Gather your old stuff, artwork, barely worn shoes and impulse purchases and come buy, sell and trade everything this Monday! That's right, this flea market thing is going monthly and this time around Nuts is hosting the event!
Get down to Shazhong Lu in Shapingba district around 6pm and see if this doesn't turn into a drunken night market!
Nuts Club is right here if you're not familiar...
There are now the same number of foreign consular institutions in Chongqing as there are in Chengdu - take THAT 'Home of the Panda'!
So far eight countries - Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Cambodia, Denmark, Philippines, Hungary and Ethiopia - have set up consular offices in Chongqing, but the end of 2013 will probably see Chongqing beat those scoundrels to the west once and for all, as Italy and The Netherlands both plan to open offices before the year is out.
Suck it up and eat Chongqing's dust, Chengdu..
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!
Remember the End of the World in December? Conrank last month? Halloween at Moon? The Toga Party last September? In case you're oblivious enough not to have noticed, they were all Heavy Flow parties!
Hard drinking, hard dancing, hardly remembering. That's what Chongqing's only recurring dance party has to offer and this Saturday should be no exception, despite the rough weekend awaiting everyone needing to make up for the Labor Day holiday...
But let's overlook the lapse in logic requiring people to give up their day off to make up for another day off and let's turn up to work hungover on Sunday, ready to screw up every task and maybe throw up in a garbage can.
Let's get retro, people, with DJ's Mr Weed and Mr Fitz spinning 70's and 80's disco, hip hop, dance, rock, new wave and one-hit wonders wonders wonders! Tickets are only 20元, 10元 if you get dressed up 70's and 80's style!
This Saturday April 27th 21:00
At Nuts Club: Shazhong Lu (near the corner of Hanyu Lu), 300m down from the South Gate of Chongqing University in Shapingba district.
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.
Yesterday afternoon I recieved a text message the merely said.
"Dear Friends, please come to Cotton Club this Friday. Raiko's exhibition. Paintings. Time: 17:00 - 2:00. Thank you."
Though I had the number saved in my phone as Raiko, I must have met this person whilst blacked out, as I had no idea who this mystery artist actually was. Interested to find out if the exhibition would be worth going to/writing about, I gave Raiko a call to see if he could send me some pictures of his work to put up on this here website. Being that he was busy putting some finishing touches on the exhibit, he pointed me toward his personal website, where I was happily surprised to find that yes, the exhibit is definitely worth checking out. His works vary in mediums from sculpture and video, to painitng and graffiti, and all contain a vibrant, urban aesthetic. Now, I'm no art critic, so I'll let the pictures do the talking, but if you like what you see, make sure to make it out to Cotton Club sometime in the next week.
True respect for the deceased or strange attempt at turning profit? A Chongqing funeral salon is now offering a foot massage and hair wash along with the old cremation services.
With the prices of tomb sites reaching a whopping 30000 yuan in urban areas, folks will be glad to know only a little over 1000 kuai will gain them access to the ceremony, held about ten times a month.
Fetishists heed, say goodbye to your loved ones in what can only be the most awkward and uncomfortable way possible...
From kankan news
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:
Nestled in a small corner a stone's throw away from Paradise Walk in Jiangbei, is one of our favorite new finds. EKA速饮, an attractive little cafe offering an independant alternative to the less modestly priced Lavazza's and Starbuckses found nearby.
I first came across EKA, slightly drunk and cotton mouthed from an herbal cigarette, craving the sweet refreshment of an ice cold milk tea. Not knowing any better, I stepped up to the walk-up window of what I figured to be your run of the mill bubble tea joint. Upon my first sip, I realized that was not the case. Though priced slightly higher than the Jack Huts of the world(¥12 - ¥14 for milktea), you can immediately tell that that extra RMB is going to superior ingredients.
As memorably satisfied as I was that evening, I made it a point to return to EKA to further explore their menu, and was pleasantly suprised on my next visit. This time around it was in the morning so coffee was in order, and for a broke-ass, no-income person as myself, I couldn't be happier to find a 9 kuai Americano on their menu. Not only that, but they have free wi-fi, decent music, and a simple, modern design oft under appreciated in the world of name-brand cafes. And if you happen to live in the area, they deliver! For no charge, and no minimum order. There's nothing quite like waking up at your coffee maker-less girlfriend's house and having an iced latte delivered to your door for ¥15.
EKA速饮 is located in Jiangbei, guanyinqiao, roughly 50 meters from the Paradise Walk taxi stand, across the street from the side entrance of the Starlight 68 building.