The Honeys and Yuguo, kicked things off at The Dream Factory (new Yuyintang) last Friday night. This was our first time to the venue and it was impressive — bigger, louder and much closer to downtown than the old Yuyintang. Underlounge was also packed Friday with people ready for good old skanking to the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, only one problem: The band never made it from Tokyo. Luckily most people were too drunk to realize the band never showed and the DJs kept the crowd going with plenty of ska tunes. On Saturday, people turned out en masse for the Infadels and Killa Kela show at Absolute House. Killa and the teenage beat boxers from Yanji were impressive, less so was the sound system which could never seem to balance out instruments and vocals. Lucky for us, we were invited to the Lab on Sunday where Killa Kela and crew made a special visit. Being such a small space, and with killer (killa?) equipment, the crowd was treated to a mind blowing performance by local beatboxers and Killa Kela himself.
Photos by Shanghaiist.