Apr 28 2011

Upcoming Hanoi live music events

Published by at 2:29 pm under Events

A couple of music events are set to be staged over the next few weeks that I thought were worth a mention. First off, Hanoi’s established Club for Arts and Music Appreciation (C.A.M.A.) is bringing Bangkok’s “Supabad” to town for a show on May 7. Supabad is a 10-piece big band formed in 2008 by a group of expat music teachers and local Thai musicians, and they play “nothing but pure 70s James Brown Funk”.

C.A.M.A. Vietnam’s Nick Greenfield says: “True funk needs to be seen to be believed and there are few things that can rival the power of a horn-rich, 10-piece act like Supabad. These guys are not only exceptional musicians, they really capture the streetwise spirit of James Brown’s music and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them from the streets of Bangkok to the streets of Hanoi – and what better way could there be to launch a Hanoi summer than working up a dance-floor sweat under the stars?”

Join the open-air spring party

Join the open-air spring party

The concert is being held at The American Club, which is at the south of Hoan Kiem, towards the Opera House, so an easy walk or taxi ride from Old Quarter. Doors open at 17:00, with The Props — a Hanoi based original rock band — on at 19:30, and Supabad hitting the stage at 21:30. Entry is 150,000 VND on the door.

C.A.M.A. also runs the highly enjoyable C.A.M.A. festival — this year on May 28. More on that nearer the time.

I’m definitely heading to Hanoi Rock City on May 14: British rock ‘n’ roll band Goober Gun is in the midst of an Asian tour and playing what promises to be “a smashing night of alternative pop rock“. The show starts at 21:00 and costs 100,000 VND. One of my previous blogs is about Hanoi Rock City – it’s a great venue which still seems to be pulling in a good mix of locals and expats and is worth the bit of a trip.

"Rock 'n' Roll Refined"

Yes, we're talking to you!

I’m a bit late with the post on this one, but as I’m talking about HRC I’ll just mention that they are hosting Wasted Youth of a Nation: Capital Rampage (Hanoi edition) this Saturday, April 30. WYOAN events have been a weekly occurance in HCMC for the last few months and now it’s Hanoi’s turn. Four live bands will be performing.

"Spine crunching rock" ... interesting

"Spine crunchin' rock" ... interesting


American Club
1-21, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

Hanoi Rock City
27/52, Tô Ngọc Vân, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
T: (01887) 487 426
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