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.
New Album from PK14
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.
Duck Fight Boos
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.
A Yaogun Cover, Part Deux
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.