7 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at Warehouse Live,813 St. Emanuel. Call the Houston CinemaArts Society, 832-221-1227, or see www.cinemartsociety.org for ticket information.
Dengue Fever was one of our most pleasant discoveries of 2008, when the Los Angeles outfit wowed us with a sold-out performance at the Orange Show. Whether live or on 2008 album Venus on Earth, the Fever's brand of Khmer-American pop-rock is instantly likeable and bears up under repeated listening. Vocalist Chom Nimol has a world-class voice, and works with an ensemble that completely gets the '70s Cambodian pop-rock vibe down so perfectly that every track sounds like a radio hit from the past. On this visit to Houston, the band is performing its original score to the 1925 movie The Lost World. Sponsored by the Houston Cinema Arts Society, the movie will be shown as the band plays its score live. According to Dengue Fever's publicist, the band will be located between the audience and the screen and will face the screen as they perform the score for only the second time. It was originally commissioned by the San Francisco Film Society and performed for a sold-out crowd at the San Francisco film festival last May.