out who’s been crowned rock royalty at this Sunday’s Fourth Annual Midi Awards,
closest thing to the Grammys. But unlike the Grammys, which are only open to
the musical glitterati, the Midis are open to the public.
In addition to
rubbing shoulders with China’s
rock elite, attendees will also get the chance to catch performances by a range
of artists, including nu-metal outfit Yaksa, punk veterans Brain Failure,
electro-poppers Nova Heart, DJ Youdai and more.
by the Beijing Midi School – a modern music conservatory that launched Midi
Festival, one of the first rock festivals in China – the Midi Awards are
governed by a seven-member committee of old-school rockers and industry figures
whose names we mostly don’t recognize.
addition to best album/artist/song/performance/etc, this year’s ceremony will
feature the new and spectacularly vague ‘Annual Standing Committee Award,’
which can be awarded to an artist, band, organization, venue, event,
composition and so on (see the full list below).
Don’t forget to bring flowers and rotten eggs
to show the winners how you feel! Directions and ticket information in the
event link below.
1. Album of the Year
2. Song of the Year
3. Best Rock Performance By Group With Vocals
4. Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
5. Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
6. Best Hard Rock Performance
7. Best Metal Performance
8. Best Rock Instrumental Performance
9. Best Live Performance
10. Best New Artist
11. Best Album Art
12. Best Folk Music
13. Contribution to China Rock
14. Standing Committee Award
Event The Fourth
Annual Midi Awards at the MasterCard Center on Sun 16