by Adam Wright
Rock scenes from the mall
MegaBox mall has been bringing a fair bit of cool to Kowloon Bay with A-list fashion shows and edgy art exhibitions, and now it's got a treat for rock fans.
On October 6, MegaBox will be taken over by a whopping 17 local bands during a seven-hour live show hosted by the mall's new Tom Lee Music outlet. The Rock the House event will have something for almost everyone, with main acts including accessible alternative outfit Kolor and inspiring hard rockers Ignite the Hope.
Other notable acts include Dear Jane, A-dAY, Los en Found and Superday. Performances run from 2pm to 9pm and entry is free.
Young wannabe rockers should also note that free music lessons will also be offered to people aged 12 and above between 2pm and 5pm at the mall's Tom Lee Music Academy. Hopefuls can register by calling 2758 7738.
Ain't no Sunshine when he's gone
Tommie Sunshine may look like a member of a dodgy 1970s progressive rock outfit, but he's one of the most in-demand producers in the world of rocky electronic dance music.
After a storming appearance behind the decks at Volar in 2005, the remixer, producer, label owner, DJ and songwriter is making a return after further cementing his reputation. Since his last visit, the Sunshine touch has been brought to remixes by a bewildering array of names including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Good Charlotte, Fallout Boy, Gang of Four, The Killers and Avril Lavigne.
Sunshine (below) has an uncanny ability to stay one step ahead of trends, and his blend of gritty techno, bleepy electro and distorted guitars is influenced in equal parts by Kraftwerk, AC/DC and Farley Jackmaster Funk.
See him at Volar on October 12 from 11pm. Entry is free for members and HK$200 for non-members.