The First Day Of Autumn
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The First Day Of Autumn (今日立秋) is a new player on the Beijing music scene. With a female lead vocalist and a strong backing sound, these newcomers look promising in the indie scene.
Formed in 2009.
On August 21st, 2009, they performed with Read Fire. On September 25th, they performed at the D-22. On November 7th, they rocked the D-22. On November 20th, they performed at the Mao Live House. On December 18th, they rocked the D-22. On December 19th, they rocked Tianjin's Yi Ku 意庫 during the 4th Tianjing Song Writer Gathering 天津第四届原創音楽季 群英会.
On January 2nd, 2010, they performed at the D-22. On January 29th, they rocked the D-22.
In Febuary 2011, they participated on cutlure exchange programs of Konfuzius Institut and went to Germany for live shows:
Feb 16th - Duesseldorf at Konfuzius Institut Feb 18th - Frankfurt a.M. at Konfuzius Institut Feb 20th - Hamburg at Konfuzius Institut
On this tour, Konfuzius Institut promoted them under the name "Jinri Liqiu":
The Chinese rock band „Jinri Liqiu“ („First Day of Autumn“) is giving their concert in Germany in Düsseldorf . Following an invitation of the Confucius Institute Düsseldorf, the Chinese rock band 今日立秋 will give their debut concert in Germany at the Düsseldorf China Center. The rock band consisting of 4 members, founded in 2009 has been very successful. Following first experiences in the alternative music scene, the band has made itself a name at the Chinese rock festival MIDI as well as at the Strawberry-Festival. Recently awarded the price for best newcomer, they have become the avantgarde of danceable Chinese punk rock now coming to Germany.
Remarkable that this is possible! Are they the first and only rock band on KI oversea programs? One would never expect China would spend state's money to send a Chinese rock band to represent Chinese culture, hence the Chinese bureaucracy still is very conservative, generally speaking. Would this mean a new opportunity for Chinese rock bands to go aboard and play? we will see.
Greatwall Tanglewood Forest Festival 2010, August 27th - 29th 2010
Haidian Park Music Street 2010 - First Weekend, May 8th / 9th 2010
Strawberry Music Festival 2010, May 1st - May 3rd 2010