JOSH: The small & beloved WHAT BAR is having its annual “holy shit we’re still here!” shindig over the October holiday, which will be a tense one given the whole massive international conflict/major power transition about to go down things that are making Beijing a tense place to be these days even if you’re not posted up literally right next to the nation’s military & political headquarters. How’s that for a run-on sentence!
pangbianr celebrates on Oct 1 w/ some of them old familiar sounds:
beijing summer recap radio podcast is up on douban and soundcloud
100 Flowers is a roots-level view of the of the contemporary Chinese musical underground. The aim of this column is to articulate the contingencies of the Chinese scene and arrive at a parallax view of Chinese society from the perspective of its most peripheral negotiators. Read the previous entry here, and email the author here.
“To speak of ‘experimentation’ in China means to discuss it literally: Every single person in the entire country experiments daily and tries out new things. This is particularly true of the last decade. In pre-Olympic Beijing any street, building, restaurant, store, company or regulation could be transformed or even disappear at any given moment. The Nike advertising slogan ‘Everything Is Possible’ reflects the spirit of these times.”
You’ve noticed probably that the frequency of posts is a bit on the downside and that mostly due to juggling a full time job with a my opening of a little Sports Bar. The amount of time i have to check out shows is still decent but I’m not finding enough time to write. That said, last Friday, Beijing had one of those “must see” shows where one drops everything they’re doing and goes to attend: In this case, it was Hanggai’s unplugged gig at 2 Kolegas right before they set off to tour Europe and the US. Extra bonus point, the show was outdoors. The story behind this one is that a few months ago, the band was in Europe and they suffered a power outage right before the show. They decided to give it a go unplugged and had tons of fun.. they had so much fun that they decided to do it again.
special little night on thurs at xiaoping
Brad and Michael of Yantiao will be performing as the backing band for Wellington’s Ash Smith and running through a bit of Ash’s ‘Secret Knives’ material as he travels through Beijing. Rhys (Pairs) and Laurent (Battle Cattle) ran this operation when he was in shanghai, and it was so well received, we figured that we should give it a shot up here in the ‘jing.
also performing that night are JIA HUIZHEN and NMLK
LIVEBEIJINGMUSIC: Skip Skip Ben Ben @ Xiaoping
Tonight THURS June 14th @ XIAOPING
XIAOPING: 地安门十字路口，西南角 (著名的栗子铺“秋栗香”的后面)
JINGWEIR Radio Podcast #4: Spring 2012 (上)
00:01 (1) Thruoutin - Chicano Heaven Blast http://site.douban.com/thruoutin/
03:50 (2) Skip Skip Ben Ben - NNYYY http://site.douban.com/skipskipbenben
08:20 (3) Dear Eloise - On The Street http://www.douban.com/group/216712/
12:13 (4) Soviet Pop - Live at Hotcat Club http://site.douban.com/sovietpop/
14:56 (5) The Offset: Spectacles - Dead Air http://the-offsets.bandcamp.com/
19:45 (6) Hedgehog - Heart on Fire http://site.douban.com/hedgehog/
24:08 (7) Immune - Dextromethrphan http://site.douban.com/immune/
From JINGWEIR zine issue #3, available for free in PDF:
Birdstriking - 7pm Television (punk/noise-pop/beijing)
[from their self titled 2011 release]