Mao Livehouse reopens its doors once again, this time returning with the Shamrock Festival, which is now in its second year as a Beijing institution celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Performing are funk- and soul-inflected rockers Jokers Belief; the steroidal power pop of Disaster Chat; Chinese neo-grungers, Drunkard; the eponymously descriptive Funky Monkey; and indie-rock dance punks, The Paper Tigers. And if the music wasn’t enough, there are drinks specials and prizes galore. Courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey, the first 200 audience members to arrive will receive a voucher for a free shot of the “spirit of Ireland.” Concertgoers willing to wear green and approximate a rowdy Irish accent get a special Irish discount: buy one Guinness and get one free. Finally, 10 lucky leprechauns will win a bottle of bubbly (courtesy of Cheers Wines) from a prize draw.
Tickets: 80 presale; 100 door
March 15, 2017