Shanghaiist lists all the live music performances you might want to check out from now until Sunday this week. For fun things that aren’t live music, take a peek at our Pencil This In that’s out every Monday!
Richie Hawtin, also known as Plastikman, is back in Shanghai and ready to throw it down. At his last show here over 2,000 people showed up, so you can imagine the energy. He’s known as the king of minimal techno and deep acid house and intertwines laptops, twitter posts, live music feeds, and more to create an unforgettable, exciting music experience.
Mao Livehouse – 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路570号 近红桥路. 8pm, 200RMB
Arizona rockers Grain of Truth hit Shanghai for one night. Apparantly they sound like Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath on steroids – we’ll leave that up to your own imaginative interpretation. Shanghai’s own reggae band Break for Borneo will be opening.
Yuyintang – 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, Entrance at Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号 入口在凯旋路9pm, 40RMB
It’s Yuyintang’s fifth anniversary and they’re celebrating by throwing a party with four of China’s hottest bands, Yu Guo, The Mushroom, Cold Fairyland, and Weghur.
Yuyintang – 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, Entrance at Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号 入口在凯旋路8pm, Free!
For a more relaxing affair, one of Shanghai’s foremost jazz bands, Footprints, is celebrating their ten year anniversary.
Shanghai Conservatory of Music – 20 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Lu 汾阳路20号 近淮海路 7:30pm, tickets from 80RMB.
Or if you’re looking to throw it down, check out Shanghai’s latest rock band Moon Tyrant who are going to rip up Yuyintang.
Yuyintang – 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, Entrance at Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号 入口在凯旋路9pm, 30RMB
French indie rockers Papier Tigre are also playing in support of their newest album ‘The Beginning and End of Now’. Shanghai is the last stop on their whirlwind Asian tour, so expect it to be a blowout.
LOgO- Xingfu lu, 13 near Fahuazhen lu 上海市 幸福路13号,近法华镇路 10pm, 40RMB
Canadian indie foursome Hollerado are back to tear up China for the second time and are stopping off in Shanghai. They have recently caught the attention of Jack White and are making their way up the music scene. Expect a sweaty show, lots of dancing, and definitely some crowd surfing.
Yuyintang – 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, Entrance at Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号 入口在凯旋路8pm