Shanghaiist usually waits until Friday to update you on this weekend’s live shows, but this week we decided to actually get something in a timely manner (actually we are going to Beijing for the Pop Festival so will be partying way too hard to write this later). Yuyintang, those stalwart music promoters, are back with a show tonight (Thursday) at the Zendai Moma out in Pudong. If this morning’s weather holds out it should be a great night to make the schlep out to the boonies and catch Norwegian, brit-popish band, Flare and Shanghai based Boys Climbing Ropes. We have also heard from various sources that 2nd Hand Rose will be in town playing at some sort of art function tonight.
On Friday prepare for a neurological explosion as Brainwave Communications take their mixed media show to Live Bar where they will be joined by Torturing Nurse and fellow noise makers. Saturday the Raving Radio, a screamo band from Beijing, will be at Live Bar to get the usually meager group of patrons slam dancing into walls, chairs and whatever else can be used as a substitute for a proper crowd. While down at 4Live Beijing bands Caffeine, Honey Gun and Left/Right will be in town for a night of indie/punk.
Thursday – September 6th
Flare w/ Boys Climbing Ropes – Zendai MOMA – 8pm (50rmb – one drink included)
Friday – September 7th
Brainwave Communications – Live Bar – 10pm (30rmb)
Saturday – September 8th
Caffeine, Honey Gun and Left/Right – 4Live – 10pm (50rmb)
The Raving Radio – Live Bar – 9:30pm (30rmb)
Zendai MOMA – 上海市浦东新区芳甸路199弄28号
4Live – 8号桥- 建国中路8号7号楼
Live Bar – 杨浦区昆明路721号，近通北路