The 808 Scene Zine was a printed magazine that covered Hawaii's alternative local music, art, and tattoo scenes. The magazine ran from 2006 to March 2010. On this site you will find interviews with and features about Hawaii's musicians, stories about shows, arts events, CD reviews, and interviews about tattoos. Check us out onFacebook, too.
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Misa spins around, his eyes go wide.
Misa is a stocky, muscular New Zealander who I’ve known forever, but haven’t seen for ten years. He shakes my hand with a tug that almost dislocates my shoulder and gives me a hug.
“Oh! Here.” He hands me an orange postcard. FRINGE... Read this article »
John and I stand in the middle of the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in costumes—slicked back hair, sunglasses, and a trenchcoat for me; rigged holsters and an Airsoft pistol for him. As per usual, I have no real clue what’s going on.
A tall man in a robotic suit walks up to us and asks me if I’m supposed to be Neo, from The Matrix. I say sure. Yes, this was a deliberate... Read this article »
The boys of Busekrus are back on the road again, touring California, Oregon, and Washington for three weeks. They'll be bringing a taste of Hawaii rock to cities like Huntington Beach, Anaheim, L.A., San Fran, Portland, and Seattle. I believe that this is Busekrus' third tour, but this one is different because it is the first with Demetri (Upstanding Youth, Buckshot Shorty) on the bass.We'll be... Read this article »
It's been a really long time since I wrote anything about a show, mostly because I've been really lame for the last year and haven't gone out to many shows, but also because I started grad school. Luckily, playing drums in a band has reconnected me with the scene and I find myself out tonight at I Digress' music video release party. The bands playing tonight have reassured me that... Read this article »