Long time no see, Beijing Creamers. Hope you all had a nice holiday last week. Yep. Welp. Weather is nicer, festival season approaching, lots of interesting and wonderful bands and bullshit coming to Beijing soon, blah, blah, blah. Zzzzzzz. God, who can even muster the energy anymore, eh!
So, um… yeah. Here's another Chinese punk band for you to get into. Another bunch of reprobate Chinese kids playing that punk rock.
Once more unto the breach, eh, my friends… Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. A bit of a quieter one, actually, for that Beijing rock 'n' roll this weekend, compared to the last few weeks of busy stages and crowded schedules. Just a few good ones out there. PiL, of course, is playing over at Yugong Yishan, but you've probably already made your mind up about that. If you are going, you're familiar with the early flash hits of the band in the '80s -- "Rise," "This is Not a Love Song" and all that -- but in case you haven't had a chance yet, you should check out some of the new stuff from their comeback 2012 album This is PiL.
Welp. T.G.I.F., Beijing Creampies, it's Friday and you know what that means: more musical obscura from Youku to wind down the work week and ring in the weekend.
Real special video this week. Real next-level shit. What we've got here is a new experimental psychedelic four-piece coming out of the countryside, currently tearing up the weibo with their fresh, free-form mix of Eastern and Western instrumentation and Influences.
Anyways, time to celebrate, Beijing Creamsicles. St. Patrick's Day is on Sunday, and there's no better way to get prepped for it than cranking up the above viddy. What you're watching up there is Wuhan heavyweights SMZB, bar room heroes every last one of them, kicking out one of their most famous jams, "Scream for Life," to a hometown crowd at something called the Southlake Music Festival back in 2007.
Hello Beijing Cream readers. My name is Morgan and I work at this other website called Smart Beijing, wherein we specialize in nothing but hard-hitting lifestyle journalism and hard-hitting venue addresses. The Tao is outsourcing these Friday Night Musical Outros to me so that he can concentrate full-time on his own true journalistic passions, which is the kids shitting in airports beat and hobo fights coverage.
The "electro formation" White+ (evolved out of "White") is playing at School Bar tomorrow alongside another Maybe Mars band, Snapline. Josh Feola of Smart Beijing calls this band a "complex beast," and one of the more important players in the city's contemporary music scene. Worth a look if you're down for indie music in a comfy setting.
San Jose rapper Antwon may not have the strongest connection with China, but he's our Outro tonight thanks to the above video, shot at The Geisha Club in Shanghai. The song is off his latest mix tape, In Dark Denim, which SPIN describes as "a collection of apocalyptic sex raps."
Here's your ode to the Spring Festival migration: "Money or No Money, Home for the Holidays," composed by Li Ke and performed by Wang Baoqiang, about a person who longs to get home come hell or high water. Home is not where your heart is, after all; it's where your family's at. Godspeed, everyone.