“Whoever is in charge of the fog, can you turn it down a bit? It’s a f*cking KISS concert up here.”
- Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie(vocals, guitar, piano and drums extraordinaire)
American Indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie from Seattle, Washington is the big headlining act for the 4th annual JUE | Music + Art Festival, put together by the Splitworks team.
Last year JUE brought one of my favorite bands Whitest Boy Alive to Yugongyishan and with Death Cab for Cutie headlining this year’s festival, they’ve managed to top last year and it’s only just the beginning!
Running from March 9 (starting with WHALE! as their launch party)-March 25, expect plenty more alternative, creative and progressive arts and music events across the next few weeks.
“Performance art, film, spoken word, street art, workshops, photography exhibitions, live music, madness… all of these things and more fall under the creative umbrella that is JUE.” – Split Works Team, hosts of JUE Music + Art Festival
I’m a huge fan, but seeing this concert in person was beyond expectations. They were phenomenal live and I’m pretty sure everyone else who crammed into Tango Club on Saturday night would agree that Death Cab is not only talented, they are mind-blowing-ly awesome.
It was nice to hear everyone singing along to the songs, especially “Transatlanticism” and “I Will Follow You into the Dark” which Ben dedicated to Nathaniel Davis, one of the founders of Spitworks (such a nice guy). If only he dedicated “Soul Meets Body” to me (can’t stop listening to this song on repeat!).
Best bit? When Ben Gibbard goes nuts on the drums (see photo below). No wonder he’s the guy who got Zooey Deschanel.
LumDimSum Snapshots of Death Cab for Cutie Concert:
Take a Bow Death Cab! Beijing loves you!
About JUE | Music + Art Festival 2012:
Upcoming Line-Up of Events in Beijing:
March 16: Steve Mackay (the Stooges)
March 17: Qu Wanting
March 18: Courtney Wing
March 20: Beyond Bibimbap: Creative Korean Cuisine
March 24: 87fei87: TAXEE TAPES EDITIONS
March 25: JUE Hear + See with Devil Music Ensemble + Eatliz