How about this weather? Perfect excuse to get out of the house and hear some tunes. Live Bar is turning six years old this week and to celebrate they are inviting us all to a free concert! And if you want even more local rock, Trash A GoGo is at it again with Duck Fight Goose playing at Yuyintang Saturday. Then there’s some psychadelic rock from Macau, and MAO gets its metal on with To Die For from Finland. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
The Walrus @ YYT Huh, these guys sound interesting. The Walrus (or are they called Fake Plastic Nino? their douban is confusing) have a very cool lo-fi sound, and they are obviously influenced by their namesake (The Beatles). If you have nothing else going Thursday, this concert is free! Have a listen here.
FREE // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Trash Sauces: Local Rock Show @ Yuyintang It’s time again for Trash A GoGO, our favorite local garage punk smash up. And it’s a big one this week! Duck Fight Goose to play, along with Battle Cattle, new guys The Phantom, and as always, The Beat Bandits. DJ B.O spinning to keep things going.
35RMB// 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Rock & Roll BLESS THE LIFE @ Live Bar Local post-rock group Da Bei has organized a charity concert this Friday to raise money for a family member of another local band, Xincun. The mother of Xincun’s vocalist, surnamed Zhou, is suffering from terminal cancer and they are trying to raise money for her exorbitant medical expenses. All entry fees will be donated thusly. Support local rockers supporting a good cause! Lineup for the night will also include local metal group Broken Promises, pop-rockers Sen Lin Mu, and folk artist Bai Yu.
50RMB // 8pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Live Bar turns six! @ Live Bar Live Bar is turning six years old this weekend, and they’re throwing a free concert to celebrate! Five local bands on the docket: Androsace (rock), Da Bei (post-rock), Prank (metal), A4 (metal), and Runaway Snail (暴走蜗牛) (rock). Did we mention it’s free? So you can spend that money on cab fare to get there. You guys wouldn’t make a six-year-old spend their birthday alone, would you?
FREE // 9pm // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Why Oceans @ YYT Psychedelic/atmospheric rock from Macau! We like the sound of that. They’ve been around since 2005, but are only now releasing their debut album, and touring China to celebrate! If you like Explosions in the Sky, you’ll probably like these guys. Support by Plastic Chocolate and New Vector.
50RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Crystal Chamber Music: Simply Quartet @ Glamour Bar For all you chamber music lovers our there, Glamour Bar, as always, has you covered. This week they feature Simply Quartet, who will be playing Bela Bartok: String Quartet no.3 1926 and R. Schumann: String Quartet in A minor op 41/1. 75RMB gets you in the door and gets you one drink. Only 20RMB for students, so don’t forget your ID!
75RMB including one drink, 20RMB students // 4pm// Glamour Bar // Five on the Bund, 6/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号6楼, 近中山东一路)
To Die For @ MAO Gothic metal from Finland! If you don’t know anything about metal, you can rest assured Finland will teach you. They are not, as their event listings suggest, the most famous metal band from Finland, but they ARE the most famous metal band from Finland touring China right now! Check them out here. Support by VIC Anselmo and Zero One.
240RMB, 180RMB presale // 7:30pm // 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)