Listen to Vietnamese music online at Quan Cafe.
There is a lot of music here, thousands and thousands of songs, but the service is sometimes erratic -- the site crashes, or causes my computer to crash. And a lot of the songs come across militaristic, in a Soka Gakkai vibe.
Viet Channels: More of a pop vibe, lots of songs on the Anh yeu em tip.
Download Chi can anh yeu em du from BeeMP3.
Luuk Thung music from Thailand!
Luuk Thung (children of the fields) or Thai country music developed in the 1960s with singers reflecting on the hardships of living, loving and working in rural Thailand. The Suphanburi area has traditionally been home of many Luuk Thung musicians. The biggest star of all was Pompuang Duanjan. Her role was to invent electronic Luuk Thung. This produced a kind of hybrid pop music. The first Luuk Thung radio station was launched in 1977 at a time of economy collapse. Listeners found the music reflected their own state of mind. Since then it has grown ever more popular in Thailand.
Khao San Road is a great place to dance to imported beats including house music and drum and bass, but while you are here, you might as well listen to some local tunes as well. Even better, start listening to them before you even get here. Here are the home pages and listening sites of some of the popular bands in Bangkok at the moment:
Acid Lilly http://www.acidlily.net/
Bear Garden http://bear-garden.pandarecords.com
Brandnew Sunset http://www.brandnewsunset.com/
The Eastbound Downers http://www.eastbound-downers.com/
Modern Dog http://www.moderndog.biz/
Neuter Lover http://www.en-light.com/
Surrender of Divinity http://www.unholyhorde.com/sod/
System Sucker http://www.geocities.com/system_sucker/
Here are some MySpace specific band sites:
Acid Lily http://www.myspace.com/acidlily
Bangkok Alcohol Bangkok punk at its most mindless, in a lurid format only MySpace could properly provide: http://www.myspace.com/bangkokalcohol
Born From Pain http://www.myspace.com/xbornfrompainx
Born Stubborn http://www.myspace.com/bornstubbornband
Brand New Sunset http://www.myspace.com/brandnewsunset
The Darlings http://www.myspace.com/thedarlings
First Lady http://www.myspace.com/firstladyband
Gramaphone Children http://www.myspace.com/gramaphonechildren
Left of Me http://www.myspace.com/leftofme
Lucifer Sam http://www.myspace.com/lucifersamkhonkaenagencyl
Neuter Lover http://www.myspace.com/neuterlover
Predict From Star http://www.myspace.com/predictfromstar
Sleep Inn http://www.myspace.com/sleepinn Snail http://www.myspace.com/snailband Stage Clear http://www.myspace.com/stageclear Sweet Mullet http://www.myspace.com/sweetmullet Victory of Loser http://www.myspace.com/victoryofloser