Despite the cloudy sky and unpredictable April weather, hundreds of fans lined up behind the arched gate leading to the Midi Festival on Saturday afternoon. This year’s event focussed on the effects of PM2.5 ...
So, perhaps Valentines Day was a bit of an odd date to hold an event like a Lamb of God gig? Nonetheless, it marked an important milestone in Shanghai’s live music history. This was essentially the first time that a fully-fledged “Metal” band would gig this city.
A friend spoke to me recently about how he was annoyed that not enough time and effort went in to the physical production of most records that are released. Thinking about that, I don’t believe I’ve ever written a review for, or in fact seen, a locally produced album where the packaging is better made than most label produced records from the UK, US or Japan.
To be honest, before I came to China I hadn’t a clue as to what Mongolian Rock would sound like. It seemed like a whole different kind of ‘foreign’ to me, and I would have said you were crazy that I would be attending Mongolian rock shows in the near future.
I’d been in Shanghai for months when this show rolled around, yet I had yet to see a proper Chinese band play live in the city. So when I heard that Duck Fight Goose would be holding a CD release party at Yuyintang for their debut album, Sports, I jumped at the chance to see for myself what the actual local bands are up to.