Beijing Slice Ep.05: The Creators Project

Beijing Slice Ep05
Here it is, The Good Doctor’s video from Saturday’s The Creators Project at 798′s Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts, featuring a long DJ set by former LCD Soundsystem lead man James Murphy. Take a long hard look, Beijing: this is you. Kind of. Not you. I don’t recognize you. Come to think of it… aren’t you... Read more »

Beijing Slice Ep.04: The Taco Bar

Beijing Slice Ep04
The crew headed into the hutongs to watch Kin make tacos for his Taco Bar, a hole-in-the-wall joint whose reputation is spreading through word of mouth. The music is Mexican Fly, by Serakina. Video by The Good Doctor. Previously: A Taste of Home. |Beijing Slice Archives|

Beijing Slice, Ep.03: A Taste Of Home

Beijing Slice Ep03
The Good Doctor, Candice and friends were recently invited to cook for Cambodian acrobats at Beijing International Art University. A chance to give hard-working kids a taste of home? Of course they accepted. The music that starts at the 4:12 mark is “Pagode Onirique” by Real Rice. Previously: Boating in Beijing. |Beijing Slice Archives|

Franz Nicolay Of The Hold Steady Fame Delivers Memorable Performance At Yugong Yishan

Franz Nicolay Yugongyishan featured image
Allow me to categorize, in an admittedly clumsy manner, the options expats have for international music in Beijing: * Foreign bands, usually rather amateurish, that live in China. * Past-their-prime bands or solo acts that have little more than nostalgia on their side (think Ian Brown or any individual Ramone). * Super big-pop acts that no one really likes (Lil' John, Akon). * Up-and-coming bands that may eventually make it big, or may suck rather hard (Common, Owl City). For music lovers, that's not much to look forward to, so it's incumbent upon us to take chances. I hit the jackpot last night at Yugong Yishan.