9 Honolulu Concerts to Catch in April 2019
Hear the best in classic jazz from Jeff Goldblum, Hawai‘i’s reigning Island-music artists and more live in Honolulu this month.
Photo: Courtesy of Atmosphere
Bob your head to some laid-back rap songs from the late ’90s at the Honolulu stop on Atmosphere’s “Mi Vida Local” tour. Listen to the feel-good message from the group’s hit song “Sunshine” and get a chance to hear new songs from its most recent album, Mi Vida Local.
$29.50, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com
Ozomatli with Kings of Spade
If Latin music with a twist of funk and reggae aligns with your musical preference, dance the night away with Ozomatli. The Grammy-Award-winning group is famous for its wide range of musical styles that blend Latin-American beats with a reggae sound. Show up early to catch Honolulu-based rock ’n’ roll group Kings of Spade for some some head-banging music to get you amped up for the show.
$29.50, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., #30, eventbrite.com
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Courtesy of J-Boog
Jam out to the best of Island music at Bash 2019 on the lawn of Bishop Museum with some well-known Hawai‘i-based artists. Sway along to Sons of Zion and Rebel Souljahz on Friday and listen to J-Boog, Maoli and Tarrus Riley on Saturday. With street grindz, a 21-and-older field for those who want to drink, and a family area, there will be fun for the whole ‘ohana.
$79 for a two-day pass, 5 p.m., Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., tmrevents.net
Photo: Courtesy of Taylor Dayne
Grab your studded leather jacket, tease your hair to the sky and get ready to hear the ’80s pop icon behind the hits “Tell It To My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” Taylor Dayne. Originally from Manhattan, the singer famous for her dance-pop ballads was nominated for several Grammys over her career. Celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of her first album, Tell It To My Heart, that spurred her fame at Blue Note Hawai‘i.
$35–$65, shows starting at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Photo: Courtesy of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff and his folk-pop septet from Denver will bring their knee-slapping soul anthem “S.O.B.” to the Republik stage. Listen to the roaring, gospel-esque vocals that have led the group’s newest album, Tearing at the Seams, to the top of the alternative music charts.
$39.50, The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd, #30, jointherepublik.com
Photo: Jake Shimabukuro
For a night of melodic ‘ukulele over dinner and drinks, head to Blue Note Hawai‘i to hear a flawless performance from Jake Shimabukuro. Attend one of his five shows to hear his energetic strumming and melodic covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Iz’s “Over the Rainbow” as well as some of his own original tunes.
$35–$45, shows starting at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com
Photo: Courtesy of Autograf
Autograf, an electronic DJ trio known for its ethereal sound, will make its way to Hawaiian Brian’s. Comprising two art students and a derivatives trader, Autograf has mastered a futuristic, instrumental-forward sound that has led to its popularity in the electronic music world. If you’re an art buff, enjoy the Andy-Warhol-inspired art installations during the show made by the artists themselves.
$15–$299, 9 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Second Floor, eventbrite.com
Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Jeff Goldblum, a Hollywood star most known for his role in the original Jurassic Park, its sequels and Independence Day, has a knack for classical jazz music that will take you back to the golden age of jazz. The debut album that follows the group’s live-in-studio session at Capital Records is a tribute to Goldblum and his orchestra’s ability to create a record that will make you feel as if you’re in the studio, too, with playful banter and impromtu rifts. Feel like a part of the band at Blue Note Hawai‘i at one of its five shows for a chance to see one of the most identifiable stars in Hollywood show off his skills on the piano.
$65–$85, shows starting at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com