Party animals that we are, we were absolutely thrilled to find out that Shanghai was getting another live music venue. Not Me, a bar/lounge on Dongping Lu, will soon be hosting a score of Indie / Indie Electro / Electroclash / Dance Rock acts in the French Concession. But before we start rooting for Cut Copy or Friendly Fires to make their way over to (or at least get copious dance floor play in) Shanghai, there first must be a grand opening!
Luckily, S.T.D., who brought over Ratatat in May and are now in charge of Not Me’s creative direction, would never pass up such a great party opportunity.
They’ll be collaborating with Swedish jean label NOKO Jeans for a double launch – both of the Not Me club and of NOKO’s move to become the first fashion jeans producer in North Korea (yikes, good luck).
Spinning at the booth will be DJ Elin Aram of Swedish dj duo Do It! with support from STDJs R3, DJ Sosso and Mau Mau. Some finger food and free flow drinks will be provided between 9pm and 11pm, and the entry is free.
We’ve got our fingers crossed that this’ll be great. As much as we love Logo and Anar and Shelter and what not, Shanghai really could use a new venue on the scene.
When: Friday, July 10 9PM
Where: 21 Dong Ping Rd near Heng Shang Rd, 21 东平路