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Sudden Rush Has a Polynesian Party at the Lava Shack in Pahoa

Sudden Rush performed last night at the “Lava Shack” in downtown Pahoa last night.

Members of Sudden Rush take time to give aloha outside the Lava Shack in Pahoa.

Members of Sudden Rush take time to give aloha outside the Lava Shack in Pahoa.

The Lava Shack is the place formerly known as the Pahoa Village Club/Cafe and they now have new owners.  This was the first time I have returned to the place since I was beaten-up by the cops after the last time covering a show.

Lava Shack is the former Pahoa Village Cafe/Club

Lava Shack is the former Pahoa Village Cafe/Club

Here are some of the pictures I took last night (click to enlarge):

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Sudden Rush Rocks the Pahoa Village Club

On Friday, after the Pride of Puna kick boxing event at the Akebono Theater, the Pahoa Village Club was the place to be for a concert by the popular local group Sudden Rush.

Lead singer Don Ke'ala Kawa'auhau Jr. in front of the Pahoa Village Club

The last time I saw Sudden Rush perform was over a couple years ago, however, just because they have gotten a bit older… doesn’t mean they can’t still put on an awesome show!

Sudden Rush rocking it at Pahoa Village Club

Here is a video that was produced a few years ago that has been pretty popular:


Of course it wouldn’t have been a rocking concert w/out a T-Shirt vendor!

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Pride of Puna and Sudden Rush – Pahoa is the Place to Be Tonight

The kickboxing tournament “Pride of Puna” starts at 6:30 at Pahoa’s Akebono Theater tonight:

Then across the street at the Pahoa Village Club, the doors will open at 8:00 for Big Island’s own Sudden Rush.

The “Unofficial” Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Ceremony After Party

I have now recovered from this event… LOL

This Go Go Dancer asked for a shot like this!

Well after the 34th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards show happened on Sunday evening the big question on a lot of folks mind was where was the after party going to be?

Well the “Unofficial” after party happened at The Shack in Waikiki where many of this years Na Hoku Hanohano winners and nominees as well as former award winners enjoyed themselves while FIJI rocked the crowd.


R&B/Hip Hop Album of the year winner Kepa Kruse was there.

Kepa Kruse

From Sudden Rush, KWXX Radio Personality Don Ke’ala Kawa’auhau Jr (AKA King Don 1) was also in the house.

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Leslie Ludiazo from The Green actually played the Drums for Fiji that night.

Leslie Ludiazo

Of course The Green lead singer Caleb Kaleonui was in the house as well!

Caleb Kaleonui on the right with a buddy

Of course most of the clubs in Waikiki now seem to have Go Go dancers!

Go Go!

A great time was had by everyone in attendance!

Of course  you can click on the pictures below for larger images: