Late post, but this still did happen the same month I’d be posting this. Hi! I’m alive, and o known much Mandarin to tell the cab driver where to go.
I went to Century Park last May 8, though, for the Shanghai Midi Music Festival 2011:
Back in the days of dial-up internet, and Pentium II’s, I had an indie-pop music phase which started with a band called Club 8, when I stumbled on All Dressed Up and Shy on the radio. The sound was a rather drastic departure from what I’d usually listen those days (Tool, Rollins Band), but, oddly, more indie-pop records came out locally, and I found myself getting into similar bands, and re-discovering bossa-nova before its not-so-recent bastardization.
More than a decade after, when the last bastion of indie-pop in my active playlist would be limited to some Camera Obscura records, the news of Club 8 playing here made me settle for an easy decision: of course, I’ll go! If the 80’s kids had their nostalgic trip with Tears for Fears a few weeks ago, I’ll be joining the not-so-young-too crowd of indie-poppers from the 90s, and sing along to Everlasting Love, and gawk over gorgeous Karolina.
Last Monday was a gig adventure. I didn’t think I’d enjoy one that started at 6PM. I couldn’t imagine that there was an actual smoke-free jazz bar in QC. I must’ve had numerous silly-face moments as I was just in awe of the amazing sound I was hearing from the 20-or-so performers on stage.
I find it just too awesome that this happens every two weeks.