Category Archives: China

News: Beijing’s Midi Festival Returns Home

After a 2009 exile to the city of Zhenjiang, China’s Midi Festival is poised to make a triumphant return to Beijing this year with over 80 acts including Museyon favorites Carsick Cars and Xiao He.   The Midi Festival is China’s largest rock event, held annually in May, for experimental music of all types including electronic, punk, and classical. This ... Read More »

Beijing Travel Tip: Bring Cigs

ZohngNanHai

If you’re in Beijing and like what you hear happening onstage, show the band some love. Only forget flowers — throw cigarettes instead. Don’t believe us? Check out this clip of Carsick Cars playing and getting pelted at D-22 in Beijing. The song, “Zohng Nan Hai” is an ode to a popular brand of cigarettes, one that shares a name ... Read More »

Museyon Live: One Night Only

Shou Wang & Shenggy of White

Tonight Museyon celebrates the launch of Music+Travel Worldwide with two of our friends from Beijing. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from Xiao He and Jeff Zhang Shouwang.   Since the late ’90s, Xiao He has been a pioneering force in the Beijing underground first as a member of the experimental rock band Glorious Pharmacy. Today he mostly ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

Music+Travel Worldwide

In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Beijing Rock City

Carsick Cars

Big news from China’s emerging experimental music scene: For the first time ever, U.S. listeners have a chance to hear some of Beijing’s biggest names — live and in person. Record label Maybe Mars and rock club D-22 have teamed up to bring Carsick Cars, Xiao He and P.K.14 to the US shores for Maybe Mars Presents: A Showcase of ... Read More »

Big in Beijing: Nick Frisch Reports

Xaio He at D-22, Beijing

Want proof that your club is hot? How about a surprise show from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. That’s just what happened at Beijing’s D-22 (242 Chengfu Lu, Beijing; +86 6265 3177) this Friday night. And it’s just another sign that the city’s up-and-coming music scene is starting to be taken seriously (no, make that super-seriously) on the international level.   ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Nick Frisch

Drum Tower, Dianmenwai St., Beijing, China

Music lover and Fulbright scholar Nick Frisch went to Beijing to become immersed in China’s emerging music scene. In our guide to Music+Travel Worldwide, he shares what he learned with you. We caught up with the globe-hopping journalist for the downlow on this up-and-coming scene where Eastern and Western traditions are meeting in innovative ways. Find out more about Nick, ... Read More »

The Scene: 2 Kolegas

2Kolegas

In our guide to Music+Travel, writer Nick Frisch shows you all around Beijing’s experimental music scene. And while the city is teeming with cool clubs and cool music, we’re especially feeling 2 Kolegas. The club is a no-frills dive bar located in a former drive-in movie theater, started by two friends (hence the name).  It’s a bit of a hike ... Read More »

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