Still, they're not the most accessible of nights and I understand the small turnouts and that sometimes the people who do go are turned off by it. Personally, I always find something worth watching. This time around, I was most impressed by (没腿的马) Legless Horse/MTDM's collaboration with (徐凤霞) Xu Fengxia, who played the Sanxian and produced some incredible vocals. Before that Mai Mai had produced a lengthy collaboration with a trumpeter, but I prefer it when he's picking the guitar by himself and playing it with his teeth.
They might not be the most crowd pleasing nights around town,
but if you've ever been intrigued by a RESO night, I encourage you to check out
the next one on November 22nd at Yuyintang. Yan Jun is on the bill. Yan Jun is the founder of Sub Jam, is one of the best known sound artists in China and is the guy who tortured Torturing Nurse.
If you don't have any of his stuff and are looking for a starting
point, they sell some of his CDs in The Thing on Wujiang Lu. I
recommend Vive La Vaches (a collaboration with Wu Quan) or the
semi-transparent white one (with Wu Quan and FM3) that doesn't seem to
have a name. Ben Houge recommends the Music for Shopping Malls record that he's on as well (I don't have that one).