That’s Guangzhou takes a look at the best gigs of the weekend.
Fri, May 10: Timber Timbre @ T:union
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Canadian music group Timber Timbre will perform in Guangzhou as part of their China tour. Frontman Taylor Kirk has a powerful, arresting-veering-on-creepy presence on stage, with theatrical gestures counterbalanced with restrained, deep and smooth vocals to create their signature raggedy, swampy blues sound that seems to ascend from an alternate universe. The band, which has been labeled everything from “southern gothic” to “psychedelic freak folk” has been together for almost 20 years, growing a relatively underground, but loyal and increasingly international following over the years, while picking up a slew of prestigious independent awards.
Sat, May 11: SilentSpeech @ SD Livehouse
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Come on down to SD Livehouse this Saturday to be captivated by the impressionable tunes of Indie rock band SilentSpeech. With their first EP City Bird in tow, the Beijing-based band hit the road for their first-ever tour, stretching across seven music-happy cities. After completing the first leg of their tour in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and a highly praised appearance at Midi Festival, the band are coming down south this weekend with shows in Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. For those who love indie rock and ’90s alternative rock, this show will be hard to miss!
Sun, May 12: Ally Kerr @ T:union
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After his 2015 tour of China, songwriting talent Ally Kerr returns to the Middle Kingdom this month with his latest album, Upgrade Me. Melodious, heartfelt, beautiful, wry and wistful are words that have been used to describe the Scotsman’s folk-tinged pop, as demonstrated on his new album.
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