LBM Offline: LBM Xmas Bash (DDC 23.12.2016)
Christmas comes early this year as Live Beijing Music and DDC team up for a special holiday treat – a pre-Christmas rager on Friday, December 23rd with a red hot lineup that’ll keep your toes nice and toasty, and your spirits high. With a lineup that includes bands on the brink of breaking out, one of 2016’s rookies of the year, a class act that’s been receiving praise for years, and a super secret guest band that we’ll slowly reveal before the big day – there’s something for everyone at this musical feast. First up, the big guns: Out of Control (OOC) have been rocking the circuit for over eight years with their infectious blend of hard rock, blues, and funk that’s earned them quite the diehard fan base – these boys have got swagger and the chops to back it up. Also: one of my top bands of the year, december3am, return to DDC with their hypnotic Inner Mongolian infused krautrock which has to be seen to be believed – two musicians simply at the top of their game going down some roads musically not often explored. Next: jangly indie rock band Backspace has only been active since late this summer, but that hasn’t stopped them from picking up some serious traction – opening for bands across China, recording with the one and only Yang Haisong, and joining underground indie collective Nerd Noise — expect big things from these cats in 2017. Does hard Italian industrial electro rock get your blood flowing? Then best be ready for The Glamour Manifesto, a band originally from Venice who have toured all around the world, sharing the stage with such acts like The Virgins, The Chemical Brothers, and more. The Italian duo recently teamed up with Beijing-based Danish producer Jelly and look to elevate their game even further. Last but not least, our secret Santa band – a band us here at Live Beijing Music have been championing. A band that’s been hard at work the past couple months recording their much anticipated debut. A band that’s becoming a staple of the post rock scene —- well, you’ll just have to wait and see. Five bands, five styles – a rocking good time. The festivities will be accompanied by DDC’s infamous mulled wine and the venue will be decorated unlike anything else. Christmas only comes once a year, and whether or not you celebrate it – there’s no better excuse to go all out!
Date: Friday, December 23rd 12月23日 8pm
Where: DDC (Shanlao Hutong NO.14, Dongcheng District)
Ticket: 50/60 RMB (link)
Weekend Update 这周末 12/02-12/04
As 2016 inches toward the finish line (to the relief of many) the music scene gets ready to unleash all it’s got left – album releases, tours aplenty, and enough music to keep those dark diabolical thoughts at bay. Or indulge them to their full extent. Whatever floats your boat you loon. Onwards! Here’s your weekend gig guide:
In Pictures: Scare The Children (Shanghai, Inferno 19/11/2016)
The man. The myth. The legend. Stech. Back in action. Good friend, head editor of Précis, and frequent LBM contributor Stech has been living the high life in Shanghai these past few months. And from the looks of it, he’s fitting in just fine. Recently, he caught Beijing’s masked metal nightmare weavers Scare The Children, as they swung through Inferno as a part of their China tour. Looks like a killer time. There’s even a Morgan sighting! Check out Précis magazine, which should be putting out its latest issue later this month.
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Streets Kill Strange Animals 街道杀死奇怪的动物 – McD Kids 麦当劳少年 (Modernsky Lab 12/3)
Xiao He 小河 – 德波流浪歌 (Yue Space 12/3)
L1STALLDO – Lily (REC Room 12/2)
The Molds – Chatless (DDC 12/4)
Shave ‘N’ Shut – Beer Rock N’ Roll 瓦尔登啤酒湖 (School Bar 12/2)
Only Jane – 长大 (Mao Livehouse 12/3)
Nahash – Old Religion (fRUITYSPACE 12/4)
Check out out each of these bands this weekend in Beijing!
In Pictures: Duff Beer, Jaruco Punk, Hang Nail (Temple 17.11.2016)
Part two of my weekend early bird or my inability to wait till Friday to get in my licks. With a poster that promised all varieties of skanking, there was no way I wasn’t gonna pop my head into Temple to see what the kids were failing their arms to. And while in reality there wasn’t too much skanking I relished the opportunity to check out some fresh new talent – including Duff Beer, quite the hot ticket nowadays – a lively, extra scrappy no frills punk band that fit right in. Also on the bill were the female fronted Hang Nail, who kept spirits up with their rowdy set which found its singer jumping around with reckless abandon. The evening was kick offed by Jaruco Punk, who won my heart simply based on attire and their drummer’s snarling enthusiasm. Skank worthy indeed.
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