Where: School Bar
When: Sat, Jan 12 @ 9pm
How Much: 100RMB
Who: Omnipotent Youth Society (Full Info)
Why: There are a couple of noteworthy gigs this week, but if you haven’t yet seen Omnipotent Youth Society, this is a great chance to catch them in an intimate setting. The last time I saw them, they performed about five songs, but I was blown away, and not just by the number of people who were singing along. I’m not going to sugar-coat it, though, this is going to be a packed show. School Bar is restricting the ticket count to 100, and you have to buy them at the door, so you’ll have to commit to an early dinner this Saturday. It will be worth it, though.
If you can’t make it out for the Pick of the Week, try these on for size…
65DAYSOFSTATIC: Sun, Jan 13 @ 9pm, ¥220/160 advance
These British post-rockers will leave you mellow at the end of a long weekend. It also marks a diversification for metal mag/promoters Painkiller. Hit it up if you like ambient music.
Most Anticipated Bands in 2013: Sat, Jan 12 @ 9:30pm, ¥80/60 advance
Maybe Mars is at it again. This time they’ve got veterans Streets Kill Strange Animals, drunk punks Bedstars and new group Dice on the lineup.
GUIGUISUISUI: Sun, Jan 13 @ 6pm, ¥30/20 students
It’s always fun to get visitors from second-tier cities, and Changchun-based experimental blues artist GUIGUISUISUI should be an interesting one. He plays with Low Bow.