Andy Best, the reporter of indie Chinese rock in Shanghai, went back to the studio with a new project, Expendable.
Jay Caplan made a short film about last April’s Get in The Van for Spin Earth TV. The video includes some shots of The Rogue Transmission, Boys Climbing Ropes, 24 Hours, and The Dropkicks. This is the first time we have embedded a video from Spin Earth, so in case it’s not working go to [...]
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 [...]
The Beasties recently reissued a vinyl version of Check Your Head, and some copies came with an added surprise: a bonus 7” single containing two new songs; “Lee Majors Come Again” and “B Boys in the Cut”. You can listen to both songs on the Beastie Boys fan page Mic to Mic.
NIN: Access for iPhone and iPod touch is developed by Sudjam. The free download application allows users to access nin.com’s forums, to communicate through IM, exchange files, keep up to date with the band’s latest news, and stream NIN music, images and videos, aongst other downloadable souvenirs ready to use on the iGadgets. Apple rejected [...]
On April 20th Gorillaz released their documentary Bananaz. Directed by Ceri Levy, Bananaz was filmed throughout the lifespan of Gorillaz’s; from 2000 to 2006 every step of the band’s growing process was captured resulting in this 120 min documentary. Murdoc, 2D, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs’ birth, history and madness are shown in Bananaz, together with [...]