Quickslants: 3 years of Swap Games, Mademoiselle and Ditan Folk
Hiya… on music overload yet? Believe me, it’s only gonna get better! Following weekend 1 of festivals, we’re getting ready for a whole other round of sonic goodness
Friday May 6:
Chapelier Fou @ 2kolegas:
French Electro Dance guaranteed to get your rear en moving. This one will see the hipsters of Beijing coming out in numbers, especially if the weather is right. That said, beware of getting there early, WHITE is on opening duties with their incredibly unappealing experimental noise.
Dude & AJK @ 2 Mao Live:
The guys from DUDE have been busy bees over the past few weeks touring various cities in China. Check out their comedic punk antics paired with the new age rock produced by Army of Jade Kirin. This is an interesting mix of styles for Mao to put together but then again, both bands have attitude.
Saturday May 7:
Book Swap & Board Games @ Sequoia Cafe:
Yes, it’s back and this May edition is even more special: It’s the third year anniversary of our little event. My oh my, has the little child grown. To celebrate, we will have a special 1 for 3 swap to try and lighten our load. bring 1 book and take 3 away. 2 to 6 pm at Sequoia inside Jianguomen Diplomatoc Compound
Ditan Folk Day 1 @ Ditan Park:
The first day of one of my favorite festivals of the year. Supposedly, saturday will be sunny and you’ll have quite a few good bands performing from early afternoon til early evening. Get out and get folked!
Mademoiselle Album re-launch @ Yugong Yishan:
Yes, I know… She released her album back in december 2010 but Mademoiselle and her band of Jazzers are doing it all over again. Come out and have a great time at Yugong Yishan listening to Gipsy Jazz and sulking up her suave voice. I caught her at jianghu last week and can tell you she’s sounding as good as ever.
Ma Tiao @ Jianghu:
When he’s on the ball, no one is wilder than Ma Tiao… the guy is edgy, passionate and fun. He tends to bring along a few friends to play and make things more interesting when he gets slightly inebriated. His last time at Jianghu with Dong Zi was quite special… here’s hoping saturday is too.
Sunday May 8th:
Ditan Folk day 2 @ Ditan Park:
closing day of Ditan park Festival. Some of the names for sunday are Blackwater, Shan Ren, Kamila and more. Weather not supposed to be the best of them all but still good enough for a party. Come out and play early on.
tons of Birthdays this end of the week with plans of ending up at 2 Kolegas…. you’ve been warned in case you’re looking for the late night party in town.