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News: “Central Perk” Opens in Beijing

central-perk

  If you build it, they will come. And by “they”, we mean Warner Brothers of course. Earlier this year, local Beijing resident Du Xin made into reality a dream he’s held onto for years, to one day open an exact replica of Central Perk, the famed coffee shop from Friends. Beijing’s “Gunther” has built the cafe nearly brick by ... Read More »

News: Discovering Happiness in Beijing

Pink Utopia

Art is meant to make you think, make you question, make you experience beauty and in very simple way, meant to make you happy. At least, that is what the non-profit art project Fantasia – Journey of Discovering Happiness believes. The project launched in 2006 chooses one prominent artist each year to complete an art program around the theme of ... Read More »

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 »

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