December 31st, 2012
It's the final day of 2012, which means it's time for another post looking back at the year that was.
Hands down, the grand opening of The Republik in the former O Lounge location at 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. changed the entertainment landscape, despite an initial PR hiccup over the lack of proper permits from the City and County of Honolulu.
After a few weeks of confusion — compounded by a complete lack of information from The Republik itself — the concert venue that doubles as a special event space with an attached lounge area (The Safehouse) bounced back and has consistently rocked Honolulu with shows that have attracted up to 1,000 raging club kids.
Tonight, The Republik hosts a sold-out New Year's Eve party with headliners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; Mat Kearney will follow on Jan. 17, with performances by Bill Burr (Jan. 26), Sleigh Bells (Feb. 4), Jo Koy (Feb. 8) and NOFX (Feb. 23) also announced for the coming weeks.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS from 2012:
Riding in a Rolls Royce
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'Love Fest' goes back to ‘Phuture’
The final 'Birthday Bash'
Click here to see the complete photo gallery from the concert.
VIDEO: Matt Bruening 'BLVQ' fashion show
AS ALWAYS, it's been a blast keeping you informed and updated on the latest and greatest from Honolulu's vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
Mahalo for your continued support of "In the Mix" and the Honolulu Pulse. Here's to another great year in 2013!
Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter and Google+.