Category Archives: Culture

Spider Hugs meets Mouth of the Wolf

event-spider-hugs-special-performance-poster-mask9Location: Jianghu Jiuba
Date: Apr 26, 2013
Time: 9pm-10pm
Address: 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District.
Admission: 40RMB
Contact Phone: 186-1008-7613
Mouth Of The Wolf:

26th this month, the Spider Hugs together with Mouth of the Wolf will present us a music feast in Jianghu Bar. Continue reading


Strawberry Music Festival 2013

U5910P28T3D3878126F326DT20130315144249Location: Beijing Tongzhou Canal Park
Date: Apr 29, 2013-May 1, 2013
Time: 10pm-9.30pm
Address: Dongguan Bridge East, Tongzhou District, Beijing

Strawberry Music Festival 2013 is coming back in both Beijing and Shanghai during the May Day Holiday, celebrating the arrival of spring with music and partying. This year, the festival will have Brit-pop stars Travis as headliner, along with other hot names from home and abroad.
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Vamps. Vixens. Vintage.

vvv-aprilLocation: Hot Cat Club
Date: April 4 and April 6, 2013
Address: 46 Fangjia Hutong, Xicheng district
Advance: 80RMB
Door: 100RMB
Time: 9pm-11.30pm (Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm)

On April 4th and April 6th at Hot Cat Club, Vamps.Vixens.Vintage will take you to the Berlin in 1960s. The performance will show you the underworld of exclusive nightclubs in the late night, presenting all kinds of shocking and degenerate art to you. Continue reading


Li Xiaochuan Quintet

3.27-Li-Xiaochuan-李晓川Location: Jianghu Bar
Date: Mar 27, 2013
Address: 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie, Dongcheng district
Admission: 50RMB
Contact Phone: 186-1008-7613 / 6401-5269
Time: 9pm-11.30pm

This Wednesday at Jianghu Bar, Li Xiaochuan Quinte will give us a live show of jazz style music. The jazz band has been in Beijing for quite a while and they offer great jazz music. Continue reading


East Meets West: Contraplans & OOC

2-1_contraplans_poster-webLocation: Yugong Yishan
Date: Feb 1, 2013
Address: West courtyard former site of Duan Qirui Government, Zhang Zizhong Road 3-2, Dongcheng district
Admission: 50RMB
Contact Phone: 6404-2711
Time: 9pm-11pm

This Friday at Yugong Yishan, Contraplans & OOC will give us a live show of “East Meets West”. Contraplans represents acoustic-folk-punk-pop from the UK, and OOC represents local rock. Be prepared for the collision.

Contraplans is a Beijing-based band from UK. It represents acoustic-folk-punk Pop. Drawing influenced by many British musiciens such as Frank Turner, The Enemy, Rolling Stones and The Beijing Beatles! The band consists of John E. Devlin (vocals), Troy Reilly, Phil Crimmins (drums) and Pedro Gutierrez (bass).

Formed in Beijing in 2008, the rock band OOC debuted in 2010 with a 5-track namesake EP called ‘Out Of Control’, and went on a tour across more than twenty cities in China in 2011. In September 2012, the band launched its very first album called ‘OOC’. Influenced by various styles and genres in the composition and arrangement of its music, OOC conveys a clear and coherent message: out of control, with mutual respect! The band includes Scott Cheng (vocals), Jude Miao (guitar), Xin Chen (bass) and Wenlong (drums).


Gypsy Night/The Hot Club of Beijing

The-Hot-ClubLocation: Temple Bar
Date: Feb 1, 2013
Address: 202, Bldg B, 206 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng Distric
Admission: FREE
Contact Phone: 131 6107 0713
Time: 9 pm-2am

This Friday at Temple Bar, The Hot Club of Beijing will present a special gipsy jazz night to us. Come dressed up as a real gipsy to win the Best Gypsy Costume plus a FREE bottle of Havana Rum. BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on special gipsy drink: THE UTZA (vin blanc lime).

Following the tradition of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France in the 1930’s, the Hot Club of Beijing was formed in Beijing. With 50% Chinese and 50% French, the Hot Club of Beijing aims at giving a pure swing to its audience through Gipsy Jazz standards.
The band includes Pikar (double-bass), Vins (guitar/vocal), Li Zhengkai (guitar) and Moretso (clarinet).