For all of those of you who stayed at home, hunched over the computer, waiting for an update on the happenings in live music this weekend….well, we apologize. Dust yourself off, pick up the shaver and take a shower, today is a big day for music. Getting things started early, 4:30pm at 4Live, are Taiwan indie pop duo, Natural Q. Seems to be the season for indie pop, after performances last month by Carrchy and Pixel Toy. Later in the evening Latin folk/electronic group, Apenino will be performing at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and at the old Rojam, DJ Nu-Mark w/ Coldcut will be putting on a performance as part of the HP Art in Motion series. Register online to get in for free. At live bar, Mortal Fools, Kidney Stone, Dropkick and others will be celebrating everything loud (the Cold Fairyland show has been moved to the 21st).
A couple of shows Shanghaiist has been resting up for are the two that PK-14 will be putting on tonight. If you want to see a good post-punk band that sings in Chinese (some foreigners seem to be afraid of the language) then head to either their early show at Yuyintang (8:30pm) to celebrate their dvd release or the late show at 4Live, where they will be supported by 21 grams, Boys Climbing Ropes and the STD DJ crew. If for some insane reason you miss this band today, then catch them tomorrow at Bon Bon where they will be doing a final show.
(PK-14 video, love it for rocking out despite the cheap production budget)
Saturday – December 8th
Natural Q – 4live – 4:30pm (60-100rmb)
PK-14 – Yuyintang – 9pm (35/40rmb)
STD Party w/ PK-14 – 4Live – 10pm (30rmb)
HP Art in Motion – Rojam – 9pm (free if pre-register, 100-150rmb at the door)
Mortal Fools w/ friends – Live Bar – 9pm(30/35rmb)
Apenino – Oriental Art Center – 7:30pm(80rmb)
4Live – Bridge 8, 8 Jianguo Zhonglu, No. 7 8号桥- 建国中路8号7号楼, 近四南路
Yuyintang – 1731 Yanan Xi Lu by Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Rojam – 283 Huaihai Zhonglu Level 4, 淮海中路283号，香港广场4楼，近嵩山路
Live Bar – 721 Kunming Lu by Tongbei Lu 杨浦区昆明路721号，近通北路
Oriental Art Center – 425 Dingxiang Lu 上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.