Well, this weekend there might not be a 1234 Beach Rock Festival, but that is no reason to stay home, curled up with a blankie, crying about what might have been. Live Bar out in Yangpu has shows going every night, showcasing emerging underground acts from Shanghai and Beijing. Friday night, Yuyintang will be hosting big hair, metal band Arch Enemy from Sweden. Apparently this is a pretty well known European metal band, and after listening to a few of their songs, they might make you want to kick some dude (any dude) in the balls. This, in case you didn’t know, is a big thumb’s up for a metal band. For those who don’t really like kicking (or possibly being kicked) then check out the Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Quartet at the Melting Pot on Friday or on Sunday at Labella’s Cafe. We have heard rumors Lulo Reinhardt is an amazing Jazz guitarist and we are looking forward to seeing him play. Antidote, one of Shanghai’s favorite monthly parties is holding an exhibit of party posters and videos from the past 2 years at the Source gallery and will hold a party at the gallery, tonight.
On Saturday, Skip Jensen and Cheb Samir and the Black Souls of Leviathan both from Canada/France will be bringing their blues inspired noise-folk to Yuyintang. Out at Logo bar the STD parties continue, this time featuring a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s cover band, which should provide for an interesting (is that the correct word?) late night.
Friday – October 19th
Arch Enemy – Yuyintang – 8pm
Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Quartet – Melting Pot – 8pm(free)
Anitdote Poster Exhibit Party – the Source Gallery – 6pm(free)
Saturday – October 20th
Skip Jensen w/ Cheb Samir – Yuyintang – 9pm(30rmb)
STD Party – Logo Bar – 10pm(free)
Logo Bar – 13 Xingfu Lu 幸福路13号，近法华镇路
Yuyintang – Tianshan Park 天山公园小白楼恭请参加
Source Gallery – 158 Xinle Lu 新乐路158号,近东湖路
Melting Pot – 288 Taikang Lu 泰康路288号
Labella Cafe – 127 Yongfu Lu 永福路127号，近复兴路和淮海中路