Jan 6: Da Bang National Tour
Since bursting out of the D-22 scene (the generation of bands associated with the now-defunct livehouse of the same name), Da Bang have been one of Beijing’s most reliable indie acts. While they’ve changed their lineup several times over the last decade, they’re still going strong. After months of jamming and rehearsing, new members Liu Shuang (guitar) and Dayang (bass) are undergoing trial under fire as Da Bang wrap up a mini national tour culminating with a hometown show at Modernsky Lab on Jan 6. udiences won’t turn up completely devoid of expectation, however. This new incarnation of the group has already released the single, ‘Nobody Will Live Your Life For You Except Yourself,’ which showcases a harder sound than that heard on their last release, the widely acclaimed 2012 EP, Celebrate.
Jan 6: Super School Fighter 4 Year Anniversary Show
Super School Fighter is bringing a whole lineup of great up-and-coming bands to School Bar on Friday. This time around Super School Fighter is celebrating its fourth anniversary with some of SSF’s best bands. Solaris (neo-psychedelic), The Beauty's (Britpop), Lattice (pop-punk), Silent Speech (alt-rock), The White Paper and QianChuan YaoDian will all take the stage for an epic night of music. And did we mention this show is free? Because it is.
Fri Jan 6, 8.30pm. Free entry, School Live Bar.
Jan 7: The Spice Age with The Spice Cabinet
The Spice Cabinet is spicing things up at DDC this weekend as only they can... because they are true originals. They’ll be playing their jazz-pop-funk-rock tunes all night long. So get ready to groove.
Sat Jan 7, 9-11pm. RMB50 (door), RMB40 (advance); DDC.
Jan 8: Madame and the Houseguests
If you’re looking for a show that brings a bit of a different vibe, this one might be for you. Madame and the Houseguests is relatively new on the scene but the band is quickly making a name for itself for its signature rock, folk and psychedelic sound. Check 'em out at Yue Space on Sunday.
Jan 9: Open Mic Night
Who’s ready for a good ol’ open mic night? Caravan’s hosting their own version that's all about blues, country, americana and folk. If you're interested in participating bring your own music or you can always do some covers. Either way it should be a fun night of music.
Mondays, 9.30pm-midnight; Caravan.