Catch the “Hello Taiwan NYC!” concert East Coast tour, which features two Taiwanese bands, The Chairman (董事長樂團) and Red Flower (紅花樂團), along with erhu rock band Hsu-Nami (海嘯樂團) fronted by Taiwanese American Jack Hsu.
5/13/12 Passport to Taiwan Festival @ Union Square North, NYC
5/14/12 8:00pm – Hello Taiwan Boston @ Wonder Bar, 186 Harvard Avenue, Allston, MA
5/17/12 7:00pm – Hello Taiwan NYC @ DROM, 85 Ave A, New York, NY
5/19/12 Fiesta Asia Festival DC, Pennsylvania Ave NW between 3rd St & 6th St, Washington, DC
5/19/12 8:30pm – Hello Taiwan DC @ Sutra Lounge, 2406 18th Street NW, Washington, DC
5/20/12 8:00pm – Hello Taiwan Philly @ North Star Bar, 639 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE BANDS
The Chairman Band: 20 years and running, award winning Taiwan Rock Band since 1990s.
The Chairman, formed in 1997, has released 8 albums, and received numerous domestic and overseas awards. The Chairman is famed for its particular Taiwanese local rock and roll style and has dominated the Taiwan music industry for years. The Chairman has been nominated and won awards including Golden Melody Awards and Golden Indie Awards in Taiwan. They were also invited to perform at 2011 Taiwan Heritage Night at the Mets Citi Field, the first Taiwan live band to perform at any Major League Baseball.
Red Flower Band: Popular Electro pop rock band that’s under Sony Music Taiwan!
Emerging band Red Flower straddles the murky line between pop and indie band. Red Flower Band was found in 2005 and since then, two tracks have become TV drama theme songs including “Love Second Time Around” makes a nod to 1980s happy-go-lucky rock, while “Pillow Talk” veers into atmospheric slow rock redolent of Coldplay.
The Hsu-Nami: An international renowned prog-rock band from the United States.
The Hsu-Nami. Integrates an amplified electric ”erhu”, a tweaked two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into a rock lineup. The band typically compose lengthy erhu melodic-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, heavy guitar riffs, melodic bass guitar lines and trading solo. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, the Hsu-Nami redefines the 1960s and 1970s progressive fusion rock music. Hsu-Nami’s music was featured in the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing.