Just look at all these awesome douchebags and tell us with a straight face you wouldn't want to be there in the middle of June, when the Chongqing sun becomes increasingly unforgiving...
Well if you're a quick enough draw, you have the chance to participate in this summer's first POOL PARTY! That's right: two pools, four DJs, Chongqing's whiskey connection Certified Pure and JK47 aka Vegas behind the bar pouring cheap beer and cocktails (including the refreshingly potent Rusty Nail that will give you access to the VIP section), not to mention six ready-to-go hotpot tables by the pool.
Oh yeah, you want this to happen.
PERFECTO PREP is putting it together, but we need a bit of insurance. If we manage to sell 50 tickets in the next week, we are going through with it. Full speed.
It breaks down like this:
The party is set to be on Saturday June 15th, starting around 2pm. The venue closes at 10:30 so no point in coming if you finish work in the evening...
If you buy in advance, it's 60元 for boys, 40元 for girls.
Tickets at the door will be 80元 for boys and 50元 for girls.
To get your tickets, get in touch with us directly or send an email to email@example.com, with “pool party tickets” in the subject line. Specify the amount of tickets, boy or girl and whether or not you'll be eating hotpot...
Simple as that, get on it quickly so we can do the same!
To get you even more excited, above is an actual pic of the pool we took this week and on the right is the hotpot section...
What are you waiting for?!?!?
Swedish post-rockers Immanu El
Last year Swedish band Immanu El played their swelling, cinematic post-rock to a near full Nuts Club. They're back once again courtesy of Chengdu promoters New Noise, and if even 1/4 of the girls that were there told their friends about the blond hair, blue eyed, oh-so-dreamy Strangberg twins(the band's founders) and their good tunes, there's a good chance that tickets might be hard to come by. So even if you prefer SISU girls to high-quality live music, you've still got a reason to shell out ¥80 for a good time.
Check out their latest effort "Under Your Wings I'll Hide" below, and see them live Saturday, May 11 at Nuts Club. 20:30
That's right, it's out! Go get it at all the usual cool places!
Here's the breakdown real quick:
Cold Cave is playing Nuts this Friday (May 3rd), with The Maples to support. If you can't go on Friday, check out party punk band The On Fires the day before, supporting band's the same...
Trivia Night is now on Tuesdays and it's at Cliff's! Fans of Da Rasta's Pub Quiz will hopefully flock to this one from now on...
The Flea Market is back this month (May 20th - location to be determined), so bring your old crap and see if anyone wants it. If you need some old crap to redecorate, then you should come too!
Mr. Chelonian (海龟先生) is our featured band this month, come check out their rock and reggae stylings at Nuts on the 25th!
Top party this month: JCC from Guangzhou is doing her farewell tour, stopping by Nuts on the 31st!
Get to Sigongli on the blue line, take a taxi up to Youdian Daxue (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications) and that’s it. Yeah it sounds easy but most people wouldn’t bother. And that’s a shame.
Youdian seems to be something of a rock college, with a crazy amount of bands and the groupies who love them all living in close quarters, isolated in the mountains.
If you get dropped in front of the main gate of the university, dining and drinking options abound. From nice teahouses to shoddy street food, everything is within walking distance. And as soon as you venture too far away, sweet fuckall. In a back alley across from the gate, you’ll find Hitle Pub, which we are told has nothing to do with the famous Austrian painter and orator, Steve Hitler. Perfect for an ironic night out.
Better yet, if you walk down the small street lined with food stalls, fruit merchants and hotpots (on the left hand side of the giant sculpture fronting the school), you’ll be rewarded with what may be the coolest, indiest place to be in the city.
WWPW, is a name that doesn’t roll on your tongue, but try to remember it. The first floor is but a simple bar with three tables while the second floor has a full drum set, a few amps and barely enough space for 20 concertgoers to stand. Top that with an intimate lounge on the third floor and you get three different vibes for the price of one.
We had a chance to experience the Youdian Daxue rock n’ roll living as The Maples, whom we’ve been following with great interest lately, were playing with four other bands on a Friday some two weeks ago. A free show, mind you, these Nanshan guys don’t believe in tickets. We got to see some familiar acts, like Disorder, Number 2 Story and their spinoff project Doctor D, as well as young unknowns like Amelyz Diamond and The Day Shift.
Had the music sucked, the young’uns in the house would’ve still enjoyed themselves, but suck it did not. When some of the most promising musicians in town exchange banter and crude chongqinghua taunts with a sdown-as-fuck crowd between songs, you know you’ve stumbled into a real good show.
Don’t expect WWPW to give you too much of a heads up for events, just turn up on a weekend and hope for the best…
And hey, there’s always Hitle.
That's right, big week indeed and it starts today!
Monday the 15th is the beginning of the end for Da Rasta and they're putting together a flea market of sorts, with folks coming to buy and sell their stuff. It will also be a chance for you to leave with some Rasta history, as the owners are letting go of everything, breathing a sigh of relief and moving on to other adventures...
Da Rasta was the first foreign-owned dive bar in Chongqing and will be closing after more than two years of operation. To leave y'all with good memories, they'll be doing one last Movie Night on Tuesday (we're told Sexy & Wacky will be the theme), one last Trivia Night on Thursday and one last blowout on Saturday the 20th, starting a few minutes after 4pm. BBQ as usual, big kegs of beer and a buttload of baijiu, come say bye in style to the little bar that could...
Now if we say “big week”, we can't be just talking about Rasta right? Right you are!
Thursday is also the Chongqing station of Russian reggae star Steppa Style's China tour. We are told by people in the know that Steppa's not only a singer but also a kickass reggae DJ, he will be bringing stuff like this to Nuts Club. Check it.
Other than the lack of advertising savvyness of the promoters, we know very little about the Water Rouge show that's opening on Thursday at Hongyadong's Bayu Theater, but it will be around long enough for us to have a look later. Nevertheless, if you're into the high arts rather than the arts high, check out this all-European troupe perform “water dancing”...
Shanghai DJ/producer NiChiFanLeMei on Friday, read here.
And some rock-infused hip hop on saturday with CMCB, more details later...
Lazy entry over. Big week yo.
Whether you like spending hours on the dance floor getting sweaty, or just lounging with Shisha and a drink. Hard hitting techno, or blissed-out 80's style synth pop. Shanghai based DJ NiChiFanLeMei has got a little bit of something for the EDM fan in everyone('cept maybe for you dub-steps kids). When we asked him what he had in store for this Friday Night's party at Nuts Club(April 19), he said: "I think I will play techno, abstract, industrial, deep house, minimal electronic ... Will be a DJ set but I wanna play more than 4 hours."
So if you've been putting off shedding that winter weight, and are trying to shed some pounds before the time comes for rolling your shirt up over your belly, then head on down to Nuts Club Friday night at 21:00 for 4+ hours of dance, dance, dancein'! And check out a recent mix below:
It's that time of year again! If Mother Nature is on our side, we'll be throwing the same kickass block party we threw last year: burgers, carne asada, beer, music and RUSTY NAILS a drink proposed by our friends at the Whisky Society meant to rival the ubiquitous Turbo Shandy this summer!
Bring your friends, musical instruments and best manners (no, maybe not that) and come down to the Chicken Lady corner, right downstairs from Helen's in Gongrencun (Shapingba district), Monday April 8th starting at 4:00PM!
Last time Queen Sea big Shark played at Nuts, the place was packed. Pretty sure it was the first(if not only) time Nuts had to stop selling tickets. That's how much the kids love the hottest thing to come from Beijing since roast donkey. Or was that duck?
Duck or donkey one thing's for sure, QSBS are certainly 牛B! Check them out Friday nights, and if you can, buy your ticket early. Not only will you save ¥20, but it will assure that you get in the door.
That's right, our april calendar is out!
Our recommendations for this month are:
Queen Sea Big Shark at Nuts on Friday the 5th, 20:30.
Check out the CQFC battle it out with the CQ Lifan for the Chongqing Derby, Saturday the 6th, 15:30 at the Yuanjiagang stadium.
Monday the 8th starting in the late afternoon is the Annual Gongrencun Block Party, bring your instruments and come chill with us downstairs from Helen's, at the shaokao area. Burgers and Meizijiu punch on offer!
Nuts is having a Punk Fest Saturday the 13th at 12:30 with a skate competition and eight bands, local and from out of town.
A Flea Market is going down at Rasta on Monday the 15th in the afternoon, come buy and sell stuff, cold beer in your hand!
Russian reggae star Stepa Style is hitting Nuts on Thursday the 18th at 20:30, but if you're more the highbrow type, “water dancing” show Water Rouge is opening on the same night at Hongyadong's Bayu Theater.
Thursday the 25th is a Whisky Society open tasting at Easigar on Beibin Lu. 150元, 250元 if you want your whisky with a cigar...
On Saturday the 27th check out the latest edition of HEAVY FLOW!!! This time, we're doing a 70's/80's throwback for the annual RETRO PARTY with DJs Afanti and Goodweed. Tickets 20元, only 10元 if you show up wearing 70's and 80's style clothes!
The calendar will be available at every bar, café or venue that's cool enough to have it. Start looking!
Big Loco has been making some big waves out of Chengdu recently, and he's bringing his bassed-up, trapped-out sounds to Nuts Club this weekend for their Pharaoh Reborn party(dress like an egyptian, get in free). Check out the latests mix he did for web radio station UDanceCN.com for a preview of what to expect from "Grande Crazy."