Where: Yugong Yishan
When: Fri 19 June, 21:00
How Much: 80RMB; 60RMB pre-sale
Who: L’Enfance Rouge, Ajinai, Djang San (Zhang Si’an), Matthieu Ha (More Info)
Why: The Brand New, You’re Retro series put on by Wangba Music has given us some great shows, including the Vialka/Xiao He show in April when the whole thing started. This night is gearing up to be another doozy, with some great names on the bill.
I haven’t seen L’Enfance Rouge before, but I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store. I hear from Bejing Daze that this is a downsized version of L’Enfance Rouge, just including the lead singer. Still, it’ll be interesting to see what it’s all about. I finally caught Ajinai on the rainy night of Fete de la Musique and they were well worth it (though I’ll be happy to see them in a larger space this time); and of course Zhang Si’an is all kinds of amazing lately, whatever moniker he’s using at the moment. And I have not yet seen Matthieu Ha but he’s an often-times visitor to Beijing so I am excited to see what he gives us. It should be a great night!
Runners up this week are: Tiger Translate 2012 is upon us! Catch it with headliners Brain Failure at Mako Livehouse on Friday at 8PM, 50/40RMB. Over at 2 Kolegas, the Ningxia boys are at it again with their monthly-ish Ningxia Night, 10PM, 50RMB. And finally on Friday, catch some great punk, rock and metal groups at the Old School You! Summer Party at Mao Livehouse, 8:30PM, 80/60RMB.