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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Where Do We Go Now: Reunited Guns N’ Roses Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — For the first time ever in Thailand, Axl and Slash and the rest of Gun N’ Roses will welcome audiences to their jungle early next year, Viji Corp announced Thursday afternoon.

Techno for the End of the World Tonight at Studio Lam

Nolens.Volens latest project is an event called _Cosm that aims to bring the best in dark and banging techno, or music for a post-apocalyptic world. The event already hosted techno royalty with DJ Ben Sims and Kirk Degorgio.

Opening Weekend For Bangkok’s New Alt Cinema

BANGKOK — This wet weekend check out Bangkok’s new independent mini-cinema.

Kill a Sound With Reggae Appreciation Society

Reggae in Thailand? Though its roots are in 1960s Jamaica, the music has found its way into the hearts of people around the world including Thailand, where a vibrant scene which has spawned homegrown artists, DJs and festivals.

From Iranian Scares to French Love, ‘Little Big’ Brings Indie Films to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A fearsome Djinn terrorizes a family in Iran’s first psychological horror film, an American drama details a woman’s transition to man, and a poignant Japanese drama about imperfect lives are among films ready to make audiences cry next week.

Turntablists Spin On at Underground Hip-Hop’s Home ‘Tha Beatlounge’

Outside of the underground scene, many know Spydamonkee as the official DJ for superstar rapper Joey Boy, an occupation he’s had for over 10 years. But his original claim to fame came in 1997, when he he was the second DJ to represent Thailand at the DMC World Finals, a DJ competition where the best turntablists in the world compete for supremacy.

‘Mr. Smith’ Asks: Is There Life After 40 in Bangkok?

BANGKOK — At the turn of a year, some might fear aging while others embrace it with grace. The almost-midlife crises of those turning 40 inspired stage director Nophand Boonyai’s latest dark comedy, “Happy New Year Mr. Smith.”

Interracial Love, Politics and Dance in ‘Happy Hunting Ground’

BANGKOK — What do Thai women want from German boyfriends? Why do some dream of moving to the West? What do farang men find by paying for love and affection after coming to Thailand? Stereotypes about sex tourism and interracial relationships at various levels will be explored through a physical performance on a Bangkok stage.

Books and Booze: Inside RCA’s ‘Not Boring’ Hybrid Bookstore (Photos)

BANGKOK — While the place makes sense at night, it’s unclear what to do on RCA when the sun is out. Those waiting for showtimes at House RCA have had little more to do than eat 25-baht omelettes or wander around Tops Supermarket.

Kontraband’s Nights Are Dark and Full of Bass

Think of those house parties when your mates’ parents were on vacation. The ones where everyone was drunk, people made out in the bathroom,...





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