LIVE: Amazing Taiwan Music Culture Tour @ The Egg, 5/8/11

May 20th, 2011, 11:18 am by Greg
The Chairman

The Chairman

To celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week earlier this month, the Taiwanese American Cultural Society of the Capital District brought several of Taiwan’s leading bands, vocalists and singer-songwriters to The Egg.

In an uncharacteristic twist to traditional concert presentations, headlining rock quartet The Chairman kicked off the Amazing Taiwan Music Culture Tour with a healthy dose of rock and roll. You didn’t have to understand the Chinese lyrics to get the message. Rock is now a universal language, and as long as there are powerful guitar chords, wailing leads and heavy drum beats, it’s all good.

The Chairman’s front-man Ji, lead-guitarist Bai, bassist Jun and drum master Mickey – all first name kind of guys – wore half-face masks reminiscent of the Los Straightjackets’ Mexican wrestling masks, but with the colourful costume verve associated with Kiss – sans the platform shoes.

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