This week’s photo theme is China at SXSW 2018: a visual recap of a few bands and artists that represented at the first official China showcase to be held at long-running Austin, TX music industry conference South by Southwest. I was at the event as my band SUBS was one of the featured artists, and this week I’ll share some snaps from the front row.
After a brief introduction from Li Hongjie, a Beijing music industry stalwart and founder of the relatively new MTA Festival, the first official China Night showcase at South by Southwest kicked off with a spirited performance by Xi’an post-punk quartet FAZI.
Working lads, the group took a few days off their day jobs to make it to the festival, and held court in front of a fairly packed house at downtown venue 3Ten Austin City Limits Live, playing material from their two most recent albums: Heart of Desire, their 2017 effort for Maybe Mars Records, and Dead Sea, a more experimental-leaning, instrumental album released on the label of PK14 frontman Yang Haisong, who’s long been a champion of the band.
Stream each below, and learn more about the Chinese artists that showed up to SXSW 2018 below the streams.
Heart of Desire 欲望之心 by FAZI / 法兹
Dead Sea 死海 by FAZI / 法兹
Chinese Artists to Check Out at SXSW This Year
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