The Loreli Affordable Art Market/Beijing Underground 20 January

The Loreli Affordable Art Market !

Held on the 20 of January afternoon at Yue Space before the music kicks in, the Loreli Market is a great way to find out about Beijing based artists as well !

Anna Gale is an American illustrator/painter/zinester/print maker residing in Beijing. Her works range from one-off hand-painted patches, postcard and poster prints to zines. She is heavily influenced by the art of traditional tattoo design, and day-to-day sketches, portraits, and doodles. The newest addition to her collection is the first issue of a zine titled “Bury the Bone”, which takes you on a journey to places you’ve been, only heard of, or never known to exist.

Liuba Draws is an independent artist/illustrator from Russia based in Beijing. Living in Beijing for more than four years now, it has become a new home for Liuba, with amazing experiences and a deep love for a city, which she wants to share with everyone. People both visiting or living in China are excited to discover all the quirky things they love about this country hidden in the art of Liuba Draws.

Liuba Draws 是独立插画师/艺术家,来自俄罗斯住北京。Liuba主要使⽤用⽔水粉画的形式和技巧来表现她眼中的北北京⽂文化和北北京⼈人。经过6年年有余的北北京⽣生活,这⾥里里俨然已经成为了了Liuba的第⼆二故乡。带着对这个城市深切的热爱,她决定通过⾃自⼰己的画笔与⼤大家分享这份深情。⽆无论你是否了了解北北京 — Liuba的笔触都能带着你的视⻆角纵览这个⽂文化与⺠民俗兼容并蓄的千年年古城。


Aurélien Foucault is a photographer whose style oscillates between documentary and fine art. The wide range of his work may take you from late-night punk bars to artistic nudes or the peaceful mountains of Xinjiang.

Fei Fei is an illustrator and artist living and working in Beijing.

Kambina Elena.

Painter, drawer, artist of performance, installations, video-art, curator. Participant of many international exhibitions and projects.

Teo Charalambidis is a Greek painter and designer with several personal exhibitions in his home country. His works range from oil and acrylic paintings, collage, postcard art and more, and his influences are various as hagiography, mythology and contemporary social



北京地下的冬天音乐日第三部分:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days part 3.

Spread on 3 different days (18 January, 19 January and 20 January) The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days goal is to celebrate music in a different way. 北京地下的冬天音乐日第三部分:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days part 3.

The Peppercorns:

The Peppercorns is a band that plays heavy psychedelic rock music rooted in classic 70’s style, drawing inspiration from prog and art rock. The band is guitar heavy with experimental synth while still maintaining a pop sensibility. Fronted by Edog Wonderlogg II with Kangaroo Zhong and XianXX on guitar, Brain 2.0 on drums, Yan Von3000 on bass and Andrew the lone wolf on synth/violin.

飞椒乐队(The Peppercorns)成立于2016年初的北京,创作风格深受六七十年代前卫、艺术摇滚的影响,保持旋律性的同时,结构复杂多变,极具创新性。合成器,特雷门琴,与迷幻吉他音色的融合,赋予了飞椒乐队一种无法定义的神秘感。



如同“Backspace”一词,这是一支充满数字化时代年轻人敏感气质的乐队。Motorik 式鼓点、紧凑而戏剧性的贝斯、大段吉他配合时而冲浪音乐般清亮婉转,时而凶兆显现般冥响嚎叫。充满随意性和挑衅性。

Like the word “Backspace,” This is a band filled with the sensitive temperament of young people in the digital age. Motorik-style drums, compact and dramatic bass, a large guitar, and sometimes surf music as clear as the sound of the ominous appearance of howling. Full of randomness and aggressiveness.


Djang San, an artist who has released more than 40 albums since 2003, is now exploring electronic music and pushing the boundaries of electro-folk as a solo one man band.

Djang San has toured extensively in 2017 both solo and with his trio, two times in South Korea and one time in Japan where he has also released an album on CD that is available in stores across Japan.

He has also played several festivals and concerts in China in 2017 and released a quadruple album, a trio album and another solo album.



Ko is the pseudonym of Kristin Newborn: vocalist, guitarist, and downright badass. From the age of 18, Kristin was classically trained by a religious cult performing arts group in LA. No foolin’. But as fucked up as that experience must have been, Kristin emerged victorious. A native of Indianapolis and Chicago by way of Los Angeles, Kristin first began writing under the name Ko in the spring of 2012, after the demise of her first group Slothpop. Shortly thereafter she enlisted Todd Heaton to play percussion for the live shows and later recordings. KO has had many different line ups since, playing as full band with many talented rotating musicians. Her solo shows are just as captivating as she loops guitar and vocals making a glorious, euphoric wall of sound.


北京地下的冬天音乐日第二部分:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days part 2.

北京地下的冬天音乐日第二部分:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days part 2.

Spread on 3 different days (18 January, 19 January and 20 January) The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days goal is to celebrate music in a different way.

北京地下的冬天音乐日:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days.


Beijing based electro metal band that will melt your faces off!!!

The future starts now!!!

“That’s the kind of music I like to listen to (…) it’s harder, harder and harder to find good bands cuz’ we’ve been doing heavy metal music for for 30 f***’ plus years (…) you guys just f**’ blew my nuts off…”

-Dave Brockie (GWAR)

Scare the Children

Scare the Children was formed in August of 2014 as a concept band that draws inspiration from all things horror. The music, the lyrics, the art work, the costumes and the stage props are all interwound to tell a horror story that is both frightening and compelling.

With a heavy sound that combines groove metal and punk, adding elaborate piano parts, Scare the Children attempts to create a truly immerse experience for the concert going audience that stretches beyond music, bringing in a bone-chilling show to anyone who witnesses it.

Scare The Children是一支金属乐队,成立于2014年8月, 用音乐与舞台效果讲述鬼魂附身的洋娃娃Betsy与一位小男孩交往的故事。相识后,Betsy与小男孩分离,一年复一年时间流逝,小洋娃娃一直在寻找旧主。乐队的目标是给观众创造一种完全植入性的体验,通过穿上娃娃服装和使用台上的视觉效果来超越音乐的限制。乐队在阵容编制上很有特色,首先乐队为了营造以低频为主的效果,舍去偏高频的吉它,干脆启用两把贝斯作为主要乐器(一把五弦,一把六弦)。而且站在前排的贝斯手是伴唱,而坐在最后面的鼓手才是真正的主唱大人。

Electric Sewage:

Hailing from the frozen wastelands of Siberia, Alex Sinchuck found his hands too cold to play guitar, and so migrated to warmer climates to learn to ways of love, surfing, and rock’n roll. His trail of broken hearts soon led to Beijing, heart of China, where he plays his guitar throughout the city where the name “Alex” will not soon be forgotten.

Chris Saunders, born in Asia, a citizen of America, with heritage from the middle east and raised in Europe, has been called “the man from nowhere”. They say he even now wanders the dark hutongs of Beijing, playing dice with strangers and playing music in the smoky bars of a city with a heart of metal.

Chuck Cooper was born to a life of duality, half English and half American. Caught between the conflicts of two rival nations, he vowed to search the earth for a rhythm that would mend the rift between his two halves. His journey soon took him to the ancient land of drums and gongs, and within Beijing he captures every rhythm he can, in hopes that one of them will bring peace and unity to the Old World and the New.


北京地下的冬天音乐日第一部分:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days part 1.

Spread on 3 different days (18 January, 19 January and 20 January) The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days goal is to celebrate music in a different way.

北京地下的冬天音乐日:The Beijing Underground’s Sweet Winter Music Days.


Tydi Knots: 

Tydi Knots is Rudi and Tyron. Combining the classical influences with their already experimental rock sounds, they create a new soundscape that crosses various genres. Playing as a 2 piece they have a large sound and also play various sets and interpretations of their original songs. A unique show that is both enticing and intimate exciting as well as memorable. Their sound is difficult to set to a genre as they draw inspiration and influences from all various genres and styles of music, but the band’s musical style can be described as a mix between alternative, indie pop, rock, post rock, ambient and experimental rock.

Russian Roulette:

Russian roulette is a middle school punk band from Beijing. Since its establishment in 2016, the band has survived hardly because their songs are sick, performances are bad. But they have lots of fans for their All-in performance every time. You will never know what would happen during the drunk boys’ destroying performances. Their music is a mix between punk and classic rock music of the 1970s…

Come to the show to meet them and know them 🙂

北京middle school朋克乐队。自2016年成立以来一直苟活在北京的地下摇滚圈,演黄了一个又一个live house,成为了当之无愧的北京难听之王。尽管很难听,还是受到了人们的喜爱,因为看他们的演出就像看马戏,你永远不知道醉酒后的他们会做出什么令人发指的事儿来。从他们身上你会看到70年代的胡逼,80年代的华丽,90年代的进步和00年代的先进。

Loreli 2 years anniversary ! November 18 at Temple.

Loreli 2 years anniversary ! November 18 at Temple.

Here is what Loreli has to say to you !

“So you all noticed that I announced the party without giving a date or time, huh. Yeah, I have my moments and I believe age and alcoholism make occasional mistakes somewhat understandable.

To make it all up to you, my lovelies, I am giving you the chance to win prizes and see cute wee kiddies.

Here’s the deal:

We collected photos of all the people working to make this upcoming birthday (Saturday, November 18 at Temple Bar. Bands start at 10pm) the greatest night of your life.

These people include:

The Loreli team

The Temple team

Tavey Lean and the Solid Gold Dream Machine

Boss Cuts

Sardine is Back and the Wheel is Broken


The person who can correctly identify the most participants and send their answers to Loreli will get a prize on the night of the party (Saturday, November 18 at Temple Bar. Bands start at 10pm). Put names next to numbers and submit before Friday when I will reveal who is who!”















15. (Kid in Red)







“Trump is on our soil but while we feel a little queasy and might need to drink more than usual we remain in good spirits because Loreli is 2 years old! 

川普来到我们的地盘了。尽管次消息让我们感觉恶心想吐可能得多喝两杯,但也阻止不了我们内心的激动。。因为 Loreli 2岁了!

2-year-olds are known for being annoyingly inquisitive and throwing regular tantrums and we plan to live up to it starting now. Are you coming to my party? Are you coming to my party? Will you bring a present? What is it? Tell me or I’m going to kill myself!!!


Deep breaths…


We have so much to entertain your faces.”




More LORELI AWARDS for the brave and foolish plus we have BANDS!

再一次给疯狂和傻逼的你颁发 LORELI 奖项 加上现场乐队!


Tavey Lean and The Solid Gold Dream Machine (more conveniently known as Solid Gold) have been together in various shapes, sizes, forms and formations for the last decade, bringing their own nu-wave-nostalgic feel to the covers they perform.

Tavey Lean and The Solid Gold Dream Machine (或Solid Gold)在这十年经过了多次的演变后,带给大家印有他们自己色彩的翻唱。

As trendsetters of the “Postmodern Jukebox” scene of Beijing, Solid Gold maintain a focus on modernising tunes from the past; a cocktail of known crowd pleasers mixed with those-songs-you-swear-you’ve-heard-somewhere-before leaves audiences both invigorated, and refreshed. Taking influence from the wide array of musical preferences, combined creative talents, and collective years of experience shared amongst the eight-piece band, the specific end goal in mind is


作为北京 “后现代点唱机”的领导人,Solid Gold从事于把老歌现代化,通过缠串你保证听过的老歌和无人不爱的金曲带给现场新鲜的活力。乐队8个人的多样化影响,创造力,和多年的经验合成一起带给你们无限的fun。

Whilst the internal mechanisms of The Solid Gold Dream Machine may change from time to time,

the cogs keep turning, bringing the party as often as possible. Jump aboard Solid Gold’s very own Soul Train where you are invited to sing it with Stevie, move it with Marvin and (depending on how much liquid fun you consume), enjoy a showcase of once forgotten classics you’ll not forget any time soon.

不管Solid Gold经过多少人员调动,结果和目的都是一样:让现场跳起来。来,跳上Solid Gold 的灵魂火车,跟Stevie一起唱,Marvin一起蹦,享受被时间忘记的经典老歌吧!


Ride the wild surf with BOSS CUTS featuring Freddy the Maggot on drums, Marshall on saxophone, Liane on bass, and Daniel on guitar, playing instrumental surf songs from the golden era of rock n’ roll. Bust out the facekinis and do the shimmy, the swim, the mashed potato, the twist, and the watusi to the reverb-drenched sonics of Dick Dale and The Centurians and original songs.

跟着 BOSS CUTS 冲那疯狂的浪!跟着鼓手 Freddy the Maggot ,萨克斯手 Marshall,Bass手 Liane,和吉他 Daniel 一起玩儿摇滚黄金时代的音乐。


Sardine is the absence of sense and good timing/tries to be.

Sardine is a gust of wind flowing through an open window, feeding a fiery curtain of narcissism and chaos.

Sardine is the guilt a boy shrugs off after the snail is fully dissolved by the table salt.

Sardine is the butt in “butt why don’t they practice or at least show up for soundcheck?”

Followed by the Beijing debut of DJ SKILLA.

DJ SKILLA 在北京第一次闪亮登场”

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Octopoulpe, the French squid from outer space.

Octopoulpe, the French squid from outer space.

I always meet people on tour, all kinds of people, and sometimes I meet true artists, people like Octopoulpe, a French guy living and touring in Asia whose idea of music I find really interesting. As he is touring at the moment and will soon be in China he accepted to answer the Beijing Underground questions, here are his answers. – Djang San.

1) First of all, can you introduce yourself as a musician?

My name is JP, I’m a french musician living in Seoul since about 6 years.
I came to Japan and Korea 7 years ago, on tour with one of my french bands called

“Escarres”, and I fell in love with the city and the people of Seoul! One year later I decided to come back, trying to live there. I directly met some people and I started playing in some bands, mainly as a drummer.

In 2015, I wanted to be able to tour more without waiting for my friends to get holidays, so I started working on a solo project.
That’s how I created Octopoulpe.

2) What do you think of the Beijing Underground music scene?

Can you compare it to Seoul and other Asian cities you have visited ?

Last December I played twice in Beijing, at Hot Cat then School, and I really enjoyed both shows. There were many people, very energetic and very receptive to the music the bands played those nights. I think Beijing has some great venues, not too big, not too small and the scene seems very energetic, in that way I think it’s similar to Seoul or Tokyo.
I also played in few other cities in China, and I was surprised to play most of the time in HUGE venues, which is not the best for the kind of music I play.

3) What’s your favourite music to listen to?

I’m listening to a lot of different things – mainly rock – but I can say that I’m really addicted to Punk-hardcore, Noise-rock and Math-core.

4) How long have you been doing music?

I played my first show 20 years ago! Time flies so fast…


5) What was your first instrument and why did you start playing music?

I grew up as a teenager listening to Euro-dance… Then when I was 16, we discovered the “Nirvana Unplugged in New York” album with my best friend. Both of us directly bought an acoustic guitar, and we started covering (pretty badly) some Nirvana songs.
That album is probably the most important album of my life. On that time, I think both of us wanted to be the new Kurt Cobain!

6) What are your other musical projects?

I play bass in a duo band called “Digou” with a good friend living in Wuhan. Practicing is impossible so both of us work at home exchanging emails and ideas, and we only tour (as much as we can…)
In Korea I play drums in 2 Punk-hardcore bands, one called is “MyManMike” since 2011, the other one is called “Arryam” since 2015.

On Friday September 22nd, my good friend from Wuhan and I will meet in Beijing for playing at School with Digou, Milu (his solo project) and Octopoulpe. Then we will play some other shows in Wuhan, Chengdu and Chongqing the days after. We’re both excited about that small tour in China!

Listen to Octopoulpe’s new album “Man Won” here:

Su & THE PARAMECIA Interview

1) First of all, can you introduce yourself as a musician? 请你自我介绍:

I’m a guitar player, writer. I have a band called SuZixu&The Paramecia, besides, I have a lot of music projects which are concentrate on dealing with world music and other stuff. Recently, my plan is to establish a music label, combining local and international musicians together.

2) What do you think of the Beijing Underground music scene? 你觉得北京地下音乐现在怎么样?

Fantastic! I’ve been here for a long time and made friends with many Beijing-based underground bands. We look more like families now. I’ve learned a lot from them, sometimes we compete with each other, anyway, we make Beijing a great place to create wonderful music pieces.

I think things are getting better. Live houses, bars and venues, they are in a perfect state of bloom.

3) What’s your favourite music to listen to? 你最喜欢听什么音乐和乐队?

It’s hard to tell coz I really enjoy almost every kind of music. Normally I turn random albums on in the morning and they help me to start my day. ‘Morning music’ inspires me a lot in many ways.

4) How long have you been doing music? 你做了音乐做了多长时间

I had played in several bands as a guitar player since I was 15yrs old, but I have launched my private music career since 2012. I think I made it, sort of, achieved my goals after so many years. 

5) What was your first instrument and why did you start playing

music? 你是怎么开始做音乐的?

Oh, man, Guitar! Well, I don’t like playing with others when I was a kid, so

I spend all my spare time with my guitar. Haha, I’m joking. I choose guitar

just because I love it. I feel people get bored of playing the guitar because

they are distracted by other things, but nothing could bother me by then. 

6) What are your other musical projects? 你的音乐计划是什么

Like I mentioned before, my band’s name is SuZixu&TheParamecia, I got two albums to finish and publish in this year. 

7) Any music you want to share? 有没有你想分享或者推荐的音乐 ?

A composer\pianist named Ryuichi Sakamoto(坂本龙一), he writes songs for both films and musical organisations. He’s kind of a genius in writing modern classic music. I admire him.

And at last, I should recommend two bands, The Harridans and my band Suzixu&TheParamecia of course.


1) First of all, can you introduce yourself as a musician ? 请你自我介绍 。

我叫张巍,来自宁夏银川,现在长住北京,我的乐队名字:WHAI,有为什么的意义,WHAI的音乐风格是:中国迷幻!目前有多位音乐家和艺术家参加:DJ:MICKEY ZHANG,鼓手:刘淼,李帆,贝司手:三哥(欧洋),吴翘!

My name is Zhang Wei, I am from Ningxia, but in Beijing for a long time, the name of my band is WHAI, it means of course “Why”, our style is: Chinese psychedelic ! We have had a few different members: DJ: Mickey Zhang, Drummer: Liu Miao, Li Fan, Bassist: San Ge (Ou Yang), Wu Qiao !

2) What do you think of the Beijing Underground music scene ? 你觉得北京地下音乐现在怎么样?


If you look at the Beijing Underground now with what it was in the nineties, to me it is not underground but on the ground ! it’s pure western music ! not from Beijing, not underground, these bands will become famous ! but as one of the representatives of the Beijing Underground WHAI will go on collaborate with more underground bands with an underground flavor to go on building a Chinese and Asian underground atmosphere ! Hopefully we will help people here build a more independent way of thinking and more independent tastes in order for people to see everyone has there own reasons to live, for example your parents, your schoolmates, teachers, lovers….

3) What’s your favorite music to listen to ? 你最喜欢听什么音乐和乐队?


I like it the most to listen to musicians who died young, I can’t explain it, it’s just a feeling !

4) How long have you been doing music ? What was your first instrument and why did you start playing music ? 你做了音乐做了多长时间 ?你是怎么开始做音乐的?


I have been making music for 32 years now, it’s my parents who let me start, and then i also fell in love with music, even more than they did !

5) What are your other musical projects ? 你有别的乐队吗?你的音乐计划是什么?


I don’t have any other bands, my plan these days is to relive the same day everyday, and overtime you will see that day naturally change, very naturally.

6) Any music you want to share ? 有没有你想分享或者推荐的音乐?


Of course I have, the music from WHAI’s new album, I really want to share it with everybody, and I hope people will patiently wait for it, if everything goes has planned it will come out in 2018 ! so in the meantime here is an old WHAI song: “You have to find the meaning of life in the wilderness of the iceberg to be able to forget all the joy and sadness”, please listen !

Ravi and the Puppets (or Ravi and the Shadows).

1) First of all, can you introduce yourself as a musician ? 请你自我介绍 。

薛挺 Ravi  北京人 .   我是新概念~族际音乐的先行者.  作为都市文明的访问人 多年游走世界民族的边际 向民族学习各种古老传统音乐技艺 :呼麦 潮尔吹管 口弦 马头琴 蒙古三弦(蒙古)都塔尔 (维吾尔)中东顿贝克鼓 冬不拉(哈萨克)西塔琴(印度)澳洲土著吹管Digeridoo 迪吉里度  越南独弦琴 等 目前进行首创音乐*视觉新概念演出 ~能量+融合的皮音影乐团体

My name is Xue Ting (Ravi), I’m from Beijing, I am the forerunner of a new concept in ethnic music.

As a visitor from the urban part of society, I have traveled the boundaries of the nations of the world for many years to learn all kinds of ancient traditional musical techniques: Humai (Mongolian throat singing), Chao Er from Mongolia, Sanxian (Mongolia) horsefiddle, Kouxian dutar (Uyghur) Middle East Dunbeike, drum Dongbula (Kazakhstan) Sitar (India) Aboriginal Digeridoo, Vietnamese one string instrument. I push for a new concept of music performance ~ + * visual fusion and energy mixed with a traditional Chinese Shadow Puppet show.

2) What do you think of the Beijing Underground music scene ? 你觉得北京地下音乐现在怎么样?

北京地下音乐我不了解 一个印象 很躁!

I don’t understand only one impression from the Beijing Underground. One word maybe, “Amazing !” (difficult to translate this word).

3) What’s your favorite music to listen to ? 你最喜欢听什么音乐和乐队?

我喜欢听电子 除了印象特深刻的少数歌外 不喜欢听有人唱歌词 觉得对音乐的破坏和注意力转移.

I like to listen to electronic music. Apart from some songs that give me a strong feeling, I don’t like to listen to people singing words, I feel it can disrupt the music and your attention to it.

4) How long have you been doing music ? What was your first instrument and why did you start playing music ? 你做了音乐做了多长时间 ?你是怎么开始做音乐的?

我学习和摸索音乐10多年 突然的命运转折 让我从事能量音乐 身不由己的 现在有些麻木和盲目了 现在缺少方向和动力

I’ve learned and explored music for more than ten years, my fate has changed to let me engage in the energy of music again, involuntarily , now I am a bit paralyzed and blind, I miss a direction and a force.

5) What are your other musical projects ? 你有别的乐队吗?

我除了自创的音乐+皮影的新概念演出团体外 还有一个蒙古元素的民族世界音乐7人团 承接大型商演

Apart from making my own music with Chinese traditional shadow puppets, I also have a 7 people band based on world music with Mongolian elements, we usually do big commercial gigs.

6) Any music you want to share ? 有没有你想分享或者推荐的音乐?

我推荐印度方面的传统和宝莱坞电影音乐  或那些纯粹原生态的民族古老宝典音乐 如维吾尔的木卡姆音乐 蒙古长调 ……那种深沉直接击打人心 

I would suggest traditional Indian music as well as some Bollywood music, also original and ancient treasures of ancient music like Uyghur music Mukam, Mongolian music, the kind of music that can directly get into the heart of people…