Where: Yugong Yishan
When: Fri 18 Jun, 19.30PM
How Much: 50RMB; 35RMB students
Who: Kite, Black Cat Bone, Afrokoko Roots, The Verse (More Info)
Why: Big props to the people at Funk*Fever and UNHCR for putting this gig together. Not only is it for a good cause, celebrating World Refugee Day, but as their promotional material says, each of the acts are headliners in their own right. Funk group The Verse, African roots group Afrokoko Roots, and good old blues band Black Cat Bone; the only unknown entity here is Kite, who I haven’t heard of before but given the rest should be just as amazing. Before the gig, they’re playing the documentary ‘Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars’ (starting at 7.30), after which the music will kick off at around 9PM. In addition to the great acts, they also have some big-hitters from the DJ world — Patrick Yu and Eddie Lv amongst them. It should be a great night out!
Runners up this week are many! TONIGHT, there’s a great “Through The Ages” gig with representatives from the sixties onwards @ Mao, 8.30PM, 50RMB; The Medullary Paralysis (Italy) and other glam-rockers will be at D-22, Fri @ 10PM, 40/30RMB; folk rockers DF & Skyscraper have their album launch at Yugong Yishan, Sat @ 9PM, 50RMB; Lonely China Day have their rescheduled album launch at Mao Live, Sat @ 9.30PM, 79.90RMB.