The weekend is finally here, and despite the buzz surrounding Linkin Park on Sunday, there are plenty of other shows that are also worth checking out.
Friday, Yuyintang warms things up for Linkin Park fans with four local nu-metal bands strutting their stuff and letting out their best screams. While over at 4Live, Pixel Toy, from Hong Kong, provide an eccentric mix of Cantonese pop electronica. Opening for them is Banana Monkey. Phreaktion in celebration of their two year anniversary has brought back Killa Kella along with MC Trip and Beni G for what is sure to be an exciting night over at Bon Bon. Miami, that Japanese duo is still in town and performing at Pirates, while Wu Zhouling a good folk artist from Beijing will be playing out at Live Bar with Boys Climbing Ropes. Zhouling will also be playing over at Yuyintang on Saturday, giving you two chances to relax to her soothing folk music.
If any of you haven’t already heard, Saturday and Sunday there is a massive creative bazaar happening at the LOFT, a new warehouse development on Jiashan Lu near Jianguo Lu. Might not exactly be live music, but there will be plenty of indie record labels, magazines, DIY clothing booths and local brands to excite.
Saturday, CMCB, Beijing’s best known rap-metal band is in town and giving a show at Live Bar. Later on that evening Snapline those frisky noise poppers from Beijing are here for a night of STD fun at Logo Bar. If you are too tired for a late night romp at Logo, don’t worry, Snapline will also be playing out at Yuyintang on Sunday, celebrating the release of their new CD.
Friday – November 16th
Pixel Toy w/ Banana Monkey – 4Live – 9:30pm (50rmb)
Wu Zhouling w/ Boys Climbing Ropes – Live Bar – 9pm (40/35rmb)
Miami – Pirates – 10pm(40rmb)
Killa Kella, Mc Trip and Beni G – Bon Bon – 10pm (80-120rmb/open bar)
Nu-Metal tribute night – Yuyintang – 9pm (30rmb)
Saturday – November 17th
Snapline – Logo Bar – 11pm (free)
CMCB – Live Bar – 9pm (50/45rmb)
Wu Zhou Ling and more – Yuyintang – 8:30pm (30rmb)
Sunday – November 18th
Linkin Park – Hongkou Stadium- 7:30pm (100-1600rmb)
Snapline w/ Hard Queen – Yuyintang -9pm (30rmb)
Yuyintang – 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
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
Logo – 幸福路13号，近法华镇路
Pirates – 幸福路137号, 近法华镇路
Hongkou Stadium – 东江湾路444号（虹口体育馆地铁站）
Bon Bon – 淮海中路1329号，云海大厦2楼
Video of Pixel Toy.
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.