Mr. Ray is a Beijing-based post punk and no wave trio, formed by Liu Lu (Vocal&Guitar), Han Minkai (Bass) and Qu Xing (Drum) at the beginning of 2011. Mr. Ray has grown up rapidly in Zoomin Night shows at D22. Their music is influenced by a lot of No Wave, Post Punk and Kraut Rock bands in 1970/80s such as Pere Ubu, D.N.A., Pop Group, Joy Division, The Birthday Party. They are inspired by other bands who play at Zoomin Night shows.
They give a very weird self-description on their douban page, "He likes doing nothing, she likes dreaming, i like putting the phone in the fridge." and i believe, their noisy show will bring you back to the underground world of east New York in 1980s.
Support: Stalin Gardens
Wooozy Sessions is a monthly event brought to you by the good people at Wooozy.cn and Yuyintang. Starting this July, we will be inviting a band based outside of Shanghai to play a show every second Thursday of the month. This project’s initiative is to provide a platform for young, emerging bands to develop their sounds and expand their musical horizons. It is specifically for those bands that can’t make it to Shanghai due to financial reasons or a lack of promotion.
We hope the Wooozy Sessions can provide a gateway to the music fans in Shanghai as to what the young and creative kids in other cities have to offer.
We will be donating part of the profits after every showcase to Shiyi Gongyi, a Beijing-based charity organization that works to provide healthcare to underprivileged children.
Stalin Gardens: http://site.douban.com/mystery/
Shi Yi Gong Yi Charity: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1908237285