Band Worth Watching

Mamer And IZ

Singer-songwriter Mamer released his debut LP, Eagle, in 2009, combining Kazak folk songs with original country-laced compositions.

Venues Of Note

Yugong Yishan

This club features more experienced performers and a more polished club experience.

Mao Livehouse

Mao is where you can find many new bands as well as heavier styles of music.


This is the place to go for a relaxed, anything-goes experience. There are often after-show jam sessions, and the atmosphere is even better when the weather’s nice because you can hang out on the lawn.

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