How China’s once-vibrant underground music scene was beaten down, with artists silenced, imprisoned and socially exiled

//How China’s once-vibrant underground music scene was beaten down, with artists silenced, imprisoned and socially exiled

How China’s once-vibrant underground music scene was beaten down, with artists silenced, imprisoned and socially exiled

Like Beijing itself, Dusk Dawn Club – DDC to the locals who stumbled out at all hours – blended centuries of history into a neon blur. Located in the city centre’s trendy Gulou district, down one of its many winding, sparsely lit stone alleys, the club was housed in a traditional courtyard adorned with swinging paper lanterns and floridly carved wood eaves. Rock bands thrashed and flailed in a converted living room as fans spilled out onto the patio, jostling for a view through crooked window…

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