A long-overdue post to flog an event that brings dissident/artist/dissident-artist/etc Ai Weiwei together with yaogun happening at the Art Gallery of Ontario on THURSDAY SEPT 5.
For reasons not fully clear to me (but in retrospect I am ok with), an email arrived this morning via Bandcamp, that online listening station/record store, with exciting news of a forthcoming album from yaogun stalwarts PK14.
Stumbling through and around Weibo, one comes across this video and announcement, of a tour of massive proportions.
So Slash was the latest rock star to pass through the Middle Kingdom, playing a show at Shanghai’s Mixing Room & Muse, the in-house club of the Mercedes Benz Arena. Bigger news, perhaps, for those of us interested in this blog, is that Shanghai math/prog/experimental rockers Duck Fight Goose were brought in to open the show.
Late last year, it came to my attention that Beijing-based garage-punk act Subs had a song of theirs covered by Norwegian rockers Black Snakes. The band has just released a video for the tune, “Down,” which comprises a collection of footage from shows across China, and worth pointing folks toward.