Rage Against the Everything Myanmar-Punk Style (For a Good Cause)

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BANGKOK — Harsh words will be heard from a Burmese punk band to help fill empty stomachs.

Myanmar punk activists The Rebel Riot will blurt criticism of the government, religion, war and whatever else is pissing them off in the name of feeding hungry homeless children in Yangon at a concert Saturday in Bangkok.

Drop Food Not Bombs will also feature queer-feminist punk act Shh… Diam! from Kuala Lumpur. Local punk act The Ginks will play along with hard-rocking Last Fight For Finish Band, psychedelic rock band Jinda John and funk rock quartet The Octopuss. Spring Fall Sea will bring energetic instrumental to rock the place.

Donations collected at the door will be matched by the venue and given to the Myanmar chapter of Food Not Bombs.


An arts market will feature works by Hannah Theodorou and painter-designer Ayuyaan.

Admission is 100 baht. The event starts at 7pm on Saturday at The Overstay. The hostel-music venue is located near Soi Charansanitwong 40 and can be reached by motorcycle or taxi from the Phra Pinklao pier.

Food Not Bombs is an international movement that shares free vegan and vegetarian meals as part of its solution to end hunger, poverty and violence.

The Rebel Riot will also perform Sunday after the screening of the documentary “My Buddha is Punk” at Gallery Ver.


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