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Jia Huizhen 4.03

April 2, 2014 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Jia Huizhen performs at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on April 3, 2014. Listen to some of the band’s music on Bandcamp. Check out some video here.

Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 186.617.0695 for more info.

When: April 3, 2014, 9 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 30 yuan (RMB) advance, 40 at door

Migration and Orange Ocean 3.29

March 28, 2014 in Events by Yellow Rock China

Migration and Orange Ocean (former Lazy 1st) perform unplugged at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on March 29, 2014. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Note early start of 6 pm.

When: March 29, 2014, 6 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园

Chen Liang & Chen Yanhong 4.07

March 28, 2014 in Events by Yellow Rock China

Acoustic guitarists Chen Liang and Chen Yanhong perform in Qingdao on April 7, 2014. Tickets are 580 yuan so they must be good. Call for more info: 8272.6977 The theater in Sifang can be reached at 8374.3404.

When: April 7, 2014, 7.15 pm
Venue: Sifang Theater / 四方剧院
Address: 6 Renmin Er Lu / 人民二路6号

Check out a video of Chen Liang playing guitar on Youku. Chen Yanhong goes by the English name Henry and plays Farida guitars.

The Paul Collins’ Beat 3.14

March 14, 2014 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China


The Paul Collins Beat (aka The Beat) perform live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on March 14, 2014. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info.

When: March 14, 2014, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园

Read up on The Beat’s China Tour. Support for the Qingdao show is by Roundeye – check out a video of the “the sexiest, hairiest and loudest band in China!”

Listen to Paul Collins’ Beat here and here.

Relevant Links:
The Beat Official Website
Creative 100

Lazy 1st et al @ Downtown Bar 1.18

January 13, 2014 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Lazy 1st performs at the Downtown Bar in Qingdao on January 18, 2014. This is a multi-band bill – call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district.

When: January 18, 2014
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园

Relevant Links:
Creative 100

Peter Piek 10.08

October 5, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Peter Piek performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 8, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below. Listen to the music of Peter Piek on his website and on Douban.

When: October 8, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 40; Door 50 yuan (RMB)

Relevant Links:
Peter Piek Official Website
Creative 100

Yao 10.06

October 1, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Yao performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 6, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below.

When: October 6, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 30; Door 40 yuan (RMB)

Yao Band Live in Qingdao Downtown Bar Event Poster

Relevant Links:
Creative 100

Fernando Fidanza 9.21

September 13, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Fernando Fidanza performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on September 21, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Listen to the music of Fernando on Douban.

When: September 21, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 30 yuan (RMB)

Relevant Links:
Creative 100

P.K.14 8.29

August 5, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

P.K.14 performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on August 29, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Listen to the music of P.K.14 on Douban. Check out a video of the band performing live in Beijing and a map to the Qingdao venue below. Read an extensive bio of the band by James Bollen on Rock In China.

When: August 29, 2013, 9 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 60 yuan (RMB); Door 80

More info on P.K.14 from Rock in China:

The abbreviated name P.K.14 is a continuous play on words. Primarily standing for Public Kingdom for Teens (青春公共王国), known to also stand for Pent Kilowatt One More Than Thirteen, Pelikan Kraut Seven Times Two and Psycho Killer Two Less Than Sixteen amongst others…

Founded 1997 in Nanjing by Yang Haisong, Sun Xia, Xu Feng and Yang Sen. P.K.14 played their first show in December of 1997 and since then they have released three albums and toured China and Europe extensively. Current line-up has gradually come together during the last five years. The band is self managed and have released their material through Maybe Mars, Modern Sky Records, Sub Jam and Kuguabang.

PK14 Live Music Photo by James Bollen 2007 d22 beijing 2

Relevant Links:
More info on P.K.14
P.K.14 on Maybe Mars
P.K.14 on Rock in China
Creative 100

Image Credits @ James Bollen

Inter City Music Festival 8.24 – 25

July 25, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

The Inter City Music Festival is scheduled to take place at the Golden Sands Beach (金沙滩) in the Huangdao district of Qingdao on August 24 and 25, 2013. View a map to the venue and the promo video below. Scheduled to perform: Reflector, Zheng Jun, CMCB, Twisted Machine, Miserable Faith.

When: August 24-25, 2013
Venue: Golden Sands Beach / 金沙滩
Address: Huangdao Kaifaqu (Qingdao) / 黄岛开发区(青岛)
Tickets Cost: 100 yuan (RMB) per day

The Huangdao Kaifaqu is accessible from the Qingdao Liuting Airport by airport bus and from downtown Qingdao via the tunnel. Catch tunnel bus 2 or 6 from the west side of Tiantai Stadium on Wuchang Lu (near Zhongshan Park) and after exiting the tunnel, transfer to the Huangdao city bus 4 to the Jin Sha Tan (金沙滩) stop. The tunnel buses from Qingdao to Huangdao all stop at the Qingdao Railway Station.

There is also a ferry service with regular boats to old Huangdao, which is about 45 minutes from the Golden Sands Beach. On the Qingdao side of Jiaozhou Bay, the ferry terminal is on Sichuan Lu in the Xizhen area of Shinan district. After disembarking from the ferry in Huangdao, take city bus 1 or 18 from the ferry terminal into Kaifaqu area around Jusco shopping mall and carry on to the beach from there.

Get more info on Huangdao, Xuejiadao, and environs on the western side of Jiaozhou Bay. Visit the organizer’s Weibo page for more info.

Relevant Links:
Huangdao 114
Inter City Music Festival Weibo

Janski Beats & Sulumi 7.26

July 24, 2013 in Events by Yellow Rock China

Check out Janski Beats and Sulumi at the Downtown Bar on July 26, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out video of Janski Beats below and listen to music of Sulimi on Douban here.

When: July 26, 2013, 9.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Free entry

About The Janski Beeeats project:

The Janski Beeeats project is shouldered from 2007 by the musician and illustrator Jansé. Off stage, he writes a comic (inspired by japanese manga) that tells the story of Janski, a young boy who needs music to fight against his infection. On stage, Jansé embodies his character and plunges us into his universe, thanks to the video projections. With his chiptunes, synthesized melodies and frenetic beats, he turns the dance floor into a Space Invaders game ! Unlike other electro music shows, Janski Beeeats is not a DJ and he most certainly knows how to add a touch of rock’n’roll to his performance. His incendiary guitar skills and keytar solos make him a real Electro Hero.
After touring Japan and supporting bands like Ebony Bones and Fumuj in France, he will be releasing his new EP late May on the label Un je-ne-sais-quoi. He will also be performing on April 14th at Le Printemps de Bourges festival.

About Sulumi:

One of the key musician of Chinese new electronic music generation, and also he been the first wave giving up classical Rock then to be a musician of electronic music; Involved with the initiating and producing of quite a few primary inland electronic music compilations, composes for movies and dramas. His music style includes IDM, LAPTOP, etc.


Janski Beats Festival Son'automne 09, St Nolff by alankno

Janski Beats Sulumi Downtown Bar Qingdao Event Poster

Relevant Links:
Janski Beats Video
Janski Beats WTF?
Creative 100

Teddy Boys 7.18

July 12, 2013 in Events, Music by Yellow Rock China

Check out Teddy Boys at Downtown Bar in Creative 100 in Qingdao on July 18, 2013. Get more info on Douban. When Chris was in South Korea, he recorded some videos of the band.

When: July 18, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 50 yuan (RMB) at door, 40 advance

Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info.

Teddyboys Music in Qingdao Live Downtown Bar Event Poster

Relevant Links:
Teddy Boys on Douban
Creative 100