Couple weeks back, right here in this very space, we dropped the (infinitely sorrowful) news that slap-dash, lo-fi duo, Pairs, were calling it quits and everybody got real bummed for like 2.8 seconds before they read further and realized that they could actually hold back the tears for a spell as the band were going out in style with a string of farewell dates, as it were.  In said post, we also mentioned that the band were doing a super secret, “FINAL SHOW” someplace deep within the recesses of their native Shanghai on the evening of May 31st – well, now we’ve got a little more information on how you and yours may be able to attend this rather exclusive, once in a lifetime function.

Quoth Xiao Zhong:

“Hey guys, just a quick one to let you know that we are going to have to have online registration (of sorts) for the last Pairs show.  Basically people just enter their name and phone number, print up a ticket and bring it with them on the day and pay at the door.”

“It’s a bit of a bummer, but we’re super afraid of having people come out to [insert secret venue] only to be turned away, then stand out front drinking and making noise and have the neighbors call the cops.  Plus, we want people to have a good time, not be crowded in a sweaty little room with way too many people and afraid to leave for fear of not being allowed back in.”

So, if you’re lucky enough to be situated in the Paris of the East at the tail end of the month and itching to hit up Pairs’ last hurrah, shoot off an email with your contact info (right the hell now) to the band at and, space permitting, they’ll get back to you with more detailed info on where you need to be/how this all works, exactly.  Oh, almost forgot to mention, the mystery space in question only accommodates 100 souls, so when we say send that mail off “right the hell now”, we mean, RIGHT THE HELL NOW!

Beyond that, there are still a couple Pairs dates left on the calendar.  Check ’em:

5/17 @ 696 (Wuhan)
5/24 @ Aperture (Xian)