Queen Sea Big Shark
After a non-stop barrage of music festival and international big-name acts, things have quieted down just a bit this weekend. Unless of course you count uber-popular Cantopop star Aaron Kwok. If you don’t, there’s still plenty more to see! Trash A Go-Go rages on with some Australian punk at Yuyintang, and MAO Livehouse brings us hugely popular Beijing indie rockers Queen Sea Big Shark. Read on for highlights, or check out our calendar for everything else!
MOON TYRANT & PHOENIX PRESTIGE @ YYT Only a few weeks after their album release party, Moon Tyrant returns to Yuyintang, along with Hangzhou-based rockers Pheonix Prestige, who are also promoting their new EP The Ivory Skull. Girls Like Mystery for extra support.
25RMB; 15RMB students // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS @ YYT Trash A Go-Go lands at Yuyintang again, this time with Australian punk outfit Digger & The Pussycats. Expect anything from 60s garage punk to blues, to straight up rock and roll. Local staples The Instigation, Beat Bandits, and Pairs for support.
40RMB/30RMB students // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
QUEEN SEA BIG SHARK @ MAO Fresh off a trip to SXSW in American, Beijing-based indie rock stars Queen Sea Big Shark are coming to MAO on Friday to promote their new album Wave. Think dancey indie rock with electronic influences, lots of cool lights, the like. Check them out over at Myspace. Support by STD DJs.
100RMB doors; 70RMB presale // 10pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号, 近建国中路)
AARON KWOK @ HONGKOU STADIUM One of the Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings, Hong Kong super celebrity and heartthrob Aaron Kwok graces the stage at Hongkou Stadium Saturday night. He’s kind of a big deal in some books, and is only the first of several big-name Mando and Cantopop concerts happening in Shanghai in the coming weeks. Get your tickets here.
180-1880RMB // 7:30pm // Hongkou Soccer Stadium // 444 Dong Jiangwan Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu (东江湾路444号, 近四川北路)
ZHAOZE @ MAO The Chinese post-rock band that first integrated the Guqin into rock and roll, Zhaoze (aka Swamps) will play Mao Livehouse on Saturday. They are said to range anywhere from traditional rock to experimental electronica. Check them out at Myspace or Douban. Support from 21 Grams.
60RMB doors; 50RMB presale // 9pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号, 近建国中路)
REFLECTOR @ YYT Formed in Beijing in 1997, Reflector stops at Yuyintang on their China tour. If you’re a fan of Green Day, you’ll probably like these guys. They were one of the first Chinese bands ever to tour the US, back in 2001.
60RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)