The one show that shouldn’t be missed this weekend is by a local band that you have probably seen a dozen times, Boys Climbing Ropes. Friday night these stalwarts in the underground live scene are celebrating the release of their debut EP with a party at Windows Tembo. A great chance to show support for a band that (along with the many friends they bring) have helped keep some of the smaller venues alive through lean times. Oh, and if you need even more reasons to go, Angry Jerks are in town to open for them…and there is no cover charge.
Old school Beijing punkers, Brain Failure, are back in town for two shows on Saturday (at the Zhijiang Dream Factory) and Sunday (at Yuyintang). They might not be the most original of bands, but their live shows always generate good moshes. Your best bet would probably be the show on Saturday; we expect their Yuyintang show to be insanely over packed with their many Chinese fans.
Chaine and Icing Dolls, from Beijing, will be playing Saturday at Live Bar along with experimental, jazz/hiphop, instrumental group 99cent Dreams from New York.
Friday – May 9th
Boys Climbing Ropes w/ Angry Jerks – Windows Tembo – 9pm (free)
Saturday – May 10th
Brain Failure – Zhijiang Dream Factory – 8pm (40rmb)
Icing Dolls w/ $.99 Dreams – Live Bar – 9pm (50rmb – 1 drink)
Sunday – May 11th
Brain Failure – Yuyintang – 9pm (40rmb)
Windows Tembo – 66 Shanxi Beilu 陕西北路66号
Yuyintang – 1731 Yanan Xilu 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Zhijiang Dream Factory – 68 Yuyao Lu 余姚路68号，同乐坊内，近西康路
Live Bar – 721 Kunming Lu 昆明路721号，近通北路
Video of Brain Failure playing at the legendary CBGB in New York Before it shut down