The Radio Dept
You can’t really claim to be a dream pop fan without getting excited about The Radio Dept. The Swedish shoegaze/indie pop outfit is bringing new material from their yet-to-be released album to Hong Kong. Known for their lo-fi and introverted music, their new songs including jangly new (poorly titled) single “This Repeated Sodomy.” Jun 29, 8pm. Hang Out, 1/F, Youth Outreach Jockey Club, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, $490 from the-radio-dept-live-in.eventbrite.hk, $550 at the door. Road to Ultra Hong Kong
The single-stage spin-off to the world-famous EDM festival brand Ultra reaches the city’s shores this fall. Expect top international headliners from the electronic dance music scene: They’re set to be announced in June. Early bird tickets sold out within the first 20 hours, so you might want to grab your tickets, like, now. Sep 17, noon-10pm. Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Austin Road West, West Kowloon. $900-2,200 (VIP) from hongkong.roadtoultra.com, $1,480-2,580 at the door.
As if you don’t already spend enough time watching YouTube. Now you can catch all your favorite online singers live in Hong Kong, at brand new two-day music festival What’s The Fest. It’ll be more than six hours of non-stop music each day, featuring the likes of Andie Case, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Max Schneider, Sam Tsui and more. Jul 9-10, 3-9pm. Hall 3, AsiaWorldExpo, Chek Lap Kok, wtfest. com. $780-980 from cityline. com, $880-1,180 at the door.