Everyone seems a little ghosted out after the Halloween shenanigans of last week. So no costumes required for this weekend, apart from your usual get-up, of course. The final Fat Festival is on over the weekend too (see P12), and here are some other distractions for the week.
For those with premature music-ageing syndrome (PMS), Chicago are in town tonight (Nov 2) to rekindle their glory days of last century. But there's no denying that when "The Glory of Love" drops, there won't be a single strand of neck hair not standing on end. Whatever floats your boat, we say. If you happen to see us there, we will deny it the next day. The concert is on at Impact Exhibition Hall 1 (Muang Thong Thani, Chaeng Watthana Road, 02-262-3456). Tickets are B1,500-B5,000. Music will be on no later than 8:30pm, so be careful of the heavy Fri traffic.
The big show of the week is on Sat (Nov 3) when Dam Funk, known as LA's "Ambassador of Boogie Funk", will bass his way through town. He's a front-running funk man, committed to the signature sound of the 70s, while putting it in a modern context. It's put on by the ZudRangMa Records and Preduce crews, so should garner an interesting crowd of decent size. Support will come from Maft Sai and Pichy, so might be worth getting down there early at around 10pm for the solid warm-up. It's on at Sonic (90 Sukhumvit Soi 63, between Ekamai Soi 10 and Big C). Entry is B500 with a drink.
If you haven't been down to RCA for a while and feel like paying your respects to Bangkok's most prominent hip hop DJ, try Djaybuddah Birthday on Sat (Nov 3). The larger-than-life spinster has the fingers for the decks and will be out to celebrate in style, no doubt. The party promises to "Spread da Love". It's on at Route66 (Block B, RCA, Rama IX Road, 02-203-0834, www.route66club.com). Details are a little scarce, but entry should be the usual B200, with a midnight-1am peak.
To get your Latino groove on this weekend, try 8th Salsabangkok Fiesta 2012 (www.salsabangkok.com/fiesta2012) on Sun (Nov 4), which will feature extravaganza performances by renowned international constructors, local artists as well as dance workshops, all under the theme of "Salsa De La Rosa". World Salsa Champion Jhesus Aponte and Sheila De Jesus will give up a performance, and with names like those it has to be good. Latin DJ, Henry Knowles from NY and Asian Top DJs Rodrigo (Kyoto) and Bangkok-based DJ Dr. Salsa (France) will lay the Latino beats. Join a workshop later, if you feel like getting your own groove on. Tickets are B800 with a drink and snacks. It's on at Dream Hotel Bangkok (Sukhumvit Soi 15, 02-254-8500).
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- Writer: Richard Mcleish