This week’s events are all about artsy music, from the “art-punk” music of Top Floor Circus and the “audiovisual experiment” of When Jam Becomes Art, to the fun and crazy Straight Oota Canada lineup that starts this Friday.
TODAY, APRIL 27
If you’re quick, it’s not too late to catch MobileMonday, Shanghai’s favorite geeky/professional networking event. Tonight’s presentation, “2009: Blind Optimism in China’s Mobile Industry,” will feature Duncan Clark, founder of Beijing consulting group BDA China, Ltd., and Gang (Mike) Ding, Investment Director of Bluerun Ventures.
7 pm – 9 pm. M1NT Shanghai, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu, The Bund near Shandong Zhong Lu (2 blocks south of Nanjing E. Metro Stn.) 福州路318号高腾大厦24层 近山东中路. Cover 100 rmb, includes two drinks and canapes.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
We know you were expecting this, but…Shanghaiist Happy Hour!!! Cotton’s is hosting us and providing 20 rmb Tsingtao and 30 rmb on select other drinks. There’s the chance to win a one-night stay at the Shanghai Shangri-la and, of course, some of the best company of writers and editors that Shanghai has to offer.
6 pm to 10 pm. Cotton’s, 294 Xin Hua Lu, near Ding Xi Lu 新华路294号近定西路, Tel: 21 6433 7995. No cover.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
YYT is bringing back the Shanghai group Top Floor Circus for a night of self-described “art-punk” music. We love their Superman poster. Check them out here.
9 pm – late. Yuyintang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu (entrance on Kaixuan Lu), 延安西路1731号 (入口在凯旋路). Cover 30 rmb.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
If the regular music scene is getting boring for you, check out Live Love’s latest audiovisual experiment, When Jam Becomes Art, at the Art Lab at MOCA. They’re bringing together 20 completely different musicians, from every style of music and every part of the world, and letting them jam together with singer/MC John conducting.
9 pm – late. Art Lab at MOCA, 3/F, People’s Park, 231 Nanjing West Road 人民公园 ，南京西路231号，人民广场, Tel: +86 6327 0856. Cover 80 rmb.
FRIDAY, MAY 1
Start off your weekend and the fabulous month of May by rocking out at the first Straight Oota Canada concert at YYT. Friday night features Creature (according to The Mirror, “an arch, arty strain of spiffy, spiky, highly danceable pop-rock, speckled with retro flavoured raps and riffs crafted with enough care to make mainstream waves”) and Shanghai’s own Crazy Mushroom.
9 pm – late. Yuyintang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu (entrance on Kaixuan Lu), 延安西路1731号 (入口在凯旋路). Cover 40 rmb.