EarlySlants: Suicide Silence, Lotsa Jue, Second Hand Rose and Indie Rock

I couldn’t help it this week folks, too many good shows to pass up coming your way in the capital and we’re not talking the run of the mill gigs you can see week in week out. There is some quality over the next few days that you want to check out — we’re covering a whole wide spectrum from good USA Metal to re-TROS return.. let’s kick it


Tuesday March 11th:

Suicide Silence @ Yugong Yishan
The Good folks from Painkiller Mag are at it again with another fine heavy gig planned for midweek. The Californian quintet is bringing their brand of deathcore to Beijing for what should be an intimate and rowdy performance at Yugong. The price is a little steep with tickets at 260/320 but this is quality stuff. For the price, you’ll get The Falling and 4/5 from the mainland as well as HK’s Massacre of Mothman. heavy heavy heavy.

Wednesday March 12th

And So I Watch You From Afar @ Mao
I don’t think i can do better than the description Jue put out, it makes me wanna check these cats out so here you go: “You’d be forgiven for thinking a band with such a long name were of the post-rock variety; in the case of the Irish rockers that make up And So I Watch You From Afar [ASIWYFA] their songs pack a raw punk-rock punch. The band members, joining forces in 2005, have come a long way since departing their seaside resort town in Portrush, Northern Ireland. They’ve been touring all over the world – and yes they’re back for another whirlwind China experience. Expect driving rhythms and soaring guitar-driven melody lines.” 80/120 RMB

Thursday March 13th:

M with AM444 @ Yugong Yishan
The first of two nights where the French poster headlines Yugong Yishan. His last appearance in Beijing was pretty darn solid and he looks to pick up where he left off last time. You get a chance both Thursday and Friday to experience this.

Miji Workshop @ Zajia
This is just fun… wanna get geeky with music? the folks from miji got you covered:
Use objects and sound of the venue to play improvised music. Including a short demostration of making contact microphone. Bring a solderer and a 3.5mm stereo audio cable if you want to make a contact microphone. The rest materials are free and you can bring it back. Watching without participate is fine too! We will also use microphones, contact microphones, magnetic signal picker, bat detector, wireless signal transmitter & receiver… then mixer, speakers and ears. Free entrance ( please register before March 11th: subjam@gmail.com)

Friday March 14th

Djan San @ Temple
The mad Frenchman is at it again, albeit not sure if it’s solo or with the Folk band. Either ways, it’s always memorable. The guy has a knack for weirdness: Love it or hate it, you won’t be able to ignore it.

Douban jue Bash @ XP
in the mood for even more weird and unpredictable? head over to XP where Jue and Douban get a bunch of younglings to fill the night with sounds.

Saturday March 15th

2nd Hand Rose @ Mako
Remember that performance that Second Hand Rose put on at Gongti? Well, they made a DVD out of it and they’re about to release that puppy. Head over to Shuanjing for a taste of the band along with special guests. It’s a trek but worth it!

Paul Collin’s Beat @ Yugong
probably the biggest one of Jue’s gigs this year. Paul is a legend in the world of music and he’s bringing those centuries of experience over to Zhangzizhonglu so why not get down there and receive a little education in how things are done? Residence A on opening duties and I”m hoping they’re keeping their eyes open so that they can learn a trick or ten

Sunday March 16th

Indie Music Store 3rd Year Anniversary @ Yugong
3 years already… and going strong! These defenders of musical freedom are pulling all the stops for the celebration with a lineup to reckon with. Novaheart, Hedgehog, Penicilin, Lost Train will all be there to trick you into dancing. But the biggest news is that this is the return of re-TROS!!! re-TROS baby… after months of hiding in the US preparing their latest record, they are back!! What a great finish to a fantastic music week.

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