zebra music festival (chengdu)
this past weekend, i traveled to chengdu with local(CQ) rockers yuren chuan (a.k.a narrenschiff/ship of fools), for the zebra music festival. which, like many music festivals these days, was more of an arts festival, with visual artists, film makers, VJs, and even some cos-play, all on display in addition to hours on end of live music. the highlights for me were yuren chuan's performance, as they never fail to put on a good show, xin kuzi(a.k.a. new pants)who played a very energetic main stage set, the raggae influenced sound of mr. chelonian(chengdu),as well as a handful of djs(most notably, geezer from chengdu) the quality of which not easy to find here in CQ. i must admit however that i did miss out on some of the most anticipated acts of the festival, including; hedgehog, carsick cars, the subs , as they were all booked for sunday night while I was packed 4 deep into 2 seets, on the train home.
this weekend, chengdu will host the zebra music festival, featuring dozens of bands from china and around the world. for the next few days i'll be taking a look at some of the bands, and giving you a taste of what the festival has to offer.