Here’s a bit of music news followed by something you can do for Chinese rock. The media-starved Chinese indie scene got a huge push on Sina Weibo this week when blogger Han Han found time between his car racing and corporate whoring to plug Shijiazhuang’s well-respected indie quartet Omnipotent Youth Society. This is a big... Read more »
The Beijing outfit Perpetual Motion Machine, formed just last year, is already preparing to release a second album, Imperial City Diary (皇城饮恨录). They'll be playing tonight at Blue Stream Bar to celebrate. Live Beijing Music describes it as "a concept album of sorts, one that gives a rock and roll history lesson on this great city (the band has often before made references to China’s history)."
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjm99zfydaM] Our first musical outro of the calendar year comes at the strong behest of contributor Matt, whose love for Faye Wong knows no bounds. You might know Faye from Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express and 2056 2046, but she was famous before those roles and will forever be for her songs, including The Last Blossom 《开到荼蘼》, off the 1999... Read more »
There are lots of New Year’s parties and shows in the next few days for those of you in Beijing. The Beijinger has a run-down of where to get down, while Beijing Daze has a list of shows coming up. The band we’re featuring here — described by Daze as “the next big band” – will be... Read more »
We're OK with the Friday Night Musical Outro coming in a bit late today because this show's gonna be good: on Monday -- Christmas Eve -- Mao Livehouse is hosting a Christmas Party featuring Snapline, Residence A, LILISAY, and CNdY (100 rmb/door, 80 advance; 8:30 pm).