The birth of a new genre ‘Rock Viet’: 10 must-try songs

In memory of Tran Lap (1974-2016), the late frontman of ‘Buc Tuong’ band. And no, he didn’t die of OD in case you happen to have stereotyped him. He didn’t survive the cancer, just like another 0.1% of the Vietnamese population (I was kinda lazy to do a research, so I grabbed a number from Quora…

With these 5 concerts rock bands wow Asian fans huge time

Some of these concerts happened when I was too young to be aware. But I made up for it by attending another. 1. GUNS N’ ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION TOUR- TOKYO 1992 It was undoubtedly the prime of Guns N’ Roses, following the releases of the Illusion Trilogy Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged. The Use…

20 things rock fans did in their teenage now they don’t

Criticised other people’s taste in music Categorised every rock song based on their genre Hot debate when somebody didn’t agree with your genre classification Considered 80s rock music more valuable than contemporary rock Booed at any Nu metal fan Despised all melodic genres Called every slow rock song a ballad Trusted every list of ‘100 best…

Red Hot Chili Peppers starter pack (part I)

Back then in the early 1990s Red Hot Chili Peppers was such a chaotic mess, led by a sex and drug addict in his late twenties. The 1999 album Californication was full of poetry, love, compassion and a little bit of depression. Stadium Arcadium and I’m With You evolved to more of the laid-back and relaxing type,…

3 live music cafe in Hanoi for rock music diggers

THE DOORS CAFE (11 Hang Chinh St., Hoan Kiem) An amazing place for young Pink Floydians. Something like this was still a myth ten years ago. Having Pink Floyd music reenacted and the band guitarist is older than your dad. There’s another, younger and more complete, playing Pink Floyd, and I’d say old or young, they are all…

I look to RHCP

Can’t resist Josh. Just when I went back to check RHCP, John had gone for 2 years. LOL. RHCP’s hardcore fan. Back in the days. 2006. When I last had a boyfriend. Memories flashed back. Back then in 1999 while I was waiting for another Britney’s on MTV, Scar Tissue was on and on and…