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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"PICS: Tempo Valley with bcap & Sister Lubei"

PHOTOS BY BRIAN TSENG / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Former Hawaii resident Brian “BCap” Capobianchi returned to Oahu for a homecoming tour alongside Tempo Valley and Sister Lubei at theVenue on Friday, Oct. 26. The party also featured performances by Taimane Gardner and Tavanna Mcmoore and a fashion show featuring San Lorenzo bikinis.

Capobianchi’s homecoming tour continues on the following dates:

» Saturday, Oct. 27: Boardriders Kailua, 201 Hamakua Dr., with The Illnomadics, $10 cover
» Sunday, Oct. 28: Da Spot, 2469 S. King St., with Family Dinner, $5 cover
» Wednesday, Oct. 31: Longhi’s Lahaina, 888 Front St., with Enrique Zender, $10 cover
» Thursday, Nov. 1: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., part of “First Thursdays” with HawaiiSlam, $5 cover before 8:30 p.m.
» Friday, Nov. 2: The Hair Institute, 1128 Nuuanu Ave., part of First Fridays in Chinatown, $10 cover
» Saturday, Nov. 3: Breakers Haleiwa, 66-250 Kamehameha Hwy., with The Illnomadics, $10 cover - Honolulu Pulse


"Art After Art After Dark"

Concerts & Clubs / Feeding your brain is good but sometimes you gotta feed your soul. If Art After Dark ends too early for you and you’re not ready to call it quits with the whole creative experience this Friday, try venturing over to The Venue for an eclectic mix of artistic talent. Epiphany: Multi-Media Arts Event will have fashion, music, dance, art, video and cuisine, all under one roof. There will be live music by Taimane Gardner, one of the most passionate performers in the scene, and freeform neo-soul hip hop jazzy genius bcap with Tempo Valley. Also on the bill is Tavana, who shot to stardom in 2007 after his heart-wrenching “Hawaii 78” performance with Eddie Vedder in the Hawaii Theatre, later recorded for an exclusive Pearl Jam holiday album. Late night bites in the form of Peruvian tapas, art by Andrew Sullivan-Haskins (who makes collages out of recycled Honolulu Weekly covers–at least somebody reads us!) and a bikini fashion show by Brazilian goddess factory San Lorenzo Bikinis rounds out what looks like a pretty epic experience.
The Venue, 1146 Bethel St., Fri., 10/26, 21+ $10, 8pm–2am - Honolulu Weekly


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bcap - Brian Capobianchi (pronounced "capo-be-on-key") is a Musician, Lyricist, Songwriter and Recording Artist, a dedicated Live Performer and a up-and-coming staple in today’s hip hop & neo-soul community. Captivated by the power of music at an early age, bcap has spent his life creating and collaborating with an eclectic mix of musicians, lyricists and song smiths. Now, after years of honing he has shaped a sound which evokes the musical stylings of Beck, Blackalicious and John Lennon.

In late 2005 bcap founded the rapidly successful hip hop group “The Press Project” with 6 other New England natives. After nearly 2 years of writing and touring, this 7-piece live outfit released “Get Right” and took their energetic live show to the stage at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival. The group disbanded in 2009 and it was then that bcap's focus shifted to his solo career and more time touring with longtime friend and fellow Lizard Lounge Boston Slam alum Iyeoka Okoawo.

In 2010, following the link to the Tempo Valley Crew and an enthusiasm for expansion, bcap relocated to Honolulu, Hawai’i to work on his forthcoming solo EP release. Joining forces with poet Bridget Gray and with the Knights of the Tempo as his backing band, the team wrote feverishly after landing a spot supporting Nas on his tour in March of 2010. In the same month, bcap and The Knights of the Tempo shared the stage and recorded a live album with hip hop LA-based MC Myka Nyne at Honolulu’s premiere jazz club “Jazz Minds.”

bcap has toured in support of such artists as Nas, The Roots, Myka 9, Femi Kuti, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, George Clinton, Soulive, Robert Randolph, The Easy Star All-Stars, Slick Rick, Boyz II Men, Zap Mama, Sleepy Wonder, See-I & Iyeoka.

bcap has made appearances on other artists’ albums, including Family Dinner’s “Now Serving” and Iyeoka’s “Say Yes.” He is the featured vocalist on 4 songs on Iyeoka’s album. One of which, The Yellow Brick Road Song, is now the official theme song of the USA Network’s show Fairly Legal.

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