A jazz performance unlike any other, renowned Chinese musician and erhu player Guo Gan is bringing his jazz band - you read that right - to Hong Kong performing for the first time, with Guzheng player Dr. Zou Lun Lun joining for the special night. The jazz group blends Chinese and jazz tradition seamlessly together to create a whole new genre, and promises an entertaining musical evening. There’s free-flow drinks and snacks at the venue while you check out the band as they perform original works and off-the-cuff improvisations.
The Underground has been working tirelessly for 13 years to promote indie music in Hong Kong. That’s no easy task in this city, so come out and help them celebrate this special anniversary and party hard to the tunes provided by Andy is Typing (pictured), Ocean Boulevard, The Boogie Playboys and ska-punks The MongCocks. The ticket includes one free drink.
This hauntingly melancholy Brooklyn shoegaze crew sounds like everything its name suggests: smoky, sultry and heartachingly intimate. Singer-songwriter Greg Gonzalez’ dusky voice is the highlight of the band’s gloomy sound, strolling lazily through washes of droning guitar reverb. A must-see ahead of the band’s first album dropping in June.
Look beyond the cookie cutter commercial gigs this summer and hit up the Outlook Festival, which is all about the best underground dance music. Known for hosting the largest bass music festival in Europe and having the largest soundsystem on the continent, Outlook arrives in Hong Kong bringing together bleeding edge local and overseas artists together on one stage. The outdoor venue, which overlooks the scenic Tolo Harbour, features an exciting lineup that includes London-based producer Stray, local Drum n' Bass DJ Saiyan and DJ Subcoat hailing from South London, to name a few.
After a successful debut last year Shi Fu Miz returns to Life Base, on Lantau, with a full weekend of activities. Expect yoga and meditation workshops as well as plenty of performing artists. Already confirmed are deep house DJ Fred P (aka Black Jazz Consortium) and fusion outfit Acid Arab.
Hidden Agenda presents a day of scrumptious food and great tunes. Bands on the lineup include Jabin Law Wellsaid, Sensi Lion, Phoon, NI.NE.MO, Another Kitchen and Shumking Mansion. Tickets come with a $50 food and drink coupon. Get ready to rock out at great heights.
Critically acclaimed back in Korea, BTS were introduced to the world in 2013 and promptly won the New Artist of the Year award at the Melon Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, Seoul Music Awards, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and Vchart Awards. After almost instantly selling out the first two dates of this new tour in Seoul, K-pop fans shouldn’t dawdle lest they miss this chance to see one of Asia’s most talented pop outfits.
Never heard of ‘slowcore’? Then check out the divinely downbeat take on alternative pop which Low pioneered in the early ’90s. It might not sound upbeat but this ever-wonderful trio from Minnesota wring exquisite sweetness from their melancholy, mining a vein of mordant humour and also featuring some thrillingly guitar work as well as the soaring harmonies of vocalists Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker.
Mr Worldwide himself arrives in Hong Kong for one night only! Armando Christian Perez AKA Pitbull has had number one hits in more than 15 countries, and everyone is familiar with his hit songs and catchy tracks. Dance away to You Know You Want Me, groove out to Give Me Everything and get down with Timber, as well as songs from his new album Climate Change. Rock a bow tie like Pitbull then you’re ready to go!
The Police frontman and British solo new wave legend Sting is coming to Hong Kong for the first time in five years for his 57th and 9th tour to promote his latest album of the same name. Experience firsthand Sting's unique blend of new wave, rock and pop influences on stage at the Hong Kong Convention Centre!