Concert / Psychedelic & World Music LAIR + Monica Hapsari

+ Loon (DJ Set)
Congés Annulés 
Congés Annulés 

LAIR (pronounced lah-eer”, a local dialect for the Indonesian word of lahir”, meaning birth” or, roughly being born”) is a 6‑piece psych-soul/funk outfit hailing from Jatiwangi, West Java, Indonesia.

Formed in 2018, LAIR’s music, lyrics, and its presentation are vivid, inherently gaudy (in a good way), and honest, taking a sizeable chunk of inspiration from classical/​traditional Panturan Tarling, a form of now-grassroot musical/​performance art popular amongst the people of a certain areas in the northern coast of West and Central Java.

Taken outside of the group’s narratives, the music and lyrics speak for themselves, describing in detail, through aural means, how it is to live on the northern shores of the island of Java. The feeling of salt in the humid air; The tiniest drop of sweat as it runs down the neck of truckers zooming down the hectic roads of Pantura; Posters of the coming election candidates plastered throughout the villages; The lingering smell of burnt fuel in the air; The garish set of stickers decorating the windshield of rundown public transports, braving every pothole with their dangerously-rickety wheels; And, most of all, the scorching heat. All lovingly communicated through the charming perspective of the locals.

LAIR and Monica Hapsari — Full Performance (Live