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D-22 Live Schedule Archive

Archive of the live schedule of the D-22

Contents

April 2009

Tuesday Apr 14 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and the best bar in Beijing...

[Free] 8

Wednesday Apr 15 8pm: Every Wednesday is University Night at D22 and Cold case, Equal, Sauce rain, 坡上村 and 南无 join the long list of bands hoping to break out into the wider scene.

[20 RMB / 10 RMB students]


Thursday Apr 16 8pm:

Tonight we turn over the stage to a group of great new bands: Rustic, Black Guns, Pinyin and Stranger Strange.

[30 RMB / 20 RMB students]


Friday Apr 17 10pm: A great and highly diverse night of music pits: wonderboy Joewi’s Arrows Made of Desire, with Cassette, Girls Are Waiting to Meet You and China5. [40 RMB / 30 RMB students]


Saturday Apr 18 10pm: 24 Hours is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about bands in Beijing with a monster CD. Tonight they join a group of favourites, Bigger Bang, Steely Heart and our favorite Hong Kong band (now residing in Beijing), The Offset: Spectacles. [40 RMB / 30 RMB students]


Sunday Apr 19 9pm: D22 continues its acclaimed Sunday night folk series with folk singer Wu Zhuoling. [30 RMB / 20 RMB students]



Tuesday Apr 21 9pm: Starting the week early: 魇乐队, DISCORD, PKB, 霓虹灯 and OI bomber.

[20 RMB / 10 RMB students] 8

Wednesday Apr 22 8pm: Every Wednesday is University Night at D-22 and 拾音盒, 水果沙拉, Encunters, Mo and D-22 regulars The Flyx join the long list of bands hoping to break out into the wider scene.

[20 RMB / 10 RMB students]


Thursday Apr 23 8pm:

Tonight: Mingtianjiujiesan, Fat City, Ben Houge (Shanghai).

[30 RMB / 20 RMB students]


November 2008

Saturday Nov 1 10+pm: Punk invades the stage with China's greatest punk band, Demerit, taking center stage. They are joined by Unsafe, Dalian's Jason Kills and You Mei You [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Nov 2 9pm: White is back! With Shen Jing's return to Beijing for a short stay China's most famous experimental duo finally reconvenes for their first performance in China in over a year. Earlier this year they toured Europe behind Germany's Einsturzende Neubaten to rave reviews. To keep up the German connectionWhite will be joined by a man who's been called a genius and the father of house music, Germany's Manuel Gottsching, in his first China club date ever. This is likely to be one of the most important shows in Beijing this year. [50 RMB / 30 RMB (students)]

Tuesday Nov 4 9pm: The Doom Ghetto Development Council provides a menacing beat to put us in the mood for the US Election party. Free

Wednesday Nov 5 8pm: University Night has become one of the most popular nights for young Beijing audiences as tonight Wo De Jiu Yue (我的九月), Po Shang Cun (坡上村),Pu Song Ling( 蒲松龄乐队) and No Rules take the stage [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Nov 6 Three of D22's favorite new bands, Annex, IDH, and ALSTR blurt out their noise. IDH has been in summer hibernation recently and this is only their second show since last Spring. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Nov 7 10pm: Tonight's Noise Party consists of Hang-on-the-Box riot-girl Wang Yue's newest concoction Girl Kill Girl, along with Quasimodo and Shouwang side project Speak Chinese or Die! and special guest from Australia; Justice Yeldham. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Nov 8 10+pm: Hot off their Martin-Atkins-produced recording sessions, one of China's most acclaimed underground bands, Snapline, is joined by Maybe-Mars-revelation and kings of Wuhan, AV Okubo. Guai-Li will further whip up the tempo; opening for them are 23, a new band from whom we are expecting big things, and also from Manchester with love, DJ: Zac. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Nov 9 9pm: Having just released her widely acclaimed first CD this year, folk vocalist Wang Juan(王娟) joins the long line of leading folk performers for D22's Sunday night series. [40 RMB / 20 RMB students]


Tuesday Nov 11 After a long hiatus from playing at D-22 FengLing is back with her piercing and soul-searching music. Free

Wednesday Nov 12 8pm: Korean Student Party [40RMB]

Thursday Nov 13 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and the best bar in Beijing... Free


October 2008

Wednesday Oct 1 October starts explosively with the amazing Snapline, following their Modern Sky Festival show and in preparation for returning to the studios with their legendary producer, Martin Atkins, to record their second CD. They will be joined by one of D22's favorite bands, The Gar, and by Wuhan's astonishing AV Okubo. To make things crazier, opening for them will be a pair of Shanghai's best: 33 Island and Antidote DJs. This is one of those shows that you cannot possibly miss if you have even the vaguest interest in the Chinese music scene. [50 rmb/30 students]

Thursday Oct 2 We are taking advantage of the Modern Sky Festival to continue showcasing some of China's best out-of-town bands. Guangzhou's progressive The Swampjoins Shanghai's Boys Climbing Ropes along with one of our favorite new Beijing bands, Mingtianjiujiesan whose loud, droning guitars having been getting widely noticed in the scene. Liaoning band Which Park will also play. [40 rmb/30 students]

Friday Oct 3 Shanghai's Rogue Transmission put on a great show during their last D22 performance and we are expecting another night of the same. They are joined by D22 favorites Candy Monster, Steely Heart, and The K [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Oct 4 10+pm: Is Ourself Beside Me the most important band in the world? This is the best time to find out as these three strange and brilliant girls play their home turf (with Carsick Cars' Shouwang joining them on keyboard). They are joined by their soul mates in mayhem, The Molds, and by The Scoff, whose brilliant guitarist will leave you speechless. This is another one of those nights that you cannot miss. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Oct 5 Our new Sunday series of leading Chinese folk musicians (curated by Qu Hao) continues and tonight we have Wormwood unplugged 低苦艾不插电. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Oct 7 9pm: Come see the strange and bizarre Doom Ghetto Development Council Free

Wednesday Oct 8 University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Oct 9 The Mighty Vitamins (USA) [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Oct 10 Wild young bands trash the stage on their way to fame and fortune. Bigger Bang, Rustic, Pork, and Annex have all been making a lot of noise recently. Come see why. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Oct 11 10+pm: Old favorites Tookoo join Hu Ning's China 5, a strange band that some of us love with passion while others ignore, and young up-and-coming pop-star-with-attitude Oliver. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Oct 12 Kicking off two weeks ago with the legendary Zhou Junpeng, D22's Sunday Folk Series is one of our most exciting initiatives this year. We can't stop singing enough the praises of the weird, haunting and surreal ethnic mix that legendary Xiao He (小河) regularly serves up. Tonight he is at it again. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Oct 14 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and the best bar in Beijing... Free

Wednesday Oct 15 University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Oct 16 8pm: Come see the screening of Ma Jiajue (2006) by Director Hong Feng. A story about a university student who killed four classmates. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Oct 17 10pm: a Night of rock, metal, and post-punk from Beijing to Canada: 23, Linga, Quasimodo & koAk (from Canada) [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Oct 18 10+pm: Here is a great chance to see the new wave of Beijing rock and roll. Wu & the Side Effects, Fire Balloon, and Rubber Phonograph Needle play with the roots of rock. And special guests from Sweden: Kristian Anttila. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Oct 19 Kicking off last month with the legendary Zhou Junpeng, D22's Sunday Folk Series is one of our most exciting initiatives this year. Tonight well known singer Dong Zi (冬子) brings to D22 for the second time his west-China-influenced folk melodies. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Oct 21 9pm: Come see a new band play at D-22 for the first time: Zhang Si'an and the Amazing Insurance Salesmen Free

Wednesday Oct 22 8pm: University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Oct 23 9pm: Legendary New York composers and noisemakers Elliott Sharp and Christian Marclay are in Beijing! It's Elliot's third visit and Christian's first, as he brings his "Screenplay", along with performances by a number of China's leading avant garde performers, including Shanghai-based John Myers, Beijing's own wonderboy Shouwang, Sax-extraordinaire Li Tie Qiao, Li Zhenghui, space-girl returning from London Shen Jing and filia-inventor Bruce Gremo. This is their only performance of Screenplay in Beijing. Don't miss it. [60 rmb/40 students]

Friday Oct 24 10pm: New York legend Elliott Sharp returns to duel with some of the most fiercely uncompromising bands in China, Beijing's Snapline and Speak Chinese or Die!, Xian's 24 Hours and Nanjing's 8 Eye Spy. Shanghai-based New Yorker John Myers will also be adding his flavour to the mix. Prepare to be blown away by the music. Come early. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Oct 25 10+pm: This year's Mustache Night is also going to force us to close the doors early, so don't be late. Whenever Carsick Cars and Guai Li play together, the atmosphere is electrifying, the competition fierce, and the crowds out of their minds. This time they are joined by The Gar, 24 Hours and 8 Eye Spy (Nanjing), 3 bands that are quickly emerging as some of the hottest young bands in China. Don't leave your spot close to the stage. By the way anyone with a mustache, real or fake, gets a free beer. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Oct 26 9pm: Sunday Folk Series: Folk musician Wu Tun (吴吞的民谣专场) best known as the vocalist for The Tongue (舌头乐队主唱)demonstrates a strong Xinjiang influence in his music. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Oct 28 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and the best bar in Beijing... Free

Wednesday Oct 29 8pm: University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Oct 30 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and the best bar in Beijing... Free

Friday Oct 31 10pm: It is Halloween again and of course at D22 that means its KTV night! The D22 house band, the greatest collection of legendary drunk musicians ever to be seen in China, will play Misfit, Cramps and other cover songs. Try to sing. [20 rmb/10 students]

September 2008

Tuesday Sep 2 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]

Wednesday Sep 3 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>University Night. The bands are new but we've been impressed with some of them and you never know… [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Sep 4 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]

Friday Sep 5 10+pm: To kick off the season one of the best new Maybe Mars bands, the brilliant Guai Li, storms the stage. Joining them are Wu & the Side Effects (formerly Easygoing) and the Scoff, whose new sound is beginning to attract a serious following. Opening for this great line-up are D22 favorites, Rubber Phonograph Needle. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Sep 6 10+pm: A very serious night for serious music fans brings out the amazing and very strange Ourselves Beside Me in their first show since they went underground to record their debut CD, produced by PK14 frontman Yang Haisong. Arrows Made Of Desire also surface after completing their sophomore Steve-Barker-produced CD. They are joined by the eagerly anticipated Hong Kong underground band UNiXX and the ferocious 24 Hours, who will soon be recording their debut CD with a legendary (and still secret) English producer. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Sep 7 From Guangzhou come the reggae-laced ethnic musings of 3 Step (Guangzhou). [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Sep 9 Filmmaker Yao Wang explores his Buddy Holly alter ego as Brown Eyes Handsome Men. [FREE]

Wednesday Sep 10 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Sep 11 Post-punk band Luo Tuo is powered by a ferocious drummer whose first gig at D22 left us demanding more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Friday Sep 12 10+pm: The legendary Carsick Cars take the stage and fill the club with the sounds of one of the most brilliant young bands in the world today. We don't know how much longer they will be playing small venues, but come see them tonight at their home base. Joining them are indie-darlings Arrows Made of Desire, Wu & The Side Effects, Annex and the weird, surreal, ethnic-metallic power of Quasimodo. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Sep 13 10+pm: We will never stop proclaiming the sludgy, dirty brilliance of the Molds, who on good nights can transfix the most jaded audience. Joining them are Joyside frontman Bian Yuan's acoustic side project, LABF, and one of the younger bands who are making a real name for themselves, Fire Balloon. Opening the show will be the red-hot Hebei farm boys, Rustic, whose Little-Richard-inspired front man has exploded into the scene in just a few short months. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Sep 14 If you haven't seen Peking Opera performed in a dark, smoky club with wild audience participation, don't blame us. Having opened several times for the likes of Carsick Cars and Ourself Besides Me, the Shakespeare Group are determined to make the old modern. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Sep 16 Acoustic nights bring you D22 favorites, the Honeys, whose members moonlight from Scoff and Linga. [FREE]

Wednesday Sep 17 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Sep 18 No live show tonight, but instead come have a drink with friends, and check out why everybody says we have the best collection of music on the D-22 ipod. [FREE]

Friday Sep 19 10+pm: DEFY's recent performances at D22 have made such an impression that we field more requests that we bring them back than for most other bands. Joining them is Steely Heart, a band who after a slow start is finally starting to turn heads in a big way. Opening for them are Oliver and Pork- two young bands we'll be keeping an eye on. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Sep 20 10+pm: If Joyside is playing there really isn't any need to say much more. Still, we might as well point out that the brilliant Casino Demon, The Gar, one of the break-out bands of 2008, and 23 will be performing. Don't expect to go home early. And on top of that, we are partnering with our favourite pizza joint in town, Kro's Nest <http://www.thekrosnest.com/>. At their Beida branch foreign students with ID will get free qingdao beer from 6pm-10pm, and then at D-22 Coors will be 10RMB all night. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Sep 21 The legendary folk musician Zhou YunPeng (周云鹏) plays for the second time at D22 to inaugurate our new Sunday series of leading Chinese folk musicians curated by Qu Hao. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Sep 23 No live show tonight, but instead come have a drink with friends, and check out why everybody says we have the best collection of music on the D-22 ipod. [FREE]

Wednesday Sep 24 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>University Night has become one of our most popular series, as college students throng to see their school bands perform. In 2008 at least five hot new bands have emerged from the college scene, and there will undoubtedly be many more. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday Sep 25 No live show tonight, but instead come have a drink with friends, and check out why everybody says we have the best collection of music on the D-22 ipod. [FREE]

Friday Sep 26 10+pm: In our opinion the best punk band in China, and one of the best in the world, is Demerit, and if you don't believe us check out their Brian-Hardgroove-produced CD, recently released on Maybe Mars. To show what's happening on the other side of the sea Kowloon, from Japan, joins them, along with Oliver, a young local favorite, and You Mei You (有没有), who always put on a wild show. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Sep 27 10+pm: The sheer brilliance and frenzied performance of Hedgehog is matched against the ferociously sophisticated 24 Hours. Big, bad Linga joins them, and opening is one of our most exciting University Night discoveries, Nan Wu. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Sep 28 Our new Sunday series of leading Chinese folk musicians (curated by Qu Hao) continues and tonight we have master 刘东明(刘2)liu er. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Sep 30 9pm: To get the holiday started we bring you Six Kings from Lanzhour and 2:30 from Xinjiang. [30 rmb/20 students]

August 2008

Friday Aug 2 10+pm: We kick of the Olympic month with one of our favorite bands, The Gar, who will soon be recording their first CD for Bing Ma Si/Maybe Mars. Joining them are D22 regulars Easygoing and Fire Balloon. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Aug 2 10+pm: They don't play the West side nearly often enough, but this Saturday Arrows Made of Desire bring their wild-man eclecticism to D22, joined by punks DEFYand two D22 favorites, Rubber Phonograph Needle and Steely Heart. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Aug 3 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... Free

Tuesday Aug 5 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday Aug 6 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>9pm: Here is a line-up that will have your heads spinning and warm the heaviest metal corners of your heart. IC Girl Band are a group of ferocious metal ladies who brawl and stomp their way through the raunchiest set in Beijing. Quasimodo are an experimental trio who search through the wreckage of contemporary heavy metal to spin together their strange, haunting music. [30 rmb/20 students]

Thursday Aug 7 Two bands that have recently performed often at D22 join forces. 23 and Microbus take the stage. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Aug 8 Lets face it. No one is going to watch any bands perform tonight when the weirdest and most over-the-top ticket in town is likely to be the Opening Ceremonies. Let’s watch it on our big-screen TV and party. Free

Saturday Aug 9 10+pm: Demerit, our favorite punk band in Beijing (check out their astonishing new CD, produced by Public Enemy’s Brian Hardgroove), joins our newest discovery, Rustic. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Aug 10 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... Free

Tuesday Aug 12 9pm: Our Punks on Wood series brings back The Gar to reprise their brilliant first acoustic set several months ago. <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> [30 rmb/20 students]

Wednesday Aug 13 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>9pm: The dirty, robotic sound and wild performances of Beijing-based Canadian duo, Hot&Cold, have been getting a lot of attention recently, and the band is rumored to have recently signed with Shanghai's Miniless. They are joined by Beijing boy-wonder Shouwang for the trio Speak Chinese Or DIE! [30 rmb/20 students]

Thursday Aug 14 Candy monster just get better and better and wilder and wilder. Joining them are favorites The Angry Jerks, and DEFY. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Aug 15 Tonight we feature the sludgy genius of The Molds. Come see why we think this band of misfits will be big soon. Opening for them will be Bigger Bang and Steely Heart. [30 rmb/20 students]

Saturday Aug 16 10+pm: There is almost no need to say anything about the most talked-about band in China, Carsick Cars. Their D22 shows in particular are famous for the sheer electricity generated by their performance. We should add that Shouwang's favorite Canadian-Beijing Noisemakers, Hot & Cold, will be opening for them, and they will be joined by two young bands who have been getting a lot of notice, Mingtianjiujiesan and Rubber Phonograph Needle. Come early. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Aug 17 Our Peking Opera stars are back again, determined to teach the Beijing underground and the avant garde about just how brilliant and weird Peking Opera can be. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday Aug 19 9pm: Punks on Wood presents Scoff frontman Leo in his acoustic duo, Honeys.<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> [30 rmb/20 students]

Wednesday Aug 20 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>9pm: The uncontrollable Candy Monster is back, joined by Predel, a band new to D22. [30 rmb/20 students]

Thursday Aug 21 When they burn, they burn with a slow, dirty burn that makes them one of the most exciting yet erratic bands in the Beijing scene. The Molds return to D22. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday Aug 22 The show we've all been waiting for pits the dark metallic sound of Quasimodo against the ferociously creative and strange rhythms of Ourself Besides Me, showing just how strange Beijing music can get. All this will be accompanied by the wild guitar-driven sound of 24 Hours. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday Aug 23 10+pm: Their last show at D22 had Linga's fans nearly tearing apart the stage. They are joined by the trashing antics of Microbus, Rustic and You Mei You. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Aug 24 We confess we'll be breathing a sigh of relief that it is finally over, but come celebrate with us the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics on our big-screen TV. Free

Tuesday Aug 26 9pm: Johnny Wadd, a new band to D-22, tell us they are: 'named after a John Holmes stagename, and are an Italian and Swedish threesome playing experimental rock far far away from the land of cold synthesizers.'<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> [30 rmb/20 students]

Wednesday Aug 27 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]

Thursday Aug 28 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]

Friday Aug 29 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]

Saturday Aug 30 10+pm: Two of our favorite recent emigrants to Beijing are 24 Hours and Candy Monster, and they demonstrate the new blood the rest of China is constantly bringing to Beijing's music scene. They are joined by Biggerbang and old D22 favorites, Fire Balloon [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday Aug 31 No live show tonight, but great music on the ipod and a wonderful bar full of drinks and friendly people. [Free]


July 2008

Tuesday July 1 9PM: Xiao Yu performs solo tonight for the first time and he will help us celebrate the founding of the people's republic with his acoustic stirrings.<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday July 2 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>8pm: [College Night] Come check out a bunch of local college bands before al the students disappear for the summer holidays: Dead Baby, Fang She Yuan, Fei Xu Zhi Hua, INX & Nanwu. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday July 3 10pm: Beijing-based Canadian rhythmic noise-makers, Hot & Cold, are often joined by some of Beijing's leading experimental musicians. There are rumors that tonight they may be covering a Hang on the Box song to be formally unveiled during HoTB's next farewell show. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday July 4 10+pm: A group of young bands that have become D22 regulars take the stage, with Easygoing, Rubber Phonograph Needle, Fire Balloon, and newcomers Boy #6 [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday July 5 10+pm: The ferocious Casino Demon takes center stage along with one of our favorite up-and-coming bands, Mingtianjiujiesan. They are joined by one of China's best known bands Catcher in the Rye, and newcomers 23 [40 rmb/30 students]

Sunday July 6 9pm: Folk singer Wang Juan's intelligent music brings the weekend schedule to a close. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday July 8 TBD <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday July 9 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>8pm: [College Night] Our University Nights have become very popular with the local college crowd, even though you never know if the band you'll see next is a complete dud or the next Carsick Cars. Tonight we showcase Guarter, Keystone, Nanwu, Sardies, and No Rules [20 rmb/10 students]

D-22 for a 9 days holiday. We close today and will re-open for business as usual on Thursday, July 24th. We have a whole weekend of great shows planned for you starting on the 25th.

Thursday July 24 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... Free

Friday July 25 8pm: [College Night] Our University Nights have become very popular with the local college crowd, and since school is out we are having it on a Friday for the first time. Even though you never know if the band you'll see next is a complete dud or the next Carsick Cars. Tonight we showcase Blue Flames, Never Land, Pork, Tunbing, Duo Luo Zha, Nan Wu. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday July 26 10+pm: The show we've been waiting for. The amazing Joyside return to D22 after their busy recording schedule, and opening for them are three bands who should normally headline: Casino Demon, Scoff, and Linga, as well as a new band we really like, Rustic. Do not bother coming if you need to get back home early tonight – you are going to leave the club drunk, confused, and much later than you planned.. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday July 27 9pm: We just don't know how to describe enough Xiao He's limitless creativity, his virtuosity, and his power. He may be one of the most important musicians of his generation, and his performances are always brilliant. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday July 29 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday July 30 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>8pm: [College Night] Our University Nights have become very popular with the local college crowd, even though you never know if the band you'll see next is a complete dud or the next Carsick Cars. Tonight we showcase F, Keystone, Pork, Wing, and Summer Story [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday July 31 Come to D-22 and have a drink, and listen to the best music collection stored on the D-22 ipod... Free

June 2008

Sunday June 1 9pm: BEIJING OPERA returns to D-22. If you missed it last time, this is your chance to see some traditional chinese music played on one of the more modern stages in China... [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday June 3 D-22 will host the Beijing International Independent Film Festival:<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Group C OM Lily God's Marble ><: LEVEL 2 泰雅千年 <http://tnews.cc/037/Environmentcon1.asp?number=5161> (Once Upon A Time ) Systolic The Long Wooden Tobogganist <http://www.tobogganist.ca/> Others TBA [Free]

Wednesday June 4 D-22 will host the Beijing International Independent Film Festival:<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Group D Rakugaki Iromachi Bulong <http://bulong2008.multiply.com/> The Art of Stalking Charcoal Traffic Fix <http://www.fixthemovie.com/> Others TBA [Free]

Thursday June 5 10pm: Lazy & Maiko are 2 new bands from Beijing that will show us why Beijing has become the 'Sound Capital'. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday June 6 10+pm: Unsafe, RWF, You Mei You and Gang Bang Sex Abuse have been churning up the D22 mosh pit quite a lot recently. Come and see why. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday June 7 10+pm: The bluesy Wenneng Qingnian Ludian join one of our favorite young bands, Fire Balloon, and hard-rocking stalwarts Linga for a mixed night of Beijing rock and roll. [40 rmb/30 students]

Sunday June 8 9pm: Come listen to jazz tunes from the D-22 ipod and relax. Free

Tuesday June 10 They've been sending us emails for years now, and all along we thought Girls Are Waiting To Meet You were selling prostitutes, but it turns out they only wanted to play music. Check out one of Beijing's newest bands.<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday June 11 Bingtun, Duoluocha, Glory Days, Nutshell, pork and No Rules stake out the stage in D22's continuing series of university bands. In the past two months we've found four bands in this series that we really like and have promoted to regular performances – check out the bands and party with their college fans before they become famous. <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday June 12 10pm: Noisy canadians and noise-loving Beijingers share the bill: Hot & Cold,andIDH . [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday June 13 10+pm: Come see why the Gar is becoming one of the most talked-about bands in Beijing. They are joined by rockers Gala and one of our favorite among our university-night discoveries, the shoe-gazing Mingtianjiujiesan [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday June 14 10+pm: A number of Beijing bands having been digging deep into the trancy, extended formats of some of the wilder performances of the late 1960s. The best of them include the astonishing Ourself Beside Me and the Scoff, who have thrown away their old dirty-glam style and suddenly become on of the best guitar-oriented bands in China. They are joined by the sloppiest brilliance you'll ever see, the Molds, acoustic Kings LABF, and the hard, bluesy sound of Narks. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday June 15 9pm: Beijing genius Xiao He does amazing stuff on guitar and with his voice that combines a surreal Chinese folk tradition with loops and distortion to create some of the most exciting music in the world. He is joined by the extraordinary New-York drummer Justin Padro

Tuesday June 17 9PM: The Doom Ghetto Development Council is the brainchild of a group of Beijing musicians that has been described, somewhat enigmatically, as acoustic Mexican demon music. We're curious to see what they've come up with.<http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> Free

Wednesday June 18 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>8pm: [University Night] Douluocha, My Life, Nanwu, Xiaorenwu, and Zhuzi stake out the stage in D22's continuing series of university bands. In the past two months we've found four bands in this series that we really like and have promoted to regular performances – check out the bands and party with their college fans before they become famous. [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday June 19 10pm: Armissan one of the bands out of Chengdu that we've been hearing a lot from, join the post-rock gloom of MAZE and Qin Xuan. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday June 20 10+pm: Houseband Guai Li, one of the bands most loved by local musicians, is joined by 24 Hours, who prove that post-punk brilliance isn't limited to beijingbands. This really big night includes the strange aesthetics of Believers and one of our favorite new bands of 2008, the duo IDH [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday June 21 10+pm: Tag Team Records has had a huge impact on the development of the Beijing scene and tonight they bring two of their best-known bands to D22, the awesome Lonely China Day and the eclectic Arrows Made of Desire, led by wonder-boy Joewi. Joining them are hard-rocking Linga [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday June 22 9pm: As part of our regular Sunday efforts to delve into the world of ethnic Chinese music and the performers who are transforming it, Xinjiang fold musicians 2:30 take the stage tonight. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday June 24 9PM: last week we featured Tagteam records and this week we feature People's Records, whose pop-punk bands Trash Box (from Japan) and Wildcat (from Shanghai) tear up the stage. SKO will also perform their pop-punk pirouettes. <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/> [40 rmb/30 students]

Wednesday June 25 <http://www.beijingfilmfest.org/>Come drink at D-22 on a wednesday, it's a good way to get over 'hump day'. Free

Thursday June 26 10pm: Nakoma, Quasimodo, Johnny Wadd & Three Legged Race will make sure D-22's experimental night is the wildest one this side of the caucusus mountains. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday June 27 10+pm: Some of our favorite new bands join forces to show what is brewing under the streets of Beijing underground rock. You Mei You, join Defy, Annex, and Steely Heart to trash the stage. [40 rmb/30 students]

Saturday June 28 10+pm: You can't get a better show than to pair up Carsick Cars, whose fame has long spread outside China as the most important band to come out of the scene, with Hedgehog, the new Beijing masters of all-out attack music. In case that's not enough we also have Candy Monster, and strange artist-cult band Youth. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday June 29 9pm: Hanggai has earned their reputation as one of the most important and innovative bands developing and extending Mongolian music. Catch their third performance this year at D22. [30 rmb/20 students]

May 2008

Thursday May 1 10pm: Our 2nd-year anniversary celebrations begin with not so much a bang as a nuclear explosion. Come early if you want to see candy Monster, Joyside, Carsick Cars, Queen Sea Big Shark, Scoff, Casino Demon, and the Gar, because we are going to be forced to close the doors for this one. Among other things this is the last show for Carsick Cars before their performance at All Tomorrow’s parties and subsequent UK tour. [50 rmb/30 students]

Friday May 2 10+pm: Another explosive show with Snapline, Hedgehog, Ourselves Beside Me, Guai Li, 24 Hours (from Xi'an), Molds, and last but certainly not least AV Okubo (from Wuhan), whose first Beijing show at D22 last month left us all gasping for breath. Since two members of Snapline will be touring the UK for most of May this is also your last chance to see them before they get all Manchester on us. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday May 3 10+pm: In our effort to destroy the sanity of our staff we are programming another shocking night of music with punk superstars Demerit, Fanzui Xiangfa, Overdose (from Nanjing), and RWF. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday May 4 9pm: Their first show at D22 last month was so well-received that we asked them to come back. Ye'er Boli Band (from Shenzhen) converts their Mongolian roots into brilliant music. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday May 6 9pm: One of Chengdu's most talked-about bands returns to D22, but this time Proximity Butterfly puts on their first acoustic show. [30 rmb/20 students]

Wednesday May 7 10pm: Xiao He is our favourite Chinese D-22 Folk musician, and Vialka is one of our favorite French bands and they have toured China so many times that they are practically a D22 house band. Tonight they both remind us why we like them so much. [30 rmb/20 students]

Thursday May 8 10pm: A hard-hitting night of jazz brings us NY sax Adam Diller (from the USA) and local jazz heroes Red Hand Jazz Band. [50 rmb/30 students]

Friday May 9 10+pm: A weird lineup includes the stomping Linga and Mingtianjiujuesan, with bizarre cult favorites YOUTH, whose strange songs and lyrics have made them an art-scene sensation. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday May 10 10+pm: The legendary Joyside joins China's first and most storied punk band Underground Baby for what promises to be a crazy show. To add to the excitement Scoffwill open. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday May 11 9pm: We've brought so many great shows this month that we are running out of superlatives, but this show will be historic. China's greatest folksinger Zhou Yun Peng plays D22 for the first time – in one of his only club dates in years. He will be joined by the astonishing surreal folk artist Xiao He. If you miss this show don't ever complain that Beijing doesn't have a truly original music scene. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday May 13 9pm: Qin Xuan will get the week started with a sonic blast.. [30 rmb/20 students]

Wednesday May 14 8pm: College bands galore: Beiluoshimen, Dead Baby, Feixuzhihua, Keyston, Nanwu, Xianji. We will have a film showing of "The Silence After." [Free]

Thursday May 15 10pm: Our favorite anarchists Ma Fei San take the stage, with Canadian noise-maker Josh and the rapidly rising IDH. [50 rmb/30 students]

Friday May 16 10+pm: If you want to see what the future of Beijing music is likely to look like, D22 tonight is the best place to start. The joyously rhythmic Steely Heartare joined by the sonic assault of sludge-kings Molds, the wild Candy Monster, and the brilliant Fire Balloon. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday May 17 10+pm: No one can kick off a melee like Hedgehog, whose slashing guitar noise turns perfect pop hooks into weapons. They are joined by D22 favorites the Gar, and the acoustic rock and roll of LABF [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday May 18 9pm: Continuing our programming of some of China's top folk singers, tonight Dongzi, Zhaomuyang, and Zhaoyiran take the stage. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday May 20 In accordance with the National 3 Days of Mourning, D-22 will be CLOSED. On sat. D-22 will have its own Earthquake Fundraiser (see Sat for details).

Wednesday May 21 In accordance with the National 3 Days of Mourning, D-22 will be CLOSED. On sat. D-22 will have its own Earthquake Fundraiser (see Sat for details).

Thursday May 22 10pm: A good night to rip open the beer and party with: Easygoing, Narks, and Defy . [40 rmb/30 students]

Friday May 23 10+pm: If you want to dance like a lunatic all night this is the night to do it. RWF, Fanzui Xiangfa, Gang Bang Sex Abuse, the powerful13 Dogs, and, for the first time in too long, the raunchiest girl band in China, IC Girl Band. [50 rmb/30 students]

Saturday May 24 10+pm: Earthquake Fundraiser: Tonight come listen to 6 great bands who want to contribute to earthquake relief. All the money we collect will be sent to charities helping out in the earthquake aftermath. Snapline, join Qin Xuan, 24 Hours ( fromXi'an), Honeys, RWF and Bigger Bang. [50 rmb/30 students]

Sunday May 25 9pm: Continuing our programming of some of China's top folk singers, tonight Zhu Fang Qiong takes the stage. [30 rmb/20 students]

Tuesday May 27 9pm: Chocho Maldito straps on the acoustic guitars and churn out their songs. Free

Wednesday May 28 7pm: Another University Night brings Mask, Rongyaoshi, Wing, Nanwu, Easyway, Summer Story plus the film showing of "Kellerkinder." The bands are new but we've been impressed with some of them and you never know… [20 rmb/10 students]

Thursday May 29 9pm: A great night brings the strange musical compositions of Believers, Nakoma,and the metal-scratching Quasimodo. [30 rmb/20 students]

Friday May 30 10+pm: While he's busy vanquishing cancer we've decided to take advantage of Ian Sherman's absence to hold a big party for him and his favorite bands. Tickets are RMB 100 and all proceeds go to pay for his hospital costs (and drinking habit). Even if you don't know him you won't want to miss the most astonishing line-up of Beijing bands in history: PK 14, Carsick Cars, Snapline, Ourselves Beside Me, the Gar, Arrows Made of Desire, RandomK(e) & Yan Jun, Sulumi, iLoop. Between sets Steve Barker and Kyle Page spin dance music. In order to accommodate the amazing line-up this show will start as soon as D22 staff get out of bed: around 7:00 p.m. [100 rmb]

Saturday May 31 10+pm: If you haven't had your fill of Carsick Cars from last night's show, Shou Wang from Carsick Cars will play solo tonight and give us a chance to see what tricks he's learnt during his European tour. He is joined by noise-makers 10 (from Korea) and Beijing's own Canadian duo Hot & Cold, & experimental executioners Dom Pedro. [50 rmb/30 students]

April 2008

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