We’ve been bangin’ on about JUE since December: no more talk, let’s get the show on the road. We get that you might’ve cooled down a bit since the Pre-JUE show featuring The Lumineers. No problem, just follow our lead, get involved and immerse yourself. If you’re itching to get your hands on tix to the hottest shows, then check the JUE website for a heads-up. We’re sorting presales through Yoopay now!
JUE | Music x Lost Manual Presents: Hangzhou New Noise
Shanghai // 9:00PM, March 7th // On Stage
Hangzhou New Noise is a platform that showcases Hangzhou’s local creative talent, including everything from music to theatre, art, literature and design. The initiative was first conceived in Beijing back in 1997. Beijing New Noise helped to bring together a bundle of local musicians, who eventually laid the foundation of what is now the center of the country’s music scene. In 2007 Post-Beijing New Noise hosted another musical pilgrimage re-affirming Beijing’s position as the hub of China’s edgiest musical movements (though other cities now are certainly competing). Hangzhou New Noise has been in the works for a while: it’s now time for this beautiful city to start making some noises! Beyond West Lake (Xihu) Music Festival there is a whole generation of new musicians and artists waiting to be discovered.
Like the word – which brings to mind a sensual experience that draws on aromas, flavors, fun and energy, Spice’s music is possessed with an erratic psychedelic energy that invigorates listeners, bringing them to life. Each of the band members brings a bold and distinctive skillset to the table. Chen ChenChen (陈陈陈) an experimental electronic musician and guitar virtuoso creates the musical motives, Little Drummer (鼓手小) shapes the musical framework of the music by drawing on his sound engineering expertise, and Yī Lái – a professional studio musician – rounds the trio off. Brace yourselves for a new breed of post-rock that draws on math rock, dance music, and shoegazing vibes.
Following on the heels of Spice, this six-piece will be bringing an interesting combination of indie/folk/post-rock to the stage. They’ve been going since 2012 and have played a number of iconic Chinese festivals including Shanghai Strawberry Festival 2013. Look out for their new E.P. in 2014!
Find out more about the artists HERE.
Shanghai // 9:00PM, March 8th // On Stage
50 RMB (Student) / 70 RMB (Door)
Hua Lun’s debut album Silver Daydream (2008) established the band members as pioneers of the new wave of Post-Rock that has since crept across China. For their second album, Asian River in 2010, they moved to the Modern Sky label. After three years of relative inactivity, the band – having overcome various personal set-backs and changes to the line-up – find themselves revived, and ready to bring to the crowd the same visceral passion that got them started way back in their early days.
Check out more details on the JUE website.
Other Recommendations from the JUE program:
JUE | Music Presents: Paul Collins’ Beat w/ special guests Round Eye
Shanghai // 9:00PM, March 8th // Yuyintang
JUE | Literary Event: Australian Writers’ Week
Jenevieve Chang performing excerpts from Stories Then and Now
Shanghai // 3:00PM, March 9th // Yuncai Café
JUE | Art: Dream Capsule: Digital Media Display
Shanghai // 9:00PM, March 9th // DAATTIC