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WHITE+ @ The Old Bar [AU]
February 21 @ 8:00 pm - February 22 @ 1:00 am
Performances by White+, JP Shilo, and Xiao Zhong. Along with an exhibition from Beijing artist Chairman Ca.
China’s leading purveyors of alternative music, Maybe Mars along with Far Out Distant Sounds are thrilled to announce that they’re bringing a snapshot of their roster to Melbourne and Sydney this February for a number of live performances, plus a special art exhibition!
For the past decade, Beijing’s thriving underground scene has seen rock bands spilling out of China. This, in part, is thanks to Maybe Mars. Deeply rooted in the local underground scene, Maybe Mars has built a reputation for fostering and inspiring young Chinese artists, while releasing the best local records across rock, punk, experimental and noise. Their recognition within the Western world has been ever increasing and this February they head to Australia.
Drawing influence from German avant-garde and minimalism, electronic experimentalists White+ produce a swelling web of effects and ethereal melodies, while Wang Xu’s drum beats are the driving pulse that propels the songs forward. Their ability to create delicate structures surrounded by a field of noise recently saw HEALTH personally invite White+ to be their opening act on their tour of China.
Visual artist, Chairman Ca (pronounced sah) has been redefining the visual identity of Beijing’s underground rock scene for the past decade. His work is iconic, having produced many classic posters of the scenes most notable artists and venues. Chairman Ca is also the founding member of China’s Cult Youth Comics who’ve published several volumes of collections of Chinese comic art.