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.
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…
The Beijing Dead
At 4 Corners
27 Dashibei Hutong
Where I load 7 albums onto my iPhone and listen to them for a week.
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.