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Rock / Indie / Alt Rock Kailua, HI  US


  • 2015

    Nov 21

    Honolulu, HI, US | 8:00pm

    CD RELEASE PARTY for OIL IN THE ALLEY's new album "SACRED SNAIL." Sacred Snail was recorded live in the KTUH studios and professionally engineered by Lock Lynch, with breathtaking album art by Michy Moody (see attached photo). The recording features 9 songs with improvised lyrics set to all-original music, along with improvised banter as the band discusses their storied career. OIL IN THE ALLEY is a unique music act which features original rock music along with polished improvisational humor. The show’s premise is this: the band was a hugely famous megasuperstar arena rock act 20+ years ago and has now hit the road on a Reunion Tour comeback attempt. In performance, the members of the band are always in character; there is no “improviser host” persona asking for suggestions. Instead, the rockers extract ideas for song titles by talking with their megafans in the audience and using ideas from clothing, turns of phrase, and anything else to inspire a song. They then extemporaneously create completely new lyrics to an original rock song as if it were a “Classic” Oil in the Alley hit from their heyday. The act takes advantage of the humor of the rockstar life and mythos but does not parody any particular musicians or spoof identifiable songs. OIL IN THE ALLEY is Sean T.C. O'Malley (Guitar and Lead Vocals), R. Kevin Garcia Doyle (Lead Vocals), Bri X (Bass and cool), and Dan Cutter (Drums and Backing Vocals). https://www.facebook.com/OILINTHEALLEY BUSEKRUS is a polished, tuneful, alt/pop/rock band with songwriting soul and melodic hooks. Their 2014 album, BoomBox Starship, is loaded with rock tunes that stick in your head. The band, formed in 2006, has played hundreds of shows and toured the mainland on several occasions. Pronounce it Boo-Zee-cruise, and then say they’ve won a Hawaii Music Award for Best Rock Album, a Hawaii Underground Music Award for Indie Band of the year, a Scene Choice Award for Band of the Year, a Band Achievement Award from Nemesis Productions, and a STAR 101.9 Battle of the Bands. Their lyrics are smart, their songs are catchy, their energy is infectious. BUSEKRUS is Markus Busekrus (lead vocals/guitar), Demitri Marmash (bass guitar/backup vocals), Mike Jones (drums), and Mike Schmidt (guitar/backup vocals). https://www.facebook.com/busekrus BOTOROKE is Johnny Boto’s take on Karaoke—which goes on into the wee hours of the morning.

  • 2015

    Mar 18

    Honolulu, HI, US | 6:00pm
  • 2014

    Mar 27

    Honolulu, HI, US | 7:00pm

    Please help Oil in the Alley by coming out for this fantastic show! It's a great place to see us play, but it's big - so we need to fill seats so we can keep coming back. If you've been waiting for the right time to see an OIL show, WAIT NO MORE!!! Come dressed in your best 80s rockin' attire for our DRESS-THE-80s-CONTEST! It's more fun that the largest measure of fun perceivable to the human brain. THIS is Oil in the Alley Vaudeville, bringing Variety to a night of musical/theatrical/poetical entertainment. Where: The Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian's - a brand new, beautiful venue with a full bar and an enclosed concert space (no billiard balls clacking!) http://www.hawaiianbrians.com/ 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 2nd floor 946-1343 When: Thursday, March 27th at 7:30 pm How Much: $10 (no advance sales, plenty of seats) Why: The March of Time Who: POETRY IN PERFORMANCE with Jenilea Heath, Joanna Gordon, Faith Pascua, Serena Ngaio Simmons, and Kamalei Hee. The power, punch, and playfulness of the spoken word. BUSEKRUS (pronounced Boo-zee-cruise) is an award-winning, good time ORIGINAL LOCAL alt/rock band, and this song from their soon-to-be-released album "Boombox Starship" proves it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99M_csqU5GU BUSEKRUS is Marcus Büsekrüs - guitar, vocals; Demitri Marmash - bass guitar, vocals; Mike Jones - drums; and Mike Schmidt - guitar, vocals https://www.facebook.com/busekrus OIL IN THE ALLEY plays improvised rock'n'roll. In a tuneful, original music way. An awesomely beat-heavy hook-happy bighaired way. It's never the same twice, but it's always a smash selection of the greatest hits from their heyday in the late 80s/early 90s. (with Big Hair design by LISA PONCE DE LEON and Lighting by JAY POLK) OIL IN THE ALLEY is Sean T.C. O'Malley - guitar, vocals; R. Kevin Garcia Doyle - vocals; Bri X - bass; and Dan Cutter - drums. OIL IN THE ALLEY You'll also note a touch of artistry coming from our ARTIST-IN-ROCKIN'-RESIDENCE, Michelle Jericho Poppler of Michy Moody Productions. Michelle will be stageside doing realtime art work in response to the show (artwork will be available for purchase after the performance). Holding it all together will be the classiest, the sassiest Mistress of Ceremonies - none other than Shannon Winpenny. THAT Shannon Winpenny? Yes, that's the one.

  • 2013

    Apr 19

    Honolulu, HI, US | 6:00pm

    We're releasing our NEW EP "Far From Over" April 19th at The Republik 1349 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 30 Honolulu, HI 96814 Doors open at 6:00PM // ALL AGES // with special guests: Busekrus, The Welschley Arms, Ignite The Red, Cradle2Grave & Broke Aesthetic. Pre-sale tickets: $10 (available at www.groovetickets.com / Local Motion stores / The Safe House) AT THE DOOR: $15 come out and enjoy Friday night over music, good friends & help us celebrate our 2nd CD debut, "Far From Over EP." Help us, all of us, by sharing + reposting this event! we thank you in advance! :] special thanks to The Republik // BAMP // Busekrus // The Welschley Arms // Ignite The Red // Cradle2Grave // Broke Aesthetic // Star101.9 see you there!!!

  • 2012

    Nov 23

    Honolulu, HI, US | 7:00pm

    The Big Mix. Get your cheaper pre-sale tickets from us. Just message us on Facebook.


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