Category Archives: Arts

Angang’s National Tour Stops in Beijing

Angang is a technique in Mahjong: it’s also the name of a one-man band. Indie singer-song writer Angang released his first two albums You’ai and Chang Yao in 2013, which brought him some attention in China’s indie circle. Last year, Angang crowdfunded the pressing...


Ritual Day Releases Second Album at Yugong Yishan

Ritual Day is releasing their second album on January 6 at Yugong Yishan in a performance with guest band Evil Thorn. Known as one of the top Chinese indie acts of the last 20 years, Ritual Day specializes in black metal. Fourteen years ago,...


Celebrate the New Year at Modernsky

Clubs throughout the capital are preparing to ring in the New Year, and Modernsky Lab is no exception with its lineup of indie artists. Whai, founded in 2012, is the pioneer of Chinese psychedelic rock. The band’s four members belong to different ethnic groups...


Tang Wan Paints Secrets in the Sunshine

Tang Wan artistic journey began in childhood with a supportive mother. From an early age, painting was her biggest hobby and she spent most of her time engaged in various artistic pursuits. Tang finished her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Ukraine, a country she...


Rock Party at Modernsky Lab

Modernsky Lab is having a Christmas Rock party on December 25. Xuefengche, Kepler, MLM, Dream Garden, Source Code, Meguanme, Band 797 and Huagai will join the party. Xuefengche was founded in 2009 by five passionate and aggressive boys. Their music is mainly about their...


Art Along the Road of Love

Tian Qi discovered her love for the arts during childhood, “it was the arts that chose me rather than a personal interest”. Tian Qi says of what brought her into the world of contemporary art, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. As...


404 Band Comes to Lanxi Bar

While the number 404 might be best associated with missing websites, it’s also the name of a greater China indie band. 404 was founded in 2014 and consists of members from the Chinese mainland and the islands of Hong Kong and Taiwan. They released...


Cool Rhythm Ends 2016 at DDC

Cool Rhythm is holding their last show of 2016 on Friday, December 10. The band will begin preparing for their first EP album recording after the show. Formed after a year of collaboration between guitarist Gong Zhao, blues harpist Zhang Xiaosong and jazz drummer...


Artist Duo Blends Dreams and Fantasy

Bufan is the artistic duo of Pan Long and Tian Yiran, two graduate students of oil painting at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. Pan and Tian have been friends since high school, but their decision to form an art group is more recent....


Favours Comes to Modernsky Lab

Favours, the psychedelic electronic indie band formerly known as Black Cat, are kicking off their Now or Never national tour and their first stop will be Beijing’s Modernsky Lab on December 4. Known as Black Cat for the last four years, the band decided...