This weekend there is no lack of gigs worth checking out with some in familiar places and some in places that are new to the live music scene. Celebrating their 1st year anniversary, party promoters STD have pulled out all the stops, booking a massive space in the heart of Moganshan Road’s art district. On Friday, Beijing heavy weights, New Pants, will be joined by Shanghai masters of chill, Cold Fairyland, and DJ R3. Saturday, in the same venue, post punkers Re-Tros, Banana Monkey and Mr. Tsang will help STD wrap up their 2-day birthday bash in style.
Live Bar is throwing out the metal bands for 3 days of blues featuring the Sultans of Swing, Wang Kai and more. From the schedule lineup it looks like the best day to get there would be Friday, when the majority of bands will be playing.
On Saturday, ff you haven’t caught them already, Blood Drum Spirit, a great jazz band from the USA will be at Melting Pot. Yuyintang has been a little lethargic lately in booking shows, but are shaking of the dust with a night of hard punk. Overdose and Angry Jerks from Nanjing will be joined by veteran Shanghai punk bands the MoFos and Loudspeaker.
Friday – June 13th
New Pants w/ Cold Fairyland – #50 Mogan Shan Rd. Building 17, 2/F – 10pm (50rmb)
Blues Night – Live Bar – 9pm (40rmb)
Saturday – June 14th
Re-tros w/ Banana Monkey – #50 Mogan Shan Rd. Building 17, 2/F – 10pm (50rmb)
Overdose and Angry Jerks – Yuyintang – 8pm (40rmb)
Blood Drum Spirit – Melting Pot – 9pm
Yuyintang – 1731 Yanan Xilu 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)天山公园小白楼
Moganshan Art District- #50 Moganshan Rd
Live Bar – 721 Kunming Lu 昆明路721号，近通北路
Melting Pot – 288 Taikang Lu 泰康路288号
Video of Re-tros