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Popular Taiwanese band Mayday to rock Longgang
    2017-September-5  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Taiwanese pop-rock band Mayday will perform two nights of shows in Longgang District.

Formed in the late 1990s by five members, Ashin (lead vocal), Monster and Stone (guitars), Masa (bass) and Guan You (drums), Mayday won the Golden Melody Award for Best Musical Group in 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2012.

Mayday’s songs are written mostly in Mandarin with the inclusion of some Taiwanese Hokkien lyrics by Ashin. They are popular for their student band roots and their ability to capture the zeitgeist of Taiwanese youth in the mid to late 1990s. They are often cited as one of the pioneers of rock music in Taiwan.

Mayday’s early style of music was characterized by raw music production that tended towards Hokkien garage rock tunes. They were also vocal advocates on the issue of gay rights, with several songs making oblique references to the issue. As they gained popularity however, the band gradually shed its hard-edged sound and moved towards slicker production and sprawling anthems.

Earlier lyrics written by Ashin centered around themes of teenage angst and growing up, making the band resonate with the younger generation. However, in recent albums, Ashin has alluded to several Western cultural icons, notably Mickey Mouse, Superman, Neil Armstrong and Che Guevara.

Mayday has made no secret of its admiration of Western artists. They have cited The Beatles as a powerful influence in their rock-and-roll sound. The eighth track of their fifth album is titled “John Lennon,” and in it the band espouses its dreams to become the “Beatles of the Chinese World.” Other diverse musical influences include U2, Oasis and Sting.

Time: 6:20 p.m., Sept. 9-10

Tickets: 255-1,355 yuan

Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Center, 3001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District (龙岗区龙翔大道3001号深圳龙岗大运中心)

Metro: Line 3, Universiade Station (大运站), Exit C(SD News)

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