Cheers, HK Magazine! Thanks for the shoutout! You can read the article here and learn more about the event here!

Underground Classified Ads of the Week

Solid Rock Drummer Needed for Immediate Rehearsals and Gigging

Established HK Rock cover band “Crunch Button” seeking reliable rock-steady drummer for immediate rehearsals and playing out. Need to be ready to play NOW. Read the rest of the ad here: http://ughk.co/1sEhpOS

Indie folk band Summer Romance writes simple melodies and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that tell stories about life, love and Hong Kong. While some songs will make you laugh out loud as you hear the lyrics, some will really hit home and leave you feeling strangely bittersweet.一人民謠樂隊 Summer Romance 夏日浪漫 ,到肉的歌詞配上簡單曲調,麻甩中帶點浪漫,把生活中的大小故事娓娓道來,刻劃出在香港生活的愛與恨、苦與甜。Grab tickets via http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/, and join us at Backstage on 9th August to experience the bittersweet simplicity of Summer Romance’s music for yourself! 立刻到 http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/ 購票,感受香港獨有的夏日浪漫吧!

Indie folk band Summer Romance writes simple melodies and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that tell stories about life, love and Hong Kong. While some songs will make you laugh out loud as you hear the lyrics, some will really hit home and leave you feeling strangely bittersweet.一人民謠樂隊 Summer Romance 夏日浪漫 ,到肉的歌詞配上簡單曲調,麻甩中帶點浪漫,把生活中的大小故事娓娓道來,刻劃出在香港生活的愛與恨、苦與甜。Grab tickets via http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/, and join us at Backstage on 9th August to experience the bittersweet simplicity of Summer Romance’s music for yourself! 立刻到 http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/ 購票,感受香港獨有的夏日浪漫吧!

Fantastic Day vocalist Ah Dee speaks to The Underground’s Karen Cheung about the events that drove the band to reform, Hong Kong’s changing music scene, and being more than just another local rock band. Fantastic Day 的主音阿Dee和The Underground 的Karen Cheung 分享了促成他們樂隊重組背後的故事、香港音樂界的轉變、以及成為一隊與眾不同的本地樂隊的心聲。Fantastic Day will be performing at Summer Serenade on 9th August 2014 at Backstage. Fantastic Day 將為八月九日在Backstage Live Restaurant 舉行的Summer Serenade 作演出。

Fantastic Day vocalist Ah Dee speaks to The Underground’s Karen Cheung about the events that drove the band to reform, Hong Kong’s changing music scene, and being more than just another local rock band. Fantastic Day 的主音阿Dee和The Underground 的Karen Cheung 分享了促成他們樂隊重組背後的故事、香港音樂界的轉變、以及成為一隊與眾不同的本地樂隊的心聲。Fantastic Day will be performing at Summer Serenade on 9th August 2014 at Backstage. Fantastic Day 將為八月九日在Backstage Live Restaurant 舉行的Summer Serenade 作演出。

Underground Classified Ads of the Week

New Bassist in HK, Wants paid gigs

Expat bassist recently moved to Asia. I’m seeking a working, existing music band to join or form a new one if it’s got gigs. Orig or cover I dont care

Abraham Williams <abelinkenn@gmail.com>

For more: http://ughk.co/1lyPSXA

Bass player needed for HK band

The Lights, an established expat band, are looking for a bass player as our original player is leaving HK.

We play punk/indie/rock songs and are looking for someone who is committed and ready to get gigging!

Chris Lochhead <cjlochhead@googlemail.com>

For more: http://ughk.co/1tVfaqJ

Looking for an Roland Street Cube

looking for an Roland Street Cube
i need it certainly for brusking show
I wonder that who can sell or borrow to me
please contact jycobain@gmail.com

For more: http://bit.ly/1AWnWXo

CD Review: Good Morning Everyone by Good Morning Everyone 
"Good Morning Everyone gives a fantastic overall satisfaction. Even offering acoustic versions of some of their originals, yet also a band cover of K-Pop star Girls Generation’s ‘Gee’ that really justifies their talent and originality. Killer vocal technique and hardcore talent with the ability to tone down or go heavy depending on the piece, I think this band deserves some solid recognition." Read the full text here: http://ughk.co/1krLI92

CD Review: Good Morning Everyone by Good Morning Everyone 

"Good Morning Everyone gives a fantastic overall satisfaction. Even offering acoustic versions of some of their originals, yet also a band cover of K-Pop star Girls Generation’s ‘Gee’ that really justifies their talent and originality. Killer vocal technique and hardcore talent with the ability to tone down or go heavy depending on the piece, I think this band deserves some solid recognition." Read the full text here: http://ughk.co/1krLI92

CD Review: Lantern Festival by Lantern Festival
&#8220;A real gem in the midst of dream pop and indie music. Brooding yet playful, it’s been a while since an artist of this genre has come close to capturing the honest and personal innovation in musical style that Lantern Festival has done.&#8221; Read the full text here: http://ughk.co/1ATCrLB

CD Review: Lantern Festival by Lantern Festival

A real gem in the midst of dream pop and indie music. Brooding yet playful, it’s been a while since an artist of this genre has come close to capturing the honest and personal innovation in musical style that Lantern Festival has done.” Read the full text here: http://ughk.co/1ATCrLB

New CD Review - Visions of Victoria
"Digital blips are sprinkled over moody acoustic strumming that builds up to mellow, introspective indie pop in tentative alliance with a drum machine.The more upbeat early-album moments suggest an unfinished version of Pulsars, while the up-front vocals and interesting multi-tracking lend a Housemartins vibe." Read the rest of Brendan Clift&#8217;s review of Visions of Victoria by Liance here: http://ughk.co/1uwSbDy

New CD Review - Visions of Victoria

"Digital blips are sprinkled over moody acoustic strumming that builds up to mellow, introspective indie pop in tentative alliance with a drum machine.The more upbeat early-album moments suggest an unfinished version of Pulsars, while the up-front vocals and interesting multi-tracking lend a Housemartins vibe." Read the rest of Brendan Clift’s review of Visions of Victoria by Liance here: http://ughk.co/1uwSbDy

"Zoo’s music can be described as a union of experimental rock and trip hop – a strong balance between organic and natural elements, and electronic quirks. The band has proved that their beats and instrumentals are the authority, and the vocals, a great asset." Read the rest of Chloe Cheng&#8217;s review of Atoms &amp; Combinations by Zoo here: http://ughk.co/1rItXSh

"Zoo’s music can be described as a union of experimental rock and trip hop – a strong balance between organic and natural elements, and electronic quirks. The band has proved that their beats and instrumentals are the authority, and the vocals, a great asset." Read the rest of Chloe Cheng’s review of Atoms & Combinations by Zoo here: http://ughk.co/1rItXSh

Underground Classified Ads of the Week

Rock Band Looking For A Drummer

We are a band that play old school rock covers and aim to write original songs in English.
If you are a drummer interested in joining a band, please send an email to replyl4m@gmail.com.

For more: http://bit.ly/1p74Mq7

Thrash Metal Band

I’m looking for a drummer, bassist and guitarist to round out a thrash metal band! Influences include Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera etc! Wanna play shows and jam and possibly record in the future if that is where thw road takes us.

If you wanna get together and jam email me.

Whatsapp: 60179657.

<matthewkavanagh2@gmail.com>

For more: http://bit.ly/1jx2rqy

Originally from Wyoming, Lancifer bought a one-way ticket to Nashville to pursue his music career when he was merely in 11th grade, and now, having snuck into Gloden Globe awards, won MTV reality shows and performed with MTV celebrities (meekakitty), Lancifer’s story is one of the musical American Dream. Lancifer’s unique style is features synthesizer solos, flat ground front flips, piano ballads, and trap breakdown dance choreography. Catch the contagious charisma of Lancifer, 19-20th July at the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival.
來自美國加州的Lancifer,以Pop/Dance/Hip-hop為主要音樂類型。18歲開始穿州過省,在美國各地四處流浪表演,現在在金球獎、MTV都可以聽到他的音樂。Lancifer擅長的Piano Ballad配上Synthesizer Solo和Breakdown段落的編舞,組成獨一無二的表演風格。7月19-20日來蘭桂坊音樂啤酒節親身感受Lancifer的流行魅力吧!

Originally from Wyoming, Lancifer bought a one-way ticket to Nashville to pursue his music career when he was merely in 11th grade, and now, having snuck into Gloden Globe awards, won MTV reality shows and performed with MTV celebrities (meekakitty), Lancifer’s story is one of the musical American Dream. Lancifer’s unique style is features synthesizer solos, flat ground front flips, piano ballads, and trap breakdown dance choreography. Catch the contagious charisma of Lancifer, 19-20th July at the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival.

來自美國加州的Lancifer,以Pop/Dance/Hip-hop為主要音樂類型。18歲開始穿州過省,在美國各地四處流浪表演,現在在金球獎、MTV都可以聽到他的音樂。Lancifer擅長的Piano Ballad配上Synthesizer Solo和Breakdown段落的編舞,組成獨一無二的表演風格。7月19-20日來蘭桂坊音樂啤酒節親身感受Lancifer的流行魅力吧!

"But the angriest are still lurking beneath the surface, quietly making a scene in Hong Kong’s underground venues. Kolor’s “Get So High” addresses the compromises Hong Kong makes to achieve its status as a international financial centre, from the sky-high rents to villagers forced to make way for the building of new railways – issues that has the echo of the current one of NENT. Qiu Hong 秋紅’s song “7.1” repeatedly screams “freedom!” and emphasizes the number 500,000 – the estimated number of people who showed up for the protests in 2003 against the passing of Article 23." Read the rest of Karen Cheung&#8217;s article The Real Handover Hallelujah: The Music of July First here: http://bit.ly/1qlXD68

"But the angriest are still lurking beneath the surface, quietly making a scene in Hong Kong’s underground venues. Kolor’s “Get So High” addresses the compromises Hong Kong makes to achieve its status as a international financial centre, from the sky-high rents to villagers forced to make way for the building of new railways – issues that has the echo of the current one of NENT. Qiu Hong 秋紅’s song “7.1” repeatedly screams “freedom!” and emphasizes the number 500,000 – the estimated number of people who showed up for the protests in 2003 against the passing of Article 23." Read the rest of Karen Cheung’s article The Real Handover Hallelujah: The Music of July First here: http://bit.ly/1qlXD68

We reviewed the New Delhi-grinders ‘Fuzzculture’ back in May here. Their powerful EP, while certainly making an impression, offered little hope for future substance, the common theme of scraping noise and bass-heavy riffs offering little breathing space. With the full album now at hand, it will be interesting to see how the group, self-described as “somewhere between intense electronica and industrial music”, attempt to reach for those needed moments of respite amid the relentless cyber thrashing of the initial tracks. Read the rest of Jon Billinge&#8217;s review of Indulge.Divulge by Fuzzculture here!

We reviewed the New Delhi-grinders ‘Fuzzculture’ back in May here. Their powerful EP, while certainly making an impression, offered little hope for future substance, the common theme of scraping noise and bass-heavy riffs offering little breathing space. With the full album now at hand, it will be interesting to see how the group, self-described as “somewhere between intense electronica and industrial music”, attempt to reach for those needed moments of respite amid the relentless cyber thrashing of the initial tracks. Read the rest of Jon Billinge’s review of Indulge.Divulge by Fuzzculture here!

There’s nothing better than chilling with a beer under the searing summer skies while swaying along to songs. This year, the festival will feature over 20 bands and performers, including: Lancifer, Kashy Keegan, Shotgun Politics, Bamboo Star, and more. So mark down your calendars - next weekend, 19-20 July, you’re drinking and rocking with us. See you there!

炎炎夏日,呷着啤酒、聽著音樂就最好不過!The Underground一如以往全力支持,為啤酒節帶來熱血沸騰的音樂!今年表演單位包括遠道從外地而來的Lancifer、Kashy Keegan,和Shotgun Politics、Bamboo Star等多隊本地樂隊,不容錯過!