Sunday, October 7, 2018

Locally Trapped Wildlife #10 : LIVE ALTERNATIVE MUSIC in SAIGON, VIETNAM




Gen // Magic Pinions // OPN AIR DRG MKT

*******performing sets of original music*******

Locally Trapped Wildlife is a HCMC-based, artist-curated, alternative music showcase now in it's tenth installment.

Locally Trapped Wildlife là loạt chương trình biểu diễn của những nghệ sĩ nhạc alternative tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, VN.

Locally Trapped Wildlife #10 is the official (DON'T CALL IT A) COMEBACK show! 

We are proud to announce a return to the beloved Yoko cafe and feature very special performances of original music from legendary local indie rockers Gen (first show in 9 months), the revered yet reclusive Magic Pinions (first show in over a year), and LTW fixture OPN AIR DRG MKT.

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Gen

Established in 2013 in HCMC, Gen is one of the longest running indie rock acts in all of Vietnam. This power trio packs a punch with a highly energetic live-show and showcases a songwriting style akin to that of British acts like Radiohead and Muse.  

Muscular, riff-driven rock with powerful drumming and lots of volume, Gen is party music for the thinking mind. It's been since early 2018 that they played in HCMC, so let's bring them a warm welcome back!

Duke (guitar/vocal) - Hieu (bass) - Nori (drums) 

Live: Gen - Norist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPQIbp6-1ps

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Magic Pinions

HCMC-based Magic Pinions (UK) has been making delightful "lo-fi bedroom trips" for over a decade and is a prolific recording artist (16 albums) and performer. 

Experimental at heart, but with devout pop sensibilities and a keen ear for melodic transformations, Magic Pinions is a one-man sound experience that is not to be missed. His music ranges from lo-fi, pop, experimental, psychedelia and electronic, with each EP and album taking a different musical journey.

This is his first gig in over a year so expect a new set and new sounds. His latest is the 8 track album ‘Vivication’ which is available for free at the link below: 

https://magicpinions.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/magic-pinions
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYtvS5-5HMGwdeVHHfVH-w
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OPN AIR DRG MKT is a noise rock band formed in Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam.

Bubbling up from the frenetic inertia of Saigon, this group is the propulsive progeny of two prolific, guitar-wielding songwriters emboldened by a clockworkstrong rhythm section. In just the past year, they have toured with the renowned The Cambodian Space Project, released a live EP (free at the link below), hosted about a dozen shows here in the city, and are currently preparing for Coracle Music Festival in November.

The ambient grief of the Quotidian Realm, and the thrill of an ear-worm melody are integral elements in OPNAIRDRGMKT’s ever-expanding sound. 

Expect a swirling jangle of PURE ROCK N' ROLL energy laced with cosmic abstractions both enigmatic and familiar. 

Bandcamp: https://opnairdrgmkt.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: www.facebook.com/opnairdrgmkt/
Youtube: OPNAIRDRGMKT
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/oadm
Website: www.oadm.org


Locally Trapped Wildlife: Take Cover! Halloween Rock Party



Locally Trapped Wildlife: Take Cover! Halloween Rock Party
Locally Trapped Wildlife is proud to present a ROCK BAND COVER SHOW extravaganza with eight of your favorite local bands from across the musical spectrum rocking out in the guise of your favorite popular artists.
the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Bob Dylan
the Ramones
Blondie
the White Stripes
Blink 182
Van Morrison
Rosy Palmer and the Handmaidens
 Info/Thông tin:
✘ Ticket/Vé:
- At door/Tại cửa: 110.000 VNĐ (+1 Drink)
- With costume/Có hóa trang đặc biệt: 90.000 VNĐ (+1 Drink)
✘ Date and time/Ngày giờ:
- 8.00, 31.10.2018
✘ Place/Địa điểm: Soma Art Lounge
Official Poster Design by Member S

https://www.facebook.com/events/169358583975670/

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Merith Fulton - Houseplants: A Collection of Bedroom Recordings

Saigon-based songwriter Merith Fulton’s new record of old songs - Houseplants: A Collection of Bedroom Recordings - is now out and available for TOTALLY FREE!









Sunday, March 4, 2018

Locally Trapped Wildlife, Vol. 6: Alternative Music Showcase HCMC, VN


7UPPERCUTS // OPNAIRDRGMKT // Lucy in the Sky

*****performing sets of original music*******

Locally Trapped Wildlife is a HCMC-based, artist-curated, alternative music showcase. 

Locally Trapped Wildlife là loạt chương trình biểu diễn của những nghệ sĩ nhạc alternative tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, VN.

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Locally Trapped Wildlife Vol.6 is proud to feature performances from local bands 7UPPERCUTS, OPNAIRDRGMKT, and Lucy in the Sky.

7UPPERCUTS
A three-piece, high energy pop-punk band based in Saigon. 
Two parts Vietnamese and one part Scottish, the band draws on influences from hardcore and punk scenes all over the blue earth and bases its sound around infectious riffs and melodies, the primal screams of eternal youth, and the virtuosic drumming of Callum Rollo (James and the Vanderbeeks).


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OPNAIRDRGMKT 
Bubbling up from the frenetic inertia of Saigon, OPNAIRDRGMKT is the propulsive progeny of two prolific, guitar-wielding songwriters emboldened by a clockworkstrong rhythm section. These four dudes concoct a swirling jangle of cosmic rock laced with psychedelic abstractions both enigmatic and familiar. Fresh off of a 6-day tour in Cambodia opening up for the renowned Cambodian Space Project in January 2018, the band is back in HCMC, surging onwards in the new year…


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Lucy in the Sky
An experimental duo rooted in the ethereal harmonies and echoes of the post-shoegaze dreampop canon. Lucy Howson and Liêm Hiếu make beatific music for the non-believer, a certain sublimity reached effortlessly.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Locally Trapped Wildlife, Vol.5: Alternative Music Showcase in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Tokyo Moon // OPNAIRDRGMKT // Lê Châu Nam

*****performing sets of original music*******

Locally Trapped Wildlife is a HCMC-based, artist-curated, alternative music showcase. 

Locally Trapped Wildlife là loạt chương trình biểu diễn của những nghệ sĩ nhạc alternative tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, VN.
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Locally Trapped Wildlife Vol.5 is proud to feature performances from local artists Tokyo Moon, OPNAIRDRGMKT, and Lê Châu Nam.

Tokyo Moon
Fresh of their feted debut performance at the Quest Festival in Hanoi, Tokyo Moon is a Bristolian sojourn into the trip-hoppity rabbit hole. Songwriter Claire Robbin and local legend Janel Orbida (6789/Mekong Delta Force/Tofu Band/Ugwae) make evocative and atmospheric dreamscapes punctuated by Robbin's crystalline vocals.

https://soundcloud.com/user-345260673

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OPNAIRDRGMKT
The propulsive progeny of two prolific songwriters emboldened by a clockworkstrong rhythm section. OPNAIRDRGMKT concoct a swirling jangle of cosmic Americana laced with psychedelic abstractions both enigmatic and familiar.

https://soundcloud.com/oadm
http://oadm.org/
http://merithfulton.com/
http://wastrels.us/

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Lê Châu Nam
This young gun plays folk music in the distinctive tradition of mid-century Greenwich Village, but in his mother tongue. His songs, some written and some translated, cover urbanization, acculturation, the self-torment of youth, and the myriad angles of personal relationships. In his current song cycle, he finds himself drifting from his traditional roots into the unknown of post-modernity, perhaps with some help from the people around.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Locally Trapped Wildlife, Vol.4: Alternative Music Showcase in Ho Chi Minh City


OPNAIRDRGMKT // Van Thanh Trung // Scobi Wan

*****performing sets of original music*******

Locally Trapped Wildlife is a HCMC-based, artist-curated, alternative music showcase. 

Locally Trapped Wildlife Vol.4 is proud to feature performances from OPNAIRDRGMKT, Van Thanh Trung, and Scobi Wan

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OPNAIRDRGMKT is the propulsive progeny of two guitar-wielding songwriters emboldened by a clockworkstrong rhythm section. A swirling wave of cosmic Americana with straightforward folk and rock landscapes laced with abstractions both enigmatic and familiar.

https://soundcloud.com/merithfulton/opnairdrgmkt_live-rehearsal_sept-2017_limits-outro
http://oadm.org/
http://merithfulton.com/
http://wastrels.us/

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Van Thanh Trung is born and bred in Saigon. Conservatory-educated but with a strong footing in the local rock scene for nearly a decade, multiplicity is a rule and not an exception for him. He is a classical composer, producer, and florid pianist in addition to being a rock songwriter with serious chops. For LTW Vol. 4, he will be showcasing his guitar-based original songs.

https://soundcloud.com/vanthanhtrung
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyXtlGx49Ck

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Scobi-Wan

https://www.facebook.com/ScobiWanSound/

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Music at 8.30.
50k at the door.

**Motorbike Parking**
Two options:
First is at 8b Nguyễn Trung Truc street district 1 (just down the street).
Second is right at the door downstairs.