Maybe Mars: A Showcase of Chinese Underground

Friday, November 06, 2009 | |

Last night, PK14, Carsick Cars and Xiao He doled out a teasing sampler of Chinese indie rock to a packed crowd at the powerHouse arena. Beijing-based music label Maybe Mars has arranged for a month-long East Coast tour. I'm psyched because these bands are energetic, fresh, original, traditional and totally unlike some of the Mainland cover band-types that have come before. Catch their longer sets at a show this weekend at Glasslands tonight or Santos on Saturday!

Glasslands is located at 289 Kent Ave.
Santos Party House is located at 96 Lafayette St.

P.K.14: “How Majestic Is The Night / 多麼美妙的夜晚” from Maybe Mars / 兵马司 on Vimeo.

Dam Funk for Clae

Monday, November 02, 2009 | |

I heart Dam Funk. After last Tuesday's epic 2 hour album release set at Brooklyn Bowl, I needed more from my keytar slaying friend repping the Leimert Park Funkmosphere. Lucky for me, LA-based footwear company Clae has me covered. They teamed up with Dam Funk for a special mixtape commemorating Clae's pop-up-shop at the Stussy LA Chapter. Cop the mixtape here but dont forget to pickup Toeachizown out on Stonesthrow Records now!