|Maroon 5 or Mr Saxman's Horn Section?|
Last time I blogged about the ear-ringing Jason Mraz concert in Bangkok, Amazing Thailand. Good thing I missed the Lady Gaga show a few weeks earlier ... I can only imagine the teen-scream decibellage. After all, I've heard -- or rather endured -- the shrieks of ecstasy for ponsy waif-like life-support-systems-for-fancy-hairdos that are often considered local music stars here.
But I digress ...
Point is, there's always lots of stuff going on in Bangkok music-wise. Live concerts, shows, bands, tours, etc, of all genres from rock, to heavy metal, to jazz, to, um, a talk on how Steve Jobs would handle the Asean Economic Community in 2015. Jing jing!
Just check out Thai Ticket Major if you don't believe me ...
Coming up in the next little while is a tribute to the king of swing, Glenn Miller (go ask your grandfather) with Thailand's very own Mr Saxman on June 30. (For once you can say Thailand blowjob completely innocently as he really knows how to honk up a storm on his instrument!) Interestingly Lisa Ono is on the same bill ... I wonder whether she is the daughter of Yoko Ono (she of John Lennon fame)?
|Ozzie or Dave Mustane?|
Then from 10 September to 14 October is Bangkok's 14th International Festival of Dance and Music.
This is a star-studded line-up of people who prance and frolic and glide and sashay and pound on drums and bash away on guitars and perform triple-backflips through flaming hoops while yodelling Somewhere Over the Rainbow in obscure Kyrgyzstani dialects. Ok, you caught me out there ... it's actually Kazakhstani.
|Megadeth or Gipsy Kings?|
Also in October, BEC-TERO is bringing out Maroon 5 to Bangkok. What do you know you don't know them? Just flick on your radio and it won't be 3 minutes before 'Moves Like Jagger' comes on and then that's it ... you have an ear-worm the rest of the week with that catchy melody going round and round and round and round and round in your head.
So that's just a little sampler of what's coming up in terms of live music concerts in Bangkok in the next little while. You'll barely have a night at home to yourself ...
But that's ok, you didn't come to Thailand to get any sleep anyway.
Question: who would you love to see perform live in Bangkok? Or what was the best show you ever saw in concert in Thailand? Leave me a note here.