Beijing indie rock band Car-Sick Cars will open for Sonic Youth when the internationally-acclaimed American band plays at the Chinese capital on April 23.
Car-Sick Cars co-founder and guitarist Shouwang Zhang wrote on his blog the news was so exciting he could hardly believe it.
The band consider Sonic Youth one of their biggest musical influences, according to their MySpace page.
Car-Sick Cars have actively contributed to Beijing's live music scene since they started playing two years ago. Today, they have a dedicated group of fans amongst the city's expat population.
Critics consider guitarist and lead vocalist Shouwang Zhang one of the most talented young musicians in China. Last year, he was selected to join Glenn Branca and John Mayers in New York to record Branca's Symphony No.13 for 100 Guitars. He was only 21.
(CRI.cn March 26, 2007)