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    Songs for life will never die

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 06/08/2018

    » 'Thank you so much for going through all the trouble to be here!" said Pu Pongsit Kampee to a sea of enthusiastic fans packed inside Muang Thong's Impact Arena last Sunday night. "The concert organisers were about to kill themselves!"


    Climbing in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/01/2018

    » During every three-day holiday throughout the year, Khao Lom Muak, a hill within an air force base in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and a habitat of monkeys and dusky langurs, is open to the general public for hill climbing.


    Staying aloft

    Life, Published on 07/12/2017

    » If you have to envision what the future of Thai music looks like, the 24-year-old gangly, porcelain-skinned Staygold is probably your perfect representation. Young, multitalented, fashion-conscious, social-media-savvy and self-reliant, Staygold encompasses that new mentality where conventional means, strict categorisations, manufactured packages and rigid systems are considered passé.


    Rediscovering a Malian gem

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 28/11/2017

    » When Mali gained independence from French colonial rule in 1960, guitarist/songwriter Boubacar Traore became one of the first musical stars of Mali's independence. Under the presidency of Modibo Keita, Traore regularly appeared on radio broadcasts becoming one of the symbols of the country's independence.


    Thai and Japanese pop idols unite

    Life, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Thailand's girl-idol group Sweat16 will be sharing the stage with leading singers from Japan during the "Sweat16! Tokyo Connection 2017 powered by MCIP" concert at Asiatique The Riverfront, Charoen Krung Road, on Nov 11 at 4pm.


    A white night with Taeyang

    Life, Published on 25/09/2017

    » South Korean singer/songwriter/dancer Taeyang will return to the Kingdom with "Taeyang 2017 World Tour [White Night] In Bangkok", at Impact Challenger Hall 1, Muang Thong Thani, on Saturday, at 7pm.


    Dreaming (of more) out loud

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/09/2017

    » A decade after the worldwide hit Apologize got us hooked, we finally got the men behind the song, the American pop-rock band OneRepublic playing live on our shores for the first time last Thursday evening.


    It came from the swamp

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 04/04/2017

    » New Orleans, as the crucible of jazz, has a unique musical heritage. The Big Easy, as the port city is often called, has always been a melting pot of cultures. Here Spanish and French colonists mixed with French Acadians, Irish workers, other Europeans and Native Americans to produce a musical culture that has been a seminal element in the development of popular American music.


    Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll!

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/03/2017

    » The headlines in the media have been dominated by politics for what seems like an age but suddenly changed a couple of days ago when the sad news that the "King of Rock'n'Roll" Chuck Berry had died at his Missouri home. He was 90 years old and, supported by some of his children, had just recorded his first studio album for 38 years; the album, simply called Chuck will be released later this year.


    Ike Turner – rock and roll pioneer

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 17/01/2017

    » Many people regard the single Rocket 88, released by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats in 1951, as the first "rock 'n' roll" record. The seven-inch single was produced by Sun Records in Memphis and leased to the Chess label, a label known for its hard-driving rhythm 'n' blues, and is cited for its sound, lyrical content, walking bassline and distorted guitar.

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