Monthly Archives: June 2011

Introducing: Birdstriking

Beijing Generation 6 band Birdstriking.

From the outside: Cowboy Junkies about Beijing & The KAMA festival

Thanks to Badr of Beijing Daze for pointing this one out. Foreign artists Cowboy Junkies blogged about their tour and also about the KAMA festival. Here are the entries in their Tour Diary:

Introducing: Chengdu Music Magazine

Kuddos to Proximity Butterfly to pointing that one out to me in one of the more nice ways, with a gig announcements:

Tonight at the Hemp House, beginning at 21:00, 5 Djs, 3 bands including singer Tree (Shuzi), Gramophonetics, Proximity Butterfly (变色蝴蝶) playing until 2am. It’s a harvest party celebrating chengdumusic.com’s website release. 50rmb includes 1 free beer, all-you-can-eat BBQ and unlimited access to a great time! Looking forward to seeing you there on this beautiful day.
Adios pengyous!
变色蝴蝶
Proximity Butterfly
Via 爱书华

Chengdu Music is a new online blog/magazine featuring local artists from the Chengdu scene and oh well, yeah, DJs as well. They even have a podcast up. Worth to check out!

Hongkong Underground – The Fringe & The Wanch

A little personal note on the side from the mainland news: I had been to Hongkong for the weekend and had the chance to see two gigs over there.

On Friday, 3rd of June, I saw a concert of various bands at The Fringe, a nice bar next to Lan Kwai Fong, the main bar area for expats & tourist on Hongkong Main Island. The audience was mostly indie students and younger crowd along with the occassional photographer. Beer was for sale for ~50HKD and it was only disappointing to see several bands with only 3 songs performing. Exception: Matchbox. Nice band.

On Saturday, June 4th 2011, we headed to The Wanch, a small underground bar, famed for their status as Hash House Harriers bar and with a stage directly next to the entrace. We saw a few bands, the sound system was to be improved (where was the vocal of the last band?) and one could buy CDs of the Hongkong scene. Splendid!

I can recommend everyone to have a look at both bars whenever you have the chance to visit Hongkong.

MAO LIVEHOUSE(shanghai) on Flickr

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MAO LIVEHOUSE(shanghai), a group on Flickr.

A nice group on Flickr show-casting gig photos of the Mao Livehouse in Shanghai.

DRAGON CITY DVD trailer (2011)

This is the trailer for the mainland Chinese DVD release of DRAGON CITY, starring NONAME. It is the first post-apocalyptic, punk rock narrative shot in mainland China. Its world premier will be in Xi’an, summer 2011.

DRAGON CITY (2011) Directed and edited by Darryl Pestilence,
Producers: Yao Rui and Lee Wenge, Cinematography: Yong Faner, Cameras: Yong Faner and Gao Chaohui, Production Manager: Xiao Zheng, Music by: NONAME.

Starring: NONAME (Yao Rui, Zhang Hui, Hong and Mars), David Nestor, Gao Yang, Feng Kai, and Lee Wenge.

A Kids Union Records/Pestilence Pictures International production.

NONAME/ NO NAME are a Xi’an, Shaanxi Province-based punk band from mainland China. They’ve been together since 2000.

Midi Music Festival 2011 Beijing

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A cool set by Di Wu of the Midi Music Festival 2011 in Beijing

Via Flickr:
Midi Music Festival 2011 Beijing
北京2011迷笛音乐节