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Thailand and music

Posted by Enrico_Gatti on 11/9/2006 at 21:38

I'm visiting thailand in a few weeks and whilst i'm treating it as an opportunity to expand my cultural experience, being a young guy with a buddy i'm sure we will be experiencing the nightlife too.

I'm from london and love live music, especially rock and indie. Is there much of a rock and indie scene in thailand? be it bangkok or some of the islands?

Some recommendations of places to go would be great.

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Posted by Tilapia on 12/9/2006 at 01:43

There is, but it's likely that the only way you'll be able to experience much of it is with a Thai who's into the same kinds of music as yourself, or who can understand exactly what you're looking for. I found that most of the places with great indie/punk/rock/theatric bands were nowhere near any of the tourist areas, and we only ended up in them because one of our Thai instuctors was heavily into a few different "subcultures" (as it were).

A good spot to meet Thai university students is in some of the small bars/restaurants along Thanon Phra Athit, along the river in Banglamphoo, not far from Khao San Road. Or, you could go hang out near the university itself. There are a few really nice areas along the river that are part of the campus, and it's usually full of students during the daytime, many of whom are more than happy to chat.

Good luck.

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