Touring season has official started for Chinese bands and this weekend Shanghai is bursting with shows worth checking out. Tonight the action starts early with three Xian bands playing at Yuyintang. Both Hush and 24hour Party People have played in Shanghai before and put on solid shows. This time they are joined by punk band Sucker. If you miss tonight’s earlier show, you don’t have to feel like a total bum, all 3 bands will be playing the STD party later that night at Atanus (if the weather holds out this should be a wicked party), and at Live Bar on Saturday, giving you two shots at redemption. Also on Saturday, Hedgehog, those infectious pop rockers from Beijing are back in town taking the stage at Yuyintang. Having recently taken off on their first China tour, Hedgehog is preparing for an upcoming tour of the USA in April.
We recently learned that metal and 8-bit noise does mix, check it out for yourself when US thrashers, Horse the Band, hit Shanghai on the 23rd.
Friday – March 14th
Hush, 24-Hour Party People, Sucker – Yuyintang – 8pm (40rmb)
STD Crew, Hush, 24-Hour Party People, Sucker – Atanu Bar – 11pm (30rmb)
Saturday – 15th
Hedgehog w/ Hard Queen – Yuyintang – 8pm (30rmb)
Yuyintang – 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Live Bar – 杨浦区昆明路721号，近通北路
Atanus Bar – 中山东二路一号甲，外滩, 近延安路
Photo of Hedgehog from their Myspace page.