Malls to the wall
Thursday (Aug. 20), The Gap, Shops at Wailea, 7pm, Free
Friday (Aug. 21), Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului, 7pm, Free
Celebrating 40 years doing what they do, The Gap is hosting “Born to Play”—the nation’s largest simultaneous concert—with 700 bands playing at 700 stores. Who’s The Gap’s pick to rock/represent Maui in all the festivities? The Throwdowns, naturally. Plus, their single “Kihei Town” will be listed on The Gap’s event Web site. Not bad. Opposite The Gap in the mall brand spectrum (sort of) is Hot Topic, which will host “Local Static.” The Throwdowns will take Center Stage at “Queen K,” as lead vocalist Erin Smith calls it, in yet another free gig—the last opportunity to see the band before their big, must-attend CD release shindig next week at Mulligan’s on the Blue. Once released, Hot Topic will carry the new CD statewide. Not bad either.