Punk might not be dead, but it seems that, due to permit issues, the Exploited tour is. What Shanghaiist can’t figure out is why the Exploited, in all their anti-government glory, would even apply for permits (many of the bands who come for China tours do it on tourist visas). Any one who has already purchased tickets for the show will be able to take them back to 4Live for a full refund.
In other news, Napalm Death is still set (let’s hope they didn’t apply for permits too!) to play on the 15th of September at Absolute House. Thrashing in the house of dance. Lets just hope the dice throwing regulars won’t let the thrashing long hair affect their concentration.
Shanghaiist is also getting excited for the Beijing Pop Festival, September 8th-9th, with headliners including Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, Marky Ramone and the New York Dolls. Held in Beijing’s Chaoyang Park this year should have plenty of the frisbee throwing, beer drinking, and beet-red sunburns that are hallmarks of successful music festivals.
For more information check out the Pop Festival’s website at www.beijngpopfestival.com.
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.