If you are like us at Shanghaiist….. then weeks in advance you strategically map out a strategy to maximize potential fun for the weekend. So here are a few noteworthy events coming up that we think should not be missed and we are always (sometimes..maybe) right when it comes to picking events. The 8th of December will be a big night with PK-14 back in town as is Coldcut w/ DJ Nu-Mark and Pfadfinderei.
PK-14 is a respected post-punk band from Beijing that has been exciting crowds since 1997. They are coming down to celebrate the release of a new documentary covering their infamous 2004 China tour. With 2 shows on the 8th (4Live and Yuyintang), there is no excuse to miss seeing this great Chinese band (who actually sing in Chinese).
England based duo, Coldcut has been a pioneer in the underground scene for a long time. Not only are they great musicians they also are responsible for the creation of venerable record label Ninja Tunes. They are joined by DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5 fame and Pfadfinderei as part of HP’s Art in Motion series. Not only will they combine great music with mind bending digital art…..but this event is FREE (god, we love free stuff) for anyone who registers in advance. Just click here (the registration form is in Chinese, but you should be clever enough to fill the minimal fields required…otherwise you don’t really deserve free things). OH, and besides free entry you also get a free drink!
For Shanghaiist we plan on starting our night at PK-14”s Yuyintang show (8:30pm) then heading to 4Live for their STD performance (11:30pm..but Muscle Snog and Boys Climbing Ropes will get things going earlier). At midnight we will rush over to Rojam (we didn’t even know this place was still open!) where Coldcut and DJ Nu-Mark should be about to take the stage.
(* last word from HP is that for free entry and drinks you should arrive before 10:30pm for the Coldcut/DJ Nu-Mark show)
Friday – December 8th
8:30pm – Get to Yuyintang early, catch the PK-14 show.
10:30pm – Catch Muscle Snog and Boys Climbing Ropes at 4Live, stay for part of PK-14
11:50pm – Arrive at Rojam, get our free drink and have (what little is left) of our mind blown away by the visuals and sounds of Cold Cut and DJ Nu-Mark.
Video of Coldcut.
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
Rojam – 淮海中路283号，香港广场4楼，近嵩山路
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.