BANGKOK — Crowds flocked to Bangkok’s latest art and creative space Changchui on its first weekend. Distance did not seem to be able to stop...
We’ve got a nice dry weekend before the rain sends us running for cover, and this weekend’s events have a lot of variety on tap. The aperitifs are Friday's instrumental rock and techno events, followed by an appetizer of bass music before closing on a Britney Spears-themed drag party main course. But while the grey clouds of early closing times still loom over clubland, some venues are trying to start their events earlier, like last week’s Clubnacht event at the new Residence de Canal.
BANGKOK — Siriprai Chaismoot, 30, said she was more excited for American rapper Nelly’s first concert in Bangkok on Tuesday night than for her own wedding.
Residence De Canal is the kind of place Thonglor hipsters turn their noses up at and underground folks savor the good-ole-day vibes of illegal...
BANGKOK — Sweaty eight-packs and testosterone will sizzle on stage when an Aussie company of strip dancers comes to heat up Bangkok nights.
BANGKOK — If finding a late-night roost in the capital’s usual haunts has become more difficult, that’s because most clubs and bars in the Khaosan Road and Thonglor areas were ordered this month to close at midnight – a situation that may not change.
Waving to the crowd for support, it was MC Youngohm’s turn to take apart his opponent on the stage. Circling across from him, MC Ken Noi of Chiang Rai listened anxiously and prepared to fire back at the end of the 45-second round. It all made for a very rude six minutes as the two took turns freestyling rap full of braggadocio, disses and punchlines.
BANGKOK — The city’s nightlife funzone next month will bring the hype of Goa-psychedelic trance culture to town.
When it comes to underground electronic tunes in Bangkok, it was always the smaller, independent clubs brave enough to say “fuck you” to commercial music and do something different. In the mid-’90s, Deeper in Soi Silom 4 sparked the flame for the city’s rave scene, in the early 2000s cafe Democ gave local crews a venue to perform, and in 2014 Dark Bar became the place that gave Bangkok’s next-gen DJs and promoters a place to be heard.
Photos: Tetsuya Ishikawa From the moment Karl Hyde started strutting around the stage and Rick Smith took his place behind his custom setup to open with...