Rock Music

Rock Music

Borrowing heavily from Western idioms and traditions rock music has been a steady presence in China since the early 1980s. Bands span the gamut of linguistic, stylistic, and sartorial influences, and rock music in China has garnered popular and academic attention at an international level. The urban centers of Beijing and Shanghai have been central to the growth of rock music, and bands continue to emerge from and gravitate toward these two cities.