How to interpret the results. Note all the bands here whether they won a top slot or not and just got a nomination... and then go and see them live or buy their music. Make your own decision. How can it be any other way?
I have to write a eulogy for Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead now. Let us all toast to the man.
Best Solo Artist - WEDNESDAY
Hands down Put Wednesday. So much noise get so much melody, all from one guy and some effects pedals. Wednesday's nee album 'Lazarus' is my favorite this year
- Matthew Fischer
Best New Band - GOD HATES
God Hates 'cos they make people nervous
- God Hates
- Flying Guillotine
Other Bands You Nominated: Sasi, W Map, Safe Planet, Spring Fall Sea, Solitude is Bliss, Strange Brew, LALA, 10th Saturday, Lord Liar Boots, FITS, Superunknow, Bobkat.
Best Live Band - DEADTOWN TRASH
Deadtown Trash: great bass and guitar riffs, intense! Really tight as a unit! Very professional on stage!
- Degaruda and Plastic Section
- Count the Thief
- Hariguem Zaboy
Best Band Overall - DEGARUDA
Degaruda. Need I explain more?
- Plastic Section
- Count the Thief
- Solitude is Bliss
- Hariguem Zaboy and Inspirative
Most Valuable Player - MATTHEW FISCHER
Matthew Fischer. Fatty's is still the one place that all bands can play.
- Matthew Fischer - proprietor of music hub and greasy spoon Fatty's Bar and Diner; solo artist; also performs with his band Matthew Fischer and the Fishes.
- Ben Edwards - musician known for Plastic Section, Basement Tape and more recently Flying Guillotine.
- Wannarit Pongprayoon - musician, producer, event organizer, and founder of Panda Records. Currently associated with Rocket Science, Stylish Nonsense, My Post Life, and Plastic Section along with all the Panda Records bands.
Most Underrated - MATTHEW FISCHER
I think Matthew Fischer is very underrated, you should pick up a CD next time you go to Fatty's.
Other musicians you nominated: Nopphon Cheng, Dui - Youth Brush, Danny Duncombe of Count the Thief, Win from The Ginkz, Kimmo Hakala, FITS, Abstraction XL, Hextree, Jenny Lackgren, Eico, Jinta, Aim from Superunknow and Alone Tournament
In fact, there are a lot of underrated musicians - we'll get into that in the Year in Review.
Best Event or Show
For me whenever there was friends, great live music and beer it could have easily been the best day of my life if you had asked me on that day. A few days later I might not even remember what I did the previous weekend.
It was a great year for music.
I think the Degaruda show in Fatty's on the 4th or 5th of September was just amazing. Highlight of the gig was when the band invited Fatty's manager and all round fabulous singer and musician - Guru on stage to perform a cover of the song 'Because The Night' by Patti Smith with them. The energy of that song was out of control with the way Degaruda attacked it. Shock and awe is all I can say about that.
Sofar Sounds Birthday Party.
For me, Deadtown Trash Reunion Show was a fun one.
Neon Indian in Bkk
Sick Of It All at Rock Pub.
Hostess Club Weekender in Bangkok
Thurston Moore Band, Glem Snide and Yo Mo Fo in Whiteline
The Halloween Event at Mustache Bar was fun as were the shows Played by God Hates.
Grass Tone Sound Music Festival #4
Rock n Roll Come Back. This year they just held a smaller festival in Bangkok but will be back in Saraburi in 2016. Easily the best festival vibe in Thailand
Count The Thief at Hangover Bar, Chiang Rai Nov 2015.
Flying guillotine, god hates and rocket science at fattys
Most shows in Livehouse and SofarSounds
Take me to the moonrock - at Play Yard
Recharge @ Brownstone
Panda Records Anniversary gig.
I'd have to say Feedback at Thong Lor Art Space, return of Count, Monomania were beautiful, Fathers on top form, Eico opening, Fwends were adorable and brilliant but Triggs stole the show, those guys, wow! Sofar Sounds with Plastic Section and Fwends was superb also, perfect venue and great tunes and fun.
I liked YOMOFO a lot, but CatFest really united a lot of people and musicians.
goose @ moose
All of them? It was a good year for live music, tons of shows, many that raised the bar either technically or philosophically for Thai music. Behind every show is organizers that could literally be doing anything else that would be less tiring and more financially rewarding, so that makes every one a small miracle.
I guess the Wilderness show. I enjoyed the opening bands as well.
I've been to so many concerts this one is too difficult to answer, Perhaps Psych-Out Festival #2? the line-up was killer.
Sorry, I've got 3 lol: -1 Desecration gig (Feb, at the Immortal) -2 Rock n roll destruction (Oct, Fatty's) -3 Bangkok Trash 2015 (Sept. RCA) -4 Chainsaw massacre tribute (Nov. 28, Brownstone studio)
Noise Market gets better every year. It has a healthy mix of Thai and western bands, and the underground film festival was great.
Anything at Fatty's
Fatty's Flying Guillotine, God Hates x 2 shows, Sofar Sounds birthday, Noise Market November, Whiteline shows, 1979 shows
that brownstone gig in the summer (have no idea what it was called)
Most Popular - Plastic Section
Plastic Section Fast. Solid. Rock and Roll. Every time. Seriously never been to a performance of theirs and was bummed. Plus people are always moving and shakin' when they play, gotta love that.
2015 Rock Philosopher for Life
I'm sorry. Danny. I made a mistake, it's actually Gary Boyle.