13 Club has its roots in Beijing, where it set up its first venue in 2004 in the student hang-out area of Wudaokou. In Beijing, 13Club has become the capital’s major metal music base, and a hard-core music institution in its own right. In 2008, the venue spread to Tianjin, with the aim of attracting more of China’s (and indeed the world’s) rock n’ roll elite to play in the city. 13 Club puts on two live shows every weekend, with many performers including big Chinese stars such as Xie Tianxiao, smaller local and domestic bands as well as a number of popular foreign acts. Occupying an overall floor space of 300 square meters, a 100 square meter dance floor, foosball, pool and the same sound equipment as its Beijing sibling, Tianjin 13 Club has now become an important and lively base for live music in Tianjin.