I have tried to write about this a few times from a few different angles … here is a story on the Rock Music scene in China for ChinaTravel.net, a long meandering story that follows my friends Proximity Butterfly as they make their way to a show in Nanjing.
The rock scene is something all of my friends have been involved with at some point or another, either as performers or promoters or as part of the audience. The music scene here is truly a baby compared with any other place in the West, but if we take those comparisons out and just peep what’s going on, then it reminds me of Minneapolis Hip Hop, hardcore and hard working. Sure in China, most of the serious bands are in the shadow of wak groups and mediocre musicians, but we all know what happens to medicority — its either forgotten or made into a joke.
So it’s inevitable that at some point in the near future, we’ll see some groundbreaking, interesting stuff come out of the China music scene. Can’t wait. For now peep the realness at ChinaTravel.net.
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