Midweek Music Mreview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week: Gender confusion and Assuie rock with East Brunswick All Girls Choir at Logo, Max Tundra brings UK pop electronic to Logo, and a full length rock opera by local performance crew The Illumin8tors. There is plenty going on this week, so read on for details, or check out our calendar for more!
ShuZi @ Yuyintang Folk music coming at you from Chengdu tonight at Yuyintang. A former member of Channel Green (绿色频道), ShuZi is in town promoting his recently-released first ablum “Outside the Milky Way.” Have a listen here. If you can’t catch him tonight, he’ll be at Live House on Thursday.
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Moonsorrow @ MAO What is it with MAO and the metal bands these days? Not that we’re complaining, and if you’ve ever been to a Midi Festival you know there is no shortage of metalheads in China. Anyway, this Thursday MAO hosts Finnish pagan metal band Moonsorrow who play what they call “epic heathen metal” (they don’t want you labeling them “Viking metal”, so keep it straight.) Tickets are 166 presale, call 136 8196 8533 to reserve. 250RMB at the door.
250RMB, 166RMB presale // 8pm // 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)
East Brunswick All Girls Choir @ Logo The Australian band East Brunswick All Girls Choir comes back to China after hanging out in Berlin for a while, and they’ll be playing Logo with Next Year’s Love and Xiao Zhong (of Pairs) for support. They have a Douban page, they’re all dudes, and they aren’t from Brunswick. It’s going to set you back a full 10RMB to get in, so flip over the sofa cushions and start digging because they are promising an absolute trainwreck of a show.
10RMB // 9pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
Toninho Horta @ Brown Sugar One of Brazil’s legendary guitarists makes his way to Shanghai for a performance at Brown Sugar, so put on your dance shoes and join the samba party! Present will be a live Brazilian samba band, a full horn section, and professional samba dancers. Make your way out to Brown Sugar to see the Bossa Nova guitar Legend!
120RMB // 9:30pm // Brown Sugar // Building 15 Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu (太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路)
Trash A Go Go pres. The Fadeaways @ Yuyintang Our favorite monthly garage punk live party hits Yuyintang once again – this time they’re featuring Japanese garage punk band The Fadeaways, with support by local bands The Illumin8tors (who will be playing selections from their rock opera) and Macaronians.
40RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Max Tundra @ Logo We are really excited about this show, and haven’t had this strong an incentive to make it over to Logo for a while now. Mulit-instrumental musician/singer/producer Max Tundra comes from the UK, does pop electronic stuff with his laptop that earned him rave reviews by the likes of Pitchfork, and has three albums under his belt (along with plenty of other stuff, including remixes of Prince and the theme to the Rockford Files.) Lots of catchy synth and keyboard. Earlier this year he toured for a month with Girl Talk, and now he’s coming to Shanghai! Check out Jake Newby’s interview with him at Time Out. Here’s his Myspace. Support by Boys Climbing Ropes and Duck Fight Goose. After party with DJs Desert Fuck Eagle, Sacco, Dave Van Buuren and Bill Aioki.
50RMB // 10pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
The Illumin8tors @ Logo Music/dance/visual arts collective The Illumin8tors will present their original full-length, full-scale rock opera entitled “Solar/Lunar – The Legend” this Sunday. The people behind The Illumin8tors are a veritable tour of the local music scene – collectively they’ve played in like 6 different bands around the city at one time or another. This is the first full-scale (or Logo-scale) production of their rock opera, and it should be epic. It’s all going down at Logo on Sunday, October 23. Featuring the Indian-psychedelic fusion band Upnavala Groove.
FREE // 9:30pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
Deep Green Sea @ Shanhai Shanghai hosts Chongqing indie-pop band Deep Green Sea. They’ll be playing a mix of dreamy trip rock and indie pop from their album “Deep”. As far as indie pop goes in China, we quite like what we hear from their Douban page.
40RMB // 9pm // 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)