• A Hawk and a Hacksaw:中文版


  • Interview: A Hawk and a Hacksaw


    Peter Buckley from U.K., writer and new addition to Layabozi team, did an interview with Heather Trost of AHAAH in anticipation of the release of Déliverance, and discussed Shakespeare, trousers, music, and Hungarian pastries.

  • Interview: Brad Ferguson on the Hard Queen EP Release

    Beijia Becca debuts with her first article, an interview with Brad Ferguson about Hard Queen’s hot release this week. Today Hard Queen will be releasing their first studio EP Holiday at YuYinTang. To warm up for tonight’s concert read the interview and listen to some of the tracks from the album, which you will get at YYT included with the entrance fee. See you there!

  • Beijing's Oliver Bring Manchester to Shanghai


    Layabozi charges into the world of budget bilingualism with this interview of Beijing band Oliver, available in a lovingly crafted English article, or with the raw power of the Chinese original. Oliver will be playing an S.T.D gig at LOgO Saturday, supported by Banana Monkeys, The Rovers, and S.T.D DJs. Read more about it here…in Chinese and English!

  • Komodo, the Iridescent Dragon, on the Way to Dragon Lands

    Komodo by Thomas Csano

    Among the many things Komodo has done on his career, he worked with Cirque du Soleil for the world premiere of “Kà”, and also with Peter Murphy on his album from 2002 Dust, which was a very interesting album of this icon of goth rock. Komodo will be playing at The Shelter this Friday on the mini dub festival. We interview him about his music and this, his first trip to China. …While you read, listen to some tracks from his first album Subluna.

  • D.O.A. Tours China

    Joe Shithead - D.O.A. leader

    D.O.A. has been rocking hardcore since 1978, when punk was just beginning. They were there producing and collaborating with the movement that would influence music, films, books, and fashion; and, let’s not forget, cause trouble too. Their first album Hardcore ’81 produced a new first name for rock and punk. Last October D.O.A. released their newest studio album Northern Avenger, and with more than positive reviews they are now beginning their tour to promote the album and celebrate their thirty-year anniversary. After touring Canada, they have arrived in China and this Sunday will come to play in Yuyintang. Layabozi interviewed their leader and founder, Joe Shithead, who invited us all to “Come and have a wild unbridled time at D.O.A!” … +++ check new photos from the show at YuyinTang

  • This Co. rock from down earth

    the album cover

    The line-up of This Co. began to coalesce in Santiago in 2006 when guitar player and singer Jorge Christie began to write the start of what was to eventually become the band’s debut album The band has an English-influenced dark rock sound, somewhere between Joy Division and The Cure. Read more about “What you have to do to survive as a Chilean indie rock band”, as Carlos Vergara, bass player of the band, said when talking with Layabozi. Hear their early tunes, their new album, and more…

  • Alec Haavik Interview Part 2!

    After we completed part one of the interview (several months ago. You know how I roll) Alec suggested we do a follow-up as he had more to offer on some of the topics we had gotten into during part one before I realized that my minidisc recorder was busted. So here it is, a mere two weeks after promised. I’m getting better and better at this! It’s kind of long but, ducklings, you are not some short-attention-spanned MTV brats, no, you are the most sophisticated music lovers in the WORLD! Enjoy.

    LYBZ: So you said you have some more ideas you are burning with desire to share, about the DVD markets, etc.?
    AH: I’ve been thinking about the ingredients that make up a jazz scene, and some pretty amazing particulars in the case of Shanghai’s: one is the vacuum of western music that was here before, before western jazz players started coming. There’s a feeling of


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