Apparently there are troubles brewing over at the newly-opened MAO Livehouse, now involving canceled shows and disgruntled parties a-plenty! We were a bit skeptical last week when two acts were scheduled for Friday night, and apparently things went about as un-smoothly as imagined when they tried to shuffle Shanren in and out before hosting Paul Kalkbrenner. Then on Saturday Hanggai was canceled, along with the rest of MAO’s lineup this week (but sparing, thank god, JUE’s closing weekend.)
Jake Newby has more:
On Saturday, Hanggai’s appearance as part of JUE wasn’t allowed to go ahead (despite support act Abaji performing), apparently following complaints about the noise from the previous night; Hanggai have since been rescheduled for May 13th
MAO Livehouse and Split Works (the people behind JUE) have confirmed that the JUE shows on Friday and Saturday this weekend will still go ahead – all non-JUE shows for this week have now been cancelled including Sunday’s show with The Lemons and this is where the new update comes in
MAO Livehouse have put out a message on their Douban and on Weibo stating that ‘due to the guitarist being ill’ the promoter has had to cancel the appearance of Mongolian rock band The Lemons on Sunday. Given the confusion that has surrounded cancellations and postponements in the last couple of days, I decided to contact the promoters behind the show to verify this. . . [Read more]
You can also read all the juicy details from the Split Works side over at China Music Radar.