MAO LIVEHOUSE - Beijing
The birth of a fresh take on live music venues called live house, can be traced way back to none other than Japan during a time of musical revolution in their country. It led to many memorable nights of musical mayhem and paved the way for a new approach to live performances.
With thirty years in the scene under their belt, a solid platform for all types of musicians was created, making it easier for underground and independent artists to be heard and/or to be discovered. We found well over one hundred live music venues and over thirty live music halls in Tokyo alone.
The U.S was quick to jump on board with the trend and today the House of Blues has thirteen live music halls across the state. Some of the biggest names in music have performed here and continue to do so.
On local soil, we have been experiencing a wider music scene that caters to Alternative and Indie lovers with annual music festivals and emerging Chinese musicians making themselves heard. Mao Livehouse is essentially the place where many newbies get their foot in the door and serves the city their tunes with plenty of gusto and hipster-cool.
Mao Livehouse not only wants to share the love with music, but takes pride in spoiling its patrons with massive screens for viewing from a distance. The vibe here is unpretentious, passionate and requires you to bring your most valuable possession with you: an undying passion for music.
Mao Livehouse is the playground where groupies, aspiring musicians and seasoned performers blend together into one large family that continues to build a bigger scene in China.