A new festival comes to the Mural Amphitheatre on October 11th, and it features four Chinese indie bands, as well as the punk band Gang of Four, two other American bands, and a Finnish singer-songwriter, Mirel Wagner. The Modern Sky Festival has been a stalwart in China for 8 years and features foreign bands playing alongside locals–they expanded last year, with a festival in New York, and this year are hitting New York, Seattle, and Helsinki.
Although the Seattle lineup doesn’t include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, like New York did this year, we do get Mirel, who’s signed to Subpop and writes dream-dark acoustic guitar ballads without a twinge of folksy cliche.
The Modern Sky Festival takes place October 11th at the Mural Amphitheatre, 1 pm – 10 pm. Find tickets and more information on their website.