Crowning 15 years of live music in Hong Kong, The Underground returns in 2019 with Underground Legends, an evening to celebrate the bands who have performed at least six times on Underground stages.
Openers Airtub have the unique honour of being one of the group's that performed at Underground 1, the very first showcase in April 2004. Over the years, they've reformed for several milestone Underground shows purely for the love of music: they were there for The Underground's 100th gig in 2012, as well as the 5th anniversary bash in 2009. That they're still alive and kicking is testament to their friendship and strength as performers.
Next up is Brothers of Roadkill, the bizarrely named group led by singer Adrian Fu before he launched his Golden Music Award-nominated solo career. Formed from Fu's idea to make a rock band without any six string guitars, the Brothers use bass and keys as melodic anchors in their kick-ass blues tunes, and even made it on to Clockenflap festival's 2011 bill. Come and relive the fun as the trio return for one night only at The Underground.
Then it's time for more old favourites in the shape of Thinking Out Loud, fronted by none other than The Underground's founder and MC, Chris B. This set will see the reunion of guitarist Chris W and bassist Egg, who played in the band from 2002 to 2008. They promise the same brand of catchy, sing-along rock tunes they introduced to the city at famed Wan Chai venue Joe Bananas back in 2004.
The inimitable The David Bowie Knives headline the show, having performed an amazing TEN times at The Underground since Underground 37 in 2007. Over the years, they've popped up on Underground compilation albums and even performed to a roomful of Nigella Lawsons in 2010 (you had to be there...) Their hook-driven rock songs meet somewhere between Oasis, The Stooges and Eagles of Death Metal, or, as one Underground reviewer put it, : "an insane, profane hurricane". Now they're part of The Underground's exclusive double digits club, it's only fitting that they close the Legends show.
Doors open 8pm and first band is on at 8:30pm.
Saturday, 23rd March 2019
8pm - 11:30pm
The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Bldg, 150-158 Lockhart Rd, Wanchai, Hong Kong
BANDS: Airtub, Brothers of Roadkill, Thinking Out Loud & The David Bowie Knives
Early Bird tickets: HK$150 (till February 15th)
Advance tickets : HK$160
Walk-in tickets : HK$200
All tickets include one drink.
Hotline : (852) 9486 4648