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It’s Interview Week here at Layabozi! The first subject is Gauthier of the Lions of Puxi, who are releasing their new CD and celebrating with a show at the Zhijiang Dream Factory Saturday, December 5th. Keep checking Layabozi this week for interviews with Papier Tigre, YACHT, and more!
Coldplay are handing out free copies of a new live album, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, at upcoming shows in their Viva La Vida tour; and as of yesterday you can download it too. Isn’t that nice?
You can’t get more ‘Shanghai Music’ than this: a song about Shanghai 2010 World Expo! It’s got Yao Ming talking, Jackie Chan singing (hell, why not?), mildly ludicrous dancers and the obligatory digitally-enhanced and idealised presentation of our fair city.
July is traditional Chinese music season in Shanghai, with a series of concerts being staged at the Shanghai Grand theater by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and other leading folk musicians. Entitled “Pin Yue Feng Ya” (Elegant Music), the series promises performances on the erhu (by Min Huifen), guzheng (Gong Yi and Luo Xiaoci), bamboo flute [...]
Ok, so this is a shameless Twitter-style re-tweet of a post by Adam J. Schokora on 56minus1.com; but it’s so damn cool I couldn’t let it go by. Click here to watch just about the most creative ‘re-mix’ I’ve ever seen, of the track ‘Nude’ by Radiohead. It takes ages to load, and the first [...]
Everyone’s favourite proto-pop emo sk8r grl might well be back in Shanghai a little sooner than expected. Avril Lavigne was named “Canadian Ambassador of the 2010 World Expo Shanghai” in Vancouver last week. Will she be here for the event itself? Will she perform? Will she finally sing “Girlfriend” in Mandarin? Do I care? No, [...]
Finally a benefit to having a Chinese IP address! As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Google launched a free music download service in China last summer, in a clear bid to challenge Baidu’s own (dubiously legal) download service and overall market dominance. Last month, this service was expanded with the addition of [...]
(Those are donkey mandibles they are holding, in case you are wondering). Ever heard of Afro-Peruvian music before? Me neither. But whilst it may sound slightly like a contrived new-age genre (See, for example, Lost Music of Celtarabia), it turns out to have deep roots in the fusion of cultures created by African slaves brought [...]
他们用缓慢的节奏冲击着后摇滚和车库摇滚；他们既不属于后摇滚，也不属于车库摇滚；他们是自赏噪音；他们是Skip Skip Ben Ben。 A slow paced attack on post rock and garage rock alike, Skip Skip Ben Ben are to be classified as neither the one nor the other, but as noisegaze.
我迅速果断地按了一下快门，真不害臊！ (English version after the click)
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