MV Weekly: Round Eye, A Bu, Demerit
Punk deviants hit the road in Europe, young piano virtuosos hits stardom, and a nightmarish version of the red, white, and blue courtesy of Shanghai fire starters – it’s our latest batch of MVs to make the way including the latest from Demerit, A Bu, and Round Eye. Enjoy!
Upcoming: The Twenties/T6 Weekend Release Show (June 3rd/5th)
Nasty Wizard Recordings release their latest lo-fi cassette wonder – a live document of indie rock favorites The Twenties and experimental duo T6 – with a two different releases shows over the first weekend of June. First up, on Friday, June 3rd, at School Bar, we’ve rounded up a hefty lineup that alongside the blissful indie rock faves The Twenties will include the female fronted post math rock band GriffO, making the trip up from Hangzhou, indie rock ruffians Elenore, and prog rock outfit Electric Lady. Then on June 5th in the late afternoon at experimental safe haven fRUITYSPACE, the experimental project T6, which consists of local artists thruoutin and Noise666 (aka Ding ChenChen) will showcase their side of the release. The music which is made from found objects such as sheet metal, sticks, and various other objects and are used as percussion instruments that are beaten quietly along to the ambient sounds of the room. They’ll be joined by saxophone madman Wang Ziheng and Sheng Jie (gogoj). Two vastly different shows, two vastly different bands – one kick ass cassette release to add to your collection.
Friday, June 3rd at School Bar (9pm)
Ticket: 60 RMB (w/ cassette)
Sunday, June 5th at fRUITYSPACE (4pm)
Ticket: 40 RMB (w/ cassette)
Bring your cassette tape from Friday to fRUITYSPACE and get a discounted ticket
LBM Mixtape No. 96
P.K.14 – Kuai 快 (performs at School May 27)
Wang Shengnan – Crippled Cat 瘸腿的猫 (performs at DDC May 28)
Parachutes on Fire – Tailspin (performs at DDC May 28)
VU – down (performs at fRUITYSPACE May 28)
Djang San – The Future 未来 (With Nora) (performs at Yugong Yishan May 26)
Wang Juan – 春天的印象 (performs at Snail Club May 27)
Ma Xiao – 春天 (performs at 13 Club May 28)
Weekend Update 20.05-22.05
Some big events this weekend as we enter the sweet spot weather wise – (relatively) consistent blue skies alongside cool evenings that haven’t quite cause one to break a sweat. An extended visit from Dalian post rock gods; musical shenanigans at the Old What? Bar (brought to you by your merrily pro bono contributor here); and the return of some of the city’s fiercest grunge and stoner rockers – it’s all in store this weekend – now have a look already! And as always hit up the calendar to get a sneak peek at any shows coming up.
New Releases: yourboyfriendsucks!, The Death Narcissists, Les Enfants Terribles, Zhang Shouwang x Kid Millions
Dream pop that slays the heart, abrasive and jagged stoner rock, a compilation of some of the experimental scenes hottest commodities, and a New York City drummer virtuoso teams up with one of Beijing’s highest regarded indie rockers – it’s our latest look at the what’s hitting the bandcamp shelves this season including fresh releases from yourboyfriendsucks!, The Death Narcissists, Zhang Shouwang x Kid Millions, and the first noise compilation from Shanghai based Bipolar Records. Get some.