The undisputed Post Rock kings of the Middle Kingdom are back on the road this month promoting their latest release, Sweet Home Go (岁月鸿沟). The tireless Dalian rockers are playing 20 shows across 19 provinces and come boasting a few musical instruments short of an orchestra as well as a pretty spectacular light show. Fans of Post Rock, or rock and roll in general, will be kicking themselves if they missed this one.
The 2016 ChongQing Punk Fest
We've only got one word to describe how we feel about this: YESSS!!!!!
Chinese Punk was dead for a while, but now it seems to have awoken from a power nap…and just in time for the G20. What perfect timing! The annual Chongqing Punk Fest is back and what a line up this year! Not only are punk Stalwarts SMZB headlining on day 2, but, punk fans sit down for this one, 69 (无聊军队） are getting back together to headline day 1! That’s right, the 青春 boys are back. No news as to whether its just a one off, but none-the-less, Punk fans don’t miss out. The lineup also boasts a ton of other great acts including Accidental Collision（意外冲突）, The Protesters, 哎呦 and many more.
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Strawberry Music Festival (Chongqing)
If you missed the May excitement/disappointment (re: Prodigy gate) of the May Strawberry festivals in Beijing and Shanghai, then don’t despair, the Chongqing fest is right around the corner. Boasting a wider variety of styles of music than the rock and dance music focused May festivals, the Strawberry Chongqing edition sees a much more eclectic line-up.
Here’s a few songs from a few of the weekends headliners: