Beijing quickslants: Jess Awakening, 2 Kolegas Celebrates and Bluegrass Retruns
Well folks, if the whole fire safety hazard thingy hasn’t put a damper in your going out plans for this weekend, there’s plenty of stuff happening this weekend. 2 Kolegas is turning 6 which pretty much will monopolize my friday and saturday! I’m so thankful I’ll have Sunday for recovery, kind off…
Thursday May 26th:
Dolan @ jianghu:
Hanggai is no longer the only game in town. They’ve got plenty of competition when it comes to that grassland sound from the likes of Ajinai and now Dolan. It’s not the same but they do share similar roots. Check it out
Jess @ Great Leap brewery:
Jess brings back the acoustic guitar for a double set at Beijing’s favorite microbrewery. Starts a bit early at 8:00 but it should be some good fun in case the freaking rain doesn’t mess it all up
Friday May 27:
2 Kolegas 6 Year Celebration part 1:
SUBS and BUYI headline the first night of celebration for 2 Kolegas with help from Skarving as wel las Wu & The side effects. Expect a huge party, DJ, alcohol, fun, and a whole lotta rocking going on until the wee hours of the morning. After hours Jam Session will probably also be taking place.
ChunQiu Unplugged @ Gulou 121:
Kaiser, Yang Meng and the boys will be in Gulou pulling out the acoustic guitars for those that want a chilled out evening. It’s always a joy listening to them do their thing with harmonies and what not. Fun times guaranteed
The Randy Abel Stable @ Frank’s Place:
This will be one of the few times this establishment will appear in quickslants.. it does so ONLY because it’s hosting Beijing’s newest bluegrass and country outfit. It’s about time we got ourselves a new one after our friends, The Redbucks, disbanded.
Saturday May 28
2 Kolegas Turns 6 part 2:
The second night of the celebration baby.. Tonight, DH & Hellcats, fresh off their best band of 2011 win at the City Weekend awards, along with Black Cat Bone, rock the house. Free The Birds, Amazing Insurance Salesmen and Nucleus all on hand too.
Rhinostock 2011 @ The Pomagranate
I’ve seen this one listed for saturday and for sunday so buyer beware. Shunyi gets its own family freindly music festival with Bad Apples, Maggie Who, Out of Control and more… starts at noon until late. worth the trip to expat housewives land for a meal + picnic before coming back to town and getting the party at 2 Kolegas.