The dog days of summer are here! Like the muggy air that permeates over the season, a fog of loneliness descends over the city - a romantic melancholy that sucks the moisture out of the air and leaves you dazed. It’s a feeling we’ve come to endure like clockwork every summer - a feeling that we should resist but one we give into, and in many cases embrace. It’s a bittersweet divinity whose only release comes from the faint breeze of the fan on the back of our necks. Or better yet, from the songs that charge headfirst into those turbulent emotions.
Live China Music revisits that adolescent exuberance and youthful vitality with a rocking evening of earnest melodies and distorted fervor courtesy of a trio of bands all too familiar with plodding through the dog days of summer.
Leading the way are rising emo rock outfit Autumn Rush, who have been digging their adolescent fingernails into Hangzhou for over a year. via four-piece band autumngo (I’m pushing for Autumn Rush). There’s a directness to the angst-ridden nevertheless starry-eyed melodies the resilient group have cooked up - an undeniable spring in their step that’s wistful and hard to resist.
The night will also see the youthful Me & My Sandcastle, performing for the last time this year before its frontman, Xiao Liu, ventures across the ocean to continue his studies. Capturing a sound that’s unassuming, loose, delicate and lite as a feather - a cross between a more sincere Mac Demarco and a slow tempo city pop band, there’s an earnestness to the bands indifferent swagger and melodic charm.
Rounding out the lineup are Flip House - a ‘blend of Y2K pop-punk and Midwest emo featuring catchy chants and bleeding heart lyrics in Chinese and English’ whose angst-ridden, cathartic and bittersweet sound if full of rhythmic aplomb - a scrappy, volatile swirl of emotions, musicianship, and vigor that might just make you nostalgic for the messy times we (thought we) left behind. Let the summertide suck you in! LiveChinaMusic presents
Dog Days 三伏天 Date 时间 07月29日 20:30pm
Line Up 阵容 Autumn rush 秋日疾走 Me & My Sandcastle Flip House
秋日疾走Autumn Rush 秋日疾走Autumn Rush，2019年底成立于杭州，由周杨在认识了二手交易平台上的吉他手袁袁后发起，最初音乐风格受一些日本emo乐队影响，企图做出直线、暴力、快速的进行。在经历两次演出后，积木加入担当贝斯手，并邀请罗老爹担任鼓手，乐队阵容成型。 Autumn Rush, founded in Hangzhou at the end of 2019, was initiated by Zhou Yang after he met the guitarist Yuan Yuan on the second-hand trading platform. Initially, the music style was influenced by some Japanese emo bands, trying to make a straight, violent, and fast progress. . Later, Jimu joined as the bass player, and invited Daddy Luo as the drummer, and the band lineup was formed.
Me & My Sandcastle 是一支来自上海的低保真音乐计划。起源是小刘在卧室里的个人计划，在冬天结束之前，他好似想通般决心要走出卧室，走到现场去。不知道他从哪里抓来了四个小伙伴编入新的编制，在上次以个人计划亮相后，他带着他的FullSet Band走上了舞台。
Flip House Flip House 是 Y2K 流行朋克以及 Midwest-emo 的融合体，并附上抓耳的旋律以及中英语混合双打的戳心歌词。如果你曾在分手后埋进枕头里哭喊或拳打墙壁出气，那么这个乐队就是为你而设。 Flip House 的第一张同名专辑可以在各大音乐平台收听到，第二张专辑即将于 5 月 22 日发行！ Flip House is a blend of Y2K pop-punk and Midwest emo, featuring catchy chants and bleeding heart lyrics in Chinese and English. If you’ve ever screamed into a pillow or punched a wall after a breakup, this band is for you.