When it comes to live music, Shanghai’s long had an inferiority complex when comparing ourselves to Beijing, and often drowned out that lack of music with plenty of beer. But after taking a glimpse of what is happening in June, we’re starting to feel a real glimmer of hope. This week kicks it all off with a number of talented bands taking the stage.
One show that shouldn’t be missed is the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra a band with a long name and sound to match. Well known in Japan, where they’re accustomed to playing in sold-out stadiums, they take their ten member act this Friday to the Underlounge.
Also on Friday Shanghai’s very own Honeys mark their return from playing at the Musexpo in California with a free concert at the new Yu Yin Tang location.
Tookoo, a seasoned ex-emo/indie rock band from Beijing, will be playing at 4Live on June 1st and at Yu Yin Tang on June 2nd.
Oh and yes, some band called the Infadels w/ Killa Kela will be playing at Absolute House on June 2nd (and you can win tickets here!)
Friday, June 1
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at the Underlounge, 10pm,150rmb includes 1 drink
Honeys at Yu Yin Tang, 9pm, FREE
Tookoo w/ Dropkick’s at 4Live, 10pm, 50rmb
Happy Strings w/ Venus at Live Bar, 9pm
Saturday, June 2
Infadels w/ Killa Kela at Absolute House,10pm, 120/80/60rmb
Tookoo at Yu Yin Tang, 9pm, 30/25rmb
Three Yellow Chickens w/ Boys Climbing Ropes at Live Bar, 9pm
Sunday, June 3
Folk legend Su Yang at 4Live, 9pm, 40rmb
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