Live Show Reviews

Review: Poor Sebadoh

December 25, 2013 // 5 Comments

There is nothing wrong with Sebadoh. Absolutely nothing. Their only downfall is the fact that they were unlucky enough to open for Neutral Milk Hotel on some of their Asian dates, so they will be [...]

Daniel Hart at YYT (again?!)

October 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve seen Daniel Hart in Shanghai before. Maybe at Yuyintang? Maybe somewhere else. Maybe on the street just hanging out. I can’t immediate place it because it was before I started [...]

Review: Grimes, fairly decent

March 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

The musician Grimes played Mao on Wednesday night. It was absolutely packed as she was the big booking of this year’s JUE Festival. Grimes is the stage name of Claire Boucher, a young [...]

Review: Jeff Lang

March 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Australian musician Jeff Lang played last night at Yuyintang as part of the JUE Music + Art Festival. This guy is pretty stellar. He’s a very folksy singer/songwriter type but with a lot of [...]

Rocksgiving 2012

November 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last Friday was the annual Rocksgiving concert held again at Yuyintang, which has turned into a pretty cool charity event with BEAN Shanghai. This is the third time they’ve done it and also the [...]

Review: Capitan Tifus

October 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

This slightly crazy, extremely fun band called Capitan Tifus came through Shanghai a couple of nights ago. They’re from Argentina and have a lot of members (nine? I think), a lot of [...]

Interview – Friendly Fires

June 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sometimes you don’t need music that changes your life, you just need something that makes you feel good. Friendly Fires is that. Not that Friendly Fires can’t be deep; I’m sure [...]