We are very excited for this month’s round of Trash A Go-Go, as they are playing host to the recent Rock Naadam tour, featuring acts from around Mongolia and Shanghai! We also have James Blunt on Sunday, and don’t forget! Even though they aren’t “live music” we’ll go ahead and give a shout out to the Antidote birthday bash happening tomorrow (Thursday) night at C’s. Read on for details, or check out our calendar for more!
Mongolia Rock Acoustic Night @ Anar The Mongolian contingent from this coming Saturday night’s Rock Naadam concert, The Lemons and A-Sound, stop by Anar first for a free acoustic gig!
Free // 9pm // Anar // 129 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路129号, 近法华镇路)
Alec Haavik Friction Alliance @ JZ Club “Outrageous” saxophonist Alec Haavik returns to JZ Club for one night only with his newest incarnation, the Friction Alliance. The trio features Alec, along with Mauritius natives Jhonny Joseph on drums and Fred Grenade on bass.
// 9pm // JZ Club // 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路46号, 近永福路)
Summer Screaming @ Yuyintang If screaming is your thing, hop on over to Yuyintang’s hardcore event this week, which will feature bands like Broken Promises, From The Red, Nanjing’s Murder Party, and Dragon Pizza. Mosh away!
50RMB // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, (near Yan’an Xilu) 凯旋路851号
Angree Yung Robotz feat. Verbal + Yulia @ The Shelter Hailing from the land of the rising sun (and sushi), Angree Yung Robotz is a live performance group to watch out for!! Expect some quality hip hop and more from this exciting group!
120RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Rock Naadam @ MAO Rock Nadaam is a very cool project combining talent from Mongolia and Shanghai in a kind of music and cultural exchange rock-a-thon. The crew has finished touring Mongolia, and are joining with Trash A Go-Go’s Beat Bandits for an a pretty big one at MAO Livehouse this Saturday. The performances will be accompanied by the unveiling of a documentary (first cuts, anyway) about the Mongolia trip. Here’s the line-up: Lemons and A-Sound from Mongolia, Boys Climbing Ropes, Moon Tyrant, The Horde, The Beat Bandits and DJ B.O from Shanghai. Don’t miss this one!
80RMB, 50RMB presale // 9pm // 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)
YK Performing Live (Iron Mic 10th Anniversary) @ D10 Departure Lounge Hip hop newcomer Young Kin (YK) has worked with some industry greats like Jay Chou, Will Pan and many more! Dubbed one of the hottest live shows of the year, it’s a first come first serve basis so if you’re interested, get their early or RSVP! Doors open at 8pm. RSVP for table reservations at: thedeparturegro[email protected]m.
9pm // D10 Departure Lounge // 158 Julu Lu, Near Ruijin Lu, Basement of Datong Mill (巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路, 大同坊B1楼)
James Blunt @ Mercedes-Benz Arena James Blunt returns to Shanghai on a tour that will also include Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing and Guangzhou, among other cities. Traveling around promoting his third studio album, no less! Cheap seats are sold out, but as of today plenty of the 480RMB and up ones are left over at Smart Shanghai. Regardless of whether you thought the world, like you, had left him behind with your Grey’s Anatomy DVDs and LiveStrong wristbands on the beer-stained floors of their college apartments, he’s still here, he’s still British, and he still croons.
280RMB to 1280RMB // 7:30pm // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 EXPO Avenue, Pudong (世博大道1200号 浦东)