Dzian! Takes Vintage Asian Garage-Surf Rock to NYC

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 11:00 pm
Location: PIANOS
Address: 158 Ludlow St., New York, NY
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Dzian! (pronounced “ze-an”) revives the ecstasy of vintage rock sound from Asia. The band curates and masters the style of Taiwanese a-go-go, Japanese eleki, Indo-rock, Thai disco and shadow music, Malaysian pop yeh yeh, Khmer pop, Middle Eastern bellydance surf, and Ventures hits enjoyed by Taiwanese puppetry bands and audiences. No gimmicks, only geeks. The band embodies Taiwanese “super-cool” by recreating Nakasi (那卡西), down-home, “fashionable” party music in pre-WWII Taiwan. Committed to spectaculars, Dzian! flaunts feather boas, LEDs, authentic costumes, and choreographed belly and go-go dance, while unabashedly delivering tunes in ten languages and counting. From Chinese buffets and shopping malls in Virginia to Manhattan’s Union Square and Taiwan Center in Flushing, the band has left a trail of joyous red boa feathers. Put on your swell dancing shoes, your thumbs up, and say, “Dzian!”

Dzian! performs with My Gold Mask (New York), Labrinto (Brazil), and The Von Tons (New York).

One Response to “Dzian! Takes Vintage Asian Garage-Surf Rock to NYC”

  1. I love Dzian’s style. I clicked on the links and listened to some of their songs. Really hot stuff! I’m a big fan of vintage Asian music from the same periods too. I’ve posted a few Thai songs in the same vein on my Vintage Asian blog.

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