Shanghaiist just got back from the Hedgehog gig at Yuyintang and what a great show it was. Yuyintang was packed out, with latecomers unable to get into the main room once hedgehog took the stage. The audience seemed tentative at first but into the second number they broke into action and the band ate it up.
The show was clearly the place to be as various journalists and hipsters started showing up as support act Hard Queen were into their set. There were at least three Shanghaiist types lurking around and City Weekend blogger/columnist Aric Queen was outside doing interviews for their video-blog The Beat. We are not going to type
Brad Ferguson was also at the gig and he revealed to Shanghaiist that they are lining up a free gig featuring The Subs as the opener for Windows Tembo’s new live music makeover. Watch this space for more info on that. Followers of Shanghai’s undeground live music scene will know not to get carried away though. It’s been a great weekend but the scene is unpredictable. Just when it seemed to peak last year with the 1234 festival, the festival was shut down for political reasons. In the light of more serious news and the run up to the Olympics, perhaps it will be pushed back further underground for a while?