Shanghaiist lists all the live music performances you might want to check out from Wednesday to Sunday this week. For fun things that aren’t live music, take a peek at our Pencil This In (out every Monday!)
UPDATE: Okay, we already have winners for the Toxic Avengers tickets. You guys can stop emailing us your names now.
But first! An announcement to make. One of the acts we’re most excited about to catch this weekend – The Toxic Avenger – has generously offered us two free tickets to give to Shanghaiist readers. That means YOU GUYS.
Hopefully these tickets are going out to fans, but in case you didn’t know, Simon Delacroix was considered “one of the 5 most influential electronic artists of the year” by Rolling Stones, which puts him up in the ranks with megastars like Justice and LCD Soundsystem.
How can you get one? Just send an email to info (at) shanghaiist (dot) com with your full name and Toxic Avenger in the subject line. The first two emails we get will be put on the guest list at the party on Friday.
And now back to the midweek music preview.
Brown Nylon Suit Collective will be spinning some British sounds (from the past and future… and we suppose, not the present?) at Not Me. We last caught them a long time ago at C’s and they were fun then. Consider this a step up.
FREE, 10PM, NOT ME 21 Dongping Lu near Hengshan Lu, 东平路21号, 近衡山路
Wujiaochang used to be a home to students, artists and musicians – but now it’s just another skyscrapered wasteland in Shanghai. Still, it’s old residents have gotten nostalgic and are getting together to remember the place they once played. You can see: singer and author Liu Jian, photographer and director Zhang Xue Dan, singer Liu Si Jia, poet Shi Xing Hai, and others having a grand old time.
¥30 (¥10 for students), 8PM, 021 Live House, Yangpu District, JunGong Lu 1436 Wuwei Creative Space 上海 杨浦区 军工路1436号五维创意空
Considered one of the best indie rock electro acts China has to offer, Beijing’s Pet Conspiracy will be bringing their provocative stage show to Mao Livehouse (more info here. Support from Boys Climbing Ropes and Duck Fight Goose.
¥60, 9PM, MAO Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. 淮海西路570号 近红桥路
Beijing-based acoustic label MicroMu presents Fink – a guy who’s managed to mix folk, blues and dub altogether to create a “brand of acoustic music [that’s] distinctly modern while remaining deeply intimate.” We’re guessing it has to be heard to be believed.
¥60 (¥50 in advance), 9PM, Yuyintang 1731 Yanan Xi Lu, near Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号(凯旋路)
The Toxic Avenger, aka Simon Delacroix, takes cues from everything from hardcore punk to 60s pop to create epic sonic soundscapes. He’s done remixes for artists such as Ladytron, Late of the Pier, and Heartsrevolution; he’s performed with MSTRKRFT, Black Lips, Crystal Castles and Public Enemy; and now he’ll be at Not Me with support from: R3, The Dynamic, Kidplastic, Mr Clumsy Cost.
¥60, 10PM, NOT ME 21 Dongping Lu near Hengshan Lu, 东平路21号, 近衡山路
Ready for a night of Chinese rock? Little Natural, MOMO, Forget and Forgive, and Fusion are hitting up MAO Livehouse to prove that “We Can All Be Captains.”
¥40 (¥30 w/student id), 8PM, MAO Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. 淮海西路570号 近红桥路
For more avante-garde tastes, try out six experimental musicians at CANART. Besides acoustic improvationalist Maimai and noise band Torturing Nurse, there will be four other acts that are incredibly difficult to describe.
¥30, 7PM, CANART Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1/F, Bldg 4, 727 Dingxi Lu near Fahuazhen lu, 定西路727号4号楼1楼 近法华镇路
According to Pitchfork, ““[Hanggai] distills everything powerful about Mongolian folk music and makes something new from the ingredients…transcendently powerful music that anyone from anywhere can understand.” Listen to these heroic Mongolian vigilantes here and then check them out at the Zhijiang Dream Factory.
¥50, 9PM, Zhijiang Dream Factory 4F, Building B, 28 Yuyao Lu near Xinzha Lu (inside New Factories) 余姚路28号，同乐坊内
Originally conceived as a one-time exhibition of student rock talent, We Come From University now hosts its sixth installment in this concert series, underlining college-aged Chinese bands taking their music off-campus.
¥20, 8PM, Live Sound Garage, 696 Weihai Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu 威海路696号