DONGDONG SHOWCASE is a series of national-wide concerts / tours that promote upcoming foreign and local bands in China. Stemming from the DongDong Event initiative, and supported by various cultural promotion organizations such as Music Export offices in Europe, DONGDONG Showcases are designed to foster music encounters between talents, professionals and audience. Each showcase is preceded by an in depth communication work introducing these new artists to the Chinese audience, press and professionals whilst seeking like-minded Chinese artists to pair up with them on stage and stimulate further collaborations.
As the very beginning of this series event, DongDong SHOWCACE #1 will present you 2 outstanding French Bands:
“On Stage, they are like an overloaded power plant !”
Guided by the unpredictable Mister Eleganz, an irresistible character radiating Dean Martin’s charisma and Iggy Pop’s beguiling wildness, this sensational quarter of French musicians has brought over 1000 powerful rock and electro performances through France and Europe. Having staged in China twice, they are coming back again to charm, intrigue and provoke the audience with even darker energy.
“the best French rock since Noir Désir !”
Leather jackets, skinny jeans and gorgeous faces, only 22 years old on average, the four young rockers of Last Train, have already been doing music together for more than 10 years, letting out some real rock’n’roll, with touches of Blues, Garage and a little Psychedelic. With exquisitely crafted pieces, genuine performances, dedicated career attitude and boundless potential, they’ll bring us to rediscover the essence of rock.
Alongside them, there are 3 surprisingly good bands we just discovered, whom we are glad to have them as special guests for this particular occasion. Don’t miss them!
UNDRESS FOR SUCCESS
Undress For Success is the Semi-Solo project of Laurent Staub, former bassist of now-defunct Shanghai post-punk band Battle Cattle. In 2014, he released an album The Man In The Machine. Undress For Success is an unusual music project with no much buzz, less stable membership, few gigs however gathers some surprising talents. Check out the album, even it can only make you more eager to live their performance!
A pure garage punk band in Shanghai formed in 2013. In 2015, they released their 1st album The Monkey King, with which they went on a national tour in 33 cities. A music aptitude clearly pointed out on stage, they continue shaping their music and exploring limits of Chinese punk, which make them one of the most exciting Chinese punk bands.
Brit-rock mingled with blues, a few electro touches and restrained emotions, this Beijing based indie rock band, always in the spirit of pure Brit-rock, has staged in several important stage such as Strawberry Festival, and thus built a reputation. In 2015, they released their 1st LP The King of The Circus, which provoked a resonance among fans and pros, and furthermore created new dimensions of their potential for the future.
DONGDONG SHOWCASE #1 – SHANGHAI !
Special guest: Undress For Success
Special guest: Dirty Fingers
Yu Yin Tang
No.851 Kaixuan Rd, Changning
20:30 （Show Start）
￥100 （2 Day Pass Shanghai）
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DONGDONG SHOWCASE #1 – BEIJING !
special guest: Elenore
No.53 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng
21:00 （Show start）