A Wayward Word's Worth

November 28, 2011

Review: New Pants or no pants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 4:17 pm

Chinese punk luminaries rock Beijing with legacy spanning show. By Kyle Mullin for the Beijinger, Nov. 21 2011

Few concerts boast a bathrobe-clad keyboardist who, just moments before stripping down, proposed to a skeleton bride and then humped it across the stage. Even less feature synth riffs played in sync with the Star Wars-style claymation videos of the musicians’ own creation. Fewer still begin with the band mates donning vintage communist tunics and marching toward their microphones, while a projector flickers rotating 3D Mao statues on transparent foreground screens.

But all of the above were highlights of New Pants’ Beijing Exhibition Theatre gig last Friday. The power punk-disco synth stars celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in rollicking style, playing hits that spanned the vast eclectic genres they’ve dabbled in over those years. The show also launched their latest album, Sex Drugs Internet.






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