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!)
Rock is the name of the game this weekend, with King Khan & BBQ Show heading to our shores. Known as one of the wildest live acts to not have died from their coke habit yet, King Khan and Mark Sultan (BBQ Show) will be playing at Yuyintang on Friday night. If you’re into loud funky garage rock and watching some guy trip on acid (or in case you like their music – featured on SmartShanghai), you know where to be.
THURSDAY: The Live Spectacular @ Bar Rogue
Bar Rogue opens up their terrace with the soulful sounds of Anne Evenou. After that Damien Kay kicks it up a notch with some electro music. A proper dress is required. We are guessing they don’t mean summer wear. No cover but reservations are highly recommended.
7/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路
FRIDAY: King Khan & BBQ show @ Yuyingtang , SUBS @ Mao Livehouse. The Agog Trio @ Dutch Culture Centre
King Khan & BBQ show is coming ! Shanghai gets ready for the Canadian Garage rock duo from Quebue with their hard hitting sounds. In 2006 the band released their second LP, “What’s for Dinner?” on In the Red Records. In 2008, Impose Magazine crowned King Khan the best performer of 2008. Kick back, maybe get a joint and get ready for some hard rock.
1731 Yanan Xi Lu, near Kaixuan Lu (entry on Kaixuan Lu, behind the Metro Station 延安西路1731号(凯旋路) 天山公园小白楼
Inspired by bands such as the Hives, the Sonics and Fugazi, SUBS’ brand of garage-punk rock had been around 4 different countries and over 30 concerts. In 2006 SUBS self-produced and released two albums, Subs Life EP (2004) SUBS self-produced and released two albums, Subs Life EP (2004) sold out quickly. SUBS were also the cover of Rolling Stones China in 2007. Cover 80rmb
570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路570号, 近红桥路
The Dutch Cultural Center brings us The Agog Trio, a European jazz with a diverse repertoire of raw rock and ballads. In July 2002 they won the Dutch Jazz Competition and from that time on they have been performing at home and abroad.
800 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu 常德路800号 近昌平路
SATURDAY: Summer Rock Party @ 696 Livehouse, Baby Number 13 @ Bee Dees Music Bar
Some beers, a couple of friends and some good live music. Now that is the summer we are talking about. 696 Livehouse lines up Max, Wheel of Fortune, RecordeR, Sear, Figma, Purple Planet and H.Y.M.N. play at this new live venue. Plus beers are buy two get one free. Time to get wasted!
Unit A 115, 188 Jiangwan Dong Lu, 江湾东路118号A号楼115室
Baby Number 13 brings you rock with a classical edge mixing new and old sounds for a French musical invasion at Bee Dees Music Bar. Besides enjoying some rifts you apparently can get free drinks if you wear a bikini. So does this apply to the guys as well?
433 Dagu Lu ,大沽路433号
Sunday Cool Runnings @ Melting Pot
After a hard weekend of rock and punk, mellow out with some reggae at Melting Pot. Live reggae and RMB20 for a meal combo of chicken wings, sausages and fresh salad rolls. No problem man!
288 Tai Kang Lu,泰康路288号