On Friday, if you happen to be looking for a chill night of music that is frequently plopped in the shoe gazer genre (sucks for those of us too fat to stare at our own shoes), then elusive Shanghai band 33 Island will be entertaining a captive audience (people staring at shoes) along with musical comrades, Muscle Snog at 4Live. If, by chance you aren’t into shoes, or gazing at them, then tonight will be a little slow, making it a good night for some quiet self reflection. Or then again, maybe not.
Saturday is looking much better as Gary and The Lab crew take over 4Live (yes, I happened to be mentioning the same bar, again) for a night of experimental free styling, with djs and live instrumentals in what will be sure to impress while hopefully getting more than a few asses up and shaking. 021 that bar way out in Yangpu, way past Live Bar, will be hosting local folk artist Ecke.
Insomniacs and friends of insomniacs, rejoice. Logo’s weekly STD party (seriously, don’t sit on the toilet seats) partners an eclectic mix of djs and bands for a late night (starts at 12am) of fun. Pirates, just down the road from Logo will be holding a Rehab night of dirty electro, techno and rock for those in need of a good musical enema.
Friday – August 30th
33 Island & Muscle Snog – 4Live – 10pm (40rmb)
Saturday – September 1st
Pharaoh Party – 4Live – 10pm (30rmb)
Ecke – 021 Bar – 9:30pm
STD Party – Logo Bar – 12am (20rmb)
Rehab – Pirates – 10pm (no cover)
021 Bar – 2F, 2893 Yang Shu Pu Road, North Bund Commercial Centre.
Logo Bar – 幸福路13号，近法华镇路
Pirates – 幸福路137号, 近法华镇路
4Live – 8号桥- 建国中路8号7号楼
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.