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    With wild abandon

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 09/06/2019

    » Over the course of nearly a decade, we have on more than one occasion gushed about how UK outfit Wild Beasts were top-shelf purveyors of erudite indie-rock. Even though they regrettably called it quits in 2017, they remain one of the very few rock bands who managed to strike an impeccable balance between indie and art-rock. Ranging from baroque to barbaric, their five-album discography charts leftfield territories with strutting confidence. Not many rock bands are able to incorporate geeky literary allusions into their songwriting and still look pretty damn cool doing it.


    A little thing called love

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 25/11/2018

    » Has anyone even noticed that Michael Bublé has been gone for two years? Well, us neither (for some reason it feels like he's always there forever blessing us with his rendition of great American songbook classics). But, yes, he did take a little hiatus following his oldest son's illness. There was talk of him retiring, which has turned out to be simply talk because here he is with his 10th studio effort, Love, a follow-up to 2016's Nobody But Me.


    No comfort for young women

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/08/2018

    » One of the biggest issues commanding media attention in the past year has been that of gender violence. And Peel the Limelight has dedicated this year to staging plays that shed light on the topic from different angles, starting with a production of Agnes Of God, about a young nun with a history of abuse. That was followed by I Am My Own Wife, a one-person play about the life of a transgender woman during World War II and the Communist regime in East Berlin.


    The Killers kill it at Thunder Dome

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Despite the absolute chaos of acquiring wristbands to enter Thunder Dome's concert hall (VIJI Corp, please figure this out), Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers made up for it 10 times over with possibly one of the best rock concert experiences in Thailand this year.


    Musical archaeology

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 10/07/2018

    » James Cagney is regarded as one of the first gangster tough guys of Hollywood. Films like The Public Enemy (1931) made him a big star and his tough-guy persona belied his background as a dancer. If you look at the opening scene to his 1932 film Taxi, you'll hear him speaking fluent Yiddish, a "High German" language that originated with Ashkenazi Jewish communities and was later fused with other German dialects, as well as the Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic languages.


    End Come Too Soon

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 19/11/2017

    » Though it feels like an afterthought, a final EP by one of the most thrillingly cerebral UK art-rock outfits proves how much they will leave an unfillable dent in indie-rock.


    A lesson in absurd theatre

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/09/2014

    » Not all of the Three Short Absurd Plays, which runs at Thonglor Art Space from today until Monday, are all that absurd.


    Bringing absurd life to the stage

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 11/09/2014

    » While performances like I Didn't Launch A Thousand Ships and The Last Schomburgk's Deer are still on at Pridi Banomyong Institute, a new theatre project "Three Short Absurd Plays" at Thonglor Art Space, continues to place Thong Lor as one of the most vibrant (though still in a small-scale) theatre scenes in the capital.


    The aesthetics of resistance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/11/2018

    » For the past four years, we've received a steady diet of the junta's theme songs that preach about "returning happiness" and the virtues of peace, order and nationalism. Since last week, however, the anthem that has stolen the thunderbolt is Prathet Ku Mee (What My Country’s Got), an infectious viral rap by a group called Rap Against Dictatorship.


    Young at heart

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/04/2018

    » On some afternoons, Thep Kengvinit would walk to Central Pinklao, sit down at an electric piano in an electronics store, and play random songs from the 1960s. "I walk because it helps loosen my joints," said the 74-year-old grandfather, "and I play because it's relaxing".

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