There’s this article that gives one an overview about Sunday gigs over here in Shanghai. Interviewee was the lady with the guitar in the photo above, with her renamed band Tinderbox, churning pop-rock joy during their set. This time though, the gig was held in the evening, and its probably the first time I saw Yuyintang with a crowd of scene kids and the genuinely curious, unlike weekend nights when the vibe, partially, felt like I was in some had-to-be-seen hip local tourist attraction.
The first riffs from the first song of the first band 大囍福 (Bigger Xifu) set the gig off to a great start, this act easily makes it to my shortlist of bands to follow. This was good indie-rock that didn’t reek of flash-in-the-pan hip-value.
Last two acts? I’ve seen them before, and I would love to see them again. I had a much better impression of Before the Daylight this time, and thankful that they skipped their Katy Perry tribute. Broken Promises was in full-blown aggression mode, it was hard to complain how it was hard to take a decent photo of the vocalist, since she was always in frantic motion. Post-hardcore, girl-screamo is alive and well over here.
More gigs like these please. I wouldn’t mind disturbing my normally peaceful Sundays with these.
Before the Daylight
*blog post title came from what was printed on the gig ticket