Monday, 22 March 2010

Eco-friendly Cyberport

We're having a great time at the OFTEN Fair last weekend. The nice weather with sunshine, live music, and all the activities which promotes eco-friendly and oragnic life has made the last weekend perfect. Tho the OFTEN Fair has come to an end, it's time for all of us to start to concern more about the environment around us, and concern more about the FAIR TRADE. We just hope we can have more of this kind of events in Hong Kong, to promote and educate the next generation about how to preserve and cherish our planet earth.

GOOD WORK OFTEN 2010. Hope it's not long till OFTEN 2011.

*Photo by Venda Lee

Friday, 5 March 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Gig Guide: MARCH 2010

Supersonic Live: Acoustic Session
Date: 3rd March
Venue: The Melting Pot (1 - 5 Elgin Street, Soho, Central)
Time: 20:30
Admission: $150 (includes a Chang beer)
Featuring musicians:
Jersey Budd (UK) / Of Moths & Stars

The Indies Ones Concert
Date: 13th March
Venue: Former Police Married Quarters, Hollywood Rd, Central
Time: 15:00 - 19:00
Admission: FREE (Please note that limited tickets will be given out at 14:00 in first-come-first-serve basis)
Featuring musicians:
Songs For Children (HK/UK) / Labiur (Belgium) /
Samian (Canada) / AI K Traxx (France)

OFTEN 2010
Organic, Fair Trade, Environmental Friendly Fair & Music Show 2010

Date: 20th March
Venue: The Podium, 4/F, Cyberport, Pokfulam
Time: 10:00 - 22:00
Admission: $40 (includes one cup of organic and fair trade soymilk)
Featuring musicians:
Qiu Hong / Noughts and Exes / Modern Children / Juicyning
Velvette Vendetta / Innisfallen / In Love and Pain
Enquiry: +852 3421 1455

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sharing the stage with te'

We're having a very good lesson last saturday (27/2), while sharing the stage with te', an instrumental rock band from Japan that we always look up to. To be frank, we're not doing a superb job that night, with accidents kept happening, such as the hi-hat went off, and the electricity of the guitar effect board suddenly went off. We know we can't just say "O bad luck" then have everything blamed to "luck".

When it came to the te' set, we realised what it's called a proper "production". te' is not only a band with 4 but 6 members. The complete sound of te' can only be created with the performance of the 4 band members, plus the taste imported by the sound engineer and the aid of the roadie on stage, according to the sound engineer of te', Kentaro Sasaki from Zankyo Record (残響). This is really impressive, and also let us realise how professionals produce their show.

After the gig, we went out for a drink with Kentaro-san, the sound engineer of te', and we've talked for hours about issues from sound engineering to live production, from how the Japanese indie music culture has been developed to how we should market Chochukmo. Kentaro-san kindly shared with us a lot of his ideas, comments and suggestions, which we're so impressed. He's made us realised the "professionalism" of a band, which is much beyond what we're already having in mind.

We'd like to thank SONIC BLOOM for offering us such a great opportunity to play with great bands like WangWen and te'. We're having a great time on stage as well as off stage, and we've learnt so much, so much more than we've ever expected.