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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2010

From the HIP

Advertiser Staff

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Kings of Spade will play at Aloha Music Project’s party, tonight at NextDoor.

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House of Aria black rose print dress, $45

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The Rolling Stones — from left, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards — at a New York film screening.

EVAN AGOSTINI | Associated Press

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The University of Hawai'i-Mānoa's Aloha Music Project celebrates the release of its first compilation album, at NextDoor tonight, with a free live show by Pimpbot, Sex Puppets, Kings of Spade and FTP For the People, with DJs Ross Jackson and Jet Boy spinning indie rock, electro and more for the rest of the night.

AMPlify CD Release Party, 7 tonight, NextDoor; free; 18 and older. — www.Honolulu.Metromix.com


• The House of Aria will be having another great shopping event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Blaisdell Center in Hawaii Suite 7 (right near the New Baby Expo). Admission is free, and the showroom will be filled with cute floral dresses and trendy knit tops. Get your hands on hot apparel from 03 Everly, Final Touch, Honey Punch, Naked Zebra, Andie Hart and tons more. The early bird gets the deals, so check out the 40 percent- to 50 percent-off sales racks. We're letting you in on a secret: Mention the Twitter code found @houseofaria — "stylish mamas" — and get an additional 10 percent off your entire haul!

House of Aria, Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suite 7; www.houseofaria.net.

• Did someone mention the New Baby Expo? OK, little mommies, here's the information: The expo is today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the admission is $4.50, but if you go to www.newbabyexpo.com, you might still be able to get your hands on a $1 off coupon.

New Baby Expo, Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave.; www.newbabyexpo.com.

• The Clothes Chick following is growing every month. This resale hot spot in Kapa-hulu offers great parking and enjoys lots of foot traffic from locals and Waikīkī tourists alike. Owner Susan Reaver seriously loves her customers — she's holding a Customer Appreciation Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. New items will be brought onto the floor for that evening; customers can also enter to win a designer handbag and door prizes. Your gently used closet treasures are invited too, for possible same-night store credit. Enjoy pūpū, refreshments and networking with fellow clothes chicks.

The Clothes Chick, 415-B Kapahulu Ave; 739-2442.

• Jessica O'Neill, of Jessica's Traveling Boutique, just returned from NYC with a slew of stylish jewelry and the hottest new looks. Those in-the-know will have first dibs on these limited treasures at a Clarets, Cupcakes and Couture shopping event, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wine the Experience in Kilohana Square. All jewelry will be 15 percent off; this includes new styles in handmade gold vermeil, sterling silver and semiprecious stones by Bijoux. We've done our research, and Bijoux prices range from $39 to $90 — but at the event, the line will sell for $16 to $32 (with an additional 15 percent off). Update your wardrobe and shop the newest arrivals from Shulami, Vintage Havana, Urban Behavior and Ryu.

Jessica's Traveling Boutique at Wine the Experience, Kilohana Square, 1016 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 1. Reservations: 738-0738; www.jessicastravelingboutique.com.

— Amanda Stevens


"Exile on Main Street," a 1972 landmark album by the Rolling Stones, returns to stores Tuesday.

Recorded mostly in France, the British group's fabled double album followed milestones "Let It Bleed" in 1969 and "Sticky Fingers" in 1971. Its murky, rhythmic thicket of seductive rock, blues, soul, gospel and country rejected '60s flower power and set the stage for '70s excess and decadence, with a masterful density that would transcend the times.

"You hear the upheaval," Mick Jagger, 66, says of the sonic Polaroid. "The Vietnam War was going on. It was a fraught period and joyful in other ways, a time of change and turbulence and excitement in a lot of people's lives. It was very up and down, not just hype."

The remastered set is available in multiple forms: a single CD, download or double vinyl with the original songs; a double CD or download adding 10 previously unreleased tracks; and a $160 super deluxe edition that throws in the vinyl version, a book and a DVD.

Signed limited-edition box sets are priced $2,000 to $2,500.

— Edna Gunderson, USA Today


Tokyo electro/industrial synthpop/new wave band Aural Vampire plays its first-ever show in Hawai'i at Pipeline Caf on Tuesday. Already stars in the Toyko underground goth/synthpop scene, the duo is known for their flamboyant stage presence and for playing anime festivals and cons around the world.

Aural Vampire, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pipeline Caf ; $25 presale, $30 at the door, all ages. Tickets are available at Millennium in the Aloha Tower Marketplace, online at www.groovetickets.com or charge by phone at 1-877-714-7668.

— Tracy Chan, Honolulu.Metromix.com


When craft works go wrong, April Winchell goes online. The former "Roseanne" writer and radio show host — the 21st-funniest person in Los Angeles, according to the L.A. Times — is the founder of Regretsy.com, a Web site that spoofs powerful craft-oriented site Etsy.com.

Winchell, a self-described collector of "crap," has gone hard copy in the book "Regretsy, Where DIY Meets WTF" (Villard). Beneath photos of IRL online listings, she offers snarky commentary on items such as a pregnant, anatomically correct sock monkey, pillows printed with photos of serial killers and knitted ponchos made to fit chickens. Warning: Winchell has a mouth on her.

— Wanda A. Adams