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 look at Pencil This In (posted every Monday) and check our calendar.
The next few days should offer enough to suit all tastes: from eclectic French electro at old faithful Dada to mellow jazz at Sound Blue, and from an orchestra of seven pianos to a blend of US and Chinese folk music.
A night of French electro will be coming to Dada. ** Sorry, I’m French ** will have sets played by DJ Jais and DJ Mau Mau along with drink deals and, best of all, not a cover charge in sight. Starts at 10PM
Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
The intimate Sound Blue will be hosting jazz pianist and vocalist Mario Cavolo alongside New York jazz drummer Ronnie Williams, who will be treating the audience to a repertoire of classics from the ’20s and beyond. No cover charge. Starts at 9.30PM
Sound Blue, 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu, 思南路107号, 近泰康路
Every Friday until the end of the month, French singer Dantès Dai Liang will be performing both in Mandarin and French at 288 Melting Pot. He will be sharing tracks from his new album, aptly titled ‘Shanghai’. 10PM
288 Melting Pot, 288 Taikang Lu, 泰康路288号
Described as Rachmaninov meets jazz, French/Swiss piano septet, Piano Seven, will be performing what is due to be an experimental and creative set at the Oriental Arts Center. Ticket prices range between 80, 180, 280, 380 RMB, and can be bought online here.
Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd, 上海东方艺术中心,浦东新区丁香路425号
After last week’s performance at Glamour Bar, Abigail Washburn heads over to Yuyintang to treat the crowd to her blend of country and traditional Chinese folk sung in both English and Mandarin. 50 RMB cover charge. Starts at 9PM.
Yuyintang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, 延安西路1731号