Beijing Weekly Gig Guide: Nov 23-29

By That's Beijing, November 23, 2016

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Nov 24: Split Works 10th Anniversary - Eagulls + Lonely Leary

English five-piece Eagulls (yep, like Seagulls without the ‘s,’ but also, like, eagles) are coming to China. And get this: Bassist Tom Kelly’s dad wears a trench coat and quit his job to design manga (he’s a goth). True story. With the trivia out of the way, we should probably tell you something about the band’s angst-ridden brand of indie rock. But that’s what Spotify is for. Or QQ Music if you’re that way inclined. Check out new album Ullages for a taste of what to expect. Support comes from local psych-punk trio Lonely Leary.

Thu Nov 24, 9pm; RMB100 (presale), RMB120 (door); MAO Livehouse, see event listing.

Nov 24: Popface - China Revisited

The post-rock shoegaze band is making their way from their home country of Norway all the way to Beijing. They’ve been showing off their impressive acoustic and electronic guitar skills on stage for the past two decades, and they’ve long been hailed as Norway’s best live act. Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Appleseed Cast, Explosions In The Sky will be supporting. 

Thurs Nov 24, 9pm. Yugong Yishan, see event listing.

Nov 24-25: The Blue Note Beijing Jazz Orchestra Thanksgiving

Blue Note is putting a jazzy spin on Thanksgiving with their special two-day event. The program features music from the likes of Bob Mintzer, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Neal Hefti, Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington and more. So if you're down for some music and some Thanksgiving eats, head over to Blue Note on Thursday or Friday. For the occasion, they'll be serving their a la carte menu, as well as a special Thanksgiving dinner set menu. 

Nov 24-25, free entry (minimum f&b cover: RMB200 per person). Blue Note Beijing. For more information, click here

Nov 25: Dance or Die - Birdy Nam Nam returns to China

Birdy Nam Nam is a pretty big deal. Back in 2002, the French DJ group reigned superior in the DMC Technics World Team Championship (basically the top DJ battle in the world). They went onto release two acclaimed albums. In 2012, the group catapulted into international stardom after Skrillex remixed their track "Goin’ In."  And now, after a four-year hiatus, Birdy Nam Nam is back as a trio, consisting of Crazy B, Lil’ Mike and DJ Need (DJ Pone is no longer with the group). They’ll be stopping off in Beijing as part of their China tour on November 25 to promote their latest album Dance or Die

Fri Nov 25, 9pm. RMB180 (presale) / RMB240 (door). Yugong Yishan, see event listing

Nov 25: Glistening Soundscapes

Nicolás Melmann and Qu Qiufan will be invading Meridian Space on Friday. The sound artists and musicians are known for merging electronic music with instrumentals. The live performances are bound to be great. 

Fri Nov 25, 8pm. Suggested donation of RMB60. Meridian Space

Nov 26: The Rebel 5 @ Modernista

As always, The Rebel 5 will be doing some awesome covers of soul hits. The music will get going at 10pm at Modernista on Saturday, so get ready to dance.

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