The line up was as follows: 膨胀螺丝 (who I keep translating to Anchor, but may also be known as PZ64)、New Vector、布莱梅乐团 (Bremen)、被告乐队、暴走蜗牛、舞指乐队 (Fingers Dancing).
Having darted over on the metro to Yuyintang, I turned up just before half 9 to find I'd missed 被告 and Fingers Dancing. Someone else caught the latter's songs on video so you can watch them here if you're interested.
The first band I did catch was New Vector who I'd been listening to a bit in the week. They started with an instrumental track before being joined by their lead singer in a hood with little animal ears on it. This meant she looked a but like the short one out of Gorillaz (thanks Steve for that observation). According to the other bald English guy I was with, they also sounded a lot like the bands who used to play in the cafe on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm afraid I've never really watched it so didn't get the reference, but if you did then you'll know what he meant. Regardless, I liked them.
One slightly odd thing to note was that both the drummer and the bassist played with headphones in. Not that I haven't seen drummers headphoned up at gigs before, but this guy had his hooked into his PSP which he would then fiddle with in between songs. Not sure what the bassist had on his, but it struck me as a little weird. Anyway, they only have a few songs at the moment, but gave a good performance for a new band and are one to keep an eye on I reckon. Have a listen for yourself here or wait a couple of minutes until I post the video I took of their song Run Just Run. They would have been the highlight of the night for me if it hadn't been for the band who came on after.
They also have a song called 待修改 (Changed) which include lyrics about how he once had a girlfriend who didn't like Top Floor Circus and references their song 上海欢迎你 （Shanghai Welcomes You). As he played it, I'm pretty sure he noticed I was wearing the Top Floor Circus 上海不欢迎你 (Shanghai Doesn't Welcome You) t-shirt, which was pretty funny. Anyway, they haven't got any tracks recorded yet and this was their first proper live performance, but you can watch a couple of videos of them rehearsing here and catch them again this Friday down at 696 Live Bar. They're well worth going to see.
Next up were Bremen. They had their own groupies down the front and had plenty of energy, but they were a bit pop and poser-ish for my tastes. Once they'd closed their set out with a cover of T-Rex's 20th Century Boy, most of the crowd left. I'm not sure if that's because they were there for Bremen or if it was because it was too late for a Sunday night - it was gone 11pm by this point.
Anyway, last on were punk band 被告 who gave a good performance and kicked up a real dust storm on the YYT stage with all their jumping around. Unfortunately, there were only a few dedicated fans/friends left by that point and after a few songs I have to admit my weekend caught up with me and I slinked off too.