Monthly Archives: February 2007

The 4 Sivits Interview

The 4 Sivits

February 22nd 2007, Azchael of http://www.rockinchina.com interview The 4 Sivits, an oldschool hardcore punk band from Germany destined to perform on Chinese stages this April…

Their website: http://www.the4sivits.net/

Their tourdates: Tour schedule 2007

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Artist of the week: Overload

 Overload

In September 1991 when main songwriter and guitarist Gao Qi left his former hard rock band The Breathing, he found a new band Overload together with Han Hongbin on Guitars and Zhao Muyang on the drums, on the four-strings was Wang Xiaozhong, who became bassplayer of later famous rock band Zeropoint (LING DIAN). Mastermind Gao Qi was the main songwriter of all the hits this band had and let his fave for metal guitaring flow into the songs. Before they came to release the only album, Gaoqi decided to leave because of personal and musical differences. His talent for writing catchy and emotional melodies shall bring another band to Chinas Olymp of Rock.

OVERLOAD was one of the most important bands in the Rock history of China. Their early days acting influenced most of the Chinese metal and hard rock fans. Maybe they would even write Chinas Rock history anew if they can make it to release another record like their debut in the golden age of rock before 1994. Maybe they also will consider to return to their metal rules when Chinas heavy metal becomes a new force in 10 years?

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Re-TROS and Lonely China Day on U.S. Tour

Re-TROS

More international tours by Chinese musicians are coming to light right now. This time around it’s the guys and gals in the U.S. being particularly lucky.

On tour throughout the east cost and the Midwest are the post-punk band Re-TROS aka Rebuilding the Right of Statues and indie-rock band Lonely China Day. See the full schedule below.

03/02/07 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/03/07 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03/04/07 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
03/05/07 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03/06/07 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
03/08/07 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop
03/09/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
03/10/07 – Richmond, VA – Gallery5
03/11/07 – Boone, NC – Black Cat Burrito
03/12/07 – Columbia, SC – The (art) Garage
03/14-18/07 – Austin, TX – SXSW, venues tba

The tour will be finished off by playing at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.

Also both Re-TROS and Lonely China Day have produced professional music videos. Check out the Re-TROS song TV Show (Hang the Police) on MySpace and Lonely China Day’s One below.

Beijing HipHop – MC Battle

Young Kin

There is a very nice episode on Current TV about the underground hip hop scene in Beijing. It features Beijing MC Young Kin competing against some Taiwanese guy in an MC Battle.

Check it out on Current TV: MC Beijing Battle

(Via: YouMeiTI 有媒体)

Sonic Youth in Beijing and Shanghai in April

Sonic Youth are coming for their first ever gig in China to Shanghai and Beijing in April.

They will be playing Beijing on the 23rd of April at The Star Live and Shanghai on the 24th at The Paramount. See the bands calendar and the organizer Spli-t for more information.

SMZB Europe Tour 2007

SMZB in 2006

Chinese punk band SMZB is going on a Europe Tour in 2007. Dates below:

Our info on the band: SMZB at the RiC Wiki

Website of the band: http://www.smzb.com

March:
29-Sweden-TBA
30-Sweden-Vj-Club Jailhouse

April:
1-Day off / Travel day
2-Germany-TBA
3-Austria-Wien-Movimento
4-Austria-TBA
5-Germany-Konstanz-tba
6-Germany-Freiburg-tba
7-Germany-Offenburg-tba
8-TRAVEL DAY
9-Germany-Potsdam-Archiv
10-Germany-Zittau-cafe emil
11-Germany-Dresden-Chemiefabrik
12-Germany-TBA
13-Germany-Halle-TBA
14-Germany-Leipzig-Zoro
15-Germany-Berlin-Tommy Haus
16-Day off
17-Germany-TBA
18-Germany-TBA
19-Germany-Bentheim-Jugendhaus
20-Germany-Hamburg-LoBusch
21-Germany-Flensburg-Hafermarkt
22-Denmark-Copehagen
23-Day off
24-Norway-Oslo
25-Norway-Trondheim-UFFA
26-Norway-Lillehammer-Felix
27-Norway-Bergen
28-Norway-Stavanger Punk Festival
29-Day Off
30-Norway-Porsgrunn

May:
1-Norway-Arendal
2-Day off
3-TBA
4-Sweden-Orebro-Klubb Idiot
5-Sweden-Goteborg-Showdown

Video: Cui Jian at Shanghai JZ Club

There is a live video of Cui Jian performing in Shanghai’s JZ Club on January, 29th.

You can watch it here on Chinese Tudou Video Sharing website.

(Via: Shanghaiist)