Your handy gig planner for the months ahead
Bangkok's Maho Rasop Festival returns mid-November for a second go-round with a jam-packed indie line-up that's even bigger and better than 2018. An enviable list of international artists is lined up—including English pop-rockers Bombay Bicycle Club, Australian scuzz-punks King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, English goth-rockers The Horrors and American surf-rockers The Drums, joined by BadBadNotGood (Canada), Cuco (U.S.), Swim Deep (UK), Benny Sings (the Netherlands), Cosmo’s Midnight (Australia) and Pomrad (Belgium). Single-day passes are B2,990 via Ticketmelon, with two-day passes priced at B3,990—or B3,740 with a group rate discount.
Nov 16-17; noon each day. Live Park Rama 9
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The Very Company, is going in big for the first-ever Very Festival—rounding up 20 acts, including some huge international names. The two-day event will be headlined by French multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice, aka Vincent Fenton); British alternative/indie rock bands Nothing But Thieves and The Kooks; Sydney’s reggae-slash-indie rock band Sticky Fingers, and up-and-coming bands with female leads like The Marias (Los Angeles) and Pale Waves (Manchester, UK). French indie pop band Tahiti 80 and Australian artist Sun Rai will also play. One day passes are B2,500, with two-day passes priced B3,600 via Ticketmelon.
Nov 16-17. Show DC Arena
The Grammy award-winning, British folk-rock band Mumford and Sons are making their way to Bangkok for the first time this Nov 21 at GMM Live House@CentralWorld. The group behind the smash-hit, “I Will Wait” are about to embark on a two month tour across North America, before playing in Bangkok and Singapore in November. Tickets go on sale Aug 31 at 10am via Thaiticketmajor starting from B1,800.
Nov 21. GMM Live House@CentralWorld, Rama I Rd. & Ratchadamri Rd.
Norwegian indie pop-rock band Boy Pablo will be performing live for the second time in Bangkok this Nov 22 at Voice Space. Tickets will go on sale on Jul 21 at 10am on TicketMelon for B2,000.
Nov 22, 7pm. Voice Space, BBD Building 197 Viphavadi Rangsit Rd.
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein will be performing downtown, at Siam Square One. The duo composed the dark, mysterious, '80s influenced score to the popular Netflix show. They are also founding members of the Texas-originating electronic music band, Survive. The Bangkok concert promises tracks from the score of all three Stranger Things seasons. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmelon and cost from B1,800-2,000. All tickets are seated.
Nov 23, 8pm. KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha theater, 7/F Siam Square One, 388 Rama I Rd.
For a taste of retro experimental Indie don't miss British math-rock band Delta Sleep’s first-ever Bangkok show—this Nov 24 at De Commune. Local Thai-Japanese post-rock instrumentalists PHY open, and set the stage. Tickets start at B750 via Ticketmelon.
Nov 24, 7:30pm. De Commune, 1/F Liberty Plaza
Touring as solo project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the famous British guitarist will hit Bangkok in late November. Regular tickets run B3,600 (via Ticketmelon) with VIP options for B4,600.
Nov 30, 7pm. Live Park Rama 9
Indie icon Gus Dapperton is bringing his brand of bedroom pop (and famous fashion) to Bangkok Dec 1. He'll play tracks from his debut LP, "Where Polly People Go to Read" at Live Arena RCA. The album was completely written, recorded, mixed and produced by the New York native. Early bird spots are sold out. Regular admission tickets (B1,590) are on sale now via Ticketmelon.
Dec 1, 8pm. Live Arena @ RCA
Look for the Japanese band at Bangkok’s Lido Connect, on Dec 2. The band's soothing sound often shines forth best in purely instrumental tracks, and the group is known for hypnotizingly clean guitars, sharp melodies and scientifically swift drums—perfect for a long solo walk on a cool night. If you’re tired of unwinding to your “lo-fi beats to study/relax/chill to" playlist, look no further than toe’s catalogue for significant sonic upgrades. Tickets are B1500 via Ticketmelon.
Dec 2, 7pm. Lido Connect, 256 Rama I Rd. (BTS Siam)
The legendary R&B group Boyz II Men will be returning to Bangkok in early December. The Philadelphia three-piece rocketed to fame in the '90s with hits like "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love To You" and "One Sweet Day" (feat. Mariah Carey)—bagging four Grammy Awards along the way. Tickets are priced B2,500-5,000, and the concert will take place at Union Mall.
Dec 7, 8pm. Union Hall 2, at Union Mall, Lat Phrao Soi 1
Australian singer-songwriter Ruel is coming to Bangkok's Scala Theatre for two shows, Dec 7-8. Tickets are already sold out.
Dec 7-8. Scala Theatre, Siam Square Soi 1
Jan 15, 7pm. Moonstar Studio, 701 Lad Phrao Soi 80.
On Green Day's official website the Bangkok concert date has been listed for Mar 11. The band will be touring in support of its new album: "Father of All..." (slated for a February release). The world tour will begin in Asia—hitting Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan—before moving on to Europe, and then heading through the states.
March 11, 2020. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani