Yet another weekend has arrived, and seems a lot of people have been talking about the opening of the Shelter. They are holding a ‘soft opening’ tonight and hosting Dex, from the Underground Resistance, tomorrow. For those of you who are in the mood for more of a visual than some dude spinning on the decks (or laptop), there are plenty of live shows to choose from. Just down the street from the Shelter are 3 great live venues. JZ Club, Cotton’s and Labellas. Both JZ and Cotton’s have live Jazz and Blues bands playing every night while Labella’s Cafe has a great Jazz Funk night every Friday. For Shanghaiist, tonight, we plan on infiltrating the pop world of Carrchy. We had difficulty getting info on this event, but know Carrchy is playing at the Dream Factory, their performance is similar to Pixel Toy(if you happened to catch them) and from the video (above) seem pretty mainstream (we secretly liked the video…sshh). If their pop sound isn’t your thing, then Boys Climbing Ropes, with a few new Shanghai bands, are playing in what is billed as Punk in Park at Yuyintang (which is in a park). Out at Live bar local expat bands featuring Korean and Japanese nationals unit for two nights of debauchery.
Saturday, Reflector from Beijing is in town on the Shanghai leg of their China tour. Formerly an old school punk band, Reflector’s new album is a collection of pop punk songs that fans of Avril or new Green Day will love. Also on Saturday, the Dream Factory is holding a Decay Age Metal Party (definitely no poppy music here) featuring 3 bands playing 3 different sub-genres of metal. Xian based band, Hush, will be performing at Logo’s STD Party and on Sunday at Live Bar. Also on Sunday, the Re-tros, one of the best post-punk bands in China (after PK-14) will be performing at Yuyintang and shouldn’t be missed.
Video of Carrchy
Friday – November 30th
Punk in Park – Yuyintang – 9pm(30rmb)
Carrchy w/ Hard Queen – Dream Factory – 9pm(40/30rmb)
Korean & Japanese night – Live Bar – 9pm
Saturday – December 1st
Hush – Live Bar – 9pm(30/25rmb w/ 1 drink)
STD Party – Logo Bar – 11pm
Reflector – Yuyintang – 9pm(50rmb)
Decay Age Metal Party – Dream Factory – 9pm(35/30rmb)
Sunday – December 2nd
Re-tros – Yuyintang – 9pm (40/30rmb)
Yuyintang – 1731 Yanan Xilu 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Dream Factory – 68 Yuyao Lu 余姚路68号，同乐坊内，近西康路
Live Bar – 721 Kunming Lu 杨浦区昆明路721号，近通北路
Logo Bar – 13 Xingfu Lu 幸福路13号，近法华镇路
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.