Alt-Rock Russian Road Trip Pulls Into Bangkok, Hua Hin

Photo: Expedition Voskhod / Facebook

BANGKOK — Along the way from Moscow to Bali two Soviet-era Volgas, six Russian men will interrupt their 24,000-kilometer road trip to play gigs in in Bangkok and Hua Hin.

Planning to arrive in December, alternative rock band Expedition Voskhod will perform live shows at two local venues in two provinces.

Apart from music, the six members — a sound engineer, cameraman, graphic designer and three musicians — are shooting a documentary on local independent music wherever they go.

The three-man band will perform at 9pm on Dec. 2 at Jam with support from local punk outfit Third Person and the lo-fi indie pop of The Proper Clan. Tickets are 200 baht and include one drink. The bar-gallery is located on Soi Charoen Rat 1, a five-minute walk from BTS Surasak exit No. 2.

On Dec. 3, the band will drive down south to perform at Hua Hin’s Sound Library, a bar-gallery on Hua Hin Soi 51, along with expat rock band Matthew Fischer with the monsters of experimental dub reggae The Sticky Rice. Admission is free.