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On Sunday 6th of December, a new music festival is landing in Hong Kong to cure those 2020 blues. Rising from the ashes of a tough year for live music, the Wild Boar Music Festival is determined to revamp gigs as you know them. Showcasing some of the best Hong Kong bands in a COVID Responsible outdoor setting, get ready for a full afternoon and evening of musical antics!
The Underground is proud to announce the launch of Noise Origin- a print-on-demand website that showcases the unique designs and logos as created by the Hong Kong musicians you know and love. Whether it be a favourite band, musician, music venues or music school, flaunt your support by copping some merch!
The idea came about as Chris B (founder of The Underground) was brainstorming ways for bands to supplement their revenue during this pandemic-induced rocky patch for live music. “When I read that Fender had sold more guitars in 2020, I thought – wow, what else are people buying? Asking around, it seems they are buying ANYTHING cool,” Chris B mused. “As I’m involved in the music scene here, it seemed a natural idea to launch an e-commerce venture pulling into focus the very community I’m trying to help.”
Noiseorigin.com promises an exciting visual experience as shoppers can select a band design and superimpose it onto T-shirts, kids apparel, hoodies, tote bags, and even masks. For every item purchased on the website, around 40% of the net profit will go directly to the musician or band.
Nate Wong, drummer & founder of jazz band Wong Way Down, is one artist who submitted their designs to the website.”We are excited to be part of Noise Origin. It gives us a chance to get our gear out to our supporters and is another income stream during this difficult time for working musicians.”
Jonathan Synn, singer/guitarist from local band The Sulis Club, is also pumped to be a part of Noise Origin. “We discussed [it] as a band and thought it was an awesome opportunity for us, as well as all the other bands. We can focus on our music, without worrying about merch.” The factory that is collaborating with The Underground has been in the garment printing business for nearly 10 years- so not only will patrons be supporting local artists, but a locally run business too!
Visit Noise Origin now to get yourself some cool band merch, and support your scene in the process. https://noiseorigin.com
The Underground非常高興能夠宣布網站Noise Origin的成立！Noise Origin是一個按需打印網站，專門展示由香港音樂人創作的獨特設計和標誌。不論是你最愛的樂隊、音樂人、音樂場地還是音樂學校，均包羅萬有。趕快瀏覽網站並購入網站商品，展現你的支持吧！網站概念來自TheUnderground創辦人Chris B。她希望以具創意的方式為樂隊籌集部份收入，好讓他們能在肺炎肆虐期間渡過難關，減低肺炎對現場音樂造成的打擊。
爵士樂隊WongWay Down創立人及鼓手Nate Wong是其中一個將設計遞交至網站的音樂人。他說：「我們很高興能成為Noise Origin的一份子。網站為我們提供機會，使我們能向支持者展示才能。此外，面對全球肺炎的嚴峻狀況，網站亦是各音樂人的另一收入來源。」
本地樂隊TheSulis Club 的結他手暨主唱Jonathan Synn能加入成為Noise Origin的一份子。他說：「與樂隊成員的討論後，我們認為網站對我們和其他所有樂隊都是一個很好的機會。我們可以專注於音樂，毋須過份憂慮商品的一切。」
Have a peep at our Team page and meet all of us 🙂 🙂
Are you wondering HOW you get to be a team member?
Many of us started out as interns for Chris B so that’s one path – check out our Interns page for opportunities.
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Tonight we are super excited that it is finally Funk Ska Nation.
Three great bands to get you dancing and enjoying live music from 9:30pm to midnight. Please note The Red Stripes have been replaced by Funkee Tung and that Sunrise are unable to perform. here is the schedule for tonight. 今晚，我哋好高興終於可以有 Funk Ska Nation。由9:30 到半夜三對樂隊幫你跳餐飽同重新享受現場音樂。請留意 Funkee Tung 替代咗 The Red Strips，而 Sunrise 就無法演出。
Funkee Tung 9:30pm – 10:15pm
The Funkaphones 10:25pm – 11:05pm
RIDDEM 11:15pm – 11:50pm