That’s right! You can win absolutely FREE tickets to hear a once proud mainstay of the Shanghai music scene. Georgia Sam Blues Band is back after five years and they are heading over to Yuyintang this weekend for a night of rock, blues, and Americana.
For free tickets, all you have to do is be among the first FIVE people to email [email protected] with “Georgia Sam Blues Band on Shanghaiist” in the subject line. One person per email please!
Shanghaiist caught GSBB (can we call you GSBB?) a few times way back in 2006 and liked what we heard. You can listen to some live recordings of their old shows on their website and reminisce over old Shanghai venues like Tang Hui.
Swing Night feat. Shawn Dong @ 288 Melting Pot Since it’s a bit slow this week, we’d like to highlight some of the music events happening weekly! Every Thursday night, Melting Pot hosts a swing night with singer Shawn Dong, who some might recognize from Hangzhou teevee! She’ll be singing and swinging from 10pm till late.
No cover // 10pm // 288 Melting Pot // Tianzifang, 288 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu (田子坊泰康路288号， 近思南路)
Dizzy Bordo Zsil de Horve @ Anar Another weekly event happening on Thursdays features something for those of you who are looking to chill out for a bit with a cocktail and some live music. Dizzy Bordo on vocals with drums and bass for backup does a softer singer-songwriter thing at Anar every week. You can never go wrong with Xingfu Lu and some live music.
No cover // 9:30pm // Anar // 129 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路129号, 近法华镇路)
Moon Tyrant, Fearless, and Loudspeaker @ YYT Having just completed the Rock Naadam 2011 tour, Moon Tyrant is back and ready for their first YYT gig this season! Support by Loudspeaker and Fearless. Music is loud, music is metal.
25RMB // Doors at 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Peter Hook @ Shelter Yep, I know it’s not live music, but believe me when I tell you that besides a few choice shows, this week is dead as a door nail. So instead, we’ll recommend you go catch the bassist from Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook, playing a DJ set at Shelter! Support by R3, Luxx, Lin Feng, and Dave Van Buuren.
100RMB // 10pm // Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Georgia Sam Blues Band @ YYT The Georgia Sam Blues Band has returned after five years for a special night with special guests – Noukilla will be there warming up for their spot at JZ Fest on October 15. World, African, reggae, that kind of thing. Hassan of Weghur will also be there, as will DJ Sal and DJ Boobadil of the Shanghai Yard Sound System to bump dance hall, reggae and dub step from the decks. It’s all the makings of a great night!
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
“Hollywood Movies Music Concert” @ Concert Hall of Shanghai Oriental Art Center Shanghai ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is playing a discount concert celebrating famous Hollywood scores! Selections to include Schindler’s List, The Red Violin, and Chronicles of Narnia, as well as other “popular chamber music” pieces. But it’s an early one! Concert kicks off at 10am. Tickets are 30-80 yuan, you can call 6217-2426 or 6217-3055 to book.
30 to 80RMB // 10am // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)
The Spondees @ Anar The Spondees do a blend of rock, jazz, and whatever urge takes hold of them. They play an eclectic collection of well-loved covers (Beatles to Pink Floyd to folk) as well as stuff penned by their own lead singer/guitarist. And best of all, they do it for free! Catch them at Anar this Saturday.
FREE // 10pm // Anar // 129 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路129号, 近法华镇路)