Catégorie : Bands

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A Playlist for Wuhan

Wuhan has been at the center of the world’s news lately, as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. But as I already said in a article on RadiiChina, Wuhan is first and foremost the birthplace of Chinese punk, and has...

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2018 in Music: a Shortlist

2018 was an interesting and eventful year for Chinese music. The so-called « hip-hop ban », Freddy Lim and his band Chthonic banned from entering Hong Kong for a festival organized by Denise Ho, the Lil Pump scandal… But 2018 was also...

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[English] Wuliao Jundui (无聊军队), 1999

If UnderBaby paved the way for punk music in China by offering the possibility for bands to rehearse in their Baihua’r hutong room, it’s the punk collective « Wuliao Jundui » (无聊军队 – namely the « Boredom Contingent ») that truly laid the foundations...

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[English] UnderBaby (地下婴儿 – Dixia Ying’er) – « Awakening » (« 觉醒 » – « Jue Xing »), 1999

Is Underground Baby (also known as UnderBaby or 地下婴儿 – Dixia Ying’er) the first Chinese punk band? The myth states that « All the same » (« 都一样 » – « Dou yiyang ») is the first Beijing punk song. We will eventually come back to the question...

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