This week Three Chord Truth brings us the third edition of the BooshKaBaash music festival and Split Works celebrates their 5-year anniversary with five nights of concerts. So much happening, let’s just skip the pleasantries and get right to it.
BooshKaBaash: French Horn Rebellion + RDC @ MAO Kicking of the BooshKaBaash festival this week is synth-pop duo French Horn Rebellion. They were just here in April and I guess they liked us because they’re back and they even have a Douban page! This time around they have support from local indie rock faves Rainbow Danger Club and hip hop/dubstep DJ Heatwolves.
100RMB (includes a beer) // 9pm // 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)
Split Works pres. Iron Mic Shanghai Semifinals @ Shanhai Split Work’s starts off their anniversary celebrations with some MC semifinals at Shanhai. Participants from all over China will compete to make it to the finals in Beijing.
100RMB, 50RMB students // 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)
Split Works pres. Trippple Nippples @ YYT
Tonight Split Works also welcomes back Japanese synth nut jobs Trippple Nippples. Super wacky pop-electronic duo who pride themselves on their frenzied live performances that include anything from liquid latex to rotten spaghetti. Check out their Douban page here.
50RMB // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
BooshKaBaash pres. Soundtoy + Fever Machine + Hell Hounds @ Shanhai Popular Chinese indie/post-rock band Soundtoy from Chengdu carries on Booshfest to Thursday, joined by local punk rockers The Fever Machine and blues act Hellhounds. Buy presale tickets at Smart Shanghai.
90RMB, 70RMB presale // 9pm // Shanhai // 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)
Split Works pres. Eat Alien’s Brain @ YYT As part of Split Works anniversary party AND the fourth installment of Wooozy Sessions, Eat Alien’s Brain from Chengdu plays Yuyintang on Thursday. Not alien brains, mind you. Alien’s brain. Check them out on Douban. It’s upbeat trance-y head-bobbing electronic stuff.
40RMB // 8pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Battle Cattle CD release @ Logo Local ska/post-punk trio Battle Cattle are slipping in their debut album release party amid some pretty ferocious competition for your time. They’re a fairly new band on scene and we hear they put on a fun show. Check them out here. The album is called “Kenny’s Not Dead” and you’ll get a copy with your 30RMB entry. Support by a slew of Beijing bands: Arm Trick, Lowbow, and Cloud Choir.
30RMB // 8:30pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
BooshKaBaash pres. DAS EFX @ Mao Livehouse Spanning all genres this week, BooshKaBaash brings us a night of hip hop, funk and soul on Friday. American hip hop duo of yore DAS EFX will be accompanied by local trumpeter Theo Crocker’s Afrosonic Orchestra. Support by Back to the Golden Age and DJ Creezy. Presale here.
150RMB presale // 9pm // 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)
BooshKaBaash pres. Banana Monkey + Pink Berry @ YYT The Baash’s other event happening on Friday is a set of local Shanghai acts over at Yuyintang. Newly-reunited garage band Banana Monkey, local punk mainstay Pink Berry, and newcomers Rough Diamonds all to play. Presale tickets here.
40RMB presale // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Split Works pres. Chad Valley w/ X is Y @ Live Bar Taking it up Hongkou-side on Friday, Split Works brings us the electro-pop outpourings of UK native Hugo Manuel. Read more about him here. If you can’t make it Friday, you can catch him again at Logo on Saturday. Support by local duo X is Y.
35RMB // 9pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
BooshKaBaash pres. Nova Heart + Super VC @ Muse Mixing Room BooshKaBaash wraps it up with a heavy lineup on Saturday night at MAO Livehosue. Beijing post-rockers Nova Heart, Brit-pop rock band Super VC, The Word, Studio 188, and Friend or Foe. Presale tickets here.
90RMB presale // 9pm // MUSE Mixing Room // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 EXPO Avenue (世博大道1200号, 浦东)
Split Works pres. Chad Valley + Hamacide + Jay Soul @ Logo Chad Valley’s second concert of the week marks the closing party for Split Work’s 5-year anniversary bonanza on Saturday. The solo electronicist will perform with support by Shanghai producers/DJs Hamacide and Jay Soul.
50RMB // 10pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
SUBS @ MAO Beijing punk heavyweights SUBS hit up MAO on Saturday night to jostle for your affections. They’re almost lost in the deluge of gigs this weekend, but on a normal week we’d be psyched and telling you all to go. I’ll leave the decision making up to you. Check them out here.
80RMB, 60RMB presale // 9pm // 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)
Trash a GoGo pres. Low Bow + Scary Magic @ YYT Dead Elvis got held up with visa issues, so this month’s Trash a GoGo will feature Low Bow from Beijing and Scary Magic. Support by Next Year’s Love, The Macaronians, and DJ B.O.
9pm // 50RMB // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Sleep it off…