With shows in San Francisco, Portland, Olympia and Seattle, we have sadly bid adieu to our fabulous chanteuse, Diana Hayes, as a chapter of Neung Phak comes to a close. Likewise, we wish keyboard madman Jason Stamberger happy travels. Neung Phak will rise again.
But even in death, we merchandise! Our new album is in progress, and our first CD is now BACK IN PRINT! It can be ordered here. T-shirts to be listed for sale shortly.
2006 - 2007:
San Francisco again!
July 12, 9:00P: Rickshaw Stop with Apocalypse Puppet Theater PLUS Sublime Frequencies DJ set. $8 Advance/$10 Door
West Coast shows!
Mar 26 2007 8:00P SHARP: The Independent (with OOIOO) San Francisco, California
Mar 27 2007 8:30P: The ECHO (with OOIOO) Los Angeles, California
Apr 13 2007 9:00P: Doe Bay Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
Apr 14 2007 8:00P: Someday Lounge (w/Master Musicians of Bukkake & Porest) Portland, Oregon
Apr 15 2007 8:00P: Jules Mayes Tavern (w/Master Musicians of Bukkake & Porest) Seattle, Washington
Upcoming Shows in EUROPE
Jan 19 2007: Le LIEU UNIQUE, Nantes, FRANCE
Jan 20 2007: Kunstencentrum, Hasselt, BELGIUM
Jan 21 2007: WORM, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Neung Phak/Mono Pause heads to Europe for the very first time! Further performance/ticket details to be announced soon.
- Last-minute NEUNG PHAK live performance -
On November 4, a horrendous tragedy struck the Japan-based band DMBQ -
their tour van, carrying the band and their manager and friend Michelle
Cable, was struck by a car in Delaware, causing the van to roll down
an embankment and into the path of an oncoming truck. Their beloved
drummer, Mana "China" Nishiura, also the drummer for Shonen Knife, was
ejected from the van and killed, and the rest of the passengers sustained
serious injury. Michelle
Cable booked (and housed) Mono Pause on our first tour in 2002 and has
been a loyal supporter; for this and every other conceivable reason we
will headline a benefit show which has been arranged to help raise funds
to support those who were uninsured. It takes place at San Francisco's
2565 Mission Street, at 9:00 PM. Neung Phak will headline. This
was to be DMBQ's penultimate show on their US tour, so it is with no
shortage of humility and sadness that we will take the stage in their
stead, and in honor of China's memory. Requested donation is $10.
9/11/2005 - New FUCKING USA 7" now available for sale! - A very small amount of this new 7" EP release on the Abduction label has been procured for sale over at Electro Motive Records. No expense was spared in flying Neung Phak to North Korea to record the A-side battle-cry tune - the first time an imperialist U.S. "rock band" has appeared on the soil of this forbidden nation! The B-side features two cuts recorded live on the air at Evanston, Illinois' WNUR FM.
- BATTLE OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN BANDS: Neung Phak vs. Dengue Fever...
live on stage! - For the
first time in this or any hemisphere, Neung Phak and L.A.'s Dengue Fever
perform on the same co-headlining bill at the Great American Music Hall
on Friday, August 5! Click here for
details and to purchase tickets.
- PUSSER'S PIHN PLAYS SAN FRANCISCO AGAIN - Neung Phak
spinoff project, Pusser's Pihn, the all-Lao/Thai groove project led
by ace pihn/guitar player Brently Pusser,
hits the "enlarged" Hemlock Tavern (1131
Polk St. San Francisco - (415)923-0923). Also on the bill are Alvarius
B. AND the Master Musicians of Bukkake. What a hoe-down!
10/29/2004 - HALLOWEEN WEEKEND WITH NEUNG
PHAK AND SUN CITY GIRLS
- Neung Phak/Mono Pause again shares the stage with
Sun City Girls at the Bottom
of the Hill, San Francisco on Friday, October 29. The big humdinger
of a show also features Six Organs of Admittance and DJ Ursula,
and it's the Girls' sole Bay Area appearance. Sure to be a sell-out,
so get your tickets early at the (evil) Ticketweb.com or come early
to the venue. SPECIAL BRAND-NEW LIMITED CD-R TO BE UNVEILED
AT THE SHOW!
5/7-9/2004 - NEUNG PHAK INVADES THE MIDWEST
IN SUPPORT OF SUN CITY GIRLS!
The chameleonic trio from Seattle-by-way-of-Arizona known
as Sun City Girls will headline three midwest shows in May with
Neung Phak in support.
FRI 5/7: CHICAGO, IL- The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western - (773)276-3600
SAT 5/8: MADISON, WI - CANCELLED! Replaced by...
SAT 5/8: MILWAUKEE, WI - Onopa Brewing Company, 735 E.
Center St. - (414)264-3630
SUN 5/9: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Triple Rock Social Club - 629 Cedar Avenue
- NEW MP3s UP FOR DOWNLOAD Share
and enjoy two live recordings from the Ivy Room in December 2003...
a frenetic version of live favorite Cheer and a morlam
featuring the guest violin of Patty Liu. Both are from the early
evening set and were not broadcast live on KALX FM.
4/14/2004 - NEUNG PHAK LIVE! Neung
Phak plays their great hits, at the extremely intimate Hemlock Tavern
(1131 Polk St. San Francisco - (415)923-0923) on WEDNESDAY 4/14,
with Soft from Japan in the opening slot. Show
begins around 10:30 PM. The Hemlock only holds about 70 people,
so don't say you weren't warned if you find it very crowded in there
or are unable to get in. Neung Phak will play again someday.
11/5/2003 - NEUNG PHAK DEBUT CD NOW
15 tracks of Thai-Issan-Cambodian/Khmer-Vietnamese-Taiwanese-West
Oaklandese full-flavored HITS, now available for your consumption
via the Abduction label.
ORDER IT HERE for $13 postage-paid in the USA/Canada
or $14.50 postage paid anywhere else, or ask for it by name at your
local record mart.
BUT CHEAPER RIGHT HERE!!! (Orders processed via PayPal)
the USA/Canada... $13
Anywhere else... $14.50
12/20/2003 - LAST LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR A WHILE -
The Ivy Room, 858 Solano Ave., Albany - 510-524-9299 -
TWO SHOWS with San Francisco's CONDOR opening!
8pm early show and 11pm late show. Same set both times, so
don't become excited.
5/2003 - Secret "guest" vocalist appears in studio for
appearance on upcoming debut album, slated for fall '03 release
on the Abduction label. Details to follow as available.
1/2003 - Mysterious "bootleg" CD-R appears with a handful
of rough and/or live recordings.
7/2002 - Neung Phak (Mono Pause)
completes first West Coast/Southwest tour with Aavikko.
September 15, 2001
- Neung Phak makes its first public appearance, four days after
four buildings and three planes make history.