Chui Wan

An experimental, psychedelic four-piece, Chui Wan takes their name from mystical Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi’s Qi Wu Lun. They toured the US for the first time in the summer of 2015, which included a stop at Austin Psych Fest. Signed to the independent, China-based label Maybe Mars alongside Carsick Cars, their set-up, comprised of synth, keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, and drums, is a dreamy smorgasbord of sound with little attention paid to melody.

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Beijing, CN
An alleyway rooftop bar on a nameless street in Gulou. Bar in the front, beer fridges in the back, and an eclectic selection of music helmed by bar owner Wang Ziheng. Expect everything from avant-garde Classical and jazz, to Japanese psychedelic rock and more. There's also a selection of whisky, house-made sangria, and light bites.
77 Xiao Jing Chang Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009
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