This Week in Live Music: Nov 10-16

Posted by Pete DeMola on 10. Nov 2009


ZOOMIN' NIGHT: Supercharged saxophonist Li Tieiqao will perform with drummer Kristian Mondrup, DJ Tilman Porschutz and VJ James Cui at this weekly platform for innovation and experimentation.
D-22, 8pm, 40/40 RMB (students)

Chimera: Canadian sister singer/songwriter team is on deck.
Ginkgo, 9:30pm, free


COLOMBIAN FOLK SINGING ISN'T LONELY: Local folk artists Zhu Guangyu (朱光宇), Feng Yan (冯言) and Song Xiaodong (宋晓冬) will perform.
13 Club, 9pm, 30 RMB

BLING'S CASH MONEY DANCE-OFF: All are invited to bust a very-public move at this amateur dance competition. The winner, determined by the crowd, wins 800 RMB cash. Buy one, get one cocktails.
Bling, 9pm, free

CURVE PARTY: Celebrate the single life in style with booze and good friends. Authentic Chinese music and hospitality promised.
The Boat, 9pm, free (free drink for those in traditional Chinese dress)

JACK RABBIT SLIMS: Xihai venue offers an unbeatable culinary combo (hamburger, fries and unlimited Tsingdao for 50 RMB) with nostalgic American tunes from the 1950s and 60s.
Club Obiwan, 7-10pm, 50 RMB

UNIVERSITY (METAL) NIGHT: Tonight's lineup of abrasive amateurs includes Encounters, Mr. Open, Noise Christians and 刺秦.
D-22, 8pm, 20/10 RMB (students)

1+1=2: Upbeat modern rock bands Careless, Dude, Mama's Mud, Orange Line and the KMT band to provide the soundtrack for love at this singles day party.
MAO Live House, 8:30pm, 50/40 RMB (students)

Ismat: Spanish-accented Xinjiang rock.
Salud, 8pm, free

SINGLES DAY PARTY: Pop rock act Liu Jialiang & the Frogs to make everyone feel happy for being single; local New Wave quartet the Bigger Bang will support.
Yugong Yishan, 8:30pm, 80/60 RMB (pre-sale)


Streets Kill Strange Animals:
Dark and visceral post-rock, with support from the Joyside-influenced me灌me and Dirty Seed.
D-22, 9pm, 30/20 RMB

Yellow Flowers: Local act perform 1970s rock in the vein of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Groovy.
Ginkgo, 9:30pm, free

Ronin: Genre-melting Swiss ensemble led by pianist Nik Bartsch combine elements of trance, jazz, funk and avant-garde experimentation into a sound that has been compared to minimalist American composers Steve Reich and John Cage, as well as James Brown.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 50 RMB


Planet Map: Daisy Fay, TAP and synthpop quintet Pacalolo (now new and improved with a live drummer) will support the local indie pop duo.
2 Kolegas, 10pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

METAL GIG: Toredor, Dengel, Fire Page, Offset Head, Sacrifice, Tarot Saint, Violence Pretender and Righteous Person to sit you upside the skull with a night of metal.
13 Club, 9pm, 40 RMB (includes free CD)

FRESH: Friday nights at the floating LGBT hotspot feature retro disco, gay anthems and 80s camp on the upper deck and electro, house and techno down below. Buy one, get one drinks all night.
The Boat, 9pm, free (before 4am)

BEIJING AFTERHOURS: Quality electronic music and booze for those hellbent on watching the sun rise.
The Boat, 4am, 30 RMB/free (without/with flier)

RIDDIM: Picking up the slack left behind by the abrupt closure of White Rabbit last summer, Mickey Dee and guests present a healthy dose of quality electronic music from drum n' bass to Afrobeat.
Club Obiwan, 10pm, free

G-ELEVEN: Amazing crossover blues sextet get their dues with a Friday night headlining gig at the Wudaokou live house. Nanwu, SSS, My September and Finger Family (指人儿) will also perform, making tonight a solid showcase of some of the brightest rock-oriented musicians in the city.
D-22, 9pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

Over Easy Dance Band: Crossover blues said to be in the vein of the Rolling Stones and the Scissor Sisters.
Ginkgo, 10:30pm, 20 RMB (free before 10pm)

Hanggai: Sextet combine traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat singing with elements of modern rock.
MAO Live House, 9pm, 50 RMB

WE'RE ALL FRIENDS: A night of vagina power with Wang Juan, Xia Dong, Dong Jiajia, Chan Chan, Mu Xi Tu: five female musicians who despite being good friends, engage in a variety of different styles.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 60/40 RMB (pre-sale)


Junglecat: Local singer/songwriter Jess Meider goes electronic.
2 Kolegas, 10pm, 50/40 RMB (students)

Raving Radio: Beijing screamo band returns home after their six-week domestic tour; support to be determined. Click here to listen to the quintet's badass rendition of "Beat It."
13 Club, 10pm, 40 RMB

SINGALONG SOUND OF MUSIC: Watch the original 1965 documentary with accompanying lyrics and sing along. More info by clicking below.
The Boat, 7pm, 30 RMB (includes one free drink)

ENOUGH OF SAMBA: Cleverly-named local DJ trio Zou Bah (Fernanda Morena, Janaina Silveira and Paula Coruja) spin Brazilian rock mixed with alternative from around the world. The Beijing Calling dudes will be there later, too, spinning choice cuts of grunge and rock and roll. Click below for info on drink specials.
Club Obiwan, 10pm, free

Gar: Trio emit modern rock with a hint of psychedelia; Golden Driver and Me Too are also scheduled to perform.
D-22, 9pm, 40/30 RMB (students)

GIVE ME FIVE! Continuing the uniquely-Chinese tradition of celebrating band formation dates, local "cutie rock" quartet Caffe-In (pictured above) commemorates the half-decade mark with Children Sky (孩子的天空), Finger Family (指人儿乐队) and Meat Tree (肉树).
MAO Live House, 8pm, 60/40 RMB (pre-sale & students)

HAPPY NIU YEAR SNOWBOARD MOVIE PREMIER: DJs Wordy and Lomang perform at this premier for the snowboarding flick Happy Niu Year.
Punk, 10pm, free

Ying Yang Twins: American crunk duo land in Beijing. While they rose to fame in 2003 with their collaboration with Lil Jon on "Get Low," they haven't done much since the release of their fifth effort, Chemically Imbalanced, in the fall of 2006.
VICS, 10pm, 100-150 RMB

RUINS CD RELEASE PARTY: Old school rock quartet finally overcomes their constant state of turmoil to drop their second full-length effort Wukong (悟空), their first since 2004's Glide Like a Leaf. Folk guitarist Zhou Yunshan will support.
Yugong Yishan, 9pm, 70/50 RMB (pre-sale)


FOLK NIGHT: Gol Dolan is on deck.
D-22, 9pm, 30/20 RMB

YINGTANG MEDIA LAUNCH: A night of homegrown hip hop with in3, MCs ABD, Tommy Donkey, Little Ray, Dog-J, and Zhang Nan.
MAO Live House, 8pm, 50 RMB


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