Category Archives: Music

Dashazi’s Indie Bands Land at Jianghu Bar

Since its founding in 2015, the Dashazi music label has organized many concerts and gathered some of China’s best indie bands. In May, Dashazi turned to crowd funding to produce its first indie compilation album. On August 13, all the indie bands under its...


Jazz Pianist Bowen Li Performs at Jianghu

Bowen Li is a freelance pianist and composer who plays with bands in Hong Kong and London. He moved to London in 2014 to study jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During his study in London, Li performed as the pianist...


The Lake Joins Rock Party at DDC Club

After traveling to Changchun, Dalian and Shenyang, the Rock Your Life party series is coming to Beijing’s DDC Club. It will be a night of psychedelic Brit rock with Self Portrait, Brickleberry, Etcinema, Time Capsule and The Lake. The Lake is a Beijing indie...


Jing Wong Comes to DDC Club

“Human live in languages. They influence the mind and shape the personality. What will happen if a songwriter writes songs in two languages?” That question is the foundation of Jing Wong’s songwriting career. Jing years of studying stage design at Central Saint Martin’s College...


Zhenren Band Comes to Jianghu Bar

Zhenren Band is the only band in Beijing that plays early blues, the music of rural Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The sound is like a combination of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake and other blues masters with acoustic guitar, modern electric guitar, harmonica and electric...


Xing Yifan and Friends Come to Jianghu Bar

Xing Yifan, Xu Zhitong, Xie Yanhui and Xia Ji are coming to Jianghu Bar for a joint performance. Xing Yifan graduated from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy and learned bass with Dazhong and Zhang Ke. Xing also learned trumpet with Li Xiaochuan and guitarist Liu...


Trio’s Piano Concert Comes to Tsinghua

Beijing’s evenings are full of musical performances. While most fall into the genres of rock, punk, folk or other indie staples, the city is not without more high-brow shows. Li Lei, Zeng Jiali and Tong Wei are having a piano recital at Tsinghua University’s...


Finger Family Comes to MAO Live

For students who passed the National College Entrance Exams, this summer marks the end of teen life. But Finger Family hopes to draw some students away from the ceremonial summer of sloth to visit their party night at MAO Live. Founded in 2008, the...


Folk Singer Huazhou Comes to 13 Club

Folk singer and song-writer Huazhou is known for her words. Her lyrics kick metaphor the curb for a more direct kind of communication that has fans calling her “the rogue.” Huazhou entered college to study machinery and automation, but dropped out to spend a...


Grunge Party at Yugong Yishan

Drunkard, Silt and Lotus Root, CA, Hindbrin, Inferior Tobacco, The Jungle Fever and Wang Yangming, China’s top indie grunge bands and players, are coming to Yugong Yishan for a grunge bash with guest bands Me Guan Me and Whistle Chambers. Grunge, the style that...