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Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation
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Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation

Listen to highlights from the influential Beijing label's first decade

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Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip-hop and split rumours
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Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip-hop and split rumours

The beloved Beijing trio are back with a new album – is it also their last?

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The best jazz bars in Beijing
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The best jazz bars in Beijing

Swing into these groovin' joints

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Beijing's best record shops
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Beijing's best record shops

Forget Spotify, the best place for recommendations is a record store

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The best gigs in Beijing this June
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The best gigs in Beijing this June

The best live music in Beijing this June

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Gigs in Beijing this month

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The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

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

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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

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

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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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