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Modern Sky brings their festival to the US

Modern Sky Entertainment, one of China's most prominent labels for creative music, has expanded their operations to include a kind of touring festival in North America, billing some of their Chinese artists with international artists. New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle will host events next month.

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-09-19

Hedgehog live at a festivalFour Chinese artists will play all three cities: Song Dongye, Hedgehog, New Pants, and Miserable Faith. Both Seattle and New York will also get Gang of Four; New York's event will feature Yoko Ono with a new Plastic Ono Band, Mark Sultan/BBQ, and the Dutch band Lower; Seattle's extras are Ariel Pink, The Black Lips, and Mirel Wagner.

  • New York: October 4, 1:00pm, Rumsey Playfield
    Tickets
  • LA: October 9, 7:00pm, The Regent
    Tickets
  • Seattle: October 11, Noon, Mural Amphitheater
    Tickets

I've seen Hedgehog and New Pants live, and both are very entertaining. The Modern Sky festivals in China that I've attended have been well-run and lots of fun, so I'm looking forward to seeing them bring it to the US, and show Americans a good time.


Filed under: Festivals

Related artist(s): Hedgehog, Miserable Faith

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