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!

Death from Above 1979

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"We wanted our band to be like an elephant in your living room," says Jesse F. Keeler, one half of Death from Above 1979. "That's why we gave ourselves trunks."

Of course there have been two-piece bands before. The two-piece is indelibly engrained in the lexicon of rock: the Righteous Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, the Chemical Brothers, the White Stripes. It is fair to say, however, that none before have managed to make as much noise with as little instrumentation as Death from Above 1979.

Death from Above 1979 is comprised of two friends who met in prison, Jesse F.Keeler and Sebastien Grainger, who now live in a funeral parlor in Toronto. To hear them on record, it is hard to believe that the only instruments being played are bass and drums. It's a bit like Queen writing "no one played synthesizers" in the liner notes of their early albums. With Death from Above 1979, no one played guitars. "We don't need them, and besides, why would we want to put anyone else on the payroll?"

So from where does this almost militant attitude toward the guitar come? Clearly, Death from Above 1979 is a band that rocks--really, really, really rocks--but they also understand dance music. "We have both always listened to dance music. It runs along the same road as rock music. Most hip hop and dance music is made with just bass and drums, so we wanted to see how far we could go with just those instruments. We wanted the music to be stripped down...and sweaty".

Death from Above 1979 is trying to make as much noise as possible without compromising that ideal. Or compromising on anything else, for that matter. "We have very primal ideas about everything," explains Sebastien. "Our music is an expression of those primal ideas. Ultimately we want our songs to make people completely lose it."

Death from Above 1979 recently completed a remarkable debut visit to the UK that included three headlining shows in one night, and one indescribable date in a 15-year-old fan's front room. The NME writes, "In the corner two inspired 13-year-old girls are discussing forming a death metal band."

You're a Woman, I'm a Machine for VICE Records. Look for their first single and video,"Romantic Rights," along with US shows in September and the VICE Records Tour in November and December.


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