This Week in Live Music: Apr 15-21

Posted by Pete DeMola on 15. Apr 2009

WED, APR 15

UNIVERSITY NIGHT: Cold Case, Equal, Sauce Rain, Slope Village (坡上村) and No South (南无) to perform at this increasingly-popular showcase of up-and-coming local talent.
D-22, 8pm, 20/10 RMB

Flightplan, Lucky Monkey, AOK, Larry's Pizza, Orange Line and Kamil Hall are set to perform.
MAO Live House, 8:30pm, 40/30 RMB (pre-sale)

Frank Segen Quartet: The man and his band perform a combination of jazz standards and traditional Chinese tunes.
Purple Haze Bistro, 9pm, free

The Lone: Acoustic quartet (formerly known as LABF) issue soulful and heartfelt original compositions, as well as the occasional cover.
Salud, 8pm, free

RETRODANCE: DJ D, Cedric, Stanley and Demone spin Rockabilly, New Wave, rock and funk, respectively.
White Rabbit, 10pm, free

The Verse: Funk grooves, courtesy of a 13-piece band.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 50 RMB

THURS, APR 16

Rustic: Black Guns, Pinyin and Stranger Strange to support the flamboyant rock and roll trio, now featuring one Mr. Ricki Sixx on bass.
D-22, 8pm, 30/20 RMB (students)

Panjir: Sextet fuses traditional Uyghur music with jazz sensibilities.
Jiangjinjiu, 9:30pm, free

WHITE VALENTINE'S DAY: Because Fans, China 5, Postman, Rolling Rolling and Mama's Mud set to take the stage.
MAO Live House, 9pm, 40 RMB

The Syndicate: Drum n' bass crew, featuring Blackie, Slide and D-Rail.
UCCA's Super Ganbei, 9pm, 30 RMB

WHITE RABBIT CLUB NIGHT: A night of techno with Yang Bing and Yen's Mickey Zhang.
White Rabbit, 10pm, free

Christian Brenner: The resident performer and programmer of Parisian jazz hotspot Café Laurent makes an appearance in Beijing.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 50 RMB

FRI, APR 17

Nuclear: Buyi (traditional rock), Wu & The Side Effects (saucy blues) and Exit A (lightweight industrial) to support the fiery rock and roll act.
2 Kolegas, 9pm, free

Hot Pot: Sweet and sour hip-hop beats, served up by hometown hero DJ Wordy in the 15th installment of his acclaimed monthly ass-shaking enterprise.
Block 8, 11pm, 60 RMB (includes one free drink)

Arrows Made of Desire: Cassette, Girls are Waiting to Meet You and China 5 will open for the uninspiring melodic rock quartet.
D-22, 10pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

Thumbergia: Twee-pop.
Jiangjinjiu, 9:30pm, free

ACUPUNCTURE RECORDS: The city's premier electronic music collective is back, featuring sets by crewmembers Weng Weng, X.L.F., ELVIS.T, Pancake Lee and Terry Tu.
White Rabbit, 10pm, 50 RMB

Pet Conspiracy: The innovative New Wave/disco punk quintet headlines, with Supermarket (this country's equivalent to Sigur Rós) providing support for one of Beijing's best live acts.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 50 RMB

SAT, APR 18

Longjin: Local reggae sextet brings their sunny grooves to Wudaokou, with support TBA.
13 Club, 8pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

Acid Live: A coming together of artists and musicians seeking to celebrate Beijing's vibrant cultural scene. Expect DJ sets paired with live acoustic performances, art installations, and more.
2 Kolegas, 8pm, 50/40 RMB (students)

1,000 Flowers: Multimedia extravaganza at the lakeside venue designed to "celebrate a world," according to the organizers, "of one thousand blooming flowers as a symbol of individual existential springs of friendship, creativity, and sharing." Visuals and audio to be provided by Oak, Norberto, Oscar, Dieter, Caroline and Ines.
Club Obiwan, 10pm, free

24 Hours: Bigger Bang! (electronic-tinged rock), Steely Heart and The Offset: Spectacles are scheduled to support the white-hot post-punk trio.
D-22, 10pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

Buyi: Quartet known for their seamless blend of Ningxia folk and modern rock.
Jiangjinjiu, 9:30pm, 40/30 RMB (pre-sale)

LINGERIE FASHION SHOW: Marketed as an "extreme" fashion show by the organizers, we're excited to see how saucy this event can get. Features chill-out beats by DJ Mahara McKay, or Miss Switzerland 2000.
LAN, 9pm, free

Reflector: The pop punk stalwarts return to Beijing after last month's nationwide tour.
MAO Live House, 9pm, 80/60 RMB (pre-sale)

SPINETTE: A night of girl power, featuring Hong Kong's Ekki, Beijing's QQ, Shanghai's Nico providing the beats to Marula's (SOS) visual effects.
White Rabbit, 11pm, 60/40 RMB (before/after 1am)

K-JELL: Final date on the Norwegian punk act's China tour.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 50 RMB

SUN, APR 19

Delta Sax Quartet: Awarding-winning UK jazz quartet whose repertoire includes takes on Phillip Glass, Gavin Bryers and The Soft Machine.
The Bookworm, 7pm

ROOFTOP REGGAE: Beats courtesy of Meiwenti Sound, with a side of (free) BBQ.
Club Obiwan, 5pm, free

Follow Your Heart: China's New Youth Movement: Screening of the documentary that delves into this country's emerging hip-hop scene. The Blue Hour, an American drama that examines how the lives of four strangers (Mexican graffiti artist, Armenian cameraman, blues guitarist and an elderly pensioner) run parallel to one another in a working-class LA neighborhood, will also be shown.
D-22, 4-7pm, 10 RMB

Wu Zhuoling: Indie pop songstress creates multilayered sonic tapestries, weaving together moody electronic elements with diverse organic instrumentation and sensual vocals.
D-22, 9pm, 30/20 RMB (students)

ROCK CAT & FRIENDS SERIES PERFORMANCE: Cloud, Wang Yuki, Mama's Mud and Mother Magic will perform.
MAO Live House, 8:30pm, 50/40 RMB (pre-sale)

Blue in Red: Soul, blues and smooth jazz from the popular trio.
Purple Haze Bistro, 8pm, free

SUBS: The uncompromising, female-fronted quartet will perform as part of this "Don't Eat Friends" charity concert, with Long Kuan, Miserable Faith, Giant Beanstalk, Escape Plan, Perdel and Surprise in tow.
Star Live, 8:30pm, 60/50 RMB (student/pre-sale)

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