Before we get started on what is happening this weekend in music, gotta admit we accidentally put the wrong Yue Festival link in our last post. So here it is, for all you who want to keep abreast of festival news….www.yuefestival.com. We have also received word that the 1234 Beach Rock festival is being pushed back to October 21st. And now to what is happening this weekend in live music.
Norwegian rockers Team Blitzkrieg are in town to assault the crowd at 4Live, on Friday, with some high energy, rockabilly infused songs that are bound to get some good ol’ skanking started. Also on the bill is country mate Heidi Marie, an indie songwriter/singer who will bring a little peace and serenity to the place. What could be better… peace, serenity and a little skank (verb, not the noun). If Nordic music ain’t your thing, then celebrate the opening of the new Yuyintang space with experimental French band Le Singe Blanc. Much smaller than their old haunt, the newest Yuyintang incarnation will provide an extremely intimate encounter.
Saturday, Nanjing bands Old Doll and Old Rose will be at the Live Bar out in Yangpu. We haven’t heard much about these bands, but it is always nice to check out what sister city, Nanjing, is up to. While out at Absolute House English grindcore stalwarts Napalm Death will shred away, destroying our eardrums with insanely fast songs about death, destruction and plenty of napalm. Seeing this band play in the house of dance makes up for the rather high ticket prices.
Friday – September 14th
Le Singe Blanc – Yuyintang – 9:30pm(30rmb)
Team Blitzkrieg w/ Heidi Marie – 4Live – 10pm
Vacan’600 party – Harley’s Bar – 10pm
Folk night – Live Bar – 9:30pm(30/25)
Antidote Party – Atuna Bar – 9pm to Late(30rmb)
Saturday – September 15th
Napalm Death – Absolute House – 10pm(240rmb at the door)
Old Doll w/ Old Rose – Live Bar – 10pm(30/25rmb)
Absolute House – 20 Chaling Beilu No. 6, 上海茶陵北路20号X2创意空间6号楼，近斜土路
Atuna Bar – 1A Zhongshan Donger Lu, 中山东二路一号甲，外滩, 近延安路
Yuyintang – 育音堂 1731 Yanan Xilu, 延安西路1731号凯旋门 ，天山公园小白楼
Live Bar – 721 Kunming Lu, No.12, 昆明路721号12通北路口
4Live – 8号桥- 8 Jianguo Zhonglu, No.7, 建国中路8号7号楼