Hot Music Happening in SE Asia

Southeast Asia Music Hong Kong

Hot Music Happening in SE Asia

The Beatles began in Hamburg. The Strokes, Interpol, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs gained grown in the Lower East Side of New York. Big Bang blew up in Seoul. Cities and music go hand in hand. Movements of music blooms and blossoms within the chaos of urban life even in Hong Kong. All across South East Asia, new music is germinating, taking root, and waiting to be discovered from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok to Singapore. So here’s a brief list of a few cities and the music they’re making.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The Kanonos
A duo called The Kanonos plays intoxicating garage rock. Their songs provide an excellent soundtrack of expat life and the narrative storytelling style of their music immediately creates a listening intimacy. Trust me you won’t be able to get songs like “Drunk Days” out of your head. It’s just hauntingly that good.

4nthro by Pablo Yang
According to Midnight Music’s Quick Guide, the genre of looping music is “the art of recording layers upon layers live in real time.” Pablo Yang’s production of 4nthro has him playing a one-man band and it can be incredibly mesmerizing to watch him begin playing a keyboard, then loop and play a saxophone, then loop and next play an acoustic guitar with all the previous sounds still jamming around him.

Hong Kong
Still Minds
Still Minds rocks in a soulful manner. They play good old fashion classic rock. It’s Summer of ’69 but modernized and coming from a city with what seems like an endless summer. Lead singer Adrian da Silva writes and sings songs that take you on a journey. Considering the band is here in HK, I won’t write too much and just encourage you to catch one of their live shows.

Bangkok
John Will Sail
Based in Thailand, John Will Sail has been making a career as a singer-songwriter over the last four years. If you live for folk music that touches as well as rocks, John Will Sail is the experience you want to have. His music is passionate as well as melodic. The song, “Summertime”, captures the mixture of both dreamingly well.

Singapore
Xingfoo&Roy
Singapore is thriving with good very polished music. A band like Xingfoo&Roy creates their own space in the creative crowd in the “Lion City” with an emo post punk sound that’ll make you think of Something Corporate or Dashboard Confessional especially when you hear the song, “Marla Singer Smokes Winston Reds”.

Phnom Penh
Cambodian Space Project
Let’s get psychedelic with Cambodian Space Project. Listening to this band is a good trip through a hyperloop through time back to the 1960s and once you arrive feeling all mod, they will blast you off again with their big band sound. Their music is flat out fun. The lead singer, Srey Thy, sings with pure passion and joy which you can hear clearly in “Have Visa No Have Rice”.

Hong Kong’s hottest indie psychedelic band, Shumking Mansion, and hot new indie rock band, Turing Apples, along with Rolling Stone-reviewed indie band, Fuzzculture, will playing the music to get your feet dancing at All That Junk’s Indie Rock [email protected]’s Cellar

Indie Rock Music Grappas Hong Kong
All That Junk presents

an indie rock party of the ages
showcasing the some of hottest bands
in Southeast Asia

Featuring rock bands: Turing Apples & Shumking Mansion
Plus special guest band: Fuzzculture
& an indie music DJ set by Ze Macedo

Rolling Stone India said of Fuzzculture, “If you know how to start a party, you’re doing electronic music right…[Fuzzculture] are doing exactly that.”

So we’re put together some of the best electronic rock in Southeast Asia for you.
Learn more about the bands:
Turing Apples – https://youtu.be/nIdoOxbx5dk
Shumking Mansion – https://youtu.be/S31czGD8x9Y
Fuzzculture – https://youtu.be/L6JBHvDQp4M
DJ Ze Macedo – https://youtu.be/xgz8nMyY_dY?t=11s

Entrance w/one free drink:
$180 early bird
$200 regular
$250 at the door
Get into the party here –

5 Junk-Ready Recipes That Aren’t Another Pasta Salad

Junk Boat Food Hong Kong

5 Junk-Ready Recipes That Aren’t Another Pasta Salad

By Ailee Slater

You love pasta salad. I love pasta salad. We all love pasta salad. But do we really need another pasta salad on a junk boat?

This summer, just say no to bloated cherry tomatoes, sun-limp ham and aggressively boring chunks of processed cheese; all congealed together in a starchy, undercooked clump of pasta. Because the only noodles on a junk boat should be the hot pink ones you precariously straddle while pouring yourself a plastic cup of wine and slowly drifting out to the South China Sea.

Ready to stand tall against the tyranny of pasta salad on self-catered junks?
Here are five recipes that will have you noshing in style on your next float:

Five-Layer Dip
This five-layer dip from Food Network goddess Ellie Krieger is an invigorating smack-to-the-tongue of flavor and it also hits the apex of the junk boat food Venn diagram – it’s filling, it’s tasty, and you don’t need a fork to eat it.

Ellie’s dip starts with a layer of homemade bean dip; and if you don’t have a blender, keep it rustic by smashing your beans with a potato masher or heavy mug; whatever’s on hand. Next is corn seasoned with cilantro and lime, followed by a layer of guacamole and a simple tomato salsa. Finish off with a sprinkling of cheese, and pick up a bag of tortilla chips on your way to the boat.

Lasagna
If you can prepare a pasta salad, you can prepare a pan of lasagna. Even better, because lasagna is the ultimate freeze-and-reheat food, you can make this a few days, weeks or even months ahead. Then, simply defrost when you stumble home the night before the junk, pop it in the oven while you cry in the shower in the morning, and look like a person who totally has their life together when you show up to your junk with a big ol’ pan of lasagna.

For the easiest version, use store-bought tomato sauce – but if you want to make this dish really sing, louder than that guy Steve jamming along to Taylor Swift as the boat pulls back into Victoria Harbor, use homemade sauce and don’t skimp on the fresh herbs.

Giant Sandwich
Making a sandwich? Go big or go home. Scout out a gigantic loaf of bread from one of Hong Kong’s insanely overpriced Western grocery stores, fill with meat, cheese and vegetables, then refrigerate overnight with something heavy on top to weight down the loaf. The next day, really lean into your hipsterdom by slicing and serving on a big wooden chopping board.

Chili Cheese Dip
Your morning started with the abrasive ringing of the telephone and your best friend on the other end of the line shouting WHERE ARE YOU?!?! and now you need to pick up some eats before you miss the boat. Do you:
a) Grab a bag of pizza flavored Calbee chips and call it a day
b) Bring more beer; you’ll eat when you’re dead
c) Make a 1-minute, 2-ingredient dip and impress all your friends
d) Wait though seriously WHERE AM I?!?!

Come on people. Sort out your life. C is the correct answer, and you only need two ingredients – a block of cream cheese and a jar of Thai sweet chili sauce. Grab both as you’re running to the boat; once you’re on board, plunk the cream cheese on a plate, pour over the chili sauce and serve with saltine crackers. Trust me – people will love it so much they’ll forgive you for having overslept and delayed the boat by half an hour.

Hummus Quesadillas
Can you open a plastic container? Do you know how to use a butter knife? Congratulations! You can make hummus quesadillas. Spread hummus on a tortilla, sprinkle on cheese, vegetables or any other topping of your choice, fold and slice into wedges.

The possibilities for quesadilla fillings are a wide-ranging as your imagination, albeit not quite as disturbing. This recipe recommends sautéed spinach, olive and sundried tomatoes, but you might also try a summery combination of avocado, tomato, salt and pepper; or go with feta and cucumber for a refreshing Mediterranean take on what is now definitely cultural appropriation in bite-sized form.

We are going to have a catered lunch from La Rotisserie at our Get Down Junk Boat Party but join us and feel free to bring any of this great culinary creations on board.

Sounds of Summer 2017

Sounds Of Summer 2017

by Maryssa Beale

It’s that time of the year again. All That Junk‘s Official Sounds of Summer playlist is here to kick this season off right.

1. Calvin Harris- Slide (featuring Migos and Frank Ocean)

This list isn’t a ranking but there is no better place for this song than at the number one spot. It’s our pick for the for this year’s song of the summer.

2. Beth Ditto- Savior Faire

A solo album from Gossip‘s lead singer has probably been a longtime coming and we’re extremely grateful that it has finally arrived. A good piece of advice would be to give the whole album a listen.

3. Drake- Passionfruit

This is Drake’s first solo feature on our Sounds of Summer playlist and it is well deserved. Drake doesn’t just have one of the best song’s this summer but a song EVERY summer.

4. Miley Cyrus- Malibu

Yes, Miley’s return to country-pop is not without controversy. However, this song is legit and it’s good to see her go back to her roots. It’s less awkward and uncomfortable for all of us.

5. Three Rings- Grizzly Bear

Everyone’s favorite Brooklyn band returns with another chill track. This song is refreshing, original, and somehow still sounds like their classics. A good teaser until the album drops later this year.

6. Sylvan Esso- Die Young

This song and a strong second album prove that the sophmore slump isn’t applicable to every band with a succusful debut.

7. Kygo- It Ain’t Me (Featuring Selena Gomez)

Selena been laying low for the past few months but this song is a return to form. Hopefully its a sign of more tracks to come.

8. Sampha- Blood on Me

The best way to listen to this song is live. We highly recommend checking him out next time he’s in your town.

9. Lorde- Green Light

Lorde is back and dropping great hits like she hasn’t been gone for years. Welcome back and please don’t leave us again.

10. SZA- Drew Barrymore

All you need to know is that this song is great and Drew Barrymore makes a brief cameo in the video which means you should check it out sooner rather than later.

Honorable Mentions

Humble by Kendrick Lamar
Everything Now by Arcade Fire
Still Beating by Mac DemMarco

Special Honorable Mention

Deez Hands (Featuring Quinta B) by Swizzymack

You may recognize Quinta from Buzzfeed or her viral meme’s on the internet but this song (first launched as a meme) proves that she is more than an internet sensation.

Hong Kong’s hottest indie psychedelic band, Shumking Mansion, and hot new indie rock band, Turing Apples, along with Rolling Stone-reviewed indie band, Fuzzculture, will playing the music to get your feet dancing at All That Junk’s Indie Rock [email protected]’s Cellar