Posted in music | pictures on January 28, 2009

photos by Gabi Porter

Notorious MSG
Peelander-Z

Lion dances, firecrackers, and garlands of red lanterns Monday couldn't dispel the economic worries facing New York's Chinese community this Lunar New Year. The city's estimated 302,000-strong ethnic Chinese community ignored sub-freezing temperatures for a noisy and colorful display marking the start of the Year of the Ox. At the Sarah D. Roosevelt park in Manhattan's Chinatown children shrieked with delight -- and mothers rushed to cover infants' ears -- at the storm of firecrackers meant to drive off bad spirits. Immigrant Marian Cheng took her children Benjamin, 10, and Alysa, eight, out of school for the day to make sure they could enjoy their Chinese heritage.

"Red, that's the color of luck," she said, pointing to the lanterns, streams of bangers and the Chinese communist flag floating along the Stars and Stripes.

Cheng said there'd be nothing easy about this year, though.

"The ox is humble and strong and patient. But the ox is also about having to work very hard," she laughed. [AFP]

The Notorious MSG and Peelander-Z helped ring in the Chinese New Year at Santos Party House in NYC on Sunday. More pictures from the show below...

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Comments (9)

asians are strange

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:49 AM

These pictures and the weather outside combine to make me suicidal. That show looked amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:55 AM

aren't they japanese?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 12:45 PM

peelander-z are japanese. the notorious MSG are chinese. but the idea was a pan-asian celebration/throwdown. damn i love "karate rice" events! - m

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 1:25 PM

peelander green is so androgynous. hmmm i'd hit it whatevs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 2:21 PM

ok notorious msg are the most ridiculous and self-parodying groups ever. they suck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 4:42 PM

i want one of those guitars shaped like a Kalishnakov.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2009 8:10 AM

beluga played too and they're amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2009 12:26 PM

Awesome photos.
That show was so much fun!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 10:34 PM

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