That's PRD takes a look at the best live music performances happening this weekend in Shenzhen:
Fri, Jul 13: Black Coffee x Nouvelle @ B10 Live
Hong Kong natives from Sha Tin, Black Coffee’s style draws influence from a myriad of genres to create a Brit-pop sound reminiscent of icons like Blur and Oasis. Their recently released debut album Hazy Days evokes the range of emotions they input into their work, from carefree and content to dark and somber. Nouvelle began their musical journey in 2015, in the small Guangdong town where the three members originated. Rock ‘n’ roll has since been their window into the world around them, and they’ve used their noise rock tunes to venture far from the point of their humble beginnings.
Fri, Jul 13: Liao Fuqiang @ Hangover Club
Chinese rapper Liao Fuqiang immediately caused a sensation in the country's fast-growing hip hop scene in 2015 with the release of his single 'Won't Be Your Boyfriend,' and is currently on his second nationwide tour. He emerges as a part of a new generation of local rappers, combining both English and Mandarin to draw enthusiastic crowds across the country.
Sat, Jul 14: What So Not @ Club bbR
What So Not began in 2010 as an experimental collaboration between Australian record producers Emoh Instead and Harley Edward Streten (aka DJ Flume). The two have since parted ways, with each earning an international reputation for their musical versatility and out-of-this-world sound. If you’re a lover of the smooth and consistent groove of techno or deep house, this is not the show for you. What So Not will draw you in with an enchanting melody and soft vocals, only to make your body tremble from the inside out when a blast of glitchy bass envelops you with the next track.
Sat, July 14: Bang Gang @ A8 Live
Icelandic pop band Bang Gang, founded in 1996 by Renaissance man and multi-instrumentalist Bardi Johannsson, is recognized for their blend of songwriting, electronica and glacial atmosphere. Johannsson, described as “an island within the music industry in Iceland” by a local magazine, left the band in 2008 but returned in 2014 with the album The Wolves Are Whispering, in which he reflects on both his technical and personal growth. Head down to A8 for a taste of his sonic "atmospheric ghost pop."
Sat, Jul 14: Karen Mok @ Shenzhen Bay Sports Center
Karen Mok, famed pop star and actress, is appearing live in a one-woman show at the gymnasium of Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. A three-time Golden Melody Award winner with over 20 CDs to her name, Mok will deliver a concert as unforgettable as her performances at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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