Mixing It Up: Interview with Matthew Niederhauser

Artspace China, a blog produced by the University of Sydney, interviews photographer Matthew Niederhauser who has documented China’s underground bands at the D-22 club in Beijing: CC: I’ve heard people comparing this world...

Profile of P.K. 14

PRI’s The World profiles the Beijing punk band P.K. 14. Listen to the report here: The band is called ‘P.K. 14′, and its music has been called post-punk. But its lead singer says he’s been influenced by everything from Bob...

Weekly Popcast: P.K. 14 and Carsick Cars

During their visit to New York, members of Carsick Cars and PK14 talked to Ben Sisario of the New York Times for the weekly Popcast. Listen here (the recording first has an interview with Wale; the China interviews start after...

TimeOut New York: Carsick Cars + P.K.14

With several Beijing bands on the Maybe Mars label about to begin a U.S. tour, the Chinese punk scene is getting a lot of press. Time Out New York tells New Yorkers what to expect when PK14 and Carsick Cars play in Brooklyn...

Video: Beijing Punk

A new documentary Beijing Punks by Australian filmmaker Shaun Jefford follows the underground music movement, which has also been documented recently by photographer Matthew Niederhauser. A trailer for the film: And a longer...

Interview with Matthew Niederhauser

China Music Radar interviews Matthew Niederhauser, whose photography book Sound Kapital documents Beijing’s alternative rock scene: [AH]: … My issue with the Western media is this idea that they take something, and...

China’s Underground Punks

The Economist’s More Intelligent Life blog looks at punk rock, Beijing style and a new book of photos of the movement’s major players, Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground (Powerhouse Books): Just as the...

Hanggai: Chinese Punk Looks To The Past

NPR profiles singer Ilchi, a former punk rocker who has returned to his Inner Mongolian roots and traditional folk music: The otherworldly sound of throat singing echoes through a small Beijing cafe. Singer Ilchi is producing...

No Such Thing as ‘Made in China’

In the Guardian, Alice Xin Liu writes about the universality of youth culture and says its existence in China should no longer have shock value for visitors: Public displays of affection can be awkward. Snogging lesbian...

Liberated Punks Accelerate China’s Musical Evolution

Wired interviews the maker of a new documentary about the Chinese punk scene: From Pigface and Ministry to PiL and Killing Joke, drummer Martin Atkins has pounded the skins for some very loud punks. But he didn’t realize...

Song: She Lost Faith by PK14

The last time I saw PK14 in Beijing was the summer of 2006 before I came to Berkeley. I was chatting with the band’s singer, Yang Haisong (杨海崧), in front of the bar Two Good Friends (两个好朋友酒吧) at the auto cinema on Xiaoyun...

Beijing punk comes to San Francisco – Anna-Sophie Loewenberg

From SFGate.com: When Xiao Rong started China’s seminal punk band Brain Failure, he was a teenager. That was years ago, when nobody had ever seen anything like the mohawk and the studded-leather belt Xiao sported around Beijing. Living on American fast food and pirated CDs, Xiao was one of the first Chinese youth to write […]



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