What if Kenny G invaded your KTV Room whilst you were jamming out to European techno music from the 90s? That was one of the first thoughts that formed in my head as I watched multi-instrumentalist Tsenjen, a veteran of the Beijing music scene for years (you may notice him from The Harridans) delivered with the conviction of a minister his sermon – ‘Dance!’ – below blurting out a badass sax solo. So yes – the answer is yes. One part kitsch, two parts awesome, and a whole ton of fun – Tsenjen walked the line between absurdity and righteousness with his ‘electro-jazz’ act and it was something to behold. And while some tinkering needs to be done, and he’ll need to hone in his set and keep it as tightly wound as possible, can’t wait for Tsenjen to be unleashed upon the rest of Beijing. Support from Nature Boy, playing some originals from his band The Peppercorns and then some.
Over the summer, a quaint little courtyard and café by the name of Yichang Cafe (inside the space 27 Yuan) started testing the waters in the small venue business, throwing shows in the early weekend […]
Live Beijing Music and Nasty Wizard Recordings descended upon School Bar in mid-July for the Retro-Future Music Festival, hosted by Cold Neo and Loreli, which saw labels, bands, and other misfits involved with the scene […]
Not gonna lie – not very used to sitting during a show. So when I found myself leaning back and settling into the inviting tunes of singers Xiao Liu and Bayan Dalai, there was some initial resistance, slight […]