• Peaches' "I Feel Cream"


    When being outrageous is a rule, there’s a thin, blurry line between style and the outright lack of it. Where Peaches stands may be just a matter of perspective, but with her last album, I Feel Cream, she manages to prove that a makeover is possible, that trash can be dismantled to show its charming heart.

  • St. Vincent's "Actor"


    She’s definitely been written about before, but since St. Vincent is coming to YuYinTang this Saturday I will try my hand at defining her.

  • Lions of Puxi The Album

    Lions of Puxi

    The Lions of Puxi are a popular and high profile reggae band on a mission: escape from the Shanghai jazz ghetto. They’ve played at Yugong Yishan and Dream Factory, been featured on ICS and adverts in taxis, performed at the JZ Music Festival, and now they have their first CD out.

  • Li Daiguo's Handmade


    The external aspects of Li Daiguo’s performance inevitably grab you first: his stage presence and look are quite striking, and then there’s the sheer number of instruments he plays, but he’s also quite simply one of the most interesting cats I have met and listened to in Shanghai. With this album I’m thinking he might be more than just interesting, too…

  • Eliot Lipp. Peace Love Weed 3D.

    Eliot Lipp's Peace Love Weed 3D

    Peace Love Weed 3D is the sort of album that’s it’s a true pleasure to discover. It’s an album that is accessable to both the armchair enthusiast as well as the casual listener. While the album blurb would have you believe that it covers ‘instrumental electro-funk, acid, fusion, and italo disco inspired sounds’ it’s somewhat to it’s detriment to try and place it in already defined genres when it really deserves to stand on it’s own. It’s an album that is going to be most enjoyed by those that have a taste for the


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