Gig of the Week: 2 May — 8 May 2012
Where: Mao Livehouse
When: Sat 5 May, 21:00
How Much: 60 RMB
Who: The On Fires, Residence A, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen, Twinkle Star (More Info)
Why: I think when you see this lineup, you might know why I picked it. Yes, Residence A. I’m having withdrawals, okay? Anyway, they’re back in town, this time backing up Aussie party rockers The On Fires who are in the midst of touring around this fair country with This Town Touring. This is set to be a big night, since it’s the final night of their tour, as well as the birthday of one very special and hardworking friend of the scene — Ruby over at Beijing Daze, who’s also been working alongside TTT to help these kids get around China. In fact, I believe she’s on the road as we speak… But meta aside, this show will be awesome. The bands all rock, and it’s going to be one hell of a show.
There’s a bunch of interesting electronic stuff going on this week, mostly at YGYS. Check out Strawberry performers Jeans Team and Pitchtuner at the Made in Berlin night, Friday @ 9PM, 80/50RMB, veteran Japanese MC Shing02 on Saturday @ 9PM, 150/120RMB, or X-1 tonight at 9PM, 50RMB. Yugong also hosts adorable indie pop duo Agnes Kain from Australia on Sunday @ 9PM, 120/80RMB. For something a little more down and dirty, hit up 2 Kolegas for The Argies, an Argentinian ska group which promises to be a rockin’ good time, 10PM, 60/50RMB.