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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Underground 57 at The Cavern Hong Kong

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The Underground lineup is never predictable and on this show we had everything from poppunk to Chicago blues with a runaway Train and The FBI throwing in an appearance.The poppunk element was provided by Senseless,who are Raymond(vocals),Kenny (guitar),Yuren (guitar)and Silim(drums).They are a young band still trying to find their sound.They started the set in jangly indiepop style but then changed direction on their next song to a more intense,upbeat emo style.The band played a good opening set and I wish the red rain hadn't deterred more people from showing up to give them some support.

Senseless at Underground 57

FBI live at Underground 57
F.B.I.Firebirdinternational are an explosive mixture of high energy,classic rock and punk.Cain on vocals has an excellent voice for the material and he also won over the local audience with his Cantonese, although almost upstaged by the extrovert bass player,Jerald!
FBI have definitely found their soun and it's it's a kickass one!By the end of the set ,the whole of the Cavern was jumping !

The Train are an excellent local band who don't indulge in onstage craziness but just let the music speak.They play an exciting,fast -paced blues-based rock .I just feel that they need to work on the songs more,get a better balance between vocals and instruments and they could be much stronger live.

Henry Chung All Stars Blues Band was almost too polished for an indie venue.Henry is an engaging front man who plays a mean blues harmonica and is also the bandleader.The lineup features not one but two awesomely good lead guitars ,bass,drums,and saxophone.Henry introduced us blues newbies into the secrets of Chicago blues and by the end of his set I think most people were on the floor jumping around ,including some of the other band members in the audience!My favourite song was 'Hong Kong Blues''!


China Environmental Blog said...

It looked like fun!

I'm actually going to HK from Shanghai tomorrow. Can you recommend any indie clubs/records shops?

raymond said...

Hi ,
You can check out the Fringe Club in Central on sat. 10th or visit whitenoise records in Causeway Bay (near Times Square and the fire station-best to call for directions as it's hard to locate(2591o499)