Khruangbin Show in Jakarta Indonesia
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Khruangbin is Coming To Indonesia for Lokatara Live 2019!

US’ funk trio, Khruangbin, are about to embark on a tour of Asia and Indonesia is included as one of their destinations. The group who debuted with its album “The Universe Smiles Upon You” in 2015 will be here on March 18th, 2019. The event is promoted and organized by Lokatara Live who collaborates with VICE Indonesia. Becoming the first act that was announced for this session, Khruangbin will perform at Empirica, SCBD. In 2018, Lokatara Live has organized shows for various musicians like Phum Viphurit and Lamp. Lokatara Live has promised to bring out more foreign performers in 2019 and Khruangbin got the honor to be its first guest. For those who aren’t familiar with the band yet, let us give you a simple introduction to their amazing music. Laura Lee, Mark Speer, and Donald Johnson hail from Houston, Texas. Unlike their peers who do funk music, this band clearly stated in an interview with Noisey that their music is drawn from Thai’s funk music from the ’70s. This causes their music to heavily contain oriental vibes from Thai’s lounge or discotheque.

Khruangbin Show in Jakarta IndonesiaKhruangbin has also cited surf music and psychedelic to be their influences. “White Gloves” could be your safest introduction to the band, as this song was the one that catapulted their career into a wider mass. They have recently put out their second album called “Con Todo El Mundo” in which they inserted influences from Mexican or Latin music. Don’t worry though, because their Thai funk music is still apparent in this album. You can clearly get more surf-rock influence in a track like “Maria Tambien”. They have been getting recognition from a huge outlet like NPR who did a Tiny Desk Concert with this trio. While most of their songs are only instrumental, you can still find some songs to sing along to. Stay tuned to @lokataralive if you are interested to buy the tickets for their show next March.

UPDATE: The presale tickets for Khruangbin’s show in Jakarta is sold for IDR290,000 through Eventevent’s app while the normal price will be sold at IDR379,000. The presale tickets are reportedly sold out, but the normal price tix are still available here.