Shanghaiist lists all the live music performances you might want to check out from now to Sunday this week. For fun things that aren’t live music, take a peek at our Pencil This In (out every Monday!)
You know what’s even better than the live music acts gracing our city this week? The ability to get into them for FREE. That’s right, this week, we’re holding TWO mini-ticket giveaway contests – one for Brooklyn electro-dreampop trio Au Revoir Simone and one for FREE THE WAX’s last Shanghai show (just for now, we hope): Gaslamp Killer – in collaboration with Subculture.
Au Revoir Simone is an electronic indie pop band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn whose musical influences could be “likened to a dutifully mined musical thrift store,” according to them. Check out some of their songs here. We’re offering two tickets to their show. Be the first to email us at contest.giveaway (at) shanghaiist (dot) com with “I Love Au Revoir Simone” in the subject, and your name in the body, and you’ll get free entry when you head to the door of MAO Livehouse on Saturday.
Same deal goes for Gaslamp Killer, a DJ based in Los Angeles who is at the forefront of today’s club music. According to sources, “his ridiculously energetic stage presence and his brain-smashing turntablist expertise… have become stuff of demented legend.” Not sure what that means aurally? FREE THE WAX and Subculture have provided the mix to their party, done by Shanghai’s own killer-tastic Deville for your listening pleasure. They’ve also provided three tickets. Email us at contest.giveaway (at) shanghaiist (dot) com with “GASLAMP KILLER, GOODBYE FREE THE WAX” in the subject, and your name in the body for those.
Happy emailing! And now for the rest of the Midweek Music Preview:
Hailing from Australia, the Tom Budge Band, described as honest, dirty folk playing honest, dirty folk music is playing at Glamour Bar. If you can’t catch him this night, they’ll also be playing on Friday. Tickets include one free drink.
Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu 中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路, Cover: 150RMB, 9PM
Indie artist Cao Fang visits Shanghai in this one-night only stop on his nationwide tour. According to Wikipedia, “Her style has… drawn comparisons to The Cranberries and Faye Wong. Some of her songs show the influence of trip hop, bossa nova, and the music of China’s ethnic minorities, such as the Jino people, whom she visited in Xishuangbanna as a child.”
MAO Livehouse 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路570号 近红桥路, Cover: 120RMB, 9:30PM
Berlin’s Dj Doshy, a master of 8-bit beats will be playing at The Shelter. It’s great music to pretend you’re in an old NES video game to.
Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu,near Fuxing Lu, 永福路5号 近复兴路, 地铁1号线常熟路站, Cover: 20RMB, 10PM
MAO Livehouse formally celebrates its introduction onto the Shanghai scene (after a soft opening in August) by bringing Jason Falkner, Crystal Butterfly, Mushroom, and BIZ to a live concert venue. Further details are here, but like the soft opening, you can expect good music and cheap drinks for free entry.
MAO Livehouse 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路570号 近红桥路, Cover: FREE, 9:30PM
Owl City is bringing their dreamy indie synth pop to Zhijiang Dream Factory. We’ve described them as Postal Service for tweens, to which our sisters responded “yeah, but what’s wrong with that?” Nothing, nothing really. Zhong Chi and Ben Houge will be opening.
Zhijiang Dream Factory 4/F, 66 Yuyao Rd (near Xikang Rd), Tickets: 120RMB presale / 160RMB at the door, 7PM
Rich Medina, a regular NYC DJ who’s music leans towards hip-house afro beats will be laying down tracks at The Shelter. Check him out here.
Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu,near Fuxing Lu, 永福路5号 近复兴路, 地铁1号线常熟路站, 10PM
The charity Roots and Shoots brings together an awesome line-up for their 3rd annual rock concert benefit. The bands this year include Booji, Duck Fight Goose, Resist Resist, Varde, Boys Climbing Ropes, Triple Smash, and The Youth and Destroyer. Come rock out and help a great case at the same time! Cover is 50 RMB (which is the same cost as the donation of two trees).
Yuyintang ,1731 Yanan Xi Lu, near Kaixuan Lu (entry on Kaixuan Lu, behind the Metro Station) 延安西路1731号(凯旋路), Cover: 50RMB, 6PM
Dreamy Brooklyn girl group Au Revoir Simone hit up Mao Livehouse catchy, beautiful electro indie pop. WIN TICKETS TO THEM… and subsequently read about them in the intro to this post.
MAO Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. 淮海西路570号 近红桥路 , Cover: 100RMB advance, 150RMB at door, 500RMB for VIP, 8PM
As part of the FREE the WAX and Subculture BRAINFEEDER Showcase, Gaslamp Killer is playing at the Shelter. WIN TICKETS TO HIM… and read more about him in the intro to the post.
The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu, 永福路5号 近复兴路, Cover: 50RMB, 10PM
An “acoustic guitar master,” Roberto Colombo will be playing at Beedees to ease you into the workweek. “Applying his own style and artistry to writers from Eric Clapton to Merle Travis and Oasis to The Beatles, Roberto makes beautiful acoustic music that will move your soul and stimulate your mind,” says Beedees. Also, you get a free drink if you go there in a bikini. Gender not specified.
BeeDees, 433 Dagu Lu near Chengdu Bei Lu, 大沽路433号 近成都北路, No Cover, 8PM