Lots happening on Saturday this week, but if you try hard, just maybe you can squeeze it all in. We’ve got world-famous Israeli trance act Infected Mushroom, some Swedish post-rock, and Super Junior!! Don’t forget, these are just the highlights, make sure you check out our calendar for more.
THE APARTMENT – LIVE MUSIC? Hey, remember how we told you about all those Usher tickets giveaways? Well tonight it’s happening at The Apartment, where they make an ambiguous promise of live music. They’ll be giving away tickets to the Usher concert AND VIP tickets to the “secret” concert after party on March 12.
Free // 8pm?? // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
FREE concert at YYT by grunge band Prank on Thursday. Did I mention it’s free??
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 KaiXuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号，近延安西路口)
TRASH A GO-GO HOSTS THE ROUTES Shanghai’s surf/garage/punk rock night Trash a Go-Go is back at newly-renovated Yuyintang, this time sporting Japanese 60’s garage punk band The Routes. Local regs for support: Beat Bandits, The Instigation, and DJ B.O.
40RMB, 30RMB for students // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 KaiXuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号，近延安西路口)
INFECTED MUSHROOM For those of you who enjoy clubs, dancing, and Saturday nights all at the same time, Israeli psy-trance group Infected Mushroom takes over M2 this weekend. Insert appropriate estimation of how big they are in the electronic scene here. Wikipedia says they are exemplified by something called “sonic evolution,” which probably means you should bring drugs.
120RMB presale, 180RMB doors // 10pm // M2 // 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (香港广场, 淮海中路283号, 近黄陂南路)
SWEDISH POST ROCK EF CHINA TOUR Also at Yuyintang this week, Sichuan-based music label New Noise brings us chill Swedish post-rock band EF, Douban page here. No discounts for those of you who might work for an English school of the same name. Speaking of discounts, presale is 60RMB compared with 100RMB doors, which includes one drink. Haven’t been to Yuyintang for a while, is this a new ploy to quash how whiny we get when gigs exceed 60RMB? Local post-rock band 21 Grams to open.
60RMB presale, 100RMB doors // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 KaiXuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号，近延安西路口)
SUPER JUNIOR ZOMG!!!11 For those of you born under a rock, Super Junior just so happens to be the most famous 13-member Korean male pop group ON THE PLANET. And they’re playing the Mercedes-Benz Arena (that spaceshipy-looking thing you’ve never been to) this Saturday. So popular in Shanghai, in fact, that they literally caused a stampede last year. Show kicks off at 7:30 so the tweens can make it, don’t be late!
Tickets start at 480RMB and go way, way up // 7:30pm // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 Expo Avenue, near Zhoujia Du Lu (世博大道1200号 靠近周家渡路)