Saturday, October 3, 2015

Indonesia is a wrap. Raising funds for post production. New preview reel!

Hi all.  I've got quite a few things for you.  First off, I am raising funds for post production of the next three episodes of The World Underground.  These episodes will include Indonesia.  Missoula, Montana.  An East Asia tour through Japan, Korea, and more.  Watch a new 5 minute preview reel and help us do it!

Lastly, there's now, finally. a new blog on the site, and I've spent hours and hours back posting the last 3 years of my life.  All the way back to the first trip to China.  Eventually, I'll go insane enough to hyperlink.

So there you have it.  That's what's up.  Cheers from the tatami bed of Takashi Kosaka in Tokyo, Japan.  Much to come.  Stay with it.  Be safe.  Cheers.

- John Yingling

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Next up : INDONESIA. Help us continue...

I am extremely excited to announce that Episode 4 of The World Underground will be INDONESIA.  We'll focus on an extremely unique noise scene, as well as maniacal punk and hardcore.  For your donation, you can grab anything from a spice rub from Silkworm's Tim Midyett.  OBITS Japan Tour CD's.  Local sweets from Montana.  Posters, t-shirts, and cassettes from Chicago.

We cannot keep going without your support!  Take a look, and spread the word!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The World Underground has launched. Watch a feature-length film on China's underground scenes, and much, much more...


Chicago, this project would not have happened without your support.  Thank You.  The World Underground is now live, with Episode 1, which focuses on China.  Over 50 live recordings from artists around the globe.  As well as a "connect" page featuring labels from China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and a slew of Chicago and American based artists.  This will only grow with time.

"Episode one begins on tour with one of Mainland China’s most legendary bands, P.K.14.  We delve into various cities along the way, including Guangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, and Wuhan.  Over two dozens acts make up the first new, cumulative feature-length update on China’s underground in over half a decade."

D.I.Y films on music scenes across the globe, released online for donation, with the hope of funding the next.  Below, you can watch the first episode, a feature length film on China, listen to over 50 live recordings, dive into an extensive connection page.  The goal is global connectivity.   

All the information you need is right here :  It's already happening.


- John Yingling