Midweek music preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week: Paperdoll, Arcane Saints, Beijing Beatles, Da Bang, Asia Metal Festival, Island Mood, Zangnan and The Walrus!
Paperdoll @ Yuyintang One of New York’s premierr dance-pop outfits is returning to Shanghai this week. They wowed crowds at Expo last year and are hoping for a repeat performance tonight at Yuyintang. Read our interview with lead singer Teresa Lee here. You can also check them out on Douban and Weibo! Support by 16 Minutes.
50RMB // 8pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Arcane Saints @ Shanhai “Real Aussie rock” on a China tour! Arcane Saints are a grunge/pop/rock (according to their myspace) band that hails from Melbourne and they’re playing Shanghai’s newest venue tonight! Part of a big push for China-Aussie rock exchange happening right now. Support by Androsace.
40RMB // 9pm // Shanhai // 1/F, Bldg 7, 477 Aomen Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu (澳门路477号中华1912文化创意产业园7号楼1层, 近陕西北路)
The Beijing Beatles @ The Camel Camel hosts a Beatles cover band on Thursday night for any of you who want to come together in a Shanghai sports bar. Entry is free!
Free // 9pm // The Camel // 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu (岳阳路1号, 近东平路)
Da Bang album release show @ Yuyintang Synth rockers out of Beijing are releasing their new album “Bone Hug” on Friday, so head over to Yuyintang for a night of dance rock with support by X is Y and Cassette.
60RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Asia Metal Festival @ MAO Livehouse If you think you can handle it, MAO is throwing an entire day-long metal fest on Saturday. From 2pm to midnight you can catch 12 metal bands from China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. Lineup includes Clandestined (Japan, 2pm), Fearless (Shanghai, 3:40pm), and Sigh (Japan, 11:10pm.)
160RMB // 2pm to midnight // 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)
Island Mood EP release @ Yuyintang Coming at you from Xi’an, Island Mood started back in 2007 and have their roots in retro rock and roll and British rock. They’re releasing their self-titled EP this week at Yuyintang on their first national tour.
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Free local show! @ Live Bar Zangnan Recordings presents a free show of local (and Beijing) rock up at Live Bar this Saturday. X is Y, Cassette, and the Song Dynasty all to play.
Free // 9pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Standing on the Shoulders of Oasis @ Live Bar The Walrus plays an Oasis tribute concert. So this Sunday is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to Oasis.
30RMB // 9pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)