The Now Sound of Sichuan: Baishui in the USA

South by Southwest (SXSW), that massive music industry gathering that sees thousands of artists, industry folks and onlookers descend upon Austin, Texas, is over. Followers of this blog know that your humble narrator was along for the ride with Yibin, Sichuan native Baishui, to help bring his unique brand of prog-, goth-, experimental- and folk- (neo- and traditional) tinged rock to the Texan masses. A showcase, some parties and a fair bit of BBQ was taken in, and now, Baishui ā€“ the individual and the band he leads under his name ā€“ heads further afield. DC-, NYC- and San Francisco-based folks should take note…

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Chinese Music on Stages Near You (New York City)

Couple of things headed to NYC stages, though, perhaps not exactly the ‘stages’ that one might expect to hear about from a blog about yaogun. We’re talking about the theatre, and audiences get a couple of glimpses into Chinese music and beyond in the near future…

(Americans looking to experience yaogun in the more traditional setting should stay tuned; updates on some US dates are coming very soon…)

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A Yaogun Cover

It’s not often that yaogun tunes get covered. Back a few years, we had yaogunners take on Cui Jian ā€“ with mostly not-great results. Don’t get me started on rap-metal act CMCB’sĀ butchery of “Nothing to My Name,” but let’s just say I might well be more partial to Michael Learns To Rock’s version. But I stumbled into a cover worth sharing…

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