I’ve been living here a while and haven’t really experienced the music scene in Kunming.
I play guitar/drums/bass/ vocals. I enjoy many styles of music but particularly enjoy funk/ rnb or anything with a good groove.
If anyone if looking for someone to play their music or knows of anywhere so can meet like-minded people. Let me know. Thanks in advance.
Visit weekly open mic nights and jams at various locations - see gokunming calendar. Tonight, for instance: Mgong Loi Mux Bar ('the railroad bar', formerly called Lehuo) on Dianmiandadao near where RR tracks cross it. 10 pm. Bring yr axe.
There's a music chat group on WeChat. It's called KM Musicians.
I'm new in town and I play guitar - definitely love the RnB, funk flavors as well.
The Turtle bar is definitely a good spot on Tuesdays, the tracks bar on Mon/Wed (I think) and Xian Ke (sp?) on Sunday nights for places to jam & meet.
Come on out tonight to hear some great stuff at the Turtle!!
Thanks guys, lots of good info here. Just seeing it now so I won't make it tonight but it definitely sounds like there's a lot going on.
There are live music gigs and musicians at the Turtle and at Humdinger every night of the week, both places considerably larger than a breadbox, easy to find.
Perhaps you're not aware that this was the original home of the infamous Smegariot, as well as the Quebec Redneck Bluegrass Project?
Max, Miealex: It's Xiangke (pinyin).
Is there a way to get in the KM musicians group. I tried just searching that but no luck.
What's your WeChat ID? I think I can add you if you send it to me. You can use the personal msg facility if you don't want to publish it
Do you play don Henley?
Every night it’s the same ol’ crowd in smoky rooms ...