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!
Nuts Club, Chongqing's premiere Live House will be closed for renovations from now until August 8th. When we asked two of the owners what changes to expect, both could only assure us that there would be changes to the walls and flooring, and maybe some new equipment, but specifics were kept secret, though their douban page mentions changes to lighting, furniture, bathrooms, and the sound system.
Nuts will officially re-open the weekend of August 10th and 11th, featuring Lucky Blue(funk/jazz), Accidental Collision(old school punk) and Disorder(old school/ska punk) on the 10th, and No. 2 Story(post hardcore), Icy Pupil(rock) and Adversity(nu Metal) on the 11th.
The European Championship is upon us, and with a number of places to watch it CQSCENE took it upon ourselves to highlight a few good spots to take in all the action.
1. Li Dan Bar(not real name) on Hanyu Lu(just up the hill a bit from the traffic light) in Shapingba. With good AC, comfortable seating, and plenty of TVs and a projector, this lesser known spot is a great place to watch England lose to France!
2. Just down the road from Li Dan, Da Rasta will be showing all matches live on a projector, and replays of the previous night's matches starting at 19:00
3. The JW Marriot in Jefangbei is offering ¥98 for free-flow beer during all live matches.
4. If you're made fo gold, then The Harp Irish pub in HongYaDong will gladly take your first-born for a beer. And they might even show the football.
5. And for a less traditional route, True Color club will be showing the matches too a soundtrack of blaring electro-house!
huMP3 is a new feature here on cqscene, where every(or most) Wednesdays we give you free music from artists either from, or who will be performing in Chongqing, or the surrounding area.
This, our first installment of huMP3 day, we have a lot to offer, as this weekend in Chongqing has something, seemingly, for everyone.
On Friday night at Nuts Club is Underground Hip-Hop vol.2, hosted by local MC PDP(aka J.L.Sean). I don't know much about the artists, but I do know this about hip-hop, if its bad, its better that you don't understand the lyrics. Keeping that in mind makes our first mp3 all the more tolerable.
Also on Friday night across town, CiCi Park is having a "german techno" party with Pacou, a real life german DJ. Its been a while since CiCi has hosted any parties, so the rave kids should be out in full force for this one.
Keeping the DJ/dance theme alive on Saturday night are Chengdu based duo Just Charlie and Jovian a.k.a. the Disco Death DJs, bringing their eclectic mix dub-step, drum & bass, glitch, and ghetto house to Baroque Bar. Being the only act of the weekend I can vouch for, I highly recommend checking 'em out... that is if you can find Baroque Bar.
To cap off the weekend we head back to Nuts Club on Sunday for one of the biggest names in the Chinese rock scene, Miserable Faith. Always a hit with the locals, the Beijing metal/hardcore outfit is guaranteed to stir up some sweaty moshing.
Rumors have been circulating about a fully developed CiCi Square district that can offer Chongqing a full underground scene. On Sunday, these rumors became closer to reality. SVIP club has opened down the way from CiCi Park, offering a higher-class alternative to CiCi’s electro-scene...