Anyone know what time this kicks off?
seems to be 8pm. expect a fairly steep door charge, maybe 50 yuan or so.
just listened to them on myspace. not really my thing, but i'll take what i can get... even for 50 yuan.
was this a practical joke at my expense?
uh-oh. did they not show? the gig was listed in several places, including the band's English website (but not on the Chinese - i put this down to the Chinese translation being done up-front and then not updated).
yeah, they didn't show. it was definitely listed on their myspace page. the lady on the door didn't ask us for a cover charge, but she did say a canadian band would be playing at 9:30pm. the only entertainment was some kind of open mic/KTV hybrid ft. chinese people playing to four confused foreigners.
damn, that sucks. saying at the door that there would be a Canadian band, when presumably they knew fine well that there wouldn't be, is a joke. at least you didn't pay a cover charge.
i've only been along there once (for the Perdel show) and really enjoyed it - the bar has the potential to become _the_ live music venue in Kunming, but it seems there's a ways to go yet.