It’s been a crazy ride but I’ve glad we’ve made it through 2017 in one piece. It was a hectic year for both the music scene as well as for Live Beijing Music. We were hacked back in March last year – which put a lot of what I do here in perspective. And yet, with the help of friends, marched on and dusted off a new site and started anew. The same can be said for the music scene. For every venue that was lost, and every band that went on hiatus, there were three more venues to take their place, and one hungry band after another looking to make their mark on the scene. We march forward and give it all we can. So here’s a toast to the bands, venues, labels, collectives, sound engineers, roadies, corner stores, and most importantly the fans who continue to make this job a pleasure. Onwards!