Bluesy folk-rock guitarist Jeff Lang was always going to bring in a different crowd on the Saturday and so it proved with YYT packed to the rafters with an older, more male crowd and a significant increase in the number of expats. Alas, this included the really annoying people who insist on holding loud conversations at the bar throughout the gig. If it's a loud rock band, this doesn't matter so much. If it's one guy and a guitar it's just rude and irritating for everyone else watching. The same thing happened with Jens Lekman at Glamour Bar a few months back.
Anyway, Jeff Lang captivated the rest of the audience for nearly two hours. I have to confess that I'd never really heard of him before I started seeing the advertising for this event, but he was a very impressive performer and it was yet another top quality gig from Splitworks. Their next big show is Handsome Furs on September 5th - another one to really look forward to.
Alas, despite there being a bunch of Jeff Lang CDs on sale at the door for 100 kuai a pop, Joker's 5 track EP was nowhere to be seen. In fact, when I asked the vocalist from the band about it, he looked a bit confused about what I meant. It could have been a good chance for them to get a bit of a following or at least to sell a few CDs, but it seems like a bit of a missed opportunity now. Anyway, you can hear the tracks by clicking that link above or by visiting their artist page on Douban and if you want to buy the CD, 0093 have it on Taobao here.