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11 Days of Creative Music and Art Events Across the City: March 12-22!
Brought to you by the Split Works team, JUE | Music + Art 2015 is about to launch its 7th highly anticipated annual festival with more music and art events than even the most hard-core hutong hipsters can handle. Get ready because this year is condensed from over 3-weeks long (previous years) to only 11 days and all music lovers will be happy to hear that this year’s festival events will all relates to music -
“Whether it’s a photo exhibit of Chinese rock shows, a film day with movies relating to the music scene in China, to an open mic comedy night with a music theme – music is what we do best!” - Sophia Pederson, Media & Project Manager for Split United
While marking your calendar with dates, keep in mind that JUE is happening alongside with The Bookworm’s Annual Literary Festival (BLF), meaning we’re going to get more than our fair share of creative stimulation this month of March.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Upcoming Events | Tags: Art, Contemporary Art, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Modern MOMA, New MOMA, New Opening, Showroom Opening, SURGE Beijing, The Library Project, Tom Pattinson | No Comments »
See Spring-inspired Paintings + Sculptures in SURGE Art’s New Showroom
Though I have a soft spot for SURGE’s previous location in a beautiful little courtyard space southeast of Beixinqiao, I gotta admit I’m pretty amped to see their new showroom in Modern MOMA, which is quite an upgrade to say the least. The opposite of a traditional stuffy gallery, SURGE Art is avant-garde in their approach to making contemporary art both accessible and engaging.
In conjunction with the JUE Music + Art Festival, SURGE is launching their new showroom in Modern MOMA with their very first permanent exhibition featuring a Spring theme.
Insiders have hinted that there will be glowing pink spring blossoms, grass walk ways and even real live BUNNY WABBITS to create a real spring atmosphere.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Music, Upcoming Events | Tags: Ami Dang, AV Okubo, Bai Ye (White Night), Beijing Improv, Benj Binks, CJ Bowerbird, Danni Zheng, Destination, Frank Turner, Gang of Four, Grimes, Hou Shan The Post Mountain, Hutong Cuisine, James Harrar, Jeff Lang, JUE, JUE Market, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Lei Jun, Mako Live House, Marshall Allen, Matzka, Maybe Mars, Misandao, Mongolian Bling, Penghao Theater, Split Works, Thee Oh Sees, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Yugong Yishan | 2 Comments »
Brought to you by the Split Works team, JUE | Music + Art 2013 is about to launch its 5th highly anticipated annual festival with more music and art events than even the most hard-core hutong hipsters can handle. Get ready because this year is bigger than ever and really full-on. While marking your calendar with dates, keep in mind that JUE is happening alongside with The Bookworm’s Annual Literary Festival (BLF), meaning we’re going to get more than our fair share of creative stimulation this month of March.
Officially kicking off this Friday, March 8 (already after a couple of PRE-JUE shows like the San Francisco punk band Thee Oh Sees performance a couple weeks back), this year’s festival will be taking place every day across a span of 17 days (March 8-24) with 300+ artists participating in 125 events in both Beijing and Shanghai.
“An annual open source arts and music festival, JUE | Music + Art is all about celebrating the best of the local creative communities in both Beijing and Shanghai and inviting artists around the world to showcase their talent in China. We always strive to maintain a strong sense of community, an intimate vibe, and a top-tier selection of artists and events.” - Split Works team
LumDimSum | Filed under: Music, Upcoming Events | Tags: Brigid Dawson, China Tour, John Dwyer, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Lars Finberg, Mao Live House, Mike Shoun, Petey Dammit, Pitchfork, Pre-JUE, Split Works, Thee Oh Sees | No Comments »
Pre-JUE Music + Art《觉》: Thee Oh Sees Performs in BJ & SH
To pump you up for JUE | Music + Art 2013 (happening in just 2 weeks time!), the JUE team has already lined up a bunch of Pre-JUE events and who knows, there will most certainly be some Post-JUE as well to help ease you out of your dependency on JUE to sustain your social calendar and addiction to quality music and art events.
Brought to you by the Split Works team, they will begin the pre-phases of JUE with a “ferocious incarnation of heavy psychedelic garage pop” Thee Oh Sees, a San Francisco band led by singer, songwriter and guitarist John Dwyer together with Brigid Dawson (keyboards, tambourine), Petey Dammit (bass), Mike Shoun (drums) and Lars Finberg (also drums).
Their first time touring Asia, you can expect a range that can veer towards either ambitious experimentation or perfectly crafted pop confections.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Music | Tags: Death Cab for Cutie, I Will Follow You into the Dark, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Nathaniel Davis, Soul Meets Body, Split Works, Tango, WHALE! | 2 Comments »
“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!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife | Tags: 4corners 肆角餐吧, DJ Assassin Eyes, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, The Hutong, WHALE! | 2 Comments »
“Stop! In the name of WHALE!”
(My favorite photo of the night feat. WHALE!’s very own DJ Assassin Eyes)
JUE Music + Art Festival 2012 launched with a massive WHALE! dance-a-thon at 4corners肆角餐吧 bar last Friday night.
The music was blasting, the dance floor was rocking and people were getting sh*t-faced. Just your typical WHALE! party I suppose.
Good thing I took a nap before heading over because every WHALE! thus far has led into all-night ragers. This past WHALE! was no exception. I, myself, managed enough will power to drag myself out at a reasonable hour so that I could be up early the next morning for my Qi Gong workshop at The Hutong with TCM Specialist Alex Tan (more on this later!). But my point to mentioning this is that I missed the point around 3AM when police came and tried to crash WHALE!, but in the end, I hear WHALE! kept going!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4corners 肆角餐吧, CityWeekend, Death Cab for Cutie, DJ Crab People, JUE 觉, South Park, Tango, WHALE! | 1 Comment »