Hong Kong live music: Coming soon to a street party near you
The Hong Kong live music scene gets a rare chance to shine at not one but two street parties this weekend. Grab your comfiest shoes.
BYOBand - Street Music West Kowloon
It’s free-for-all live music at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale tomorrow as the city’s up-and-coming indie talents perform in “BYOBand - Street Music West Kowloon.”
Headlining the show are shoegaze post-punk band The Yours; disco punk group A Roller Control (see a video of their song here); and street performance regular Jing Wong, whose day job is designing for his fashion label Daydream Nation.
BYOBand will kick off at 6:30pm at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade this Saturday.
Wing Lo Street Party
Across town, underrated singer-songwriter Wing Lo will stage a street party tonight and tomorrow at the bustling Mong Kok pedestrian district on Sai Yeung Choi street.
Lo will be performing songs off his latest self-produced album, which contains 16 songs that he wrote over the past decade. Lo is primarily known for composing “Blue Sky,” a song for a hit television drama “War of the Genders.”
“I performed on the street before, about six years ago, but I was stopped by the police,” he told CNNGo. He was lured back to the street scene after an influx of Mongkok street performers in recent years, as documented in a CNNGo article about Hong Kong live music in the streets.