2011 was a super good year for Shanghai bands touring about the place, releasing stuff, working hard and chucking together heaps sick parties.
Can we please try and make 2012 the year of different support bands?
I don’t reckon I’m alone when I say I’m tired of the same line ups and same support bands at every second show. I realise Pairs is part of the problem, and we’re going to try and be part of the solution next year.; by finding some new bands and bringing them in to the circle jerk.
But really, if it’s a big show in your honour and there is no real danger of there not being a crowd; can we pick some bands that haven’t already played Yuyintang 4 times in the last month?
I know the thing about playing with friends and keeping it in the family and how often the bands supporting all the time are the most oganised and easiest to book, but shit’s becoming tiresome.
If you’re putting together a show, do a quick Douban hunt for Shanghai bands or some band in Hangzhou looking to come to the bigger smoke or ask around – I’m sure there are heaps of bands around there ready for a chance to play some shows who don’t really know how to go about it.
Know I’m going to get the shit kicked out of me in the comments and probably in real life and I’m coming across like a real preachy cunt and all that, but the line ups are getting fuck boring and whilst there are shows every weekend and that's awesome, it’s like Groundhog’s Day at the moment. Hurts the brain hard.