Memorial Day Weekend Events

Experience a weekend full of music and culture with Menomena, Kid Sister and Talk Story Sessions.


Portland indie-rock group Menomena is coming to Honolulu. Fresh from a run of date supporting the New Pornographers and a Coachella appearance, Menomena will play Next Door on May 27th.

Mines, their most recent Barsuk Records release and the follow up to the acclaimed Friend and Foe (awarded “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, with a score of 8.5) is deeply captivating and entirely unconventional.

Since its release, Mines has been lauded by critics at music culture observatories. Alternative Press called it “meticulously crafted,” and Filter described it as “magical.” Paste Magazine summed it this way: “full-blown insanity finally breaks free of the straightjacket. … Mines is Menomena at its best – mentally and physically ruthless.”

See Menomena live on stage at Next Door, then hear what they have to say about their music and life on the road at Talk Story Sessions, Sunday May 29 at The Waikiki EDITION. CLICK HERE to buy tickets.




“Clean-burning, spitfire flow, bursting with fly-girl bravado, punch lines and club hollers.” – Remix Magazine. Often compared to the ranks of M.I.A. and Santogold, KID SISTER is recognized for her animated flow and lightning bolt rhymes, This Chicago rapper, sister of J2K from dance party DJ duo, Flosstradamus, is known for her energetic word play and razor-sharp wit while creating genre-defining hits marrying hip-hop sounds with pop / electro / and dance music.

Her debut album, Ultraviolet, was released in November 2009 on Kanye West’s DJ A-Track’s label, Fool’s Gold, who released “Pro Nails,” featuring Kanye West. KID SISTER later signed with Downtown Records, who re-released “Pro Nails” to critical acclaim. She’s also known for other hits such as “control” and “Right Hand Hi.”

According to Interview Magazine, “Kid Sister makes hip-hop that is funny, smart, and seemingly tailor-made for a bonkers house party or a backyard dance-off.”

Black Beat say’s, “her true claim to (future) fame is a mix of hip-hop, pop, and electronica that will surely launch the bi-racial 20-something-year-old out of obscurity and into the light with her debut album.”

Don’t miss this groundbreaking performance by KID SISTER, performing with supporting local acts DJ ANIT from crazy box, DJ Lacy from The Hot Muffin, and Matt Ratt, resident DJ from Nextdoor. 19+ Limited $20 Presale Tickets Available at or In4mation / Prototype / Toogruvz

Then get the lowdown with Kid Sister at Talk Story Sessions at The Waikiki EDITION, May 29. Register HERE.



CMA Hawaii and FLUX Hawaii Magazine are proud to partner with The Waikiki EDITION hotel to promote arts and music education in Hawai‘i with Talk Story Sessions, designed to educate, evolve and inspire the local creative set through interactive dialoguing.
Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Waikiki EDITION Hotel

1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

Talk Story Special Hotel Room Rate: $175/night! Call Kelli Miyamura to book today, 943-5880!

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