Weekend Update

What can I say – every weekend this month is starting to look like Hometown Buffet – too many options, too little time, and not enough man power to take it all in. Just one more casserole please…I think a heard a hallow ring within my left intestines somewhere…squeeze it innn


Looking for a little ethnic flavoring with your rock, folk, and metal – well Mako Livehouse is bringing out some of the best from North Asia – Khorgan, Tengger Cavalry, Nine Treasures, Nower, Soul Liberty, and Tribe for a night of righteous music. Need that post-rock fix? Well worry not friends – long-running group Sparrow is releasing their latest Rainbow Mountain over at Yugong Yishan with support from Hua Lun and Grinding Ear – might be the last chance of the year to get your post-rock on so jump on in. Lovable long-standing rockers Casino Demon are looking to capture that magic again as they release their newest EP Have You Ever Seen The Stars? over at Mao Livehouse. Those Ningxia darlings are at it again over at Liangmaqiao as Li Dong and Buyi give it their all at Dos Kolegas one last time before the New Year. And if I’m reading correctly, the lovely Marie-Claude might be pulling double duty as Mademoiselle et son Orchestre gets things swingin over at Modernista. Electro night at XP – things take on a sci-fi vibe as Tentacles of Miracles, Noise&Noise;, Zaliva-D, and Xjbn look to jack in for the night. 13 Club is on the map again – holding down the fort in Wudaoku – The Incisors, Dog Teeth, The Fake Action, and Life Test will bring the rock to the college crowd. For some blues head down to the Hot Cat Club for Smoking Barrels, to Blue Stream Bar with The Strangers or to Jianghu Bar with Zhen Ren. Lastly, you can check out the Spider Hugs at the Old What? Bar or get jazzy with Kamila Nasr & Pierre Brahin at VA Bar.


School Bar returns and this time it’s personal – to establish themselves as a premier live music hot spot – they’re throwing an opening show with Rustic, Mr. Turtle, and Lure – be there for the resurrection. If you missed Maybe Mars big winter show last weekend don’t fret as P.K 14 ain’t going nowhere, playing down in Shuangjing at Mako Livehouse along with Streets Kill Strange Animals, Deadly Cradle Death, and The Fallacy. After touring the Euro nations, Nova Heart is back in action (with Atom on drums) and will be front and center at Dos Kolegas where they will be joined by The Amazing Insurance Salesmen. Punk finds its home tonight at the Old What? Bar with Anti-Tune, Fangu, Rubik’s Cube, and Dirty Little Secret taking swings at the mic. Yugong Yishan will be hosting LongShenDao along with Skyscraper, Wang Wei, Tosh, and Light-Speed Flight for some good old fashion rock n’ roll. Folk rockers Chiren will take the small stage at Blue Stream Bar, while at Zajia Lab nearby Zhong Guonian gets in on the same racket. If jazz is your gig, then get over to Temple where the staple Hot Club of Beijing play or to Jianghu Bar where the newly formed Manuel Hermia Trio gets things going. For some ukulele action get over to VA Bar where The Confectionaries give you your money’s worth. For some Island Nations flavor head to Modernista where Danadri will be shaking things up. Lastly, Liu Yusi and Rudra’s Sage pay tribute to Mr. Lennon at 69 Café and the songstress herself Xiao N will receive the full band treatment at the One Club. Or and there’s a free indie music show at Mao Livehouse – grab bag for sure.


Hip-hop fans – Das Racist may have called it quits, but the driving forces behind the new New York alternative rap movement are still going strong – case in point, MC Heems will be throwing down at Temple with labelmate Lakutis and Canadian gay rapper Man Chyna – sounds like a hoot. School Bar is taking no rest over opening their doors again, as a hostful of punkers pay tribute to the Germs including Discord, Bedstars, Gum Bleed, Dr. Liu & The Human Centipede, Dead Johnny’s Pistols, and Brother Tough – could be epic. Rock is love and free according to Mao Livehouse who will be bringing in All is Sad, IBU, Joking Tasty, Famous Young, and more for some fun. Lastly, feel the electronica at Blue Stream Bar with Dee and Yuan Jing and some independent folk over at 69 Café with Lei Lei and Miao Yang.

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