Gig Review: Hot + Cold w/ Hedgehog + Carsick Cars @D22
This gig was originally billed as Hot & Cold’s final show in Beijing, with some great special guests from the world of experimental electronic music: Fat City, Soviet Pop, Zhang Shouwang, and The B-Side Lovers. What it turned into was something entirely different. It was, of course, still Hot & Cold’s final show in Beijing, and all of the people who promised to be there were (though I missed Fat City). I saw Soviet Pop first and settled in to believe that everyone in the place was there to catch the expat group’s final show, as they’ve been in the city for a long time and have undoubtedly amassed enough people to convince to come to a show. However, it slowly dawned on me, as I looked around at all the other people who didn’t seem completely enraptured or even very interested in Soviet Pop’s set, that the little secret I knew wasn’t really a secret at all.