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Brain Failure to play Thursday night

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Beijing punks Brain Failure (脑浊) have confirmed their upcoming performance at Speakeasy Bar this Thursday night. The show is a rescheduled gig to make up for the cancellation of the band's Kunming show last November due to an injury sustained by band member Xiao Rong while touring in central China. The band, one of China's more international rock acts, toured the US last year with major acts including Dropkick Murphys and Against All Authority.

After signing to Japanese independent label Bad News Records, Brain Failure has performed at major US festivals including the Warped Tour, South by Southwest and College Music Journal's music festival in New York City. The band has been together since the late 1990s and sings in Chinese and English.

You can listen to a few Brain Failure MP3s here - it sounds like they've listened to plenty of Clash and Operation Ivy. Their show at Speakeasy begins at 9:30 and has a 35-yuan admission fee (30 yuan for students). The first 30 at the show will receive a free copy of music zine Pocket Magazine.

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damn, i wish i was in km to see my buddy xiao rong play speakeasy.

bf certainly is the hardest working chinese rock band. no other chinese band gets on a 15 passenger van day in and day out criss-crossing the u.s. to play more than 70 gigs (last year) while staying in cheap ass motels and eating instant noodles everyday. last year, no doubt, bf played more shows in a year than any band in the whole history of chinese rock.

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