Category Archives: Arts

Blues Jam Sessions at Jianghu Bar

Jianghu Bar is hosting Sunday night blues jam sessions. Admission is free for both musicians and listeners. The sessions are led by members of Mojo Hand, one of the most powerful blues bands in China. The members of Mojo Hand band are professional musicians...


Aging Artist Hopes Works Can Instruct Youth

A poetic description of China’s modern-day elders calls them 70-year-olds with the faces of 60-year-olds, the fashion sense of 50-year-olds, the daily lives of 40-year-olds, the energy of 30-year-olds and the dreams of 20-year-olds. Artist Huang Ruihong, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, see...


Sleepmakeswaves New Album Release at Yugong Yishan

Sleepmakeswaves is an Australia band founded in 2006. At first, the band aimed to make something to express their feelings. In 2007, the band released their first demo which surprised the world. The band’s first EP In Today Already Walks Tomorrow was released later...


Klezmer Band Di Gasn Trio Comes to DDC

Di Gasn Trio is an Israeli band with strong musical influences from Balkan folk and Klezmer, the musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe. Klezmer developed as a style of dance tunes and instrumental pieces for weddings and other celebrations. Di Gasn...


Pixel Echo’s Artists Come to Yue Space

Pixel Echo is presenting its collection of artists working in the fields of new media, decoration, experimental music and classical cello on February 18 at Yue Space. Featured artists include founder Hong Qile, who is releasing his debut album Pixel³, visual design artist Bi...


Popular Indie Bands in Beijing (3)

Beijing Today has been interviewing indie bands and players in China. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t miss their concerts if you like their style. Mosizzyshy Mosizzyshy is an indie musician from Sichuan province and a member of the Yi ethnic...


Sunshine Boy: Hu Yang

Hu Yang has beams with positivity, and that warmth is reflected in all his work. But as a child, Hu was raised to be quiet and reserved. “I often stayed alone seeking peace of mind, but I never felt isolated,” he says. His decision...


Popular Indie Bands in Beijing (2)

Beijing Today has been interviewing indie bands and players in China. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t miss their concerts if you like their style. Buyi Band Founded by a group of Ningxia Province kids with no musical experience in the...


Popular Indie Bands in Beijing (1)

Beijing Today has been interviewing indie bands and players in China. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t miss their concerts if you like their style. Miao Band “The happiest thing is to finish the performance and then go out drinking with...


The Man in the Pictures

The phrase “Shang Chao” in spoken conversation would usually refer to one of China’s earliest dynasties. But for artist Shang Chao, it’s his name. “I didn’t choose it. It’s only one printed on my ID card and hukou,” he says. China’s art scene values...