Gig Recap: The Sino Hearts, Zilu, Round Eye (2021.10.15)

The Sino Hearts 赛诺之心, Zilu 子路, Round Eye – Neo Bar 2021.10.16

Popped over to Neo Bar last Saturday to catch up with the Sino Hearts, who hail from my old stomping grounds of Beijing. A giddy smash up of punk, power pop, neo mod, and garage rock, the band, led by globe-trotting guitarist and singer Yuxin Zhong – have a knack for keeping things riotous and righteously old school. 

Capturing the chaotic, rustic charm of 70s rock and roll, they’re a sugar rush of unadulterated rock and roll sincerity that never feels cheap or unearned. They were in town on tour to promote their newest release Mandarin A-Go-Go with support from the one and only Round Eye, and Zilu, who reformed recently with members of Chick Eye and Conch, making them something of a supergroup. 

Frankly, I was pretty belligerent – a combination of taking full advantage of an open bar at an event earlier and the fatigue and sudden shift to winter weather which I was in no way prepared for. My camera did manage to put in asome effort – so enjoy.

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