70's Nightclub Reunion event. Supes does a great job providing pertinent information. Great job Supes!!! You're cool in my book!!!!!

Aloha Fellow Boomers & Friends!

CANDY 944-4330

TODAY 10am!

If the phone is busy, KEEP CALLING!! Please do NOT leave a voice message for tickets or request by email. Do that on Tuesday.

REITERATE THE MESSAGE TO THE MASS - TIckets on Sale TODAY MONDAY APRIL 11, 2011 at 10am for the 9th & FINAL 70s NCR. Here is some background regarding the seating and explains why the event will be sold out quickly...please read so you don't get dissapointed!

Ah...the roots of the founding story which makes the event a success...Back at the very first dance, the bands who performed (Asian Blend, Rock Candy, Power Point, New Experience, and Greenwood) were united for a single blowout party bash. Immediate friends and family of the bands were invited. That in itself was A LOT of peeps. At that time, the event was held at the Ilikai where Rob Kimura (the Mastermind of 70s NCR) got together with Candy Au (Banquet Hall Queen) to form the shindig. Since not all of the Ilikai Ballroom had been filled, the general public had been invited. Check out the poster here; (HEY!! don't get confused attention, this is from 6 years ago)

You can also read this article "Getting the Band Back Together"

The Ilikai had changed ownership about 5 years ago, which meant staffing would too. Candy moved over to the Ala Moana Hotel and through her efforts had been instrumental in coordinating the bash. Unlike the Ilikai, the Hibiscus Grand Ballroom and Garden Lanai rooms combined at the Ala Moana were not as large as the Ilikai. But still, we have that ever growing group of 70s retro peepage.

What does that mean for those of you in this email? Well, and frankly, there will not be enough seating for all.

After the bands secure seats for their immediate families and friends, you folks get first dibs before we announce to the media (TV/Radio/Newspapers). It's the formula that had always been in place and we're grateful and truly appreciate EVERYONE. Sadly though, not all can make it to the BIG DANCE. Most of you understand the math and see this as unique. There is NOTHING in Hawaii that comes close to in size with 1000 or so Boomers gyrating on a Saturday night. There will be some that are dissapointed because we go SRO (Standing Room Only) in the first 15 minutes of tickets sale...AND there are others that have the BALLS to tell me to my face "YOU SUCK"...kid you not, that happened at a previous event. That's because they weren't quick enough to call in for tickets and more than likely didn't understand the math.

FYI, here's the math:
600 seats in the Hibiscus Grand Ballroom
200 seats in the Garden Lanai (this is the place to be, it's COOLER and has it's own dance floor)
800 total seats available

There's more than 800 that will attend. Whether you have a seat or not, just go!! It's the FINAL show!

...and THERE!! It's my heads up for you guys & gals. Hope you understand AND no get hu-hu.

Thank you,

Supes (Irwin)
The Guy that will be Doorman and take tons of Pikchas...

438 Hobron Lane, Suite V-5
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone (808) 946-8107
FAX (808) 946-8108

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