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    Out of the shadows

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 17/05/2018

    » Khruangbin, a trio from Houston, Texas, who came together over a common love of 60s and 70s Thai funk, electric molam and "Shadow music" (Thai bands influenced by British instrumental band The Shadows), are landing in Bangkok for a rare performance this coming Sunday at EmQuartier.

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    LPFF goes from strength to strength

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 22/12/2016

    » Luang Prabang, the well-preserved northern capital of Laos, doesn't have a single working cinema. But over the first week of December, the streets of its Unesco-sanctioned historic district filled with cinephiles hailing from all over the region and beyond for the latest edition of Luang Prabang Film Festival, or LPFF.

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    Double-necked devilry

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 11/02/2016

    » Ron Thal, who will perform in Bangkok tomorrow night at Whiteline on Silom, knew he wanted to be a rock musician after the first time he heard Kiss' Alive! album. A year later he had a band with his older brother and was writing and recording songs, playing shows and designing band merch.

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    From Miles to Mahavishnu and beyond

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 18/03/2014

    » In 1971 an album entitled Inner Mounting Flame befuddled both rock and jazz radio DJs, many of whom put it aside as unplayable. The album sleeve depicted five musicians clothed in quasi-hippie gear and engaged in a collective meditative gaze. The sonic torrent spewing from the vinyl grooves was anything but calm, however, with a heavy rock grind, searing jazz scales and intense, Indian-inspired polyrhythms.

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    Taylor-made performances

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 24/10/2013

    » He has been called "arguably the most accomplished solo jazz guitarist in the world" by Guitar Player magazine, and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his much-lauded musical contributions.

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    Add follows in the footsteps of his rock idol

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 08/03/2013

    » 'I was keenly interested in politics. Back then the guitar was a weapon, and music could cause a revolution."

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    British blues revisited

    Life, Joe Cummings, Published on 27/11/2012

    » If your musical tastes run to Gram Parsons, Blind Blake, Etta James, Audioslave and Jack White, then you may want to catch British band Kill It Kid when they batter the stage tomorrow night in Bangkok, or the following night in Chiang Mai.

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