The Party Kings And Queens Of Oahu

The movers and shakers of the nightlife scene reveal their favorite hangouts, hidden talents and more

Friday - February 23, 2007

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All dressed up and don’t know where to go? Here’s a look at some of Oahu’s promoters/event coordinators and the regular events happening at night.

From reggae to hip-hop, and slip-pas to stillettos, there’s something for anyone craving a night of fun out on the town.

Rick Rock
Rick Rock

Rick Rock Productions

Name: Rick Rock

Hometown: Monterey Bay, California

Favorite Clothing Line: I would say anything cotton; how about Gap? I’m real simple.

Favorite Sports Team: UH Football Something Interesting Most People Don’t

Know: I’m really into quotation books and words of wisdom.

Hidden Talents: None that I can disclose, though I can do tongue push ups. (laughs)

Hobbies: I love to golf. If you find me doing anything it would probably be golf.

Best Dish You Can Cook: Salmon or any Filipino food that you could possibly think of.

Favorite Hangout: Tsunami’s on Keaaumoku.

Relationship Status: Single

Ethnic Background: 100 percent Filipino.

What club you have been to the most: Definitely Pipeline Cafe.

Event: Thirsty Thursdays

Where: Zanzabar

When: Every Thursday until 4 a.m.

Description: Join 102.7 Da Bomb and Rick Rock Production for a wild, sexy and hot party. The industry’s finest DJs join forces to rock the best in hip-hop, R&B, house and club hits.

Cost: Show local college ID and get in free before 11 p.m.

Dress code: Dress to impress, extra sexy Age restrictions: 18 and over

Event: Foreplay Fridaze

Where: Pipeline Cafe

When: Every Friday


Description: Featuring DJs Wu Chang in the main room and Mike D in the side room

Cost: Ladies get in free before 11 p.m.

Age restrictions: 18 and over

Presented by: Rick Rock Productions

Web address: www.peopleclick.com/rickrock

Flash & Matty Boy
Flash & Matty Boy

Flash & Matty Boy Present

Name: Flash Hansen


Age: 32 Hometown: Kailua (currently lives in Makiki)

High School: Kaiser (1992)

Favorite Drink: Grey Goose and water

Clothing Store: Adasa

Ethnic Background: Mexican, Italian, Norwegian Relationship: Single

First Job: Paper route for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin when I was in intermediate school. I lived on Waialae Iki and I walked the whole hill with like 90 papers.

Describe Yourself: I’m blunt and straight-forward, but I definitely like to have a good time.

Name: Matthew “Matty Boy” Hazelgrove

Age: 27 Hometown: Born in Orlando

Drink: Chilled Grey Goose shots

Clothing Brand: I love RVCA T-shirts and Diesel jeans and blazers

Ethnic Background: Lithuanian and “haole”

Relationship Status: In a relationship

TV Show: The Sopranos and Entourage, and all those HBO mini-series. I love it.

First Job: McDonald’s in Georgia when I was 15.

Interesting Fact: Played collegiate soccer at Gordon College.

Event: The Listening Party

Where: Hanohano Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

When: Every Wednesday

Description: Featuring live acoustic acts

Cost: Free cover, half-price pupu menu!

Age: 21 and over


Dress code: Skyline dress code will be in effect (no shorts, tees, baseball hats, slippers, athletic gear)

Event: Skyline

Where: Hanohano Room at Sheraton Waikiki

When: Every first and third Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Description: Entertainment includes mash up, down tempo and hip-hop with DJs KSM, Jedi, ShawnG, Ksmooth, SubZero, Byron the Fur and mrbRown.

Cover: $15 standard cover

Age: 21 and over Dress code: Strict dress code

Event: Bacardi Summer Pool Party at Sheraton Waikiki’s side pool

When: Monthly from Spring Break thru Labor Day Weekend, 1 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $2 cover all day, free valet

Age restrictions: 21 and up

Confirmed Sundays: March 25, April 29, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 2

Description of event: Featuring DJs, barbecue and volleyball

For more info: www.skylinetwo.com

VJ Entertainment
VJ Entertainment

VJ Entertainment

Name: Russ Inouye

Age: 32

Hometown: Kaneohe

High School: Maryknoll (1992)

Favorite Clothing Store: Ecosystems

Favorite Drink: Bud Light

Family: wife Kai, 3-year-old daughter Sienna, 3-month-old son Grey

Hobbies: Fishing, diving, and spending time with family

Day Job: CEO of Inouye Designs, specializing in custom fabrication of concrete materials, such as concrete countertops

Name: Kanoe Sandefur

Age: 26

Hometown: Mililani

High School: Kamehameha (1998)

Favorite Clothing Designer: OBEY

Favorite Clothing Store: Prototype

Favorite Drink: Captain Morgan Diet

Favorite Movie: Little Mermaid


Relationship: Single

Hobbies: Fishing

Name: Blaine Tomita

Age: 26

High School: “Kasso” (aka Castle) (1998)

Favorite Clothing Designer: Threat Options

Favorite Clothing Store: Fitted

Favorite Drink: Grey Goose Tonic

Favorite Hangout: Kaneohe sandbar

Relationship: “Rajah dat” (dating)

Hobbies: Fishing and cars

Name: Mike Nagasawa

Age: 25

High School: Castle (1999)

Favorite Clothing Designer: Bay VI

Favorite Clothing Store: Local Motion-Windward Mall

Favorite Drink: Chill Crown

Relationship: Single

Hobbies: Surfing

Day Job: Chef at Kikuya in Kaneohe

Event: Endless Summer Camp

Where: O Lounge

When: Every Wednesday night from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Description: A mix-match of DJ Durtie Rice and Sub Zero spinning hip-hop/R&B favorites with special local bands appearing frequently.

Cost: Free cover before 10:30 p.m.

Dress Code: No Dress Code

Age restriction: 18-plus

Event: Rockstar Fridays

Where: Brew Moon in Ward Center

When: Every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Description: Rock, reggae, rap. Featuring DJs Durtie Rice and Goodvybes.

Cost: $10 cover

Dress Code: No Dress Code

Age restriction: 18-plus

Presented by: Vertical Junkies and Stone Groove Family

Event: Monkey Bar

Where: Hyatt Regency Waikiki

When: Every Saturday Night from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Description: DJs Delve and XL spinning in the restaurant. An indoor and outdoor club experience. Come early for a hosted bar from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. compliments of the promoters.

Dress Code Enforced: No hats, T-shirts, slippers, shorts.

Cost: $10 cover

Age restriction: 21 and over

Presented by: Vertical Junkies, Tantriq and Architechs

For more info: www.vertical junkies.com or www.myspace.com/verticaljunkies

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