Second Hand Rose Goes Down Under On New Zealand Tour

musicdish:

China’s biggest and boldest rock band Second Hand Rose will be heading Down Under this month to perform Lantern Festivals in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Invited by the Asia New Zealand Foundation, they will bring their unique brand of combining traditional Chinese folk’s self-mockery with modern Western rock’s rebellion flawlessly.

NEW ZEALAND TOUR
2.19-2.22, 2016 – Auckland Lantern Festival
http://www.aucklandnz.com/lantern
2.27-2.28, 2016 – Christchurch Lantern Festival
http://www.summertimes.co.nz/event/22116

The tour continues the band’s efforts to reach a global audience with 2015 performances in Switzerland (Paléo Festival Nyon), Korea (Ulsan World Music Festival) and Taiwan (THIS World Music Fesitval @ Formosa. The groups’ first U.S. tour was in fall 2014, following their headline performance at New York Modern Sky Music Festival in Central Park’ Rumsey Playfield.

Second Had Rose Online
https://www.facebook.com/2ndHRose
http://www.youtube.com/user/2ndHrose
http://www.twitter.com/2ndHrose
http://secondhandrose.bandcamp.com/

“…when the Tom Waits-like opening to ‘Picking A Flower’ gave way to its folksy chorus, with Liang Long’s distinctively Chinese croon, I found myself singing along with everyone else; I knew the melody even though I’d heard it just once before. When the song morphed into a Pink Floyd psychedelic space riff, only to devolve into Peking opera instrumentals and, finally, to nineties-style hard rock, the appeal of this bonkers mixture became clear: it’s a tour of the sounds that constitute an urban, internet-savvy, millennial Chinese youth.” – The New Yorker describes SHR’s last year’s show in Webster Hall, New York City.

Being one of the biggest rock bands in Beijing, Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) brings a distinct mix of heavy rock ‘n’ roll and traditional Chinese instrumentation to the scene. Named for the signature rose singer Liang Long wears behind his ear and the notion that rock in China is a second-hand endeavor, Second Hand Rose revels in taboos (innuendo-laced lyrics, gender-bending costumes) and tweaking the establishment. Liang was drawn to Two Taking Turns because it’s a folksy and somewhat vulgar tradition—much like rock music. And by combining the two, the band creates a truly Chinese expression of rock ‘n’ roll, embracing all of the contradictions of being an artist in modern China.

http://musicdish-yaogun.com

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189303

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰  Very good about keeping their fb current. (I wish more mainland bands were!)

Second Hand Rose Goes Down Under On New Zealand Tour

musicdish:

China’s biggest and boldest rock band Second Hand Rose will be heading Down Under this month to perform Lantern Festivals in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Invited by the Asia New Zealand Foundation, they will bring their unique brand of combining traditional Chinese folk’s self-mockery with modern Western rock’s rebellion flawlessly.

NEW ZEALAND TOUR
2.19-2.22, 2016 – Auckland Lantern Festival
http://www.aucklandnz.com/lantern
2.27-2.28, 2016 – Christchurch Lantern Festival
http://www.summertimes.co.nz/event/22116

The tour continues the band’s efforts to reach a global audience with 2015 performances in Switzerland (Paléo Festival Nyon), Korea (Ulsan World Music Festival) and Taiwan (THIS World Music Fesitval @ Formosa. The groups’ first U.S. tour was in fall 2014, following their headline performance at New York Modern Sky Music Festival in Central Park’ Rumsey Playfield.

Second Had Rose Online
https://www.facebook.com/2ndHRose
http://www.youtube.com/user/2ndHrose
http://www.twitter.com/2ndHrose
http://secondhandrose.bandcamp.com/

“…when the Tom Waits-like opening to ‘Picking A Flower’ gave way to its folksy chorus, with Liang Long’s distinctively Chinese croon, I found myself singing along with everyone else; I knew the melody even though I’d heard it just once before. When the song morphed into a Pink Floyd psychedelic space riff, only to devolve into Peking opera instrumentals and, finally, to nineties-style hard rock, the appeal of this bonkers mixture became clear: it’s a tour of the sounds that constitute an urban, internet-savvy, millennial Chinese youth.” – The New Yorker describes SHR’s last year’s show in Webster Hall, New York City.

Being one of the biggest rock bands in Beijing, Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) brings a distinct mix of heavy rock ‘n’ roll and traditional Chinese instrumentation to the scene. Named for the signature rose singer Liang Long wears behind his ear and the notion that rock in China is a second-hand endeavor, Second Hand Rose revels in taboos (innuendo-laced lyrics, gender-bending costumes) and tweaking the establishment. Liang was drawn to Two Taking Turns because it’s a folksy and somewhat vulgar tradition—much like rock music. And by combining the two, the band creates a truly Chinese expression of rock ‘n’ roll, embracing all of the contradictions of being an artist in modern China.

http://musicdish-yaogun.com

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189303

Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰  Very good about keeping their fb current. (I wish more mainland bands were!)

二手玫瑰 Second Hand Rose just posted a new MV:

Collaborating with LightBunker Lab 光掩体, the guys from Second Hand Rose broke the tradition AGAIN and brought their audience with the latest LED mapping and interaction technology combined with their new-edited “Allow Some Artists To Get Rich First”. Coquettish and comedic represent the aesthetics of Second Hand Rose, yet Light Bunker has provided a project that serves as an integration of the band’s music and the visual technologies
十五年前,二手玫瑰把自己涂抹成风尘嫂子的模样,他们总是在演出台前挂一层纱帘,暧昧­的骚情加上不留情面的指摘,“戏”、“虐”,从此成为二手美学的代表。LIGHT BUNKER「光掩体」再次为他们织补一层纱幔成为情感与时代技术的糅合产物。而前瞻­性的纱幕技术与酒吧时代二手芳心的纱帘,同一介质连接了两个不同的时代。而二手玫瑰为­影像创作的新编版《允许部分艺术家先富起来》,是一次开放的尝试,跨“界”交互所产生­的多次元可能性,也成为本作品的立意根本。

邀您与我们一起见证一次实验,一起大开“纱界”。

(the band posted the comments in both languages)

二手玫瑰 Second Hand Rose just posted a new MV:

Collaborating with LightBunker Lab 光掩体, the guys from Second Hand Rose broke the tradition AGAIN and brought their audience with the latest LED mapping and interaction technology combined with their new-edited “Allow Some Artists To Get Rich First”. Coquettish and comedic represent the aesthetics of Second Hand Rose, yet Light Bunker has provided a project that serves as an integration of the band’s music and the visual technologies
十五年前,二手玫瑰把自己涂抹成风尘嫂子的模样,他们总是在演出台前挂一层纱帘,暧昧­的骚情加上不留情面的指摘,“戏”、“虐”,从此成为二手美学的代表。LIGHT BUNKER「光掩体」再次为他们织补一层纱幔成为情感与时代技术的糅合产物。而前瞻­性的纱幕技术与酒吧时代二手芳心的纱帘,同一介质连接了两个不同的时代。而二手玫瑰为­影像创作的新编版《允许部分艺术家先富起来》,是一次开放的尝试,跨“界”交互所产生­的多次元可能性,也成为本作品的立意根本。

邀您与我们一起见证一次实验,一起大开“纱界”。

(the band posted the comments in both languages)

Atom is on facebook.

Josh Feola was linking to a feature on experimental music he wrote for SmartBeijing, and he happened to also post a bunch of fb links for China-related figures; one was for atom (石路 ShiLu), the drummer from Hedgehog and Nova Heart.

Without getting into investigating every link, I’ll assume they are all music-industry-indies related, and post them below. Take a look for some familiar names or maybe just click randomly, lol.

朱文博 Zhao Cong Ziheng Wang Joshua FrankCheuk Ki Tom Ng Dee Sheng YangYang Li KangMao KatMars Liu Felix 邢江波 He Fan Zhou Nairen Xinjiu Wang Shouwang Zhang Rock Atom Maybe Mars School学校酒吧

It used to be you would only see the ex-pats that used fb from China, but more and more I’ve noticed a fb presence for bands.  (Second Hand Rose, Air Walker, 16mins, to name a few)

[Of course, it should be said that there are ways to get to fb or tumblr without being on fb/tumblr – just post to something like Instagram and have it redirect your content to additional sites. Waa Wei does this with her photo posts all the time, they go to her tumblr and to her fb automatically.  Yes, she communicates on fb all the time, but the tumblr is more or less a drone.  Probably only need to spend time setting it up once, and then it should work automatically.  If bands like Carrchy or Cao Fang would set this up, they could build on their existing western fanbase. Something that redirects from Weibo to Facebook, or Youku/Tudou to YouTube would be SO HELPFUL.]

Atom is on facebook.

Josh Feola was linking to a feature on experimental music he wrote for SmartBeijing, and he happened to also post a bunch of fb links for China-related figures; one was for atom (石路 ShiLu), the drummer from Hedgehog and Nova Heart.

Without getting into investigating every link, I’ll assume they are all music-industry-indies related, and post them below. Take a look for some familiar names or maybe just click randomly, lol.

朱文博 Zhao Cong Ziheng Wang Joshua FrankCheuk Ki Tom Ng Dee Sheng YangYang Li KangMao KatMars Liu Felix 邢江波 He Fan Zhou Nairen Xinjiu Wang Shouwang Zhang Rock Atom Maybe Mars School学校酒吧

It used to be you would only see the ex-pats that used fb from China, but more and more I’ve noticed a fb presence for bands.  (Second Hand Rose, Air Walker, 16mins, to name a few)

[Of course, it should be said that there are ways to get to fb or tumblr without being on fb/tumblr – just post to something like Instagram and have it redirect your content to additional sites. Waa Wei does this with her photo posts all the time, they go to her tumblr and to her fb automatically.  Yes, she communicates on fb all the time, but the tumblr is more or less a drone.  Probably only need to spend time setting it up once, and then it should work automatically.  If bands like Carrchy or Cao Fang would set this up, they could build on their existing western fanbase. Something that redirects from Weibo to Facebook, or Youku/Tudou to YouTube would be SO HELPFUL.]

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose To Perform Paleo Festival, One of Europe’s Largest Music Events

musicdish:

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“…when the Tom Waits-like opening to “Picking A Flower” gave way to its folksy chorus, with Liang Long’s distinctively Chinese croon, I found myself singing along with everyone else; I knew the melody even though I’d heard it just once before. When the song morphed into a Pink Floyd…

Click the above link to read a very good description of the very cool Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰)  =D

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose To Perform Paleo Festival, One of Europe’s Largest Music Events

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose To Perform Paleo Festival, One of Europe’s Largest Music Events

musicdish:

image

“…when the Tom Waits-like opening to “Picking A Flower” gave way to its folksy chorus, with Liang Long’s distinctively Chinese croon, I found myself singing along with everyone else; I knew the melody even though I’d heard it just once before. When the song morphed into a Pink Floyd…

Click the above link to read a very good description of the very cool Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰)  =D

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose To Perform Paleo Festival, One of Europe’s Largest Music Events

Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker

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I love the description of seeing a Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) show. Good read!
(Obviously, the writing in The New Yorker magazine is gonna be way more sophisticated than you’ll get outta me, BWAHAHAHAHA) =D
Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker

Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker

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I love the description of seeing a Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) show. Good read!
(Obviously, the writing in The New Yorker magazine is gonna be way more sophisticated than you’ll get outta me, BWAHAHAHAHA) =D
Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker

Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker

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I love the description of seeing a Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) show. Good read!
(Obviously, the writing in The New Yorker magazine is gonna be way more sophisticated than you’ll get outta me, BWAHAHAHAHA) =D
Reinventing Alternative Rock in China – The New Yorker