Category Archives: Music

Girls’ Bands Come to DDC Club

The fairer sex is suspiciously underrepresented in the Chinese indie scene. Dusk Dawn Club is bringing together a few of the city’s best bands founded by or consisting of female musicians for a one-night party. The show includes performances by The Powder Powder, Time...


Finger Family Ends Album Tour at Yugong Yishan

Finger Family spent three years preparing for their first album Burn Out. In order to have the best sound quality, the punk band recorded at Tweak Tone Labs, Beijing’s top studio. The band loves Japanese culture and went to Tokyo to King Sekiguchidai Studio,...


Heizipei Comes to Snail Home

Indie singer Heizipei used to perform on the streets when he worked as a security guard in Guomao. He stayed in the capital for eight years while trying to scrape by. Today he has a solo album and a sizable fan following. In 1997,...


Bin Bin Youli Comes to Jianghu Bar

Bin Bin Youli is the project band of Chen Xiaobin and Zhang Binxiang. The two are currently on a national tour and will be stopping by Jianghu Bar during the National Day break. Chen and Zhang are young folk singers from Shandong province. The...


Liu Donghong and The Sand Comes to Jianghu Bar

Some say the spirit of rock is rebellion, but Liu Donghong takes a more conservative view: it’s all about the “rocking” and the “rolling” that listeners do with their bodies. In 1996, Liu founded The Sand, China’s first cold rock band. During the last...


Uyghur Music Session at DDC Club

Many people in China believe that those from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are born to be singers and dancers. While that may be a stereotype, a number of indie singers from Xinjiang are meeting up for a night of Uyghur music night at...


Li Xiaojun Arrives in Beijing for Album Tour

Indie folk singer Li Xiaojun never thought much of his parent’s plans for him to find a job and settle down. Like many artists who have made it big, Li, 28, left his hometown of Anqing, Anhui province for the big city of Beijing...


Ma Band Comes to Lanxi Bar

The local indie group Ma Band is playing at Lanxi Bar on Saturday night. The group was founded in 2015 by students at the Beijing Midi School of Music. Ma Band’s songs mainly consist of gothic metal, rock and nu metal. Its name is...


Nightcrawler Brings Back Blues to Jianghu

Indie band The Nightcrawler is known for its special blend of traditional Chicago blues infused with Chinese elements and the roots of Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Guitarist Wei Wei and bassist Wang Zheng have played together for more than 10 years. In 2016, the...


Joan-Trio Comes to Jianghu Bar

Joan-Trio is an indie cooperation based on the original music of Gong Jian. The lineup consists of singer-songwriter Gong Jian, blues harmonica player Jason Zhang and drummer Wu Zhijun. Gong is a Beijing girl who works as guitarist and singer-song writer. She started to...