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Why Mao Livehouse is special ?
Mao Live House is one of Beijing's most popular mid-size performance spots for Chinese bands and touring alternative acts.
Mao Live House is stealthily tucked away within the single-story, old-style Beijing storefronts on Gulou Dong Dajie, and has an unfinished, industrial sort of feel that stands in blissful opposition to Beijing’s hideous, noveau-riche, neon-flashing, epilepsy-inducing dance clubs
Despite its stark, concrete interior design, Mao Live House boasts a modern sound system of the highest quality – provided by one of the venue’s investors, Japan’s M.S.I. speaker company.
The club seems to have decided to end performances quite early for Beijing (before 11pm). Partly, perhaps, to accommodate the student crowd who like to bus in from campus, but more likely not to incur the wrath of any of their elderly neighbours. With Japanese label Bad News Records as a major investor, you shouldn't be surprised to see a few of their artists such as Brain Failure onstage.
- The rock/metal music club
- One of Beijing's best live music venues
- Mao livehouse rocks!
- Metal night at Mao Livehouse (Beijing)
- Very good venue
- Noise level Loud
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
111 Gulou E St Dongcheng, Beijing China
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famous for underground rock performances/small concerts, pretty hard-core, must-go for rock fans
Nice atmosphear, good bands, ok soundsystem, pretty cheap beer, cheap entrance fees, cool people, some annoyingly loud americans... What more could you ask for?I will definitely go check out some other bands there soon!
I went to mao livehouse on the recommendation of some locals that I know. It was about a block away from the hotel I was staying in (hutongren courtyard hotel- highly recommended). The neighborhood is great- lots of restaurants, bars, streetfood, shopping all around. the band that I saw was My Little Airport but I heard that it has a lot of black metal and european bands which would have been interesting to see as well.
I read about this place on internet looking for the Beijing's Metal scene. There I found a concert of the Army of the Jade Kirin (chinese industrial metal band) and I had one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had in China. The place is like a little garage with walls painted in black and it has a huge stage at the backdoor. The sound system is great, beers are served cold (in Beijing this is not a widespread habit), people are kind and friendly even if they speak very little english. If during your Beijing stay you want to experience something different from usual, don't miss Mao Livehouse.