Rock Naadam is hoping to raise a least 5,250RMB in order to buy circus props for Shonkhoodoi Orphanage. The orphanage takes in ‘sewer children‘ (pictured), and teaches them circus arts in order to instill confidence, give the children a skill and raise money for the orphanage through performances. Rock Naadam will be showcasing local talents Feima, Friend or Foe, Airwalking, ATF and Hello Money in support of this worthwhile cause.
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO @ ARKHAM
“Simian Mobile Disco? What, the band that released, ‘We Are Your Friends’? But every google search concludes that Justice collaborated on that song with Simian.”
No, it is not them. Well, actually, half of them. But does half a whole not make a new whole? In any case, the Mobile Disco constituent comes with half the original band members of Simian, and a whole lot more electro.
Pretentious description of their ‘sound’
Sometimes frigid, sometimes offbeat, sometimes funky, always tight electronic beats that aim to give you something different with each track.
Why you should go
Open minded electro fans will love their DJ set. Those who are open to a bit of electronic persuasion might benefit from doing some homework by listening to their very user friendly 2007 album called, Attack Decay Sustain Release or if nothing else, just this one song.
As for the rest of the week
In the run up to Simian Mobile Disco comes the much less anticipated but no less celebrated DJ Poet. The award winning DJ made his offerings to the Grammy gods with his collaborative effort on the Black Eyed Peas track, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and they looked favourably upon him.
On Thursday, you can find out what confusion sounds like when you mash electro and soul together with a proverbial sledge hammer wielded by a proverbial hairy drunken man with no grace by seeing St Lo live at Yuyintang.
Pete Tong is making his somewhat overpriced entry at the Mao Livehouse on Friday.
Rock Naadaam is raising funds for little Mongolian tykes living in Shonkhoodoi orphanage on Saturday. This very worthwhile cause will donate all proceeds of the show to an orphanage that saves Ulaanbaatar’s ‘sewer children’ from the harsh -40 degree winters of the coldest capital city in the world. Performing at this event are local bands Feima, Friend or Foe, Airwalking, ATF and Hello Money.
Sunday will see a secret band appear alongside Feima and Marquee VII on this monthly Sunday Showcase.
Finally on Tuesday, longstanding local Jazz band, Quentin Paquignon will be celebrating the release of their new album.