“It’s kind of like I’m Phil Spector and I’m forcing a young girl to make pop music and perform exhaustively. Except, instead of it being someone else, that girl is also me.

– Grimes

Grimes is an artist that gleefully defies classification. Having shed labels such as “post-Internet,” “grave wave” and witch house as quickly as others change socks, Grimes (neé Claire Boucher) creates a total visual and audio experience that cuts across genres as disparate as New Age, glitch, K-pop and industrial dance music (IDM) for one of the most creative voices of the new millennium. Her 2012 4AD debut Visions has landed on the year-end Top-10 lists of the Guardian, Pitchfork, Q, NME among scores of others.

Building on the schizophrenic, all-encompassing influences of her earlier releases Halfaxa, Darkbloom and Geidi Primes, the songs on Visions express the tensions that form the heart of her music: “the marriage between the voice of a human and the heartbeat of a machine” (Bullett Magazine). Throughout the album, Grimes harnesses her alien-princess vocals and freewheeling looping harmonies with laser-sharp focus to craft perfect electro pop gems.

This March, Split Works and JUE | Music + Art welcome Grimes to China. We invite all music fans to be a part of something like they have never experienced before.

Show Information:



Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time: 8PM

Location: MAO Livehouse

Address: 3/F, No. 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, nr. Jianguo Zhong Lu

Support: Ami Dang

Tickets: 150 RMB (Presale) / 180 RMB (Door)

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Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 8PM

Location: MAO Livehouse

Address: 111 Gulou Dongdajie

Support: Ami Dang, Lilisay

Tickets: 150 RMB (Presale) / 180 RMB (Door)

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What is JUE | Music + Art Festival?

觉 / JUE (pronounced joo-eh) –verb: to sense; to awaken. JUE | Music + Art is an annual open-source arts and music festival in both Shanghai and Beijing, presented by Split Works. Now in its fifth year, JUE is all about celebrating the best of the local creative communities in these two great cities and inviting artists from around the world to showcase their talent in China. JUE is a collaborative, open-source affair. Each individual event organizer is entitled to set their own entrance fee and to keep 100% of the proceeds. JUE is growing tremendously year-on-year. The 2012 festival drew over 39,000 attendees to 88 events! But we always strive to maintain a strong sense of community, an intimate vibe, and a top-tier selection of artists and events.


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