Music

The best gigs, concerts and festivals in Beijing

Sound of the Xity 2017
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Sound of the Xity 2017

45 international and local acts feature on the music festival's lineup

25-28 Apr
Various locations
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Lamp
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Lamp

The indie-pop trio bring their Songs for Sweethearts tour to Beijing

27 Apr
Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)
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Ten Chinese women who rock
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Ten Chinese women who rock

The most vital female rockers active on the Beijing music scene today

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The best gigs in Beijing this April
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The best gigs in Beijing this April

The best live music gigs in Beijing this April

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Gigs in Beijing this month

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52 things you need to know about Beijing's music scene

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

52 things you need to know about Beijing's music scene

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Popular music features

Top ten Chinese film soundtracks
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Top ten Chinese film soundtracks

Click the images to hear Chinese film's best scores and accompaniments

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Four Beijing MCs to watch
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Four Beijing MCs to watch

Four Chinese rappers who are defining the future of Beijing hip-hop

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Best open-mic and jam nights

Best open-mic and jam nights

From slapdash free-for-alls to quality shows, here's our roundup

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Which Beijing band is right for you?
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Which Beijing band is right for you?

From rock to hip hop, the Beijing bands you need to know

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Chinese alt-rock
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Chinese alt-rock

A sampling of songs by China's biggest alt-rock outfits

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Chinese hip-hop
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Chinese hip-hop

A selection of Chinese hip-hop acts, old and new

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Post-punk
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Post-punk

Some of China's best post punk bands, old and new

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Metal
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Metal

A collection of China's most headbangable metal bands

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Playlist: 10 women who rock
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Playlist: 10 women who rock

Listen to music by some Chinese women who know how to rock

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Folk rock and urban folk
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Folk rock and urban folk

A selection of rousing folk spanning from rock to pop

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Electronic music
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Electronic music

Homegrown electronic music ranging from 8-bit to ambient and techno

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Experimental music
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Experimental music

A sampling of free improv, noise, jazz and more

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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)
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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

A roster of high quality international and local acts make this a great place to kick back with a beer and listen to a band.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC)
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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC)

A pretty little livehouse with solid musical programming

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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School Live Bar
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School Live Bar

Rebranded and re-vamped, School has grown into a good live house

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Temple Bar
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Temple Bar

Temple Bar is a live-music haven in Gulou

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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