This one has been a bit under the radar, probably due to the high number of special shows we’ve had in Beijing the last few weeks. Still, plenty of time remains to go and check out this huge archive of British contributions to Rock n Roll from the last 50 years.
Here is an extract from the press kit:
In a recent City Weekend blurb, Blake Stone-Banks — the magazine’s former nightlife editor — articulates a phenomenon that has been flitting around my brain for about a year now. That’s Beijing’s “electro underground,” and its aesthetic overlap with experimental music.
[Let me first state for the record that I acknowledge there are no genre labels less precise than “electronic music” and “experimental music.” For the sake of this article let’s say electronic music is anything that has a beat not produced by a live drummer and experimental music is… fuck it, that phrase is meaningless.]
I’ve been itching to check out the ‘new D-22’, XP in all its glory since the Sally Can’t Dance Festival, and though I wanted to hold off till one of their Sunday parties, which seem like a great addition to the weekly lineup, but I just couldn’t resist. So against the efforts of my friends to keep me away and get over to Temple (which I eventually did anyway), I trucked over to the XP (or XiaoPing) to check out electronic artist thruoutin and the one-man band Low Bow.