Southern-style country-rock bands L Kor Hor, Kangkeng and Patthalung will perform at the Ruamphol Khon Tai Festival at Green Market on Kaset-Nawamint Road in Bangkok this Thursday night starting from 5pm. Get a pass for Bt600 (including one drink) or Bt399 (standing area) from www.ThaiTicketMajor.com and (02) 262 3456.
Singing for the sick
Songs-for-life giants Carabao follow up Toon Bodyslam’s marathon run by holding the charity concert “Sattha Phuea Cheewit” at Impact Arena on January 20, with all proceeds going to 39 hospitals around the country. Seats cost from Bt1,500 to Bt5,000 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com. Call (02) 262 3456.
Doowop with the Drifters
The Drifters, one of the great American doowop acts of all time, will bring their “Stand By Me Live” tour to Show DC’s Ultra Arena on January 19. This is the outfit founded by Clyde McPhatter that had Ben E King in its second incarnation, and all three incarnations formed the Drifters that were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seats cost Bt1,000 to Bt2,000 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.
Rocking in the jailhouse
Elvis Presley is unlikely to be in the house when the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre celebrates his birthday with a “King of Rock N’ Roll” concert on January 21, but Thailand’s best Elvis impersonators will be there to sing his hits. Jirasak Pinsuwan, Manuel Presley, Lek Presley, Wasu Saengsingkaew, Arthur Husen, Sattawat Tungkarat and Montree Teerakomen will be backed by the Chalermraj big band. Seats cost Bt700 and Bt1,000 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com and (02) 262 3456.
Tale of tragedy in music
The play “Pelleas und Melisande” inspired no fewer than four musical masterworks. Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio presents Arnold Schoenberg’s take on this “tragedy of adultery” at Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University on January 12-13 at 7pm. Poom Prommachart returns to perform Brahms’ first major orchestral work, his Piano Concerto No 1. Tickets cost from Bt1,500 to Bt400 available at Thai Ticket Major (02) 262 3456 and visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.