Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

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Zhangzizhong Lu
Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

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First published on 7 Sep 2012. Updated on 9 Dec 2014.
Yugong Yishan takes the top spot for its excellent programming and support of local acts. The venue’s size gives it the clout to pull in the bigger names, but Yugong’s commitment to the local scene never wanes. Its varied programming over the last year, showcasing international acts in genres as diverse as punk (Gang of Four) and hip-hop (Madlib), is head and shoulders above the competition; and it’s just as open-minded with its local bookings. What’s more, the quick, professional bar staff and reasonably-priced drinks mean that even the rare mediocre booking needn’t be suffered sober. Yugong also wins the prize for Beijing’s most rock ’n’ roll bathroom – but that’s another story.


Subject to concert times

Telephone 6404 2711

Travel: Metro: Zhangzizhong Lu

English address 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district

Chinese address 东城区张自忠路3-2号段祺瑞执政府旧址西院

Events at Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

Wed 01 Apr

Legendary experimental artist Blixa Bargeld performs with Italian composer Teho Teardo

Critics' Choice
Thu 02 Apr

Infectious shoegaze-tinged indie rock

Fri 03 Apr

Modern electronic tunes incorporating retro Shanghai jazz

Sat 04 Apr

An evening of rock featuring Da Fei, 16 Mins and The Harridans

Fri 10 Apr

An interdisciplinary performance featuring Pet Conspiracy, Supermarket and Hua Dong & Liu Min

Critics' Choice
Fri 17 Apr

Tightly woven post rock from Australia

Critics' Choice
Thu 23 Apr

Brutal US death metal


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