• Bigger Bang Bucks


    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Bigger Bang knows how to move a crowd. This was evidenced by their overwhelmingly enjoyable set at Yuyintang on Saturday.

  • Jeff Lang in Shanghai

    Jeff Lang by Split Works at YuYinTang

    Before the show, I planned to write a review / reaction, but the review part is almost impossible now. This was, by a pretty big margin, the best gig I’ve ever seen at the venerable YYT, and I’ve seen a lot of my favs there (Hedgehog, Carsick, The Gar, etc.) But Jeff blew them away…

  • Musical Road Map: Entry One


    In which our intrepid correspondent journeys deep into hippie/yuppie land to sample some of the most anti-hippie/yuppie music there is.

  • The Reincarnation of the Monkees

    Life Journey "Laifu Clay" Cover

    This one is from some time ago, with all the activity it got mixed with other articles and it just came out of the chaos we are having these days here (actually Mark himself rescued it from the abyss where all unpublished articles go to float… we should do a compilation of those once). Anyway, better later than never, here Life Journey’s gig on YuYinTang, reviewed by Mark, aka M.E. Seeley, the evelish duck. …Sorry Mark, it will never happen again.

  • The Ghost Who Came to Dinner


    “Wu Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck wit!” is a hypothesis that has been tested innumerable times in uncountable places. After tonight’s show at WTF Club I am tempted to call it an axiom.

  • Counterpoint: S.T.D + Ratatat + AV Okubo + Youth and the Destroyer


    “I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t believe Ratatat is playing!” said one concertgoer last Thursday night at the Zhijiang Dream Factory. Believe it, sister. We were packed in on the floor so tight I am still picking her DNA out of my elbow as I transmit this dispatch. Me? I was trying to believe that someone else was as cuckoo for this Brooklyn band as I was.

  • S.T.D. + Ratatat + AV Okubo + Youth and the Destroyer


    Editor’s Note: It took us awhile to collect our thoughts and reflect upon the events of May 21st. Like any eventful night, it inspired conflicting opinions. We will bring you two of those opinions, the first from Mache here, and the second from Zack in the next post.


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