Saturday 31st July, Yuyintang, 9pm. Mark that down. Carve it into the wall above your bed. Tattoo it on to your hand if you have to. This is an event you don't want to miss. Why? Because this is the line-up:
Ren Hang + Boojii + Duck Fight Goose
Ren Hang is going to display some of his incredible photography at Yuyintang and two of Shanghai's best bands, both proponents of 'strange rock' are going to provide the music. It's a real taste of China's avant garde and the whole night will only set you back 40RMB. As if that wasn't enough, DJ Sacco will be there spinning some quality rock tunes as well.
This blog has been accused of hyping certain events in the past, and of course this is something we're organising so we're biased, but seriously, this is definitely something you don't want to miss. There's no hype necessary either - from merely posting the event on Douban, we already have well over 1,000 people interested. Of course, not all of those will turn up, but compare that to your average gig listing on Douban and you'll see the numbers are pretty impressive. It should translate into a healthy crowd, so get there early.
A little background: Ren Hang is an amazing photographer. There's no point in me trying to describe what he does when I can just point you in the direction of his work. Go here and take your time going through all those albums, there's some great stuff in there. Also, remember that Pet Conspiracy naturist shoot? That was for Moon Magazine. Ren Hang is Editor in Chief there.
Boojii are one of Shanghai's leading lights when it comes to 'strange rock'. Their album Reserved is an outstanding record and they are a fantastic live act. Read more about Boojii here.
Duck Fight Goose need little introduction to regular readers of the blog. They are quite simply an immense talent. Read more about Duck Fight Goose here.