The Gar exploded onto the Beijing music scene in 2007 and entrenched its reputation as indie heavyweights with the release of its self-titled album two years later. The members went on a three-year hiatus with the departure of bassist and founding member Wen Jie, but it appears they’re now back, with a new bassist in Zhu Boxuan (formerly of Hedgehog). The band is nearing the end of a month-long tour to promote its newest EP, City of Burning Identities, and will play tomorrow at Yugongyishan starting at 9 pm (60 yuan presale, 80 at the door). Our music contributor calls The Gar “easily the most talented of the mid-2000s Beijing / Maybe Mars Chinese indie explosion,” and notes that “everyone will be there to cheer on The Gar” tomorrow. Can you tell she’s a fan? Youku video for those in China after the jump.
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