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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Funk All Night With Bangkok’s ‘Gramaphone Children’

Speaking English in a husky drawl somewhere between his native Kentucky and Malibu beach, Jaree is a mass of contradictions happily occupying one loud shirt at a time. His mop of long hair and slacker aesthetic belie a technical perfectionist who hovers over every knob, slider and setting in his studio to get it all just right.

Rage, Rave at the Dying of the Dark Bar

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.

Stomp Jacked-Up Techno Beats With Mark Broom

Since the ‘90s, British techno pioneer Mark Broom has dropped one groundbreaking track after another on labels such as Warp, R&S and even James Lavelle’s legendary Mo’ Wax imprint.

The Overstay Raided, 11 Foreigners Arrested

BANGKOK — The proprietor of an underground nightlife venue was seeking bail Saturday after he and 10 other foreign nationals were arrested in an early morning raid by police and military.

Frothy Cocktails in the Lab, DJs on the Slab at Phuket’s ‘Z1mplex’

Oh, Phuket. Jacked-up prices, watered-down Thai food and sleazy nightlife. These are the things that come to mind. But if you're heading down south...

7 Exotic Ways to Christmas This Year in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Have a holly jolly Christmas eating German sausages, watching holiday classics, partying with fabulous drag queens and more this year in Bangkok.

Do’s and Don’ts of Mourning Period for Expats and Visitors

BANGKOK — As Thailand begins a new week since His Majesty King Bhumibol’s death led to the declaration of a year-long mourning period, foreign tourists and residents might wonder what is okay and what is not.

Dragon’s Bangkok Weekend Party Picks

November means cooler weather and a return to what Bangkok does best – have fun after dark. It’s the perfect weather for the beer gardens and outdoor music festivals which crop up this time of year.

Pittsburgh’s ‘Anti-Flag’ to Punk Out in Bangkok

BANGKOK — From the Steel City to the Big Mango comes a punk quartet with a politically charged message at an interesting time.

Bangkok Quickies: 10 Cool Things Happening in November

BANGKOK — So much November left and so many things to do.





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