After a loud and exciting Halloween, tonight is a good chance to head out, sit back and chill to the soothing tunes of The Swamp and 21G at 4Live. Alternatively, composer Mark Chan has put together a live score for the classic, silent Chinese film Little Toys and will be performing it during the film’s screening at the Shanghai Concert Hall. If you are craving excitement, then head to Live Bar where a Beijing Brit-pop band called 波澜童话乐队专场 (couldn’t find the English name) will be playing.
Saturday, Yuyintang will be holding a mini-festival of sorts, showcasing nine of the bands from record label Miniless’s roster. Definitely recommend catching the Los, from Hefei, and the handful of Shanghai based bands making their debut. Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem, a Shanghai reggae collective, will be celebrating their two-year anniversary at 4Live. While the STD party out at Logo bar will feature the Huhu Mama’s and a “mystery band” … oh, how we love a good surprise.
On Sunday, Torturing Nurse and fellow noise makers move their Noishanghai party to Yuyintang for the 12th installment.
Friday – November 2nd
the Swamp w/ 21G – 4Live – 10pm (35rmb)
Little Toy – movie/live set – Shanghai Concert Hall – 8pm (80-320rmb)
波澜童话乐队专场 – Live Bar – Live Bar – 9:30pm (35rmb)
Saturday – November 3rd
Miniless band showcase – Yuyintang – 8pm (40rmb)
Uprooted Sunshine – 4Live – 9pm (30rmb)
STD Party – Logo Bar – 10pm (free)
Sunday – November 4th
Noishanghai XII – Yuyintang – 7pm (30rmb)
Yuyintang – 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Logo Bar – 幸福路13号，近法华镇路
Shanghai Concert Hall – 延安东路523号
Live Bar – 杨浦区昆明路721号，近通北路
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.
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