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Queen Sea Big Shark @ Mao Livehouse

Queen Sea Big Shark is one of Beijing’s most well-known indie bands. I would say they’re like if Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Franz Ferdinand with a lot more Korg keyboards and a spacey sound. People around … Continue reading

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Three Japanese Women in Shanghai

If you were a big Nirvana or Sonic Youth fan in the early 90s, you knew that Kurt Cobain and Thurston Moore were fans of this, then obscure, Osaka based trio of Japanese women who put out Ramones-lite power pop … Continue reading

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the roots x ice cube

doing nwa songs? pretty awesome. apparently before the show cube’s people were saying “don’t ask him to do nwa songs – he won’t do nwa songs” then in warm-up, before the on-air portion, they ask him to play along, and … Continue reading

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expo post #2 herbie hancock rocks shanghai

one of the really cool things about living overseas – well, our cultural opportunities are not as frequent as they would be in san francisco, la, or even houston, but when they are, we get a much more up close … Continue reading

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unixx/boys climbing ropes/jan and yan

last friday night hong kong band unixx was in town for the opening of their china concert tour. opening band was jan and yan – a three piece with two guitarists, a tall stunning woman keyboardist, and some sort of … Continue reading

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candy shop and forget and forgive at yuyintang

hard working shanghai bloggers andy and jake put together this show to support 81fur.com. personally, i’d have to question the efficacy of using underground bands to promote an anti-fur movement, when your target audience should be people who are actually … Continue reading

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shanghai 0093 live show

last night i went to the 0093 sampler release mentioned here and here held at the new mao livehouse . arriving late, i missed most of bang bang tang’s return.

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ma ma say, ma ma sa, ma ma ku sa

three beats on a snare drum . . . then into a funky bass beat. that’s how the beginning of michael jackson’s “wanna be startin’ something” begins – if you know the song, then you’ll instantly recognize those three drum … Continue reading

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seen last night: free bird!

last night in the shanghai dive bar time passage , three chinese guys are playing decent cover tunes – all classic rock. some eagles, clapton, beatles, billy joel – late sixties through the late seventies. because we are obnoxious fools, … Continue reading

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nike sb – today was a good day

saw this on adrian lai’s blog it makes me miss home. and skateboarding. great cameos from kobe and some one else.

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