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All-Women Bands

The Vivian Girls

The Vivian Girls Grappa's Cellar, July 9

Hong Kong has always had the potential to become one of the hottest cities in Asia for live music, and it sure felt like we'd arrived last weekend when US trio the Vivian Girls dropped in for a live show.

Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 12:00am

Mr. put themselves out there

Mr. is... basically former indie band White Noise: Alan, Dash, Ronny and M. J. plus a new drummer Tom. When we were signed and offered a record deal, Hong Kong band guru Alan Tam wing-lun suggested we change our original name as 'White' can mean 'nothingness' which is not a good sign. So, we changed to Mr.

22 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Japan's high school rockers

Indie J-pop girl band SCANDAL rocked the house on two nights at this year's ACGHK 2008 (Anime, Comics and Games convention). Their performances made it hard to deny their claim of being 'the most powerful Japanese girlie pop rock'. The four young Osaka girls certainly know how to entertain a crowd.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Backstage tour

Andrew Mueller has wandered along the ruts of hatred and misery in Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He has dodged bullets, negotiated his way out of jail in Cameroon by text message and met one of Belfast's most savage killers.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney

The Woods

(Sub Pop)

Some 16 years after Nirvana released the Bleach LP on Sub Pop, Sleater-Kinney have entrusted the Seattle-based label with their long-awaited return.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Licensed to thrill

Combining classical music with dance beats and an undeniably sexy image, Bond have sold millions of CDs around the world.

The London-based, all-female string quartet - two of whom are Australian - will bring their energetic and genre-defying show to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday.

4 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Rock guitarist who's now pulling the strings

Today we launch a weekly column, Changing Faces, which will give insights into how the mainland's ambitious new generation are coping with the country's breakneck pace of change

Xiao Nan, former guitarist and vocalist for Cobra, China's first all-female rock band, from 1989 to 2001, has been a producer at New Bees Records since 1998.

23 May 2004 - 12:00am