News to Ooze: Pangbianr, Cui Jian, AIDS benefit, Wu Kejia etc

A lot of things happening in around Beijing that have grabbed my attention recently.. here are a few tidbits:

World’s AIDS day Benefit CD/Concert:
Mark your calendars for December 3rd at Jianghu Jiu Ba where some good minded/meaning folks will be releasing a CD and holding a benefit concert for AIDS support and prevention. I’ll have a lot more on this project next week so keep an ear and an eye out and save the date… that is unless you’re planning to check out the Michael Learns to Rock show that night (which still has tons of tickets available)
If you haven’t done so yet, check out what the folks at Pangbianr are doing! Since coming unto the Beijing scene a few months ago, they’ve been all over the spectrum organizing shows at D-22, trying to get a Film-Music project going and generally bringing in awesome coverage of the Beijing arts/indie scene. Bookmark and add to your RSS feed reader, you might learn a thing or two! Josh is doing some great work and deserves support!

Cui Jian back in Beijing:
It might not mean what it used to but it’s still rare to get a full blown Cui Jian concert in the capital. He might have gotten a bit older but that doesn’t mean he can’t rock with the best of them. He’s got an upcoming 2 gigs at gongti for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day planned. Get details and tickets on

Wu & The Side Effects:
I caught up with Wu Ke Jia at 2 Kolegas this past weekend and he was excited about having worked out 3 new songs. Chances are they will be premiered soon at the Made in Ningxia night on November 26th.

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