The Detroit four-piece Protomartyr gave a commanding performance last weekend at Yue Space, part of Spilt Works month long showcase of the international indie rock scene’s finest, and wonderfully strange characters. Resembling your childhood friend’s disgruntled working class father, whose sadness is masked his buttoned up shirt and a steady flow of Budweiser, frontman Joe Casey charged through one post punk rally after another. From the urgency, plight and ultimate beauty of ‘A Private Understanding’ to the doomsday prophecy of ‘Wheel of Fortune’, the band barely paused between songs, laying down their dry, observant, lyrical tales of life on the edges of society. Hauntingly engaging stuff. Support from the return of Deadly Cradle Death.
Torturing Nurse – Ordinary World (performs Nov. 7th at School) TimeStreet – 起飞 8-bit (performs Nov. 6th at Mao Livehouse) Four Five – Through the Darkness (performs Nov. 7th at Modernsky Lab) SNSOS – The […]
Special Edition Mixtape featuring demos from the four acts performing at ‘A Dazed Nation’ on August 31st — Rough Image 粗糙影像 Baihu 白虎 Sleeping Dogs Deadly Cradle Death 致命摇篮死
Looking to stretch my boundaries a bit this new year, I set out last week to catch the Shanghai based Inner Mongolian artist Hai Qing, whose sprawling, avant-garde soaked Mongolian prog rock made his debut album entitled […]