Swung by the closer day of Ketchup Festival – a very late entrance to the first half at fRUITYSPACE where I caught the tail end of Li Jianhong making beautiful love to his guitar, before heading over to DDC where post punk favorites Lonely Leary belted out one blissful jam after another, 4 Channels Club simultaneously had three Gameboy machines playing glorious 8-bit soundtracks, and finally MC Dawei who has beefed up his set quite a bit, turning the rapper into something of a funk hip hop band, complete with keyboards and a backup singer. A nice diverse palette cleanser to finish off the longgg week.
Another year, and another band goes the way of the dingo. This time it was the rough, time-signature-shifting, math punk rock outfit Fake Weed, who a friend once described as the equivalent of receiving a […]
Electronica’s offbeat characters and soundshifters gathered at DDC in mid-August to celebrate the latest compilation from Seippelabel, the cross-national Beijing/US based digital label, curated and put together by local musician Brad Seippel (aka thruoutin). […]
P.K.14/Lonely Leary/Dear Eloise/Streets Kill Strange Animals 街道杀死奇怪的动物 Spilt 7’’ Maybe Mars dropped three split 7’’ vinyl records last week (on top of their two-track release from Xi’an’s Fazi earlier this year) and they’re a fine treat – […]