Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers […]

This Thursday, Aug. 21: MADtv’s Bobby Lee @MauiArtsCulture

BAMP Project and Rick Cooper Music are presenting MADtv star Bobby Lee this Thursday at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The barista-turned-comedian has starred in films like Pineapple Express and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. He’s also made appearances on Jay Leno and at the famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Catch the San Diego native on the Maui leg of his […]

This Friday, Dec 13: Groundation + Abyssinians @MauiArtsCulture


Here’s your chance to see  Groundation and The Abyssinians with Father Psalms & Rootz Revealerz. Hailing from Northern California, the roots Reggae band Groundation has released more than half a dozen studio albums. Named after a Rastafari holiday, Groundation’s sound fuses hints of dub and Jazz. Sharing the stage with the likes of Don Carlos, […]

Breaking Music News: BAMP Project Presents Damian Marley & Nas’s “Distant Relatives” Tour; on Maui Feb 27

[youtube][/youtube] Sunday (February 27, 2011), 7pm, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, $40 general admission (AN ALL-AGES SHOW) Tickets go on sale this Friday (December 3) at 9am, and are available through the MACC online ( or charge by phone (808-242-7469), or at the Green Banana Internet Cafe, Old Lahaina Book Emporium, or our friends at […]

Pepper at the MACC, Dec 17


*** Friday (December 17), 5:30pm doors / 7:00pm show, Outdoors at the MACC, $25 We’re playing Peter Piper and picking Pepper, this week. Kona’s own Kaleo Wassman (guitar, vocals), Bret Bollinger (bass, vocals), and Yesod Williams (drums) may be well-known here in the 808, but they’ve also made a mighty name for themselves abroad thanks […]

Mickey Avalon and Andre Nickatina at Lahaina’s Hard Rock Cafe, Dec 4

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Saturday (Dec 4), 9pm, Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina, $42 general admission, 21+ only You know how in the movie The Matrix, you are “a mental projection of your digital self”? Well if that were really the case, I think I’d look a lot like the Minnie to Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl)—gaunt, ashen and wrought […]

Matisyahu Performs at the Lahaina Civic Center


BAMP PROJECT wakes Maui up with artists that challenge themselves and their listeners with their rich, exhilarating music.  Matisyahu is a Hasidic Jew who hails from New York and has found, or better said, created, his niche in reggae music that explores religious conviction without sounding trite.  His music is accessible to people of all […]