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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Locally Trapped Wildlife, Vol. 2: Live in Saigon


The Big Slur // Wayfarer State // OADM 

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

A very special evening of HCMC-based independent rock music @ MÁY CÀY Bistro. 

Locally Trapped Wildlife, Vol.2 features performances from the Big Slur (Anglo roots-rock steeped in insouciant inebriation, intricate dual guitar lines, and a muscular rhythm section), Wayfarer State (Trey Yip's long-running narrative folk project), and OADM (jangly psych-pop duo w/ synth layers and thoughtful word projections).

The Big Slur 
https://soundcloud.com/the-big-slur

Wayfarer State
https://wayfarerstate.bandcamp.com/

OADM (Wastrels/Merith Fulton)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En121Lb250U
https://soundcloud.com/merithfulton/distant-music


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**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.