Tuesday, February 19, 2008

L.A.-based band, Dengue Fever, creates a crazy blend of California surf rock and Cambodian 60s pop music. They just released their third album, Venus On Earth.

Last weekend I interviewed Zac Holtzman, the guitarist/vocalist for Dengue Fever. The band was in town for the San Francisco Indie Film Festival screening of their film "Sleepwalking Through the Mekong", an inspiring documentary about their musical tour through Cambodia. In addition to playing a few lively shows in Phnom Penh, the the band also recorded music with local musicians and visited schools to help teach children learning about music. "We had a stamp from the king that enabled us to go anywhere," Holtzman said.

Dengue Fever will be coming back to San Francisco to play at The Independent on April 18th (tickets go on sale this Sunday at 10 a.m., so get 'em while you can!).

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