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EMKE is an emerging Hawai`i teen rock act you may remember hearing about last fall, when we started keeping tabs on their journey. This weekend they celebrate the release of their debut EP, Promises & Expectations, and visited HPR's Dave Lawrence in our Atherton Studio to talk about it.
In Hawai`i, funk and dance music of the seventies and eighties is popular stuff. Right now, funksters Kool and The Gang are bringing their classic sounds to a whole different gang of folks: fans of Van Halen, reunited and touring with David Lee Roth. HPR’s Dave Lawrence connected with Robert "Kool" Bell ahead of the tour opener in Louisville.
Americana/folk artist David Bromberg is playing a short tour of the islands. Known for collaborations with artists from Bob Dylan to members of the Beatles, he called HPR’s Dave Lawrence to talk about some of those projects, and a few island connections.
The National Weather Service is saying a new state hail size record was set early on March 9th, 2012. HPR's Dave Lawrence shares the story and a photo of the rec0rd-breaker.
Ziggy Marley returns to Hawai`i this weekend as he tours to support his latest album, Wild & Free. Bob Marley’s best-known son called HPR’s Dave Lawrence and talked about the personal and professional development in his life…