This is the kind of weekend that hurts my head in terms of picking where to go… so many good shows, so little time and I wanna see them all.. yes my precious, I want them all! Mongolian Music Festival at Mako, Pilot Records Intercity Festival in Chaoyang Park, Black Cat Bone w/ DH & The Hellcats ( aka Hell’Bone) just to name a few! Let’s snap to it!
Thursday Sept 8
Gou Mao @ Jianghu
I’ve never heard of the guy but he’s got a couple of CDs to his name and the stuff on Douban sounds pretty darn good. Acoustic rock with earthy vibes and a slight heavy edge. Plus, I’m thinking I ain’t been to Jianghu in a little while. Definitely an interesting option
Friday Sept 9
Mongolian Festival day 1 @ Mako
Yes folks, this is taking place at Mako Livehouse in Shuangjing who is making a strong comeback over the past few weeks as a premier live music venue. Headlining Day 1 of the festival is old Friends Hanggai along with rockers Thin Man whose lead singer, Dai Qin is also Mongolian. Shaman Humai, one of the first bands on, seems quite interesting. it should be fun!
Miss Lulu Galore @ Alanting
Yes, Lulu Galore, of the Burlesque Group fame, is launching her solo dance and music project with this debut performance at Alanting in Sanlitun South.. to put it in her own words: ” Miss Lulu Galore and Sweet Leaf is her latest music and dance project which is promising to set the town on fire with sultry and swingin’ sounds blended with engaging dance routines and many surprises up their sleeves that aim to please! ”
Saturday Sept 10
Hell’Bone @Yugong Yishan:
Ok, I made this up but I like it… DH & The HellCats, along with Black Cat Bone, are putting together this rockabilly blues onslaught where the bands will mix, merge and slowly morph into their respective sets setting Yugong Yishan into a frenzy. This is gonna be pretty sweet at a follow up to a whole day of Mongolian Music
Mongolian Fest day 2 @ Mako:
Day 2 of the mongolian extravaganza will kick off in the afternoon with whole roast lamb, baozi and tons of other mongolian goodies for your bellies before the bands take the stage late afternoon. Day 2 has a few interesting highlights especially LongSheng and Arguna… If the weather cooperates, this will be pretty sweet.
Sunday Sept 11
Intercity Festival Day 1 @ chaoyang Park
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Biohazard, Suffocated, CMCB, Liquid Oxygen Can just to name a few…. do I even need to say more? That ain’t a bad way to spend a sunday in the park for my money. BRMC gets a lot of press and I’m hoping they deliver.
Monday Sept 12.
Intercity Day 2 @ Chaoyang Park
Cui Jian, Miserable Faith, Second Hand Rose along with the overrated Pretty Reckless and another dozen bands. Nice start of the week baby….