The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

February 24, Friday, MAO Livehouse, Shanghai

3F, Chongqing South Rd. near. Jianguo Middle Rd.

Support: Boys Climbing Ropes

Tickets: 120 RMB (Presale,SOLD OUT) / 150 RMB (Door)

Information Hotline: 1360 164 7747 (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, EN+CN)


February 25, Saturday, Yugong Yishan, Beijing

Zhang Zizhong Road 3-2(West Courtyard Former Site of Duan Qirui Government), Dongcheng District

Support: Skip Skip Ben Ben

Tickets: 120 RMB (Presale, ends 2/24) / 150 RMB (Door)

Information Hotline: 1870 1133 908 (Monday.-Friday. 10am-6pm, EN+CN)

Buy tickets on Taobao:

Tickets available at these locations:

1)  Yugong Yishan (5pm – late, 010-64042711)

2)  Crepanini (9am-midnight, 5208 6092/5208 6093)

Address: 1F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu


Thanks heaps to everyone for your kind support of Split Works, JUE | Music + Art and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Presale tickets for the Shanghai show are SOLD OUT but you can still pick up tickets at the door price at Mao. There are limited numbers of presale tickets still available in Beijing, or you can try your luck winning tickets from the BeijingerCity Weekend. In the meantime, the band has prepared a special greeting video for all of their Chinese fans, aka you! Watch ithere.

Like trivia? Here are 6 things you probably didn’t know about The Pains of Being Pure at Heart:

1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart got their name from the title of an unpublished children’s story written by lead singer Kip Berman’s friend.

2. The band’s gigs in the US and Europe have historically attracted a disproportionate number of skinny dudes in the audience.

3. The first time the group played together was at a birthday party for current keyboard player Peggy Wang. The performance was so successful that the members decided then and there to start the band.

4. For the first 8 months of the band’s existence, before drummer Kurt Feldman formally joined, they used an iPod as a substitute drummer both in rehearsals and on stage (!)

5. Vocalist and keyboard player Peggy’s ideal man? He should have floppy hair, wear soft sweaters, and not have any tattoos.

6. Winston Chmielinski, who painted the cover art for the band’s second LP Belong, spent 4 months studying Chinese at Peking University in 2009. We wonder if he saw any gigs when he was in Beijing…

For more factoids, come out to Shanghai on the 24th or Beijing on the 25th to experience The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s first shows in mainland China.

注意!Death Cab for Cutie Presale Tickets on Sale Now!

March 9, Friday, Yunfeng Theatre, Shanghai

1700 Beijing West Rd. near. Jiaozhou Rd.

Tickets: 280 / 360 RMB (Two seating sections, first-come, first-serve)

Buy tickets on Taobao:

Information Hotline: 1360 164 7747 (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, EN+CN)

Tickets available for purchase at the Split Works office:

2A, 100 Fuxing Rd. (W) nr. Yongfu Rd.( Monday-Friday 10am-7pm )


March 10, Saturday, Tango 3F

3F, 79 Heping Xijie (50m west of the Yonghegong Bridge)

Tickets: 280 (Presale) / 360 (Door)

Buy tickets on Taobao:

Information Hotline: 1870 1133 908 (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, EN+CN)

Tickets available at these locations:

–       Taobao (in Chinese):

–       Tango 1st Floor Ticketing Desk (Mon-Sun, 24 hrs)

Address: 79 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District

–       Crêpanini (Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight)

Address: Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District

–       Lush (Open 24 Hours)

Address: 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou light-rail station), Haidian District


–       NLGX Design Store (Mon-Sun,10 AM – 10 PM)

Address: #33 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District


► Starting March 1, we will also be selling Summer Lei and Qu Wanting tickets at NLGX and Crepanini.


The wait is over and Death Cab for Cutie presale tickets in both Beijing and Shanghai are finally on sale. Pick your poison – whether it’s via Taobao, at our offices in Shanghai or the venue in Beijing, snap them up soon because they’re selling fast! Note in Shanghai, the Yunfeng Theatre is a seated venue, and we have two tiers of ticket prices depending on the location of the seats. They’re first-come, first-serve, so if you want to be up-close-and-personal serenaded by Ben Gibbard, don’t waste any more time and buy tickets now!

See What’s to Come for the Rest of JUE | Music + Art in Our Official Festival Trailer!

The official 2012 JUE | Music + Art trailer is out! Watch it here to see what else is in store for the rest of the festival. Many thanks to our chief video partners Caoker for shooting and producing the video. Based on the meaning of JUE, “to sense,” the video explores the theme of the 5 senses – smell, touch, taste, see and hear. To see how each one of our JUE | Music + Art events incorporates the 5 senses, look for the icons next to the listings in our event programme and on

JUE NEXT GEN presented by ospop. – Only One week Left to Enter for Your Chance at the RMB 10,000 Grand Prize!

Photo submissions have been flooding in for the 2012 JUE NEXT GEN competition, a key part of our annual JUE | Music + Art festival (March 9 – 25, 2012). Click here to view the photos and vote for your favourite!

With just 1 week left til the entry deadline (March 3), now’s the time to throw your hat into the ring for a chance to win the RMB 10,000 Grand Prize. Photography enthusiasts, Click here to upload your pics and show us your vision of “Work.”Clickhere to learn more.

Want to get involved? Intern for Split Works or Volunteer for JUE | Music + Art

Split Works is looking for 1-2 dedicated, hard-working, creative and knowledgeable interns in our Beijing office. Interning at Split Works will give you the opportunity to see first-hand how music promotions in China works, and you’ll be able to work closely with both visiting musicians and veteran industry players. You should be able to speak decent Chinese and to commit to interning at least 3 days/week for 3 months. Interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter to

No time to intern but still want to help out? JUE | Music + Art is still looking for dedicated, responsible volunteers to help out with street teams, photography, videography, blogging and event support. Free attendance and tickets to gigs and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the band coming through town for JUE await! Sign up here.

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