You know what could have made this video by Nice Peter better? No human babies. MORE PANDAS. The only thing better than more pandas... more baby pandas. The stretching cat was a fine touch, he can stay. But PANDAS is definitely the takeaway message here.
One of Beijing’s original musical successes, Hedgehog, is celebrating its latest album release tomorrow with an all-day party at Yugongyishan. Sun Fun Gun marks Hedgehog’s fifth studio album; “it harkens back to the band’s earlier work of powerful guitars and virtuostic-chaotic drumming held together with sweet lyrics, fun riffs, and nostalgia,” says Ami, our music expert. The... Read more »
Dalian’s Wang Wen (惘闻) is “the granddaddy of Chinese post-rock bands,” says China Music Radar‘s Ami Li, and the guys are in Beijing’s MAO Live House tonight (9 pm) to kick off a nationwide tour to celebrate their latest album release, 0.7. Here they are playing “Lonely God” at Yugongyishan on April 2. Youku video for those... Read more »
Lang Lang, who turns 30 next week, performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and others. The main song in Lang Lang's medley was Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody in Blue #6, which seamlessly transitioned into George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Kid's got some skills.
Looking for Chinese music? The Sound Stage, hosted by Jonathan Alpart on China Radio International, may be your answer. Calling itself "your all-access pass to Chinese new music," it seeks to promote the latest in contemporary Chinese music every week. The above is a sample -- episode two.
I've encountered my fair share of amateur singers, mostly of the older set, at public parks in China, but none have given a performance quite like this guy, captured on video Saturday at the Summer Palace by YouTube user BeijingShenghuo. He gets an A for effort, definitely.