Come catch Shanghai all-girl post-punkers Next Year’s Love at their vinyl release show this Saturday! A co-release between Shanghai’s Uptown Records and yours truly, their new 7” offers up two raw and dirty cuts of dark ‘80s synth goodness. Catch them Friday in Shanghai at the new 390 Panyu Lu, Shanghai’s raucous new gay bar and Saturday in Beijing at XP. Both shows are 50 RMB entrance and include a free copy of the new 7”.
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Pre-sale tickets are now available for 60 RMB at 2Kolegas, XP and on-line from our Taobao store. Buy your tickets today for this historic show!
Genjing Records is proud to be working together with Dave O’Dell, a founding member of Beijing’s punk scene and author of the memoir “Inseparable,” to present BanBian Pengke – a daylong festival and charity auction celebrating Beijing’s punk forefathers. Check the details below and see you at the show!
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Beijing punks Gum Bleed leave for their European tour today! Check ‘em out, and pick up a copy of the double-seven inch we put out for them with Flyx (China), Cheap Stuff (Germany) and RKS (Germany).
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Ever since arriving in Beijing in 2005 I had heard rumors of a nebulous punk community in the tropical jungles of Yunnan. Friends would come back from the extreme southwest province with demo CDs, zines and tales of dread-locked crust punks. Then recently I found out that the Kunming-based anarcho-crust band Gou Ri De (狗日的) would be releasing a new self-titled LP, on vinyl no less! I tracked down the singer Steeve (坏蛋) over email and convinced him to answer some questions shedding light on the band, their label Yanzhaomen Records and why he eventually fled the Yunnan scene.
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Uptown Records is a new vinyl store located in Shanghai.
Several weeks ago I tagged along with Alpine Decline on their trip down to Shanghai, where they would be playing a show at Uptown Records – a new vinyl store that I’d been hearing about for months. What I found was not only a lovingly laid-out store with a good selection of used records, but an active community working to connect music, art, fashion and of course vinyl. I sat down with the owner Sacco to discuss the space, future projects and what it’s like peddling trash from Japan.
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In honor of International Record Store Day, Shanghai-based music blog Wooozy.cn recently did an interview with label owner Nevin Domer about Genjing and vinyl culture in China. You can find the Chinese version up on their site, and the English version below.
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We recently found out that Genjing Records was featured on the Hamburg-based German radio program Neue Musik aus China. While we don’t speak German, we’ve been assured that all of the angry-sounding shouting was actually complimentary. Anyway, we’ve uploaded the program here for your listening pleasure!
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Dave and Gao Wei at Nianhua, 1997
Dave O’Dell is one of the most adamant supporters of China’s punk scene you’ll ever find. Living in Beijing from 1995 to 2003 he not only witnessed the founding of Chinese punk rock but played an integral role in its birth and early development, organizing many of the early gigs, creating the first local punk zine and even playing bass with several of the early bands. In his book Inseparable – the Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk Rock he tells the story of his time in China intertwined with the advent of Beijing’s punk rock scene. We caught up with Dave over email to ask him about his book and what it was like in those early days.
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Duck Fight Goose just returned from their inaugural trip to the US, where they played SXSW while also managing to squeeze in some exra shows in San Antonio and LA. I caught up with frontman Han Han to ask him about the trip, his impressions of the US and his advice for other bands looking to make the journey.
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