A LOOK AT HANGZHOU'S EVER-CHANGING MUSIC SCENE
Whilst Hangzhou is known throughout the land for its natural beauty and cultural importance, when it comes to music, the city is hardly a leading light - despite the presence of such annual events like the Xihu Music Festival and the a number of popular, hight-profile art schools. Chengdu and Beijing seem to be the places to rock (with an honourable mention to Wuhan) and Shanghai is the place that most electronic artists choose to hang their hipster hats and jack cables. That’s not to say that Hangzhou was nothing to offer however, far from it on fact, as if you dig a little deeper and make an effort to connect with the handful of hard-working musicians and otherwise out there who are doing what they can to keep the kick drum thumping and the vocals soaring, you’ll find a wealth of interesting music dotted around. From the strobe-heavy, vape parties of Badtooth’s B.T.C Lab to the prolific output of songwriterin-residence William Gray, and from colourful Yue Opera to full-blown symphony orchestras, Hangzhou is an eclectic city that has lots of interesting things bubbling away underneath its clean and shiny post-G20 exterior, you just have to dig a little deeper is all.