The concert isn’t until May 19th, but that just means you guys have more time to win one of TEN tickets to Lions of Puxi. Voted as one of Shanghai’s best bands, they combine head-bobbing reggae with dynamic lyrics that flow from soup to hip-hop to pop in Chinese, English and French.
The rules of the contest are really easy. The first ten people to email us at contest.giveaway (@) shanghaiist (.) com with “Lions of Puxi!” in the headline will receive one free ticket and one Lions of Puxi CD. No reserving tickets for multiple people, if your significant other wants to come with you, better get him/her to email us too. Your names will go on a list at Mao Livehouse on May 19th (we’ll inform you beforehand if you won a ticket).
Email us asap, these tickets are sure to go fast!
On to the rest of the MMW!
NEWFACE UNDERGROUND @ YYT NewFace Underground, the weekly showcase at YYT, presents local band Tang Trio tonight. They’re a three-piece blues rock band and you can listen to them here
FREE // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
MIDNIGHT LIGHT: COLD FAIRYLAND @ MAO Cold Fairyland, one of Shanghai’s most famous female rock artists, will be playing with support from Brown Rag on Thursday. Every person dressed in black will apparently get a free gift from Flying Scissors and 4a Team, so goth it up!
50rmb // 8pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
BATTLE OF THE BEATS @ SHELTER China’s very first producer’s competition! Producers will be given 90 minutes to create a beat with a sample of music announced to them just prior to the battle – like an Iron Chef competition, but for producers. This is a live competition, nothing will be pre-produced or pre-planned. Contestants will be judged on simply two things, creativity and head nod factor. Plus, one of the secret special judges is a hip hop legend!
30rmb // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
HANGAI @ MAO After being postponed in April because of some venue issues, Hanggai finally arrives at the new MAO Livehouse to bring us their always-rowdy, special blend of folk rock, twang, throat singing, and good old drinking songs. Don’t miss these guys!
80rmb at the door // 8pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
JOEY RAMONE BDAY NIGHT @ LUNE Joey Ramone, legendary lead singer of the Ramones, was born in Queens, New York on May 19, 1951. His legendary vocal stylings were instantly iconic, with a voice that represented the sincerity, posturing, longing, and frustrations of adolescence. Celebrate what would have been his 60th birthday (he died in 2001 of lymphoma) with a dance party of the great music associated with him. Shanghai surf rockers The Beat Bandits will feature songs from the Ramones in their set, while DJ B.O will have a special Joey Ramone mix.
FREE // 10pm // LUNE // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
RAINBOW DANGER CLUB @ YYT Oh what a night. Retro-futurist ghost-poppers Rainbow Danger Club perform their last Shanghai show for a while. Supporting them is math-rockers Stegosaurus?, lady-band ANN and The Dudettes. Also come for a special performance from Kungfu Komedy (Shanghai’s only troupe of expat stand-up comics). Dress code: splatter film.
30rmb students, 40rmb everyone else // 8pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
CONVERSE BLOCK PARTY @ MOGANSHAN The sneaker brand is hosting a big block party during the day with hip hop music, 3 on 3 street basketball, live graffiti, a dance battle, a flea market, a skate show, food, drinks and Brooklyn hip hop MC, Jeru the Damaja! Get there around 5ish to make sure you don’t miss Jeru.
FREE // 2pm to 8pm // Moganshan Lu // 50 Moganshan Lu near Changhua Lu (莫干山路50号）
TRASH A GO GO @ Our favorite monthly coming together of punk rock garage surf madness brings us Japanese punk rockers The Fevers. They come from Kobe, and they sound like this. The Instigation and Friend or Foe for support!
30rmb for students, 40rmb everyone else // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Heavy metal Chinese rock bands Fearless, Chaos mind, Broken promises, MuttonDemon, Xue Lun, From The Red make sure your Sunday day is terrifying. Find out more on douban.
50rmb // 3:45pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Then stick around while airing Beijing band Residence A hosts his own party: Please Stand in My Garden To Dance. Does this mean there will be plants?
30rmb for students, 40rmb everyone else // 9:30pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)