Went to Yugong Yishan early this month to catch some out-of-towners — Shaoxing’s Little Wizard, the three-piece instrumental math rock band that’s been making waves since their incarnation in 2008. The band was recently signed to Space Circle – the Hangzhou based label/promotion/management company that also has juggernaut acts Wang Wen and Yunggiema under their wing. So they must know what’s up. The band swung through Beijing as part of their nation wide tour to promote their latest LP which was brought to life on stage – ‘a ramped up freight train of thundering drums, rip roaring guitars, and jaded bass lines that keeps the dial turned up.’
And while the venue has becomes to a bit too big for the three, their sound filled the room nicely (it helps when you’ve got Deng Chenglong of D-22/XP fame calling the shots from the soundboard).