Toward the end of last month, the hangover came bright and early as Xiaoxiao, one of the most notable characters on the music scene here in Beijing, threw a midweek rager to celebrate her arrival on the world. It was an appropriately sloushed evening with some balls out rock and roll that was a bit more unhinged then usual. Dress Code (now Struggle Session) brought down the hardcore law with some aerobatic maneuvering, while The Dice! brought some thick psychedelic musings. However, it was Backspace and Oldy Baby who gave the best performances, the former giving an inspired, honed in set that hit audiences like a sledge hammer (I wouldn’t be surprised if they got signed to Maybe Mars right there and then) and the frantic guitar-drums napalming from Oldy Baby, who barreled through their set with glorious reckless abandon. Whiskey, gin, and rock and roll – what more could you ask for for your birthday?
Being sick in my apartment with my mother-in-law gets old quick, so I jumped on the Maybe Mars bandwagon for the October holiday. The thing that became immediately clear after the onslaught of shows from […]
Bunkered down at Modernsky Lab for the first half of their Legal Vitamin Music Festival – the first noise, shoegaze, and psychedelic rock festival. Pretty board strokes there but I love it nevertheless considering the […]
Hosted Shanghai’s Foster Parents for the latest installment of Schoolhouse Rock and what an absolute blast. Good energy, good folks, and killer music from some of my favorite bands out there. Despite some technical difficulties that leave […]