In Pictures: The Diders, Bastards of Imperialism (School 27.06.2015)
One of the many pleasures at browsing through Stech’s photo collection, is there’s usually a point in the night where the Precis editor and frequent LBM photojournalist goes off the grid. A point the night, where our man has given all he’s got, and finds the closest restaurant, taxi, or corner to call it a night. That’s not a dig – in fact, Stechs’ photography is at its best when documenting the merry pranksters and misfits that populate the music scene here rather than covering each of the bands of the night. At the same time, it also creates this narrative of our photographer out on the town which I find each and every time utterly fascinating. A voyeuristic glimpse into the man we have come to know as Stechs. May he prosper! Dig in for more photos of School‘s regulars as well as The Diders and Bastards of Imperialism getting down and dirty.
LBM Mixtape #64
Hao Yun – 一声叹息
HARIKIRI, Bloodz Boi – 夏利
Baxian Chophouse – Asskisser
Esreg – 野漠
Late Troubles － Shinjuku
Haozi – 流浪的脚步声响
Lattice – Sailor of Your Heart
MV Monday: Wang Wen, Hell City, Juju
Hope you’ve got time of your hands – cause these promos, music videos, and epic sound video project installations might take up the rest of your day. So let’s dim the lights, draw the curtains, and soak in these vids from post rock legends Wang Wen, spiked haired punks Hell City, and fresh indie rock outfit Juju.
Weekend Update (31.07-01.08)
If I haven’t already bombarded you enough with my personal (and definitely biased) pick of the week then let me clarify one more time — Summer Blaze Fest —- six bands, meatball subs, confetti (?), fancy hobos, and the friendliest bunch of kids this side of town. Alright, now that’s that out of the way – here’s the rest of your weekend roundup.
OTS: Namo, Zhaoze, Horse Radio (Yugong Yishan 28.04.2015)
It’s nice to step outside your comfort zone from time to time. Which is a bit of a back handed comment, as all three of these bands I have profound respect for and have seen more than once. But I’m pretty shit at going to gigs by my own merry self. Simply put. But when I do muster up the courage, I’m often giddy at the surprises which I stumble into. Case in point: the Sound of the Xity – a fender-bender of gigs and bands, international and local, spread out across the week. While I found the festival to be lacking in terms of offering diverse and original lineups, for the lucky few who ventured out that first evening to catch Horse Radio, Zhaoze, and Namo at Yugong Yishan – well, they were in for a treat. While Horse Radio has slowly and almost unsuspectingly taken the Mongolian rock scene by storm, I was shocked at how much I missed the awe-inspiring guqin-infused post rock of Zhaoze and the quirky upbeat campus rock of Namo. A trifecta of fantastic sets making the show one of the best if the year.
Check out a heck ton more videos and pictures below.