Dengue Fever Schedule
This band's music is undeniably infectious - but in a good way! Dengue Fever, the six-member
band from Los Angeles, uniquely blends Cambodian pop music and lyrics with a psychedelic rock. How cool is that? With a rabid
international fan base, catching Dengue Fever in concert should be on your bucket list. You can uncover Dengue Fever at high-profile
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Dengue Fever Background
When Ethan Holtzman journeyed to Cambodia in 1997, he
soon became passionate for Cambodia's take on rock music. He and his brother, Zac Holtzman, who had also grown fond of the
subgenre wholly on his own when residing in San Francisco, assembled musicians to put together a band. Their crowning moment
came when they heard Chhom Nimol, a star in her native country who had once performed for the king and queen of Cambodia,
sing at the Dragon House in Long Beach. The band found their collective voice, and Dengue Fever was born. Striking a chord
in the rock venues and Cambodian clubs of the L.A. region, Dengue Fever caused both fans and critics to stand up and take
notice. They were invited to perform on the Jools Holland Show and afterwards, Ray Davies of the infamous Kinks, described
them as being "a cross between Led Zeppelin and Blondie." L.A. Weekly billed them as the Best New Artist of 2002 and Matt
Dillon, actor/director, personally requested them to cut a Cambodian cover of "Both Sides," by Joni Mitchell. He used it in
his City of Ghosts movie. Their first, self-titled effort mainly included renditions of Cambodian classics. On their sophomore
album, Escape from Dragon House, the band members penned the majority of the tracks like "One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula."
The single was highly praised and featured in Weeds and The Hangover Part II movie. Venus on Earth served as the band's third
LP effort. Peter Gabriel, Real World Records forefather and musician, coined Dengue Fever as: "They're California-based but
have taken '60's Cambodian pop as their main source of inspiration and it's done with style. It's spirited, impassioned."
Following their appearance at New Zealand's Womad festival, Dengue Fever issued Cannibal Courtship. Their latest album, In
the Ley Lines, dropped in 2013.
Dengue Fever Albums
Named after an illness a friend of keyboardist Ethan
Holtzman suffered through, this kind of Dengue Fever is captivating rather than debilitating. Dengue Fever's first disc covered
Cambodia rock tunes from the 1960s and 1970s, including songs from artists like Pan Ron, Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea.
The instantly won over a following and were dubbed L.A. Weekly's Best New Artist in 2002. Escape From Dragon House and Venus
on Earth, the band's follow-up albums, mostly included original material penned by the band. Today the band is still evolving
from cover songs to developing original material and gravitating to recording more songs in Englishversus Khmer rock. The
band's full discography to date includes: Dengue Fever (2003); Dengue Fever EP (EP, 2005); Escape from Dragon House (2005);
Sip Off the Mekong (EP, 2006); Venus On Earth (2008); Sleepwalking Through the Mekong (2009); Cannibal Courtship (2011); and
In the Ley Lines (2013).
Many songs yielded from these efforts made it to film soundtracks and TV shows. For instance,
"Seeing Hands," was featured as the theme song for Sanchez Get High, a UK television series. And, "Escape From Dragon House"
was highlighted in an episode of True Blood.
Dengue Fever Trivia
Dengue Fever is noted not only for their
music and style but for their partnerships with charitable organizations as well. To support causes in Cambodia, they have
donated proceeds from the album, Electric Cambodia, to Cambodian Living Arts. They are also very active with the wildlife
and forest conservation organization Wildlife Alliance and have donated recordings for charity records with the Sweet Relief
Fund. This charity's focus is to provide financial aid to musicians coping with illness, disability or age-related issues.
Dengue Fever Concert Experience
Dengue Fever's authentic, multicultural appeal has enabled them to surpass physical
boundaries as easy as they have musical ones. Their sterling reputation extends beyond the U.S. and Cambodia. Their music
has touched fans all over the planet - from Turkey to Brazil to Mexico to Europe to New Zealand.
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