After a long and wild New Year’s break, things have slowed down on the music front and it seems that everyone is still trying to shake off their extended hangovers. Luckily, this weekend there isn’t much happening, but if you are able to push yourself off the couch then head to 4Live (yes, it is still open!) where there are a couple of shows this weekend. On Friday, Beijing stalwarts, Catcher in the Rye, give us a peek into China’s Rock past, circa 1992… when rock was new and bands were few (making sentences that rhyme is cool!). For fans of Snapline or Carsick Cars check out Papier Tigre, from France, at 4Live on Saturday. If you aren’t able to make either show, then we suggest you rest up because it looks like 2008 is going to be a great year for live music in Shanghai.
Friday – January 4th
Catcher in the Rye – 4live – 9pm(50rmb)
Saturday – January 5th
Papier Tigres – 4Live 9pm(50rmb)
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.