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    A Bizarro birthday party

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/07/2019

    » If you're a fan of British indie band The Wedding Present, you'll have bought their debut album, George Best, back in 1987. And if you bought the follow-up, Bizarro, you did so 30 years ago, an anniversary the band are celebrating with a special Bangkok show next Monday.

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    Stay silly

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/04/2019

    » Depending on your age and sensibility, you either found Tom Green's comedy utterly hilarious or unfathomably puerile. His eponymous show, which ran on MTV from 1999, saw this gangly Canadian out to annoy the population of North America, sticking his camera in people's faces and doing dumb stunts, thereby providing a blueprint for the Jackass boys and a generation of foolish YouTubers.

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    No offence

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 22/01/2019

    » You'll be familiar with Jim Jefferies' schtick. He's the archetypal Aussie bloke, unconcerned with politically correct ways to address hot-button topics. His rants wrong-foot you with boozy observations that crystallise into astute commentary on modern society, like he's some kind of pub savant.

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    The View's frontman cleans up and grows up

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 05/10/2018

    » What happens when a group of rambunctious Scottish musicians are given a record deal while still in their teens and then score a hit with their first album? Indie popsters The View fell willingly for the clichés of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, and threw themselves into a life of boozy mayhem.

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    Anger is an energy

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 17/08/2018

    » It takes Trent Reznor 45 minutes to say hello. He voices his surprise that it's taken his band Nine Inch Nails nearly 30 years to do a show in Thailand. They almost made it in 2014 for the aborted Silverlake Festival in Pattaya, cancelled due to the volatile political climate, so there was no small amount of anticipation ahead of their show at Bangkok's packed Moonstar Studio on Tuesday night.

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