Just reminding you that the Electro Grass thing scheduled for this Saturday is still on. There's been some twitter doubt. Don't worry, bro.
and here's a
longer wire post
Address is 7 Donghu (not 70 like on some flyers) and that’s right at the corner with Huaihai Lu.
New Pictures are up of some sort of SIFF function at
to star gaze.
I hope that someone there pulled Clive Owen aside and went "Children of Men
? Good one, Clive. Liked it."
And a special wazzzup to Quincy Jones, who appears to still be two-fisting it at the banquet of life after all these years. Nobody does it like you, Q.
Couldn't wait until the end of the year
to call special attention to this gem
Hats off to the Acid Pony Boys. If a bestiality orgy doesn't get people to your parties, I don't know what will.
As you might have heard by now an outdoor music festival is taking place in Jinshan from July 17-19 (that's Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Jinshan is about an hour from Shanghai by bus on the coast. The Crazy Summer Beach Festival runs from 2pm to 2am on all three days and there's two stages of DJs and bands.
They've arranged the music on each day loosely according to genre. Day 1 is "China Rock Power", Day 2 is Electronic and Hip Hop, and Day 3 is "Original Pop Stars". On their main stage it's more established acts, and on their second stage is more "underground" acts. That's the idea anyways. Music starts at 6pm on each day.
Here's the lineup (subject to changes I would imagine):
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has moved. This is big news because.... Well, it's good news. City Deli makes Shanghai's best sandwiches. The crusty Turkey & Avocado is a favorite. They make real lemonade and give a whole, stubby pickle with every order. Their sandwiches are not cheap, but they are
Until about a month ago, they did all of this while hidden behind a tattered couch in the attic of an abandoned lanehouse. Toasting bread, fighting off developers, stealing electricity to run the deli-slicer. Or something just as mysterious. They've been going for a couple of years, but never had a shop or an address, which was real frustrating when they turned delivery over to Sherpa's at 3pm. There was no takeout, even if there was an added allure in their BLT because of it.
Now, they've come to the surface and taken a sixth-floor spot in the Golden Eagle Plaza. That's the one just off Nanjing Lu, on Shaanxi Bei Lu, that is half-Gucci. Gucci has FIVE floors there. Sixth-floor? Roast beef. They're still working out the kinks of the new place -- there's an abbreviated menu for the next couple of weeks -- but it's already promising. They've added a banh mi
with housemade pickled daikon and carrots to the menu, and gotten themselves a sandwich press for the Cuban. One of the owners is Vietnamese. I'm expecting the banh mi to be quite nice. Order a sammich this month and lemonade or iced tea is free. And they've expanded their non-Sherpa's delivery hours to Mon-Fri, 11am-8.30pm. Good news, all around. Website and menu here
LA-based knob-twiddler Nosaj Thing
will be doing an electronic music workshop this Saturday at The Factory
. If you're an aspiring producer, or even if you just want to see how all that stuff works, make sure you head down.
Come with questions prepared (i.e. "Hi Nosaj. I'm using Abelton. How can I make my bass lines more sticky icky?").
There's no cover for that and it runs from 3pm until 4:30pm. Nosaj Thing performs this Friday at Yuyintang
. Here's the event info for that
Here's a remix he did of a Radiohead track. Cool cool. Rick click, "save link as…"
Nosaj Thing - Reckoner (Radiohead remix)