Festivals are behind us, for now and we’re getting ready to get back on a more regular steady diet of performances. How is it all looking this weekend? Pretty darn good!
Thursday May 12:
Noisey.com Launch @ YGYS:
So the website aims to make people discover new music… I can swing with that! They’ve set up an interesting lineup at YGYS with Hedgehog, Offset:Spectacles and PK14. It’s technically free but you have to get an invite from the organizers to go in.
Friday May 13:
Black friday baby… this one is filled with cool shows all over Beijing. Can’t really go wrong with any of them but some might be better than others.
Yang Meng @ Jianghu:
Good friends ChunQiu are opening for their lead singer, Yang Meng, who’s releasing his solo CD. expect melodic folk, harmonies and good times. I really enjoy the acoustic side of ChunQiu so it’s double fun for the night!
Jacky Danny, Me Guan Me, Bad Mamasan @ 2 Kolegas:
Some of my favorite bands are getting together to rock the drive-in and we’re gonna have some old fashioned fun there! Steely Heart and Candy Monster are also on the bill so it might be possible to start the night at Jianghu and head over to 2 Kolegas for more sonic goodness.
Retro Burns Night @ D-22:
While I’m not gonna swing this one, it worth mentioning that the Flying Mantas and Friends are gonna take you back a few years and surf rock your rear end Lazy Camels and The Clamps on the bill too!
Saturday May 14:
Ember Swift @ Jianghu:
A good opportunity to chill, grab a glass of wine and listen to one of my new favorite Canadians doing what she does best: Deliver nice folk with good punchlines and smiles. That Laowai song is a must hear folks.
Sunday May 15:
The Morlocks @ D-22:
Gee, when was the last time i mentioned D-22 twice in the quickslants? I might consider heading over there on Sunday for this gig depending on the weather! Good old fashioned punk courtesy of The Morlocks and straight up Rock courtesy of Me Guan Me… win win