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.
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.

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.

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.

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