It's not every guy who gets mistaken for a boombox. Jason Tom, one of Hawaiʻi's most visible beatboxers, is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.”

— Tracy Chan, Metromix: Jason Tom Cover Story

Jason Tom Blog Cast: Monster Heartbeat

The Warm Up Honolulu. What's this you ask? The Warm Up is a live music event that originated in Philly and is moving to Honolulu! It is partly curated and partly free flow, offering Featured Acts as well as an Open Mic element that aims to unite seasoned musicians with soul driven musical novices. The event's host and curator, Omni MC, is inspired to bring the Island's musical community together in an environment that both honors our great musical masters as well as fosters up and coming artists with collaborative sonic expression and inspiring entertainment. The Warm Up gets lit at 7pm sharp (Open Mic sign ups start at 6:30) and then sizzles out around 10pm. The event kicks off with a 10-15 minute community jam to warm things up (ha! See what we did there?) then leads into Open Mic and Featured Artists. We close the night out with an extended jam that will move our bodies and raise the vibes so be sure to arrive on time, stick around for the whole gig and experience the musical evolution first hand. Come get happy y'all! House Band: Drums - Tim Morton, Guitar - Dominic Carlos, Bass - Bob Hernandez; Featured Artists: TBA; Donation to enter before 7:30pm!; $10 After; Open Mic signups start at 6:30pm.; Live music starts at 7pm; Jams sessions peppered throughout the night! Come out Pham!

New era of Slam in Honolulu! Hawaii's best poets and spoken word artists go head-to-head in competition for bragging rights and a $100 cash prize! Come hear poets perform feats of verbal virtuosity. You will be edified, electrified, and entertained. Hosted by Liam Skilling. Doors open and poet sign up starts at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets at $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Honolulu Poetry Slam: Every Fourth Thursday at the Slack Key Lounge (Hawaiian Brian’s). What is a Poetry Slam? Slam Poetry exists at the intersection of ideas, expression, and performance. Poets have three minutes to speak their truth. Members of the audience score the poets. The highest scoring poet takes the prize. And we all emerge engaged, energized, and enlightened. Tickets at $10 in advance; $15 at the door: Doors open at 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

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