Reading the recent review of the April 8 Rolling Stones concert in Shanghai by New York Times writer Howard French, I decided to see if I could find some online photos or reviews of the concert. First stop: Flickr. Perhaps there aren’t any Chinese Flickr users who could afford the tickets to the show in Shanghai, but there were a few from Neil Z J Y. Much more interesting were the sets from Shanghaistreets, a 28 year-old expat living in Shanghai, which document Shanghai’s contemporary live music scene. See here for a view of some of China’s own rock and roll veterans; the photo above is tagged: “Jimi poses with Beijing hardcore band Miserable Faith after the show at Shuffle.”
Sina has its own home for the Rolling Stones show, which includes links to media reviews and blog posts on the show, here, in Chinese. Sina’s BBS doesn’t seem to have anything, at least not without digging deeper than the first page. Tom.com BBS doesn’t have anything today–at least it’s not a hot topic, even in the music section, but the April 9th Tom.com homepage music section does have a series of opinion pieces, including this one that accuses the organizers of shutting out Chinese media access to he group, and favoring foreign media. Does anyone know of a good site for online reviews and photos of live music in China?