Charley's is my kind of place - Willie Nelson


Take a step back in time and find true Aloha.

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon, established in 1969, is an award-winning, Maui Landmark.

Charley’s is a reflection of the culture of Maui, the essence of its foods, and the warm spirit of entertainment and Aloha.

We welcome you to a favorite community gathering place and celebrated destination spot.

Charley’s is located in Paia, Maui, Hawaii; a former sugar-plantation town that serves as the crossroads to the North Shore of Maui.  Known for its large waves and ideal conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding, the North Shore of Maui is a water playground. The North Shore is also known for its rainforests, waterfalls and hiking.

Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato.

At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.

Willie Nelson’s Favorite Spot on Maui! See him at work at Charley’s here!

The Safes

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No list of America's best current rock n' roll bands is complete without mention of Chicago's Safes. The brothers O'Malley tear it up live and put out fabulous recordings to boot. The excellent 2003 debut Family Jewels was definitely a hard one to top, but The Safes have truly outdone themselves with their second long player Well, Well, Well. Completely free of filler and featuring some of the best pop songs of recent memory, Well, Well, Well rates a place in the collection of every power pop fan. And when I say "power pop", I'm talking the traditional sense of the term: songwriting and vocal harmonies redolent of the Beatles and Kinks, with the driving energy and thunderous punch of Cheap Trick and the early Who. It's an approach that's been done to death by numerous bands, but few execute it better than The Safes. 

The ringing melodies and finely-crafted arrangements hearken back 40 years or so, yet in no way does Well, Well, Well feel "retro" or patently derivative. Rather it feels fresh and timeless, the abundant hooks and soaring harmonies winningly rendered by a tight, formidable trio. No two tracks sound alike, and Patrick O'Malley's stellar production achieves a clean, muscular timbre. You'd have to search far and wide to find pop songs better than "Fairy Tale Tomorrow", "Cool Sounds Are Here Again", and "Everybody In The World". I know that saying "It's a shame these songs aren't being played on the radio" is a king cliche in the zine world. But what the hell! It's a shame these songs aren't being played on the radio! The rockers are equally compelling. "Phone Book Full of Phonies" boasts the year's awesomest guitar riff, while the Stonesy swagger of "Deception" brings to mind the almighty Figgs. Really, you can drop in on this album at any point and land on a hit. Whether you crave no-frills barroom bangers like "Bad Blood" or textured psych-pop gems like "Bliss This Instance", The Safes have got you covered. Indeed, cool sounds are here again! -NowWave Magazine

Since forming in 2003 The Safes have released their debut LP Family Jewels, follow-up EP Boogie Woogie Rumble, the second LP Well Well, Well, and the second EP Sight of all Light to great success. Touring
coast-to-coast The Safes have established loyal fanbases across the country on the strength of their live show a sweaty explosion of energy and melody.

With four critically acclaimed CDs under their belt, THE SAFES have gotten their photo in Rolling Stone Magazine along with praise from Senior Editor David Fricke. Pitchfork, The Boston Globe, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, St Louis Dispatch, Chicago Sun Times and Tribune, Paste Magazine, and Big Takeover as well as several other weeklies, daily's, and blogs have championed this great band. The Safes did their National Television debut on WGN! And have The Safes get their music played on radio station such as WFMU, WLUW, KHDX, WMBR, and along with commercial stations KROQ, WFNX, WXRT, 
and WLUP along with many other stations. Charting on Billboards Specialty radio charts and CMJ.

THE SAFES have shared the stage with many big time acts, from Andrew Bird to members of Wilco and The Raconteurs, and The Smoking Popes, to name a few.

THE SAFES have been cleaning with licensing their music to film, TV and advertising! Having their music placed on such TV shows as "The T.O. Show" and "The Cho Show" on VH1, "Who Wants to Be Paris Hilton's New BFF" , "College Life", "Made", "Real World", and "Jersey Shore" on MTV. Along with several other reality shows, sporting events, film and advertising for MTV, Fuel TV, ESPN, Nike, Dr. Pepper, Allure Magazine and CBS. THE SAFES have shared the stage with many big time acts, from Andrew Bird to members of Wilco and The Raconteurs, and The Smoking Popes, to name a few.

Frankie O'Malley-drums/guitars/vox
Patrick O'Malley-drums/guitars/vox
Patrick Mangan-bass/vox

The Safes is a registered trademark of O'Brothers' 


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