alternativechina:

Killswitch Engaged? Further Festival Cancellations Leave A Bleak Outlook for 2015

The sudden cancellation of 330 Metal Fest (330金属音乐节) yesterday alongside speculation that Midi Beijing and Strawberry Festival Beijing are off (alongside their counterparts in Shanghai, which was somewhat expected following the aftermath of the Bund stampede) leave us to question the extent of the impact this is going to have on small-medium sized creative businesses attempting to operate in China. It’s a question of degree: how far should the state go to guarantee the safety of the public, and at what point does the need for control become overreaching to the extent that it impedes domestic creative expression?

GOOD GRIEF!  =(

alternativechina:

Killswitch Engaged? Further Festival Cancellations Leave A Bleak Outlook for 2015

The sudden cancellation of 330 Metal Fest (330金属音乐节) yesterday alongside speculation that Midi Beijing and Strawberry Festival Beijing are off (alongside their counterparts in Shanghai, which was somewhat expected following the aftermath of the Bund stampede) leave us to question the extent of the impact this is going to have on small-medium sized creative businesses attempting to operate in China. It’s a question of degree: how far should the state go to guarantee the safety of the public, and at what point does the need for control become overreaching to the extent that it impedes domestic creative expression?

GOOD GRIEF!  =(

alternativechina:

Killswitch Engaged? Further Festival Cancellations Leave A Bleak Outlook for 2015

The sudden cancellation of 330 Metal Fest (330金属音乐节) yesterday alongside speculation that Midi Beijing and Strawberry Festival Beijing are off (alongside their counterparts in Shanghai, which was somewhat expected following the aftermath of the Bund stampede) leave us to question the extent of the impact this is going to have on small-medium sized creative businesses attempting to operate in China. It’s a question of degree: how far should the state go to guarantee the safety of the public, and at what point does the need for control become overreaching to the extent that it impedes domestic creative expression?

GOOD GRIEF!  =(

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Peggy and Eric stopped for a cup of coffee, LOL.  StreetVoice posted a big grid for Spring Scream – it enlarges to legible size, you may need to download it first.  At a glance, it looks like all the band names are written in 2 languages.  =D Paradise Lots 多樂園 are rehearsing full rock band […]

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Peggy and Eric stopped for a cup of coffee, LOL.  StreetVoice posted a big grid for Spring Scream – it enlarges to legible size, you may need to download it first.  At a glance, it looks like all the band names are written in 2 languages.  =D Paradise Lots 多樂園 are rehearsing full rock band […]

Mei and 阿鳩 from Go Go Rise (美好前程) were on a 3-hour variety show called Camerabay TV on Monday, playing several songs, including a really sweet cover of Cheer Chen’s The Meaning Of Travel.  =)

The show features celebrity guests, comedy and games. At 16 minutes in, 2 of the hosts do a fun cover of Waa Wei’s My Dad’s Pen. @20 minutes, Go Go Rise are interviewed and play songs, and this goes on to the end of the video.

By the way, they just posted something about reducing their activity until August; not sure if that means a hiatus, or perhaps only small acoustic gigs. Here’s the post: “抱歉了各位
我們最近會在各大小演出舞台中消失一陣子
壞消息是 可能會持續到8月
好消息是~~~~~~~~~
晚點公佈!!!!!”

Have any of you watched this show before? Murmurshow were also on the same night, check that out back at the camerabay YT channel.

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Mei and 阿鳩 from Go Go Rise (美好前程) were on a 3-hour variety show called Camerabay TV on Monday, playing several songs, including a really sweet cover of Cheer Chen’s The Meaning Of Travel.  =)

The show features celebrity guests, comedy and games. At 16 minutes in, 2 of the hosts do a fun cover of Waa Wei’s My Dad’s Pen. @20 minutes, Go Go Rise are interviewed and play songs, and this goes on to the end of the video.

By the way, they just posted something about reducing their activity until August; not sure if that means a hiatus, or perhaps only small acoustic gigs. Here’s the post: “抱歉了各位
我們最近會在各大小演出舞台中消失一陣子
壞消息是 可能會持續到8月
好消息是~~~~~~~~~
晚點公佈!!!!!”

Have any of you watched this show before? Murmurshow were also on the same night, check that out back at the camerabay YT channel.

image

Mei and 阿鳩 from Go Go Rise (美好前程) were on a 3-hour variety show called Camerabay TV on Monday, playing several songs, including a really sweet cover of Cheer Chen’s The Meaning Of Travel.  =)

The show features celebrity guests, comedy and games. At 16 minutes in, 2 of the hosts do a fun cover of Waa Wei’s My Dad’s Pen. @20 minutes, Go Go Rise are interviewed and play songs, and this goes on to the end of the video.

By the way, they just posted something about reducing their activity until August; not sure if that means a hiatus, or perhaps only small acoustic gigs. Here’s the post: “抱歉了各位
我們最近會在各大小演出舞台中消失一陣子
壞消息是 可能會持續到8月
好消息是~~~~~~~~~
晚點公佈!!!!!”

Have any of you watched this show before? Murmurshow were also on the same night, check that out back at the camerabay YT channel.

image

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More photos from this past weekend: Wonfu played their first gig in 7 months as a 4-piece, so good to see Mami back in the fold!  Busy weekend for Wonfu drummer Dupi, he played Megaport with The Shine & Shine & Shine & Shine (see previous post) and he was HuiTing Chen’s DJ for her set. Unfortunately, […]