Music Scene: Poke Squid, more shows April 11-17
Sway to the island vibes of local band Poke Squid from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 12, at The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St.
Performing roots, rock and reggae, the band is made up of six Hawaiian-born musicians: Josh Adams, guitar; Chester Manalo, vocals; Jordan Leanio, vocals/ukulele; Bronson Henriques, vocals; Chasen Sampson, vocals; Ekolu Kaho’opi’i, drums; and Sterling Inouye, keys/guitar.
Poke Squid was formed in August 2009 when a few Hawaiians decided to sit down and jam, says the band’s Facebook page bio.
“Slowly but surely the band began to grow. Finally one day the Hawaiians acquired an amp and performed around the college. As time went by the band was presented with more and more opportunities,” the bio said.
Poke Squid — which, according to Urban Dictionary is Hawaiian slang for love making — has been “through all the ups and the downs that go with a band but one thing has remained the same. The love of spreading Aloha (affection, peace, compassion and mercy) through music,” the bio said.
Check out the band’s Facebook page or call The Ale House, 242-7253, for information on the show.