Category Archives: China

Stuff re: China

Goodbye and Thank You From Not There


After 3 great years of making music Not There is coming to an end. We’d like to thank everyone who came to our shows and supported us. A special shout out to Gabriel Clermont who made so many great videos for us, Anna K for her amazing design work, Karen for her album artwork, Susan who helped us book & promote shows and everyone who danced.

The album we’ve been working on will be finished and released but we’re not sure when.

Goodbye & thanks for all the fun.



Leave a comment

Filed under China, Music, Not There

Marco Stock All Over Again

Remember when we threw that bash at 4corners? Here are some great photos from that concert we’ve been sitting on.

We’ve also got more pics from that night on our Facebook page.

Marco Stock 2013-NotThere29 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere27 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere26 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere24 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere23 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere22 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere21 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere20 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere18 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere17 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere16 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere15 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere11 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere10 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere9 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere7 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere6 Marco Stock 2013-NotThere5 Marco Stock 2013-1

1 Comment

by | July 18, 2013 · 1:11 pm

the Beijing Dead Live @ Hot Cat Friday Night


The Beijing Dead and Illness Sickness are rocking Hot Cat this Friday Night. Get your Grateful Dead fix in China. The show starts at 9pm. It’s free. Hot Cat Club is located at 46 Fangjia Hutong. Dig.

Leave a comment

Filed under China, Music



As only he could, Marco is hosting a Birthday party this Saturday Night (June 1) at 4 Corners. Modestly, he’s calling it MarcoStock. 4 bands are playing and 3 of them feature Marco. The fun starts at 8 pm sharp and goes very, very late. The Dead open, everything after that is a surprise…

MarcoStock Featuring:

Not There

Solid Gold

Groove Collective

The Beijing Dead

At 4 Corners

27 Dashibei Hutong



Filed under China, Music, Not There

iPhone Blues One Sentence Edition

Where I load 7 albums onto my iPhone and listen to them for a week.

Artist: Chromeo

Album: Business Casual

Comments: Great Cheese.


Artist: DJ Screw

Album: 3 ‘N the Mornin’, Pt. 2

Comments: Slow, syrupy and impossible funky.


Artist: Earl King

Album: New Orleans Blues

Comments: Yeah, it’s the New Orleans Blues so yeah its good.


Artist: Gold Panda

Album: Lucky Shiner

Comments: A little ethnic, a little boring.


Artist: Lee Dorsey

Album: Freedom for the Funk

Comments: The Meters make everyone sound amazing.


Artist: Mavis Staples

Album: You Are Not Alone

Comments: Her voice makes the idea of God seem possible.


Artist: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Album: The Ultimate Collection

Comments: Sometimes you just need to listen to Motown and remember how good pop music can be.


Leave a comment

Filed under China, Music

4 Pictures that Summarize the May 4th Not There Show at Temple

So here are 4 pictures of what happened to Temple when not there played.

All swagged out and ready to rock.

All swagged out and ready to rock.

Edo doing a last minute check.

Edo doing a last minute check.

There were people and they liked to dance.

There were people and they liked to dance.

After the show, this girl turned the tables on us.

After the show, this girl turned the tables on us.


Filed under China, Music, Not There

The Continuing Adventures of Polly Pollen: Not There at Strawberry 2013

Not There@Retros

Strawberry music festival was good this year. I dressed up my visiting cousin, Duncan, in a flower suit and we spent the day watching bands and taking photos.

An awesome hug got the journey off to a good start.


This hand-painted umbrella matched our suit, but there wasn’t a rainy cloud to be seen.


It was a sunny afternoon and many reached out to pet Duncan.


Argh ribbons! Duncan put in very dangerous choke hold of death.


We escaped and napped in the sun with Renzo.


Then Renzo made few non-food-related decisions.


We saw Pet Conspiracy. One singer sniffed the others’ crotch and rubbed panties on the mic. So, we left.


Then, we were approached by a taxi model.


And saw some great hats.


We also saw Q…



We bashed a guitar on the head of marketing staff for Tuborg (they weren’t selling beer).


We saw Re-TROS and these kids said they like Hip-Hop.


We couldn’t tell if this little sister was more into the flowers or the name of our weibo account.


Then this nearly happened:

“Holy shit. Will you marry me?”

“I’m Fine thank you, and you?”


But the fake Rays looked sharp at dusk.


And yeah kid, that was some good shit too.


We saw Deerhoof and the lights were pretty.


Peace. Thanks Strawberry.


In case you were wondering, the author of this post is not Jonathan Heeter. Not There guitarist, Nick Richards wrote it.

Leave a comment

Filed under China, Music, Not There