Though my original plans for the evening involved my sick ass getting an early night’s rest, the lure of School Bar was too much, or more appropriately the lure of checking out Hong Kong noise punk outfit David Boring, whose recent LP Unnatural Objects and Their Humans has too good to not catch live. The band is an abrasive mixture of post punk and no wave that’s nihilistic, dangerous, and cathartic – a powder keg of aggression and paranoia that could go off at any moment, set in what the band describes as a ‘cyberpunk dystopia’. And I can’t recall the last time I felt such gleeful unease and excitement from a band of this ilk. One of a kind they were. Opening duties were handled by Xinxiang’s The Fallacy, a pretty big band in their own right, who provided some pointed post punk workouts.
School Bar was in fine form last weekend – boozy, unhinged, and slightly off kilter (I blame the full moon) – the perfect cocktail for the hard-hitting punk that has unleashed upon audiences. The guests of […]
School celebrated their sixth birthday at the end of April and as expected it was a shitshow of the highest order for everyone involved. The stage turned into a sauna, inebriation plastered the walls, and […]
No one provides cathartic release quite like Rhys, the scrappy one man wrecking ball whose former Shanghai band Pairs as well as his cumulative support of the music scene in Shanghai and beyond, left a […]