Being one of the biggest rock bands in Beijing, Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) brings a distinct mix of heavy rock 'n' roll and traditional Chinese instrumentation to the scene. Named for the signature rose singer Liang Long wears behind his ear and the notion that rock in China is a second-hand endeavor, Second Hand Rose revels in taboos (innuendo-laced lyrics, gender-bending costumes) and tweaking the establishment. Liang was drawn to Two Taking Turns because it's a folksy and somewhat vulgar tradition—much like rock music. And by combining the two, the band creates a truly Chinese expression of rock 'n' roll, embracing all of the contradictions of being an artist in modern China.

Second Hand Rose was the first rock band to perform at State-owned Beijing's Worker's Gymnasium. Second Hand Rose has played some of the biggest festivals and venues in China, including State-owned Beijing's Worker's Gymnasium, as international stages such as Modern Sky Festival in New York’s Central Park, the Amsterdam China Festival in the Netherlands and most recently Paleo Nyon Festival in Switzerland. Over the last decade, the band has received a dozen awards, including several for “Best Band”, “Best Album” and “Best Live Act.”

 

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