A bit of a blast from the past, this one. Yellowcard! The Jacksonville pop punk / alt rock band, Yellowcard -- aka, "the violin band" -- is slated for a Beijing show on December 13 at Beijing Hit FM (Tango).

13-year-old you is stoked!

30-something-something me wants you the fuck off my lawn.

Nah, just jokes. All in good fun. Hang out on my lawn. Hang out, with your pick-scrapes, your skateboard olies, and your pop rock candy. Where were we?

Ah right, Yellowcard. Here's that hit from a while back, "Ocean Avenue". 11 million views, kee-rist. Here's their latest single, "One Bedroom", released just this year.

Early bird ticket are 248rmb. Pre-sale tickets are 280rmb. Door price is 380rmb.



Berlin electro house producer Boys Noize is returning to the PRC, dropping in to Circle on December 4. He's in town to kick off the Great Wall Festival hype, which is returning to a historical landmark near you in 2015. You know your bwoi Boyzzz Boizee -- "He's worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg to G-Dragon, and partnered with Skrillex for their Dog Blood project." Etc. Etc.

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Beijing's most dedicated portal to covering live indie music in this city, LiveBeijingMusic.com is hosting a showcase concert of local bands this Saturday at XP. You should check that out. Looks ahhhh-ight. On the bill: psych rock band Gate to Otherside, post rockers Glow Curve, post punkers Streets Kill Strange Animals, and "electrified fairytale conjurers" CAssette. Four diverse bangs for your buck.

50 beans cover. This Saturday at XP.



If you're looking for a venue to work off your turkey after Thanksgiving Thursday night, Temple Bar is hosting two very decent Beijing bands for a Thanksgiving live rawk show: Luv Plastik and Nakoma. Music is that psychedelic garage shit and that math rock shit.

What's it got to do with Thanksgiving? Dunno, man. You can drink some beers, I guess? Smoke some cigarettes and get into arguments? Isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?



Here's some browser fun to break up the hump day blues: Green Honey by Taipei-based html5 artiste Muyueh Lee. It's basically a click-and-scroll data visualization comparing linguistic representations of color in English and Chinese. As "data" it's pretty suspect, using Wikipedia as its only ostensible source to claim that the Chinese language has just north of 250 words for colors, while English has many more. As "visualization" it's real cool. The organizational logic flies over my head ("The Hue-Saturation-Lightness (HSL) model is a 3D model that can be projected on a 2D space. Using Hue as an angle, we can set either Saturation as the radius or Lightness as the radius"), but the end result is beautifully arranged and informative, pulling out the hidden nomenclatural logic behind hues I never even knew existed (雾玫瑰色 "fog rose shrub"; 腥紅 "fishy red") and ones I never even knew had made it this far East (International Klein Blue is 国际奇連藍 FYI, just in time for your next HSK test).

I don't know, I'm a sucker for things that move quickly and flash colorfully because I have severe, undiagnosed, self-inflicted ADHD. But it's cool to finally get straight talk about what the hell kind of visual phenomenon "青" describes. Check the whole thing for yourself here.

Bonus color fun: HAN PURPLE. "Han purple is an ancient pigment that wasn't reconstructed by modern chemists until 1992. After the chemists got done with it, it was the physicists' turn. Han purple, they found, eliminates an entire dimension." Straight up real alchemy. Happy Wednesday!



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