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Event Highlights

ACID WASH presents Spring Love, 80s Night Dance Party


“Spring Love”
Saturday, April 27, 2019

ACID WASH: Driven by the love for 80s music and a crowd of terrific people.

Spring love is on my mind and I won’t forget the era of crimped hair, members only jackets, parachute pants and all the neon gear you could ask for.

Party hard in your best-dressed totally tubular 80s gear and compete for the chance to win a price.

So many songs we forgot to play. Not at Acid Wash Homecoming. You will hear & dance to Men Without Hats, Stray Cats, New Order, Madonna, Prince, Joan Jett, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, The Cure, Eurythmics, Wham, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, INXS, Bananarama, Erasure, Thompson Twins, and so much, much, much, much, MORE.

Come out because it is going to be totally gnarly!


G Spot
DJ Nocturna

Photos by La Cutie

Best 80s Costume Price Winner at 12a


$5 Special Sale (Sale end on March 30)
$7 Early Bird (Sales start on March 30 and end on April 13)
$10 Advance (Sales start on April 13 and end on April 27)
$15 DOOR

1 Table ( Seats 4-5 people) & 1 Free Bottle of Champagne
No Wait In Line (This Purchase DOES NOT include Admission Tickets)

1 Table ( Seats 6-8 people) & 1 Free Bottle of Champagne
No Wait In Line (This Purchase DOES NOT include Admission Tickets

Rex Manning Day and Empire Records featuring actor Coyote Shivers

For all you film enthusiasts, come celebrate Rex Manning Day in honor of the 1995 cult classic film, Empire Records. This event will feature a screening of the film in the early part of the evening. There will be a live performance by Coyote Shivers, who played “Berko” in the film.

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 6:30pm to 10:30 p.m. | Equus Hotel, Paniolo Bar | No Cover

DJs Nocturna & TripleBypass will be playing music from the film and the era of the 80s and 90s . Dressing up for the film is very welcomed !  No Cover.

Let’s all get together, have a drink or two or three and relive a blast from the past and the  fabulous days of great film and real record shops!

DJ Nocturna will be talking to Coyote Shivers on A Feast of Friends on KTUH 90.1 FM on Saturday, April 6 (6pm-9pm). Please tune in to know more about the event.

“We mustn’t  dwell!  No, not today!  We can’t ! Not on Rex Manning Day ! ”

Rex Manning Day

Rex Manning Day

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Bridges/Monarchy/Regency/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5876479e)
Liv Tyler, Johnny Whitworth, Dianna Miranda, Coyote Shivers
Empire Records – 1995
Director: Alan Moyle
Scene Still

Rex Manning Day

Coyote Shivers

ZhanVi Fashion Show & DJ Nocturna’s Birthday

Join us for a very special fashion show and the latest winter collection of designer ZHANNETA SHAROV, featuring beautiful gowns and dresses.  Make up and hair design by TRACY LASHES and SHANA KANAHELE, salon owner of the Refinement.

Date:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 

Time:  6pm- midnight

Where: Wisp Hawaii (2885 Kalakaua Avenue in the Lotus Hotel)

No Cover/ All Ages

This will also be the final night for Wisp Restaurant and Lounge. Lotus Hotel has new ownership and management so Wisp will be closing its doors. Last night for Wisp is on December 16. Come and down to the event on December 16 and say farewell to Wisp !

Also we are celebrating DJ NOCTURNA’S birthday. Dress theme for the evening: The Roaring 20s. Dress theme is not required but encouraged.

Also spinning on the decks: DJ RHOMBUS, THE NATIVE GIRL  AND DJ NOCTURNA.

ZhanVi is a collaboration of the creative skills of Zhanneta (mother) and Victoria (daughter).

Zhanneta does all types of sewing and alterations as well as designs. All ZhanVi designs are handcrafted and designed by the love for sewing that Zhanneta has. With collections from 2009, ZhanVi has been flourishing with so many creative garments that will be showcased at this event.


Victoria Sharov

Victoria Sharov

ZhanVi Pink Gown

Victoria Sharov Iris




NEW ORDER After Concert Dance Party

BY POPULAR DEMAND  and FOR THE LOVE OF NEW ORDER ! As you know the band we love from Manchester, NEW ORDER will be performing live in Hawaii on Wednesday, October 3rd at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and on Friday, October 5th at the Neal Blaisdell Arena brought to you by Bamp Project. Please get your tickets now

Rising from the ashes of Joy Division and the legacy of Ian Curtis, New Order continues to push electronic music forward combining post punk sound with dance music making them one of the most critically acclaimed and one of the most influential bands since the post punk movement and the 80s.

After the concert we know it’s just not enough ! We can’t just go home after the concert- we need to dance, and party, eat and drink and listen to more New Order . Come to Wisp Hawaii and dance to Blue Monday, Love Vigilantes, Bizarre Love Triangle, Temptation, True Faith, Singularity, Plastic, Regret, Confusion, Love will tear us apart etc… ! If you love New Order, the Joy Division, Shadow Party, Electronic, Bad Lieutenant, The Other Two and the side collaborations and remixes of the band members, please join us for the music and special tribute to New Order and the Joy Division.

We will also be playing the best of the 80s, the 90s, New Wave, Post Punk, old school industrial music  by various artists and more.

DJs on the decks:   Missy Black  |   Rhombus |   DJ Nocturna   |  KSM

Friday, October 5, 2018
9pm to 2am
Wisp Hawaii (2885 Kalakaua Avenue)
This event is NO COVER

Wisp Restaurant and Lounge on the Gold Coast is the perfect spot to unwind after the concert. They curate an nice classy lounge, with lots of seating,  good food and drinks, but most of all, Great Music ! Food and appetizers will be available on Friday night. Please visit their website for their food and drink menu.

Hope you can join us to celebrate the music of NEW ORDER !
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT and Please spread the word and share this event !

New Order

DJ NOCTURNA will be spinning on March10 at Next Door

As a respective representative of the goth, industrial, 80s music scenes, DJ NOCTURNA has been promoting events in Honolulu for over 16 years, throwing parties  and/or DJing at events such as The Vampires Ball, The Venetian Mask Ball, The Dark Mask Ball, Count Dracula Hawaii, Miss Vamp Hawaii, The Goth Prom, Hawaii Horror Ball, 80s Pop Muzik which ran for 7 years, just to name a few and the  popular weekly Wednesday party, Acid Wash.

DJ Nocturna

Photo by Rich Kim ( )

DJ Nocturna

Illustration by James Nakamura

Through her passion for music and radio, DJ NOCTURNA started as a radio broadcaster at Public Radio KPRG 89.3  in 1998. Currently she is the host of one of  KTUH’s  longest running radio shows, A FEAST OF FRIENDS held every Saturday night from 6pm-9pm

DJ NOCTURNA enjoys meeting new people, making new friends and doing interviews with various entertainers in the local art, theatre and music scene and abroad, some of which include : Andy Rourke of the Smiths; Devo’s Jerry Casale; Terri Nun of Berlin; Dave Wakeling of the English Beat; Voltaire; Andy Deane ; Jill Tracy;  Unwoman;  Olli Wisdom of the Specimen, Paul Roessler of 45 Grave, Johnny Indovina of Human Drama, Tom Shear of Assemblage 23 and more recently, Martin Bowes of Attrition and David J, bassist of Bauhaus, just to name a few.  She’s remembers the interview with the late, James MacArthur aka Danno from the original cast of Hawaii-Five O.

As a contributing writer for the Honolulu Star Advertiser/TGIF her interviews included  Adam Ant, Joy Division’s bass player Peter Hook, Roy Hay of the Culture Club and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard who directed Nick Cave’s documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth.

Two of her favorite interviews are with fetish queen, neo burlesque performer, MASUIMI MAX  and CEO and founder of PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING, LAURA BYRNES.


Masuimi Max


Pin Up Girl Clothing

Hope you can join us Tonight March 10, 2018 for MASUIMI MAX’s performance at Next Door ( 43 N. Hotel St) along with the PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING Fashion show and I Am Sin, vegan cosmetic line.  Performing with DJ NOCTURNA are  ANJANETTE THOMAS, MADAME X, LA FEMME RIKITA, DJs NIGHT FOX AND GSPOT. 

Details :

Masuimi Max

Masuimi Max


Thank you to the models, Alice Demize, Morat, Sensually Yours, Chaos Inc, Rock Star Tattoo, Nephilim Halls & the Hawaii Horror Ball.  

This event also wouldn’t have taken place without the love, passion and dedication of the beautiful gorgeous burlesque dancer, make up artist /hair stylist- the super talented and amazing TRACY LASHES ! THANK YOU TRACY  ! ❤

Tracy Lashes

Photo: DJ Nocturna

Karen Tracewell

Photo: Marie Eriel Hobro




DJ G-SPOT Spinning March 10th at Next Door

DJ G-Spot originally from Chicago has worked incredibly hard bringing the world’s community of dance music, musicians and Hip Hop artists to Miami, the islands of Hawaii and other locales. His passion for music lies in the groovy basslines and soaring vocals of New York and Chicago House Music & the English progressive sound. G-Spot’s devotion & dedication to exposing the dance music world to numerous cities, has been enjoyed by hundred of thousand’s. On the millennium he staged a worldwide broadcast with the BBC Radio 1 and his Party where G-Spot & Carl Cox (the #1 Dj Ranked in the World at the time) broadcasted to over 2 million people, while over 25,000 people attended the FREE event (reference: Honolulu Advertiser). The British Broadcasting Company [BBC] did a TV documentary on G-Spot’s DJ, Music and promoting career, entitled “Race Against Time”. He hosts & DJs for multiple radio mix shows for well over 25 years. On his show on KTUH 90.1 (Fridays, 6-9pm) he plays a variety of music from trip hop, jungle, Dubstep, Trance, house to Techno, covering all the spectrums of music. On his Clear Channel Hot Mix Radio Show, he plays a fast past mixes of the latest music. Both Shows have a huge listener base & both have been essential for the underground & club scene of Honolulu. His DJing career has taken him to places such as Japan, Brazil, Columbia, Thailand: Bangkok, Europe, Ireland, Sydney, Mexico, Melbourne, London and Numerous Canadian cities & many other international locals. In 2010, G-Spot was given “Outstanding Award in House” Presented to him to his surprise after his Pipeline Hawaii gig Motion Music Festival, by the Godfather of House: Jesse Saunders.


Most DJs you might ask, “What cities have you DJed in?” With DJ G-Spot, it’s more of a question of “What Country!” Since you asked… countries include, Japan, Australia, Thailand, England, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, Iceland, Guatemala, Columbia, Venezuela, just to name a few.

DJ G-Spot, (“G” as he is called by most, short for Greg. And the latter part of his name “Spot”, is an actual childhood nickname given to him by his 2 older brothers.) Is arguably one of Hawaii’s busiest & most favored DJ, being named “Best DJ in Honolulu” by the readers of Honolulu Weekly in 1998. Europe’s MIXER MAGAZINE, DJ MAG [United Kingdom press] recommends its readers traveling to Hawaii, Chicago or Miami to catch G-Spot spinning. G was also a key character on a 1 hour BBC Television special that featured then #1 DJ in the world, Carl Cox who brought in the 2000 Millennium New Years in both Australia & Hawaii.

Currently G-Spot is a DJ and promotions director for Hype Hawaii and He also holds high profile sponsorships with Coors Light, Red Bull & Ezekiel Clothing, Pacific Diamond, FIJI Water, Vodka Brands and Blue Moon. He also runs several weeklies and large annual events under his promotion banner, Double-O-Spot. G-Spot is also heavily involved in radio including being a producer, host & mix show DJ for 93.1FM, 102.7FM & 93.9FM. Lastly, still going strong for close to 17 years now is his patented ‘Underground Sounds’ Radio show that airs every Friday 6-9pm on KTUH 90.3FM. Every Saturday Night is G-Spot’s “POP ROX” mix show 9-11pm where he spins Old-school 80s and Rock and Dash of 70’s n 90’s.

Spot has volunteered his music, Dj services, sound and lighting systems for over One Hundred Charity Events and Organizations which also includes: Red Cross, Earth Alert, Collage Radio; WNUR Northwestern University, KTUH University of Hawaii & WVUM University of Miami, Florida Water Environmental Engineers, The Life Foundation, Student Educators Against Aids, University Of Hawaii Office of Student Affairs, Everett E. Black Scholarship Trust, University Of Hawaii Student Health Services, The State Of Hawaii Millennium Commission, Equality Hawaii, University of Hawaii Foundation, Transportation Research Board, Greenpeace, Music for the Blind, University of Hawaii KTUH FUND, University of Hawaii Centennial Campaign, The Miami Engineer Inc., Water Environment Federation (WEF), ARTSmith Collective, American Red Cross, American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter, University Of Miami, University of Miami Collage of Engineering, AIDS Project Fund, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), DJs Against AIDS, Sierra Club, Southern Poverty Law Center, Pussy Riot Legal Defense Fund, Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii Food Bank, Saint Scholastic Nuns [Chicago, IL], American Heart Association, American Strike Association, Blacktie Blue Jeans, Art After Dark (AAD),  Honolulu Academy of the Arts, The Natural Defense Council (NRDC), The Jane Goodall Institute,  Indian American Friendship Council, 420 Hunnys, Gandhi International Institute for Peace, International Day of Nonviolence, Shelter Alliance, Jen Mar, Ohana Love, Michelle Obama, Eagle Project, Eagle Scout’s, Heart for HUGS, Golden Voice, University Of Miami, Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, National Highway Institute, Volunteer Spirit Award, Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, Boy Scouts of American, Girl Scouts of America, and University of Miami Legacy Fund.

“There was a point where I was DJing 3-4 gigs in one night” G reflects with a sense of wonderment. An all too typical day for G would include him running through endless meetings with sponsors, venues, managers & promoters, shooting over to the radio station at 6pm to host his radio show, then off to his first club gig of the night at The W hotel at 10pm, then off to another gig ’til 3am and finally to an after hours joint to rock the house ’til the sun comes up.

We are looking forward to GSPOT’s mixes this Saturday, March 10, 2018 for MASUIMI MAX LIVE PERFORMANCE AT NEXT DOOR. Hope you can join us and please share. 

*********MASUIMI MAX performing live *********

Queen of Fetish, spokeswoman of Pinup Girl Clothing and Neo burlesque performer, MASUIMI MAX  will be at Next Door on March 10th.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at NEXT DOOR 43 N. Hotel St. Hawaii
Doors: 8:30 pm / Showtime: 9:00 pm | 21+ | $25 Door | $20 in advance

For details and tickets : 

If you are interested in VIP Bottle Service, please contact 


Pinup Girl Clothing founded by CEO and Head Designer Laura Byrnes in 1997 started with a rack of hand-sewn clothes in her living room. In 1999, was launched whose design mission is to create Couture for every body type – the highest quality apparel that fits better than anything you’ve ever experienced, designed to make you look and feel amazing. No matter your body type, you deserve gorgeous, quality clothes made ethically at affordable prices.

The event will also be featuring performances by Anjanette Thomas, Madame X and La Femme Rikita.

Also DJ sets by

DJ Nocturna
Night Fox

Thank you to the following Sponsors: RockStar Tattoo, Chaos, Sensually Yours, Nephilim Halls, also performers, models, DJs, Next Door and staff. Special THANK YOU to TRACY LASHES, Masuimi Max, I am Sin, Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes and Morat.

DJ Gspot

Photo by Joe Marquez

DJ Gspot

Acid Wash HNL]

Acid Wash HNL, Photo by La Cutie – Ana Medina

DJ Gspot

DJ Gspot

Acid Wash HNL, Photo by La Cutie Ana Medina


Fashion Show Featuring Pin Up Girl Clothing & I Am Sin

Fetish Queen and Neo-Burlesque performer MASUIMI MAX returns to Honolulu and this time she is taking with her  PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING and her vegan cosmetic line, I AM SIN.

Pinup Girl Clothing was started by Laura Byrnes in 1996, with a rack of hand-sewn clothes in her living room. In 1999, was launched and within a few short years became the web’s ultimate destination for retro and vintage inspired clothing, shoes and accessories.

Created by Masuimi Max, I Am Sin is a Cruelty-Free Makeup line and a proud member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program.

The fashion show is on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Next Door (43 N. Hotel St). Doors open at 9pm. The event will feature some of the hottest models (see below).  Also featuring performances by Masuimi Max,  Anjanette Thomas, La Femme Rikita, MadameX, DJs Gspot, Nightfox and DJ Nocturna.

Be sure to get your pre-sale tickets now before they go up at the door.

Contact DJ Nocturna for bottle service.


Xylena Strange

Xylena – Photo by Jolene Kaneshige Photography


Gina – Photo by Chris Kwock


Natalie – Photo by Roy Varga

Indica Torture

Indica Torture



Cara Mel





Jenn – Photo by Lilikoi Photography

Michelle Poppler