Asia: ”Chinese rock bands are taking moshpits online under lockdown”

HONG KONG — There hasn’t been a live music show in China since late January. Venues across the country have shuttered in the wake of the COVID-19 “coronavirus” outbreak, from large rock halls like Shanghai’s Modern Sky Lab to underground nightclubs like Beijing’s Zhaodai. With businesses indefinitely extending the spring festival holidays, and local governments enforcing strict “stay at home” rules⁠, the normally lively music scene in China is temporarily dead and silent.