Results tagged “D-22” from Jake Newby

Boys in the 'jing

6cbde9b4gw1dnls697bk1j.jpgJust a heads up for those of you reading this in the cold north - two of Shanghai's finest will be in Beijing this Friday as Boys Climbing Ropes and X is Y release their split CD Summer and Winter Warfare at D-22. They'll also be at Yugong Yishan the next night. It's a great record and you'd be a fool not to head to either of these release parties. You can check out a couple of tracks and read more about the CD here.

Also on their way up north are Duck Fight Goose, another of Shanghai's best exports. Their debut LP, Sports, will get a release party in Beijing on Saturday 17 - another date for your diary. Read more about that one here.

It's been a great year for Shanghai releases, and these are two of the best, so if you're in Beijing, make sure you get to these gigs.

Big in Beijing on The Beeb

Picture 1.jpgHat tip to my Mum and my brother on this one, they heard this on Radio 4 the other day and dropped me links. Radio 4 isn't to be confused with the American band who came to China recently by the way, it's a BBC radio station back in the UK. It's not the most cutting edge of stations to be honest and you get that in the tone of this report, which is all about the music scene in Beijing.

It's mostly about how or whether Western bands can be successful in China and as a result they speak to Nathaniel Davis from Splitworks amongst others. They talk about the problems of getting foreign bands to play here and take in mentions of Bjork, last year's Modern Sky Festival and Oasis. It's a bit cliched, as these things tend to be (it starts with park music in Beijing) and clearly isn't as insightful as say, a Kungfuology podcast, but bear in mind this is for an audience back in the UK who quite possibly know nothing about music here at all.

Anyway, it's up on the BBC iPlayer and should be for a few days yet so if you've ever wanted to hear a bloke with a plummy English accent interviewing kids in Yugong Yishan about who they listen to, now you can. You'll find it here.

Podcast SE02 Ep Two: Boys Climbing Ropes Whale Song


Series two, episode two then, looks like this: there's a look back to the Maybe Mars showcase last weekend, followed by some discussion of what they and Splitworks are doing with some of the up and coming bands in both Beijing and Shanghai. There's the fascinating story of our trip out to the new 0093 location and then there's a look ahead to this weekend's big gigs before playing an exclusive preview of Boys Climbing Ropes' track Whale Song.

Clickedy click:

Maybe Mars at MAO
Dan on Rustic
Andy's review

The Mushrooms

Chaos Mind
Six Shot
Boys Climbing Ropes
About that song


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