MauiTime Best of Maui BEST BAND: The Throwdowns #BOM2013

Best Band The Throwdowns The Throwdowns definitely know how to throw down and MauiTime’s readers agree. Maui’s go-to source for rock is always popping up in our local music scene, putting on great shows but still leaving the audiences wanting more. The Throwdowns have found themselves on the same stage with big names like The […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST FEMALE MUSICIAN: Anuhea #BOM2013

**Photo Courtesy of Anuhea** Best Female Musician Anuhea Born Rylee Anuheake’alaokalokelani Jenkins, she’s better known as simply Anuhea. And this year, our readers chose her as Maui’s Best Female Musician. Noted for her acoustic style and lyrical skills, the Kamehameha Schools graduate has landed on Billboard charts, toured extensively and has performed with musicians like […]

This Friday, Mar. 29: The Throwdowns Acoustic Style at Stella Blues

Mix two parts locals and one part Canadian and you get The Throwdowns. Reminiscent of  No Doubt’s girl to guy ratio and following the likes of Paramore, the Maui band has been rockin out island stages alongside big names (The Fray, Matisyahu, Train) for a few years now. Known for their lively and explosive performances, […]

This Saturday, Feb. 16: Maui Whale Festival’s Whale Day at Kalama Park


As part of the Maui Whale Festival, Pacific Whale Foundation and Expedia Local Expert present the 33rd annual World Whale Day. Onlookers can enjoy the  Parade of Whale beginning  at 9am at Alanui Keali’i Drive. It then proceeds north along South Kihei Road and ends at the Kihei Library on Waimahaihai Street. The colorful floats […]

This Friday, Feb. 15: Erin Smith Does Stella Blues Supper Club

By Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Three-time Na Hoku Hanono nominee, lead singer of The Throwdowns and former Maui resident Erin Smith will appear on the Stella Supper Club Stage this Friday. The recent transplant to Oahu’s East shores is now a Fruit Punch Hawaii columnist. Her  much-anticipated new album, which included work done in Canada, will […]

This Friday, Feb. 8: RED GLITZ AND GLAMOUR at Fleetwood’s on Front St.

Fleetwoods on Front Street, in conjunction with We Are More productions and Q103, present RED GLITZ AND GLAMOUR, a fundraiser for a Lahaina local and his fight against cancer. The evening will feature The Throwdowns and The Sounds of Addiction. DJ Tim Dawg and O-Dub will spin tunes along with special guests. Door prizes and […]

This Friday, Dec. 28: Kihei Fourth Friday at Azeka Shopping Center

Kihei is now officially part of the Friday Town Parties series. This Friday will mark the inaugural event for Kihei Fourth Friday and all are invited. The opening ceremony will include Emcee Chino LaForge and a Hawaiian blessing and invocation by Kimokeo Kapahulehua. Entertainment will include hula, the House Shakers featuring Lenny Castellanos as well […]

UPDATED: This Saturday, Nov. 10: Hurricane Sandy Relief at Three’s Bar and Grill


Hurricane Sandy killed scores of people, left thousands powerless and caused substantial damage along the East coast. Join Three’s Bar and Grill for an evening dedicated to relief. Erin Smith of The Throwdowns, Harmonic Resonance and Kings of Spade will play. There will be a silent auction that will include goodies from Molly Corine photography, […]

Considering They’re Still In High School, The Guys Who Make Up Visibly Shaken Are Really Good

L to R: Evan Phillips, Tristan Rucynski, Noa Castleton, Luke Broadbent

By Megan Hazen Every high school has a band or two. And by “band,” I mean a group of friends who recently learned to play an instrument and enjoy an occasional “jam sesh.” Maybe they play out of a garage, at a school dance or at talent shows. Oh, and one other thing these bands […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST FEMALE MUSICIAN: Erin Smith @erinsmith808 #BOM2012

No surprise here, since Erin Smith is the best female musician currently playing on Maui. Her song “Kihei Town” remains an anthem not only for South Maui, but for a whole lifestyle. She and her band, The Throwdowns are getting bigger and doing more gigs throughout the state. They were up for a Na Hoku […]

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