News to Ooze: MIDI 2011 Awards, Jacky Danny, Douban how-to and more
It’s been a while since the last bit of random news so let’s see what’s been happening in China Music Land
MIDI 2011 awards are in the process.. The anouncement appeared on weibo today! Expect the awards to be held mid-december. REcord companies, bands and participants are encouraged to contact the organizers at the number below:
Hedgehog are in the middle of their US tour and they’re having fun. They posted a bunch of pictures over on their official website. Check it out here. They have also added yet another bootleg live recording from september, titled Still Alive, that sounds pretty darn good. Check it out: http://hedgehogrock.com/lp/8
Jacky Danny, a ‘daze favorite, is “back on the saddle” so to speak! They got a new drummer, rhythm guitar and old bass player back so expect them to start popping out in listings all around town. I’m looking forward to this…. yes, they’re one of my guilty pleasure and I dig them!
CMCB are finished recording their new record. Expect a release party around December 10th at Mao or Tango. More details as they become available. I love these guys brand of Rap/Metal and they’re Beijing to the bone.
Last but not least, Andy Best is blogging more regularly about the Shanghai music scene again. See his latest extremely informative article about following bands on Douban: http://www.kungfuology.com/andybest/2011/10/following-chinese-bands-on-dou.html