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..
Xinhua once again scoops the international media with the biggest story of the day; there are some pictures of Angelina Jolie.
Closer inspection reveals that they are not in fact that sexy and are in fact just downright weird. But she's looking better in some of these pics than she has for a while, so there's something to celebrate.
Keep up the great work, Xinhua
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!
That's right. Direct flights between Chongqing and Bangkok are so popular that Air Asia is doubling up on the route. Now you can fly to the trani capital of the world twice in one day(or at least you have the option to). And to celebrate the expansion, you can do so pretty cheaply, but you have to act fast. Because the special rates are only available if you book by April 30, for travel between July 1 and April 30, 2014.
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.
250 billion yuan for over 10 million ceremonies a year. This is the degree to which China makes it rain on its wedding industry.
Last month, door magnate Zeng Guo put together the most expensive wedding in the city's history for his son, who we imagine doesn't carry around a gigantic sense of entitlement in his Gucci man-bag.
There were cars worth over 60 million yuan, business bigwigs and stars stars stars (they even had Hao Ge)!
“At first I was aiming to keep extravagance and waste to a minimum. But then I decided to combine the wedding with a corporate promotion event, [The banquet] allows me to kill two birds with one stone…I feel the money has been well spent.” says dad with an absolutely straight face.