With 2011's Halloween weekend officially over, we still have one night to celebrate evil and debauchery, with a few(that I know of) parties around town.
Fans of reggae/jamaican music aren't going to want to miss Shanghai based DJ Jahrootman kickin' out the irie sounds at Nuts Club. That one starts at 20:30 and entry is free.
Over in Jeifangbei, Cotton Club will be hosting their anual Halloween party. Apparently, Cotton's in-house band has been "let-go," so tonight is likely your last chance to see them perform.
And rumor has it that Somewhere Bar in Chongqing Tiandi is having a Halloween party that features a 60 RMB open bar for us laowai. If those rumors are to be believed it might be worth it to start your night there for a proper Halloween pre-func.
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Now, I know its not Lonely Planet, but Frommer's, you know, the travel guide for the elderly, has named Chongqing one of its top travel destinations for 2012 (take that chengdu!). They don't have too much to say about the metropolis we make our home other than the ubiquitous, hills, rivers, hot-pot (they even failed to mention the women), but do offer a nugget of truth in stating that Chongqing "offers a captivating glimpse of modern China -- the good, the gritty and the glamorous" Go on and read the full write-up here.
Whe it comes to DJing an ass-kickin', head bangin' dance party, I've seen few DJs do it better than this man. Hailing from Beijing, and one of the first stand-out electronic DJs in China, Liman, brings his heavy-metal laden electro bangers to Nuts Club tonight. And if his "Dirty Party" there last spring is any indicator of how things might go down tonight, it's gonna get wild!
Known for being one of the few, if not the only, DJs to bring together Chinese rock and electronic music fans, Liman brings a little something to the table for pretty much any one who enjoys dancing, even moshing of thats more your thing. If my kind words aren't enough to convince you to come out tonight, give a listen to the tracks below or check out his soundcloud. It oughtta do the trick.
Over the past few years local electronic music entusiasts, more specifically fans of the sub-genre 'Psytrance' or psychedelic trance, have taken to Chongqing's BeiBei district, set-up camp in its' famed bamboo forrest(you know the one from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) with generators in tow, and have proceeded to have the closest thing Chongqing has ever come to a rave, also known as the Bamboo Jungle music festival. And this year my friends, things aren't much different...
This weekend, with the help of some friends, the fine folks at CiCi Park(the heart and soul of CQ's underground electronic music scene) bring the most recent, and to-date biggest incarnation of Bamboo Jungle. What used to be a mere campout with DJs, has become a legitimate music festival with a host of DJs(and a few VJs) of both the domestic and international persuasion. So many so, that the location has been changed to accomodate not only more dance music enthusiasts, but a second 'Techno' stage, designated 'Chill-Out' area, and food and drink vendors as well.
Being held this year on the top of ShiZhi Mountain, the electronica goodness kicks off this Friday, October 14 at 2pm, lasting until the same time on Sunday the 16th. 3-day passes are a cool 200 RMB which includes round trip bus fare. So strap on your dancing shoes, pack up the tent, and get ready for one of Chongqing's premiere musical events.
What: 2011 Bamboo Festival
When: Fri. 10/14 - Sun. 10/16
Where: Top of the ShiZhi Montain,Banan District, Chongqing China
For more information, and full details visit the events douban page here, or call or email any of the following.
+86 13509429720 +86 13883556355
+86 023 63036940