OTS: Punk It Spring (10.04.2015)
Behind we are over here at LBM – I mean this already feels like ages ago. Snake Livehouse, punks galore, and six hours of nonstop bombast energy. Floors ridden with broken bottles, crowd surfing misfits, and camaraderie to the fullest degree, the first day of Punk It Spring was aces through and through, with a little help from hardcore street ragers Laisee, the WTF jazz riffing appeal of Zankou, the theatrically diverting Bastards of Imperialism, the always welcomed (and on fire) bombast of The Diders, the old school unity of Gum Bleed, as well as the breakneck hooliganism of Japanese legends Jet Boys and Wuhan celtic punk faves SMZB. Full house, indeed.
Surprised this song made it past the censors. Rad. Check the assortment of videos and pictures below (ed’s note: this was hell to edit and put together due to a few audio mishaps, a computer which continues to eat away at my footage, and it being my first go around with my new camera – forgive the less than average quality)
New Releases: Pan, Li Daiguo, Song Yuzhe, Anna & Chenbiao
Soundtrack music for a modern China, indie pop songwriting at its finest, post rock with a Christian mindset, and world music that enlightens and mystifies – hyperboles abound in this week’s roundup of the latest album and tunes to ramshackle LBM’s head space. It’s a mad mad world so enjoy and listen to the newest releases from Li Daiguo, Pan, Anna & Chenbiao, and Song Yuzhe. Enjoy.
In Pictures: Sealed Jar, Delusions of Color (XP 06.05.2015)
While the future of XP is still uncertain , it’s good to know the venue is back in the business of giving up and coming bands a showcase to strut their stuff. That’s where Wednesday nights come in —- a night that has been put aside to do exactly that. I was lucky enough earlier this month to check out two such bands – bands whose sounds are just reaching the public, and bands whose sounds might just perk up some ears and get people talking. And while the three piece Color of Delusion could easily fall into Maybe Mars’s catalogue of bands that dig the hell out of Velvet Underground, there’s an inherent willingness to push that aesthetic further and twist it apart for your sonic pleasure. Wet behind the ears for sure, but much promise. On the other hand, Sealed Jar, won me over completely. Earnest, melodic, with their hearts firmly on their sleeves, the electronic-guitar duo aren’t going to have people falling head over heels or starting a mosh pit. Instead, what we have here is an ambient-based indie pop songwriting at it’s finest – not afraid to takes it’s time, and not afraid to go for those high notes. Very much impressed I was – so much, that I’ve booked them for the next Gulou Double Decker. About time we all tried something new. Check out more pictures below.
MV Monday: SPICE, Djang San, New Pants, Wootacc
Get those eyeballs of yours ready cause have we got the view for you —- a new batch of music videos to get down and dirty with, including vids from Jilin rapper Wootacc, Hangzhou electro rock outfit SPICE, East-West revisionist Djang San, and disco rock veterans New Pants. Have a peek.
LBM Mixtape #54