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Waikiki Wunderkind • Taimane Brings the Aloha Spirit Onstage

The ukulele and surfing are more than just inventions of Hawaiian culture; they are symbols of the aloha spirit. Famous competitive swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku helped grow the popularity of the sport and in turn transformed Waikiki Beach into a global hotspot for surfing. Kahanamoku’s popularity as a surfing…

7 Reasons to Love L7 • Alt-Punk Legends L7 Boomerang Back

It’s been 20 years since L7 released their would-be last album, Slap Happy, but they are back. Having recently released a new record—Scatter the Rats, on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records—and embarking on a major U.S. tour, L7 regrouped as though they’d never missed a beat. Sure, they’re an all-girl punk/metal/pop…