Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

dramarathon:

If anyone is around the area, I strongly urge you to check it out!

Lineup includes international and Chinese artists.

Oct 4 (Sat): William Onyeabor (Nigeria), Liars (US), Rebuilding The Rights of Statues 重塑雕像的权利 (China), The Blood Brothers (US), Zhang Xuan (Deserts Zhang) 张悬 (Taiwan)

Oct 5 (Sun): Cat Power (US), Stars (Canada), The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) (US), Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (China), Tongue 舌头乐队 (China), Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼(China), Lenka (Australia), Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店 (China)

All the Chinese bands playing are like THE legends in the Chinese iindie music scene, I think this will surely be worth it even for people new to chinese music!

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This sounds pretty awesome!

The location is a stage in Central Park – Rumsey Playfield, aka SummerStage.
You can see the time slots of all the performers at the site linked up above. Short sets for the early performers, similar to a typical TW music fest. I wonder if some of the China and TW bands will be playing other cities in North America?
Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

dramarathon:

If anyone is around the area, I strongly urge you to check it out!

Lineup includes international and Chinese artists.

Oct 4 (Sat): William Onyeabor (Nigeria), Liars (US), Rebuilding The Rights of Statues 重塑雕像的权利 (China), The Blood Brothers (US), Zhang Xuan (Deserts Zhang) 张悬 (Taiwan)

Oct 5 (Sun): Cat Power (US), Stars (Canada), The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) (US), Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (China), Tongue 舌头乐队 (China), Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼(China), Lenka (Australia), Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店 (China)

All the Chinese bands playing are like THE legends in the Chinese iindie music scene, I think this will surely be worth it even for people new to chinese music!

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This sounds pretty awesome!

The location is a stage in Central Park – Rumsey Playfield, aka SummerStage.
You can see the time slots of all the performers at the site linked up above. Short sets for the early performers, similar to a typical TW music fest. I wonder if some of the China and TW bands will be playing other cities in North America?
Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

dramarathon:

If anyone is around the area, I strongly urge you to check it out!

Lineup includes international and Chinese artists.

Oct 4 (Sat): William Onyeabor (Nigeria), Liars (US), Rebuilding The Rights of Statues 重塑雕像的权利 (China), The Blood Brothers (US), Zhang Xuan (Deserts Zhang) 张悬 (Taiwan)

Oct 5 (Sun): Cat Power (US), Stars (Canada), The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) (US), Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (China), Tongue 舌头乐队 (China), Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼(China), Lenka (Australia), Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店 (China)

All the Chinese bands playing are like THE legends in the Chinese iindie music scene, I think this will surely be worth it even for people new to chinese music!

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This sounds pretty awesome!

The location is a stage in Central Park – Rumsey Playfield, aka SummerStage.
You can see the time slots of all the performers at the site linked up above. Short sets for the early performers, similar to a typical TW music fest. I wonder if some of the China and TW bands will be playing other cities in North America?
Modern Sky Festival NYC: China’s biggest indie music festival is heading to New York in Oct!!

alternativechina:

Interview: Jon Campbell on Why You Should Care About Chinese Rock and Roll

Jonathan Campbell moved to Beijing in 2000 to study Chinese and “figure out what to do with” the Master’s Degree in International Studies he received from the University of Washington. Almost immediately, he was thrust into China’s fledgling rock music scene, first as a drummer, and later as a writer, promoter and agent. Red Rock: The Long, Strang March of Chinese Rock & Roll is his first book. Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom calls it “a rollicking account of how a global genre was transformed as it sank down roots in a very special setting.”

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This is a very interesting read, with clips from 5 Mainland bands. The original article was published in March, 2012. (the videos are from earlier)

Midi Awards Nomination – Who Rocks Out Best in China?

Now in their second year, the Midi Awards remain the one and only rock music awards in China. Those who have contributed most to the still growing rock music industry in China over the past year will be honored at the Star Live on New Year’s Eve, where Beijing’s rock royalty will gather to collect awards and take to the stage – and Midi has just revealed the award nominations. If you have trouble following what’s what in Chinese rock, this is a whole list ofthe best of 2010. (Click on the links to have a listen.)

On Tuesday the judges met at Yugong Yishan to finalize the nominations – a group comprising 128 representatives from record labels, live music venues, related associations, media and fans. Their final list covers 12 categories and includes 31 nominees.
Miserable Faith has won the most love so far with seven nominations (including two songs nominated as “Song of the Year”). Helen Feng, singer of Free the Birds (formerly Ziyo) will be the English host of the night while defending her title of Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Here comes the full list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Explain You (释你) by Reflector
Wave (浪潮) by Queen Sea Big Shark
XXX (30) by Twisted Machine
Bloom (盛开) by Miserable Faith

Bloom by Miserable Faith

Song of the Year

“Grow Up” (长大) by Reflector
“Bloom” (盛开) by Miserable Faith
“The Most Beautiful Day of Life” (生命中最美丽的一天) by Miserable Faith
“Non Omnipotent Comedy”(不万能的喜剧) by Omnipotent Youth Society
“Kill That Shijiazhuanger” (杀死那个石家庄人) by Omnipotent Youth Society

Queen Sea Big Shark

Best Rock Performance By Group With Vocals

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰
Reflector 反光镜
Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Gao Hu高虎 from Miserable Faith
Liang Long 梁龙 from Second Hand Rose
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑
Yu Sheng 虞笙
Zuo Xiao Zu Zhou 左小祖咒

Free The Birds

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Helen Feng 冯海宁 from Free The Birds
Fu Han 付菡 from Queen Sea Big Shark
Kang Mao抗猫from SUBS
Wu Hongfei 吴虹飞 from Happy Avenue
Zha Kexin 查可欣

Best Hard Rock Performance

Reflector 反光镜
Misandao 蜜三刀
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑

Yaksa

Best Metal Performance

Lingyi 零壹
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Si Wu 肆伍
Yaksa 夜叉
Suffocate 窒息

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Diao Lei 刁磊 – drummer of Candy Gun and Spring Autumn
Guan Wei 关伟 – guitar of Muma & Thrid Party
Kou Zhenyu 寇征宇 – guitar of Suffocate and Spring Autumn
Wang Nan 王囝 – guitar of Brain Failure and DH&Chinese Hell Cat
Xie Si歇斯 – guitar

Best Live Performance

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰
Queen Sea Big Shark后海大鲨鱼
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑

Best New Artist

Namo 南无
Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店
Army of Jade Kirin 玉麟军
Zha Kexin查可欣
Finger Family 指人儿

Go East by New Pants

Best Album Art

Men Should be Self-reliant (男人裆自强) by Slap
Wave (浪潮) by Queen Sea Big Shark
The Last Night of Monsters (落幕之舞) by Gemini
1983 by Icing Dolls
Go East by New Pants

Contribution to China

Douban.com
Fenghua Qiushi 风华秋实文化
Midi School 迷笛音乐学校
Modern Sky 摩登天空唱片

Midi Awards Nomination – Who Rocks Out Best in China?

Now in their second year, the Midi Awards remain the one and only rock music awards in China. Those who have contributed most to the still growing rock music industry in China over the past year will be honored at the Star Live on New Year’s Eve, where Beijing’s rock royalty will gather to collect awards and take to the stage – and Midi has just revealed the award nominations. If you have trouble following what’s what in Chinese rock, this is a whole list ofthe best of 2010. (Click on the links to have a listen.)

On Tuesday the judges met at Yugong Yishan to finalize the nominations – a group comprising 128 representatives from record labels, live music venues, related associations, media and fans. Their final list covers 12 categories and includes 31 nominees.
Miserable Faith has won the most love so far with seven nominations (including two songs nominated as “Song of the Year”). Helen Feng, singer of Free the Birds (formerly Ziyo) will be the English host of the night while defending her title of Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Here comes the full list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Explain You (释你) by Reflector
Wave (浪潮) by Queen Sea Big Shark
XXX (30) by Twisted Machine
Bloom (盛开) by Miserable Faith

Bloom by Miserable Faith

Song of the Year

“Grow Up” (长大) by Reflector
“Bloom” (盛开) by Miserable Faith
“The Most Beautiful Day of Life” (生命中最美丽的一天) by Miserable Faith
“Non Omnipotent Comedy”(不万能的喜剧) by Omnipotent Youth Society
“Kill That Shijiazhuanger” (杀死那个石家庄人) by Omnipotent Youth Society

Queen Sea Big Shark

Best Rock Performance By Group With Vocals

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰
Reflector 反光镜
Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Gao Hu高虎 from Miserable Faith
Liang Long 梁龙 from Second Hand Rose
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑
Yu Sheng 虞笙
Zuo Xiao Zu Zhou 左小祖咒

Free The Birds

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Helen Feng 冯海宁 from Free The Birds
Fu Han 付菡 from Queen Sea Big Shark
Kang Mao抗猫from SUBS
Wu Hongfei 吴虹飞 from Happy Avenue
Zha Kexin 查可欣

Best Hard Rock Performance

Reflector 反光镜
Misandao 蜜三刀
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑

Yaksa

Best Metal Performance

Lingyi 零壹
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Si Wu 肆伍
Yaksa 夜叉
Suffocate 窒息

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Diao Lei 刁磊 – drummer of Candy Gun and Spring Autumn
Guan Wei 关伟 – guitar of Muma & Thrid Party
Kou Zhenyu 寇征宇 – guitar of Suffocate and Spring Autumn
Wang Nan 王囝 – guitar of Brain Failure and DH&Chinese Hell Cat
Xie Si歇斯 – guitar

Best Live Performance

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰
Queen Sea Big Shark后海大鲨鱼
Twisted Machine 扭曲的机器
Miserable Faith 痛仰
Xie Tianxiao 谢天笑

Best New Artist

Namo 南无
Omnipotent Youth Society 万能青年旅店
Army of Jade Kirin 玉麟军
Zha Kexin查可欣
Finger Family 指人儿

Go East by New Pants

Best Album Art

Men Should be Self-reliant (男人裆自强) by Slap
Wave (浪潮) by Queen Sea Big Shark
The Last Night of Monsters (落幕之舞) by Gemini
1983 by Icing Dolls
Go East by New Pants

Contribution to China

Douban.com
Fenghua Qiushi 风华秋实文化
Midi School 迷笛音乐学校
Modern Sky 摩登天空唱片