WE ARE SO SORRY
Posting has been super super slack. The back end of last year = proper burnout for us and the Radar kinda fell to the bottom of the priority list. We love this site and there was lots of stuff to be posted, but there are also plenty of other sites doing a great job keeping us English speakers in the mix.
So, first thing, 新年快樂 2012
This one has been bubbling around for a while: Shanghai is getting another Live House. Hot on the heels of Shanhai, Putuo will now host a 1,500 capacity performance space, and a 500 capacity livehouse on the banks of Suzhou creek. It will be called the Qian Shui Wan Cultural Centre and you can find more details about it (in Chinese) HERE.
T›his one seems a lot more straight up and government led than the incumbents. It also looks like the hub of yet another real estate play, so how much underground music they will actually welcome will be the question.