So, while I didn’t make it to the official gig of the week this week, I did manage to get to D-22 for the first time in more than a month. I will always love D-22, as while it wasn’t the first music venue I went to in Beijing, it was the one that inspired me to get into the Beijing music scene. So whenever I hear that one of my favorite bands is going to be playing a set there, I will quite willingly take the hour-long subway ride to Wudaokou for the privilege. And while Bigger Bang isn’t in my top three (yet), they’re certainly on their way. The other big draw of the night, unfortunately, never eventuated.
Listed as “friends of the lead singer of Bigger Bang”, Sparrow was unfortunately not on the bill (aka whiteboard) out front of D-22 by the time we showed up bang on time at 10PM. It was definitely a blow to the evening, as I had really enjoyed their set at the TooKoo gig, payed the ¥30 for an adorably self-printed EP from Music Station (which is, as of tomorrow, moving 20 meters east of its current location), and have been listening to it on a loop for a while now. I wanted another chance to see them, just to confirm that they were as awesome as I thought they were. Sadly, I’ll just have to keep stalking their Douban page for the moment.
However, we did turn up on time to see Double Harvestmen, who I have heard of but never actually seen live. I wasn’t waiting, but it was worth checking them out. Read more