My gig conveyor belt for Week 21

Wednesday 25 May 2011, 11.28am HKT


Some of my esteemed subscribers say they would prefer to [also] see a weekly rollcall of my gig calendar in order to assist in their stalking of me and exposé of my lurid lifestyle.

I appreciate the thoughtfulness of that, truly I do.

Click on event image to see its event page.

★★★ = I’ll be there for sure, and so should you (your mileage may vary)

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REMEMBER

You only live once.

A night out is a night out, even if it has to fall on a weekday.

The moment we’re born, life is gradually shutting down for all of us.

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ONGOING EVENTS

Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood by Simon Birch ★★★

19 May – 19 June 2011

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Road, Midlevels, Hong Kong. 3760 1713. Open Tues-Sun 10am – 8pm (closed Mondays)

New paintings by Hong Kong-based painter and installation artist Simon Birch. Facebook fan page [here]. Free entry.

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WEDNESDAY 25 MAY

8pm – 10pm Wednesday Music Break with Loli

Backstage Live Restaurant, 1st Floor, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. 2167 8985 香港中環威靈頓街52-54號1樓

Midweek free/open-stage jam with Backstage’s own keyboardist Loli (9pm). Dinner and snacks served 6pm – 10.30pm. No cover charge. Free seating.

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9pm – 12am The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet in Hong Kong

Grappa’s Restaurant, Jardine House, Basement, 1 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong. 2521 2322

Runs 25-29 May at various venues (see other entries below or next week)

Four of Asia’s top jazzmen lay their magic on us: keyboardist Jeremy Monteiro [Singapore], guitarist Eugene Pao [Hong Kong], saxophonist Tots Tolentino [Philippines] and drummer Chanutr Techatana-nana (a.k.a. Hong) [Thailand].

Next show date is 28 May at Backstage Live Restaurant.

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9pm – late A Night of the BluesThe Shoestrung ★★★

The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 2861 1621 香港灣仔謝斐道54號

Acoustic Hot House with Joven Goce (6pm-9pm), blues master Tommy Chung does blues rock (9.30pm-11pm) and The Shoestrung from London (11pm onwards). Don’t miss The Shoestrung as these guys recently opened for the New York Dolls in London! No cover charge.

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THURSDAY 26 MAY

ART HK 11 ★★★

Thur 26 May – Sun 29 May (1 week)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

See event details at http://www.hongkongartfair.com.

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9pm – late bc Magazine Unplugged Showcase ★★★

The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 2861 1621 香港灣仔謝斐道54號

Acoustic Hot House with Dave Colquhoun (6pm-9pm) followed by bc Magazine Unplugged Showcase featuring original music (in acoustic setting) by Xiao MaAilee and Kris Lao. No cover charge.

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9pm Music & Dine Special: The Jazz Tellers

Backstage Live Restaurant1st Floor, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. 2167 8985 香港中環威靈頓街52-54號1樓

This trio [USA] comprises Berklee College of Music scholarship students Callum Mackenzie (saxophone), Lee Dynes (guitar) and Nate Wong (drums), currently on their second international tour in their second year of playing. No cover charge.

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FRIDAY 27 MAY

8pm – 11pm Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival 2011 (Day 1)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Jockey Club Auditorium), Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Freez Ltd. presents three nights (27, 28, 29 May) of jazz sounds from Hakuei Kim Trisonique (27 May), Matthew Garrison Quartet (28 May), Adam RogersScott KinseyGene Lake and Winterplay (2 shows: 28 May).

Tickets HK$380, HK$280 and HK$180 from HK Ticketing (hotline 31 288 288) and Tom Lee Music stores.

Next show date: 28 May (below).

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8pm – late Mill Creek Ravine + The Nerve + The North

The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 2861 1621

A night of high-energy R&R: Bambie Capito’s Acoustic Hot House (6pm-8pm), Mill Creek Ravine [Canada] does acoustic folk rock (8pm-9pm), The Nerve (9pm-10pm), The North (10pm-midnight), and Burning Wheel does hard rock (midnight). No cover charge.

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10.30pm – 12.30am Happy Go Lucky Big Band

Fringe Gallery at the Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road (top of Wyndham Street), Central, Hong Kong. Enquiries 2521 7251

Big-band jazz at the Fringe Club’s Fringe Gallery from a newly born 14-piece jazz orchestra whose members “choose to play only the music composed and arranged by the legendary Duke Ellington. Our love for this great man and his music takes us on an eternal search for the true meaning of music.”

Admission HK$100 (advance) or HK$125 (walk-in/on the day). Free admission for Fringe Club members. Admission includes 1 standard drink.

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SATURDAY 28 MAY

6pm – late Last Orders + Rolling Up the Sleeves + Then You Suffer ★★★

The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 2861 1621

Bambie Capito’s The Acoustic Jam (6pm-9pm) welcomes all bands and musicians to join in and jam in acoustic format. Last Orders does classic rock (9pm-11pm), The Sleeves does original rock (Bee’s last gig before leaving HK!) (11pm), and Then You Suffer does hard-edged blues (midnight). No cover charge.

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8pm – 11pm Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival 2011 (Day 2)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Jockey Club Auditorium), Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Freez Ltd. presents three nights (27, 28, 29 May) of jazz sounds from Hakuei Kim Trisonique (27 May), Matthew Garrison Quartet (28 May), Adam RogersScott KinseyGene Lake and Winterplay (2 shows: 28 May).

Tickets HK$380, HK$280 and HK$180 from HK Ticketing (hotline 31 288 288) and Tom Lee Music stores.

Next show date 29th May (below).

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8pm – 11pm Hong Kong Extreme Metal Festival 2011 香港極端金屬節 (Day 1)

Orthon Debut Album Release Show

Runs 2 nights on 28 May and 02 June

Hidden Agenda Live House, 6th Floor, Ko Leung Industrial Building, 25 Tai Yip Street, Ngau Tau Kok/Kwun Tong, Kowloon.
香港牛頭角大業街25號高良工業大廈6樓全層(大業街內巷入)
MTR: Kwun Tong (Exit B6) or Kowloon Bay

Orthon is a Hong Kong extreme metal band formed in 2005.

Special guest: Blair Witch (女巫) [Taiwan] is a black-metal girl band formed in 2007. Plays melodic black metal about anger, depression and human avarice. Shinya on guitar, Maion bass, A PO on drums and Ice on vocals/shrieks.

Supporting bands (all Hong Kong): Cadaver (extreme metal), Evocation (招魂) (black metal) and Elysium (Grind/death/extreme metal).

Day 2 of event (02 June) is Anthelion (幻日) Live in Hong Kong. Anthelion is a black metal band from Taiwan. Evocation (招魂) will be Day 2’s supporting band.

Tickets
Day 1: advance HK$120, walk-in HK$140
Day 2: advance HK$150, walk-in HK$200
2-Day Pass: advance HK$180, walk-in HK$220

Tickets available from Hidden Shop (above) tel. 9651 8567 or White Noise Records tel. 2591 0499.

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10pm – 5am BigBox at FLY

Club FLY, Ground Floor, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong. 2810 9902

Funky tech house sounds from BigBox resident Seb Lander and FLY’s own Ryan Ash. Club FLY is Hong Kong’s most up-for-it club for those missing the kind of atmosphere and music of clubs in Ibiza, Miami and the UK. Free admission.

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10.30pm – 1.30am The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet in Hong Kong (Cont.) ★★★

Backstage Live Restaurant1st Floor, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. 2167 8985 香港中環威靈頓街52-54號1樓

The four jazz meisters continue their tour. Click image to see event page or [here]. Admission HK$200 (includes one standard drink)

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SUNDAY 29 MAY

4pm – close Folk rock + Top 40 & classic rock

The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 2861 1621

Armie & Friends do folk rock (4pm-8pm), and Lito and friends do  Top 40 and classic rock (8pm-close). No cover charge.

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8pm – 11pm Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival 2011 (Day 3)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Jockey Club Auditorium), Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Final night of jazz sounds from Hakuei Kim Trisonique (27 May), Matthew Garrison Quartet (28 May), Adam RogersScott KinseyGene Lake and Winterplay (2 shows: 28 May).

Tickets HK$380, HK$280 and HK$180 from HK Ticketing (hotline 31 288 288) and Tom Lee Music stores.

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© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011. All images via their event pages or organisers.

3 Responses to “My gig conveyor belt for Week 21”

  1. Woman said

    I think when I return to China, I am going to move to Hong Kong. There are jazz festivals!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Woman said

    Ok. Nevermind. I’ll stay in Inner Mongolia. No rent and three times the salary.

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