A delirious cocktail of ambient music, drones, world music, rustic guitar chords, and sultry pop rubbing shoulders with psychedelic visuals, digital face paint, live drawing, eye-popping cartoons, skewed VJ work, and real time portraits – everyone’s getting in on the musician/artist team-ups and I can’t complain. Soi Baochao, one of the city’s most underrated dives, jumped down the rabbit hole courtesy of Nathan Borofka and Beijing Underground last weekend and good times were indeed had. Music came from an assortment of offbeat characters including ambient world-builder Solent, pedal cat lady Noise Arcade, and world music group Mountain Mausoleum, sweeping pop singer Ophélie, and psych guitar smith Li Er Yang, who were joined by Shui, Chandoso, Spirit, Christo, and more.
Once the musical heart of Nanluogu Xiang, the cozy 69 Café played its last melancholic tune last summer. A beacon for local indie and folk artists since its opening in 2009, the venue was both an artist […]
While the lot of you were off prancing about last week, more than a few artists were off busy mastering albums, touring aboard, setting up shows and just plain ol’ bein ‘too cool’ for lame […]
Get down and dirty with these eclectic batch of fresh tunes – everything from cross cultural rock and roll, electronic mischievous, acoustic punk melodies, grunge-fused satire rock, and advertisement audio feed (!?). Indeed, plenty to […]