Punk Legacy on Display With D.O.A. to Play Bangkok’s Overstay

BANGKOK — Punk heroes from a time it meant genuine anger and “pop” was anathema are coming to play an underground Bangkok hostel-music venue.

Among the forerunners of hardcore North American punk in the early ‘80s in the vein of Black Flag and Bad Brains, Vancouver act D.O.A. will perform live for all your mosh-pitting needs in September.

The band is still headed by original frontman Joe “Shithead” Keithley, who will play The Overstay along with members Mike Hodsall and Paddy Duddy.

Supporting local acts include Cold Black Vines and 10 Baht Per Hour. More bands are TBA.

Tickets at the door are 450 baht. D.O.A Live at the Overstay will take place Sept, 9 at The Overstay near Soi Charansanitwong 40. The venue can be reached by taxi from the Phra Pinklao pier.

The classic values-based punk act is known for loud musical rants opposing racism and promoting free expression and the environment. D.O.A. was founded in 1978 by Keithley and has counted a shifting lineup through the times. Last year it released “Fucked Up Donald,” an update of 1981 song “Fucked Up Ronnie” in tribute to the new American president.