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:
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.
When I set out to organize ‘dazeFEAST last year in June, I had absolutely no idea it turn into a gigantic party with over 800 people showing up at 2 Kolegas on a sunny June afternoon. I also had no idea that Beijing would grace us with such a beautiful day considering that the previous Thursday, the city was flooded beyond belief with cars literally floating about the streets. ‘dazeFEAST was so mind-blowing that i figured it best to just make it a one off and keep the memories.
As the months went by and people asked, my answer stayed the same: No Way… It Ain’t gonna be the same…. too mafan…
An then I thought better of it… ‘dazeFEAST was about celebration, friends, music, good times and just partying it out with my music buddies in my favorite venue in town! It’s got no standards to live-up to and as long as myself and the musicians are there, we have enough people to drink the bar empty! So guess what folks? for the third year anniversary of the blog
You’ve asked! They’ve asked!
They volunteered, I Agreed!!
Say Hello to ‘dazeFEAST 2012!!!
what: ‘dazeFEAST 2012
when: Saturday June 23rd 2012 – Starting at 4:00 p.m.
where: 2 Kolegas
who: my favorite bands as well as anyone who appreciates a good party
how much: No Cover Charge.. please support the bands by buying merch
so, to wet your appetite, here is some of what you can expect ( in no particular order)
SUBS – 杀不死乐队
Devils at the Crossroads
Bad Mamasan – 坏妈妈桑乐队
Amazing Insurance Salesmen – 保险超人乐队
Perpetual Motion Machine – 永动机乐队
Nucleus – 核乐队
Randy Abel Stable – 马厩
Residence A – A公馆
Flying Mantas – 飞翔的魔鬼鱼乐队
Li Xia (solo) – 李夏
Ember Swift (solo) – 子玉
Lulu Galore & Friends
Richard Todd (solo)
Capoeira – 巴西战舞
Bluegrass Jam – 兰草音乐 Jam
Mademoiselle – 大小姐乐队
and more surprises….
How about them bands folks? We’re gonna rock Beijing all over again! So, save the date and get ready… we’re gonna start with some roast lamb in the afternoon, have some capoeira on the grass and enjoy ourselves one hell of a party. I hope to see you there! Keep your eyes on this space for more info!!
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)
TOMORROW: WED JUNE 13th @ XIAOPING
SKIP SKIP BEN BEN
+ ONE (1) SECRET GUEST BAND
BEIJING DAZE: I’ve criticized Voodoo Kungfu just as much as I bathed them with praise in the past, Much like their charismatic leader, I was not willing to settle with anything less than greatness from them. Tell you what folks, 2 weeks ago, as they delivered their last performance ever to a packed Mao Livehouse, they were at the top of their game. Put it this way: words that could describe the power, intensity and overall feeling of that night do not exist.. I can’t think of any that would do them justice!
To say Mao Live was packed would be an understatement… it was a death-pit and a catastrophy waiting to happen but no one cared! The 600+ faithful that gathered to pay their tribute to one of the most charismatic figures and entities that graced the Yaogun Scene. The place was covered in small chunks of paper carrying calligraphy. Those were hanging on the ceilings, on the instruments, thrown on the stage, into the audience etc… The place was packed by 8:30 even though the band didn’t start until much after 9:30.. it didn’t matter, it was the calm before the storm!
With Daze Feast preparations well underway, and BD’s new baby, Cuju, due to open next week, things are little busy here at Daze HQ, but you can be sure that’s not going to stop us catching some tunes! Here’s a few of the shows that have caught our attention this weekend:
Friday June 1
HitWeek China 2012 @ Tango 3rd Floor
Italian acts La Fame di Camillia and Negrita are joined by local friends Shanren for night two of cross-cultural fun at Tango. The party kicks off Thursday night with Subsonica, La Fame di Camillia along with Zhou Yunshan & Ruins.
DEAD J & SULUMI @ XIAOPING; MAY 30th
XIAOPING 北京 西城区 XP俱乐部 (地安门十字路口，西南角)
douban event: http://www.douban.com/event/16555021/
DONGDONGDONG (Brad Seippel DJ set)
DAN LENK DJ set
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.