Live Music Quickslants: Shanren & Hanggai throw parties, new albums from Jurat & Duck Fight Goose
Wah, I’m still recovering from last weekend, is it really time for Quickslants again?
The year may be winding down, but there’s still no shortage of great gigs to check out this weekend. Here’s just a taste of what’s available.
Thursday December 15th:
Little Marbles @ Yugong Yishan
Swedish indie-gypsy-pop meets American bluegrass, a strange, but hopefully good combination of Little Marbles and the Randy Abel Stable. That p-word makes me want to run and hide, but if you’re into that kinda thing, this is one to check out.
WHAI @ Jianghu
Post/prog-rock ningxia style in the hutongs with WHAI, made up of Long Shen Dao & Buyi’s Zhang Wei on guitar, keyboard & guzheng, Lidong & Nucleus’s drummer Liu Miao and Chen Zhong on bass. I’ve caught these guys out at the drive-in a couple of times now and I’m really enjoying their style.
Friday December 16th:
Shanren & Lidong @ Mao Livehouse
Two of the best folk bands in the city team up for one big night at Mao, Lidong from the north-west and Shanren from the south. Shanren are currently recording an album with Daze Central friend Martin Rawlins, we’re looking forward to that coming out in the New Year.
Hanggai @ 2 Kolegas
There’ll be lambs cooking, voices roaring and dancing galore when Hanggai throw a party in their home base 2 Kolegas. No matter where you start tonight, this will be the place to end it, I can see this one going all night!
Saturday December 17th:
Jurat Album release @ Temple
Uighur psychadelic rocker Jurat went home to Xinjiang for October holiday and came back with a new album. He’s ready to share it with you tonight at Temple, with support from WuTun. Watch this space for an double take album review (with a special guest reviewer!) later in the week.
Duck Fight Goose Album release @ D22
If you prefer your rock futurisic style then head to Wudaokou tonight to catch our latest Shanghai visitors Duck Fight Goose on their album tour, with support from D22 regulars Chuiwan and Soviet Pop.
Djang San & Bye Bye, Thanks for the Fish @ Mako
French electro-folk from Zhang Si’an’s alter ego and Chinese punk rockers showing their softer sides combine in Shuangjing. Kang Mao was my pick for best female vocalist at the Midi Awards last weekend, if you’ve only heard her scream, here’s a good chance to see a different side to the Queen of Fucking Everything.