All Six Floors of Overstay to Burst With Rock & Art on Saturday

BANGKOK — Hostel-at-the-end-of-the-world The Overstay will fill its six floors with underground music on Saturday.

Billed as the biggest underground music festival in town, The Doomed Oasis Fest promises all kind of alt-culture: from a visual assault to a full spectrum of music from easy-listening to hard-hardcore.

The ground floor of The Overstay, a Pinklao venue serving performance and crash space to the fringes of society, will rock-out louder than usual with local acts such as The Ginkz making some prog-rock noise, Born From Pain’s oldschool hardcore and Monument X’s punkcore.

Step up to the second floor for geek nostalgia via retro video game systems: Super Nintendo, Atari and the like. Mario Kart tournaments? Very likely.

Climb a little higher to find five bands from Newlights Production including post-rock Hope the Flowers and band-of-the-hour Spring Fall Sea.

Reach the fourth floor and discover muralists such as Hannah Theodorou, Stylo and Sweedx XAcid live-painting in a temporary graffiti space. DIY tattoos are part of the offerings, but it’s unclear if that means the temporary or Hep-C type (“Professionals” will be on hand to provide guidance).

Up-and-coming indie folk group Jenny & The Scallywags, solo artist John Will Sail and more will smooth the night out when the shophouse opens its rooftop for an acoustic stage and vegan barbecue.

The fifth floor is more likely to be left alone without any event for the sake of the residents’ peace. The one-day festival will take place on this Saturday.

Admission is 150 baht. All the money raised will go to the help Spring Fall Sea go on tour for a month in Europe.

The Overstay is located near Soi Charansanitwong 40, which is nearly two kilometers from Phra Pinklao pier. Take a motosai or taxi.

The Overstay posted in January, 2014. Photo: The Overstay / Facebook
The Overstay posted in January, 2014. Photo: The Overstay / Facebook