Monthly Archives: August 2010

Midi 2010 in Zhenjiang – Bands updated

Just a quick update on our Midi pages. They are our fastest growing page (in terms of views) at the wiki right now, hence we have just now updated lots of band pages with the latest pics and gossip, check them out!

PS: Had been ill the last days, so not too many posts.

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Finntroll to play at Midi 2010

(Photo courtesy of mathes@getaddicted.org, taken from Finntroll Myspace)

For those guys who don’t know them, Finntroll are legends of Metal! Hailing from Finnland, they are pagan / extreme metalheads spreading their music since 1997. And now, they will come to China for the Midi 2010 Festival in Zhenjiang!

Additionally these foreign bands have been already announced:

Artist of the week: Finger Family (指人儿)

Within the last few year it seems there is a new wave of new and fresh young Chinese rock bands starting out, acting both confident and convincing. Even though formed in 2008, Finger Family definately is one of the best representative of this new wave of Chinese rock. Just like front girl Jojo’s natural appearance, also their is cute and naive and yet powerful, i saw them once live on Yixian Festival and they played very tight, they sure know how to rock! Off-stage their are just a lovely bench of humble and shy young kids but on-stage they are a hord of unleashed wild animals. I wonder how come such a young band can have such professional songwriting and playing skills. If i do a festival all my fave Chinese bands, Finger Family would be on top of my wish list and i would grant them the extra play time they deserve to fully expose their energy. So far they already made it to play on all the most important festivals and even appeared on TV serveral times. Unbelievable they still are an unsigned band but no need to worry, just like power girl Jojo said, five fingers hold together is a strong fist that can crush through any difficualties and hindernesses. If they dont come out big time within foreseeable time there must be something wrong with the Chinese rock scene. Respect and all the best! – Yang

MIDI Announcement: Zhenjiang Midi Music Festival 2010

The Midi Festival has announced the first bands to participate. Also the first foreign bands have been confirmed.

All info at the wiki…

Update: Took the bands offline for some time until I get the full list.

Updating RiC: Chinese rock history / Calendar

Just a quick update to everybody out there, that we are currently revising and updating the History of Rock Music in China. Over the past two years there have been numerous additions in our wiki, such as new bands, more festivals and influential records. All these data has been taken into account and some of the older sections of the history, e.g. the 90s or early 2000s have been updated.

Additionally we now boast a calendar in the timeline section of the web and are going to extend that portion as well. Kuddos to Indiepedia for the idea.

Zuoxiao Zuzhou interviewed

Tim Hathaway interviewed Chinese rock legend Zuoxiao Zuzhou about his collaboration with Canadian band Cowboy Junkies and also his relationship to the contemporary art scene of China. My personal quote of the day:

They consider me a folk artist as well. I think I’m actually a bit more wild than that.

Read the whole interview either at China Digital Times or at The China Beat.

Zuoxiao Zuzhou is the guy behind former rock legend band No.

7th Beijing Punk Festival

8.21 7th Beijing Punk Festival @ Beijing Mao Livehouse

Bands: Unsafe, The Dancers, Early Bus, Discord, The Unregenerate Blood, Nazi Dogs, Hell City, DH & Chinese HellcatsMiSanDao