Shanghai's biggest music festival event of the year, the JZ International Festival, was last weekend in SH, and if you want to have a look at the event photos, click here.

Worth it solely to check out what Bootsie is wearing. He didn't disappoint.

We've got a bit of run-off from that here in Beijing, with a few of the featured performers at the festival making the trip up to tack on Beijing shows -- Marcus Miller is at Yugong tonight, if you want to pony up for door tickets. (300rmb at the door -- ouch). Starts 9:30pm.



This Sunday, popular vinyl shop, fRUITYSHOP is hosting the fourth installment of their "Beijing Records Day" series, with sundry heads from the city descending on the venue to meet up, trade stories, dig for records, and play some music. They've got a pretty great selection, with an emphasis on soul, funk, and disco. Good opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts and maybe score a deal or two.

Runs 3pm to 9pm. No entry fee. Details here.



Erstwhile Beijing-based photographer Matthew Niederhauser is back in town with his filmmaker partner, John Fitzgerald, finishing up work on their long-germinating documentary Kapital Creation. The project looks the creative community in Beijing as it lives and works in the midst of this city's massive urban and infrastructure development 'lo these past several years.

The tagline: "An unsustainable precedent. A city at odds. A creative capital. A documentary examining Beijing's rampant development."

More info at the kickstarter. Maybe you saw this pretty neat-o aerial footage of Beijing a few weeks back -- this is from that.

Anyway, tomorrow evening (Tuesday) the pair will be screening selected footage from Kapital Creation: A Beijing State of Mind, and discussing Beijing as it was and is being captured in said project: "the largest infrastructure buildout in the history of mankind through the eyes of creatives caught within Beijing’s urban explosion."

Pretty interesting opportunity for Beijing film, art, architecture, culture, and development watchers. Details right here. No participation fee, but you have to register in advance. That's 6pm at the Columbia Global Center.



We continue our DEATH INCARNATE series of Movie Monday screenings, involving films that feature death or its proxy in human form, tonight at Dada with one of Keanu's heaviest, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey:

The world of our distant future is a veritable utopia, thanks to the lyrics of two simple-minded 20th Century rock and rollers, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan. However, a would-be conquerer threatens to throw history off-track by sending "most non-non-heinous" evil robot Bill and Teds back to kill their good counterparts. Finding themselves dead, the boys must outwit the Grim Reaper and traverse Heaven and Hell to return to the land of the living, rescue their "babes" and have a "most triumphant" concert at the all-important Battle of the Bands.

So non-non-non-heinous. Here's the trailer. Dada, 9pm start, free popcorn.



Well, real full dance card for the electronic music tonight. Promises to be a big one, whether you're down with the oontz tech-house, progressive dubstep, flamboyant disco, fuckin' Aoki, or atmospheric techno. Here are your options:

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