Chinese rock girls
One of the biggest surprises for 2015 for me is the rising of female musicians in China. When I started shooting music in China, there were not many female musicians in the scene, and those that were there tended to not be very good, or very raw. But steadily the number of very skilled female musicians has been rising in China with this years seeing many excellent musicians taking the stage and rocked their souls out on stage. I would say that in general, the female rockers out performed there male counterparts on stage this year, rocking harder, performing better and getting bigger crowds.
Probably the best all female band this year was MustBeRED乐队 which is a Shanghai based band metal band. They have grow a very large fan base and are extrememly popular with the young university crowds right now.
This as not only been a strong year for female musicians, it has also been a strong year for female music fans. At each festival, there have been hundreds of hardcore female rock fans, rocking, moshing and surfing their way through the festival. No longer is a rock just an all boys club. I am interested in seeing what happens with all these new female musicians and fans that are emerging in China right now, and if things continue like they did this year, then next year, 2016 may very well be the year of the China rock girl.