Continuing in the dead, too-hot-to-move season of the Shanghai/China music scene, this week you can scrape by on another round of local garage/punk rock meet up Trash A Go-Go, Japanese punk rock at MAO, and French punk at LOgO. Read on for details, or check out our calendar for more!
Viva Espana! @ The Spot The Spot is holding a big fat Spanish soiree this evening, and they’ll be featuring Spanish guitar and flamenco dancers! You can stuff yourself silly with a Spanish buffet for 100RMB, and drink Tiger beer all night for 30RMB a pop.
100RMB buffet // 7:30pm to 10pm // The Spot // 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu (铜仁路331号，近北京西路)
Sultans of Swing @ YYT Sultans of Swing, “The most famous blues rock bank in Shanghai” plays Yuyintang tonight!
30RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Secret 7 Line @ MAO On their Apathy tour, Japanese pop punk trio Secret 7 Line returns to Shanghai. Heavily influenced by MXPX and Blink 182, you can hear their stuff here. Support by local bands Forget and Forgive and Dragon Pizza.
60RMB, 50RMB presale // 8:30pm // MAO Livehouse // 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
50s and 60s Rock’n’roll Dance night @ LOgO All the boys and girls can head over to LOgO to shake their things to hits from the 50s and 60s this Friday! All provided to you by DJ B.O and Snaff O’hara. Beat Bandits also to play.
Free! // 10pm // LOgO // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
Rock 0093 4th Anniversary @ Yuyintang Local music studio 0093 celebrates their 4th birthday this Friday with loads of local bands at Yuyintang. Joker, Baozuiwoniu, Bigger Xifu, Machiatto, Bremen, and Foresaken Autumn to play.
40RMB // 8pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Joe Hisaishi Piano Stories Concert @ Shanghai Concert Hall Well-known Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi has composed over 100 movie scores and original albums. He’s most famous for composing music for the films of Hayao Miyazaki, including “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke”. He will be performing a piano recital in Shanghai on Friday.
80RMB to 580RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Concert Hall // 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Jin Ling Lu (延安东路523号)
Trash A Go-Go French Invasion: Les Terribles @ YYT Local monthly garage punk smash up Trash A Go-Go is back this week, this time featuring French garage/surf punk band Les Terribles. Really fun, really upbeat tunes. Support by local bands The Instigation, Beat Bandits, and Battle Cattle.
40 RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
STD pres. Eyes Behind @ LOgO STD brings us Parisian rock/punk three-piece Eyes Behind on Saturday. Their music is something like “taut, melancholic songs filled with haunted choirs, thick punk undertones with injections of indie pop.” Sounds interesting. Support by Next Year’s Love and STD DJs.
30RMB // 10pm // LOgO // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)