Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week: Friend or Foe album release concert, HEALTH plays a free show if you can get tickets, Wooozy sessions are back with rock from Wuhan, and local grunge on Single’s Day! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more.
HEALTH @ Shanhai Converse hosts a free concert with LA noise-rock band HEALTH on Thursday in a parking garage near Shanhai Livehouse. Tickets might already be gone for this one, but you can try your luck either on their Chinese website (we can’t really figure out how), or drop by a Converse store (list of outlets here.) If you want tickets you best try to secure them post-haste. Starts 7pm.
Free // 7pm // 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)
Wooozy Session #3 pres. Mini Train Heart @ YYT The third round of Wooozy Sessions brings us Wuhan post-punk band Mini Train Heart (小火车心). Wooozy is something cooked up by Yuyintang and Split Works to bring bands from around China to Shanghai. Check out Mini Train Heart here. Supporty by Next Year’s Love. Conflicting start times online, we’ll go with 9pm.
30RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Illumin8tors “Solar/Lunar – The Legend” Rock Opera @ MAO Come and see the Illumin8tors’ full-scale rock opera “Solar/Lunar – The Legend” production on the big stage at Mao Livehouse. The night will include dance, capoeira and live painting numbers! Rock’n’roll with a narrative. Featuring Jammala african drumming and Upnavala Groove indian-psychedelic fusion band. Learn more about it here. For 40RMB presale tickets, email [email protected]
50RMB, 40RMB presale // 9:30pm // 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)
Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem 6th Birthday @ Shelter We saw these guys for the first time at the Black Rabbit Festival and thought they were pretty sweet, so we’re recommending this show for your Friday night. Reggae group Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem are turning six, and to celebrate they’re hosting a party at Shelter Friday night. They’re bringing in Vibronics from the UK and Echo Ranks. Lots and lots of bass, all night long.
60RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Singles Day Rock Party @ Shanhai Playful Warrior brings us a concert for the lonely hearts on Friday (11/1/2011, China’s Singles Day to rule all Singles Days.) Androsace, Ann, Chaos Mind, and Moon Tyrant will keep you rocking so hard you wont remember what day it is, let alone whether you’re single.
40RMB // 9:30pm // 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)
Friend or Foe “My Claw is Never Limp” album release @ YYT It’s a big night for local loud rock trio Friend or Foe! They are releasing their new album, and there are tons of people from all over the local music scene involved with this thing. The Acid Pony Club mixed it, and they’ll be there as well on Saturday night to celebrate the debut of My Claw is Never Limp. Friend or Foe have been around the scene for a while now, begging local audiences to touch them inappropriately, murdering each other on stage, that kind of thing. You really never know what these guys will come up with next, and you can probably expect things to get appropriately out of hand this weekend. Everybody and their local music mothers will be there. The lineup includes Rainbow Danger Club, Death to Giants, Heatwolves!, and the Acid Pony DJs.
40RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Sandee Chan @ Mixing Room Taiwanese pop start Sandee Chan is in town releasing her new album “I Love You, John”. Tickets are 280RMB, you can buy them here.
280RMB // The Mixing Room // Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 EXPO Avenue (世博大道1200号, 浦东)