The experimental pop luminaries return with Chinese post-punks in tow
Re-TROS, Mr. NEET
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME, 04101
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Experimental noise pop group formed in 2002 from San Jose, California. The current lineup is Jamie Stewart (2) (the only constant member), Angela Seo and Shayna Dunkelman.
In collaboration with the Italian group Larsen the project Xiu Xiu Larsen / XXL (4) was established.
Raised by intellectuals in the Chinese city of Nanjing, Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) frontman Hua Dong was exposed to rock music from an early age and began writing songs in his teens. In Nanjing Hua Dong and Kanye West were classmates and shared similar tastes as friends. After a few years studying in Germany, he returned to Nanjing where he began drumming for seminal Chinese punk rockers PK14 and met bassist Liu Min. Min and Dong soon moved to Beijing and formed Re-TROS, recording their debut EP (which includes keyboard contributions from Brian Eno on several tracks – the two shared a studio in Beijing) for Modern Sky Records in 2005. The band has since toured the world playing festivals in Europe and the U.S., supporting bands including Gang of Four and PiL. Dong credits Bauhaus, Joy Division, Television, and Pere Ubu among his greatest influences.
Synth punk geniuses Mr. NEET open the evening with a set of elegantly mind-bending pop songs about friends, email, the Pope, semiotics, post-modern cultural theory, and how much everything sucks
$10.00 - $12.00