Milo gets down to business in Beijing! US pop-punk pioneers The Descendents are another one of those holy grails band – a must see live act for punk purists and a hell of a catch for China. The band who formed in 1977, have been at the forefront of the west coast hardcore punk movement since their humble beginnings – their influences can be found in some much of my generation’s most sought after bands like Green Day and Blink 182. Direct, in your face, spontaneous, defiant, fast, loose, and most of all fun, they’re a band whose presence is made immediately known and their set last weekend at Mao Livehouse did not disappoint as the band charged through one single after other – whipping the crowd into a frenzy that ceased to slow down. Support for the evening came in the form of Shanghai’s own punk torch bearers – the ever-riotous Round Eye, and Beijing’s Hang Nail, who continue to impress with their no holds barrel brand of street punk.
Now that’s how you dip back into the hustle and bustle of post-Chinese New Year Beijing. After a week and plus of a stagnant capital devoid of music, there’s no better way to relapse than […]
It’s gonna be a Shanghai lovefest this week – deal with it. Round Eye and Gou Shen swung though Beijing at the end of last month along with prehistoric party punkers M.O.T.O, who despite the […]