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Season in the sun

Published April 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Apartment Khunpa is nominated for Best Duo or Group, Best Album, Best Recordings and Best Song.
Apartment Khunpa is nominated for Best Duo or Group, Best Album, Best Recordings and Best Song.

Season in the sun

music April 12, 2019 01:00

By Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul

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The popular music magazine lists its nominations for the 30th edition of the Season Awards

Progressive rock band Liberty has swept the nominations for the upcoming 30th edition of the Season Awards, with five nods to their name. After taking home the Best New Artist in 2003, and the Best Duo or Group and Best Album for “Liberalisation” in 2014, they are now hotly tipped to win Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album for “Master Niche” and Best Rock Song in “Saeng Sawang” written by bassist Anek “Ake” Isawansalee, as well as Best Producer for Sutee “Kai” Sangsareechon and Best Instrumental for “Liberty.”


Chanudom is nominated for Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Beat Song.

Following closely on their heels with four nominations apiece are Apartment Khunpa for Best Duo or Group, Best Album, Best Recordings and Beat Song; Chanudom for Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Beat Song; and Junlaholaan Band, a trio that plays Isaan folk music, for Best New Artist, Best Producer, Best Recordings and Beat Song.


Isaan folk music trio Junlaholaan Band springs a surprise with nominations for Best New Artist, Best Producer, Best Recordings and Best Song.

Singto Numchok has three nods – Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Producer – as does Mai Siblor with Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Song. Lula is nominated for Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Producer; Penguin Villa for  Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Song; Dulyasit Srabua and Banglampoo Blues Company for Best Duo or Group, Best Recordings and Best Instrumental; and Bomb At Track for Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.


Bomb At Track is nominated for Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.

Musician and producer of Penguin Villa fame, Jetamon “Jay” Malayoda is back with a new album, “J”, 14 years after the debut “Oak Pai Khang Nok”. The new album features 14 songs telling the story of the band.

The awards ceremony will be held at Grand Ballroom of Swissotel Hotel Bangkok on April 22 at 5.30pm.

Penguin Villa is nominated for Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Song.



The nominees are

– Best Solo Artist: Poo Pongsit, Singto Numchok, Aof Pongsak, Mai Siblor, Lula and Penguin Villa

– Best New Artist: Chart Suchart, Junlaholaan, Daniel Didyasarin, Vega, No One Else, and Yerm

– Best Duo or Group: Dulyasit Srabua and Banglampoo Blues Company, Telex Telexs, Apartment Khunpa, The Yers, and Kidnappers

– Best Rock Artist: Chanudom, Bomb at Track, Zeal, Poomjit, Liberty and Slur

– Best Album: Penguin Villa’s “J”, Apartment Khunpa’s “Apartment Khunpa”, Mai Siblor’s “Superstar 3”, Singto Numchok’s “Just Have Fun with It”, The Yers’ “Cry” and Lula’s “Levitate”

– Best Rock Album: Poo Pongsit’s “Kae Kub Chan”, Chanudom’s “Loke Thee Saam”, Bomb at Track’s “White”, Liberty’s “Master Niche”, and Slur’s “Bin”

– Best Rock Song: Chanudom’s “Mai Muen Derm”, Bomb at Track’s “Jod feat Rim Silly Fools”, Zeal’s “Pruk”, Harmonic Distortion’s “Luem Fun”, and Liberty’s “Sang Sawang”

– Best Song: Junlaholaan’s “Wong Khojorn”, Penguin Villa’s “Way…”, Mai Siblor’s “Tang”, Chanudom’s “Khon Baab”, Apartment Khunpa’s “Sang Lae Ngao”, and Thongchai “Bird” McIntyre’s “Cheewit Diew”

– Best Producer: Komol Boonpienphol for Chart Suchart’s “Saman”, Sutee Sangsareechon for Liberty’s “Master Niche”, Prakasit Sanpakdee for Junlaholaan’s “Junlaholaan”, Kijjasak Triyanon for Singto Numchok’s “Just Have Fun with It”, and Muratha Ruamrak and Akrachon Rajpandi for Lula’s “Levitate”

– Best Instrumental: Foxy’s “The Great Barrier of Reef”, Triple J Jazz Trio’s “Evening in Ayuttaya”, Khru Add and The Salor’s “Grand Openning”, Maxim Quintet’s “A Song for Maxim”, Dulyasit Srabua and Banglampoo Blues Company’s “Loeng Nok Tha”, and Liberty’s “Liberty

– Best Recordings: Stoic’s “Wiworn (Revelation)”, Junlaholaan’s “Junlaholaan”, Poomjit’s “Jing Jing”, No One Else’s “Khon Thi Yang Mai Roo Wa Khrai”, Dulyasit Srabua and Banglampoo Blues Company’s “Sao Noi”, and Apartment Khunpa’s “Wikrit Wai Klang Khuen”


Here’s one from Wanna One

Published April 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Here’s one from Wanna One

music April 12, 2019 01:00


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Lai Kuan Lin, formerly of boy band Wanna One, will have his first solo fan meeting in Bangkok at the Thunder Dome on April 20.

He’s also taking his “Good Feeling” tour to Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong.

Get a grip on your idol. Passes cost Bt2,900 to Bt5,500 at and (02) 262 3456.

A ‘luk thung’ Songkran

Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre will host the concert “Songkran Baan Na” on April 21 at 2pm with luk thung classics performed by their 10 original singers. Among the talent are National Artists Chai Muangsing and Pongsri Woranuch and fellow luk thung masters Rungpetch Laemsing and Sodsai Rungphothong, all accompanied by the Chalermraj Big Band.

Seats cost Bt1,000 at the theatre (02 225 87578) and from and (02) 262 3456.

Just two of them

Jus2, a new subunit of Got7, are bringing their “Focus Premier Showcase Tour” to the Thunder Dome on April 26 at 8pm, April 27 at 6pm and April 28 at 5pm. JB and Yu Gyeom are sprinting all over Asia on this tour, which ends in Singapore right after Bangkok.

Seats cost Bt2,500 to Bt5,500 at and (02) 262 3456.

Hot warmup act

Japanese rock band One OK Rock will be warming up for Ed Sheeran at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium on April 28 as part of their 2019 Asia Tour.

Singer Taka, guitarist Toru, bassist Ryota and drummer Tomoya perform 100 concerts a year around the world, aiming to be Japan’s first globally recognised band. Seats start at Bt2,000 at and (02) 262 3456.

In love with Lany

American indie pop band Lany will perform at GMM Live House in Bangkok on July 30 as a part of a huge world tour backing their latest album, “Malibu Nights”.

Paul Klein, Jake Goss and Les Priest are also bouncing through Japan, South Korea, Singapore are Indonesia. Seats cost Bt1,800 at and (02) 262 3456.

How to bring Songkran to a boil

Published April 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Spinners from around the world, led by America’s DJ 4B, are competing to see who can make the biggest splash in Bangkok for Songkran.
Spinners from around the world, led by America’s DJ 4B, are competing to see who can make the biggest splash in Bangkok for Songkran.

How to bring Songkran to a boil

music April 12, 2019 01:00


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The Atlantis Water Festival aims to ‘Pop Dat’, but save some energy for events elsewhere

Songkran’s global reputation as a massively fun water-splashing festival makes it pretty easy to pull in top DJs, big names keen to peg their rhythms to the chaotic hilarity of the occasion.


Headlining the Atlantis Water Festival in Bangkok today through Monday is DJ 4B from the US, dubbed “the next big thing” by one of the current big things, DJ Snake.

The festival is at the Proud Market on RCA, off Rama IX Road, and the fun starts daily at 5pm. Passes cost Bt800 on the mobile application “The Concert”.


Actor Rattapong “Kelly” Tanapat of studio Triple Z and former RS singer Patiwat “Zank” Ruangsri of TCG Group have put the Atlantis festival together.

They recruited Richkid Productions, which created a sensation with Axtone Stage and the White Castle Festival, to transform the market area into an underwater kingdom, while TCG Group will turn up with heat with more than 200 sexy young ladies.

Kelly wants you to imagine the usual Songkran mayhem with water flying everywhere, but set in a “thrilling underworld”.

DJ 4B was born Bobby McKeon in New York 25 years ago and grew up in New Jersey.


Ever since his first release “Bomboclat” was first played on BBC Radio, 4B has been wowing all the heavy hitters in the industry, receiving track support from Skrillex, Snake, Diplo, Tiesto, Kaskade, Zeds and many more.


His trademark single from 2015, “Pop Dat”, has been called “the quintessential bootydropping anthem”. It became a festival staple recognised all over the world, as well as one of the most-played trap songs of that year, topping nine million plays.

His dynamic remixes, including Fetty Wap’s “My Way” with Flosstradamus, have also garnered millions of plays.

Appearing onstage in Bangkok with 4B are DJ Timwho and Hanmin from China, Mike Cervello and Cesqeaux from the Netherlands and Snavs from Denmark.


Joining them will be Thai entertainers Bang Bang Bang, Twopee Southside, UDT Boy$, Ironboy, J$R, Ben Bizzy, Maiyarap, PHot and DJ Roxy June.

Here’s a roundup of other places around Bangkok that will be bringing Songkran to a boil.


Bronx, a new hangout on Srinakharin Road, and Begin Bar are celebrating every night through Tuesday with live sets by Twopee Southside, Urboy TJ, Oat Promote and loads of DJs.

Get the details at (097) 254 7899 or @brnx on Line.


Onyx RCA, recently named one of the world’s top 100 dance clubs in a DJ Mag poll, has the third annual Aquafest going on through Tuesday.

Foreign soundsmiths are churning out high-energy EDM amid fantastic productions. Learn more at

Route 66, also on RCA, has its Summer Party underway with hosts Oat Pramote, Art, Jetset’er, Fking Hero, Lazyloxy and OgAnic. Find out what’s up at (081) 440 9666 or @route66bkk on Line.


Dewar’s ninth annual Wipeout Festival through Tuesday features a huge roster of local and foreign DJs on RCA in the former premises of Ibiza. Go to @wipeoutfestival on Line.

Until Monday, Chivas Regal XV and DND Club are hosting “Water Circus the Submarine” in the club’s outdoor area with DJs and different bands. Tonight’s show has the Toys and the Mousses.

Book a table at (094) 414 9266 or @dnd.donotdisturb on Line.


The inaugural “Z Water War Songkran RCA” runs tonight through Tuesday on RCA Block A with Thai singers and DJs. A pass for the whole five-day event costs Bt1,000 and for a single day Bt299. Call (081) 633 6192.

Also new is the Songkran Colour Splash Music Festival at MSL Motorsportsland until Monday, starting daily at 4pm, with a different genre of music each day.


Go tomorrow for Thai-style country music, Sunday for pop and dance music and Monday for rock. On the bill are Bodyslam, Urboy TJ, Joey Boy and Tata Young. Tickets are available online for Bt900.

Chivas XV is also in the mix at Wine Bridge Plus on Ploenchit Road, where “Wild Beat Songkran 2019” features fun activities, DJs and other performers through Monday. It costs Bt1,000 to get in any day. Find out more at (02) 251 7767 or @winebridgeplus on Line.


Le Meridien Bangkok is having a “Songkran Street Beats Bubbles” party tomorrow and Sunday, starting both days at 3pm.

It’s got DJ Nuttrix, Kinky D, Joyyly and Tommy Nori, great street food sold from stalls and beverages sold from trucks and bars. Call (02) 232 8888.

Blackpink breaks the bank

Published April 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Blackpink breaks the bank

music April 10, 2019 13:21

By The Nation

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Top K-Pop girl group Blackpink’s latest single “Kill This Love”, released last Friday, has set a new K-Pop milestone on Spotify.

Entering Spotify’s Global Top 50 at No 4, the single has achieved the highest ever global chart position for a K-Pop artist on Spotify.

The Global Top 50 chart reflects the daily rankings of the most played tracks on Spotify from all over the world. The highest K-Pop artist position on the global charts was previously held by BTS with their single “Fake Love”, which reached No 14 in May 2018.

The track has also achieved an “All-Kill” status on Spotify charts across Asia. All-Kill is the most-coveted K-Pop prize there is, where a K-Pop single dominates across all charts at the same time. “Kill This Love” is No 1 across all of Spotify’s Top 50 Charts in Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. Globally, the single has also appeared in a total of 30 Spotify Top 50 Charts around the world.

Blackpink comprises of four members, one of them a Thai, Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban.

“K-Pop is making its mark on the global music market in a way that’s more internationally connected than ever,” says Chee Meng, Tan, Head of Artist & Label Marketing, Asia, Spotify.

“Artists like BTS – the second most streamed group on Spotify globally in 2018 – and Blackpink with their recent achievement on our global charts is a testament of the worldwide appeal and strength of this unique genre.”

Fans can celebrate this achievement with Blackpink’s special global takeover of Spotify’s Teen Party playlist from now till tomorrow (April 12) morning, featuring their most-favourite tracks around the world including music from Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish.

Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York’s Met museum

Published April 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York’s Met museum

music April 06, 2019 15:07

By Agence France-Presse
New York

The art of rock and roll is getting its due at an upcoming show at New York’s Met museum, which is decking its halls with instruments from the genre’s greats.

The storied Manhattan institution has amassed a staggering collection of rock memorabilia and instruments from superstars including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Prince, Joan Jett, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley for the show “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll,” set to open Monday.

The exhibit put on in partnership with the Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates “tools of innovation and outstanding artistic innovation,” Max Hollein, the Metropolitan Museum’s director, told journalists at a preview.

The more than 130 instruments from 1939-2017 in the show are organized to depict how musicians used and advanced emerging technologies throughout the 20th century to create new sounds and styles.

In addition to instruments, the Met is displaying flamboyant costumes of rockers along with show memorabilia like gig posters and even the remnants of smashed guitars.

“Instruments are some of the most personal objects connected to musicians, but as audience members we are primarily used to seeing them from far away, up on a stage in performance.” said Jayson Kerr Dobney, the show’s curator.

“This exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to examine some of rock and roll’s most iconic objects up close.”

– ‘Holy grail’ –

Steve Miller — whose Steve Miller Band is known for such hits as “The Joker” and “Fly Like An Eagle” — told journalists that “he was stunned by the power and the elegance and the intelligence” of the show, which he loaned several guitars to.

He praised curators for their work to “cut through years of nonsense designed to trivialize these instruments.”

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, whose iconic “Stairway to Heaven” guitar is on display, voiced awe at making it into the Met, which he dubbed “the holy grail.”

“For me to be here… I never would’ve even dreamt about it, even as a kid,” Page said. “I was really keen to be able to loan whatever I could to make it come alive.”

The show came under some criticism when it was announced, because the initial teaser before the full list of more than 80 artists was released spotlighted just one woman, Grammy-winning contemporary rocker St. Vincent.

Indie rockstar Neko Case voiced her anger, tweeting “Do you really think NO OTHER WOMEN, OR FEMALE IDENTIFYING performers contributed to rock n’ roll?”

But the show was ultimately more inclusive than it first appeared, and Dobney addressed the gender issue in the show’s catalog: “Rock and roll was for many years a boys’ club,” he writes with Hall of Fame curator Craig Inciardi.

“In the 1950s and 1960s, and even beyond, the women in rock and roll bands, were primarily limited to vocals, the reason they were under-represented in these pages.”

Along with Jett and Mitchell a number of female performers are represented including Patti Smith and Lady Gaga, whose enormous futuristic piano is featured in the exhibit to run from April 8 until October 1.

At the show’s preview Don Felder of The Eagles played the intricate solo from the band’s hit “Hotel California.” He said that after arriving in New York as a 20-something, “the very first thing I did the following day is I came to the Met.”

“It’s such an incredible honor that 50 years later, this guitar would be hanging” here, Felder said of his double-neck Arctic White instrument.

The cult that was Cobain

Published April 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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In this file photo taken on February 19, 1992, Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the US grunge rockers Nirvana, performs at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo.
In this file photo taken on February 19, 1992, Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the US grunge rockers Nirvana, performs at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo.

The cult that was Cobain

music April 05, 2019 01:00

By Agence France-Presse
New York

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Deified as the voice of his generation, the lead singer of Nirvana lives on

Decades after Kurt Cobain’s guttural rasp seduced Generation X from its collective bedroom and into the postpunk clubs of 1990s Seattle, the late Nirvana frontman remains a talisman for the young and disaffected the world over.

It was a quarter-century yesterday since grunge’s reluctant poster boy took his own life at the age of just 27, and Cobain’s former manager Danny Goldberg says he’s finally ready to reflect publicly on the legacy of an enigma and a pioneer.

In “Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” – published this week to mark the anniversary – Goldberg remembers a Cobain ahead of his time, whose quick wit and humanity shone through the brooding melancholy.

“The impression of him in the media had become a little distorted and focused disproportionately on his death, and not as much on his life and his artwork,” Goldberg says.


In this file photo taken on April 09, 1994, fans of Seattle-based grunge rock star Kurt Cobain burn a poster bearing his photograph and reading “I Love You” during a vigil in his memory.

“He was an incredibly soulful singer; his voice conveyed a vulnerability and an intimacy that’s rare. He tuned into something that helped people feel less like freaks, less alone.”

This empathic quality ensured that the songwriter’s work remained relevant, Goldberg says, even to teenagers born after Cobain’s death, a world away from the drizzly Pacific Northwest of his formative years.

And the universality of the singer’s appeal is the reason that T-shirts with the band’s classic blank-eyed smiley logo can be seen wherever teenagers gather, from Toledo to Tokyo.

“He’s one of a handful of artists whose art transcends his time,” Goldberg notes.

The depressive but singular talent who grew up in the misty woods two hours west of Seattle morphed into a rock god seemingly overnight, when “Nevermind”, Nirvana’s second of three studio albums, catapulted the alt rock group to stratospheric fame and spawned the cult of Kurt.

Goldberg met Cobain in 1990, when Nirvana were up and coming but hoping to take their unique blend of scruffy punk, raw metal and Beatles-inspired melodies mainstream.

“Nevermind” did just that, becoming one of the most successful albums of all time, with 30 million copies sold worldwide. The instant classic booted pop star Michael Jackson from the top of the US charts and saw Nirvana shift the course of pop culture, inspiring music, fashion and ethos.


Exactly 25 years after the devastating suicide of the 1990s counterculture poster child, Cobain’s former manager Danny Goldberg releases “Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain”.

In the three-and-half years he worked with Cobain, Goldberg witnessed Nirvana’s spectacular ascent. He was there for the singer’s warm but tempestuous relationship with mercurial fellow grunger Courtney Love, and the birth of their daughter, Frances Bean, now 26.

Tellingly, he witnessed the interventions aimed at loosening heroin’s grip on the rock star.

Cobain’s death sent shockwaves around the world, the grisly details and the loss of a unique voice as gut-wrenching as the poignant suicide note.

“I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” he wrote, referencing a lyric by folk rocker Neil Young.

The news devastated Goldberg, and it wasn’t until recently that he began coming to terms with it: “For a long time it was too painful for me.”

“I miss him, I still love him,” Goldberg says. “I wish he were still around but I’m happy I got to know him at all.”

But the former Nirvana manager, who Cobain had hailed as a “second father”, emphasises that behind the drug use and depression the superstar was a “musical genius.”

He was also a romantic goofball, Goldberg adds, who happened to be the  proud owner of four pristine, sealed copies of “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits”.

Goldberg believes Cobain’s “slacker” appeal – the tattered sweater, the dish-water-blond locks, swept frequently and absent-mindedly from ocean-blue eyes as he flicked a handrolled cigarette – drew attention from his impressive intellect.

“I always knew there was a depth to the energy and feelings that he was playing with; it was deeper than just a great chorus – even though he did write great choruses,” Goldberg says.

His manager credits Cobain with championing women and helping to “redefine masculinity” within the music world.

“He could be very powerful and compelling – and at the same time, be sensitive and caring. That was a departure from the rock orthodoxy of the time,” he says.

In his memoir Goldberg recalls a show in Argentina that infuriated Cobain when the crowd booed the opening allfemale act Calamity Jane – so the Nirvana star retaliated by refusing to perform the band’s breakout hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

“The audience didn’t deserve us playing it,” Cobain said at the time.

“He was committed to a feminist ideal and respect for everybody, a kind of antimacho ethos,” Goldberg says, also noting Cobain’s support for gay rights.

“He had a truly alternative version of what it was to be a rock star.”

Though the supernova that was Nirvana went dark when Cobain died, Goldberg says the ripples of his brief life endure, putting him in a league with icons like Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

He resists speculating on how the musician’s trajectory may have evolved had he lived, but Goldberg is certain the artist would still be innovating, saying Cobain “was always evolving, not just copying himself.”

“I just hope that whatever he was doing, I’d be able to hang out with him,” he adds with a chuckle.

And then there were three

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  • Ronan Keating remains a favourite with Thai fans.
  • Boyzone’s Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lynch performed as a trio at the “Thank You
  • Keating, Graham and Lynch wowed fans with their love songs.
  • Keating, Graham and Lynch wowed fans with their love songs.

And then there were three

music April 05, 2019 01:00

By Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul

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Boyzone’s farewell concert to Bangkok takes to the stage minus one member

Boyzone’s concert – the last stop in Asia on their “Thank You & Goodnight Farewell World Tour 2019” – at Thunder Dome last Thursday was probably not a commercial success, judging by the number of vacant seats both upstairs and down.

And it lacked one of quartet’s powerful vocals after Keith Duffy fell sick and was rushed to hospital.


As a result, the concert was delayed for an hour though Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch gamely went ahead with the show as a trio. And while it was a shame that the audience missed out on Duffy, though some of course did get to see him in the Boyzlife’s concert last December, in which he performed with Westlife’s Brian McFadden, the three remaining members did a great job in entertaining the audience.


Screams rang out from the fans, as the threesome came out on stage and opened their first set with “Who We Are”, “Love Is A Hurricane” and “Isn’t It A Wonder” before following up with throwback hits “Coming Home Now”, “Baby Can I Hold You” and “You Needed Me”, with the audience happily singing along.


Listening to “Baby Can I Hold You”, I was reminded of Duffy making fun of Ronan Keating’s Irish accent in that song with Boyzlife.

“Well, well, Bangkok. How are you doing? Sawasdee khrub. Boyzone has been coming here since 1995, I think. You welcome Boyzone with open arms. You make me feel like I’m home. That’s why the band is here tonight to thank you for the last 25 years. Tonight, you’re going to hear songs from the last 25 years – the songs that you want to hear,” Keating told the cheering crowd before introducing a female vocalist to replace the ailing Duffy on “All That I Need” and “I Love The Way You Love Me.”


After “Father and Son”, Keating paid tribute to the late Boyzone member Stephen Gately, who wrote “I Can Dream” 15 years ago. Later retitled “Dream”, Gately recorded a solo version of the song as the B-side to the 2001 single “Stay” (2001) and the band decided to rerecord the number adding their vocals to Gately’s version, thus including their late comember of Boyzone in their last ever studio album.


The trio went on to perform Boyzone hits as scenes from the music videos played on screen. Among them was “Key to My Life” where the five original members are attending school with a hot teacher. Female fans screamed, as closeups of each of the lads back in 1995 came on the screen.


Like Boyzlife, Boyzone covered Bee Gees’ “Words” with the audience helping them out by singing along.

Keating talked about the brand new album, which was released at the end of last year and like the tour is called “Thank You & Goodnight”.


“For the first time, we decided to change the formula for Boyzone’s album. This album mixes urban music with country, pop and rock because nobody listens to music the same way any more. These days, you stream songs from different places. You create a playlist. I hope you’ll enjoy the album,” Keating said as he swung into “Talk About Love”.

Two of Boyzone’s most popular ballads followed – “Love Me for a Reason” and “No Matter What”.

The Irish boy band closed out their last concert in Bangkok with the encore: “Life Is A Rollercoaster” and “Picture of You”.

Simon Dominic hops back in

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Simon Dominic hops back in

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South Korean rapper Simon Dominic returns to Bangkok on May 26 with “Above Ordinary Thailand” at The Mall Bang Kapi’s MCC Hall.

He was last here in 2009 as a member of the now-defunct hip-hop duo Supreme Team and has since released two solo albums, “SNL League Begins” in 2011 and last year’s “Darkroom”.

Tickets cost Bt2,000 to Bt4,500 at Find out more at the “achiactivation” Facebook page.

Bodyslam goes orchestral

Rock superstars Bodyslam will perform with an orchestra for the first time tomorrow during the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition at Prince Mahidol Hall. Fans get in for free at 3pm, but there will be only 1,000 seats available.

In tune and ‘Timeless’

Koh Mr Saxman, Jennifer Kim, Winai Phanthurak, the Sound of Siam, Pod Thanachai, Non Tanon, Pu Anchalee, Cheer Thikumporn, Pana Nawas, Toei Pongsakorn, Pui Duangporn, the KU Wind Symphony, Richard Jackson and Japan’s Aya Takazawa and Ueda Masaki & Yoshie N join for “Timeless Concert” next month.

There will two shows at King Power Rangnam’s Aksra Theatre – on May 11 at 2 and 7pm and on May 12 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale for Bt1,500 and Bt2,500 at all 7Eleven outlets, and proceeds are going to the Siriraj Foundation.

Chotikul brothers and friends

Neekrung Connect’s first concert of the year features legendary brother duo Asanee and Wasan Chotikul on May 19. “Nam Aoei Nam Jai” is set for Impact Arena. Joining the brothers onstage will be Palmy and Napat Siengsomboon.

Seats cost Bt1,000 to Bt6,000 at and (02) 262 3456. Get the details at and “neekrungmagazine” on Facebook.

Astro back in orbit

Six members of the South Korean boy band Astro will perform at Centra Plaza Lat Phrao’s BCC Hall on April 27. “Astro the 2nd Astroad to Bangkok [Starlight]” will feature JinJin, MJ, Cha Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky and Yoon Sanha will come to Thailand for a concert.

Tickets cost Bt2,900 to Bt5,900 at Find out more at the “achiactivation” Facebook page.

Partying, Japanese style

Published March 30, 2019 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

Partying, Japanese style

music March 29, 2019 01:00


Setsuzoku – a cultural party born in Tokyo – is making its way to Bangkok’s underground scene with “Setsuzoku 2019 in Thailand” taking place at Studio Lam on Sukhumvit 51 tonight from 8pm to 2am.

The party, which includes arts, fashion and graphics, features music by Maft Sai, Kanehbos and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band as well as special guest DJ Hasabe.

Tickets are available at

Zaap in a spin

Zaap Room returns tonight for its eighth edition with Italian DJ Giuseppe Ottaviani and Argentinian DJ Chris Schweizer manning the decks at Diamond Thonglor from 9.

Ottaviani has long been recognised as one of the genre’s most respected and prolific merchants. From his earliest studio work (as the engine behind famed group NU NRG), through to his latterday releases under his own name, he has established himself as a benchmark for eminent trance. Schweizer is a highly acknowledged DJ and considered among the best in Argentina. He specialises in electro house and trance.

Admission is Bt500. For more information, call (098) 171 9846.

He’s a champ

Ryan the DJ  the South African champion of Red Bull 3Style in 2017 – makes his debut in Thailand at The Club at Koi tonight starting at 9.

Tickets cost Bt300 with one drink.

Book a table at (02) 108 2000.

Dutchman in the air

Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 11 welcomes special international guest Rosh tonight. The DJ, who has played at The Flying Dutch, Future Music Festival Asia and It’s the Shi, currently holds a residency at One Night in Amsterdam. Catch him from 10.

Tickets are Bt400 for men and Bt300 for women. For more information and reservations, call (082) 731 8885 or go to Line: @insanity.

Beam lights up

Lunice  a producer and DJ from Montreal, Canada, and one half of the production duo TNGHT – will be at Beam in Thonglor on March 29 tonight from 9pm until late.

Tickets is Bt500 with one drink. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 392 7750.

Caribbean magic on the Bangkok stage

Published March 30, 2019 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

Caribbean magic on the Bangkok stage

music March 28, 2019 01:00


“Once on this Island”, a ninety-minute one-act musical which opened on Broadway to great acclaim in 1990 with 8 Tony Award nominations, is being performed at M Theatre on New Phetchaburi Road tomorrow and Saturday (March 2930) at 7.30pm.

The show, set on a Caribbean island with a catchy Caribbean influenced score, (lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty), was staged again recently and earned a much deserved Tony Award in 2018 for “Best Revival of a Musical.”

Based on the 1985 novel “My Love, My Love” or, “The Peasant Girl” by Rosa Guy, “Once on this Island” is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean. Crossing “Romeo and Juliet” crossed with “The Little Mermaid”, it’s centred on a peasant girl on a tropical island, who is guided by the island gods of earth, water, love and death. With their guidance and strength she uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes and backgrounds.

“Once on this Island” is a joyful, life-affirming musical. The story begins as Ti Moune is orphaned by a storm. She is adopted by two loving peasants and she dreams of a life bigger than her own. She falls in love with a boy from the rich side of the Island and heals him after he suffers from a car crash. The power of love guides her to overcome death and to her final destiny.

“Once on this Island” promises great fun, great characters, touching moments, and a beautiful lineup of songs. “Mama Will Provide” – is a rousing number about Ti Moune’s journey with Asaka, mother earth, from her home near the sea to the big city where her love lives. “The Human Heart” is a soaring ballad about the power that binds us one to another. The show opens with the upbeat song “We Dance” and ends with the inspiring “We Tell the Story”.

Tickets cost Bt850 at and by email to

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